AFC Cup 2015 Final FC Istiklol vs Johor preview

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3 Years ago was played an Asian club competition final and in the same stadium and 3 years after the same stadium will host another Asian club competition final, the same team but against another rival, FC Istikol have a test of fire, a meeting with the history and the golden opportunity to win another Asian title at home.

The Central Republican stadium in Dushanbe will host for the 2nd time in their hitory an Asian Club competition final, like 3 years ago with the AFC President´s Cup Final, the local club FK Istiklol Dushanbe are just 1 step of end one of their amazing campaigns ever in their debut in the AFC Cup, they want to win it no matter what and respect the house and make all Tajikistan happy.

Match facts

Both clubs are facing each other for the 1st time

2nd time that a club from Central Asia reach the AFC Cup final the 1st one was Nasaf from Uzbekitan and won it vs Kuwait SC in 2011

1st time that a Southeast Asian club reach an AFC Cup final

FC Istiklol eliminated another Malaysian club: Pahang FA

First time that Johor face a club from Central Asia and in consecuence a Tajik club

Kuala Lumpur FA(Federal Territory) from Malaysia reached the Semifinal round of the 1987 Asian Club Championship, they were near to progress to tht year final but goal difference (only 1 goal of difference) denied them that privilege, in that year Yomiuri FC from Japan played the final.

Also Pahang FA reached the semifinal league of the 1988-98 Asian Club Championship but ended last in their group(Group B)

FC Istiklol players who were AFC President´s Cup champions in 2012 and will play this year final

Alisher Tuychiev, Nuriddin Davronov, Dilshod Vasiev(Captain) , Jakhongir Jalilov, Fatkhullo Fatkuloev.

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Road to the final


Pictures from 3 years ago when FC Istiklol won the AFC President´s Cup


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Farhod Vasiev receiving the AFC Fair Play Award


Alisher Tuychiev receiving the AFC MVP Award




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ACL Nostalgia: Busan I’Park (Korea Republic)

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Busan won the Asian title in 1985-86 as Daewoo Royals when the competition was called the Asian Club Championship but since it took the current name the AFC Champions League Busan only competed in 1 edition, in 2005, 10 years ago Busan did one of their greatest campaigns reaching the semifinals, they had a great team guided by the now defunct Scottish manager Ian Porterfield with prolific forwards like Popó aand Da Silva, both from Brazil, defender Lee Jung-hyo, Do Hawa-sung, an experienced forward like Denis Laktionov who in the previous year playing with Seongnam lose the ACL final vs Al Ittihad, Midfielder Kim Tae-min,  they won their group with perfect score, 6 wins, 0 draws, 0 loses, in the knockout stage Busan won easily vs Qatar giants Al Sadd and they were picked as one of the favorites to win the title, in the semifinals they faced current champions Al Ittihad Jeddah but the Koreans were crushed by the Saudis 5-0 in the 1st leg at home and in the 2nd leg played in Jeddah they lose 2-0, that was the end of Busan in the competition and since that edtion they haven´t returned to the ACL, they leave  good impression among all the Asian football community.

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Cup competitions week, DFB Pokal 2nd round a new champion will be crowned

This week is of cup competitions in almost all Europe, DFB Pokal in Germany, England League Cup(Capital One Cup), The draw for the 1st round of the English FA Cup was made last Monday, Copa del Rey in Spain, ÖFB Samsung Cup in Austria, Russian Cup, Coupe de Suisse, in France Coupe de la Ligue.

DFB Pokal

FC Erzgebirge Aue, SpVgg Unterhaching and SV Darmstadt 1898 caused massive shocks while the current champions VfL Wolfsburg were eliminated and this means that there will be a new champion who will be crowned next May 2016 at Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Here are some of today results and the fixtures for tomorrow

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Pictures of the match FC Carl Zeiss Jena vs VfB Stuttgart

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Pictures of the match SSV Reutlingen vs TSV Eintracht Braunschweig

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FC Augsburg were victorious vs SC Freiburg

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Aue vs Eintracht Frankfurt

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Borussia Dortmund vs SC Paderborn



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Viktoria Köln vs Bayer Leverkusen

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1 FC Nürnberg vs Fortuna Düsseldorf

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Russian Cup

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France Coupe de la Ligue

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Copa del Rey

CF Villanovense got an historic home draw 0-0 vs FC Barcelona




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DFB Pokal 2015-16 2nd Round preview

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East German teams aiming. to progress to the next round

FC Carl Zeiss Jena vs VfB Stuttgart

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Here are some pictures of the 1st round match between FC Carl Zeiss Jena vs HSV

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Both teams faced each other in the 2007-08 DFB Pokal semfinals, in that season Stuttgart won and secured their ticket to the final now FC Carl Zeiss Jena want to repeat that campaign but first they need to win, they want to cause another shock like they did in the 1st round when they beat Hamburg SV 3-2 after extra time.

