GFA set to host Round 2 of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Women’s Competition

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PRESS RELEASE

About a week from today, Guam Football Association will be set to host
Round 2 of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Women’s Competition, the
highest level women’s football competition Guam has ever hosted to
date. In previous editions, Guam had been selected to host Round 1 of
the tournament, and this year, we were selected for the second round.

Some of East Asia’s top women’s teams will be competing:

1) China PR
• Qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (one of five teams from Asia)
• Second place, 2018 Asian Games Women’s Football Tournament
• Third place, 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Championship Round
• On the roster: Wang Shanshan (Golden Boot, 2018 Asian Games Women’s
Football Tournament) & Li Ying (Golden Boot, 2018 AFC Women’s Asian
Cup Championship Round)

2) Chinese Taipei
• Fourth place, 2018 Asian Games Women’s Football Tournament
• Qualified, second round of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football
Qualifiers, undefeated in four matches
• Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Group A Champions (33 goals scored in
four matches, 0 goals allowed)

3) Hong Kong
• Qualified, second round of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football
Qualifiers, undefeated in two matches
• Second place, Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Group B (5 goals scored in
two matches, 1 goal allowed)

4) Mongolia
• Champions, EAFF E-1 Football Championship Women’s Competition Round
1, undefeated in three matches
• First-time appearance in EAFF competition and first-time appearance
in Round 2 of the region’s flagship tournament

In addition to the teams, visiting officials have World Cup/Women’s
Asian Cup experience among other tournaments:

Referee Assessor, Sachiko Yamagishi from Japan: 2015 FIFA Women’s
World Cup Referee, five-time AFC Referee of the Year
Referee: Fusako Kajiyama from Japan: 2012 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup
Referee, 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Referee
Assistant Referee: Maiko Hagio from Japan: 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World
Cup Assistant Referee, 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Championship Round
Assistant Referee
Assistant Referee: Rohaidah Nasir from Singapore: 2012 FIFA U20
Women’s World Cup Assistant Referee, 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Championship Round Assistant Referee

Matches may also feature Guam’s two FIFA Assistant Referees, Shawn
Spindel and Kyle Legozzie, in what could be their first-ever
international appointments.

Additionally, one FIFA referee and one FIFA assistant referee from the
United States, Karen Abt and Brooke Mayo, respectively, have been
appointed to this tournament.