Head coach of Uzbekistan national team Samvel Babayan has announced 23-player squad for the upcoming matches in Group A of 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
The White Wolves will resume this year’s campaign with a match against Syria in Paroi, Malaysia on March 23 before they will host Qatar national team at Bunyodkor stadium five days later.
Uzbekistan national team is staying in top three places of Group A standings with 9 points behind Korean Republic (10 points) and Iran national team (11 points) after the first phase of the final qualification round.
Goalkeepers: Aleksandr Lobanov (FC Pakhtakor), Ignatiy Nesterov (FC Lokomotiv), Murodjon Zukurov (“Bunyodkor”).
Defenders: Egor Krimes (Beijing Guoan, Chinese Super League), Islom Tukhtakhujaev ( FC Lokomotiv), Vitaliy Denisov ( FC Lokomotiv Moscos, Russian Premier League), Anzur Ismoilov (Chanchun Yatai, Chinese Super League), Davron Hoshimov (FC Pakhtakor), Oleg Zoteev (FC Lokomotiv).
Midfielders: Otabek Shukurov (FC Bunyodkor), Marat Bikmaev (FC Lokomotiv), Jaloliddin Masharipov (FC Lokomotiv), Eldor Shomurodov (FC Bunyodkor), Odil Ahmedov (Shanghai SIPG, Chinese Super League), Aziz Haydarov (Al Shabab, UAE Arabian Gulf League), Vadim Afonin (FC Orenburg, Russian Premier League), Salamat Kuttiboev (FC Lokomotiv), Server Jeparov (Sepahan FC, Persian Gulf Pro League), Jamshid Iskanderov (FC Pakhtakor), Sardor Rashidov (El Jaish SC, Qatar Stars League).
Strikers: Aleksandr Geynrikh (FC Ordabasi, Kazakhstan Premier League), Igor Sergeev (FC Pakhtakor), Temurkhuja Abdukholikov (Al Sailiya, Qatar Stars League).