#AFCAsianCup2019 Opposition Confirmed: Socceroos take on Uzbekistan in Round of 16


Following their 3-2 win over Syria in Group B, the Socceroos have earned themselves a Round of 16 clash against Uzbekistan in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™.

The meeting was confirmed when Uzbekistan fell 2-1 to Japan in their Group F encounter, putting the White Wolves in second place.

The Socceroos sealed their passage to the Round of 16 thanks to a 3-0 win over Palestine, along with a 3-2 victory over Syria.

Graham Arnold’s side return to the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain to take on Uzbekistan on Tuesday, January 22 at 1am AEDT. Incidentally, that ground is where the Socceroos downed Syria in the group stages.

Uzbekistan’s Eldor Shomurodov taking on two Japan players.

Tuesday morning’s winner will face the victor between hosts United Arab Emirates and Kyrgyzstan, who kick off three hours after the Socceroos at 4:00am AEDT.

Australia v Uzbekistan

Date: Monday, 21 January 2019
Venue: Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Kick-off: 6:00pm (local); 1:00am (AEDT – Tuesday, 22 January 2019)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ae


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#AFCAsianCup2019 Round of 16 line-up confirmed


Abu Dhabi: After 36 matches, and no shortage of drama, the qualifiers for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 knockout stage have been finalised.

The line-up was confirmed on Thursday, when Oman and Vietnam claimed the Round of 16’s two remaining places, setting the scene for what promises to be an unforgettable climax to the largest ever edition of the competition.

Who, when, where?


Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai.15:00, January 20

Unbeaten Group B winners Jordan face a Vietnam side appearing in the knockout stage for the first time since 2007, and just the second time in their history, with the winners to meet either Japan or Saudi Arabia in the quarter-finals.


Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. 18:00, January 20

Appearing in their first AFC Asian Cup knockout fixture since 1972, Thailand will meet FIFA World Cup-winner Marcello Lippi’s China PR, who qualified as the second placed team in Group C.


Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 21:00, January 20

Three-time Asian champions and Group D winners Islamic Republic of Iran will look to continue their unbeaten start to UAE 2019 against an emerging Oman side revitalised by a memorable 3-1 win over Turkmenistan.


Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah. 15:00, January 21

A blockbuster clash between two of the competition’s most successful nations in Sharjah. Four-time champions and Group F winners Japan will meet Saudi Arabia, who have lifted the trophy on three occasions and finished second in Group E.


Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. 18:00, January 21

In a re-match of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup semi-final, reigning champions Australia will meet Hector Cuper’s emerging Uzbekistan, after both sides qualified by finishing second in their respective groups.


Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 21:00, January 21

In front of a typically passionate Zayed Sports City Stadium crowd, host nation United Arab Emirates will face Kyrgyz Republic, who have made history by reaching the knockout stage in their first appearance at the Finals.


Rashid Stadium, Dubai. 17:00, January 22

A Son Heung-min-inspired Korea Republic will look to continue their perfect start to the AFC Asian Cup against a Bahrain outfit buoyed by the dramatic last-minute winner against India which sealed their path to the last 16.


Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 20:00, January 22

Qatar, and current tournament leading scorer Almoez Ali, meet 2007 champions Iraq in a mouth-watering final Round of 16 tie, with the winners to face either Korea Republic or Bahrain in the last eight.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

Consolidados Grande SP 15/01/2019

Cordel Encantado não altera desempenho da Globo e mantém a mesma média do capítulo de estreia. À noite, a emissora perde público com a primeira edição da temporada do Big Brother Brasil. Com paródia do Chaves, Tá no Ar: TV na TV garante a liderança.

Vice-líder isolado, Bom Dia & Cia supera programa Hoje em Dia e parte do Balanço Geral SP.

Hora 1 perde telespectadores para o SBT Notícias.

Confira, abaixo, as audiências de terça-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2019:

Hora 1 – 3,7
Bom Dia São Paulo – 7,2
Bom Dia Brasil – 7,8
Mais Você – 5,9
Bem Estar – 5,8
Encontro – 6,0
SP1 – 11,4
Globo Esporte – 10,0
Jornal Hoje – 10,5
Sessão da Tarde: Miss Simpatia 2 – Armada e Poderosa – 10,1
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Belíssima – 13,7
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Cordel Encantado – 14,2
Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras – 13,8
Espelho da Vida – 16,7
SP2 – 19,6
O Tempo Não Para – 23,1
Jornal Nacional – 27,2
O Sétimo Guardião – 29,2
BBB19 – 22,5
Tá no Ar: A TV na TV  – 13,3
Jornal da Globo – 8,3
Supergirl – 6,3

BalanÇo Geral Manhà – 1,0
SÃo Paulo no Ar – 2,9
Fala Brasil – 4,3
Hoje em Dia – 4,2
BalanÇo Geral SP – 7,7
Bela a Feia – 6,1
Essas Mulheres – 4,7
Cidade Alerta – 11,0
A Terra Prometida – 9,5
Jesus – 9,8
Jornal da Record – 8,8
Cine Record Especial: Policial em Apuros 2 – 8,9
Grimm – 5,1

Primeiro Impacto – 4,7
Bom Dia & Cia – 7,0
Fofocalizando – 5,3
Casos de Família – 5,1
Teresa – 5,4
Carrossel – 5,5
SBT Brasil – 6,3
Roda a Roda – 8,3
As Aventuras de Poliana – 10,7
Cúmplices de um Resgate – 10,7
Programa do Ratinho – 9,0
Cine Espetacular: Babá Fora de Controle – 9,5
The Noite – 5,9
Roda a Roda (reprise) – 4,3
SBT Notícias – 4,1

Um ponto equivale a 73 mil domicílios sintonizados na Grande São Paulo. Esses números servem como referência para o mercado publicitário.

