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.
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.
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.
Pathum Thani: It will be a battle of wits when Japan face Australia in the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final at the Pathum Thani Stadium on Monday.
Japan are vying to become the first team to win a record-extending fourth title, having previously lifted the AFC U-16 Championship trophy in 1994, 2006, and 2018 while Australia are aiming to win their maiden crown.
Having advanced to the knockout stage from tough groups, at stake now is not only moving a step closer to winning the title but also sealing a place in the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023 Finals.
Pathum Thani: Saudi Arabia's Nawaf Nasser Albishri and Uzbekistan's Sherzodbek Abdulboriev are determined to power their respective team's to victory when they face off in their AFC U17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023 quarter-final on Monday.
Victory will not only take the teams one step closer to the title but also confirm a spot in the FIFA U17 World Cup Indonesia 2023, something which both players are craving.
Pathum Thani: Shungo Sugiura’s immediate target is for Japan to secure qualification to the FIFA U17 World Indonesia 2023 as the East Asian side get set to take on Australia in their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 quarter-final on Monday.
Fabian Talladira, however, is determined to help Australia secure their first Asian title, with three semi-final finishes the best they have achieved since first competing in the tournament.