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Xavi’s Al Sadd win Qatar’s Emir Cup

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Doha (AFP) – A dramatic last minute winner gave Al Sadd, skippered by Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, victory in the Emir Cup final on Friday, Qatar’s biggest domestic cup competition.

The match was played in the newly refurbished Khalifa International Stadium, the first 2022 World Cup venue to be completed.

Xavi’s Al Sadd win Qatar’s Emir Cup

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Doha (AFP) – A dramatic last minute winner gave Al Sadd, skippered by Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, victory in the Emir Cup final on Friday, Qatar’s biggest domestic cup competition.

The match was played in the newly refurbished Khalifa International Stadium, the first 2022 World Cup venue to be completed.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Qatar’s Al Rayyan crash out after Doha thriller

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Doha (AFP) – Qatar’s Al Rayyan crashed out of the Asian Champions League after being handed a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat by Saudi giants Al Hilal on Monday.

The Michael Laudrup managed side needed a win to secure their first ever last 16 berth but a brace each by Nicolas Milesi and Omar Khribin in a Doha thriller put paid to their hopes as already qualified Al Hilal went on to top Group D with 12 points from six matches.

Michael Laudrup unveiled as Al Rayyan coach

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Doha (AFP) Michael Laudrup revealed he had turned down job offers from China and the United States as he was officially unveiled as the new coach of Qatar Stars League champions Al Rayyan on Monday.

Laudrup also said he had no desire to return to La Liga where he has managed Getafe and Mallorca nor the English Premier League where he coached Swansea City.

Michael Laudrup unveiled as Al Rayyan coach

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Doha (AFP) Michael Laudrup revealed he had turned down job offers from China and the United States as he was officially unveiled as the new coach of Qatar Stars League champions Al Rayyan on Monday.

Laudrup also said he had no desire to return to La Liga where he has managed Getafe and Mallorca nor the English Premier League where he coached Swansea City.

Qatar

Alvaro Fernandez Loaned; interested in exploring options

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We all knew the Alvaro Fernandez loan was coming. It had gotten to Waiting for Godot type levels. Even Chicago-Fire.com Editor Jeff Crandall wrote articles with the implication that Fernandez was on his way out.

Well, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that the club has loaned Alvaro "Flaco" Fernandez to Qatari side Al Rayyan.

Two brilliant Saudi goals

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Last week witnessed two amazing goals from Saudi clubs. The first was from Al-Ittifaq vs. Al-Ahli in what we can say as an Olympic league (under 23 years old)


The second goal was from Emad Al-Hosani from Al-Ahli vs. Al-Ansaar


Emad is Oman national team star, and he is famous by his bicycle kicks, watch these ones when he was playing at Al-Rayyan from Qatar:





and this one with Omani national team vs.

Jogo 0502/2011 - Elim. Brazil 2014 (036) - Qatar 3x0 Vietnã

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 23/07/2011, na cidade de Doha-QAT, onde jogaram as seleções do Qatar (93º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Vietnã (140º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
1994Singapore 26/04/1993 VIE0:4 (0:2)QAT First stage1994Doha 11/04/1993 QAT4:0 (2:0)VIE First stage
Copa da Ásia
2007Hanoi 12/07/2007 VIE1:1 (1:0)QAT First stage
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Ali Albadwaadwi-UAE

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Mohammed Kasoula, aos 6 minutos do primeiro tempo, ele que é jogador do Al Sadd-QAT, que marcou seu segundo gol pela seleção nacional.

Copa Asiática Qatar 2011: Japón campeón

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Con la victoria de Japón sobre Australia 1-0 (gol de Tandari Lee) en tiempo extra finalozó en Qatar la XV edición de la Copa Asiática o Asian Cup, según su denominación en inglés (o كأس آسيا, en árabe). El pequeño país del Golfo Pérsico, que viene de ser elegido como sede de la Copa del Mundo 2022, exhibió todo su potencial organizativo: Doha, la capital, puso 4 estadios, a los que se sumó uno en la localidad de Al Rayyan.

Asian Cup Win Lose and Draw

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Dr. Joel Rookwood

After a disappointing opening fixture of the Asian championships, matches in Group A continued on Saturday with China taking on Kuwait. A crowd of less than seven-thousand rattled around Doha's Al Gharafa stadium, a ground with a capacity of four times that. Thanks to an interesting architectural design the view from our 'VIP' seats offered a full 40% panoramic view of the pitch.

