Pathum Thani: Yemen booked their place in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-finals after edging Laos 2-1 on Sunday for their second win on the trot.
The West Asian side's passage to the knockout stage - for just the second time in the tournament's history - was confirmed after Thailand defeated Malaysia 3-0 in the group's late match, with the two teams to face off on Wednesday to decide the group winners.
Bangkok: Confidence is high in the Islamic Republic of Iran camp as they prepare to play Qatar on Monday in their second AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 Group B match.
The Central Asians swept to an impressive 6-1 win against Afghanistan on Friday and head coach Hossein Abdi wants his players to ride on the momentum and positive mindset that resulted from the performance.
Pathum Thani: Afghanistan are bracing for another tough test when they face Korea Republic on Matchday Two of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 on Monday.
Afghanistan suffered an early setback in their Group B campaign when they fell to a 6-1 defeat against 2008 champions Islamic Republic of Iran and need a result against Korea Republic to stay in the competition.
With Korea Republic also impressing in their 6-1 win over Qatar, head coach Yosuf Mohandis Zada said his side must not repeat their mistakes.
Chonburi: Saudi Arabia are looking to possibly book their place in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 knockout stage while Tajikistan will be gunning for their first win when the two sides clash in Group C on Monday.
Two-time champions Saudi Arabia overcame Australia 2-0 on Friday at the Chonburi Uta Stadium while Tajikistan came from behind to hold China PR 1-1.
While it will be their first competitive meeting, the two sides played a friendly several months ago.
Chonburi: China PR and Australia will be on the hunt for their first Group C win at the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 on Monday after both came up short in their opening matches.
China PR, champions in 1992 and 2004, drew 1-1 with Tajikistan on Friday while three-time semi-finalists Australia lost 2-0 to Saudi Arabia.
The two teams have met twice previously in the tournament, in 2008 and 2014, when it was contested as the AFC U16 Championship. Australia emerged victorious in both encounters, winning 3-1 and 3-0 respectively.
India’s resilience against Vietnam satisfies Fernandes
Bangkok: Head coach Bibiano Fernandes hailed his team’s efforts as India came from behind to finish their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 Group D match against Vietnam with a 1-1 draw.
Despite being in control for much of the first half, India ended up conceding just before the break and continued to trail until Malenmgamba Thokchom’s 69th minute strike earned the Blue Colts a point.
Bangkok: Amirbek Saidov was happy with the shared points following Uzbekistan’s 1-1 draw with Japan in their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 Group D opener on Saturday.
With the score at 1-0 and the match seemingly headed towards a Japanese victory, Uzbekistan turned the tables with a brilliant move as Ollobergan Karimov's skillful touch found Saidov, who showed impressive composure to slot home in the 83rd minute.
Doha: After leading the Islamic Republic of Iran at three consecutive FIFA World Cup tournaments, Carlos Queiroz is now focused on helping Qatar defend their AFC Asian Cup ™ title and guiding the Gulf state through to the Finals of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. He talks to the-AFC.com about his new role and his plans for the future.
With a resume like that possessed by Carlos Queiroz it would be tempting to relax a little and wind down towards retirement. But as the Portuguese coach approaches half a century in the game, ambition still burns bright as he settles into his latest job with a renewed sense of purpose.
The former Real Madrid and Portugal head coach, who has worked in the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Japan in a globe-trotting career that included two spells as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United, celebrated his 70th birthday in March, soon after signing on to replace Felix Sanchez at the helm of the Qatar national team.