Despite watching his side cruise to a 5-0 victory over Malaysia on Saturday, Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileyev said that there is still room for improvement for his side before their crunch AFC Asian Cup match with China next week.
Maksim Shatskikh scored a brace as Uzbekistan kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 with a 5-0 demolition of Malaysia at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday.
On Saturday, 13 October, World Heavyweight Champions Sultan Ibragimov and Russlan Chagaev will not only achieve their dream of unifying the heavyweight crown, they will get to do it in front of an expected crowd of over 14,000 at the Khodynka Arena in Moscow, Russia.
Sebastian Quintana salvaged a 1-1 draw for Qatar for the second straight game, heading home 11 minutes from time as the Middle Eastern side held co-hosts Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium on Thursday.
Thailand took a step closer to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 after substitute Pipat Tonkanya scored twice as the co-hosts defeated Oman 2-0 on Thursday to record their first-ever regulation-time victory in the competition.
He may not have enjoyed the triumphant return he was hoping for on Wednesday but Pavel Bugalo was still pleased to be back between the posts for Uzbekistan in their 2-1 defeat to Iran at the AFC Asian Cup.
Saudi Arabia captain Yasser Al Qahtani scored from the penalty spot 13 minutes from time to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Korea Republic in their opening AFC Asian Cup encounter on Wednesday evening.
Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileyev admitted that the absence of veteran central defender Asror Alikulov hurt his side as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Iran in their opening match of the AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday.