Monday, 18, June, 2018

Sports

Qatar's Al Sadd took a huge step towards the knockout stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League after a 4-0 home win over FC Nasaf of Uzbekistan in their Matchday Four encounter on Tuesday.

For the first time Uzbekistan national team will play a friendly match against Uruguay, the Uzbekistan Football Association reported. The match will also be the first match for the White Wolves against a World Cup winner.

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has stepped down as the president of the Uzbekistan’s Gymnastics Federation, she announced this on her Facebook page.

Igor Golban's second-half header was the difference as Uzbekistan's Nasaf beat Al Wasl of the UAE 1-0 in their 2018 AFC Champions League Group C encounter on Tuesday.

Two goals from Morteza Tabrizi and Mohammad Reza Hosseini saw Islamic Republic of Iran's Zobahan clinch a 2-0 home win over Uzbekistan's Lokomotiv in their 2018 AFC Champions League Group B game on Monday.

Iran’s Persepolis were in a class of their own at Azadi stadium as they defeated Uzbek FC Nasaf to open their 2018 AFC Champions League Group C campaign on a high note on Tuesday.

Tashkent-based Lokomotiv began their 2018 AFC Champions League campaign in style after it thrashed Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates 5-0 win at home in their Group B opener on Monday.

The iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy made a stop in Uzbekistan today on its global tour ahead of the World Cup in Russia later this year. Christian Karembeu, a member of the French team that won the 1998 World Cup, and Uzbekistan Football Association vice-president Umid Ahmadjonov unveiled the trophy in front of invited guests.

Qatar's Al Gharafa scored twice in the first half before holding on to confirm a place in the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage with a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan's Pakhtakor in the play-off on Tuesday. After a cagey start to the game, the hosts had a chance to take the lead 20 minutes in, when Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi was fouled in the box by Pakhtakor defender Marko Simic.

Two headed goals either side of the half-time break laid the foundation for an emphatic 5-1 victory for Nasaf Qarshi over Al Faisaly as the Uzbek side booked their place in the group stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League.