Biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup opens with spectacular showpiece #Farewell2019


Abu Dhabi: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 kicked off in style today with a grand opening ceremony at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

Against the backdrop of a packed stadium and hundreds of millions around the world, football fans were treated to a breathtaking live show with a series of on-pitch music performances in a fitting tribute to the excellence of Asian football and the vibrant spirit, colour and atmosphere of the host nation.

Internationally renowned singing sensations from the UAE, Hussain Al Jassmi, Balqees Ahmed Fathi and Eida Al Menhali were the ceremony’s main stars, which set the perfect stage for the tournament’s opener between the hosts UAE and Bahrain.

Titled “Zanaha Zayed,” the opening ceremony’s theme song was written by Arif Al Khaja and composed by Khalid Nasser.

As many as 600 expert performers from the UAE and around the world participated in the live extravaganza including drummers, Ayalla dancers and origami falcons – all of whom created a series of mesmerising mass choreography formations for over 13 magical minutes.

Leading to the highly-anticipated kick-off, the show depicted the story of the tournament’s mascot, Mansour, an Emirati boy inspired by the beauty of the flight of falcons. Moved by their gracious movements, Mansour extended a warm Emirati welcome to Asia and the rest of the world.

Produced by those behind the successful opening ceremonies of the UEFA Champions League finals since 2014, the UEFA European Championships 2016 and several CAF African Cup of Nations, the opening ceremony also featured incredible giant falcons, over-sized lotus petals and a huge replica of the new AFC Asian Cup trophy.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation Website

Eva Lovia posa nua e revela seus planos para 2020 #TerçaDetremuraSDV

O ano de 2019 está chegando ao fim . Muitas pessoas fazem um balanço do que vivenciaram nos últimos 365 dias e planejam os próximos 365 . Com Eva Lovia , não seria diferente . “Esse ano de 2019 foi bem agitado . Comecei o ano sendo demitida da casa noturna em Miami e recebendo uma polpuda indenização . Me mudei para Los Angeles , onde reencontrei 3 amigas da quarta serie . Fundamos uma academia de dança e ginástica . Fiquei responsável pela área de massoterapia de segunda à sexta .Ganhei muito dinheiro como modelo na Itália , França , Dinamarca e Polônia . Passei a morar na casa que recebi de herança do meu avô em Maio . Em agosto , passei a receber aulas particulares de dança com um professor charmoso . Em outubro , a academia de ginástica passou a dar aulas aos domingos e eu pude ser auxiliada pelo meu professor de dança . Ele é incrível . Nós transamos muitas vezes desde o dia em que nos conhecemos . O sexo com ele é maravilhoso .”  Fale agora sobre a sua vida amorosa em 2019 . “Fiquei solteira . Escolhi ficar solteira para me dedicar à minha carreira.” E você pensa em mudar isso em 2020? “Sim. Chega de sexo sem compromisso . Esse ano eu vou dar um ultimato ao meu professor de dança : ou ele assume algo comigo ou então vou dar um fora nele .Eva Lovia , você tem um sorriso bonito . “Muito obrigada !” Acho que esse sorriso bonito seduziu o professor de dança . “ Eu fico tímida perto dele e acabo sorrindo para disfarçar .” Nós desejamos a você um feliz 2020 e que o professor de dança perceba que você é uma mulher para casar . ” Beijos! 

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#2019REWIND #AFCAsianCup2019 Round of 2


Abu Dhabi: After 50 matches between teams from all over the continent, the combatants in Asia’s biggest football fixture have been decided, with Japan to meet Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final.

Who, when, where?


Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 18:00, February 1

Japan’s 3-0 win against Islamic Republic of Iran in Al Ain on Monday and Qatar’s victory over hosts United Arab Emirates 24 hours later in Abu Dhabi, sets up a mouth-watering clash between the sides, who will meet in the decider for the first time in the competition’s 63-year history.

History will be made whatever the result on Friday.

With Japan having won in all four of their previous appearances in the decider, the match will see a team which has never lost in the AFC Asian Cup final against opponents making their first appearance.

Part of the victorious Japan squad of 1992, Samurai Blue boss Hajime Moriyasu is poised to become the first man to win the AFC Asian Cup as a player and head coach and should the East Asians clinch the title, it will be for a record-extending fifth time.

Conversely, if Felix Sanchez’s Qatar are successful, the 43-year-old will become the first Spaniard to ever lead a side to the top of the Asian football mountain.

Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium will stage the showpiece for the second time, with the venue having also hosted Saudi Arabia’s win in the 1996 final, when it was known as Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Source : Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#2019REWIND #AFCAsianCup2019 Round of 4


Abu Dhabi: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final four line-up has been confirmed, with host nation United Arab Emirates joined by former winners Japan and Islamic Republic of Iran and first-time semi-finalists Qatar.

With the remaining teams all having proven their quality, the scene is now set for two mouth-watering semi-finals, with the winners to progress to the AFC Asian Cup Final at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1.

Who, when, where?


Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain – 18:00, January 28

With seven AFC Asian Cup titles between them, the first semi-final brings together two of the competition’s most successful ever sides.

