Group B: Iraq produce stunning fightback to book knockout stage ticket
Qarshi: Iraq fought back from a goal down to defeat Kuwait 3-1 in Group B to seal their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 quarter-final ticket at the Markaziy Stadium on Tuesday.
Kuwait made their West Asian opponents sweat when Yousef Alrasheedi opened the scoring but the hero turned villain after missing from the spot, leading to an Iraq fightback that saw goals from Muntadher Mohammed, Moamel Abdulridha Ogaili and Mohammed Albaqer to dramatically seal their qualification to the next stage as the Group B runners-up behind Australia.
Tashkent: Head coach Gong Oh-kyun is confident Vietnam will beat Malaysia in their final AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 Group C fixture on Wednesday to seal qualification to the knockout stage.
A fatigued Vietnam ended Korea Republic’s seven-game winning streak stretching back to their 2020 campaign after holding the defending champions to a 1-1 draw on Matchday Two to move to two points, with the Koreans and Thailand on four each.
Tashkent: Orchestrator of numerous chances throughout the match, United Arab Emirates star Saeed Al Kaabi helped his team get on the path to a decisive 2-0 victory against debutants Tajikistan in Group D of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 on Monday.
Al Kaabi set Abdelaziz Mohamed up with the first goal in the 12th minute. He then went on to engineer a number of chances as UAE bounced back from their 2-1 defeat to Japan with Al Kaabi saying he is determined to see his side play in the final on June 19.
Silva hails UAE fighting spirit in win over Tajikistan
Tashkent: Head coach Denis Silva praised his United Arab Emirates team for giving their all to overcome internal issues and secure a crucial victory over Tajikistan in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 Group D tie on Monday.
A goal in each half revived UAE’s knockout stage hopes as they sit third on three points, one behind Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Silva said his side was faced with illness that had affected their preparations, and while some of his players were still not fully recovered, they powered through against a steely Tajikistan.