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  • Jul 25, 2014
  • Updated: 7:51pm


Today's World Cup qualifiers


Group one, in Tashkent: Uzbekistan v Japan (10.05pm).

In Doha: Qatar v Australia (11.59pm).

Group two, in Pyongyang: North Korea v Iran (4pm).

Saturday, 6 June, 2009, 12:00am

Football fiasco typical of graft in Uzbekistan

Corruption a way of life - and even death - in land of low pay

An official from the Uzbekistan Football Federation is claiming that his organisation has lost thousands of dollars in income from last week's Asian Cup qualifying Group A football matches involving Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Thailand and the host nation.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Tashkent still bound by shackles of Soviet era

Twelve years after independence, people face daily battle to survive

14 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Not all bright spots

Tashkent: US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wrapped up a three-nation tour of Central Asia after a convincing display of Washington's desire to be a player in the oil-rich region but with mixed success on pressing human rights concerns.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Cocktails, sir? I'm afraid the only one I can mix is Molotov

THE wicked old Soviet Union is dead. But travellers wondering what the old Evil Empire was like at the height of its boorishness, needn't despair. After all, there's still Uzbekistan.

14 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Foxcroft soldiers on despite bad belly

THE first stragglers are just arriving back from the bacchanalia that was the White Knights revelry in Russia and all stations to Tashkent.

While we still await news of organiser Ted Marr - our friend Boris (ex-KGB) is on the case - stories of other celebrants, such as Steve Foxcroft, are reaching this desk.

14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am