Four-time champions Japan have been the competition’s dominant team in the modern era, lifting the trophy in 2000, 2004 and 2011 after breaking through for the maiden crown in 1992, while three-time winners Iran haven’t held the crown since 1976.

Quarter Finals: Vietnam vs Japan

With both sides yet to taste defeat so far in the UAE, something has to give in Al Ain, and football fans are already anticipating what looms as an instant classic between Carlos Queiroz’s Team Melli and Hajime Moriyasu’s Samurai Blue.

Despite their proud records in the AFC Asian Cup, the two sides have only met twice in the competition. They played out a scoreless draw in Doha in 1988, while a goal from a youthful Kazuyoshi Miura sealed a 1-0 win for Japan in Hiroshima four years later.

Quarter-final: China PR vs IR Iran


Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 18:00, January 29

Five straight wins, including three in a row against former champions, have rocketed Qatar to the final four for the first time in history, while Alberto Zaccheroni’s United Arab Emirates side continues to gather steam when it counts most.

Having beaten Korea Republic and Australia in their respective semi-finals, Qatar and United Arab Emirates are now potentially 180 minutes away from becoming Asian champions, a title neither has ever held.

Quarter-final: Korea Republic vs Qatar

Felix Sanchez’s Qatar side boast seven-goal tournament scoring leader Almoez Ali, while the Emiratis feature Ali Mabkhout, who won Golden Boot at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia, and has aleady found the back of the net four times in this tournament.

The nations have previously met four times in the Continental Finals, winning twice each, with a Mabkhout-inspired United Arab Emirates prevailing 4-1 in their last meeting in this competition in Canberra four years ago.


Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#2019REWIND #AFCAsianCup2019 Round of 8


Abu Dhabi: After an unforgettable Round of 16 stage, the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 quarter-final cast has been confirmed.

From a starting field of 24 teams, only an exclusive eight remain, with four mouth-watering matches – each containing a former champion – set to be played on Thursday and Friday

Who, when, where?


Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai – 17:00, January 24

The Vietnamese fairy-tale continued in the Round of 16, as Park Hang-seo’s side came from a goal behind to overcome Jordan in a penalty shootout, claiming the nation’s first ever AFC Asian Cup knockout stage win.

Their next challenge comes in the form of the competition’s most successful ever team; four-time champions Japan, who made it four wins from four with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.


Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 20:00, January 24

Still unbeaten, and still yet to concede a goal, Islamic Republic of Iran are building nicely as they look to win their first AFC Asian Cup title since 1976 – with their comprehensive 2-0 Round of 16 win over Oman underlining their smooth progress.

China PR appear in the last eight for the second consecutive edition of the tournament, having come from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Thailand in the first knockout round.


Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 17:00, January 25

Korea Republic’s quest to end their 59-year title drought faces what is arguably their most challenging obstacle yet, with Qatar having won all four of their matches without having conceded a single goal.

The match will feature the coming together of one of Asia’s most celebrated stars, Korea’ Republic’s Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-min, and one of its brightest emerging talents in seven-goal Qatari striker Almoez Ali.


Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain – 20:00, January 25

Both United Arab Emirates and Australia emerged from epic Round of 16 tussles to ultimately prevail against Central Asian opposition, and book the first meeting between the AFC Asian Cup hosts and reigning champions since Vietnam met Japan in the 2007 edition.

The sides also met in the 2015 semi-final, and Alberto Zaccheroni’s men will eager to square the ledger after the Socceroos won 2-0 on the way to claiming the Continental crown.

Source : AFC Asian Football Confederation WEBSITE

#2019REWIND #AFCAsianCup2019 Round of 16

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Knockout Stage fixtures slider

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

#Retrospectiva2019 Manaus Futebol Clube consegue subir para a Serie C do Campeonato Brasileiro

Manaus festeja o acesso na Arena Amazônia ao bater o Caxias-RS

Recorde de público


Após ser derrotado na ida por 1 a 0, Gavião do Norte vence os gaúchos por 3 a 0 neste sábado (20) e garante vaga na semifinal da competição nacional

O Manaus-AM é o primeiro time a garantir vaga na Série C 2020. Neste sábado (20), o Gavião do Norte festejou a classificação diante de seu torcedor na Arena Amazônia, em Manaus, ao virar o confronto com o Caxias-RS. Após ser derrotado no jogo de ida, o time manauara reverteu a desvantagem dentro de casa, venceu por 3 a 0 e garantiu vaga na semifinal.

Com recorde de público da atual edição da Série D (44.121 torcedores), o Manaus recebeu o Caxias para o duelo decisivo pelo acesso. O apoio vindo das arquibancadas animou os donos da casa, que criaram as principais chances de gol do primeiro tempo. Apesar do maior volume de jogo do Manaus, as equipes foram para o intervalo zeradas.

No segundo tempo, o Caxias ficou muito perto de abrir o marcador aos seis minutos, mas Taiberson acertou o travessão. Após o susto, o Manaus voltou a controlar as ações da partida e balançou as redes aos 25 minutos com Rossini. Decisivo, o camisa 10 repetiu a dose aos 39 minutos, 2 a 0. Já nos acréscimos, Matheus Oliveira sacramentou a vitória por 3 a 0 e garantiu a festa do acesso para a torcida manauara.


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