AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ technical report now available
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ technical report, now available on the-AFC.com, provides an in-depth analysis and delves into the technical perspective on the 16 participating teams.
Read how the tenacious Saudi Arabia head coach Saad Al-Shehri turned the script into a memorable campaign after guiding his side from losing in the final in the last edition to securing their first title in dominant fashion.
AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 most engaging ever
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 reached new milestones in engaging and exciting the world’s most diverse Continent, as underlined in the AFC’s Vision and Mission, with the AFC’s social media channels witnessing staggering impressions of nearly 340 million – an increase of 193.8% from the fourth edition in Thailand two years ago.
Asia’s top 16 teams competed for 19 days across 32 matches in the cities of Tashkent and Qarshi, with Saudi Arabia eventually becoming the fifth team in as many editions to clinch the coveted crown after the West Asians defeated hosts Uzbekistan 2-0 in a captivating decider.
AFC President congratulates Saudi Arabia on securing first-ever AFC U23 Asian Cup™ title
Tashkent: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Saudi Arabia for winning their maiden AFC U23 Asian Cup™ crown after the Green Falcons defeated hosts Uzbekistan 2-0 in an enthralling final at the Bunyodkor Stadium on Sunday.
Runners-up in 2013 and 2020, Saudi Arabia finally clinched the coveted title with Ahmed Alghamdi and Firas Albrikan finding the back of the net in the final as the Green Falcons kept an impressive flawless defensive record throughout the tournament.
Al Shehri: Saudi Arabia deserve to be champions as we were the best team
Tashkent: Head coach Saad Al Shehri was in a joyous mood after leading Saudi Arabia to their first-ever AFC U23 Asian Cup™ title, saying the victory was just the beginning of a successful journey for his players.
The young Green Falcons displayed great determination to overcome an Uzbekistan side that had the support of over 30,000 fans at the Bunyodkor Stadium, with Ahmed Al Ghamdi breaking the deadlock in the 48th minute, before Firas Albrikan sealed the 2-0 victory over the hosts.
Tashkent: Uzbekistan were denied a second AFC U23 Asian Cup™ title after losing to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 final on Sunday, but head coach Timur Kapadze was proud of his players for giving their all.
After a slow start to the match at the Bunyodkor Stadium, Saudi Arabia came out stronger in the second half with Ahmed Alghamdi and Firas Albrikan scoring with the hosts unable to penetrate a defence that ended the tournament without conceding even once.