Tashkent: Korea Republic head coach Hwang Sun-hong and his Japan counterpart Go Oiwa expect a classic when their teams face off in their AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 quarter-final at the Pakhtakor Stadium on Sunday.
Matches between the regional rivals - at all age-group levels - are always fiercely competitive and both coaches expect their players to deliver in their respective bids to become the first team to win the title a second time.
Korea Republic are the defending champions while Japan lifted the title in 2016.
Qualifiers Final Round Group B: Mongolia 0-1 Philippines
Ulaanbaatar: A dramatic 93rd minute winner from debutant Gerrit Holtmann kept the qualification hopes of Philippines alive as they secured a vital 1-0 win over Mongolia in their AFC Asian Cup 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round clash in Ulaanbaatar.
Whilst the loss formally eliminates Mongolia, Philippines now head into their final Group B match against Palestine in a strong position to reach their second AFC Asian Cup.
The hosts goalkeeper Munkh-Erdene Enkhtaivan was impressive throughout and after having saved a 77th minute penalty from Patrick Reichelt it looked as though he had earned the hosts a share of the spoils, only for Holtmann to pop up with the late winner.
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.