Last time they played at an AFC Asian Cup was for the 3rd place match in 2011.
Uzbekistan are looking to win vs Korea Republic and seal their place for semifinals for the 2nd time in a row in the history of AFC Asian Cups.
After amazing performance from Sardor Rashidov and Vokhid Shodiev Uzbekistan will use all their power to win this important match.
After reaching the semifinals stage in 2011 for the 1st time in their history, now Uzbekistan want more and this time they want to be Asian champions.
Al hopes are in the great midfielder Server Djeparov who had a very good 2014 with Seongnam winning the Korea FA Cup this qualifying Seongnam to the AFC Champions League, Djeparov possesses the vision, technique and experience needed to siccees in this tournament.
A player to watch is Igor Sergeev who will be aiming to score as many goals as possible to help Uzbekistan to reach the final, having featured with the national team at the AFC U-19 Championship in 2012 he has become a very important player in the recent years.
He scored his 1st goal with the senior national team at an AFC Asian Cup qualifier match vs Vietnam, in that match he had a great debut also scoring another goal.
This young generation of talented players are ready to guide Uzbekistan to the Asian glory but if they want to do that they must win their first match vs an alwats hjard and complicated Saudi team guided by current AFC Player of the Year Nasser Al Shamrani and the experienced Saud Kariri.
This team is a mix of young and experienced players:
Experienced and veterans of thousand battles are Nesterov, Kapadze and Djeparov.
Consolidated players like Odil Akhmedov, Vitaliy Denisov, Aziz Haydarov, Jasur Khasanov, Sanjar Tursunov, Anzur Ismailov and Bakhodir Nasimov.
and talented, young and brightest like Igor Sergeev, Vokhid Shodiev, Egor Krimets and Sardor Rashidov.