Bakhtiyor Ashurmatov has been dismissed as head coach of the Olympic team of Uzbekistan. He is replaced by Viktor Jalilov, who has worked for a long time with FC Metallurg and FC Pakhtakor.
In January 2016 the Olympic team of Uzbekistan will take part in the Asian Championship U-23. This tournament will also perform the role of qualifying for the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Only three best teams in the Asian Championship get tickets to Brazil.