Russia To Host 2018 World Cup and Qatar To Host 2022

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Earlier today FIFA voted and decided which nations would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. While maybe some thought that the tournaments would go to England (2018) and the United States of America (2022), it wasn't so, and instead it was Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022) which won the rights to host the tournament.

Qatar Stadiums For 2022 World Cup

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We now know that the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar. Here is a quick look at some of the venues that the games will be played at. Many of these soccer stadiums have not yet been built but from for look, it seems that the new stadiums could have played a role in Qatar winning the 2022 World Cup bid.

Qatar Stars League Week 6

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Al Gharafa claws back to thrilling draw

Qatar Stars League holders Al Gharafa are fighters to the core. Against Al Rayyan, they went behind thrice, but came back each time to eke out a hard-fought draw. In the process, Al Rayyan lost a chance to earn a morale-boosting win over the defending champions, who have not been in good form so far in the tournament.

Qatar Stars League Week 5

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Lakhwiya are giant-killers again

Lakhwiya once again proved to be giant-killers. They defeated Qatar Sports Club, who had been undefeated until then, 1-0. Al Arabi, the only as-yet unbeaten team, zoomed to the top of the tables.

Qatar Sports Club, known for their power game, could not execute it well against Lakhwiya.

Qatar Stars League Week 4

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Al Arabi topple Al Sadd

Al Arabi's young guns tamed mighty Al Sadd 2-1 in the fourth week of the Qatar Stars League. Al Arabi goalkeeper Rajab Hamza was outstanding and was rightly selected as the man of the match. His great performance helped Al Arabi remain unbeaten in the League.

Qatar Stars League Week 1

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Al Sadd start with a bang!

Al Sadd are desperate for silverware after two years without a single title at the domestic and international levels. The team signed three players who competed in the recently-concluded World Cup in South Africa — Ivorian Abdul Kader Keita, Algerian Nadir Belhadj and South Korean Lee Jung-Soo.

Qatar’s World Cup 2022 Fantasy Playground

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It's off to see the future, and then the wizard.

Qatar has no time for World Cup 2010 they're looking to the future and beyond with their futuristic World Cup 2022 bid. It's an awfully tantalizing bid for a number of reasons billions of them, in fact; reasons which make it seem an awfully likely candidate, particularly if FIFA conduct business as usual.

Técnico Marcos Paquetá revela estar em negociação para dirigir a Nigéria na Copa

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Além de Dunga e Carlos Alberto Parreira, a classe de técnicos brasileiros pode ganhar mais um representante na Copa do Mundo: Marcos Paquetá. Comandante da Arábia Saudita em 2006, o treinador revelou estar em conversação com representantes da Nigéria. O país está sem treinador desde o fim da Copa Africana de Nações, em janeiro (Shaibu Amodu foi demitido).

Roster Reset | An A-League of Their Own

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Well that was quick. I guess we know what Payne was doing in the Middle East last month, because hot on the heels of the draft last Thursday, United announced the acquisition of Australian forward Danny Allsopp (lately of Al-Rayyan in Qatar)....

D.C. United Adds Australian Forward Allsopp To Roster

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D.C. United has announced the signing of Australian forward Danny Allsopp this afternoon; he will be available pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

"Danny has shown an ability to score goals wherever he's been and we are confident he will continue to do so for D.C. United," said general manager Dave Kasper.

Bob Bradley

Bradley era begins in Egypt

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Egypt ushered in the Bob Bradley era this week with their friendly versus Brazil.

John Duerden of Sports Illustrated writes of the task ahead of Bradley in his tenure with the Pharaohs.

Even two hours before kickoff, the Egyptian fans were in full voice, chanting a soccer version of a refrain familiar to anyone who had been in Tahir Square earlier this year as the Arab Spring reached its zenith.

Brazil x Egypt: probable starting line-up 14 November 2011 – Lucas Leiva & David Luiz to start

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Mano Menezes has a final word before Brazil's clash with Egypt

Brazil squad in full here
Mano Menezes has named the side that should start in the friendly against Egypt on Monday. The coach has made changes from the team that beat Gabon 2-0 last week. Daniel Alves returns from suspension and replaces Manchester United's Rafael.

Al Sadd

AFC: Champions and Cup review

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The group stages in the two major Asian club competitions have concluded on Wednesday and there was plenty of tension in the air. The remaining places in the Round of 16 stages of each competition were up for grabs and ensured some dramatic action on Matchday 6.

In the AFC Champions League there was virtually nothing left to play for in the east of the continent as all of the qualifiers from Groups E-H were known before kick-off.

