Kapadze: Blockbuster opener will be tough for Uzbekistan, IR Iran
Tashkent: Uzbekistan head coach Timur Kapadze has reacted to Thursday’s AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020 draw, predicting his side’s opening night clash with Islamic Republic of Iran to be a stern test for both sides.
The tournament hosts will also face the Southeast Asian duo of Indonesia and Cambodia in Group A, with the top two teams advancing to the quarter-finals.
In a draw which produced several mouth-watering fixtures, the Uzbekistan-IR Iran tournament opener at Bunyodkor Stadium stands out as a potential classic, but despite a challenging first step on the road to the knockout stage, Kapadze was relatively pleased with the outcome of Thursday’s ceremony at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.
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