On the eve of a crucial World Cup qualifying match at home against South Korea, Uzbekistan head coach Samvel Babayan on Monday was busy defending himself over recent roster decisions. Uzbekistan will host South Korea at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent at 8 p.m. Tuesday local time. It's the final match for both nations in Group A of the last Asian qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“Tomorrow we will play against a strong side. We have been working on quality of play lately and have managed to improve in some components. Tomorrow we will try to show our best game”, Uzbekistan head coach Samvel Babayan said on Wednesday at pre-match press conference.
China PR fans will put their faith in the attacking form of Wang Yongpo as their team faces a must-win scenario against Uzbekistan at home next week in the penultimate fixture of Asian third round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Uzbekistan will host friendly game against Kyrgyzstan in an empty stadium, with neither spectators nor journalists to be present in the stadium.
Uzbekistan national team will hold a training camp in Tashkent starting from August 20 to prepare for the final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against China and South Korea.
The Tashkent-based Pakhtakor today signed the Australian midfielder Rostyn Griffiths on a 1.5 year deal. The defensive midfielder Griffiths moved from Perth Glory and will wear the No 80 shirt. Previously, Griffiths played in the leagues of Australia, Holland, China and England.
Australian defensive midfielder, Rostyn Griffiths will join FC Pakhtakor after an official contract signing in a press conference on Thursday, FC Pakhtakor announced.
Uzbekistan national team on August 25 will play a friendly match against Kyrgyzstan in Tashkent. This match will serve as a preparation for the Russia 2018 World two last qualifiers against China (away, August 31), and the Korea Republic (home, September 5).
China coach Marcello Lippi is already planning for the future and will call up a number of young players for the qualifier against Uzbekistan with China's World Cup hopes effectively over.
as part of preparation for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against China and South Korea Uzbekistan national team without foreign based players has departed for a training camp in Izmit, Turkey to last from July 17-23, 2017 as part of preparation for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against China and South Korea.
FC Rostov announced on its Twitter page that Eldor Shomurodov has completed his transfer from Bunyodkor Tashkent. The Uzbekistan international will get the number 14 shirt. Details of the transfer were not disclosed, neither was the contract duration with the Don-based club.
Famous Hollywood star and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme and martial arts fighters Jeff Monson and Fedor Emelianenko will be honorary guests at an international penchak silat show tournament- Asian Fight 2017 in Tashkent on September 9, president of the Uzbek penchak silat federation Aziz Jurabaev announced.
New stadium will be built by 2019 instead of Pakhtakor stadium which will be demolished, a source in Pakhtakor’s executive management said.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on June 15 issued a Decree reorganizing the Equestrian Sports Federation of Uzbekistan into the Federation of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports.
The Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF) confirmed that Samvel Babayan will remain as head coach of Uzbekistan untill the end of the World Cup Third Qualifying Round on September 5, 2017, the UFF said in a statement.
Hassan Al Haydos scored twice and set up another as Qatar kept their slim hopes of qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup finals alive with a thrilling 3-2 win over Korea Republic on Tuesday.
Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi earned Islamic Republic of Iran their place at the finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year as Uzbekistan lost to Carlos Queiroz’s team 0-2 at the Azadi Stadium on Monday.
Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz calls for fans to pack out Azadi Stadium for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan, Tehran Times reported.