Line-up for AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round unveiled
Kuala Lumpur: With two years to go to Asia’s flagship men’s national team tournament, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the 22 out of 24 teams who have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.
Following the conclusion of the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2, 13 participating teams, including AFC Asian Cup 2023 host China PR and FIFA World Cup 2022 host and reigning Asian champions Qatar have sealed their places for the Continental showpiece, which is scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023.
Saudi Arabia's Renard thrilled with Asian Qualifiers progress, Abramov apologetic as Uzbekistan miss out
Riyadh: Head coach Herve Renard reveled in his Saudi Arabia side’s progress to the final round of the Asian Qualifiers after they defeated Uzbekistan 3-0 on Tuesday to end their Group D campaign in top spot, unbeaten and six points clear of their nearest chasers.
Two first-half goals from skipper Salman Al Faraj established a solid foundation for the Saudis to build on and Renard’s men went on to add a third just before the break, through Fahad Al Muwallad who capitalised on a defensive mistake to round the goalkeeper and put the game to bed.