Kuruvchi opened up a three point cushion at the top of the Uzbekistan League on Thursday after maintaining their 100% start to the new season with a 5-0 demolition of UzDongJu.
A top Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF) official has emphasised the importance of AFC’s Festivals of Football in developing football at the grassroots level in Central Asian countries.
WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev will fight Nikolai Valuev of Russia on May 31 in a rematch of last year’s title-winning bout.
Hosts Uzbekistan will kick-off the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship against Singapore after the Central Asians were pooled with the 2006 tournament hosts at Tuesday’s draw in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan Football Federation President Mirabror Usmanov yesterday assured an AFC delegation led by Junji Ogura, Chairman of the Organising Committee for AFC Youth Competitions, of his country’s readiness to host the AFC U-16 Championship 2008.
Under-fire Saudi Arabian boss Helio Dos Anjos has been given a vote of confidence from the Saudi FA following last week’s 3-0 World Cup qualifier defeat at the hands of Uzbekistan.
The AFC U-14 Festival of Football ended in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, with the successful participation of teams from the Central Asian countries of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and hosts Uzbekistan.
The FIFA World Cup™ qualifying competition in Asia seems to be getting more and more difficult as the continent’s top teams stumbled on Wednesday’s second matchday in the run-up to South Africa 2010.