Monday, 19, August, 2019

Sports

Uzbekistan was drawn in Group D with Saudi Arabia in the second round of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, following the draw ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday for the 40 nations.

Draw World Cup Asian qualifiers

The White Wolves will also be joined in the group by Palestine, Yemen and Singapore, with the matches starting in early September.

The top teams in each of the eight groups, and four best runners-up in all groups will advance into the third round of the World Cup qualifiers and will also automatically qualify in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Tashkent-based Humo hockey team will take part in the VHL-Silk Road Cup. The team is grouped in Division A with seven other teams, with the matches to be played in home-away system.

The Mexican fencer Paola Pliego Lara announced that she would cease the representation of Mexico in this discipline in the face of alleged acts of corruption and "outrage and disgrace" by Mexican managers.

The FIFA referee Ravshan Irmatov has been elected the vice-president of the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) to replace Umid Akhmadjonov who resigned from his post, UFA said.

The Tashkent-based Humo hockey club will play from the 2019-2020 season in the Higher Hockey League (VHL), the Uzbekistan Hockey Federation (UHF) said in a statement.

Turkey national team defeated Uzbekistan in a friendly match 2: 0, through the two goals by the Lille defender Zeki Çelik. The match at Alanya Bahcesehir Stadium saw Turkey go up in the 17th minute, when defender Zeki Celik's header found the net.

Hector Cuper announced the Uzbekistan national squad for training camp from May 28 to June 12. As part of preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Uzbekistan team will play three friendly matches: against Turkey on June 2 (Antalya), and against DPRK and Syria on June 7 and 11 (Tashkent)

At the extraordinary general assembly of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) on Wednesday with the participation of PM Aripov and presidential adviser on youth, science, education, health and sports Abdujabar Abduvakhitov, Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov has been elected NOC President, the committee said.

Uzbekistan national football team will hold a number of friendly matches in June 2019, the Uzbekistan Football Association said.

The Hockey Federations of Uzbekistan and Russia yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Moscow. The document was signed by the President of the Hockey Federation of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Fazylov and his Russian counterpart Vladislav Tretyak.