Uzbekistan head coach Samvel Babayan announced the squad for World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers against Syria on March 23 (in Malaysia), and Qatar in Tashkent on March 28.
Goalkeepers: Aleksandr Lobanov ( Pakhtakor), Nesterov ( Lokomotiv), Murodjon Zukhurov (Bunyodkor).
Defenders: Yegor Krimets (Beijing Guoan, China), Islam Tuhtahudzhaev ( Lokomotiv), Vitaliy Denisov ( Lokomotiv, Moscow, Russia), Anzur Ismailov (Changchun Yatai, China), Davron Hashimov ( Pakhtakor), Oleg Zoteev ( Lokomotiv).
Midfielders: Otabek Shukurov ( Bunyodkor), Marat Bikmayev ( Lokomotiv), Jaloliddin Masharipov (Lokomotiv), Eldor Shomurodov ( Bunyodkor), Odil Akhmedov (Shanghai SIPG, China), Aziz Aziz ( Al-Shabab, UAE), Vadim Afonin ( Orenburg , Russia), Salamat Qutiboev ( Lokomotiv ), Server Djeparov ( Sepahan , Iran), Jamshid Iskanderov (Pakhtakor), Sardor Rashidov (El Jaish, Qatar).
Strikers: Aleksandr Geinrikh (Ordabasy, Kazakhstan), Igor Sergeev (Pakhtakor), Temurkhuja Abdukholikov (Al-Sayliya, Qatar).
After 5 Matches in Group A of the final round of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifying stage Uzbekistan on 9 points is third after Iran and South Korea. Syria is forth with 5 points, while Qatar with 4 points is in the fifth place.