Pakhtakor Tashkent’s impressive play in the second half shocked Neftchi Ferghana in the first leg of semifinals of Uzbekistan Cup. Another Tashkent club, Kuruvchi, played a goalless draw in Mubarek against local Mashal.
Belarus’ Tatiana Poutchek caused an upset by defeating fifth seed Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the WTA Tour’s Sunfeast Open on Tuesday.
Uche Iheruome scored the only goal for Uzbek League leaders Pakhtakor as they registered a 1-0 win over Nasaf to stay seven clear after the 20th round recently.
A stoppage time goal from Hamad Al Banki gave Bahrain a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan in Group B of the AFC Final Round for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Army Stadium on Wednesday.
An injury-time goal by Hamad Al Shaikh kept Bahrain’s dream of playing in next summer’s Beijing Olympic Games alive, reports Golf Daily News reported.
Iraq’s AFC Asian Cup™ winning captain Younis Mahmoud, Saudi Arabia’s striker Yasser Al Qahtani, Japanese midfielder Yasuhito Endo and Korea Republic goalkeeper Lee Won Jae are among the thirty-three candidates in contention for this year’s AFC Player of the Year award.
Home favourite Iroda Tulyaganova proved too hot for Tara Iyer (India) as the former World No.16 cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the women’s final of the Asian tennis championship in Tashkent on Saturday.
Bahrain’s Olympic soccer team yesterday suffered a 0-1 defeat against favourites South Korea in their second Group ’B’ match in the Asian Football Confederation’s final qualifying round for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.