Fonte: Assessorias de imprensas das emissoras – Praça São Paulo



Awer Mabil : Defeat to Jordan sparked Australia’s resurgence

Awer Mabil-Australia

Al Ain: Awer Mabil admitted Australia’s opening loss against Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 shook the defending champions into action and inspired Graham Arnold’s side to secure a place in the knockout rounds with subsequent back-to-back victories.

Australia notched up a second win in a row on Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Syria that took them into the Round of 16 following an earlier victory over Palestine as the Socceroos claimed second place in Group B.

The win over the Syrians in an incident-packed game was sparked by Mabil’s second goal of the tournament and the FC Midtjylland striker said the challenges of a demanding group gave the Australians a jolt ahead of their progress to the next phase of the competition.

“It’s prepared us very well,” he said of the rigours of the group stages. “The first game gave us a reality check and we needed to get things right and we’ve done that in last two games and we just need to continue that for the do-or-die games. There’s a lot to give and it’s very exciting.

“I think the first game, the first 20 minutes especially when they scored first, they just defended for their lives and that made it difficult. We realised we needed to change something and we did that in the last game and we continued today and we’re going to continue that in the next game and continue that momentum.”

Mabil put the Australians in front against Syria with a sumptuous curling strike from outside the area before Omar Khrbin levelled. Chris Ikonomidis put Australia back in front, only for Omar Al Soma to score with a penalty. But Tom Rogic had the last word with a stunning strike from distance to give Australia the win in added time.

“It was quite a battle but we believe we just need to focus,” said Mabil. ‘It was a good crowd, a good atmosphere to play and I think the boys enjoyed the occasion and we were strong in the mental part to not let anything affect us.”

“I think I’ve scored better but I’m really pleased with that. I scored a really good free-kick with the Under-20 team a few years ago but this is a really good moment and I’m going to enjoy it.

“We’re going to go a long way in this tournament, so I think we just need to continue the momentum and not dwell on today. We need to take the positive from today.”

Should Australia reach the final, Mabil has already made plans to fly his mother to the United Arab Emirates for the game as the Australians attempt to win the AFC Asian Cup for a second time in a row.

“I’m planning for the final I’ll fly them over, that’s the plan,” he said. “We’re building a good momentum now, so we’re going to go a long way. I’m very confident in our team. There’s a lot more to give.”

Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility

A220-300 in flight

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line.

Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, and Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, led the celebration and welcomed approximately 700 attendees including Airbus and other industry executives, Airbus manufacturing employees, state and national dignitaries, and local community leaders.

The new assembly line, which is the company’s second U.S.-based commercial aircraft production facility, will be located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley adjacent to the A320 Family production line and will facilitate assembly of A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft for U.S. customers. Aircraft production is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2019 with first delivery of a Mobile-assembled A220 aircraft scheduled for 2020. The new A220 production facilities will be complete by next year.

Airbus has strong and longstanding ties to the United States, with Airbus aircraft being operated by the largest airlines in America. Additionally, Airbus is a major partner of U.S. aerospace companies and workers. In the last three years, Airbus spent $48 billion in the United States with hundreds of U.S. suppliers in more than 40 states, translating into Airbus support of more than 275,000 American jobs. Among its facilities in the U.S., Airbus has: engineering centers in Kansas and Alabama; a major training facility in Florida, and soon one in Colorado; materials support and headquarters in Virginia; an A320 Family assembly line delivering aircraft in Alabama; an innovative think tank (A3) in California; a drone data analysis business (Airbus Aerial) in Atlanta, Georgia; helicopter manufacturing and assembly facilities in Texas and Mississippi; and a satellite manufacturing facility (OneWeb) in Florida.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and true widebody comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. With a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,920 km), the A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

With an order book of more than 500 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market estimated to represent at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

@Airbus @AirbusintheUS #AirbusNAtour #A220 #A320

Source : Airbus WEBSITE

#AFCAsianCup2019 IR Iran 0-0 Iraq

Dubai: Islamic Republic of Iran sealed top spot in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 after playing to a 0-0 draw with Iraq on Wednesday.

As group winners, Iran will play the third-placed team from either Group B, E or F in Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium on Sunday, while runners-up Iraq will face the winners of Group E – either Saudi Arabia or Qatar – in Al Nahyan Stadium on Tuesday.

Carlos Queiroz made four changes to Iran’s starting lineup, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh – who had missed the opening two fixtures – being given a chance to play before a packed Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.

Despite having secured qualification to the Round of 16, both sides adopted a high-tempo style of play, with Iran having the first glimpse at goal in the 12th minute when Vahid Amiri sent a cross into the box but Sardar Azmoun’s header was just off the mark.

Iran had the bigger share of the ball but failed to translate their possession into goals, with their attempts hardly troubling Iraqi goalkeeper Jalal Hassan Hachim and his defenders.

Three minutes from the half-time whistle, Jahanbakhsh could have broken the deadlock after latching on to Azmoun’s deflected attempt but couldn’t get his left-footed strike on target.

Iraq started the second half aggressively as they saw more possession and also continued to deny Iran with resilient defending.

Iran, in a bid to break down the Iraq defence, boosted their attacking prowess by bringing on Mehdi Taremi and Mahdi Torabi in the 63rd and 75th minutes respectively.

However, it was Iraq who nearly took the lead in the 77th minute when substitute Mohanad Ali Khadi’s header forced the best out of Iranian custodian Alireza Beiranvand, who tipped the ball over.

As the minutes ticked away, neither team was able to make headway as they settled for a share of the spoils.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE