Tashkent: The AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ kicks off in just over a week's time with the next generation of Asian stars to assemble in Tashkent and Qarshi.
The tournament has been the stepping stone for a number of talented players, with the likes of Vietnam’s Nguyen Quang Hai, Qatar star Almoez Ali and Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Yakhshiboev all bursting into the limelight in the AFC U23 Asian Cup.
Uzbekistan 2022 will be the fifth edition of the Continental showpiece and as we gear up for top quality action on June 1-19, join the-AFC.com as we take a trip down memory lane and look at the Most Valuable Player winners from the previous championships.
Kuala Lumpur: The fifth edition of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ is set to kick off in Uzbekistan on June 1 as 16 teams from across the continent converge on Tashkent and Qarshi with some of the hottest prospects in Asian football set to be on show.
Stars such as Takumi Minamino, Alireza Beiranvand, Hwang Hee-chan, Chanathip Songkrasin and Almoez Ali are among the big names to have featured in a competition that has delivered numerous magical moments over the years.
To whet the appetite ahead of one of the Asian Football Confederation’s showpiece tournaments, we look back at the previous editions of the AFC U23 Asian Cup.
VAR set for AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ and AFC Champions League 2022™ Knockout Stage
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ will utilise the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in all 32 matches for the second straight edition when the showpiece takes place from June 1 to 19.
The AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020™ successfully implemented the VAR in all matches and it will continue to be adopted in four venues in Uzbekistan, the first time the tournament is staged in Central Asia.
Sydney: Football Australia has announced that Barcelona 1992 Olympian, Tony Vidmar, will lead Australia’s U23 men’s national football team, the Olyroos, in their bid to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Vidmar, who is a current member of Graham Arnold’s coaching staff with the Socceroos, will take charge of the Australia U23 programme following the conclusion of Australia’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ campaign this year, with Trevor Morgan – who has been extensively involved with the group over the past 12 months – set to guide the side at the upcoming AFC U23 Asian Cup™ in Uzbekistan.