Nematjonov double sees Uzbekistan through to last 16
Santiago del Estero: Uzbekistan defeated Guatemala 2-0 thanks to a first-half brace from Shakhzodjon Nematjonov to finish second in Group A and qualify for the last 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023.
The AFC U20 Asian Cup™ holders were confirmed as runners-up thanks to Argentina's 5-0 win over New Zealand.
Uzbekistan impress against New Zealand to keep hopes alive
Santiago del Estero: Uzbekistan came from behind to hold New Zealand 2-2 to keep their hopes of advancing to the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 knockout stage alive on Tuesday.
Down 2-0 by the 40th minute, Uzbekistan narrowed the deficit through Abbosbek Fayzullaev with Sherzod Esanov salvaging a point for the reigning AFC U20 Asian Cup™ holders in the third minute of added time.
Uzbekistan play Guatemala in their final Group A tie on Friday with their fate very much in their own hands.
La Plata: A well-taken Kuryu Matsuki strike from the edge of the area proved enough for Japan to earn all three points from their opening FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 encounter against Senegal at La Plata Stadium on Sunday.
Japan face Columbia - who defeated Israel 2-1 - next on Wednesday with a place in the knockout stage well within their reach.
Santiago del Estero: Uzbekistan were denied an opening victory as hosts Argentina came from behind to defeat the AFC U20 Asian Cup 2023™ winners 2-1 in their opening FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 Group A tie on Saturday.
Goals from Alejo Veliz and Valentin Carboni helped Argentina take the three points after Makhundjon Makhamadjonov had given Uzbekistan a 23rd minute lead.
Kuala Lumpur: From Iraq’s Hussein Saeed to Japan’s Hidetoshi Nakata and Uzbekistan’s Eldor Shomurodov and many others, the FIFA U20 World Cup was a platform through which legends of Asian football made their first steps on the global front.
Ahead of the 2023 edition’s kick-off in Argentina on Saturday, the-AFC.com profiles four players who could well become next on the list of Asian stars to shine in the competition.
Kuala Lumpur: As we approach the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 kick off, the AFC’s four representatives are gearing up for exciting encounters against diverse opponents over the course of three weeks.
Across four groups out of six, Uzbekistan, Japan, Iraq and Korea Republic face challenges of various levels making for an intriguing prospect as they all dream of a first-ever title for Asia.
Dubai: A four-team strong contingent will carry Asia’s hopes at the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 as the continent dreams of bringing the trophy home for the first time.
Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic all booked their places in the upcoming tournament courtesy of their success at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 back in March. The-AFC.com looks back at the path each of the four teams took to qualify.