Qualifiers - Group E: Korea Republic qualify in style
Ulaanbaatar: Korea Republic qualified for the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Finals after defeating Malaysia 6-2, while Mongolia strolled past Mongolia 6-0 in Group E of the Qualifiers on Sunday.
Korea Republic finished on nine points to take top spot with Mongolia edging Malaysia to second place on goal difference, with the East Asian side now having to wait to know whether they will advance as one of the best five runners-up to the Final.
Qualifiers - Group C: Japan edge Yemen to reach Finals
Vientiane: Japan defeated Yemen 1-0 to advance to the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Finals as Group C winners, while Palestine beat Laos 1-0 on Sunday.
Japan ended their qualifying campaign with a perfect record of four wins, scoring 22 goals and conceding none. Yemen, who finished second, will have to wait to know if they will advance to the Finals as one of the five best runners-up.
Palestine’s win, however, wasn’t enough to push them up the standings, as they finished third behind Yemen on goal difference.
Qualifiers - Group J: IR Iran stay perfect to advance
Bishkek: Islamic Republic of Iran found their scoring boots in the second half to defeat United Arab Emirates 2-0 to finish top of Group J of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers on Sunday.
Kyrgyz Republic defeated Brunei Darussalam 6-0 to finish as the Group J runners-up, keeping alive their hopes of advancing to the Finals as one of the five best second-placed teams.