First in Asia
The capital of Thailand has hosted the ceremony of determining the best football players of Asia AFC ANNUAL AWARDS 2017.
For the current year, Syrian Umar Harbin was recognized as the best player of the continent. The best female soccer player of Asia is named the Australian Samantha Kerr. And the “Best Young Footballer” nomination went to Lee Seng Wu from South Korea.
Also, a special AFC prize for referees will be received by FIFA ref from Uzbekistan, the arbiter of beach football Bakhtiyor Namozov.
From April 25 to May 7 this year, Namozov took part in the World Beach Soccer Championship in the Bahamas, where he refereed the final match between the national teams of Brazil and Tahiti.
Worth noting that until that day, the history of beach football had seen no referee from Asia in the finals of the World Cup. The first was Bakhtiyor Namozov, the press service of Uzbekistan Football Federation reported.