Uzbekistan’s Nasaf secured a spot in the AFC Champions League Play-offs on Tuesday thanks to a comfortable 4-0 Preliminary Stage win over Al Hidd from Bahrain.
The victory sees Karshi based Nasaf, who finished third in the Uzbek top-flight last season, set up a clash with Saudi Arabian side Al Fateh on February 7, while defeat means Al Hidd are set to continue their continental adventure in the AFC Cup’s Group Stage.
Uzbekistan's home-based players which are holding a training camp in Dubai lost 1:2 in a friendly against Denmark U-23 at Dubai’s The Sevens Stadium.
Australian Open defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to world number 117 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in just the second round in Melborune.
From 2-12 January in Brisbane (Australia) was held 2017 Australian Open Championship. 103 players from 15 countries participated including 5 GM's, 9 IM's and 2 WIM's. The total prize fund was AUD 10,250.
The gold medalist of the Rio Games 2016, Hasanboy Dusmatov has been named the best sportsperson of the year in Uzbekistan. The Culture and Sports Ministry awarded the culture and sports persons of the year in various nominations in Tashkent’s Sayohat restaurant.