Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileev admitted that his side may have lacked a cutting edge against Singapore on Saturday following their big win against the Lions earlier in the week.
Uzbekistan became the first and only team to storm into Asia’s final ten-team round with two games to spare after they picked up their fourth straight win, 1-0 over Singapore at Tashkent on Saturday. At the same time, Lebanon and Turkmenistan had their qualifying hopes shattered following their respective losses to Saudi Arabia and Korea DPR.
Uzbekistan maintained their perfect record in World Cup Asian qualifying Group Four after a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Singapore in Tashkent on Saturday.
Substitute Alexander Geynrikh scored ten minutes from time as Uzbekistan edged Singapore 1-0 on Saturday to become the first team to reach the final round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.
In a step forward for Vision Uzbekistan, a draft Strategic Development Plan has been presented by AFC to the Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF).
With Asian qualification for the 2010 World Cup now at the halfway mark, some of the continent’s biggest teams are struggling as newcomer Australia and surprise packages Uzbekistan and Bahrain move toward clinching their places in the final stage, The AP reported.
In a steady build-up to the year-end AFC Player of the Year excitement, AFC has released the latest list of candidates as of June 4.
The long and winding road for Asian teams to the 2010 FIFA World Cup will enter its final stretch with the draw for the fourth and last round of qualifiers at AFC House on June 27, 2008.