Portsmouth have finally won a piece of silverware thanks to the inspiration of their two Nigerians, Kanu and Utaka. A full 69 years after their first FA Cup the team coached by Harry Redknapp fulfilled the dreams of their fans by defeating Qq Online Cardiff City at Wembley 1-0. The only goal was scored by Nwankwo Kanu, who took advantage of keeper Enckelman’s blunder after John Utaka’s cross.
Pompey hardly showed their Premiership class against their Championship League rivals, but the result is what finally counts in Portsmouth and in…Croatia!
The Croatian media devoted the FA Cup finals the same amount of space as to their own cup, which saw Dinamo Zagreb smash Hajduk Split by 3-0.
The reason? Niko Kranjcar, of course. The 24-old midfielder has become the first Croat with the most prestigious national cup in the world, a distinction which is certain to increase his appeal among his compatriots.
Inter “threepeat” the scudetto in high drama
Internazionale have defended their Italian League title warding off a dangerous Roma assault in the last half hour of the competition. A 2-0 win at Parma guaranteed Inter’s win regardless of what Roma did at Catania, at the same time condemning Parma to the Second Division. Both goals came from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 62nd and 78th minutes, snatching the title from Roma, who had laid their hands on the trophy when Mirko Vucinic brought them ahead after just eight minutes.
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Back in England a week on from the end of Euro 2008, the tournament still looks as impressive as it did in the Alps. I am not relishing another stolid European club season, dominated by the tawdry money of the big teams, so for the last time, I am looking back on what was a refreshing festival of football, the sort of which comes around only every few years:
How was the play?
Very good, on the whole, refreshingly adventurous and attacking. Only France v Romania seemed to have come from planet boredom. The French Judi Poker Uang Asli appeared to have a cloud over them all tournament, while Romania strangely failed to turn the screw when they needed to in their final group game, so deserved to leave early, too.
Croatia v Turkey was not easy to sit through for two hours, but that was rather down to one team buttoning down the hatches and trying to frustrate another which was playing with winning ambition.
The Dutch were irresistible for two games, while Spain danced their way to the trophy delightfully throughout.
Portugal were also great to watch and Croatia were not bad, while even minnows like Austria and Switzerland showed enough fighting spirit to commend their efforts. Turkey’s late-late comebacks were thrilling, making up for a lack of the beautiful game with exciting attacking.
That leaves Poland and the Czechs as fairly forgettable, although they did at least play to …
All the colour of the Japanese Yamazaki Nabisco League Cup final will descend upon the National Stadium in Tokyo on November 3, with this year’s showpiece event set to be an all-local affair.
FC Tokyo have reached their first League Cup final since 2004, with Hiroshi Jofuku’s team winning through on the back of some impressive displays.
The capital club topped their group from 2008 finalists Shimizu S-Pulse, before confidently dispatching Nagoya Grampus in the quarter-finals.
Their final four tie saw them pitted against cup Judi Online24Jam Deposit Pulsa Cup specialists Shimizu, where a 3-2 aggregate win over the two legs propelled them into a final played in their home city.
If FC Tokyo figured they would command the lion’s share of support at a jam-packed Kokuritsu Kyogijo, their hopes were dashed when neighbours Kawasaki Frontale also won through to the final.
The Kanagawa outfit took a different route to the Culture Day showdown, parachuting into the League Cup at the quarter-final stage due to their participation in the 2009 AFC Champions League.
Takashi Sekizuka’s side signalled their intent with an aggregate 3-1 quarter-final win over Kashima Antlers, before beating local rivals Yokohama F. Marinos by the same scoreline in the semi-finals.
With the city of Kawasaki located just twenty kilometres from downtown Tokyo, thousands of Frontale fans will make the short trip to the capital, as they look to put the memories of their 2007 final defeat to Gamba Osaka …
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.
The club’s campaign got off to a roaring start when they defeated last season’s Emir’s Cup winners and arch-rivals Al Rayyan 1-0 in front of packed audiences and FIFA’s inspectors for the Qatar 2022 Bid.
The game lived up to expectations as Qatar’s derby-event. Both teams employed an open-ended and heavily attacking style of football. Keita, always dangerous, did not disappoint his new employers. Although he missed some opportunities early on, he made no mistakes in heading in the ball just before the end of first half. Although it looked like an off-side, and Al Rayyan players protested, the referee let it stand.
Al Rayyan players too offered glimpses of their Togel Online attacking depth. They are a formidable side and along with holder Al Gharafa and Umm Salal will make the Qatar Stars League much more exciting than in previous seasons.
Qatar Stars League newcomers Lakhwiya left fans stunned with a clinical 4-0 dismantling of minnows Al Sailiya. The club has invested heavily in local and overseas players. Striker Mohammed Razzaq scored all four goals (56th, 59th, 62nd and 89th). Al Saililiya looked tough nuts to crack in …
A twenty minute ride from downtown Cologne Dominoqq and I was at the Rhein-Energie stadium (looks like the corporate naming disease has infected Germany too). It is a classic English-style arena but perfectly symmetrical and set amidst rolling green fields.
