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.
Heavyweight titleholder Ruslan Chagaev is on the mend and was cleared by his doctor to resume training this week, promoter Universum Box-Promotions announced.
Uzbekistan League pace-setters Pakhtakor thrashed Andijan 5-0 to maintain their seven-point lead atop the standings after 19 rounds here recently.
Five men’s singles and eight ladies singles matches were held on the first day of the 35th Asian Championships.
WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev has returned to training just a month after he suffered a stomach injury which forced him to cancel next month’s unification contest against WBO champion Sultan Ibragimov.
Paktakor Tashkent made another step to re-claim Uzbek Premier League on Monday beating rivals Neftchi Ferghana.
Korea Republic’s U-23 side claimed their third win in a row against Uzbekistan this year after coming from behind to beat the Central Asians 2-1 on Wednesday in a bad-tempered affair that saw the visitors finish with only nine men.
Central Asian sides suffered defeats in friendlies played on Wednesday night with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan all losing.