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Qualifiers - Group F: Tajikistan set up decider with Uzbekistan

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Tajikistan-India - AFC U23 qualifiers

Tashkent: Tajikistan boosted their hopes and ended India's after scoring a 2-0 win in their AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers Group F match at the Pakhtakor Central Stadium on Sunday.

Tajikistan join Uzbekistan at the top of the standings with a win each, while India ended their qualifying campaign without a point.

Tajikistan will face defending champions Uzbekistan on Tuesday to decide the group winners.

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Tajikistan took time to settle against their opponents, opening their account at the half hour mark through Daler Yodgorov as they took a 1-0 lead into the break.

India, who lost 3-0 to Uzbekistan on Matchday One, found the equaliser elusive in the second half and Sharafjhon Solehov ended their campaign with his effort in the 85th minute as Tajikistan moved to within a win of sealing an automatic berth in next January's Finals.

Photo: All India Football Federation

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