Uzbekistan National U23 Football Team became the champion of AsiaUzbekistan National U23 Football Team became the champion of Asia after beating the Vietnamese team in the final. The match in China ended with the score – 2:1.
Before the meeting, the field of Changzhou Olympic Stadium was covered with snow, which caused certain difficulties for the football players of Uzbekistan, who played in white uniform. Despite this, the team of Uzbekistan opened the first scoring. Defender Rustam Ashurmatov scored the header goal from the corner in the 8th minute. At the end of the first half, the opponents managed to equalize the score – Nguyen Quang Hai struck right into the far corner of Botirali Ergashev’s gate.
After the break, Uzbekistan changed its uniform to blue. In the second half of the match, Uzbekistan football players had more possession of the ball and created moments, but following the end of two halves, the score was left untouched.
The winner was found in the very ending of the game when on the 120th minute Andrey Sidorov struck the gate of the Vietnam’s goalkeeper after kicking from the corner.
Javokhir Tashkhodjayev, UzA