Sport in Uzbekistan

Costly defeat for Guoan in their knockout quest

Oumar Kanoute of Beijing Guoan heads the ball during their defeat to Bunyodkor in Beijing last night. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing Guoan slipped off the pace in the quest for a place in the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League last night as Aleksandar Stanojevic's side slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor at Workers' Stadium.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 4:28am

Hong Kong frustrates Uzbekistan with draw in Asian Cup qualifying game

HK team captain Chan Wai-ho. Photo: Dickson Lee

Despite a squad of only 18 and reduced practice sessions and training matches in a troubled build-up, Hong Kong did superbly well to frustrate Uzbekistan, one of the favourites from Asia to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Hong Kong faces chilly reception in Uzbekistan for Asian Cup qualifier

Hong Kong's head coach Kim Pan-gon. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong enter their 2015 Asian Cup qualifier tonight on the back of their worst preparation ever for an international match. Only a small squad of 18 players, including three goalkeepers, left on Sunday for the Uzbek capital for their opening match in group E, which also features the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:03am

Kim Pan-gon rues lack of support for Hong Kong soccer squad

Kim Pan-gon

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon is frustrated at the club-versus-country row surrounding the national team, as he tries to prepare for the opening Asian Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan early next month.

Time is running out ahead of the trip to the former Soviet Union state on February 6, but Kim still has not been able to get all of his players together for training at the one time.

23 Jan 2013 - 5:00am