Genoa: Uzbekistan national team star Eldor Shomurodov will feature in Italy’s Serie A, after his transfer to Genoa was confirmed on Sunday.
Shomurodov, 25, joins the club from Russian Premier League outfit FC Rostov on a deal which will last until June 30, 2024.
Already foreshadowed by Rostov - who officially bid the striker farewell late last week, - Shomurodov’s arrival was confirmed in a brief statement issued by Genoa, who announced they had “definitively acquired” the rights to the player.
Golmohammadi dedicates AFC Champions League win to Persepolis fans
Doha: Head coach Yahya Golmohammadi thanked Persepolis FC's fans after the Islamic Republic of Iran champions defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on penalties to reach the 2020 AFC Champions League final on Saturday.
Going into the semi-final clash at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium without their star striker Isa Al Kasir who was earlier suspended for six months for violating Article 58.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code, Persepolis came from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw before winning 5-3 on penalties.
Vitoria confident bright future awaits Al Nassr after AFC Champions League run
Doha: Head coach Rui Vitoria found positives in his Al Nassr side’s 5-3 penalty shootout defeat to Persepolis in the semi-final of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
Current top scorer Abderrazak Hamdallah broke the deadlock on 36 minutes from the spot after Bashar Resan had conceded a penalty, before the Iraqi made amends just six minutes later by assisting teammate Mehdi Abdi Qara’s headed equaliser to put the Iran Pro League champions back in the reckoning.
Tokyo: Veteran striker Shinji Okazaki has been recalled for Japan’s friendly matches against Cameroon and Ivory Coast next week as head coach Hajime Moriyasu named a Europe-based 23-man squad for the games in the Netherlands.
Okazaki, who plays for Spanish side Huesca, last featured for Japan at the Copa America in June last year and has been named alongside Yuya Osako and Musashi Suzuki as the squad’s three striking options for the matches, which will be played in Utrecht.