DC United sign Qatari League player

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DC United sign Qatari League player

Danny Allsopp, a striker with time in the A-League, Championship, EPL and Qatari Stars League has joined DC United.

He's 31, and played for al-Rayyan who are 5th on a table of 12. The Qatari Stars League has been dominated by al-Sadd (Khalfan's team) and al-Gharafah (Juninho and Nashat Akram formerly).

Asian Cup

Weekend Internationals

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3 days ago: DOHA QATAR - JANUARY 17: A Japanese fan is seen prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group B match between Saudi Arabia and Japan at Al-Rayyan Stadium on January 17 2011 in Doha Qatar.

Exit North Korea without scoring a single goal

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DOHA, Qatar — Reigning champions Iraq set up a quarter-final clash with Australia after beating North Korea 1-0 Wednesday, condemning the Koreans to an early exit having failed to score in the tournament. The 2007 champions finished second in Group D behind Iran, but will be underdogs against an Australian team out for revenge after [.

Japan smash Saudis en route to quarter-finals

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2,022. That was the attendance figure announced when Japan faced off against Saudi Arabia at Al-Rayyan stadium, and the symbolism drew a smattering of applause from the 800 or so fans actually in attendance.

Evidently the Asian Cup is not a widespread crowd-puller. With most Saudi fans on the first bus back to Jeddah as soon as the whistle blew on their second group-stage defeat, it's clear most of the Saudi players wished they'd taken the same route.

Japan waltz over Saudi Arabia: 5-0

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DOHA, Qatar — Shinji Okazaki scored a hat trick and Ryoichi Maeda struck twice to give Japan a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Monday and a place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup. Japan will play host Qatar on Friday after completely dominating its last Group B match. "We improved with every game [.

Iraq stun UAE after late own-goal

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DOHA, Qatar — Reigning champions Iraq stunned the United Arab Emirates 1-0 on Saturday at the Asian Cup with an injury-time own-goal to put the holders in a strong position to make the knockout rounds. Three-times champions Iran became the first team at the championships to qualify for the quarter-finals after they defeated World Cup [.

Iran come from behind to beat foes Iraq

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DOHA, Qatar — Three-times champions Iran stormed back from the shock of losing an early goal to grab a 2-1 victory over arch rivals and holders Iraq at the Asian Cup Tuesday. With United Arab Emirates and North Korea playing out a 0-0 draw earlier, Iran top Group D after the first round of games. [.

Syria stun Saudi Arabia in Asian Cup

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DOHA, Qatar — Syria shocked 2007 finalists and three-time champions Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Sunday in Group B, piling yet more pressure on their underfire coach Jose Peseiro. Syria, who had to hold on for grim life in the end and survived several scares, had Abdulrazak Al Husein to thank for [.

Birmingham City

Mphela targets goal glut against Thailand

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South Africa striker Katlego Mphela hopes to boost his chances of winning a place in the starting line up for South Africa's opening World Cup match against Mexico by getting his name on the scoresheet against Thailand on Sunday. The 25 year old, who is reportedly a transfer target for Birmingham City has suggested that his task will be easy enough.

Bayern Munich Planning £7m Park Ji-Sung Bid, Chelsea Offered Gonzalo Higuain

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By Chris Wright

Massive election. Here's the round up...

Rumour No. 1: Champions League finalists Bayern Munich are said to be preparing a £7 million bid for Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung.

The German side have apparently recognised that United are 'approaching a transitional period' and hope to tempt them into parting with Park to help fund their overhaul.

The Rest

Villarreal Sell Playmaker Borja Valero To Fiorentina

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Villarreal have agreed to sell playmaker Borja Valero to Serie A side Fiorentina for a fee believed to be approximately €7m, according to the Spanish club's website.

Valero, 27, becomes the latest Villarreal star to leave as the club cut their wage bill after unexpectedly suffering relegation from Spain's top flight last season.

Marcos Paquetá é o novo treinador da Líbia

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O brasileiro Marcos Paquetá será o novo treinador da seleção da Líbia. O acordo com a federação líbia foi assinado nesta sexta-feira e prevê a participação dele na reestruturação do futebol no país.

"O trabalho será longo e o nosso objetivo é modificar completamente o panorama do futebol no país.

United inks Danny Allsopp

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We'll soon officially announce that we've acquired Australian forward Danny Allsopp. The 31-year old has an impressive resume, having played at the highest level for Manchester City in England. He most recently played with Qatar's Al-Rayyan and previously spent 4+ seasons with Australia's Melbourne Victory, where he won a scoring title (2006-07) and helped the team to two Grand Final championships.