The captain of the Turkmenistan national football team Arslanmurad Amanov, in an interview with the SportMedia website, called the goals of the Turkmen team in the future qualifying tournament of the Asian Cup-2023. Amanov expressed hope that the national football team will make it to the final part of the main tournament of the Asian continent.
“In 2023, the Asian Cup will be held in China. The draw will take place soon. More than 20 teams will participate in the selection. We are waiting for opponents. Our task is to get out of the group and participate in further games. 2 teams from each group, who took first and second places, will fight further for the main trophy. We plan to leave the group and continue to fight for the trophy. To do this, we need the support of the fans,”’ Amanov said.
The group stage draw for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 24, 2022.
Based on the results of the draw, 6 groups of 4 teams will be formed - one from each pot. The matches of the group round of the qualifying tournament will be held in a centralized format in one round - on June 8, 11 and 14, 2022. 11 teams will advance to the finals of the Asian Cup 2023 - 6 group winners, as well as 5 teams that took second places with the best results.
In 2004, the national team of Turkmenistan made its debut in the final stage of the Asian Cup in China. In 2019, when the tournament was held in the UAE, the Turkmen team participated in it for the second time.
The full interview with Arslanmurad Amanov is available on the SportMedia website here.