AFC U-23 Asian Cup: Qualification Stage Concludes

The teams competing in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup, held in Doha from April 15 to May 3 of 2024, have been determined after the conclusion of the qualifiers.

The five teams that previously won the tournament managed to reserve their place in the finals including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Japan, Uzbekistan and South Korea.

The qualifiers saw a thrilling race to the finals, as Jordan succeeded in leading Group A with 9 points, while South Korea topped Group B with 6 points after defeating Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar.

Vietnam topped Group C with 7, while Japan topped Group D with 7 points as well after a goalless draw in the last round with Bahrain.

In Group E, Uzbekistan led its group ranking after defeating Iran 1-0 in the third match, while Iraq topped its group standings on goal difference against Kuwait after the two teams tied 2-2.

The UAE team was able to lead Group G on goal difference against China after defeating India 3-0, while Thailand topped Group H with three consecutive wins against the Philippines, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Australia topped Group I on goal difference against Tajikistan after the two teams tied 1-1 on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia managed to lead its group ranking with a full score after defeating Cambodia 6-1 in the third match, while Indonesia topped Group K standings with 6 points from two matches.

The 11 teams that topped their groups now join host country Qatar, in addition to the runner-ups of the qualifiers stage Kuwait, Tajikistan, China and Malaysia in competing in the next stage of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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