Mirjajili dedicates phenomenal win to Iranian fans
Pattaya: Goalkeeper Seyedmahdi Mirjajili dedicated Islamic Republic’s 10-0 AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final win against Bahrain on Wednesday to the team's fans.
The emphatic win not only took Iran to the semi-finals but also confirmed their place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2023.
The continent has three berths available but with United Arab Emirates - who face either Japan or Kuwait in Saturday's semi-finals - having also advanced, the Central Asians are assured of their spot in the global showpiece.
Pattaya: Familiarity will be the key when Oman and China PR meet in their AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final at the Jomtien Beach Arena on Thursday.
The West Asians, champions in 2015, finished unbeaten to top Group D while twice-semi-finalists China PR advanced as the Group C runners-up, winning two matches but losing 6-1 to defending champions Japan.
Pattaya: Kuwait head coach Ahmed Abdelrazek wants his team to show resilience when they face defending champions Japan in their AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final on Thursday.
Kuwait, having never reached the quarter-finals in three previous attempts, come head to head against a formidable Japanese side who are aiming to win a record extending fourth AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup title.
Hopefuls set for crucial friendlies ahead of Qatar 2023 draw
Kuala Lumpur: Several AFC Asian Cup™ Qatar 2023 hopefuls will be busy over the coming days as the countdown begins for the continental showpiece with a series of friendlies.
Most of the 24 teams who have qualified for Qatar 2023 will be in action with their results set to impact their next FIFA World Ranking, which will determine the seedings for the AFC Asian Cup draw in May.
Tashkent: After three weeks of non-stop action, it was the hosts Uzbekistan who were crowned AFC U20 Asian Cup™ champions following a narrow 1-0 victory over Iraq in the final at Bunyodkor Stadium on Saturday.
The victory capped an unbeaten campaign for the Central Asians as they also progressed to May’s FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia for what will be their fifth appearance at the global showpiece.
As the dust settles on a hugely successful continental competition in the Central Asian nation, the-AFC.com highlights some of the numbers that stood out from Uzbekistan 2023.
Tashkent: The AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 drew to a conclusion with hosts Uzbekistan clinching their maiden title on home soil after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Iraq in Saturday's final at Bunyodkor Stadium.
A total of 69 goals were scored in 31 matches across the cities of Tashkent and Fergana, at a ratio of 2.23 per match. the-AFC.com has selected eight of the finest goals from the tournament and asks you, the fans, to vote for your favourite at the foot of the article.