El Jaish

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Al Ain seal Asian Champions League final berth

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Doha (AFP) UAE giants Al Ain progressed to the final of the AFC Champions League at the expense of Qatar's El Jaish after a 2-2 draw in their semi-final second leg in Doha ensured a 5-3 aggregate victory on Tuesday.

El Jaish needed to raise their game a few notches to overcome a two-goal deficit following their 3-1 defeat in the first leg, but despite Brazilian Romarinho's double the Emirati giants held their nerve to clinch a last-gasp draw with Mohamed Abdulrahman finding the net in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Abdulrahman stars as Al Ain see off El Jaish

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Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) Emirati giants Al Ain kept on course for a second AFC Champions League title with a 3-1 semi-final first leg win over Qatar's El Jaish at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday.

Brazilian Douglas and UAE international Omar Abdulrahman scored within five first half minutes to put Al Ain in front before Sardor Rashidov struck from the spot in the second half to give El Jaish hope of a comeback.

Abdulrahman stars as Al Ain see off El Jaish

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Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) Emirati giants Al Ain kept on course for a second AFC Champions League title with a 3-1 semi-final first leg win over Qatar's El Jaish at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday.

Brazilian Douglas and UAE international Omar Abdulrahman scored within five first half minutes to put Al Ain in front before Sardor Rashidov struck from the spot in the second half to give El Jaish hope of a comeback.

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Al Nasr forfeit Asian game over striker’s false passport

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Al Nasr were ordered to forfeit their AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-0 on Monday after Brazilian-born striker Wanderley was found to be playing under a false Indonesian passport.

Wanderley scored Al Nasr's opener in their 3-0 win over Qatar's El Jaish, but the Asian Football Confederation named him as an ineligible player and effectively reversed the result ahead of this week's second leg.

Al Nasr forfeit Asian game over striker’s false passport

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Al Nasr were ordered to forfeit their AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-0 on Monday after Brazilian-born striker Wanderley was found to be playing under a false Indonesian passport.

Wanderley scored Al Nasr's opener in their 3-0 win over Qatar's El Jaish, but the Asian Football Confederation named him as an ineligible player and effectively reversed the result ahead of this week's second leg.

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Ecuador-Spain friendly halted for 11th minute tribute to Christian Benitez

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It's been two weeks since Ecuadorian international Christian "Chucho" Benitez died a day after playing his first match for Qatari club El Jaish due to an undetectable heart ailment. In Ecuador's friendly against Spain at the Estadio Monumental, their first match since Benitez's death, they honored their No.

Monday Kickoff: Former Club America forward Benitez dies; Bale wants Real Madrid move; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Just weeks after completing a transfer to Qatar, former Club America forward Christian Benitez has passed away.

The Ecuadorian international's death was confirmed by the Qatari club that recently acquired him, El Jaish, as well as the Ecuadorian Football Federation, though the causes of his death are unknown.

Former Birmingham Striker Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez Dies, Aged 27

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Former Birmingham City and Club America striker Christian Benitez has died, aged 27.

The Ecuadorian, nicknamed 'Chucho,' played on loan at Birmingham City during the 2009-10 season when the club was in the Premier League. Benitez made an immediate impression in the league with his strong, physical style and incredible dribbling skills.

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Video: Goalkeeper Evanildo Rodrigues takes the worst free-kick you’ve ever seen

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A free-kick in your defensive third is usually a good opportunity to let your keeper hoof the ball and immediately put some pressure on the opposition. Not so for Qatari side El Jaish, whose Brazilian goalkeeper Evanildo Rodrigues contrived to put one such free-kick behind for a corner. Watch in disbelief.

FAIL: Keeper Attempts Simple Goal Kick, Shanks It Out For Hilariously Crap Corner (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, over in the Qatari league, El Jaish's Brazilian keeperEvanildo somehow manages to put a simple clearance from just inside his area out for a corner 16 yards back and on the complete opposite side of his goal...

Mesmerising...

...ly woeful.