Celebration of the Week: Azizbek Haydarov hugs the referee after Uzbekistan beat Iran

Celebration of the Week: Azizbek Haydarov hugs the referee after Uzbekistan beat IranNot all the international matches on Wednesday night were friendlies.

Over in Asia the latest round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers took place, and one of the standout results was Uzbekistan’s 1-0 away win Iran.

The win pushed Uzbekistan to the top of their qualification group, and the joy of being in pole position was evident when referee Ali Hamad Madhad Saif Al Badwawi blew the final whistle.

Immediately after tooting the match’s conclusion, the ref was set upon by Uzbekistan’s Azizbek Haydarov who tried hugging the man in black in wild celebration.

For the record the referee instantly rejected the hug, however the gesture nevertheless raised the spectre of a conspiracy theory after Al Badwawi disallowed a goal from Iranian midfielder Mohammad Noori in the 12th minute due to a debatable offside call.

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