#AFCAsianCup2019 IR Iran 2-0 Oman

Abu Dhabi: Islamic Republic of Iran booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 quarter-finals on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 win over a gallant Oman at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s smart finish and an Ashkan Dejagah spot-kick – both in the first half – helped secure Iran’s passage through to the last eight, on a night when Oman were left to rue an early penalty miss.

The victory leaves Carlos Queiroz’s charges still on track to win the nation’s first Continental title since 1976, and looking ahead to Thursday’s meeting with China PR in the next round after the East Asians beat Thailand earlier in the day.

In a sensational start to the game, Oman were awarded a penalty in only the third minute when Majid Hosseini brought down the rampaging Muhsen Al Ghassani, only for Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to superbly tip Ahmed Al Mahaijri’s effort from 12 yards around the post.

Iran responded almost immediately through a fierce Sardar Azmoun drive from distance, and then a Mehdi Taremi effort which flashed narrowly wide.

With Dejagah excelling, Iran duly broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute, Jahanbakhsh firing home after Mohammed Al Musallami had failed to cut out Milad Mohammadi’s speculative long ball.

One was to become two for Iran just nine minutes later. Saad Al Mukhaini brought Taremi down in the area and Dejagah stepped up to convert the resulting penalty with ease and double Iran’s advantage.

In the final moments of a pulsating first period, Beiranvand produced yet another fine stop, this time to repel Al Ghassani’s piledriver as Oman sought to reduce the deficit heading into the break.


Iran could, and very possibly should, have extended their lead even further within eight minutes of the restart, but an unmarked Azmoun missed the target from 12 yards when Taremi’s long throw arrived at his feet.

Taremi then brought the best out of Oman custodian Faiyz Al Rusheidi, while at the other end Harib Al Saadi fizzed a 77th minute shot inches over Beiranvand’s bar to signal a degree of hope for the Omanis.

It was not be for the 2018 Gulf Cup winners however, as, after Taremi had missed a glorious chance to grab a third for Iran, the three-time champions of Asia held firm to confirm their place in the quarter-finals.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#AFCAsianCup2019 Thailand 1-2 China PR

Al Ain: Xiao Zhi came off the bench to inspire a second half come back for Marcello Lippi’s side on Sunday evening as China PR handed Thailand a 2-1 defeat to advance to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

Guangzhou R&F striker Xiao levelled the scores in thr 67th minute after Supachai Chaided had given Thailand the lead just after the half hour mark and Gao Lin secured the win for China with a penalty 20 minutes from time.

Xiao’s goal – the 100th of the tournament so far – was key for a China side that dominated the second half but were unable to find a way past Siwarak Tedsungnoen in the Thai goal until the arrival of the veteran forward, who finally ended Thailand’s resistence.

In the end it was a deserved win for a Chinese side that welcomed back Wu Lei to the starting line-up after missing the 2-0 loss against Korea Republic with a shoulder injury while Thailand called up Supachai for the injured Adisak Kraisorn.

Play quickly switched to the other end, with Supachai pushing his shot wide of Yan’s goal after Teerasil Dangda’s return header found the Buriram United man just the right side of Zhang Linpeng.

Supachai made amends in the 31st minute, however, as he gave Thailand the lead. The Chinese defence failed to properly clear Teerathon’s corner and, after Thitiphan Puangchan’s shot ended up at Supachai’s feet. He made no mistake on the turn from seven yards out.


Five minutes later Supachai could have added a second, only to drag his attempt from distance across Yan’s goal as the Chinese struggled in their attempt to win their first AFC Asian Cup knockout game since 2004.

Lippi’s team grew increasingly desperate throughout the second half and Wu Lei’s lack of match sharpness was becoming ever more apparent. The 27-year-old somehow missed a straightforward chance three minutes after the interval from six yards out after fine approach play by Gao Lin down the left.


China continued to press, with Yu heading wide before Siwarak denied the Beijing Guoan man with his feet following Feng Xiaoting’s cross, but eventually the equaliser came as Lippi intervened from the bench.

Yu Dabao made way for Xiao Zhi and, within three minutes, China were level as Zheng Zhi clipped his cross in from the right and Xiao scored on the rebound after Siwarak had saved the striker’s initial downward header.


By the 71st minute China were in front when Gao Lin (pictured above) picked himself up to score from the spot after having his heels clipped in the area by Tanaboon, the veteran forward firing high into the top corner to give his team the lead their second half performance deserved.

