Crunch time looms for Group A challengers to join Uzbekistan

CAN IR IRAN HALT UZBEKISTAN’S UNBEATEN GROUP STAGE RUN?Qarshi: High-flying Uzbekistan are hoping to enter the Quarter-finals by staying perfect while their opponents, the Islamic Republic of Iran, are looking to disrupt the host’s momentum by notching their first victory when both teams meet in their final Group A showdown at the Markaziy Stadium later today.READ MOREQATAR SEEK REDEMPTION AGAINST THRIVING TURKMENISTANTashkent: Following an unfortunate collapse against hosts Uzbekistan, Qatar head coach Nicolas Cordova firmly believes in his team’s ability to turn the tide in their favour against debutants Turkmenistan, who remain cautious of not being complacent in their bid to seal a historic knockout spot ahead of today’s thrilling Group A battle at the Bunyodkor Stadium.READ MOREPLEASED SILVA PRAISES
Tashkent: Head coach Denis Silva has applauded his United Arab Emirates side, not only for the two-goal margin victory against Group D rivals Tajikistan, but also by the number of chances created after he had laid down the marker for a more inventive and energetic performance as the West Asians edged closer towards realising their Knockout Stage ambitions.READ MOREOIWA AND AL SHEHRI DEMAND MORE
Tashkent: Japan tactician Go Oiwa and Saudi Arabia’s Saad Al Shehri have both outlined their disappointment at the failure to clinch their spots in the knockouts after the Asian giants settled for a 0-0 draw, and expectations for improvement are at an all-time high ahead of their final Group D contests on Thursday.READ MORE