Qualifiers - Group A: China PR sizzle; Uzbekistan continue to impress
Al Khobar: China PR moved top of Group A of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers with a 5-0 win over Maldives on Wednesday.
Uzbekistan, playing in the Qualifiers for exposure ahead of hosting the Finals, defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 to show they will be a force to be reckoned with when the continent's best lock horns in March.
Qualifiers - Group C: Japan turn on the power against Guam, Yemen eliminate Laos
Vientiane: Kanta Chiba scored six times as Japan flexed their muscles against Guam to emerge 9-0 winners, while Yemen edged Laos 2-1 to secure their first win in Group C of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers on Wednesday.
The result makes it two wins out of two for the Samurai Blue as they sit comfortably at the top of the standings.
Yemen, meanwhile, survived a late Laos revival to bounce back into contention.
Qualifiers - Group D: Chinese Taipei revive hopes, Jordan cruise past Northern Mariana Islands
Amman: Chinese Taipei breathed life into their AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers Group D campaign after beating Turkmenistan 1-0, while Jordan defeated Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) 16-0 on Wednesday.
Wei Chih-Chuan scored in the second half to help Chinese Taipei claim their first win in the group.
Jordan didn’t pull their punches against NMI as they secured three crucial points to overtake Syria at the top of the standings after two matches.
Qualifiers - Group E: Korea Republic shine against Sri Lanka; Malaysia, Mongolia share spoils
Ulaanbaatar: Korea Republic defeated Sri Lanka 6-0, while Malaysia fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Mongolia in Group E of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers at the MFF Stadium on Wednesday.
The resounding win gives Korea Republic an early advantage with only the top team from the group assured of a place in Uzbekistan 2023.
Qualifiers - Group G: Thailand, Oman start on a high note
Salalah: Thailand and Oman were at their best as they kicked off their AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers Group G campaigns with impressive wins on Wednesday.
Thailand defeated Afghanistan 3-0 with Oman beating the Philippines with the same score to set the stage for an exciting race with only the group winners assured of an automatic spot in Uzbekistan 2023.