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Resignation of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

The United States deeply values the contributions of Kazakhstan’s first President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, in establishing and promoting enduring, dynamic relations between the United States and Kazakhstan. At this historic moment in Kazakhstan, we salute Nazarbayev’s role as the father of today’s mod

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - 2019-03-21 14:36:48

Kazakhstan thrash Scotland to launch Euro 2020 campaign

(Reuters) - Lowly-ranked Kazakhstan began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Scotland 3-0 in a raucous atmosphere inside the Astana Arena on Thursday. Scotland were blown away inside the opening 10 minutes of the Group I clash as Yuriy Pertsukh and Yan Vorogovskiy both finished in styl

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-21 18:26:46

Kazakhstan’s president to step down after 30 years in power

MOSCOW — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.

MEADOWLAKENOW.COM - 2019-03-21 13:54:08

Kazakhstan renamed its capital city in honour of its long-serving former president, just one day after his shock resignation

Kazakhstan has changed the name of its capital city to honour the country's longtime leader, just 24 hours after his surprise resignation. The city of Astana quickly became "Nursultan" as of Wednesday, after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on Tuesday morning after almost 30 years in power.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2019-03-21 13:42:26

What Alex McLeish and Scotland can expect from Kazakhstan

Scotland get their Euro 2020 qualification campaign underway this afternoon, as Alex McLeish’s side take on Kazakhstan in Nursultan. A play-off place is already guaranteed after the Nations League but finishing in the top two would guarantee a place at the finals - and at least two games at Hampden.

FOOTBALLSCOTLAND.CO.UK - 2019-03-21 10:35:02

Kazakhstan's leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see him retain considerable sway.


Kazakhstan rout Scotland to kick off Group I Euro qualification

Kazakhstan began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Scotland 3-0 in a raucous atmosphere inside the Astana Arena on Thursday. Scotland were blown away inside the opening 10 minutes of the Group I clash as Yuriy Pertsukh and Yan Vorogovskiy both finished in style to put the hosts in con

ESPN - 2019-03-21 17:47:00

Nursultan: Kazakhstan renames capital Astana after ex-president

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday. The change was announced after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president, promising to seek his predecessor's opinion on key decisions.

BBC - 2019-03-20 13:11:28

What channel is Kazakhstan vs Scotland on? TV channel and live stream for 3pm kick-off

Scotland ended their 2018 calendar year in emphatic fashion with back-to-back wins against Israel and Albania to improve their chances of Euro 2020 qualification. Alex McLeish’s side are assured of a play-off spot in the qualifying procedure but could still qualify directly for the competition with

MIRROR - 2019-03-21 08:40:00

Kazakhstan 3 Scotland 0: McLeish's men torn asunder in Astana

Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign got off to a dismal start as Kazakhstan romped to a 3-0 victory in Astana on Thursday. Alex McLeish's side won their Nations League group in November, sealing a qualification play-off place for next year's finals in the process, and they may well need that fa

ONEFOOTBALL.COM - 2019-03-21 16:51:00

What’s Next for Kazakhstan?

ASTANA – On March 19, the only president that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced his resignation after almost three decades of near-absolute power. In a televised speech, Nazarbayev praised the country’s achievements and called on its youth to build a bright futur

PROJECT-SYNDICATE.ORG - 2019-03-21 21:59:00

'Fancy not picking Liam Cooper!' Leeds United fans react to Scotland horrorshow in Kazakhstan

A few eyebrows were raised in West Yorkshire earlier this month when Alex McLeish named his latest Scotland squad. The former Rangers and Aston Villa boss selected 27 players for the Euro 2020 qualifying double-bill against minnows Kazakhstan and San Marino, but could not find a place for Leeds Unit

LEEDS-LIVE.CO.UK - 2019-03-21 16:16:12

Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Scotland, Kazakhstan, Aberdeen, Salzburg

Celtic striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo has been forced to pay his own air fare to feature for the Ivory Coast Under-23s this week as the Africans are engulfed in a financial crisis ahead of his nation's Olympic qualifier against Niger on Friday. (Daily Record)

BBC - 2019-03-21 07:42:56

Putin congratulates Tokayev on assuming post of Kazakhstan’s president

MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on assuming the post of Kazakhstan’s president, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

TASS.COM - 2019-03-20 11:45:46

McLeish won’t quit after ‘horrible’ Scotland humiliation in Kazakhstan

Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – Alex McLeish refused to quit as Scotland manager after their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign got off to a “horrible” start with a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Kazakhstan on Thursday.

WORLD SOCCER TALK - 2019-03-21 19:20:09

Kazakhs react to their capital city's name change

The capital city of Kazakhstan has had a name change - and some people in the country are not happy. At his swearing-in, on Wednesday, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced the change, from Astana to Nursultan, "in honour of the first President", Nursultan Nazarbayev, who served in the role for

BBC - 2019-03-21 17:09:09

Toqaev Set To Be Sworn In As Kazakhstan's Acting President

Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev will be sworn in on March 20 as Kazakhstans acting president, ending the nearly 30-year term of Nursultan Nazarbaev, who has resigned but is still expected to maintain a powerful influence in the country.

BIRMINGHAM STAR - 2019-03-20 04:28:00

Alex McLeish confident of ‘bouncing back’ after Kazakhstan debacle

The Scotland manager, Alex McLeish, said he was “pretty good at bouncing back” as he brushed off questions over his future in the wake of his side’s 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.

THE GUARDIAN - 2019-03-21 20:10:02

Scotland slump to humiliating 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan

Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign got off to the worst possible start with an embarrassing 3-0 Group I defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan in Nursultan on Thursday.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2019-03-21 17:46:03

Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland: Was this the worst 90 minutes as a Scotland fan?

Last October, after Scotland's bruising 2-1 Nations League defeat in Israel, we asked if humiliation in Haifa was the worst 90 minutes as a Scotland fan. Apparently it wasn't. On Thursday afternoon, Alex McLeish's hapless side were two down inside 10 galling minutes against Kazakhstan - the world's

BBC - 2019-03-21 17:08:16