AFC U23 Championship semi-final lineup confirmed

Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) After two days of scintillating quarter-final action, the final four teams vying for glory at this year’s AFC U23 Championship in Qatar have been decided.

South Korea defeated Jordan with a controversial goal in the quarterfinal, while Iraq turned the game around after conceding an own goal, beating the United Arab Emirates with 3-1, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

Earlier this week, Japan booked their place in the semifinal by beating Iran with 3-0. The host team Qatar defeated DPR Korea with a precious goal in overtime.

In the semifinals, Japan will play Iraq, and Qatar will face the challenge from South Korea.

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