Inside the ground I got my first sight of next year’s World Cup official refreshments. Oh dear it is true. Crudweiser is the official and only beer on sale. The world’s best selling and worst tasting beer that no self-respecting European would be seen dead preferring to a local brew. As if to shamefully appeal to Germans’ sense of ancestral pride however, the famous Budweiser name is relegated to small letters below the larger name of its German founders Anheuser-Busch. A crushing blow for money against sense. Also, €3 for a small bottle of water guys?
Tunisian fans had turned out in large numbers as expected given their expat strength (most were speaking German) but the ground remained half-empty. The only chant I heard of ‘Argentina’ was raised after their second goal but petered out again quickly.
In the press box I was sat beside 2 journalists from France’s marvellous sports daily l’Equipe, who opined to me that Roger Lemerre, the current Tunisia and former France coach was “just mad”. On my other flank was an Indonesian man who took no notes during the game and post match just posed for photos with the Argentine players, a fan masquerading as a reporter methinks!
The $10,000 buy-in main event preliminary heats at the 41st World Series of Poker in Las Vegas continued to steadily whittle down the Day 1 entry fields Friday afternoon as the first of the Day 2 heats started out. 2,412 survivors from Days 1a and 1c were headed in the chip counts by Corwin Cole (228,000) as cards hit the air in the next stage of event 57, the main event No-Limit Hold’em Championship competition.
Still in the field were double Main Event champion Johnny Chan; the $50,000 Players’ Champion, Michael Mizrachi and top caliber players like Barny Boatman, Sammy Farha, Carter Phillips, and Hoyt Corkins.
Multiple WSOP bracelet holder Jesper Hougaard, and internet high stakes cash game specialists Patrik Antonius and Cole South were also on the table lists.
By the time play reached 4 levels over a thousand of the entrants had been eliminated, including Dennis Phillips, Matt Glantz, Lee Markholt, Greg Mueller, Brock Parker, James Akenhead, Marcel Luske, Rob Hollink and David Bach.
Other high profile casualties included Carlos Mortensen, Berry Johnston, Tom McEvoy and Bobby Baldwin, along with 2010 bracelet winners Dutch Boyd and Daniel Alaei.
At level 8 tournament officials called for the Togel Singapore chips to be bagged as Day 2a was concluded, with 1,359 players ready to go through to Day 3 and Boulos Estafanous in the lead on 344,100, closely pursued by Randy Dorfman on 337,000.
With Day 2b up next, competition for the winner’s prize …
Andre Doehner’s $200,000 win in the Monthly Million on 14/02/10 was not only based on skill. According to him, luck and perseverance both performed a big role in his victory.
In the final minutes before winning the prize, Andre was not nervous and he was feeling sure of his game plan that was working for him. He stressed the fact that winning the first prize did require the drawing out of favorable cards, but his overall skill is what brought him this achievement. This was his third shot at the Monthly Million and it turned out to be lucky #3 in the end.
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There is the option of direct buy-in to the Monthly Million for $500 + $35 freezeout, however players can win their place at the table through one of Titan Poker’s daily satellites. The upcoming Monthly Million is scheduled for March 14th and that will be followed by the next scheduled online tournament on April 11th 2010.
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Inggris sempat tertinggal bertambah dulu pada pertentangan menentang Slovenia. Tapi, The Three Lions dapat menelungkupkan posisi serta unggul dengan skor 3-1. Danny Welbeck menghibahkan 2 gol utk tim tuan rumah.test1
Di dalam sambungan Kualifikasi Piala Eropa 2016 dalam Wembley, Minggu (16/11/2014) subuh WIB, Inggris mendominasi pertunjukan serta besar menobatkan peluang sejak awal. Akan tetapi, sampai diturunkan minum, skor kacamata tengah bertahan.
Di sesi ke 2, gol bunuh diri Jordan Henderson memapah Slovenia unggul semakin dulu. Namun, Inggris menurunkan tangkisan yang sangat baik. Setelah menyamakan kedudukan dengan perantara depakan hukuman Wayne Rooney, mereka memastikan keunggulan via 2 gol Welbeck.
Keunggulan berikut menjadikan Inggris di posisi ternama klasemen sementara Grup E dgn poin 12 daripada empat pihak. Slovenia langsung di bawahnya dengan angka enam.
Peluang perdana di kompetisi ini menjadi Togel milik Slovenia. Jasmin Kurtic mengirim umpan lambung yang disundul Andraz Kirm. Namun demikian, sundulan Kirm dengan mudah ditangkap Joe Hart.
Inggris baru siap menyampaikan gertakan di menit ke-17 via daya Raheem Sterling. Sterling yang mendapatkan sasaran dr Rooney mengelakkan tembakan kaki kanan, namun arahnya tetap melebar.
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Upaya Welbeck di dalam menit ke-37 pula belum mengundang gol utk Inggris. Sepakannya daripada luar kotak hukuman melambung.