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.
Uzbekistan national football team will play a friendly against Iran in Tehran on Saturday. For this match Uzbekistan interim head coach Temur Kopadze called up only Uzbekistan-based young players and seems to be taking the opportunity to build a new team to prepare for the Asian Cup 2019 in the UAE.
Lokomotiv midfielder Sardor Mirzayev bagged a brace as Uzbekistan's reigning champions defeated UAE's Al Wahda 4-1 on Matchday Five of the 2018 AFC Champions League Group B on Tuesday.
Last year’s semi-finalists Persepolis of Iran sealed their place at the 2018 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf on Monday.
Uzbekistan lost to Morocco 0-2 in their second friendly match in 5 days. Timur Kopadze made 11 changes to the first match against Senegal. The match began in a low note for the Uzbeks when Ayoub El Kaabi opened the score in the 3rd min of the match, his first goal in the national team.
Uzbekistan held Senegal, 1-1 in a friendly in Casablanca, Marocco on Friday. Uzbekistan was a better side for the most of the first half against Senegal’s experimental line-up, with Sadio Mané, Moussa Sow and Mbaye Niang on the bench and even managed to open the score through Shukurov’s penalty 19 min into the game.
Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has stepped down as the president of the Uzbekistan’s Gymnastics Federation, she announced this on her Facebook page.
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.
Gafur Rakhimov became Interim President of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). Rakhimov, vice-president of AIBA, a 66-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, was appointed new Interim president on Saturday, January 27, at an extraordinary congress in Dubai (UAE). He will be replaced by Franco Falcinelli, who worked in this position since November last year. The permanent president of AIBA will be elected at the congress of the association in November 2018 in Moscow.
Pakhtakor FC announced the transfer of Portuguese striker Esmaël Gonçalves, 26, on a two-year deal, the club said. Esmaël Gonçalves started in youth team of Portuguese Boavista. He played in Nice (France), St. Mirren (Scotland), APOEL (Cyprus), Veria (Greece), Anorthosis (Cyprus), Al-Ittifaq (Saudi Arabia) and Hearts (Scotland).