Qualifiers - Group I: Hong Kong, DPR Korea stay perfect
Singapore: Hong Kong defeated Guam 4-1 while DPR Korea cruised to a 6-1 win against Singapore as the two teams recorded their second straight triumphs in Group I of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore on Thursday.
The wins set up an enticing Matchday 3 clash between Hong Kong, who defeated Singapore 2-1 on Matchday One, and DPR Korea, who downed Guam 16-1 in their opener, on Saturday.
Qualifiers - Group A: Tajikistan, Jordan in power show
Zarqa City: Tajikistan and Jordan flexed their muscles as they stayed on course for a final day showdown with emphatic wins in Group A of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Prince Mohammad International Stadium in Zarqa City on Wednesday.
Tajikistan defeated Kuwait 9-0 to take spot in the group ahead of Jordan, who defeated Sri Lanka 7-0 in the day's later match with all the goals coming in an amazing second half.
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.