Group I: Must CPK (Mac) 0-1 Taichung Futuro FC (TPE)
Macau: Chinese Taipei’s Taichung Futuro registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Must CPK of Macau to begin their AFC Cup™ 2023/24 campaign in Group I on a winning note at Macau Olympic Stadium on Thursday.
In a battle between two sides making their first appearance in the group stage, an own goal from CPK’s Portuguese-born defender Filipe Duarte in the second minute proved to be the difference and handed Taichung a dream debut in the tournament.
Wuhan: Head coach Takahata Tsutomu praised his Wuhan Three Towns players despite the Chinese Super League side being forced to settle for a draw by a late Urawa Red Diamonds equaliser in their AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 Group J tie on Wednesday.
Wuhan looked set to mark their continental debut with a famous win after goals by Zhang Xiaobin and Davidson had given the reigning Chinese champions a 2-1 lead with the match in stoppage time.
Substitute Jose Kante, however, salvaged a point for defending champions Urawa of Japan in the fourth minute of added time.
Qualifiers Round 2 - Group A: Korea Republic, Thailand advance to Finals
Buriram: Korea Republic and Thailand booked their places in the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Finals with a match to spare on Thursday.
Korea Republic defeated Islamic Republic of Iran 8-0 while Thailand beat India 4-0 with the two to meet on Saturday to decide the Qualifiers Group A winners.
They join the three highest-seeded sides from the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 – current holders Japan, DPR Korea and China PR - and hosts Indonesia in the Finals with two more teams to be decided from Group B which is being played in Hanoi.