Saturday, 01, October, 2022

Sports

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on May 11, 2017 signed the Construction of Tashkent Multifunctional Ice Rink Complex in Tashkent Decree, launching the construction of a multi-purpose Khumo Arena ice complex in Tashkent in 2017-2018.

On June 12 Uzbekistan in matchday 8 of final qualifying round of Russia 2018 World Cup will face Iran in Tehran. Before that on June 6, White Wolves will play a friendly match against Thailand.

Oksana Chusovitina along with three other gymnasts have been inducted to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and were honored at the 21st annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.

On June 6 of this year Uzbekistan will play a friendly match against Thailand in Tashkent. This match will serve as a preparation for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iran in Tehran on June 12, at 21:15 in Azadi stadium.

Omar Abdulrahman scored one and assisted for two as Al Ain advanced to the 2017 AFC Champions League Round of 16 as Group C winners after a 3-0 victory over Bunyodkor on Monday.

Dubai based Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates have qualified for the 2017 AFC Champions League Round of 16 as Group A winners after a resounding 4-0 victory over Lokomotiv on Tuesday that also eliminated the Uzbek side.

Mirdjalol Kasymov has returned as head coach of the Tashkent based FC Bunyodkor, and has brought with him Alexander Volkov and Shukhrat Maksudov to be part of the coaching staff, the club’s press service announced in a statement.

The Tashkent based FC Bunyodkor has announced changes in the executive staff, the club’s press service said in a statement.

Pakhtakor FC announced changes to the leadership, the club’s press service said in a statement. By the decision of the president of FC Pakhtakor, the Tashkent mayor Rakhmonbek Usmanov, Babur Shodiev has been appointed the club’s vice-president.

A header from Portuguese defender Ricardo Machado in the second minute of injury time earned Al Taawoun a point in an enthralling 4-4 draw with Lokomotiv on Tuesday, ensuring both sides keep alive their hopes of progression from Group A of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

Tashkent based Bundyokor ended an 18-match winless streak in the AFC Champions League on Monday following a 2-0 victory over Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia in Group C.

Information in some mass media about Pakhtakor FC’s takeover by Alisher Usmanov is not true, the club’s press service announced in a statement.

Iranian Zobahan maintained the pressure on Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and Al Ain from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday at the top of Group C in the 2017 AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over Bunyodkor.

A late goal by Kaveh Rezaei ensured Esteghlal from the Islamic Republic of Iran took a point from their meeting in Tashkent with 2016 quarter-finalists Lokomotiv on Tuesday as the Uzbek side kept their hopes of a place in the next phase of this year’s AFC Champions League alive.

Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan, who competed in the Men’s 96-120kg Freestyle wrestling event the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, in which he was awarded a gold medal, have been found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 following the re-analysis which resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances turinabol and stanozolol.

The Uzbekistan skipper Odil Ahmedov’s second-half free-kick helped seal a vital 1-0 victory over Qatar at Bunyodkor Stadium on Tuesday and maintain their bid for automatic berths for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and leave their opponents rooted to the bottom of Group A.

- First of all I want to bring apologies to our fans for the loss against Syria. We made many mistakes, so did I. That match could go either way, we could have won it too. But we lost through a penalty kick in the last minute. Unfortunately due to injuries and bans I couldn’t have the best line-up for none of the 7 matches. Everything is against us. Regardless of who will play in the national team, we will advance for our goal. Denisov will not play tomorrow-  Babayan said.

Omar Khrbin’s late penalty earned Syria a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan on Thursday evening as Ayman Al Hakeem’s side moved into contention for an automatic berth at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Uzbekistan will look to widen the gap on their Matchday Six opponents Syria to 7 points when the sides go head to head today in Malaysia.

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.