The youth national football team of Turkmenistan (players under 17 years old) beat the Philippines team with a score of 2:0 in the first match of the qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup.
The qualifying tournament in group “A” is held in a centralized format in the Jordanian city of Zarqa.
The rivals of the Turkmen national team in the group are also the teams of Japan, Jordan and Syria. In the next match, the youth team of Turkmenistan will meet with the Syrian team on October 3.
The youth team of Turkmenistan leads the group with 3 points.
The Asian Cup will be held from July 3 to May 20, 2023 in Bahrain. The winners of 10 qualifying groups and 5 best teams that took second places will advance to the final part of the Asian Youth Cup. Bahraini players will play in the Asian championship as the hosts of the tournament, but will participate in the qualifying matches.
The Asian Cup 2023 is also a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Youth Championship in Peru.