The following referees will officiate in the AFC Champions League 2008 Match Day 1 on Wednesday, 12 March.
Giant-killer Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan added one more seeded scalp to her kitty as she upset fifth seed Agnes Szavay of Hungary in a tough three-setter in the second round of the US$600,000 Canara Bank Bangalore Open at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association Wednesday. The six-foot-three-inch Amanmuradova, ranked 83rd, used her booming serves to battle past the 18-year-old Hungarian sensation 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in little more than two and a half hours to book a quarterfinal berth.
Defending champion Yaroslava Shvedova’s dream of retaining her title at the Bangalore Open was shattered by Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan, while sixth seed Sybille Bammer and eighth seed Agnes Svay made it to the second round of the tournament in Bangalore on Monday.
Pakhtakor began the defence of their Uzbekistan league title with a comfortable 2-0 win over five-time champions Neftchi in the opening round of 2008 fixtures.
Vision Uzbekistan, under the AFC Vision Asia Project, was inaugurated in Tashkent on Friday.
The draw for the AFC Futsal Championship 2008 Qualifiers was conducted at the AFC House here on Wednesday with nine teams divided into two groups.
The AFC Disciplinary Committee met under the chairmanship of Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa last Friday and disqualified DPR Korea, Tajikistan and Iraq from the AFC U-16 Championship 2008 for fielding overaged players.
Former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev has earned the right to try to win back his crown.
Lebanon had imagined a rather different start to their qualification campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ than the bitterly disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Uzbekistan, as team captain Roda Antar confirmed to FIFA.com in an exclusive interview.