Lokomotiv: Firas Al Buraikan made his intentions clear, help Saudi Arabia win their first AFC U23 Asian Cup™ title, after steering his side to a 2-0 defeat of Vietnam in the quarter-finals at the Lokomotiv Stadium on Sunday.
Moteb Al Harbi opened the scoring in the 41st minute, before the defender turned provider when his cross was headed into the back of the net by Al Buraikan in the 65th minute.
Saudi Arabia, who came second in 2013 and 2020, will meet Australiain the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Tashkent: After 17 days in Tashkent, head coach Gong Oh-kyun and Vietnam bade farewell to the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 following their 2-0 defeat to Saudi Arabia in the quarter-finals on Sunday.
Vietnam started strongly, but the Southeast Asian side eventually conceded to Saudi Arabia’s superiority at the Lokomotiv Stadium.
Fans, head coach powered Young White Wolves, says Jaloliddinov
Tashkent: For Jasurbek Jaloliddinov, it was the partisan fans and head coach Timur Kapadze who drove Uzbekistan into the semi-finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 on Saturday.
Things seemed bleak for the hosts when goalkeeper Abduvohid Nematov was given his marching orders for violent conduct as early as the 13th minute against Iraq, who then scored off the subsequent penalty at the Pakhtakor Stadium.
Inter-Confederation Playoff - Preview: Australia v Peru
Doha: Australia head coach Graham Arnold believes the Socceroos are capable of surprising Peru when the two teams lock horns in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Inter-Confederation Playoff at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Monday.
The two sides were pitted together in Group C of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and Peru emerged 2-0 winners thanks to a first-half volley from current Al Hilal SFC winger Andre Carrillo and iconic forward Paolo Guerrero, who misses out on the squad for Monday’s game through injury.
But Arnold, who took over the Socceroos job from Bert van Marwijk after the Peru defeat which ended their FIFA World Cup campaign at the group stage, believes his charges are now a more youthful and technically capable side than four years earlier.