Pakhtakor Tashkent thrashed Qyzylqum Zarafshon to make important step to defend their Premier League title. Pakhtakor can claim title already today if Tractor defeats Quruvchi on Monday match.
Uzbekistan will face Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Lebanon in the third stage of 2010 FIFA qualifiers. Here is some comments from officials from Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
Matt Skelton, the former kickboxer who took up boxing only in his mid-30s, is on the verge of getting a dream shot at the world heavyweight title. Negotiations are close to completion for the Commonwealth champion to face Ruslan Chagaev, of Uzbekistan, who won the WBA title from Nikolay Valuev. The bout will probably take place in Germany, where Chagaev is based, with February or March the likely date.
Representatives of Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan could be forgiven for letting out a small sigh of relief after landing a group which features Singapore and Lebanon. While the favourites will hope to vie for the group’s top spot, the outsiders will be hoping to pull off a surprise and qualify for the next stage as the group’s second best.
It might be 31 months away, but Asian teams are already dreaming of the World Cup finals in 2010 and their first big step towards South Africa will be taken on Sunday.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced the final shortlists for the prestigious awards to be held in Sydney on 28 November .
Uzbekistan national football team closed the season with the goalless draw against European-side Estonia in Tashkent friendly match on Wednesday, 21 November.
A late goal by Ahmed Dalli Hassan helped Syria avoid a home defeat against Uzbekistan as they drew 3-3 with the central Asian side in their final game in the AFC Final Round for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on Wednesday.
The AFC have announced the seeds for the third stage of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification as the 15 qualifiers from the first two rounds join Asia’s five highest ranked teams in the draw, which will take place in Durban, South Africa on Sunday.