The Turkmenistan national futsal team reserved a qualifying spot to the final tournament of the Asian Cup – 2022 due to the victory of the Iranian national team over Kyrgyzstan in the final qualifying match.
Today, the Iranians defeated the Kyrgyzstan national team with a score of 8:1.
Thanks to this result the Turkmenistan national team won the second place at “A” group of the united zone “Center and South” of the Asian Cup qualifying tournament.
In the qualifying round of the Asian Cup-2022, the Turkmen national team beat Kyrgyzstan (3:1) and Maldives (7:0) and was defeated by Iran (0:3), scoring 6 points in the end.
Remind that the national teams of Turkmenistan, Iran, Maldives and Kyrgyzstan were fighting for two tickets to the final part of the continental championship.
The national team of Kyrgyzstan, having lost two out of three meetings, took third place in the group, the Maldives (0 points) — the last.
Thus, having beaten the Kyrgyz team by 3 points, the futsal players of Turkmenistan, together with the Iranian national team (9 points), won tickets to the final stage of the continental championship.
The team achieved this success under the leadership of 37-year-old Turkmen specialist Guvanch Kanaev.
The teams of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Thailand, Oman and Vietnam have already qualified for the tournament through qualifying competitions.
The final Asian Cup-2022 tournament, where 16 strongest national futsal teams of the confederation countries will compete, will be held from the 25th of September to the 20th of October in Kuwait.
Turkmenistan will participate in the Asian Cup-2022 tournament for the seventh time in its history (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012).
We congratulate the Turkmenistan national team on reaching the final part of the Asian Cup-2022!