Sport in Uzbekistan

Sport in Uzbekistan

By Larrie Benton Zacharie



Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Over the centuries, Uzbekistan has had a tradition of fostering equestrians and wrestlers (palvins). Some of the sports that originate in this country are the kurash, which is a type of upright wrestling, along with belbogli kurash, another type of upright wrestling, and turon, boyqurgan as the other two types of Uzbek wrestling. Other popular sports in Uzbekistan are football, boxing, wrestling, and judo. Football is the most popular sport in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's premier football league is the Uzbek League, which features sixteen teams. The current champions are FC Bunyodkor, and the team with the most championships is FC Pakhtakor Tashkent with eight. The current player of the year is Odil Ahmedov. Uzbekistan also regularly participates in the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup.

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