Hello everyone! And finally the draw was made and the excitement increases for all who are Asian football fans, and for me its special because i have been following Asian football since the early 2000
My favorite team is Uzbekistan and is the team that i have been following all time
The favorites are as always Japan, Korea Republic, Australia as host nation, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and there are also other teams that in my opinion they are favorites to reach the favorites, These teams are Qatar, Jordan and Iraq (former champions in 2007)
Uzbekistan is located in Group B with to Saudi Arabia, China and DPR Korea
I must say that Uzbekistan got an interesting group, i think its accesible, because Saudi Arabia and China team level are not fo high right now, Sausi Arabia team isnt the same that it was like in 2005 or 2007, in 2007 it was very stonger reaching the final but losing it against Iraq in Jakarta, Indonesia.
China team level is always a mistery, i think they have the team to reach the final stages of the competition but when it comes the time to compete at the Asian Cup, China is always eliminated at first stage (the group stage) they will have some players from Guangzhou Evergrande FC who are the defending AFC Champions League winners
DPR Korea team is always a mistery too, they havent got any friendly matches recently, i dont know how they will arrive in Australia, i mean the team level, because back in the AFC Asian Cup in 2011 they didnt made a good performance there, but they did an amazing qualifying campaign to reach the FIFA World Cup finals in 2010, they best player now is Jong Tae Se who plays in Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Im excited and i cant wait for the AFC Challenge Cup to start because the champion of this edition will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia next year, i have 2 favorite teams to win the AFC Challenge Cup, these are Turkmenistan and Kyrgyszstan, other favorite team that i have is Philippines who have progressed to much in their football level.