Uzbekistan beats Kuwait 5-0 to reach the quarter-finals; Vietnam advance

The players of Uzbekistan celebrate during their match against Kuwait yesterday. PHOTO: AFC

Doha, Qatar: Uzbekistan stormed into the quarter-finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 with a 5-0 win over Kuwait in Group D at Al Janoub Stadium yesterday.

It was a dominant performance by the Uzbeks with their goals through Alibek Davronov (32′), Mukhammadkodir Khamraliev (49′), Khojimat Erkinov (55′), Diyor Kholmatov (86′, pen) and Khusayin Norchaev (90+6 minutes) . ).

Also yesterday, Vietnam became the first team to reach the last eight after beating Malaysia 2-0 following an impressive performance at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Khuat Van Khang scored Vietnam’s first goal in the 39th minute before Vo Hoang Minh Khoa converted a penalty to seal the victory.

Uzbekistan and Vietnam meet on Tuesday to determine the group winners.

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