Minsk: With the gaze of a football-starved world increasingly turning towards Belarus, Uzbekistan youngster Jasurbek Yakhshiboev has become an instant star of one of the world’s only active leagues, but the 22-year-old has ambitions far beyond Minsk. The New York Times labelled it “an outlier in European soccer”, while former Manchester United star and current 

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It seems that every time Uzbekistan excel in Asia’s FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, a new star emerges. Alexander Geynrikh was the player who dazzled in their Germany 2006 campaign, striking four times as his side stormed all the way through to Asian play-off – only to lose out, heartbreakingly, to Bahrain on away goals. Then 

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