Tashkent: Tajikistan head coach Oleg Kubarev is anticipating a stiff challenge in his team’s quest to secure a berth at the FIFA U20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 when the Central Asians begin their AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 campaign against Jordan on Thursday.
Kubarev’s side take on the Jordanians in their Group C opener at Lokomotiv Stadium hoping to make a winning start along the road towards securing one of the four spots at the global Finals in Indonesia in May.
Tashkent: Korea Republic have their eyes set on a record-extending 13th continental title at this level, according to head coach Kim Eun-jung whose side take on Oman in their first match of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Group C at JAR Stadium on Thursday.
The young Taeguk Warriors dominated the competition, winning the first two editions and going on to add 10 more titles, winning it at least once in every decade since the 1960s, but their last trophy lift dates back to 2012, and they have only reached the semi-finals once in the last three editions.
Tashkent: The AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 kicks off on Wednesday with 16 teams aiming for the title.
The erstwhile U-19 championship, returning under its new U-20 brand, will also serve as the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023, which is scheduled to be held from May 20 to June 11.
Saudi Arabia will be aiming to defend the title won in 2018, with the remaining 15 teams also fancying their chances so join the-AFC.com as we take a look at the cast, with the group stage matches to be played in Tashkent and Fergana and the final scheduled for March 18.