Bangkok: Group D’s opening match of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023, promises to be a grand spectacle as former champions Japan and Uzbekistan will lock horns at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on Saturday.
For Japan, it is an opportunity to retain the title they won in 2018, when the contest was known as the AFC U16 Championship, while for Uzbekistan, it is a chance to redeem themselves after missing out on the last edition of the tournament.
Pipob pleased with Thailand comeback in opening win
Pathum Thani: It seemed like it just would not be Thailand's night as the clock ticked down in added time on Thursday in their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 Group A opener against Laos.
Phongsakorn Sangkasopha crashed a shot off the post in the 92nd minute, which summed up the hosts' luck up till then at the Pathum Thani Stadium, with the score appearing destined to stay at 1-1.
But just three minutes later, a composed passing move was finished off by Chanothai Kongmeng to see Thailand take all three points after they had knocked on the Laotian door all through the second half.
AFC U17 Asian Cup™ unveils poster celebrating football and Thai culture
Bangkok: Introducing an exciting fusion of tradition and modernity, the official poster for the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 was unveiled earlier this week, capturing the essence of football in Asia and the rich heritage of the host nation.
Designed by students and lecturers of Bangkok’s Srinakharinwirot University, the poster, at its core, celebrates the spirit of inclusivity and takes great care to promote not only the upcoming contest but also gives a nod to all the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the experience of the event memorable.