Qatar to take on South Korea in semifinals of AFC U-19 Championship

Jakarta, The Qatari football team will take on their South Korean counterparts in the semifinals of AFC U-19 Championship 2018 on Thursday.The four semifinalists including Qatar, defending champions Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia have confirmed th…

Jakarta, The Qatari football team will take on their South Korean counterparts in the semifinals of AFC U-19 Championship 2018 on Thursday.

The four semifinalists including Qatar, defending champions Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia have confirmed their places in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland but there is still everything to play for as they chase Continental glory.

Qatar defeated Thailand in the quarter-finals thanks to an exhilarating 7-3 extra-time win. The Qatari side topped Group A following a group stage campaign that included two victories and a loss to the United Arab Emirates.

Qatar's Abdulrasheed Umaru is the competition's leading scorer with seven goals � three of which came during his side's remarkable 6-5 victory over host nation Indonesia.

South Korea Advanced from the quarter-finals following Jeon Se-jin's neat finish in a narrow 1-0 win over Tajikistan. Chung Jung-yong's charges had finished as Group C winners where they opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Australia before successive wins helped them through to the last eight of a competition they have won no less than 12 occasions.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee