Tuesday, 24, November, 2020

Sports

Uzbekistan national team will hold the postponed matches of the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers in October and November.

The AFC has announced new dates for the 4 matchdays of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers which were scheduled for March and June.

The Uzbek Professional Football League (PFL), the top level league, will resume from June 5, according to a decision by the Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus, with matches to be held without spectators.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended four athletes from Uzbekistan - three powerlifters and one track and field athlete – each for four-year periods for separate anti-doping violations committed during a six-month period.

The Ministry of Sports issued a decree suspending international sporting events and competitions in Uzbekistan. This decision was made to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the country, the Ministry of Sports said in a statement.

Because of the global spread of the Coronavirus and travel restrictions implemented by many countries around the World, the Local Organizing Committee decided to postpone the Asian Championships, that was due to be held 16-25 April in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to a yet unknown date.

In preparation for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier on March 31 against Yemen, Uzbekistan will hold a training camp between 18-24 February in the UAE with only home-based players.

The younger son-in-law of the President Shavkat Mirziyoev has been elected as the head of the newly created Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Central Asian Confederation, which will be headquartered in Tashkent.

The international Navruz marathon will be held March 22 in Tashkent. Four distances - 42 km, 21 km, 3 km and 1.5 km will be offered. Only those who are 18 years of age or older will be able to participate in the first two distances, with no age limit set for the last two distances.

The Swiss international of Turkish origin, Eren Derdiyok, known for his spells at Bayer, Hoffenheim and Galatasaray is moving to the Tashkent-based FC Pakhtakor from the Turkish high division side Goztepe SK.