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AFC U23 Championship 2020 draw: Defending champion Uzbekistan must face South Korea, China & Iran

AFC U23 Championship 2020 draw: Defending champion Uzbekistan must face South Korea, China & Iran

Uzbekistan U23 fell into the toughest group when they are placed in the same group with South Korea U23, China U23 and Iran U23.

At the AFC U23 Championship 2020 draw today, the host Thailand U23 is located in Group A with very strong opponents like Iraq, Australia and Bahrain. Group B is a 'death table' consisting of Qatar, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Whereas, Vietnam U23 fell into Group D with DPR Korea U23, Jordan U23 and UAE U23. According to Asia's leading football experts, this is the most breathtaking group.

AFC U23 Championship 2020 draw: Defending champion Uzbekistan must face South Korea, China & Iran

Group C is considered the most balanced talent, where the presence of defending champions Uzbekistan, Korea, China and Iran. Of these, South Korea and Iran are the two leading continental football platforms and have repeatedly qualified for the World Cup finals. South Korea U23 was the only team to reach the U23 AFC championship semi-finals in Asia three times in the previous organization.

The format of the 2020 U23 AFC championship has 16 teams divided into 4 groups, the best 2 teams in each group will gain the right to go forward. The four semi-finalists will become representatives of Asia for the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.