Below we will tell you 5 things you didn’t know about the Uzbekistan team:
Currently, and since 1992, the Uzbekistan team consists of players of Uzbek nationality. However, from 1924 to 1991, this country was part of the Soviet Union. It achieved independence as a result of the overthrow of the socialist bloc.
Since June 17, 1992, when they played their first football match as an official team, drawing 2-2 against the Tajikistan team, the Uzbekistan National Team has been part of the Asian Football Confederation.
Only two years have passed since their first match, when the Uzbekistan team got their first big success in the world of football, after defeating China 4-2 in the final of the Asian Olympic Games, winning the gold medal.
The Uzbekistan National Team has never been able to qualify for the most important competition in the world, as far as football is concerned. However, in the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, they managed to reach the final play-off, where, unfortunately for them, they tied 1-1 with Berrain and the away goal rule left them eliminated.
Despite being a relatively young national team, when it comes to the Asian Cup, it has a great history, since its first participation in 1996 (where they stayed in the group stage), the team in Uzbekistan always qualified for the final. rounds, reaching, in 2011, his best participation. They beat Jordan 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the competition and took fourth place in the Asian Cup.
You now know more about the Uzbekistan team: Mexico’s opponent next Tuesday, September 12, in a match that will be played on American soil.