KUWAIT last night scored their second successive victory to zoom to the top of Group ‘A’ table in the 2020 Asian Futsal Championship at Khalifa Sport City Stadium.
Kuwait, who had beaten Palestine 7-1 in the first match on Wednesday, tamed the UAE 4-1 to move to six points from two matches.
In another Group ‘A’ match last night, Iraq routed Palestine 6-3.
Bahrain, meanwhile, take on Palestine today at 7pm in their second clash of the tournament following a 3-3 draw on the opening night.
A victory will keep the hosts’ hopes of finishing in the top two alive.
“The team is ready to face Palestine. We are happy with the 3-3 draw against the UAE and now look forward to a victory today to keep our hopes alive,” said Bahrain coach Mohammad Radhi Al Sindi.
Group ‘B’ features Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
A total of 16 teams qualify to play in the finals in 2020, including Turkmenistan who qualified automatically as hosts.
The qualification process is divided into four zones: Asean Zone, where the 2019 AFF Futsal Championship will serve as the qualifying competition, Central and South Zone (Nepal being the only team from South Zone entering), East Zone and West Zone.
The top two teams from each group qualify for the finals.