Saturday, 20, October, 2018

Sports

Three-time Olympic medalist, the former Russian racing cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya will be representing Uzbekistan at the summer Asian Games in Jakarta (Indonesia), which will start on August 18, the Uzbek Olympic Committee (NOC) of Uzbekistan.

The Uzbekistan Football Association signed a three-year contract with Hector Cúper, with the possibility of extension for another one year if Uzbekistan qualifies for World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the UFA offical said today at Hector Cúper’s unveiling press conference in Tashkent.

The Uzbekistan Football Association announced that it had successfully finalized talks with Hector Cúper, who from now will be coaching the Uzbekistan national team.

The minister of sports , Shoakrom Kholmatovich Isroilov, left this post, sources in the government told The Tashkent Times. Shoakrom Isroilov, who was in charge of the new ministry since February, bid farewell to the team on Wednesday. What new role he was given is not yet known.

Finally, Uzbekistan national team will, in a matter of days, have a new head coach. The 62-year old Argentine Héctor Raúl Cúper is expected to sign a contract with the Uzbekistan Football Association this week.

The Executive Committee of the Uzbekistan Football Asociation (UFA) has allowed Vadim Abramov to resume his coaching career, after his license was revoked for an indefinite period for "inappropriate statements", UFA said in a statement.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and will today attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup 2018 in Moscow, which will take place at the 80,000 seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow – the national stadium of Russia – which is also where the final of the tournament will be held.

Uruguay will head to the World Cup on a winning note after beating Uzbekistan 3-0 in a chilly warmup in front of their own fans on Thursday.

Bunyodkor stadium will be renamed to Milliy (transl. National) stadium, the Uzbekistan Football Association said in a statement.

Uzbekistan head coach Timur Kopadze announced the squad for the away friendly match against Uruguay on June 7. Kopadze called up only the home-based players, and the core of the White Wolves is made up of the winners of the 2018 AFC U-23 Cup, who have been playing together for the last 5 years. The match will also be the first match for Uzbeksitan team against a World Cup winner.