China, South Korea, Iran open Asian Cup with victories

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But five minutes into the second half, Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Pavel Matiash jumped to handle what seemed to be an easy catch following a corner kick. He was under no pressure with two of his teammates around him, but the ball went into the net off his gloves.Yu Dabao then angled in a left-footer in the 78th minute to ensure the fourth straight victory for China in its Asian Cup opening game and improve its record against Kyrgyzstan to 3-0.A runner-up in 1984 and 2004, China faces the Philippines and South Korea in its remaining group games.In Dubai, the Philippines had only 18 percent possession against the 2015 Asian Cup runner-up but managed to hold firm until the 67th minute.With forward Son Heung-min absent, Hwang Ui-jo scored the lone goal for South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The in-form Son is still with his Tottenham club for one more English Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday before joining South Korea. He could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the final on Feb. 1 in Abu Dhabi.South Korea reached the final at the previous Asian Cup.In Abu Dhabi, two first-half goals from Mehdi Taremi helped Iran ease past Yemen.Iran is seeking a fourth title, with former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz in charge of Asia’s top-ranked team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s forward Hwang Ui-Jo, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and Philippines at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Monday.Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is trying to win another title in what is likely to be his last major tournament. But it won’t be easy in the United Arab Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Another coaching heavyweight, Sven-Goran Eriksson, lost his opening match of the Asian Cup when South Korea defeated the Philippines 1-0 in Dubai in the other Group C game.In Group D, another favorite, Iran, routed Yemen 5-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissChina entered the Asian Cup with one win in seven games, including draws against Palestine, India, and Bahrain. It didn’t look much better at the start of Monday’s match.Akhlidin Israilov gave Kyrgyzstan the lead with a low left-foot shot from outside the box just before halftime. Time to move on: Chris Tiu retires from basketball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more


Exclusive – Liverpool defender showed ‘an incredible amount of disrespect’ to Southampton, claims Saints legend

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_imgMatt Le Tissier claims Dejan Lovren showed Southampton ‘an incredible amount of disrespect’ when he left for Liverpool last summer.The Croatian defender handed in a transfer request and admitted his head was ‘already at Liverpool’ before sealing a £20million switch to Anfield.And St Mary’s legend Le Tissier admits the whole deal left a sour taste in his mouth.“When Dejan Lovren left he showed an incredible amount of disrespect to Southampton,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “Even before the clubs had agreed a fee he did an interview saying that his head was at Liverpool and the club should let him go.“These guys are under contract and they should show a little bit more respect to the clubs which are paying them a good wage. I just thought he was bang out of order.”last_img read more