PRESIDENT AWARDS AMPUTEE FOOTBALL TEAM MEMBERS
03.11.2010

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree on 3 November on awarding a group of members of the national amputee football team.

The awards come as recognition of the team’s victory in this year’s World Cup in Argentina held on 16-24 October.

The head of the state awarded the Dostlik (Friendship) order to Rustam Kariyev, head coach of the team, and Haidarali Tursunbayev, the team member.

Three other players – Muhammadaziz Arapov, Umarali Rustamov and Kudrat Turakhujayev – were awarded with Jasorat (Courage) medal.

The country’s amputee football team defeated Argentina 3-1 in the final match of the 2010 World Cup. Uzbekistan became the world champion for the second time after similar victory in 2007.


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