03 jul 09:22
AFC President congratulates young Uzbeks
Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Uzbekistan U-20 team and all the stakeholders of Uzbek football for their qualification to the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
Uzbekistan got the better of Greece 3-1 in the Round of 16 encounter and will now face France in the last-eight stage on July 6. Shaikh Salman said that the entire Asian football family is elated at the achievements of the young Uzbeks. “This is a moment of pride not only for Uzbekistan but for the entire Asian football family. I would like to congratulate you and all the followers of Uzbekistan football for this fantastic success,” he added. “The Uzbeks have been a dominant force in age-group competitions in the recent past and their maiden title at the AFC U-16 Championship in Iran last year is proof of their growing stature. “I would like to wish the Uzbekistan U-20s the very best for their quarter-final against France and I am confident that they will fly the Asian flag high.”