Preview - Central Zonal Final: FC Khujand (TJK) v PFC Sogdiana (UZB)
Khujand: The AFC Cup™ 2022 Central Zonal Final is set to be an exciting affair with FC Khujand and PFC Sogdiana looking to better FC Nasaf’s runners-up finish of 2021.
Nasaf came just short of adding to the AFC Cup title they won in 2011 after losing to Bahrain’s Muharraq Club in the 2021 final and Tajikistan’s Khujand and Uzbekistan’s Sogdiana are equally determined to carry the Central challenge all the way this time around.
Central Asia Wrap: Navbahor stay ahead of rivals; Abdish-Ata keep distance
Tashkent: PFC Navbahor Namangan maintained their one-point lead at the top of the Uzbekistan Pro League with rivals Pakhtakor FC, FC Nasaf and Sogdiana Jizzakh also registering wins.
Abdish-Ata, meanwhile, registered back-to back-wins to continue their fine form in the Kyrgyz Premier League while Vakhsh reached the summit of the Tajikistan Football League after defeating Regar-TadAZ.
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AFC Cup™ 2022 - Central Zonal Final: Ones To Watch
Khujand: The wait to identify the AFC Cup™ 2022 Central Zonal winners is almost over, but before FC Khujand and PFC Sogdiana take to the centre stage, join the-AFC.com as we take a closer look at the players who could make a difference in Wednesday’s clash.
Two players from each team played prominent roles as Tajikistan's Khujand and Sogdiana of Uzbekistan saw off their respective challengers to advance to the Central Zonal final.
Central and South Asia Wrap: Navbahor climb to the summit, Club Valencia and Mohammedan finish with a flourish
Tashkent: Asadbek Sobirjonov’s first-half strike against FC Nasaf steered PFC Navbahor Namangan to reclaim top spot in the Uzbekistan Pro League, while Pakhtakor FC dropped to second following a 2-2 draw with PFC Sogdiana.
In Maldives, Club Valencia signed off on a positive note defeating United Victory 4-1 to claim third place.
Meanwhile, Mohammedan SC finished fifth in the Bangladesh Premier League after scoring seven unanswered goals against Rahmatgonj MFS.
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Dushanbe: Uzbekistan needed a late winner from Maftuna Shoyimova to defeat Islamic Republic of Iran 1-0 in the CAFA Women’s Championship Tajikistan 2022 decider at the Republican Central Stadium on Wednesday.
Kyrgyz Republic finished third after claiming a 1-0 win against hosts Tajikistan.
Dushanbe: The CAFA Women’s Championship Tajikistan 2022 will go down to the wire after Uzbekistan and Islamic Republic of Iran both extended their unbeaten streaks at the Republican Central Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams have recorded three wins from as many matches with Uzbekistan scoring seven past Kyrgyz Republic, while Iran defeated newcomers Turkmenistan 4-0, setting up a winner-takes all clash on Wednesday.
Uzbekistan have a nine-goal advantage over Iran with Turkmenistan third on two points.
Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are both tied on one point each. They remain fourth and fifth respectively but will have a chance to improve their position when they meet in their final fixture.
Dushanbe: Defending champions Uzbekistan maintained their grip on top spot after cruising to a 6-0 win over Turkmenistan in the CAFA Women’s Championship Tajikistan 2022 at the Republican Central Stadium on Thursday.
Islamic Republic of Iran were equally impressive, scoring five unanswered goals past Tajikistan in the day’s other fixture.
Uzbekistan have a six-goal advantage over Iran, who are also on six points, with Turkmenistan third on two points.