Strong confrontations are expected for the Gulf teams in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-23 Cup

Saudi Arabia, the defending champion, will face Uzbekistan, the 2018 champion, in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024, following the conclusion of the group stage competitions on Tuesday.

The spotlight will be on the confrontation that will be held on Friday at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, with other expected confrontations also emerging in the quarter-finals, where the other three teams that previously won the tournament title have qualified.

The quarter-finals begin with host Qatar meeting 2016 champion Japan on Thursday, as the host country seeks to win the title for the first time.

This will be followed by a confrontation between the Republic of Korea, champion of the 2020 edition, and Indonesia, which is participating for the first time, at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

On Friday, Uzbekistan will face Saudi Arabia at Khalifa International Stadium, while the fourth quarter-final match will be held on Friday between Iraq, champion of the 2013 edition, and Vietnam, runner-up in 2018, at Al Janoub Stadium.

In addition to the ambition of winning the title, the teams that finish in the first three places qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, while the fourth-place team will move on to face Guinea, the representative of the African continent, in the global playoff match, with the ambition of obtaining a fourth place for the Asian continent in the Paris Olympics.


Qatar – Japan

Stadium: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Doha)

Kick-off: 5:00 pm (GMT +3)

Republic of Korea – Indonesia

Stadium: Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium (Doha)

Kick-off: 8:30 pm (GMT +3)


Uzbekistan – Saudi Arabia

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)

Kick-off: 5:00 pm (GMT +3)

Iraq – Vietnam

Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah)

Kick-off: 8:30 pm (GMT +3

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