Uzbekistan get set for Asian Cup Group F match against Turkmenistan

  • Sunday 13, January 2019 in 9:28 AM
Sharjah 24 – AP: Uzbekistan head coach Hector Cuper said on Saturday that he's expecting a tough challenge when his side face Turkmenistan in Group F of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Sunday.
Uzbekistan take on central Asian rivals Turkmenistan knowing a win will confirm their place in the Round of 16, but Cuper is wary of the potential problems the matchup could pose. 
 
The opening round of fixtures saw Uzbekistan beat Oman 2-1, while Turkmenistan lost 3-2 in an encouraging display against Group F favourites Japan.  
 
The last meeting between the teams at the Asian Cup was back in 2004, when Uzbekistan won 1-0 in the group stage.