Ravshan Khaydarov: We know China and Qatar well enough, Oman is also strong team
Uzbekistan under-23s national team recognized their opponents at the AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 as they face the hosts China PR, Qatar and Oman in Group A.
After the official draw was held, Uzbekistan U-23 head coach, Ravshan Khaydarov talked to the media sharing his comments on the opposing teams.
Group A teams in the same level in terms of strengths, potential and tactics. We know well enough about China and Qatar as we conducted friendly matches with them. Oman is also a strong team that they booked a spot in the championship after they left Iran in the qualification round.
Generally speaking, I cannot mention which team is favourite or outsider, while all participants have equal opportunity for the championship, but it depends on how well they prepared for the matches and how they will start their campaign in the tournament.