Australia end Turkmenistan's run to book semi-final spot
Tashkent: Australia advanced to the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 semi-finals with a 1-0 win over a valiant Turkmenistan on Saturday.
After a goalless first half at the Bunyodkor Stadium, Australia sealed victory through an own goal by Oraz Orazov in the 74th minute with the Olyroos to face either Saudi Arabia or Vietnam, in the semi-finals.
Uzbekistan edge Iraq on penalties to seal last four berth
Tashkent: Uzbekistan advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 after defeating Iraq 3-2 on penalties with the pulsating last eight tie having ended 2-2 after extra-time on Saturday.
Uzbekistan proved to be the more composed side in the shootout, advancing to their third consecutive semi-finals despite having played for more than 105 minutes with 10 men. They will play either Japan or Korea Republic in the last four.
Doha: The excitement of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification will reach a climax when AFC representatives Australia take on CONMEBO's Peru in the Inter-Confederation Playoff tie that will take place at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha on Monday.
After a grueling two and a half year qualification campaign for both nations in which they perhaps did not reach their original set of objectives, a chance for salvation remains for the victor on Monday night, and the-AFC.com takes a look at six of the likely catalysts for success and those who helped Graham Arnold’s and Ricardo Gareca’s men reach this stage.
Kuala Lumpur: With Australia and Peru set to face off in the AFC–CONMEBOL Playoff on Monday, we recall some of the greatest games when the continents have clashed with FIFA World Cup™ qualification on the line.
From a Melbourne Miracle to Irish heartbreak for Islamic Republic of Iran, the ending of Bahrain’s fairy tale run and a captain leading by example for Australia, the-AFC.com looks back at four unforgettable Inter-Continental Playoffs.