Saturday, 19, October, 2019

The deal between the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) and the former head coach of the Uzbekistan national team Hector Cuper has been terminated, UFA said in a statement.

In the statement the UFA expressed gratitude to Hector Cuper and the coaching staff for their efforts in the Uzbekistan national team and wished them further success in their work.

The sacking was prompted after Uzbekistan’s loss and unconvincing game in the Qatar 2022 qualifying round opener against Palestine in early September.

63-year-old Cuper had taken charge of the Uzbekistan national team in August 2018 and took the nation to the Round of 16 of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 earlier this year where they lost in penalty shootouts to Australia.

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