Uzbekistan won 3-0 over Bangladesh in the 2018 Asian Games group stage opener at Pakansari Stadium in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday. Uzbekistan took the lead in the first half thanks to a header from skipper Zabikhillo Urinboev.
The Uzbekistan national football team will hold three friendly matches in autumn in Tashkent, the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) reported.
Three-time Olympic medalist, the former Russian racing cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya will be representing Uzbekistan at the summer Asian Games in Jakarta (Indonesia), which will start on August 18, the Uzbek Olympic Committee (NOC) of Uzbekistan.
The Uzbekistan Football Association signed a three-year contract with Hector Cúper, with the possibility of extension for another one year if Uzbekistan qualifies for World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the UFA offical said today at Hector Cúper’s unveiling press conference in Tashkent.
The minister of sports , Shoakrom Kholmatovich Isroilov, left this post, sources in the government told The Tashkent Times. Shoakrom Isroilov, who was in charge of the new ministry since February, bid farewell to the team on Wednesday. What new role he was given is not yet known.
Finally, Uzbekistan national team will, in a matter of days, have a new head coach. The 62-year old Argentine Héctor Raúl Cúper is expected to sign a contract with the Uzbekistan Football Association this week.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and will today attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup 2018 in Moscow, which will take place at the 80,000 seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow – the national stadium of Russia – which is also where the final of the tournament will be held.