Kapadze: Uzbekistan showed amazing spirit in overcoming Iraq
Tashkent: While admitting that his side found themselves in a rather sticky situation in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 quarter-final against Iraq, head coach Timur Kapadze was proud with the amazing response his Uzbekistan players produced to book their semi-final spot.
Reduced to 10 men following goalkeeper Abduvohid Nematov’s sending off for violent conduct at the Pakhtakor Stadium on Saturday, Uzbekistan fought back from 1-0 down to lead 2-1, only for penalties to be needed to decide the last eight tie after Iraq equalised to take the match into extra-time.
Uzbekistan proved to be the cooler of the two sides in the shootout, with the 2018 champions advancing with a 3-2 win.
Tashkent: Head coach Trevor Morgan believes his Australian side’s creativity led to their 1-0 win over Turkmenistan in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 quarter-final tie on Saturday.
After holding Australia for nearly three quarters of the match, Turkmenistan’s Oraz Orazov conceded an own goal in the 74th minute, which sent the Olyroos through to face either Saudi Arabia or Vietnam in the semi-finals.
Uzbekistan edge Iraq on penalties to seal last four berth
Tashkent: Uzbekistan advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 after defeating Iraq 3-2 on penalties with the pulsating last eight tie having ended 2-2 after extra-time on Saturday.
Uzbekistan proved to be the more composed side in the shootout, advancing to their third consecutive semi-finals despite having played for more than 105 minutes with 10 men. They will play either Japan or Korea Republic in the last four.
Australia end Turkmenistan's run to book semi-final spot
Tashkent: Australia advanced to the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 semi-finals with a 1-0 win over a valiant Turkmenistan on Saturday.
After a goalless first half at the Bunyodkor Stadium, Australia sealed victory through an own goal by Oraz Orazov in the 74th minute with the Olyroos to face either Saudi Arabia or Vietnam, in the semi-finals.
Doha: The excitement of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification will reach a climax when AFC representatives Australia take on CONMEBO's Peru in the Inter-Confederation Playoff tie that will take place at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha on Monday.
After a grueling two and a half year qualification campaign for both nations in which they perhaps did not reach their original set of objectives, a chance for salvation remains for the victor on Monday night, and the-AFC.com takes a look at six of the likely catalysts for success and those who helped Graham Arnold’s and Ricardo Gareca’s men reach this stage.
Kuala Lumpur: With Australia and Peru set to face off in the AFC–CONMEBOL Playoff on Monday, we recall some of the greatest games when the continents have clashed with FIFA World Cup™ qualification on the line.
From a Melbourne Miracle to Irish heartbreak for Islamic Republic of Iran, the ending of Bahrain’s fairy tale run and a captain leading by example for Australia, the-AFC.com looks back at four unforgettable Inter-Continental Playoffs.