Rakhmatullaev dedicates triumph to the people of Uzbekistan
Pathum Thani: An overjoyed and emotional Jamoliddin Rakhmatullaev showered praises on his Uzbekistan side after they powered past Saudi Arabia with a 2-0 triumph on Monday to book a showdown with Korea Republic in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 semi-finals
The victory also meant a ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 Finals, with the head coach saying the performance was easily the team’s best yet and that it was largely owing to the tremendous efforts put in by the players and coaching staff.
Bangkok: Three months ago, Muhammadyusuf Sobirov watched on from the stands of the Milliy Stadium in Tashkent as goalkeeper Otabek Boymurodov helped Uzbekistan qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 on route to ultimate glory at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023.
On Monday, he played a starring role as Uzbekistan defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 to seal a place in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
Moriyama: Well executed tactics sealed Japan victory
Pathum Thani: Head coach Yoshiro Moriyama paid tribute to his players for sticking to the game plan which paved the way for their 3-1 win over Australia in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-finals on Monday.
Despite Australia pulling one back to halve the deficit at the start of the second half, Japan remained focused to not only seal their place in the semi-finals but also punch their ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
Pathum Thani: Yutaka Michiwaki has his eyes set on becoming the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 top scorer after striking once in Japan’s 3-1 win over Australia in the quarter-finals on Monday.
Gaku Nawata and Michiwaki gave Japan a two-goal cushion going into the break before Nestory Irankunda pulled one back for Australia but substitute Rento Takaoka put the game beyond reach with a sublime goal with less than 15 minutes to play.
Abdi grateful for IR Iran win, Yemen make Ali Albaadani proud
Pathum Thani: Head coach Hossein Abdi expressed his delight after Islamic Republic of Iran defeated Yemen 4-2 on penalties in their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final on Sunday.
Arsha Shakouri made two brilliant saves before Nima Andarz hit the winning penalty as Iran not only stayed on course to win the title but also booked their ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
Despite dominating, Abdi’s side were left frustrated with only one of their 15 shots on target, allowing Yemen to come within a whisker of advancing to the semi-finals.
Byun delighted by Korea Republic’s U17 World Cup qualification
Pathum Thani: An assured performance from Korea Republic on Sunday saw them run out 4-1 victors against Thailand to progress to the semi-finals of the AFC U17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023, as well as seal a berth at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
The quarter-final triumph at the Pathum Thani Stadium confirmed a seventh U-17 FIFA World Cup qualification for the East Asians, which gives them the opportunity to better their run to the last eight at the previous edition in 2019.
Pathum Thani: Arsha Shakouri declared the title is his target after his heroics secured Islamic Republic of Iran a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory in their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final against Yemen on Sunday.
The goalkeeper, who has had an outstanding campaign, first denied Haitham Al Salami before pulling off another fine save to stop Abdulrahman Al Khadher with Nima Andarz then netting the winning spot-kick.
Yun promises a more attacking approach in semi-finals
Pathum Thani: Yun Do-young is confident an even more lethal Korea Republic will appear in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 semi-finals.
Yun, together with Kim Myung-Jun, Kim Hyun-Min and Kang Min-Woo, scored as Korea Republic defeated Thailand 4-1 in their quarter-final at the Pathum Thani Stadium on Sunday.
The victory also secured the young Taeguk Warriors a FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 berth and the 16-year-old felt that with this achievement under their belt, the Koreans will be even deadlier in the semi-finals, with the East Asian side to face either Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan next.