8 iconic goals from the afc u23 championship

Kuala Lumpur: With the AFC U23 Championship vương quốc nụ cười 2020 just a few weeks away, we look back at some of the finest goals the competition has seen since it kicked off in Oman in early 2014.

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Featuring some of Asia"s finest modern-day talent, including the 2018 AFC Player of the Year Abdelkarim Hassan, Japan"s Shoya Nakajima và Vietnam"s Nguyen quang Hai, our selection offers the perfect way to lớn whet your appetite ahead of the fourth edition of the tournament early next year.

After viewing the goals, tell us which is your favourite by casting your vote at the bottom of the article, before it ends on December 22, 14:30 hours (UTC +8).

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1. Zakaria Al Sudani (2014)

Saudi Arabia vs Uzbekistan, Group Stage

The Green Falcons knew only victory against Uzbekistan would seal their place in the next round và Zakaria Al Sudani"s stunning strike on the hour booked their place in the last eight en route khổng lồ a final defeat against Iraq.

2. Abdelkarim Hassan (2016)

Qatar vs đài loan trung quốc PR, Group Stage

Over the years, Abdelkarim Hassan has forged a reputation for scoring piledrivers from distance, & this rocket in a 3-1 win over đài loan trung quốc was one of four goals the left-back scored in the 2016 competition.

3. Ahmed Al Sarori (2016)

Yemen vs Uzbekistan, Group Stage

A goal befitting of any occasion, Ahmed Al Sarori received the ball in his own half & four touches later it was in the back of the Uzbek net after a beautifully weighted chip over Abdumavlon Abduljalilov for Yemen"s only goal of the campaign.


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Mahdi Torabi (2016)

IR Iran vs china PR, Group Stage

From fully 30 yards out, Mahdi Torabi struck this free-kick with precision & power for the Iranians" third in a 3-2 victory over china that saw the young Team Melli progress khổng lồ the last eight.

5. Omar Maanasrah (2016)

Jordan vs Vietnam, Group Stage

In a tournament that witnessed numerous spectacular goals, Jordan"s Omar Maanasrah added another as the full-back smashed this one in off the crossbar in a 3-1 opening-day win against Vietnam.

6. Shoya Nakajima (2016)

Japan vs IR Iran, Quarter-Finals

One of the finest players lớn have ever graced the AFC U23 Championship, current FC Porto star Shoya Nakajima produced this sublime effort against Islamic Republic of Iran in the năm nhâm thìn quarter-finals before nhật bản went on lớn lift the title.

7. Azizjon Ganiev (2018)

Uzbekistan vs Korea Republic, Semi-Finals

It was a glorious chiến dịch for the Central Asians in 2018 and Azizjon Ganiev"s extra-time strike against Korea Republic was one of many moments khổng lồ remember en route to lớn the title. The celebration wasn"t bad either.

8. Nguyen Quang nhị (2018)

Vietnam vs Uzbekistan, Final

While Uzbekistan won the tournament, Nguyen Quang nhị captured the imagination và his "Rainbow in the Snow" in the final – one of five superb goals by the midfielder – provided one of the most iconic moments the competition has ever seen.

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