China threatened to add to the scoreline as the Thais grew increasingly ragged, although a flying save from Yan deep into injury time following Pansa Hemviboon’s shot ensured the East Asians progressed.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#AFCAsianCup2019 Jordan 1-1 Vietnam (After Extra Time, Vietnam win 4-2 on penalties)


Dubai: Vietnam sealed a place in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 quarter-finals, defeating Jordan 4-2 on penalties after their Round of 16 tie ended 1-1 at the Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Sunday.

Up next for Vietnam will be the winners of the Japan-Saudi Arabia last 16 tie, with the quarter-final to be also played at Al Maktoum Stadium.

Both teams started positively as they went in search of an early goal with the first shot on target for Jordan and it came in the 17th minute when Baha’ Abdelrahman forced Vietnam goalkeeper Dang Van Lam into action.

Three minutes later, Jordan came close again when Mousa Mohammad Suleiman lured three defenders out of position before his back-heel pass found the unmarked Feras Zeyad Shilbaya, whose cross to Yaseen Mahmoud Bakheet saw his effort going wide.

Vietnam’s best chance came in the 35th minute with Doan Van Hau unleashing a left-footed strike after an exchange of passes with Nguyen Cong Phuong but Jordanian custodian Amer Shafi was quick to parry his shot.

Jordan took the lead in the 38th minute after Do Hung Dung brought Salem Alajalin down just outside the box, and Abdelrahman scored from the resultant free-kick with a cracker into the top right corner of the net.

Park Hang-seo’s Vietnam returned from the break a changed side as they held the lion’s share of possession.

Their hard work paid dividends just six minutes into the second half when Nguyen Trong Hoang sent in a curling cross in front of the goal mouth which Nguyen Cong Phuong squeezed past the Jordanian defenders for the equaliser.

Jordan survived a scare at the hour mark when Shilbaya failed to fully block Nguyen Quang Hai’s through pass but before Phan Van Duc could connect, other defenders cleared to keep the score level.


Neither side managed to find a route to goal in the remaining minutes, forcing the first ever AFC Asian Cup last-16 tie to go into extra-time.

Neither side was willing to take unnecessary risks in extra-time, with both goalkeepers hardly called into action as penalties were needed to decide the tie.

It was a case of who would blink first in the shoot-out and Jordan were the first to miss with Baha Seif striking the crossbar which was then followed by Ahmed Saleh’s effort saved by Vietnam goalkeeper Dang.

Vietnam’s Tran Minh Vuong then failed to put the game to bed with Vietnam’s fourth effort but Bùi Tien Dung made no mistake as the Southeast Asians marched into the quarter-finals.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for WestJet

Airline to fly super-efficient, long-range 787-9 on new non-stop international routes
Airplane named after carrier’s chairman, founder; features new business cabin

SEATTLEJan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline’s global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.

“Today’s delivery marks a new chapter for WestJet,” said Ed Sims, president and CEO of Calgary-based WestJet. “Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft ever flown and is the perfect platform for our transition to a global network carrier. We look forward to bringing Canadians to the world and the world to Canada in comfort and style.”

This spring, WestJet will use the 787-9 – the longest-range Dreamliner that can fly 7,635 nautical miles (14,140km) – to offer the first-ever flight connecting Calgary and Dublin. The airline will also offer non-stop Dreamliner service between Calgary and London Gatwick and Calgary and Paris.

The 787 Dreamliner – the fastest-selling widebody jet in history with about 1,400 orders – allows airlines to reduce fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent and serve far-away destinations. The combination of super fuel efficiency and long range has helped airlines save more than 30 billion pounds of fuel and open more than 210 non-stop routes.

WestJet’s 787-9 will accommodate 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The Dreamliner’s passenger-pleasing interior, which includes large windows, lower-cabin altitude and smooth-ride technology, complements WestJet’s all-new business cabin featuring the carrier’s first lie-flat seats.

“We are excited to welcome our friends at WestJet to the Dreamliner family. The airline has achieved impressive growth with the Boeing 737 and will now use the 787’s unmatched performance and passenger comforts to profitably launch a new ‘global era’,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.

In preparation for its new Dreamliners, WestJet recently added digital solutions powered by Boeing AnalytX, to optimize its operations. These include Airplane Health Management, which provides predictive analytics to optimize WestJet’s 787 fleet operations, as well as Toolbox, which delivers real-time information for technicians to quickly resolve maintenance issues and keep airlines on schedule.

