The national football team of Kyrgyzstan lost at the start of the AFC Asian Cup.
Continental Championship takes place in the UAE. The teams of C group joined the fight the day before. The Kyrgyz team met with a more experienced team of China in the first round of the tournament.
Pavel Matyash, Valery Kichin, Tamirlan Kozubayev, Daniel Tego, Bekzhan Sagynbayev, Edgar Bernhardt, Kairat Jyrgalbek uulu, Ahlidin Israilov, Farhat Musabekov, Mirlan Murzaev and Vitaliy Luks came out on the field as a part of the national team of Kyrgyzstan.
The final score is 2: 1 in favor of the Chinese. Yu Dabao from the Chinese side scored the goal at the 78th minute along with Kyrgyzstanis Ahlidin Israilov (42nd minute) and Pavel Matyash (50th minute, own goal).
In the second round, scheduled for January 11, Kyrgyzstan will meet with South Korea.