Uzbekistan thrashed Hong Kong 3-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the 2018 Asian Games Indonesia men’s football tournament on Thursday.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov will sponsor Pakhtakor FC, according to a documentary on Uzbekistan 24. 80 % shares of Pakhtakor FC now reportedly belong to the businessman, who is the native of Uzbekistan, and has invested US$ 20 million for the club’s development.
President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, Umid Ahmadjanov attended the General Assembly of the Asian Olympic Council in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Uzbekistan had already sealed top spot in Group B going into Sunday's match against Thailand. Uzbekistan largely dominated the frist half and opened the score through Zabikhillo Urinboev's 17th minute header. The South-East Asians threatened little in the either of the halves, with only a handful of attempts. Uzbekistan could increase the lead, but Masharipov couldn’t convert the penalty kick in the end of second half.
Uzbekistan will make their fourth appearance in the Asian Games Knockout Stage after an emphatic 6-0 win over Qatar at the Pakan Sari Stadium.
Uzbekistan won 3-0 over Bangladesh in the 2018 Asian Games group stage opener at Pakansari Stadium in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday. Uzbekistan took the lead in the first half thanks to a header from skipper Zabikhillo Urinboev.
The Uzbekistan national football team will hold three friendly matches in autumn in Tashkent, the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) reported.
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.