The match will take place at Ersnt Abbe Sportfeld in Jena.


FC Erzgebirge Aue vs Eintracht Frakfurt

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FC Erzgebirge Aue will receive Eintracht Frankfurt at Erzgebirgsstadion in Aue.

Eintracht Frankfurt comes from winning 2-1 vs Hannover 96.

In the 1st round round Aue won 1-0 vs Greuther Fürth.


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RB Leipzig good moment in the 2.liga want to continue also in the DFB Pokal and they start as favorites to win the match, RB Leipzig comes from winning 2-1 vs Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Here are all the matches

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European leagues weekend review, SJK Finnish champions

SJK won the Veikkausliiga for the 1st time in their history after beting FF Jaro 2-0, SJK will play UEFA Champions League qualifying round next season.

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West Ham United FC continue making an amazing campaign after they won 2-0 vs Chelsea FC, Leicester City FC won and keeps in European competition places



For the first time in the history of Portuguese football there ar 3 clubs from Madeira, usually there were only 2 (Nacional and Maritimo)

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Asian Leagues new champions


De Spinghar Bazan claimed the Afghan Premier League title for the first time in their history after beating Shaheen Asmayee 4-3 after extra time, for the first time in the history of Afghan football, both finalist clubs will compete in the AFC Cup 2016, its an historic moment because 2 clubs will play Asian competition for the first time, Afghan clubs have awaited for so long this moment and now in 2016 it ill be realized.

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Boeung Ket Rubber Field fiished as the best team in the Metfone C League and claimed their 2nd Cambodian title after winning 4-2 to Cambodia powerhouse Phnom Penh Crown FC and now Boeung Ket will play the Toyota Mekong Club Championship.

Despite remaining on top of the table after 22 rounds of 2015 Metfone Cambodian League, Boeung Ket haven´t clinched the crown this season yet as the play-off round for top 4 teams will take place in November to determine this season Cambodian champions.


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Lao Toyota FC hs won the Lao Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Lao Police FC 3-1

Lao Toyota FC will play the AFC Cup 2016 and also the Toyota Mekong Club Championship this year.


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Yangon United FC established a record after winning their 4th consecutive Myanmar National League title in a row and they´ve sealed a place in next year AFC Champions League qualifying round 1 as well in the Toyota Mekong Club Championship.

Ayeyawady United qualified for the 2016 AFC Cup as they won the 2015 Bogyoke Aung San Cup.yangonyangon


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Coupe de France 2015-16 6th Round Alsace

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US Sarre Union, SC Schiltigheim and FC Mulhouse won their respective matches and confirmed their places in the next round of the Coupe de France, on sunday there are more matches to play, the most attractive is Racing Strasbourg vs Kronenbourg.

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Here are the match results and fixtures

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Pictures of the match, Schiltigheim in white and Bischheim Soleil in blue

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Pictures of the match between Haguenau and FC Mulhouse

FC Mulhouse in blue, Haguenau in red

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Erstein in white and Sarre Union in blue


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Racing Strasbourg and SR Colmar have secured their places in the next round after beating their respective opponents

Pictures of the match Racing Strasbourg 2-1 FC Kronenbourg

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Sunday results


The draw for the 7th round will be made this Thursday October 29

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Kyrgyzstan Cup 2015 Champions Abdysh Ata Kant

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In a match played in Tsentralnyi stadium in Kant, Abdysh Ata Kant has become the new Kyrgyz Cup champion after beating Nashe Pivo 3-1 Abdysh Ata Kant now have 4 titles won in total (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015).

Goals: Abdysh Ata: Farhad Musabekov, Olubasen Aleriva, Rustem Usanov (x2)

Nashe Pivo: Zamir Molondarov, Esenkul uulu

This was the road to the final for both teams


The lineups from both teams

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Pictures from the match


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and a great show of gesture Fair Play was made by Nashe Pivo players that after the award ceremony went to congratulate to Abdysh Ata players and players from both teams took a picture to testimony that nice gesture.