Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday hosted the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the presidential press service said.
The parties discussed the ways to further expand cooperation between Uzbekistan and the AFC and the possibilities of Uzbekistan’s holding major continental football tournaments among youth and women.
The AFC chairman reiterated the confederation’s readiness to help build world-class football infrastructure in Uzbekistan, provide methodological support, for talented youth and in the personnel training.
Reportedly, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa expressed sincere gratitude to Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and commended Uzbekistan’s policies aimed at popularization of mass sports and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
One of the outcomes of the visit of the AFC President is the Uzbekistan’s being assigned as the host of the AFC U-19 Championship in 2020.