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2016 Emir Cup Final Preview: Al Sadd vs. Lekhwiya

2016 Emir Cup Final Preview: Al Sadd vs. Lekhwiya

Xavi Hernandez will get a final chance to end his first season in Qatar with a trophy as his side take on Lekhwiya in the final of Emir Cup on Friday. The former FC Barcelona and Spain legend joined Al Sadd last summer on a 2-year-deal, but despite his frequent impressive performances, the team failed […]

Workers Cup Semifinals – Quick Preview

Workers Cup Semifinals – Quick Preview

The fourth edition of Workers Cup reaches its penultimate stage on Friday with two promising semifinals at the QFA Technical Committee pitch number 2. The first semifinal will see Larsen & Toubro taking on Taleb Group at 8:30 am. Larsen & Toubro are making their debut in the competition. The festive atmosphere created by their colorful […]

QSL Matchday 23: Al Ahli 3-1 Al Arabi

QSL Matchday 23: Al Ahli 3-1 Al Arabi

Gianfranco Zola’s Al Arabi suffered a huge blow to their hopes of a top-four finish after they were beaten 3-1 at Al Ahli in Qatar’s oldest derby as Meshaal Abdullah went into the history books by scoring his 100th league goal. It was a much needed win for the home side as they moved six points clear […]

QSL is back

QSL is back

After a lengthy winter break, Qatar Stars League action will resume on Wednesday with three matches. Matchday 16 will kick-off at 16:30 with the mid-table clash between Al Ahli and Al Gharrafa at Grand Hamad Stadium which will also host today’s second game between Al Sailiyah and Mesaimeer (19:00). Meanwhile  El Jaish will be aiming for […]

Interview: Andreas Herzog

Interview: Andreas Herzog

By Samindra Kunti – Bury, United Kingdom – Following Wednesday’s match between the Qatar and USA Under-23 national teams at Gigg Lane Stadium in Bury, we spoke with the head coach of the American side, Andreas Herzog. The former Austria and Werder Bremen legend felt optimistic about his side’s chances of qualifying to the Olympic […]

AFC Champions League: Al Sadd 1-2 Lekhwiya

AFC Champions League: Al Sadd 1-2 Lekhwiya

Lekhwiya edged closer to the quarter finals of the AFC Champions League with a commanding 2-1 victory over Al Sadd in their second round first leg clash on Tuesday. Around 5,000 spectators witnessed the game at Jassim bin Hamad stadium as the local arch-rivals made history by playing the first ever all-Qatari encounter in Asian Club […]

The sweetest Victory of all

The sweetest Victory of all

By Pablo Bateson – Sydney, Australia – This had been expected to be a close encounter, and yet culminated in almost a demolition job as the Melbourne Victory ran out 3-0 winners over arch rivals Sydney FC to claim their third A-League title in a decade. It was also a triumph for their younger ‘rookie’ head coach, […]

A tale of two Australian cities

A tale of two Australian cities

By Pablo Bateson – After 27 rounds of the season and a finals play-offs series, the A-League has come down to a Grand Final between arch rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Sunday 17 May. Make no mistake there is no more fierce competitiveness in Australian club football than between these teams and their supporters. […]

Emir Cup: Al Sadd 2-0 Lekhwiya

Emir Cup: Al Sadd 2-0 Lekhwiya

Hassan Al Haydos scored a brace as Al Sadd defeated Lekhwiya 2-0 on Friday in the semifinals of Emir Cup to deny their arch-rivals a maiden domestic treble. The league and Qatar Cup champions found themselves a goal down in the 62nd minute, when Muriqui’s blocked shot found Al Haydos inside the box, and the Qatar international […]

Emir Cup: El Jaish 2-1 Qatar SC

Emir Cup: El Jaish 2-1 Qatar SC

El Jaish reached their first ever Emir Cup final after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Qatar Sports Club on Friday. It was Qatar who took the lead in the 34th minute through their Tunisian top scorer Hamdi Harbaoui who was left completely unmarked to send the ball home from close range with a delightful acrobatic […]