Uzbekistan call on FIFA to probe disallowed penalty

September 5, 2005
TASHKENT, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan have called for a FIFA probe after a referee controversially disallowed a penalty in their World Cup qualifier with Bahrain on Saturday.

Japanese referee Toshimitsu Yoshida ruled out Server Djeparov's 39th-minute spot kick in Tashkent and confused everyone in the stadium by awarding Bahrain a free kick.

Uzbekistan were furious as Yoshida's bizarre decision left them holding a slender 1-0 lead after the first leg of the Asian playoff.
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