16 nations qualify for 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup!

The 16 teams for the 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup Finals have been decided following the conclusion of the Qualifiers on Sunday, October 9.

A breathtaking day of action across the continent saw Asia’s rising stars put their best foot forward in their bid to get their respective teams across the finishing line.

The Group A top spot was decided with a match to spare with Japan booking their spot on Matchday Four but the East Asian side signed off their campaign with a 2-0 win against Jordan on Sunday.

Malaysia played superbly to defeat hosts Indonesia 5-1 to emerge Group B winners with 10 points while Qatar were equally dominant in their 4-1 victory over Lebanon to clinch the Group C top spot.

Group D went to the wire with Saudi Arabia edging India 2-1 in a winner-takes-all clash while Yemen ended their Group E campaign with a perfect record of three wins after a 4-0 defeat of hosts Bangladesh.

Vietnam were equally perfect in Group F, defeating their Southeast Asian rivals Thailand 3-0 for top spot.

Australia beat China PR 3-1 to end their campaign with three wins and top spot in Group G while hosts Tajikistan turned on the power to defeat Afghanistan 2-0 for a 100 percent record in Group H.

Iran, having booked their Finals’ spot with a game to spare, defeated Hong Kong 11-1 to end their Group I challenge with a third win while Uzbekistan had already confirmed their berth from the three-team Group J with victories over Brunei Darussalam and South Korea ahead of Sunday’s final Matchday.

Advancing to the Finals as the best six runners-up were South Korea (Group J), China (Group G), Afghanistan (Group H), India (Group D), Thailand (Group F) and Laos (Group I).

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