Uzbekistan cruised through to the Asian Cup knockout stages on Sunday, moving top of Group F with an impressive 4-0 win over Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan coach Yazguly Hojageldyev had urged his side to cut out the mistakes following their 3-2 loss to Japan, yet his message seemingly fell on deaf ears as Uzbekistan ran riot in the first half. Javokhir Sidikov got the rout started after 17 minutes by sliding in to convert Dostonbek Khamdamov’s cut-back cross, with Eldor Shomurodov doubling the lead soon after. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And perhaps spurred on by Qatar’s 6-0 thrashing of North Korea in Group E earlier in the day, Uzbekistan wrapped up the game with two goals in as many minutes before the interval. Jaloliddin Masharipov expertly drilled home a loose ball to make it 3-0 before Shomurodov coolly rounded Turkmenistan’s goalkeeper to grab his second of the game in the 42nd minute.HALF-TIME:17′ Javokhir Sidikov24′ Eldor Shomurodov40′ Jaloliddin Masharipov42′ Eldor ShomurodovTurkmenistan 0-4 UzbekistanThe White Wolves bag the biggest first half result of the #AsianCup2019 so far! pic.twitter.com/jlUvNWraI2— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 13, 2019Otabek Shukurov almost added another with a venomous long-range effort midway through the second half, but the upright sparred Turkmenistan further humiliation. With progression into the last 16 secured, Uzbekistan’s focus will now switch to their final group game against Japan, who have also already qualified, with top spot in the group up for grabs. As for Turkmenistan, they must beat Oman – who are also yet to pick up a point in this year’s tournament – to stand a chance of going through as one of the best third-placed teams.
zoom Today, IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has reached agreement on the entry into force date of new, stricter requirements for ships’ emission of NOx in emission control areas (NECAs).At the last session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, uncertainty arose about the entry into force of regulations on ships’ NOx emissions. A number of countries, headed by Russia, questioned the technical possibilities of implementing the regulations and, consequently, obtained support for postponing the entry into force until 1 January 2021. Since then, Denmark has been in close cooperation with a number of other countries, including the United States and Japan, in order to retain 2016 as the entry into force year.The efforts made had a great impact on the result of the negotiations. The year 2016 will be retained for the NECAs already designated, while the entry into force date of new NECAs will depend on when they are decided upon.“I am pleased that the IMO succeeded in reaching a good solution. It is important to Blue Denmark. First and foremost, it has become certain that the regulations can take effect and will have the intended environmental impact in practice. The result also removes a great part of the uncertainty as regards when the stricter requirements are to be met. This is of great importance to the shipping industry and to future investments in new ships and marine equipment”, says Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth.The United States is the first country where the regulations will apply already from 2016.DMA, April 4, 2014 read more
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