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Ahal FC to compete in the international event

A digital draw ceremony took place in Kuala Lumpur on January 17, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the opponents of our country's football team in continental competitions. The draw for the Asia's premier club football tournament, the AFC Champions League, was held first. After a 19-year pause, a Turkmen team will compete in the tournament this year. The Ahal FC, owned by the Turkmennebitonumleri Main Department, will play in the 2022 AFC Champions League. According to the draw results, the Ahal FC will compete in Group C with the Foolad FC (Iran), the Shabab Al Ahli FC (the United Arab Emirates) and the Al-Gharafa SC (Qatar). We wish our compatriots great success in the upcoming competitions.

Turkmenistan is a sports country

Our country has created an excellent sports infrastructure in a short period of time. The facilities built in the capital, Ashgabat attract the attention of the international sports community. The world and regional large events, held in our country on a regular basis, require the effective implementation of all organizational tasks, from the reception of foreign delegations to the technical schedule of the tournaments, and enhance the experience in holding the international forums and in providing their informational support. Our country attaches great importance to the expansion of international relations in the field of sports, including the intensive cooperation with the world's leading sports organizations and the full implementation of agreements. International exhibitions, conferences and other events in Turkmenistan contribute to the broad cooperation, to the training of high-level coaches, athletes, sports experts, and to the intensification of information flow. According to experts, the scientifically integrated development of physical culture and sports in Turkmenistan demonstrates the great potential of our country in holding large sports events. The concern of the President of Turkmenistan has resulted in great success of a comprehensive planning strategy and effective measures to achieve the ultimate goals.

The 2021 best national football personalities

The Football Federation of Turkmenistan has announced the results of the 2021 football season. The sports journalists and representatives of the football clubs took part in the voting organized by the Federation. As a result of the voting, Elman Tagaev, a midfielder of the Ahal FC, was named the best player. It should be noted that E.Tagaev was the top scorer (10 goals) in the 2021 Football Championship of Turkmenistan.

Elman Tagayev – AFC cup top goal scorer

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 4, 2021 The midfielder of the Turkmenistan national team and Ahal FC Elman Tagayev has become the top goal scorer in the AFC Cup this season. The staffs of the 7/24 e-supplement of Türkmenistan Sport International Magazine and the Football Federation of Turkmenistan conducted rigorous analysis of the performance of the Ahal half-defender and calculated that he had scored 5 goals in 3 games. This means that his success rate is 1.6661.66 in each game (5/3). This is the best result of the season.

Symbolic team of Turkmen footballers who play in Turkic speaking countries

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 4, 2021 On November 12, 2021, Istanbul hosted the 8th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council). Sport also contributes to promoting relations among the Turkic speaking countries. The Turkmen footballers have performed in the football championships in the countries of the Turkic world in different years.

Tennis Federation of Turkmenistan summed up the results of the outgoing year

«7/24.tm», № 02 (85), 10.01.2022. Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in Turkmenistan. This is evidenced by the number of people involved in tennis, tennis clubs, where experienced coaches teach the basics of this «royal» sport. Almost all French kings played tennis. In turn, Charles IX called tennis «one of the noblest, most worthy and healthy exercises that princes and other noble people can do.»

The key to health

Sport is the source of health, wellness and happy life. Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan is recognized all over the world as a sports power in the epoch of might and happiness. To date, beautiful, modern sports facilities adorn all the corners of the country, from the Olympic Village in our beautiful capital to small villages and towns. The successful holding of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017, the Amul – Hazar international rally and the World Weightlifting Championships in 2018 enhanced the international sports prestige of Turkmenistan and went down in the world sports history in the letters of gold.

Sport is the watchword of today

At all times, every nation has made it a priority to keep the generations healthy and strong. Thus, special importance has been attached to the training of young people in national games, which have developed into modern sports. Our valiant ancestors taught young men how to ride, shoot, and wrestle from an early age. The national games helped the young men to develop such skills as endurance, agility, grip and ingenuity. The Turkmen young men rode horses and defended their Motherland at a young age.

A horse rider has a good health

Great work is underway to promote the national pride of our people – the glory of ‘heavenly’ horses under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan in the epoch of might and happiness. Comprehensive measures are being taken to develop the equestrian industry, to increase the number of thoroughbred Ahalteke horses, to strengthen international cooperation in this field, and to promote equestrian sports in our country. To date, special importance is attached to the development of horse breeding and equestrian sports in Turkmenistan.

Fc Ashgabat wins Turkmenistan futsal club cup

«7/24.tm», №01 (84), 03.01.2022. The Turkmenistan Women’s Futsal Club Cup ended in the victory of FC Ashgabat.

Shagadam is on the winning path

The Shagadam FC has won the 40th victory in the history of the Football Cup of Turkmenistan. The 40th victory brought the second Cup to the team. The Shagadam FC has played 92 matches in total so far in the second-tier football tournament of our country. The club has 40 wins, 18 draws and 34 losses.

