Uzbekistan edge China, revive quarter hopes

Changzhou: Khojiakbar Alijonov’s first half strike proved the difference

as Uzbekistan secured a vital and thrilling 1-0 win over China PR in Group

A of the AFC U23 Championship 2018 on Friday.



The win leaves the Central Asians level with China on three points and,

and with Qatar defeating Oman 1-0 in the day’s second match, both teams

can still genuinely harbour ambitions of sealing a spot in the quarter-finals

with one game apiece still to play.



Uzbekistan will look to seal a place in the last eight when they tackle

Oman in the final round of group stage matches on Monday, while China

are scheduled to face Qatar.

FIFA Ranking Who's at the Top

94 Qatar
96 Uzbekistan
97 India