Group D: Sizzling Saudi Arabia cruise past Tajikistan
Tashkent: Saudi Arabia kicked off their bid to win the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 title with an impressive 5-0 victory over Tajikistan in Group D on Friday.
Hamad Al Yami gave Saudi Arabia the lead just before the break with second half goals from Ayman Yahya, Haitham Asiri, Moteb Al Harbi and Abdullah Radif sealing the emphatic victory at the Lokomotiv Stadium.
Tashkent: Uzbekistan will be determined to continue their winning start when they go up against Qatar on Matchday Two of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ on Saturday.
Uzbekistan took the early lead in Group A after their 1-0 win over Turkmenistan, and following Qatar’s 1-1 draw with Islamic Republic of Iran, victory against the young Maroons will see the hosts inch closer to a third successive knockout stage appearance.
Qarshi: Kuwait and Jordan will be aiming to breath life to their hopes of advancing to the knockout stage when they meet in Group B of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 at the Markaziy Stadium on Saturday.
Kuwait were defeated 2-0 by Australia on Matchday One while Jordan were dominant against Iraq but had to settle for a 1-1 draw, leaving both sides needing victory to boost their hopes of extending their campaign beyond the group stage.
UAE v Australia: 6 players to watch out for during the Asian Playoff
Doha: With the clock ticking down to the kick-off of the AFC Asian Qualifiers Road to Qatar Playoff between the United Arab Emirates and Australia, the excitement and anticipation from both sets of fans are starting to reach fever pitch.
Here are six players to watch out for as Rodolfo Arruabarrena’s side clash against Graham Arnold’s team in Al Rayyan on June 7.
AFC Asian Cup 2023™ Qualifiers - Know Your Teams: Group C
Namangan: Two tournament regulars and two teams that aspire to emulate their success will do battle when Uzbekistan hosts an enticing AFC Asian Cup™ 2023 Final Round Qualifiers Group C from June 8.
Both the Central Asian group hosts and Thailand come with an impressive pedigree in the continent’s most prestigious football event, while South Asian duo Maldives and Sri Lanka are chasing a ground-breaking first appearance in Asia’s showpiece.
Join the-AFC.com as we run the rule of Group C’s qualification chasing quartet.
AFC Asian Cup 2023™ Qualifiers - Know Your Teams: Group D
Kolkata: India are the only nation in Group D to have made a recent appearance at the AFC Asian Cup™ Finals, with the country qualifying for UAE 2019, and that recent pedigree could be enough to mark them out as favourites to progress once again.
India and Afghanistan have experience facing one another, having being drawn in the same group in the second round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers while Hong Kong and Cambodia faced off in the last round, meaning there will be a mix of the familiar and the new for all the teams in Group D.