Japan won the Asian Cup 2011 yesterday defeating Australia 1-0. The goal was scored by substitute Tadanari Lee in extra time in the 109th minute. This was Japan’s fourth time to win the AFC Asian Cup and they were crowned as Kings of Asia. Qatar’s Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani presented the trophy to the team captain.
Jan 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
We missed out on watching the grand opening ceremony of the Asian Cup 2011 that kicked off at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
From what I saw in the news and on Youtube, it was completely outstanding and a pretty good intro of how much more massive it would be for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
The light show and the firework display throughout the city was just terrific. It was disappointing though that they lost to Uzbekistan in the opening match, it would definitely have been a morale booster for the Qatari nationals.
Kuwait’s loss to China was another big disappointment after their record win at the Gulf Cup. Their next match is on Jan 12th against Uzbekistan and Kuwait will then encounter the host Qatar team on Jan 16th.
Good luck Kuwait!
Here’s the video of the Asian Cup Qatar 2011 opening ceremony covered by the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel.
Jan 10, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Asian Cup Qatar 2011 tournament kicks off on January 7, 2011 with group matches until January 19, 2011.
Kuwait will begin their AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011 campaign by playing against China on January 8, 2011, before meeting Uzbekistan on January 12 and Qatar on January 16.
The team has been doing great under their coach Goran Tufegdzic’s guidance.
Kuwait edged past fancied Australia 1-0 in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011™ qualifiers away and later held them 2-2 at home.
They lost to fellow AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011™ finalists Bahrain in an international 3-1 before beating Vietnam by the same scoreline.
They thrashed India 9-1 and later were held 1-1 by defending Asian champions Iraq.
Take a look at the groups and the match schedule [here].
Jan 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
RedBull is having an event on December 18th from 11.00am – 4.00pm at the Abu Hasania beach featuring the RedBull Kiteforce Team, a four men kite team from France. This should be a lot of fun to watch, these guys are amazing!
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 Comments
Kuwait just won the 2010 Arabian Gulf Cup for a record 10th time. People are celebrating all over the country, streets are jammed packed with cars and loud music.
Celebrate this moment of joy and just don’t forget to drive safe!
Dec 5, 2010 | 0 Comments
FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter opens the envelope to reveal that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup making it the first Arab, Middle Eastern or Muslim country to be awarded the right to stage football’s World Cup.
It feels good to hear that World Cup will be held in the neighboring country! Though I’m so not into football but then again who doesn’t enjoy World Cup and cheering for a fancy team you don’t know much about.
Dec 2, 2010 | 3 Comments