The UAE Football Association’s technical committee (TC) have decided to terminate the contract of the national Olympic team coach, Frenchman Alex Duponte, following his failure to take the team to the third round of the Olympic qualifiers.
Defending champions Pakhtakor blanked Neftchi 4-0 to go atop the Uzbekistan League standings after 13 rounds here recently.
Pakhtakor Tashkent moved to the first place in the Uzbek Premier League beating Neftchi Ferghana on Sunday, 17 June.
Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileev has named a strong squad with six overseas-based players for the AFC Asian Cup 2007™.
Uzbekistan named 23-player squad for AFC Asian Cup, which will in Southern-Eastern Asia in early July.
An old rivalry will resume in the final round of Asian qualifying for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008, after Athens 2004 semi-finalists Iraq were pitted against Korea DPR at Wednesday’s draw ceremony. Joining the long-time adversaries in Group A were Lebanon and Australia, who booked their passage courtesy of a second-placed finish behind group winners Saudi Arabia in the previous phase.
Asian champions Japan have leapfrogged Iran and Australia into top position in the latest FIFA World Ranking for the month of May, less than a month before the AFC Asian Cup™ kicks off in Bangkok.
The draw for the AFC Final Round Qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games has been made with Japan, who were the only team to qualify with a flawless record in the second stage, handed a tough outing in Group C against the likes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Vietnam.
The draws for the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League 2007 and AFC Cup 2007 will be held tomorrow at AFC House along with the draw for the AFC Final Round for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.