Uzbekistan will send two athletes to the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korean PyeongChang, with over 6,500 athletes from 90 countries competing as the competitions which will take place from February 9 to 25.
Outstanding Uzbekistan stun defending champions Japan in the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 quarter-finals with a comprehensive 4-0 win at the Jiangyin Sports Center Stadium on Friday.
President of the Uzbekistan Football Federation of (UFF) Umid Ahmadjonov has been elected as president of the National Olympic Committee (NOC), the post that he will hold concurrently,, replacing Alisher Sultanov, chairman of JSC UzbekNefteGaz, who was in charge since January 2017.
Former Uzbekistan head coach Samvel Babayan is banned for life from all football related activity. The decision was taken by the executive committee of the Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF) on Monday, UFF said in a statement.
Uzbekistan beat Oman 1-0 to progress to the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 Quarter-finals at the Jiangyin Sports Center Stadium on Monday. An own goal from Thani Al Rushaidi in the first half was enough to give Uzbekistan a second place finish in Group A, while Oman exited the tournament with no wins to their name.
Pakhtakor left back Khojiakbar Alijonov’s first half strike proved the difference as Uzbekistan secured a vital 1-0 win over China PR in Group A of the AFC U23 Championship 2018. The win leaves the Uzbeks level with China on three points and, ahead of the day’s later game between Oman and Qatar, both teams can still genuinely harbour ambitions of sealing a spot in the quarter-finals with one game apiece still to play.
Almoez Ali's goal leaves Qatar second in Group A behind table-topping China PR who beat Oman 3-0 in the day’s earlier game.