Altawail: First win was a special moment with Kuwait fans
Kuwait City: Player of the match Abdulrahman Altawail admitted that the sound of the referee’s whistle at the start of Tuesday’s AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 Group A encounter against Oman reduced him to tears.
Kuwait, who were making their first appearance in the competition since their fourth place finish in 2014, marked their return with a 7-2 win over newcomers Oman in front of their fans at Saad Al Abdullah Hall.
Kuwait City: Head coach Marcelino da Silva was immensely impressed with his Bahrain side’s fighting spirit despite falling to a 4-3 defeat against Tajikistan in their AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 Group B opener on Tuesday.
After the first half ended 1-1, Tajikistan came out firing on all cylinders to score three more with Bahrain's fightback coming too late.
Jetsada credits collective effort for Thailand victory, Alsharieh optimistic Iraq will bounce back
Kuwait City: Thailand’s Jetsada Chudech paid tribute to his team following a thrilling 3-2 win over Iraq in their AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 Group A opener at the Saad Al Abdullah Hall on Wednesday.
Tareq Zeyad and Mustafa Ihsan gave Iraq a two-goal cushion going into the break before Thailand produced a remarkable fightback with Worasak Srirangpirot, Sarawut Phalaphruek and Jetsada scoring to claim the three points.
We did everything our coach told us to do, says Uzbekistan’s Rakhmatov
Kuwait City: Uzbekistan’s impressive win over Turkmenistan in their opening AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 Group B tie was a result of following head coach Bakhodir Akhmedov’s instructions to the tee, said Dilshod Rakhmatov.
Rakhmatov was among six players to find the back of the net as Uzbekistan emerged 8-0 winners to top Group B at the end of Matchday One, with the 33-year-old’s playmaking ability seeing him named the match MVP.