Group B: Jordan, Iraq play to a thrilling stalemate
Qarshi: Jordan and Iraq played to an entertaining 1-1 draw in Group B of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 at the Markaziy Stadium on Wednesday.
Ahmad Hayel Ibrahim’s Jordan side broke the deadlock in the second half through a Mohammad Aburiziq header but Iraq fought back with a well-worked goal by captain Wakaa Ramadhan as both teams shared a point.
Qarshi: Australia secured their first win in the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022, defeating Kuwait 2-0 in Group B at the Markaziy Stadium on Wednesday.
Louis D’Arrigo opened his scoring account with a sensational strike in the first half before Jay Rich-Baghuelou confirmed the three points for Trevor Morgan’s side against a Kuwait who struggled with the pace and fluid passing of their opponents.
Historic AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 kicks off with stunning opening ceremony
Tashkent: The AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 commemorated the first-ever edition to be held in Central Asia with a glittering opening ceremony on Wednesday as the Local Organising Committee (LOC) welcomed Asia’s top 16 sides at the Pakhtakor Stadium just minutes before the curtain raiser between the hosts, Uzbekistan and debutants Turkmenistan.
Adding greater significance to the historic night, the opener between the two regional rivals was managed under the expert supervision of AFC Head of Bidding and Evaluation, Competitions and Football Events Division Jessie Dai Shengying – the first female General Coordinator appointed to oversee a men’s tournament.
AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 Match Predictor launched
Tashkent: To kick off the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022, the AFC has today launched an Official Match Predictor on the-AFC.com for passionate fans in Asia and across the globe to engage with the competition, which is set for a thrilling campaign from June 1 to 19.
Fans can predict the outcome of all the 32 matches and accumulate points for their correct predictions. Additional bonus points are also on offer for those who invite their friends to join the game via social media.