Uzbekistan unable to win their second match in 2019 CAFA U-16 Championship

In a battle between two regional heavyweights, Iran assumed the early control when Khaled Rohani scored the opening goal in the 10th minute, but Uzbekistan were level just six minutes later thanks a successful penalty kick from captain Murodbek Khujamberdiev and the sides remained locked at 1-1 at the interval.

Iranian substitute Sajad Khaedmi scored what would prove to be the winner in 54th minute, but the match had a tense ending as Iran’s Sobhan Kamiavand and Uzbekistan’s Vazgen Pogsyan were both shown straight red cards and Uzbek forward Rustam Turdimurodov earned a second yellow in a chaotic stoppage time period.

Sunday is a rest day for the six teams in the competition – which serves as a warm-up for this year’s AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers – with action resuming on Monday.


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