Uzbekistan Stun England with Mirzaev’s Sensational Free-Kick

Uzbekistan Stun England with Mirzaev’s Sensational Free-Kick

Uzbekistan’s U-17 football team claimed a remarkable victory against England in the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ Round of 16. Captain Lazizbek Mirzaev’s sensational free-kick proved to be the game-changer, sealing a 2-1 win and propelling Uzbekistan into the quarter-finals.

The match started with a bang as Uzbekistan quickly capitalized on their energetic play, taking the lead in just four minutes. Although England’s goalkeeper, Tommy Setford, managed to block Mirzaev’s initial shot, the rebound fell into the path of Amirbek Saidov, who confidently headed in his fourth goal of the tournament.

Despite the setback, England regrouped and found their rhythm, equalizing in the 35th minute. Joel Ndala showcased his speed and precision, slotting the ball into the bottom corner to level the score.

However, Uzbekistan remained a formidable force, consistently posing a threat in the attacking third. The decisive moment came in the 67th minute when Captain Mirzaev delivered a sublime free-kick from 20 yards, securing the lead once again.

Despite England’s relentless efforts, including Ndala’s spectacular long-range attempt hitting the post, Uzbekistan held on to their advantage, clinching a historic victory.

The win propels them to the quarter-finals, where they are set to face either France or Senegal on Saturday.

Player of the Match honors went to Ollabergan Karimov of Uzbekistan, highlighting the team’s collective brilliance in this memorable triumph.