Pathum Thani: Korea Republic’s Yoon Do-young and Uzbekistan’s Lazizbek Mirzaev have both signalled their determination to settle for nothing less than the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 title ahead of Thursday’s enticing semi-final clash.
Yoon, who has scored four goals in as many games, is currently tied at the top with teammate Kim Myung-Jun in the race to be the competition’s topscorer. However, the Korean striker, a team player through and through, refused to pay any heed to personal glory.
Pathum Thani: There was mutual respect but Islamic Republic of Iran's Amirmohammad Razaghinia and Japan's Kohei Mochizuki are determined to power their respective sides into the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 final.
The two sides square off at the Thammasat Stadium on Thursday and both said having qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 will not mean reduced focus in the semi-final.
Bangkok: Three months ago, Muhammadyusuf Sobirov watched on from the stands of the Milliy Stadium in Tashkent as goalkeeper Otabek Boymurodov helped Uzbekistan qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 on route to ultimate glory at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023.
On Monday, he played a starring role as Uzbekistan defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 to seal a place in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
Pathum Thani: Yutaka Michiwaki has his eyes set on becoming the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 top scorer after striking once in Japan’s 3-1 win over Australia in the quarter-finals on Monday.
Gaku Nawata and Michiwaki gave Japan a two-goal cushion going into the break before Nestory Irankunda pulled one back for Australia but substitute Rento Takaoka put the game beyond reach with a sublime goal with less than 15 minutes to play.