Monthly archive - July 2011

Shimizu’s surprise start

By Daisuke Matsuura

The 2011 season of J.League has just made its halfway turn after completing 17 games in mid July. While two giant clubs, Kashima and Urawa, were struglling in the bottom of the table, Kashiwa Reysol marked a great start along with Vegalta Sendai and Yokohama F. Marinos.

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UAE beat nine man India

By Arunava Chaudhuri - AFF Indian correspondent

The United Arab Emirates beat a nine man India 3-0 in the first-leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup - Asian Round 2 home-and-away qualifier at the Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium in Al Ain City on Saturday.

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Singapore edge Malaysia in a classic encounter

By Chee Seong - AFF Singapore correspondent

On a night where a record scoreline between the two sides was recorded, Singapore overcame their fiercest rivals in International Football on Saturday night, infront of 6000 fans, at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

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Saudi Arabia ease past Hong Kong

By Yick Hong Lam - AFF Hong Kong correspondent

Hong Kong was defeated by Saudi Arabia by 3-0 in the first leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup second round qualifier. The dream of progressing to the next round has become impossible for Hong Kong.

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Second half demolition seals victory for China

By Zhang Bin - AFF Chinese correspondent

Team Dragon started their 2014 World Cup qualifying compaign with a 7-2 home win against Laos at Kunming’s Tuodong Stadium.

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Iran do it easy against the Maldives

By Dara Zarandi

The game started out being dominated by the Persians in the first half. Karim Ansarifard struck home an early fourth minute goal to give the Iranians an expected lead. The remainder of the first half saw the Iranian players create a veriety of chances, but failed to finish on many opportunities. Going into halftime, the Iranians had a 1-0 lead.

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Thailand overcome Palestine

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Thailand’s German coach Winfried Schaefer got his reign off to a winning start with a narrow 1-0 victory over Palestine in the first leg of their World Cup second qualifying round tie at the I-Mobile stadium yesterday.

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India up against it in UAE

By Arunava Chaudhuri - AFF Indian correspondent

The United Arab Emirates are set to host India in the first-leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup - Asian Round 2 home-and-away qualifier on Saturday at the Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium in Al Ain City.

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Thailand ready for Palestine

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Thailand’s German coach Winfried Schaefer needs to draw on his tactical nous if the veteran tactician is to get his national reign off to a winning start when his new charges take on an improving Palestine side in the 2014 World Cup Asian second qualifying round today.

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Thailand turn focus to tactics

By Kitinan Sanguansak - AFF Thai correspondent

Having contended with injury problems, national coach Winfried Schaefer is mulling over the tactics against Palestine in the second round FIFA World Cup qualifying first leg in Buriram on Saturday.

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