By Paul Nicholson
March 31 – Israeli forces broke into the Faisal Al Husseini international stadium last night and fired tear gas on to the pitch and into the stands, halting the final of the Abu Ammar Cup for an hour while players and fans were treated.
March 20 – With the men’s AFC U20 Asian Cup compleed at the the weekend the confederation is now turning its attention to the U20 women who are in the final stages of qualifying for finals in 2024 that will be played, liked the men’s, in Uzbekistan.
March 20 – Host nation Uzbekistan have won their first AFC U20 Asian Cup, beating five times champions Iraq 1-0 in the final in Tashkent.
March 16 – It took penalty shoot-outs for both hosts Uzbekistan and Iraq to overcome South Korea and Japan to qualify for the finals of then AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan.
March 13 – Iraq, Japan, South Korea and Uzbekistan sealed their places at the U20 World Cup in Indonesia later this year, all coming through a dramatic set of quarter finals at the AFC U20 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan on Sunday.
March 10 – Japan qualified for the quarter finals of the AFC U20 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan with a 2-1 win over reigning champions Saudi Arabia who finished third in Group D and out of the knockout rounds.
March 7 – It was heartbreak for Vietnam as they went from top of their group after two matches at the AFC U20 Asian Cup to third place after losing to Iran, missing out on qualification to the knockout rounds on goal difference.
March 7 – China turned the form book and Group D of the AFC U20 Asian Cup upside down with a 2-0 win over reigning champions Saudi Arabia to keep themselves in with a chance of qualifying for the quarter finals going into the last group game later this week.
March 6 – Hosts Uzbekistan, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan all took big steps towards to the quarter finals of the AFC U20 Asian Cup this weekend as they topped their groups unbeaten after two rounds.
March 2 – After a gap of five years, the AFC’s U20 Championship burst into action with hosts Uzbekistan in a near capacity Bunyodkor Stadium beating Syria and Vietnam continuing their progression on the world stage with a win over Australia.
March 1 – Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal stormed into the final of the AFC Champions League 2022 Final with a thumping 7-0 win over Qatar’s Al Duhail in Doha.
February 27 – World Club Cup finalists Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia are still on course to retain their AFC Champions League title having qualified for the west zone semi-final.
February 24 – Uzbekistan is set to host the AFC U20 Asian Cup, kicking off March 1, which will qualify four AFC nations to the U20 World Cup 2023 to be hosted in May/June in Indonesia.
February 21 – Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal took a step closer to retaining their AFC Champions League title with a 3-1 win over the UAE’s Shabab Al Ahli Dubai in Qatar at the Al Janoub Stadium.