A late goal by Ahmed Dalli Hassan helped Syria avoid a home defeat against Uzbekistan as they drew 3-3 with the central Asian side in their final game in the AFC Final Round for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on Wednesday.
The AFC have announced the seeds for the third stage of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification as the 15 qualifiers from the first two rounds join Asia’s five highest ranked teams in the draw, which will take place in Durban, South Africa on Sunday.
Uzbekistan amputee national team defeated Russia to clinch World Amputee Cup on Tuesday, 20 November.
Singapore, Syria, Thailand and Turkmenistan have qualified for the third round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on Sunday.
South Korea played a scoreless draw with Uzbekistan on Saturday in the final Asian qualifying round for next year’s Beijing Olympics, failing to clinch a berth.
Defending champions DPR Korea have qualified for next year’s AFC U-19 Championship along with China, Korea Republic, Australia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Tajikistan and Syria.
Manager Park Sung-hwa is on a mission to make South Korea’s under-23 football team better than the one that scored twice in a game only once in its last four outings.
Uzbekistan U-19 recorded three wins in Asian Championship U-19 qualifiers in Tashkent to book their place in the final stage.
Uzbekistan League pacesetters Pakhtakor and Kuruvchi recorded identical 2-0 victories over Samarqand and Mashal respectively in the 26th round here recently.