Weekend review, OCL Champions Auckland City FC

Auckland City FC won the OFC Champions League for the 6th time in a row and 8th time in total after winning 3-0 to Team Wellington

The Navyblues dominated the match from the kickoff and in the 1st minute they found the goal thanks for Lea´alafa, Lewis scored the 2-0 and Lea´alaf sealed the score scoring his 2nd goal and the 3-0

Now  Auckland City FC will represent Oceania at the FIFA World Cup in Japan in December

FC Metz  3-0 Red Star

FC Metz got an important victory thanks for their starplayer Bekamenga to secure 3rd place in Ligue 2

Racing Strasbourg 1-1 Lucon

Racing started well the match having a comfortable win but 10 minutes before the end of the match Lucon equalized, Racing let escape a vital victory that would have serve to increase their lead, now with Marseille Consolat victory the different between Racing and Marseille Consolat is of 2 points, Nevertheless Racing is already confirmed their promotion to Ligue 2 because of their wide points difference against the 3rd place Orleans, Its just a couple of weeks until we see Racing promotion to Ligue 2.

Dynamo Dresden 4-0 Wehen Wiesbaden

After confirming their place in the 2.Liga last week vs 1.FC Magdeburg, Dynamo got an great victory that makes Dynamo increase their lead over Erzgebirge Aue to 11 points

1.FC Magdeburg, Hallescher and RW Erfurt got important victories that gives them oxigen to avoid the relegation zone, specially Erfurt

FC Erzgebirge Aue 2-0 Chemnitzer FC

Preußen Münster 1-2 Magdeburg
Erfurt 2-0  VfR Aalen
Hallescher FC 1-0 VfL Osnabrück
Leicester City 4-0 Swansea City
Leicester are very near of getting their 1st ever Premier League title, they won in amazing style 4-0 vs Swansea and now they must wait a defeat from Tottenham vs West Bronwich
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FC Metz women´s team are promoted to Division 1 after their victory 4-0 against Bischheim

UEFA Futsal Cup

Ugra Yugorsk from Russia beat Inter from Spain and were crownded as the new champions of the competition, it was an amazing campaign from the Russian club in their season debut.

Dynamo Kyiv retained their title and became Ukrainian champions again after winning 1-0 0 to Vorskla Poltava


Nicolas Fuchs won the Rally of Argentina in the category that he is competing: WRC2

In MotoGP Valentino Rossi won the Spanish GP in a race which took part in the circuit Jerez de la Frontera

UEFA Women´s Champions League

Olympique Lyon 7-0 PSG

VfL Wolfsburg 4-0 1.FFC Frankfurt

Lyon is already in the final after their impressive victory vs PSG

Wolfsburg got a very important win vs Frankfurt and have almost half foot in the final

Leicester City 4-0 Swansea

Tottenham 1-1 West Bromwich

On monday April 25 West Bromwich draw vs Tottenham and this serve as a help to Leicester who need to win vs Manchester United at Old Trafford to become the new champions.


ACL2016 Matchday 5

It was a great matchday for Urawa, Sydney and Pakhtakor in which the first 2 got their qualification to the next stage while Pakhtakor remains in contention for a place in Round of 16.

There will be a new champions thanks to the fact that Guangzhou Evergrande won but it wasn´t enough to progress to the next stage, the fact that the current ACL champion can defend their title or even qualify to the round of 16 remains certain.

Meanwhile it was terrible for Japanese champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima, they lose vs Shandong and said good bye to the competition, Jiangsu, FC Tokyo and Jeonbuk remain in contention for a place in the next stage

Al Jazira 1-3 Pakhtakor

Pakhtakor got an important away victory to keep chances to qualify for the next stage

Sydney  FC 0-0 Urawa Reds

The draw benefited both teams who progressed to the next stage, Sydney FC made history by finally qualifying to the Round of 16 for the 1st time in their history while UrawaReds reach this stage for the 1st time too, i the previous format there wasn´t no Round of 16 so in 2007 when Urawa Reds won their group qualified directly to the quarterfinals and in 2008 as the title defenders they started from the quarterfinals too.

