Javier Rodríguez Nebreda (born 26 March 1974), commonly known as Javi Rodríguez, is a Spanish futsal player currently playing...
AFC Quarter Final update
All Futsal news this week points us to the AFC Futsal Championship taking place in UAE, today will see the quarter final stage.
Quarter Finals of AFC Futsal Championship 2012
Thailand Vs Lebanon – Al Wasl Satdium, Dubai
Thailand finished top of their group proving that despite automatic entry to the World Cup this year as the host nation they are not taking this tournament lightly. Speaking to The- AFC.com Head coach Hermans says ”Just because we have are taking part in the World Cup it doesn’t mean we don’t want to go as far as we can here and we are fighting to go all the way to the final”.
They will be taking on Lebanon who finished 2nd to Japan in Group B, in there game against Japan Lebanon narrowly lost out to the Japan the group B winners.
Iran Vs Uzbekistan – Al-shabab stadium, Dubai
Ten time champions Iran have shown why they are favourites to capture there eleventh title with a 100% record, 31 goals and only conceding 1. They started with a 14-1 victory over Korea Republic followed by an 8-0 win over Qatar, lastly they impressively beat quarter finalists Australia 9-0.
This match will be a repeat of the 2010 final Uzbekistan are not fazed by the strength shown by Iran. Full article here at the-afc.com
Japan Vs Kyrgyzstan – Al Wasl Stadium, Dubai
Other than Iran Japan have been very impressive so far in the tournament with 3 wins in 3 and there Spanish coach Miguel Rodrigo has is eyes firmly set on the World Cup in Thailand later this year.
Kuwait Vs Australia - Al-Shabab Stadium, Dubai
The winner of this game along with the other will qualify for the 2012 World Cup, this is a huge incentive for all the quarter finalists. (If cup hosts Thailand make it to the top four, then the best loser will also qualify. This game will be evenly matched with high stakes with both teams having a good tournament so far.
Lets us know your predictions for the game?