Independence is our pride

The 30th anniversary of independence of our Motherland was widely celebrated in 2021, which was held under the motto ‘Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust’. As is known, our Motherland has made great progress in the political, economic, cultural, healthcare and sports spheres in the years of independence. Our country has enhanced the international sports prestige. Independent, permanently neutral Turkmenistan is widely recognized as a country that offers peaceful, political and diplomatic solutions to the interstate issues in the region. Our beloved Motherland is actively implementing important initiatives for common good, peace, prosperity and development. It should be noted that the Turkmen sport is developed at the international level. This process includes promotion of peace through sports. To date, Turkmenistan has gained international recognition as the country that has the opportunity to host large sports events. Being citizens of an independent country, the Turkmen athletes compete in international tournaments under our national flag. This fact indicates that Turkmenistan attaches great importance to creation of a solid sports base, to development of the mass physical culture and sports movement, and high-level sports, and to promotion of the principles of a healthy lifestyle among people, especially the youth.

Revival of national sport

Thanks to the concern of the Turkmen leader, impressive work is underway to develop sports and physical education in our country. The world community appreciates the development of professional sports and the human health concerns in our country, and this fact indicates the international role of our beloved Motherland, which flourishes under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan. The largest international organizations support Turkmenistan's initiatives on a regular basis. In this context, the establishment of World Bicycle Day should be noted among such important initiatives. Established on the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov by the UN General Assembly, this holiday is aimed at promoting sports, physical culture and the principles of a healthy lifestyle, at coordinating the environmental policy, and at developing the cooperation between the peoples and the states in this sphere. This event has once again demonstrated the creative and peace-making potential of Turkmenistan as a country that promotes the humanitarian principles.

Sport is companion of young people

The 140th anniversary of our beautiful capital and the 30th anniversary of independence were celebrated in 2021. To date, Ashgabat, the capital of an independent country, is widely known as a regional coordinating centre, a fast-growing city of sports. Ashgabat amazes travellers with its beauty. Impressive work is underway to promote sports and youth policy thanks to the Turkmen leader. At Dovletmammet Azadi Turkmen National Institute of World Languages, young people do different sports. Students spend their free time practicing sports. A number of activities are being carried out in the institution of higher education to implement the tasks set by the President of Turkmenistan in the field of training of the sports professionals and the athletes who will compete in international events. Students succeed in tournaments and multiply the sports achievements of the Institute.

A festive decoration of our capital

The Turkmen capital, Ashgabat is known for beautiful architecture and is becoming more beautiful in the last days of the year. The decorated fir trees, colourful nightlights and illumination along the wide and clean avenues and streets, in the beautiful parks, near the offices of public organisations, including in the facilities of the Olympic Village, indicate the upcoming New Year’s Day and inspire our compatriots. In the epoch of might and happiness, Ashgabat represents a symbol of the creative talent of the Turkmen leader, the Honoured Architect of Turkmenistan; and it has become a noble tradition to decorate our beautiful capital on the eve of festive events. This beautiful decoration creates a perfect harmony with the architecture of our white marble city, delights the residents and guests of the capital, and inspires the masters of arts to write music and poems. Thus, inspiration comes from beauty. The enchanting image of the Turkmen capital reflects the joy and cherished traditions of our compatriots on the eve of the New Year’s Day.

Ahal meets Shagadam in Turkmenistan football cup final

«7/24.tm», №51 (82), 20.12.2021.  FC Ahal earned a 2-1 victory over FC Altyn Asyr in the semi-final through Nuryagdy Mukhamedov and Elman Tagaev.

Sambist Kodzaev became the winner of the battle of Champions

«7/24.tm», №51 (82), 20.12.2021.  The Battle of Champions, organized by the Russian Union of Martial Arts, took place in Moscow for the 13th time. Eight fighters representing 8 different martial arts vied for the title of undisputed champion. The athletes were divided into subgroups, where they competed with each other for elimination for reaching the final.

Our white city, Ashgabat

Ashgabat, the capital of our country, is becoming more and more beautiful. The city’s population has convenient and favourable conditions that meet the developed international standards. All districts and historical centre of the capital have been recently modernized. New housing estates have been built. The 140th anniversary of the capital is celebrated in the year, held under the motto ‘Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust’. As is known, hundreds of complexes with unique architectural features have been created in the capital. The President of Turkmenistan approves large and important construction projects, and monitors all phases of their implementation. This process includes everything from the decoration of buildings to their maintenance, the timely commissioning of facilities and high quality. The title ‘Honoured Architect of Turkmenistan’, awarded to the Turkmen leader by the Decree of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan in May 2013, demonstrated the fruitful work of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in this sphere.

Goalkeeper throws the ball in a match and goes down in history of football

«7/24.tm», № 50 (81), 13.12.2021 A goalkeeper of the Iran national team and Boavista FC Alireza Beiranvand has set a Guinness world record for longest hand throw.

Sport is the source of wellness

Effective work is underway to protect and strengthen the health of our people and to promote the principles of a healthy lifestyle thanks to the concern of the President of Turkmenistan in the epoch of might and happiness. The efforts of the Turkmen leader, who welcomes our people to adhere to the principles of a healthy lifestyle, are notable for their effectiveness. The conditions for adhering to the principles of a healthy lifestyle include combining proper recreation with effective work. When a person's schedule is set properly, performance is high and health is good. People who do sports and physical exercises on a regular basis are more efficient. The desire to live an interesting and healthy life, the enthusiasm to move forward, the aspiration to reach new heights – all this is the goal and the result of a healthy lifestyle.