Paul Bergman
Boeing Communications
+1 (206) 724-7292


Consolidados Grande SP 17/01/2019

O Sétimo Guardião, finalmente, atinge a casa dos 30 pontos e alcança sua melhor média no ano. Globo ganha público com a estreia do Lady Night. Penúltimo capítulo da reprise de Belíssima é a maior audiência da Globo no horário vespertino.

Com a reapresentação de Essas MulheresRecord TV perde a vice-liderança para o SBT.

Com reprise de novela (Cúmplices de um Resgate), programa de auditório (Programa do Ratinho) e humorístico (A Praça é Nossa), o SBT conquista vice-liderança isolada no horário nobre.

Confira, abaixo, as audiências de quinta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2019:

Hora Um – 4,2
Bom Dia São Paulo – 7,4
Bom Dia Brasil – 9,3
Mais Você – 7,1
Bem Estar – 6,2
Encontro – 6,9
SP1 – 12,1
Globo Esporte – 11,4
Jornal Hoje – 11,0
Sessão da Tarde: Stardust – 11,6
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Belíssima – 15,3
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Cordel Encantado – 14,2
Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras – 14,3
Espelho da Vida – 16,1
SP2 – 19,6
O Tempo Não Para – 23,4
Jornal Nacional – 26,4
O Sétimo Guardião – 30,4
BBB19 – 23,4
Lady Night (estreia) – 15,8
Jornal da Globo – 9,1
Supergirl – 6,7
Corujão: Mulheres ao Ataque – 5,1

Balanço Geral Manhã – 1,2
São Paulo no Ar – 3,0
Fala Brasil – 4,9
Hoje em Dia – 4,8
Balanço Geral SP – 8,1
Bela a Feia – 6,4
Essas Mulheres – 4,4
Cidade Alerta – 10,2
A Terra Prometida – 9,3
Jesus – 10,2
Jornal da Record – 8,6
Cine Record Especial: O Escorpião Rei 4 – 6,9
Chicago Med – 4,8

Primeiro Impacto – 4,6
Bom Dia & Cia – 7,3
Fofocalizando – 5,9
Casos de Família – 5,1
Teresa – 6,5
Carrossel – 6,7
SBT Brasil – 7,7
Roda a Roda – 10,1
As Aventuras de Poliana – 12,0
Cúmplices de um Resgate – 10,1
Programa do Ratinho – 9,8
A Praça é Nossa – 9,9
The Noite – 5,9
Roda a Roda (reprise) – 4,1
SBT Notícias – 3,9

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


#AFCAsianCup2019 Lebanon 4-1 DPR Korea

Sharjah: There was heartbreak for Lebanon despite coming from behind to defeat DPR Korea 4-1 in their final AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group E match at the Sharjah Stadium on Thursday, as victory was not enough to take them through to the knockout stage.

Lebanon lost out to Vietnam on the fairplay rule after both teams finished with identical points and goal difference.

Lebanon needed to win by four clear goals to advance but despite a valiant effort, they fell just short.

Lebanon had the first look at goal from a free-kick in the sixth minute but Hassan Maatouk saw his effort blocked by a sea of defenders.

Kim Yong-jun’s men seized the opportunity to get in front, when Pak Kwang-ryong converted his free-kick in the ninth minute to give DPR Korea an early advantage.

Lebanon, however refused to give in and levelled the score just before the half hour mark when Maatouk showcased some sublime dribbling skills down the left before laying off for George Felix Melki, who smashed the ball into the back of the net.

Lebanon asserted more pressure on their opponents and almost scored again but Hilal Alhelwe’s effort was cleared off the line in the 32nd minute.

DPR Korea looked vulnerable at the back as Lebanon continued to dominate possession but wasted several chance as both teams went into the break level.

It was end to end action in the opening minutes of the second half with both teams determined not to settle for a draw.

Lebanon, however, continued to dominate play with DPR Korea finding themselves in trouble at the back with Felix Melki coming close to scoring in the 57th minute but angled his header across the bar.

Miodrag Radulovic’s side finally broke the deadlock in the 65th minute after Mohamad Haidar’s well-timed cross found an unmarked Alhelwe who turned to score from close range.

DPR Korea came under heavy pressure from the start of the second half as Lebanon attacked in numbers but the Cedars were unable to convert their chances in front of goal.

There was more agony for Kim’s charges as they conceded a penalty after Rabin Ataya was brought down in the danger area.

