Groups finalised for #AFCU23 Qatar 2024 Qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur: The draw for the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers was finalised at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The hopefuls were divided into 11 groups – 10 groups of four teams each, with the last group containing three. Qatar, meanwhile, will play in the Qualifiers for exposure with their matches classified as friendlies.
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com continues its mission to find out who you, the fans of Asian football, think should be picked in the Best XI for the AFC Champions League™ 2022, which concluded earlier this month with Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds crowned champions for the third time in history.
The goalkeeper and the four defenders in the Best XI have already been decided, so now it’s time to turn the focus to the midfielders who orchestrated the game for their sides in a memorable tournament.
We’ve selected 10 of the standout performers from the 2022 edition of Asia's premier club competition and now it is your turn to review the candidates and vote for your favourites in the poll at the end of the article.
Uzbekistan impress against New Zealand to keep hopes alive
Santiago del Estero: Uzbekistan came from behind to hold New Zealand 2-2 to keep their hopes of advancing to the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 knockout stage alive on Tuesday.
Down 2-0 by the 40th minute, Uzbekistan narrowed the deficit through Abbosbek Fayzullaev with Sherzod Esanov salvaging a point for the reigning AFC U20 Asian Cup™ holders in the third minute of added time.
Uzbekistan play Guatemala in their final Group A tie on Friday with their fate very much in their own hands.
Park Ji-sung excited to shape Asian football development
Kuala Lumpur: Ever since hanging up his boots in 2014, Asian legend Park Ji-sung has dedicated his time to improving the standards of Asian football.
A centurion with Korea Republic, Park was the first Asian player to score at three successive FIFA World Cups and his trophy-laden spell at Manchester United made him one of the most successful Asian players of all time.