Dushanbe: Uzbekistan needed a late winner from Maftuna Shoyimova to defeat Islamic Republic of Iran 1-0 in the CAFA Women’s Championship Tajikistan 2022 decider at the Republican Central Stadium on Wednesday.
Kyrgyz Republic finished third after claiming a 1-0 win against hosts Tajikistan.
Dushanbe: The CAFA Women’s Championship Tajikistan 2022 will go down to the wire after Uzbekistan and Islamic Republic of Iran both extended their unbeaten streaks at the Republican Central Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams have recorded three wins from as many matches with Uzbekistan scoring seven past Kyrgyz Republic, while Iran defeated newcomers Turkmenistan 4-0, setting up a winner-takes all clash on Wednesday.
Uzbekistan have a nine-goal advantage over Iran with Turkmenistan third on two points.
Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are both tied on one point each. They remain fourth and fifth respectively but will have a chance to improve their position when they meet in their final fixture.
Bishkek: FC Khujand head coach Rustam Khodzhaev heaped praise on his players for making history after qualifying to the AFC Cup 2022™ Central Zonal Final for the first time following their 0-0 draw with FC Dordoi on Thursday.
Khodzhaev’s team only needed a draw to advance and they executed the game plan to near perfection as they defended as a unit and threatened on the counter-attacks against a desperate Dordoi, who needed to win by two goals to qualify.
PFC Neftchi, FC CSKA confident of progress after AFC Cup adventure
Dushanbe: Head coach Nurbek Zholdoshov believes his PFC Neftchi side have garnered valuable experience after their first-ever AFC Cup™ campaign.
After two defeats in Group E, Nefchi were hoping to close out their debut with a win against FC CSKA, but despite dominating possession and recording 11 shots in total, a goal eluded them as they settled for a 0-0 draw at the Republican Central Stadium on Thursday.