Ordos: China PR booked their place in the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 Finals as the East Zone's Group A winners after beating Chinese Taipei 8-2 on Thursday.
China registered a perfect record of three wins as they sealed their 13th appearance in the Finals, while the defeat for Chinese Taipei meant more heartbreak as Mongolia edged them for the runners-up spot on goal difference.
Mongolia will face Korea Republic in the play-off match on Saturday to determine the East Zone's final ticket to Turkmenistan next February.
Qualifiers - Group B: Japan edge Korea Republic for Finals spot
Ordos: Japan overcame a resilient Korea Republic side with a 4-2 victory to seal their place in the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 Finals after finishing top of Group B of the East Zone Qualifiers.
Japan will be making their 16th appearance in the Finals, while Korea Republic will need to play the Group A runners-up, to be decided later on Thursday, in a play-off match, with the winners securing their ticket to Turkmenistan 2020 next February.
Qualifiers - Group B: IR Iran too strong for Kyrgyz Republic
Urmiya: Islamic Republic of Iran completed their AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 Qualifiers for the South & Central Zones as group winners after an impressive 8-3 win over Kyrgyz Republic at the Ghadir Hall on Friday.
Mahdi Javid starred with a hat-trick, while Mahdi Karimi scored twice in an entertaining battle between two already-qualified teams, with nine of the 11 goals coming in an action-packed first half.
Qualifiers - Group A: Uzbekistan dazzle to finish top, Afghanistan sign off with win
Urmiya: Uzbekistan produced a stunning display to finish top, while Afghanistan’s campaign finished on a high note as the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 Qualifiers Group A concluded at Ghadir Hall on Friday.
With their place in the Finals secured 24 hours prior, Uzbekistan produced a superb performance to comprehensively beat fellow qualifiers Tajikistan 9-3, while Afghanistan salvaged some pride with a parting 6-2 win over Nepal.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 qualifying campaign kicks off on Wednesday, with 15 places in the Finals up for grabs.
The Qualifiers are divided into four zones, with the West Zone kicking off the action on Wednesday, before the 2019 AFF Futsal Championship, which will serve as qualification for the ASEAN Zone, starts on October 21.
The East Zone hopefuls will begin their campaign the next day, while the Central & South Zone commences on October 23. A total 31 teams will be bidding to qualify.