Maatouk converted the spot-kick in the 80th minute, sending goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk the wrong way, with a fourth coming in the seventh minute of added time through Hilal Alhelwe but there was no knockout stage joy for Lebanon.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#AFCAsianCup2019 Saudi Arabia 0-2 Qatar

Abu Dhabi: Almoez Ali’s rich vein of form at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 continued on Thursday as he scored twice to help Qatar beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 and claim top spot in Group E.

The prolific 22-year-old struck either side of the break to take his tournament tally to seven on a night when Qatar registered a third successive group stage victory to head into the Round of 16 with momentum galore and leave their opponents occupying second place.

Qatar, quarter-finalists in 2000 and 2011, are now scheduled to meet Iraq in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, while three-time champions Saudi Arabia will face Japan in Sharjah a day earlier.

Both sides made a slow start to proceedings at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, with Mohammed Al Owais’ smart parry from Qatar midfielder Boualem Khoukhi’s fierce drive on 16 minutes the first genuine threat to either goal.

Hussain Al Moqahwi then blazed over the bar for Saudi Arabia following Yahya Al Shehri’s probing run and cross, before Fahad Al Muwallad struck an upright with Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb beaten.

Qatar were not to be denied however, and after Hasan Al Haydos had seen his 42nd minute penalty saved by Al Owais, hesitant Saudi defending allowed Abdelaziz Hatim’s through ball to find Almoez Ali who converted with ease to open the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Within five minutes of the restart Hatan Bahbri forced Al Sheeb into a smart save and, as Saudi Arabia continued to search for an equaliser, the impressive Bahbri fizzed an effort from 15 yards narrowly over the bar on 73 minutes.

By way of contrast to Saudi Arabia’s frequent forays into the final third, Qatar’s opportunities were limited in the second period, although they were to extend their lead with 10 minutes remaining, Almoez Ali leaping highest to thump home a header from Hatim’s pinpoint corner.

It proved to be the final genuine goalmouth action, as Qatar, who once again kept a clean sheet, held on to seal another three points and further underline their title potential.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

Consolidados Grande SP 16/01/2019

Com o filme Meu Passado Me Condena 2, estrelado por Fábio Porchat, a Globo perdeu (por décimos) para o quadro A Hora da Venenosa (Balanço Geral SP/Record TV). Na média geral, no entanto, após o fim do programa da Record TV, a Globo recuperou a liderança e a Sessão da Tarde conquistou dois dígitos.

A reprise de Cordel Encantado marcou sua melhor média e, tecnicamente, empatou com Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras.

À noite, Record TV superou, com vantagem o Programa do Ratinho, e cravou dois dígitos com a reprise do filme + Velozes + Furiosos.

No segundo episódio, e com prova de resistência, BBB19 perdeu público na Grande São Paulo.

Confira, abaixo, as audiências de quarta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2019:

Hora Um – 4,2
Bom Dia São Paulo – 6,7
Bom Dia Brasil – 7,8
Mais Você – 7,1
Bem Estar – 6,2
Encontro – 7,2
SP1 – 12,1
Globo Esporte – 10,3
Jornal Hoje – 10,7
Sessão da Tarde: Meu Passado me Condena 2 – 11,1
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Belíssima – 14,5
Vale a Pena Ver de Novo: Cordel Encantado – 14,7
Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras – 15,1
Espelho da Vida – 17,9
SP2 – 22,6
O Tempo Não Para – 24,0
Jornal Nacional – 26,8
O Sétimo Guardião – 28,9
Big Brother Brasil 19 – 21,0
Cinema Especial: Tô Ryca – 15,4
Jornal da Globo – 9,4
Supergirl – 7,1

Balanço Geral Manhã – 1,3
São Paulo no Ar – 2,8
Fala Brasil – 4,6
Hoje em Dia – 5,0
Balanço Geral SP – 8,7
Bela a Feia – 6,4
Essas Mulheres – 4,7
Cidade Alerta – 10,4
A Terra Prometida – 10,3
Jesus – 10,0
Jornal da Record – 9,2
Cine Record Especial: + Velozes + Furiosos – 10,3
Grimm – 5,5

Primeiro Impacto – 4,7
Bom Dia & Cia – 7,0
Fofocalizando – 6,3
Casos de Família – 5,6
Teresa – 5,9
Carrossel – 5,8
SBT Brasil – 6,8
Roda a Roda – 9,9
As Aventuras de Poliana – 11,8
Cúmplices de um Resgate – 10,5
Pra Ganhar é só Rodar – 7,9
Programa do Ratinho – 6,9
The Noite – 5,0
Roda a Roda (reprise) – 4,2
SBT Notícias – 3,5

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