This place is historic!

Lobitos, Peru

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IF YOU believed everything you read on internet forums the world would be a pretty boring place, mainly because you wouldn’t go anywhere. You gotta wonder about some of these kooks who write shit on the internet (yes I realise that includes me). If I’d believed the things I’d read about Lobitos on the internet – that there was a good chance I’d get bashed, dropped in on constantly and all my shit would get stolen – I never would’ve rocked up here. Likewise, If I’d believed the place looked as if it was ‘straight out of a horror movie‘, like this paranoid kook wrote on their blog, I would’ve steered well clear of the town. But I didn’t believe the naysayers and when I leave here this week my stay will have totalled around 40 days – the longest I’ve stayed put in any one place on this trip.

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AFC Cup 2015 1st Leg preview

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FC Istiklol and Johor are hopeful to get positive results against both Kuwait clubs when both semifinals get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday. Johor are the only East Asian hope in the quest to win the competition.

Tuesday September 29

Qadsia SC (KUW) vs Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)

Kick-off time: 19:20hrs (Kuwait time)

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And on Wednesday September 30

Kuwait SC (KUW) vs FC Istiklol (TJK)

Kick-off time: 19:20hrs (Kuwait time)

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FC Istiklol in the AFC Cup Semifinals

FC Istiklol lose 3-1 vs Pahang but on aggregate they won the tie 5-3 and advanced to the AFC Cup semifinals in their competition debut now the Tajiks will play against former competition champions Kuwait SC in the next stage.

Khurshed Makhmudov score the only goalfor the Tajiks

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Johor vs Al Qadsia will play the other semifinal, Johor remians as the only East Asian representant in this season tournament

AFC Cup 2015 Quarterfinals 2nd leg Pahang vs FC Istiklol

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This week are the 2nd legs of the AFC Cup and FC Istiklol heads to Malaysia to resolve without any problem the tie and qualify for the semifinals in their competition debut,

Pahang vs FC Istiklol

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In the 1st leg played at the Republican Central stadium in Dushanbe they won 4-0, they did an amazing match and they showed a very good collective game, With this victory Istiklol position themselves as favorites for the title, they are near to emulate the same campaign that they did 3 years ago when they won the AFC ´President´s Cup at home soil, in 2012 the AFC President´s Cup Final round was played in Dushanbe and Istiklol won it in great style, now this group of players want to make the same and bring the AFC Cup troph to Dushanbe but first they must progress to the semifinals and wait for their next rival who will be Kitchee from Hong Kong or Kuwait SC from Kuwait.

Here are some pictures from the 1st leg

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In other matches Kitchee is virtually eliminated because in the 1st leg they lose 6-0 vs Kuwait SC so this makes Kuwait SC as the next opponent of Istiklol.

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The other representative from Hong Kong, South China plays at home vs Johor s and they are aiming to reach the semifinals like they did in 2009 while the Malaysians who were recently crowned Malaysian Super League champion also dreams to progress to the semifinals in their competition debut.

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European Leagues Revelations

This beginning of season in European football has brought some revelations in different leagues like Austria, England, Poland and The Netherlands.

In Poland the league is leaded by Piast Gliwice with 18 points who is enjoying their best ever start of season and in 2nd place with 14 points is MKS Pogon Szczecin who also is having one of their best starts of season ever, in 3rd place is Ruch Chorzow with 13 points and in 4th place with 12 points is Legia Warszawa, in 5th place and with 12 points too is MKS Cracovia Krakow who in the latest seasons has fought for not to drop to 2nd division is having also a good start of season and it will be interesting for how long Piast, Pogon and Cracovia will maintain this level, i hope they continue to stay in the top 5 because we will have a very interesting fight for the championship.

In the other side Lech Poznan is not having a good start of season in years, they´re in 15 place with only 4 points in 8 games played, the big names of Polish football are in the 2nd part of the table by this period but only time will see of they improve their level.

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The Netherlands

With 5 games played Heracles Almelo is tucked between the 3 giants of Dutch football Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV in the leadership of the table, they´re having the best start of season located in 2nd place with 12 points, 1 less than leaders AFC Ajax, former champions AZ Alkmaar is in 13th place with only 5 points.

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England

Leicester City FC is fighting along the giants of English football in the leadership of the table, having one of their best starts of season in 5 games played they´re located in 2nd place with 11 points, for them its a dream start being above of Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC who both have 10 points, then in 5th place is Crystal Palace another team who is having a great start of season and then comes Everton, Swansea and Norwich who are having a dream start, in the bottom of the table Chelsea is having one of their worst start of seasons located in 17th place with 4 points same amount that have recent promoted AFC Bournemouth.

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Austria

With 8 games played Admira Wacker Mödling is the big shock of the championship by leading the Bundesliga with 17 points, They´re normally used to be at mid table positions but this is their best ever start of season and they want to keep this level for long time, they´re just 1 point above of Austrian traditional teams like SK Rapid Wien, FK Austria Wien, recent promoted SV Mattersburg is in 4th place with 15 points, 1 more than FC Salzburg, in the 2nd part of the table SK Sturm Graz is 7th with 9 points.

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Afghanistan – Renacer de las cenizas

Afghanistan, uno de los 12 fundadores de la Confederación Asiatica de Futbol, esta reconstruyeno su futbol despues de años de dominio del regimen taliban que dejo al pais en ruinas, aun hasta ahora se vive la inseguridad debido a los continuos ataques en diferentes zonas del pais y tambien en la capital Kabul

Afghanistan tiene mucha tradición futbolistica, participo en las olimpiadas de Londres 1948,

en 2006, 2008 y 2014 participarón de la AFC Challenge Cup y han ganado el campeonato de la SAFF en 2014

y ahora participa en las eliminatorias mundialistas de Rusia 2018