Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

Sports

As reported earlier, Uzbekistan national football team would hold a training camp, with the coaching staff already announcing an expanded 29-player squad.

The head coach of Uzbekistan national team Vadim Abramov announced the expanded squad of 29 players for a training camp on March 22-30 during the window of the FIFA international calendar.

Earlier, Asian Sambo Association held an online meeting, which was attended by the leadership of the organization, members of the executive committee and representatives of national associations.

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.

Uzbekistan has revoked its bid to host the Asian Cup in 2027, Alisher Nikimbaev said. "The Uzbekistan Football Association has officially notified the Asian Football Confederation of revoking of its bid to host the 2027 Asian Cup," he said.

The President’s son-in-law, Otabek Umarov was elected the vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia at a meeting of the OCA executive committee in Oman Tuesday, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Uzbekistan said.

An anticorruption probe by Uzbekistan Football Association’s (UFA) special inspectorate found cases of corruption in the matches of the Uzbek Super League and the Pro-League, with a number of referees involved in match fixing, UFA said in a statament.

The Russian premier league side Rostov FC announced the transfer of the Uzbek striker Eldor Shomurodov to the Serie A team Genoa.

As previously reported, Uzbekistan national team is preparing for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers and will hold a training camp between October 3-16, during which the White Wolves will hold two friendly matches against Iran and the UAE.

In preparation for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers, Uzbekistan national team will hold a training camp in Dubai, UAE in November.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation in many countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, originally scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021, the AFC said in a statement.