Uzbekistan has claimed a worthy consolation for their efforts in Japan these Championships, defeating Kyrgyzstan 5-3 in the playoff for third place at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium today.
It wasn’t quite as effortless as some had anticipated, but Iran have once again emphasised their class with a comfortable 7-3 semi final win over Uzbekistan to earn themselves a shot at reclaiming the AFC Futsal Championship title.
Uzbekistan have qualified for their fourth consecutive AFC Futsal Championship semi-final after defeating Tajikistan 3-1 in a listless quarter-final at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium in Osaja, Japan, on Thursday.
Two-time AFC Futsal Championship finalists Uzbekistan have kept their hopes alive of making it to the knock-out stage with a 4-0 win over Kuwait while Thailand inched closer to the last eight phase beating Iraq 7-4 at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium here on Monday.
Neftchi were held to a scoreless draw by Kyzylkum and the dropping of points allowed defending champions Pakhtakor to go top on goal difference after a 2-1 defeat of Tupalang in the Uzbekistan League recently.
The UAE National Olympic team will start training today at 5pm at the Rashid stadium in the Al Ahli Club to finetune their final preparations for the crucial match against Uzbekistan on Wednesday in the Asian Olympic qualifiers (Group F).
Victory of Ruslan ’White Tayson’ Chagaev was announced the most significant event in professional boxing world in April, Russian Sport-Express newspaper said.
Uzbekistan’s champions Pakhtakor Tashkent defeated Topalang Sariosiyo to move to quarterfinals of Uzbekistan Cup.
Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal qualified for the knock-out stages of the AFC Champions League for the first time in their history following a goalless draw with Al Kuwait at Al Kuwait Stadium in Kuwait City on Wednesday.
Neftchi coach Yuri Sarkisyan has called on Asian Football Confederation officials to clamp down on time wasting by Middle Eastern teams after a 1-1 draw with Al Najaf from Iraq saw the Uzbeks miss a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.