AFC ASIAN CUP

AFC Asian Cup 2023: Qatar vs Uzbekistan: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Uzbekistan has not conceded a single goal against Qatar since 2014.

Reigning Asian Champions and hosts Qatar will look to continue their dream run when they face off against Uzbekistan in the last quarter-final match of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. Qatar come into the game after pulling off a comeback win over Palestine in their RO16 clash.

Uzbekistan on the other hand have produced some out of the best performances so far. They are still undefeated and emerged victorious against Thailand in their RO16 match. It promises to be a mouth watering clash as two teams with title aspirations take on each other.

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Kick-Off

February 3, 2024, 21:00 IST

February 3, 2024, 20:30 GMT+5

February 3, 2024, 18:30 GMT+3

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Form

Qatar (in all competitions) W-W-W-W-L

Uzbekistan (in all competitions) W-D-W-D-W

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Players to watch

Akram Afif (Qatar)

Afif has been one of the best players for Qatar. He has six goal contributions to his name including four goals and two assists in five matches. Afif is known for his goal scoring prowess, pace and quick decision making. He has played a crucial role in Qatar’s run of form so far and is expected to continue the same.

Abbosbek Fayzullaev (Uzbekistan)

The midfielder has been in top form for Uzbekistan. He has inspired his nation to the quarter-finals with his consistent performances. Fayzullaev is known for his workrate, ball recoveries and pace. He is Uzbekistan’s top scorer at the tourney with two goals to his name, including a goal in the RO16 match against Palestine.

Match facts

  • Qatar are winless against Uzbekistan since 2014.
  • Uzbekistan has not conceded a single goal against Qatar since 2014.
  • Qatar has scored seven goals while Uzbekistan have scored six goals at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Injury and Team News

Both teams are expected to have a fully fit squad available for selection.

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Head-to-head

Total Matches played – 14

Qatar Wins – 3

Uzbekistan Wins – 9

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Draws – 2

Predicted Line-up

Qatar (4-3-3)

Barsham (GK), Al-Rawi, Salman, Mendes, Waad, Mashaal, Khoukhi, Abdulsallam, Ismael Mohd., Akram Afif, Ali

Uzbekistan (3-4-2-1)

Utkir Yusupov (GK); Abdukodir Khusanov, Umar Eshmurodov, Rustamjon Ashurmatov; Khojiakbar Alijonov, Odiljon Hamrobekov, Otabek Shukurov, Farrukh Sayfiev; Abbosbek Fayzullaev, Jaloliddin Masharipov; Oston Urunov

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Prediction for Qatar vs Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan have an upper hand coming into this game, thanks to their better head-to-head record. However, Qatar’s recent run of form also puts them in contention for a spot in the semi-finals.

Prediction: Uzbekistan 2-1 Qatar

Telecast for Qatar vs Uzbekistan

India – Sports 18, Jio Cinema

Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Oman – BeinSports, Alkass

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands – Triller TV

Australia – Network 10

Kyrgyz Republic – YTPK

Saudi Arabia – Shahid

United Arab Emirates – ADTV

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