Qualifiers - Group C: IR Iran shine as Afghanistan, Palestine share spoils
Hamedan: Islamic Republic of Iran started their bid to qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 with a stunning 13-0 win over Maldives while Afghanistan and Palestine played to a 1-1 draw in Group C of the Qualifiers at the Hajbabaei Stadium on Wednesday.
Iran, champions in 2008, were simply unstoppable and will be favourites to win the automatic spot from the group to the Finals while Afghanistan and Palestine will have to raise their game if they are to stand a chance against the Central Asians.
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.