Bangkok: With the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 having come to a close with Korea Republic lifting the title for the first time after edging Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Sunday's final, we reflect on some of the best goals from the group stage and ask you the fans to select your favourite.
Long-range screamers, magnificent solo efforts, stunning free-kicks and superb team moves, the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 saw goals from all angles and distances to delight lovers of Asian football across the Continent.
My best achievement, says Korea Republic match winner Jeong
Bangkok: Jeong Tae-wook has described scoring the winning goal for Korea Republic to lift their first-ever AFC U23 Championship title as the best achievement of his young career.
After a goalless 90-minute stalemate meant extra time, it seemed penalties would be needed to decide the final until Jeong rose the highest to head home Lee Dong-gyeong’s curling free-kick in the 113th minute at the Rajamangala Stadium on Sunday.
Rotational policy reason for Korea Republic's triumph, says Kim
Bangkok: Korea Republic’s rotation policy was the secret to the country’s success at the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 claimed head coach Kim Hak-bum after seeing his team hand Saudi Arabia a 1-0 defeat in extra-time to win the title for the first time.
Defender Jeong Tae-wook scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from the end of the second period of extra-time to give the Koreans the title for the first time in their history as coach Kim added this crown to the gold medal won at the Asian Games in Indonesia in 2018.
Alshehri predicts a bright future for Saudi Arabia’s rising stars
Bangkok: Head coach Saad Alshehri believes Saudi Arabia has a distinctly bright footballing future after watching his young charges lose 1-0 to Korea Republic in Sunday’s AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 final.
Jeong Tae-wook’s towering 113th minute header helped the Koreans seal their first-ever Continental crown at this level, a goal which left Saudi Arabia to reflect, instead, on their successful qualification for this year’s Olympic Games.
We’ve got to keep working, says Australia hero D’Agostino
Bangkok: Nicholas D’Agostino has urged Australia to keep working hard after his strike against Uzbekistan in the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 third place play-off match took the Olyroos to the Tokyo Olympics.
D’Agostino’s solo run in the 47th minute proved to be the difference as Australia won 1-0 at the Rajamangala Stadium on Saturday to join Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia and hosts Japan as Asia’s representatives at Tokyo 2020.