Group B: IR Iran seal quarter-final place in style
Pathum Thani: They only needed to avoid defeat in order to progress to the next round, but Islamic Republic of Iran made a statement of intent by defeating Korea Republic on Thursday.
A 2-0 win at the Pathum Thani Stadium in their final Group B match saw the Central Asians seal qualification for the quarter finals of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023, bumping the already-through Koreans down to second place.
Osmera: Development of Malaysian players will continue
Pathum Thailand: Malaysia’s run in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 may have come to an end but head coach Osmera Omaro is determined that his players continue to develop as they prepare to take the next step in their budding careers.
A brace by Dainei Mat Disa saw Malaysia come from behind to defeat Laos 2-1 in their final Group A tie at the Thammasat Stadium on Wednesday as they finished third on three points.
Kuala Lumpur: Defending champions Japan will begin their bid to defend their AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ title in Group H of the 2024 Qualifiers while Islamic Republic of Iran's aim for a 13th crown will start in Group C.
A total 31 teams were drawn into eight groups with the eight group winners and seven best second-placed teams among all groups qualifying for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ 2024.
These 15 teams will join the Host Member Association (MA), to be determined at a later stage and who will receive automatic qualification, to form the final cast at the tournament.
Seoul: Korea Republic coach Jurgen Klinsmann is confident he can reverse his team’s disappointing form after the German tactician saw his team fail to win any of his first four games since taking over from Paulo Bento in February.
The former United States coach has overseen losses against Uruguay and Peru along with draws in meetings with Colombia and El Salvador since taking over from his Portuguese predecessor, who led the Koreans to the last 16 at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.