Kuala Lumpur: Hajime Moriyasu may have described Group D as extremely tough but the Japanese tactician will be confident of his team's AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ chances.
Denied a fifth title by a brilliant Qatar in the 2019 edition, Japan will enter the upcoming Finals boosted by a strong performance at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, where they came agonisingly close to a first ever quarter-final appearance.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach Jesus Casas said it will be difficult but not impossible for Iraq to navigate Group D of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™, with four-time champions Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam their opponents.
Having overcome tremendous odds to emerge champions in 2007, Iraq's best achievement since then was a semi-final appearance in 2015 but the West Asian side look in good shape to challenge for the Qatar 2023 title.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach Shin Tae-yong believes Indonesia have a decent chance of advancing to the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 despite being drawn in a tough Group D.
Shin's confidence stems from his side's ability to advance to the Finals from a difficult qualifying campaign, with Indonesia producing their best in the third round to join the continent's best in Qatar 2023.
Kuala Lumpur: China PR will be seeking to lift the AFC Asian Cup title after twice having finished as runners-up.
Head coach Aleksandar Jankovic, despite admitting that his team will not have it easy, said China PR will leave no stone unturned in preparing for the tournament with hosts Qatar, Tajikistan and Lebanon awaiting them in Group A.
Kuala Lumpur: Bahrain are optimistic of their knockout stage chances after being drawn in Group E of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™.
Assistant coach Ahmed Alamrei described the draw as balanced, expressing confidence that Bahrain had every chance of advancing to the Round of 16 from a group that also consists former winners Korea Republic, Malaysia and Jordan.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ will see 24 teams biddinng to lift the coveted trophy, with seven former champions also in the fray. As the countdown continues, we kick off our series on the cast by taking a look at Australia.
Champions in 2015, Australia will begin their Group B campaign against India on January 13 with head coach Graham Arnold, in charge for a second successive AFC Asian Cup, said Australia will enter the tournament with the expectation of lifting the coveted trophy again.