The sides split the points in Group C’s opening match. Uzbekistan went ahead through an Islomjon Kobilov penalty kick just before half-time, but Iran drew level through Reza Dehghani’s 58th minute goal to claim a share of the spoils at Tinsulanon Stadium.

 

Goals: Islomjon Kobilov (40 penalty) – Reza Dehghani (58).

Uzbekistan U-23: 1.Abduvokhid Nematov, 2.Islomjon Kobilov, 3.Hojiakbar Alijonov, 4.Abdulla Abdullaev, 6.Azizjon Ganiev, 8.Nurillo Tukhtasinov (23.Oybek Bozorov, 67), 9.Jasurbek Yakhshibaev, 10.Bobir Abdixoliqov, 19.Ilkhomjon Alijanov, 20.Husniddin Alikulov, 22.Sanjar Kodirkulov (17.Islom Kenjabaev, 86).