Bishkek: United Arab Emirates defeated Iraq 1-0, while hosts Kyrgyz Republic came from behind to beat Lebanon 3-2 in Group F of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium on Wednesday.
UAE's first half goal was enough to see off Iraq as they began their qualifying campaign on a positive note, while Kyrgyz Republic came back from two goals down to edge Lebanon.
Qualifiers - Group G: China PR, Indonesia continue winning run
Jakarta: China PR cruised to a 6-0 win over the Philippines, while Indonesia overwhelmed Northern Mariana Islands 15-1 in Group G of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Stadion Madya Atletik on Wednesday.
The victory was China PR's second of the Qualifiers, having beaten Brunei Darussalam 7-0 in their opening match on Saturday.
Indonesia were too strong for Northern Mariana Islands as they led 6-1 going into the break before turning on the power in the second half.
Qualifiers - Group J: Japan, Malaysia impress in openers
Vientiane: Japan began the defence of their AFC U-16 Championship title with a 4-0 win over Laos while Malaysia registered an emphatic 7-0 triumph over Cambodia in Group J qualifying for the 2020 Finals at the National Stadium in Vientiane on Wednesday.
Japan, who defeated Tajikistan to lift the 2018 title, were simply too strong for hosts Laos while Cambodia had no answer to Malaysia's fast paced game.
Qualifiers - Group K: Korea Republic, Thailand show their class
Yangon: Lee Kyu-dong scored a hat-trick to steer Korea Republic to an emphatic 10-0 win over Chinese Taipei, while Niphitphon Wongpanya's brace powered Thailand to a 4-0 win over Myanmar in Group K of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Thuwanna Stadium on Wednesday.
Chinese Taipei simply had no answer for the East Asians as Korea Republic led 3-0 at the break before turning on the power in the second half for an emphatic start to their qualifying campaign.
Thailand were too strong for Myanmar as the young War Elephants raced to a 3-0 lead by half-time before finishing the job.