as part of preparation for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against China and South Korea Uzbekistan national team without foreign based players has departed for a training camp in Izmit, Turkey to last from July 17-23, 2017 as part of preparation for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against China and South Korea.
Goalkeepers: Aleksandr Lobanov (Pakhtakor), Ignatiy Nesterov (Lokomotiv);
Defenders: Aleksandr Merzlyakov (Kokand-1912), Davron Hoshimov (Pakhtakor), Farrukh Sayfiyev (Nasaf), Sherzod Agzamov (Pakhtakor), Murod Kholmuhammedov (Kokand-1912), Akmal Shorahmedov( Nasaf), Vladimir Kozak (Pakhtakor);
Midfielders: Suhrob Berdiev (Kokand-1912), Salamat Quttibeyov (Lokomotiv), Davronbek Umirov (Bunyodkor), Otabek Shukurov (Bunyodkor), Jaloliddin Masharipov (Lokomotiv), Murod Toshmatov (Metallurg Sardor Mirzaev (Lokomotiv), Bahrom Abdurahimov (Nasaf), Erkin Boydullaev (Kyzylkum);
Strikers: Igor Sergeev (Pakhtakor), Shohruz Norhonov (Bunyodkor).
Marat Bikmaev, Islom Tukhtahodjaev, Doston Hamdamov, Rustam Ashurmatov and Jamshid Iskanderov will miss the camp due to injuries.
Uzbekistan national team will play an away match against China on August 31 and host Korea Republic on 5 September in the final qualifying round of 2018 World Cup. After matchday 8, Uzbekistan is third on 12 points behind Korea Republic (13 points), with Iran already earned qualification.