Monday, 09, December, 2019


Pakhtakor FC announced changes to the leadership, the club’s press service said in a statement. By the decision of the president of FC Pakhtakor, the Tashkent mayor Rakhmonbek Usmanov, Babur Shodiev has been appointed the club’s vice-president.

A header from Portuguese defender Ricardo Machado in the second minute of injury time earned Al Taawoun a point in an enthralling 4-4 draw with Lokomotiv on Tuesday, ensuring both sides keep alive their hopes of progression from Group A of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

Tashkent based Bundyokor ended an 18-match winless streak in the AFC Champions League on Monday following a 2-0 victory over Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia in Group C.

Information in some mass media about Pakhtakor FC’s takeover by Alisher Usmanov is not true, the club’s press service announced in a statement.

Iranian Zobahan maintained the pressure on Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and Al Ain from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday at the top of Group C in the 2017 AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over Bunyodkor.

A late goal by Kaveh Rezaei ensured Esteghlal from the Islamic Republic of Iran took a point from their meeting in Tashkent with 2016 quarter-finalists Lokomotiv on Tuesday as the Uzbek side kept their hopes of a place in the next phase of this year’s AFC Champions League alive.

Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan, who competed in the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, in which he was awarded a gold medal, have been found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 following the re-analysis which resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances turinabol and stanozolol.

The Uzbekistan skipper Odil Ahmedov’s second-half free-kick helped seal a vital 1-0 victory over Qatar at Bunyodkor Stadium on Tuesday and maintain their bid for automatic berths for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and leave their opponents rooted to the bottom of Group A.

- First of all I want to bring apologies to our fans for the loss against Syria. We made many mistakes, so did I. That match could go either way, we could have won it too. But we lost through a penalty kick in the last minute. Unfortunately due to injuries and bans I couldn’t have the best line-up for none of the 7 matches. Everything is against us. Regardless of who will play in the national team, we will advance for our goal. Denisov will not play tomorrow-  Babayan said.

Omar Khrbin’s late penalty earned Syria a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan on Thursday evening as Ayman Al Hakeem’s side moved into contention for an automatic berth at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.