Oman were denied the first shock of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 when substitute Tim Cahill scored an injury-time equaliser as pre-tournament favourites Australia drew 1-1 with the Gulf Sultanate at the Rajamangala Stadium on Sunday.
Co-hosts Thailand and Athens Olympic Games semi-finalists Iraq shared the points when they played out a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 at Rajamangala Stadium on Saturday evening.
Uzbekistan coach Rauf Inileyev believes that the five U-23 players that he has selected for his AFC Asian Cup squad could play a significant role in this month’s continental championship.
South Korea wrapped up their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup with a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan, courtesy of a first-half Cho Jae-jin brace.
Poor results, a managerial merry-go-round and the loss of their very own "David Beckham" have all put pressure on Uzbekistan ahead of the Asian Cup Finals.
Uzbekistan led by Rauf Inileev recorded a victory in warm-up match against Iraq in South Korea on 2 July.
Teams from Iran, China and Uzbekistan are expected to arrive in Kuala Lumpur from Wednesday for the Asian Cup Group C matches on 7-29 July, Bernama reported.
Pakhtakor surged three clear at the top of the Uzbekistan League with a 4-0 outclassing of Lokomotiv in the 15th round of action.