Uzbekistan to host world futsal champions Argentina

Breakthrough FIFA Futsal World Cup winners in 2016, Argentina will meet Uzbekistan on February 2 and 3, marking the South American side’s first international clash in nearly a year.

Led by national team head coach Bakhodir Akhmedov, Uzbekistan will convene from January 28 to February 4, while the 18-strong Argentina contingent will land in Tashkent on January 30.

Uzbekistan announced their squad on Friday, with 20 players called up - including veterans Dilshod Rakhmatov and Javlon Anorov as well as Davron Choriev, who starred with seven goals at the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship in Chinese Taipei.

Akbar Usmanov, Pakhtakor's recently crowned Uzbekistan Player of the Year, has also been named.

Argentina defeated Russia 5-4 in the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup final in Colombia, becoming the first team other than Brazil or Spain the win the title.

Uzbekistan squad

Abbos Elmuradov, Ravshan Elibaev, Rustam Umarov, Ikhtiyor Ropiev, Khushnur Erkinov, Mashrab Adilov, Anaskhon Rakhmatov, Avazbek Abduvaliev, Ilkhom Khamraev, Khusniddin Nishonov, Abdulla Solikhov, Dilshod Rakhmatov, Davron Choriev, Shahzodjon Sadiev, Sunnat Juraev, Elbek Tulkinov, Dilmurod Shavkatov, Davlat Ibragimov, Akbar Usmanov, Javlon Anorov.

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