Qualifiers - Group C: Tajikistan, Syria set up final day showdown
Dushanbe: Tajikistan will only need a draw in their final qualifying match to seal their place in the AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Finals after defeating Lebanon 1-0 in a hard-fought Group C tie at the Republican Central Stadium on Friday.
The hosts, however, will have to brace themselves for another tough encounter as they will face Syria, who defeated Maldives 3-2 earlier on Friday, in their final qualifying tie on Sunday.
Syria, on four points after having played to a 1-1 draw in their opener against Lebanon on Wednesday, will have to win to seal top spot and confirm their place in the 2020 Finals.
Qualifiers - Group C: Tajikistan impress, Syria, Lebanon share points
Dushanbe: Tajikistan flexed their muscles to defeat Maldives 9-0 in their opening AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers Group C match in front of their fans at the Republican Central Stadium on Wednesday.
Syria and Lebanon, meanwhile, played to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's other match.
Group C is the first of 11 to have kicked off the qualifying campaign where the group winners and four best runners-up will join hosts Uzbekistan in the 2020 Finals. The remaining groups will be contested in November.