'Ronaldo has had some appalling luck with statue-makers'
The 25-year-old Argentina international, who has sustained a hip injury, will undergo a surgery.
Qatar’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals are as good as over after back-to-back defeats against Iran and Uzbekistan.
The Qatar Stars League, which resumes on Saturday, is sure to throw up thrilling moments in the last three rounds as a lot is at stake for teams.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz’s personal attack on his Qatar counterpart Jorge Fossati following heated arguments between them during their World Cup Asian Zone qualifier shows a clear lack of class.
IRAN’S Mehdi Taremi dealt China’s World Cup hopes a major blow on Tuesday, as Australia grabbed a crucial win over UAE to stay in the hunt for an automatic spot at Russia 2018.
UAE coach Mahdi Ali resigned on Tuesday after their loss to Australia dealt an all but fatal blow to the country’s chances of reaching next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Qatar had more possession (60.4) and had their chances, but Iran, whose players boasted a stronger physique, made them sweat in the first half with their aerial passes.
IRAN coach Carlos Queiroz heaped praise on his China counterpart Marcello Lippi, the Portuguese saying the man who led Italy to the global title in 2006 was good for Asian football.
IRAN coach Carlos Queiroz felt Asian teams must improve their competitive level to be able to go beyond the group stage of the FIFA World Cup.
QATAR have found themselves alongside Syria, India and Turkmenistan in Group C after the draw for the Asian Football Confederation’s Under-23 Championship qualification was made in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week.
ASPIRE Academy emerged as winners of the Under-13 tri-series tournament, also involving Atletico Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt.
MORE than 80 delegates are taking part in the second cohort of professional certificate and diploma programmes launched by the Josoor Institute last week.