Kapadze: Uzbekistan’s focus reason for impressive victory against Qatar
Tashkent: Head coach Timur Kapadze was the architect behind Uzbekistan’s 6-0 win over Qatar on Matchday Two of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ 2022, as the hosts thoroughly dismantled their Group A rivals to become the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Five different scorers and an own goal saw Uzbekistan cruise to an emphatic victory to secure a top spot finish with a match to spare.
Qarshi: Forward Alou Kuol rated his ‘scorpion goal’ against Iraq as one of his best, and it couldn’t have come at a more crucial moment with Australia down to 10 men in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 Group B encounter on Saturday.
The lanky player, who plays for Germany’s SV Sandhausen, was running towards Joshua Rawlin’s cross but as the ball’s path was slightly behind him, Kuol acrobatically connected with his back heel to put his team ahead before the break.
Turkmenistan’s Agamyradov hails players, IR Iran’s Mahdavikia left disappointed
Tashkent: Ahmet Agamyradov was all smiles after Turkmenistan stunned Islamic Republic of Iran 2-1 in Group A of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 on Saturday.
Turkmenistan fell behind to Alireza Bavieh’s opener but Agamyradov’s men struck back from the penalty spot through Arzuvguly Sapargulyyev to level the tie going into the break before Teymur Charyyev came off the bench to seal the vital three points.
Turkmenistan are second in Group A, three points behind leaders Uzbekistan while Iran and Qatar are on one point.
Saleh leads new UAE generation looking to overcome vital Australia Playoff
Doha: Mercurial winger Ali Saleh leads a generational shift at the United Arab Emirates national team as they prepare to take on Australia in the AFC Asian Qualifiers Road to Qatar Playoff on Tuesday.
It is difficult to believe Saleh is still eligible to represent the UAE at the ongoing AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 given how long he has been kicking around. The winger made his first team debut at his hometown club Al Wasl at 15, and by the age of 19 he had become a full international, underlining the potential seen in him by various coaches from an early age.