Its the 1st time that in this new ACL format Urawa qualify for the Round of 16.

Curiously Urawa Reds and Sydney finished in in the same way that they finished in their group in 2007, Urawa Reds won their group while Sydney finished 2nd.

Al Nasr 1-1 Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv draw but remain in pole position to qualify for the round of 16

Nasaf 1-1 Al Ain

After scoring in the 1st minute they couldn´t secure the match and Al Ain ended drawing it, Nasaf still have chances to qualify for the next stage, they must win vs Al Ain in UAE to be in the Round of 16.

Bunyodkor 0-2 Lekhwiya

Bunyodkor lost their lost chance to keep hopes for qualifying with this lose

Shanghai SIPG 3-1 Melbourne Victory

Impressive Shanghai qualified in their season debut to the Round of 16 for the 1st time in their history after getting an important win vs Melbourne Vctory while Suwon won vs already eliminated Gamba Osaka to fight for 2nd spot.


Weekend review, Dynamo Dresden promoted to 2.Liga!

Dynamo Dresden drew 2-2 vs Magdeburg and are promoted to the 2.Bundesliga after spending 2 years in playing in 3.Liga

FC Metz won 3-0 in their visit to Bourg en Bresse Peronnas and is now 3rd in Ligue 2

Rangers FC won on penalties against Celtic FC in the Scottish Cup semifinal and they will play the final against Hibernian Edinburgh

Angers won 2-1 vs Girondins de Bordeaux and keep dreaming of qualifying for UEFA Europa League

Racing Strasbourg drew vs Marseille Consolat but still keep maintaining their lead in the Championnat National and Racing Strasbourg are in route to be promoted to Ligue 2


Weekend review

Sunderland 0-2 Leicester City

Leicester got an important victory that secures them a place in next season UEFA Champions League

The New Saints wins their 10th Welsh Premier League title

HSK Zrinjski and Sloboda Tuzla tied on 53 points in Bosnia-Herzegovina

France Ligue 1

Nice, Monaco and Lyon fighting for a UEFA Champions League spot

Irtysh Pavlodar and FC Astana tied with 12 points in Kazakhstan

Dacia and Sheriff Tiraspol tied with 49 points in Moldova

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Beer Sheva fighting for the title in Israel

Maccabi have an advantage of 1 pint

Legia Warszawa and Piast Gliwice fighting for the title in Poland, Legia have an advatage of 2 points, 60 for Legia and 58 for Piast

NK Olimpija Ljubljana leader in Slovenia with a 2 points of advantage over NK Maribor

CSKA Moskva became new league leaders after destroying Mordovia Saransk 7-1 and FK Rostov drew vs Anzhi

AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers Playoff draw

afc asian cup 2019 playoffs

This draw will see rematch between Tajikistan and Bangladesh who met in Round 2, 1-1 in Dhaka and 5-0 the Tajiks won in Dushanbe and also 10 years ago in the AFC Challenge Cup final where Tajikistan became champions

Also there will be another rematch between Malaysia and Timor Leste.

The winner of each pairing (total five teams) will advance to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers Final Round while the remaining five losing teams will join Bhutan in Qualifiers Playoff 2 (6 teams).

In Qualifiers Playoff 2, the 6 teams will form three pairings and play home and away matches against each other and the winner of each pairing (total 3 teams) will advance to Qualifiers Final Round.

Bhutan, meanwhile, were drawn against the loser of the Qualifiers Playoff I match between Tajikistan and Bangladesh. In this case all seems to be Bangladesh like the loser team because their record against the Tajiks have been always losing against them.

Tajikistan is clear favorite to win the tie


Qualifiers Play-Off I
PO 1.1 – Chinese Taipei v Cambodia
PO 1.2 – Maldives v Yemen
PO 1.3 – Tajikistan v Bangladesh
PO 1.4 – Malaysia v Timor-Leste
PO 1.5 – Laos v India

Qualifiers Play-Off II
PO 2.1 – Losing Team PO 1.2 v Losing Team 1.5
PO 2.2 – Losing Team PO 1.3 v Bhutan
PO 2.3 – Losing Team v PO 1.4 v Losing Team PO 1.1

ACL2016 MD4

Urawa Reds, Binh Duong, Lokomotiv Tashkent and Sydney FC recorded important victories in their quest to qualify for the next stage.

Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 Guangzhou Evergrande

Urawa Reds beat defending champions who this year is showing a poor level, the Japanese side are making an impressive campaign like the one they did in 2007 where they were champions and they have almost half foot in the next stage

Sydney FC 1-0 Pohang

The Australians secured an important victory that keeps them with high posibilities to qualify for the next stage

Binh Duong 3-2 Jeonbuk

In an amazing match the Vietnamese secured 3 vital points to keep chances to qualify for the next stage, it was a night to remember for Binh Duong

Lokomotiv Tashkent 1-0 Sepahan

Lokomotiv won without any problems against a weak Sepahan and this means that if Lokomotiv wins again their next match they will be qualified for the Round of 16

Tractorsazi 2-0 Pakhtakor

Zob Ahan 5-2 Bunyodkor

Nasaf 0-0 El Jaish

Jiangsu 1-2 FC Tokyo

Suwon Bluewings 1-1 Melbourne Victory








Weekend review


Premier League

Leicester City 1-0 Southampton

Leicester recorded another amazing victory to lead alone the Premier League


Ligue 1

Troyes 0-1 Angers

Ligue 2

FC Metz 2-0 Niort

Championnat National

Boulogne 0-1 Racing Club Strasbourg



RasenballSport Leipzig 2-0 VfL Bochum

1.FC Kaiserslautern 2-0 SV Sandhausen


Energie Cottbus 0-2 Dynamo Dresden

1.FC Magdeburg 0-3 FC Erzgebirge Aue

Chemnitzer FC 5-1 1.FSV Mainz 05 II

Russia Premier League

Rostov is the new leader after their victory vs Spartak Moskva

CSKA lose vs Zenit

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FIFA WCQ/AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers Matchday 10

Uzbekistan won their group after their 2 victories vs Philippines and Bahrain and also counted with the help from the Philippines who beat DPR Korea and deny the North koreans to end 1st in the group.

Tajiksiatn recovered after their disastrous loss vs Australia and won an historic match in Dushanbe 1-0

Afghanistan recorded a historic result vs Singapore 2-1

Uzbekistan 1-0 Philippines

Uzbekistan 1-0 Bahrain

Philippines 3-2 DPR Korea

Australia 6-0 Tajikistan

Australia 5-1 Jordan

Tajikistan 0-1 Kyrgyzstan

India 1-2 Turkmenistan

Afghanistan 2-1 Singapore

The eight group winners and four best second-placed teams that will take their place in the third qualifying round draw are as follows:

Group winners:

Group A: Saudi Arabia

Group B: Australia

Group C: Qatar

Group D: Iran

Group E: Japan

Group F: Thailand

Group G: Korea Republic

Group H: Uzbekistan

Best second-placed teams:

1. Iraq

2. Syria

3. United Arab Emirates

4. China

The 3rd Round draw will be held in Kuala Lumpur on April 12

These 12 teams divided in to two groups of six.The six teams in each group will play each other on a home and away basis with top two sides from each group booking their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

The two third-placed teams will face each other over two legs, with the winner taking on the side that finishes fourth in the fifth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers in a two-legged inter-confederation playoff

Source: the-afc.com

AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifying

Teams in the final round

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers Final Round:
DPR Korea
Hong Kong

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers Playoff Round:
Chinese Taipei
Timor Leste

The Playoff round draw will be made on April 7 in Kuala Lumpur

The matches will be played on 2 and 7 June 2016 with the winners qualifying for the third round.

Pot A: Tajikistan, Chinese Taipei, Maldives, Malaysia, Laos

Pot B: India, Yemen, Timor Leste, Bangladesh, Cambodia

The 5 losers from above will join Bhutan to create three matches which will be played on 6 September and 11 October 2016. The three winners will qualify for the third round.