Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Changzhou: With Korea Republic and Vietnam sealing their progress to the knockout phase of the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 on Wednesday, the tournament’s quarter-final line-up has now been confirmed.
The fixtures, dates and venues are as follows (kick-off times are local):
Qatar v Palestine: Changzhou Olympic Sports Center, January 19 at 19.30
Japan v Uzbekistan: Jiangyin Sports Center, January 19 at 16.00
Iraq v Vietnam: Changshu Sports Center, January 20 at 19.30
Korea Republic v Malaysia: Kunshan Sports Center, January 20 at 16.00
How They Qualified
Qatar: Finished top of Group A with three wins from their three games.
Palestine: Tournament debutants who were second in Group B.
Japan: Were top of Group B with a perfect record thanks to their three victories.
Uzbekistan: Group A’s second-placed team who beat China 1-0 in the group stage.
Iraq: Group C winners with two wins and a draw to their name.
Vietnam: Came second in Group D thanks to a win and a draw.
Korea Republic: Topped Group D with seven points.
Malaysia: The competition’s other debutants. Finished second in Group C.