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UEFA President in Tashkent

posted 16 Oct 2012, 02:16 by Webmaster Ambasciata
A UEFA delegation, led by its president Michel Platini arrived in our country on 11 OCtober 2012.

During the meeting with the President of the Uzbekistan football federation Mirabror Usmanov, it was noted that under the leadership of President Islam Karimov huge works on developing football in Uzbekistan, construction of modern stadiums, training centres, strengthening their material-technical base and training of professional players have been conducted.

The Presidential decree “On additional measures to further strengthen material-technical base develop football in the republic in 2011-2013” dated from 19 January 2011 serves as an important guideline in further improving instrastructure of football, construction of new stadiums and reconstruction of old ones, training of qualified coaches and referees.

At present Uzbek football has its worthy place in the continental and world football. Recently Uzbekistan U-16 team won the Asian championship. The main national team, which was one of four strongest teams in Asia last year, is continuing its efforts in the qualification stages for the Brazil-2014 World Championship. Uzbekistan

Members of the UEFA delegation got familiar with the reforms in Uzbekistan on developing football, the new Bunyodkor stadium and sports complex, fully reconstructed Pakhtakor stadium, activity of the Uzbekistan football federation.

- President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov pays a huge attention to develop football in Uzbekistan, which is an important factor in developing this sphere, - said UEFA President Michel Platini. – I witnessed widescale works in Uzbekistan to improve infrastruture of football, including children’s and youth football, training of talented athletes, creation of favorable conditions for them, all-round support of football clubs. Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov is world-famous these days. His increasing authority in the world football is also an achievement of Uzbek football. I enjoyed the game of Uzbekistan national squad in the last year’s Asian Cup. Successful play of youth teams in the Asian championship is a results of great attention, piad by the state to develop children’s sports.

Visiting Bunyodkor stadium, Michel Platini noted that this modern sports building fully meets world standards and is no worse than the famous European stadiums.

The stadium has all facilities for sportspeople and spectators, with a capacity of 34 thousand people. The complex includes rooms for sportspeople, referees, football managers, conference hall, museum, restaurant and fitness centre.

The stadium, built on the newest technologies and proving the huge creative  potential of our nation, made a lasting impression on the guests.

Source: www.uza.uz