Monday, 08, March, 2021

Sports

Uzbekistan will host the 2022 Asian U-23 Cup, the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) said. The UFA had reportedly sent a bid to the AFC to host the 2022 Asian U23 Cup in Uzbekistan, providing the necessary documents for the bidding and had held a number of talks.

In preparation for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and the Asian Cup 2023 joint qualifiers, Uzbekistan will hold a training camp between 8-18 February in Dubai, the UAE with mostly home-based players.

The first ever professional bicycle racing team has been registered in Uzbekistan, the press service of the National Olympic Committee reported. On January 27, the Ministry of Justice issued a registration certificate to the Uzbekistan Cycling Pro Team team.

The group stages of this year's AFC Champions League, which is set to feature up to three A-League clubs, will be played in centralised hubs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Madrid-based Atletico FC proposed to open an academy in Uzbekistan, the Tourism Development Committee said. This initiative was discussed in Madrid at a meeting of the Deputy PM/Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov with the senior officials of the Spanish team.

The Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) has suspended the FIFA and AFC referee Sherzod Kasymov from any football-related activity for three years for involvement in match-fixing, the UFA said in a statement.

Pieter Huistra, who worked as an assistant to the head coach Shota Arveladze since June 2017, has been named as the head coach of Pakhtakor, the website of Pakhtakor FC said.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced the schedule of competitions before the Tokyo Olympics. According to the schedule, on March 5-7 Tashkent will for the first time host the Grand Slam tournament. Previously, only Grand Prix tournaments had been annually held in Tashkent.

Tashkent will host the 2025 Asian Youth Games. On January 5 at the International Press Club, the Minister of Sports Dilmurod Nabiyev spoke about the preparations for the Games.

Temur Ismailov a 25-year-old tennis player from Uzbekistan, has been banned for seven years (with two suspended) and fined $12,000 after a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation found he had breached the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) rules on several occasions relating to match fixing.