Dean Kiely Appointed New Ireland Goalkeeping Coach

Ith the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar drawing nearer and nearer, the different participating teams have continued to make preparations as they try to ensure that they are fully ready and prepared to head into the tournament with everything they can get. One of such sides who have been making preparations is the Republic of Ireland.


Ireland have announced that they have appointed Dean Kiely as the country’s men’s national football team goalkeeping coach following some negotiations between both parties. The nation’s former international player will now join the coaching staff which is headed by Stephen Kenny as they look to gear up preparations ahead of the showdown tournament next year. Continue reading                             Dean Kiely Appointed New Ireland Goalkeeping Coach

HOW AL AHLY SEALED TOURNAMENT TICKET

Al Ahly have booked their place at the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar next month after they saw off arch rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final towards the end of last year. Al Ahly beat Zamalek 2-1 in the CAF Champions League final to clinch a spot at the tournament billed to hold from February 1 to February 11 in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is also the host for World Cup 2022 tournament. The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup tournament is seen as a medium to get Qatar ready for the aforementioned World Cup 2022 tournament.


Al Ahlyprevailed at the end of the Champions League final clash billed as the ‘Final of the Century’. The Red Devils as Al Ahly are fondly called were able to clinch a record ninth title with the slender win recorded at the end of the match between the two teams from Cairo. Al Ahly and rivals Zamalek made history as the first Champions League final to be contested by two teams from the same country. Continue reading HOW AL AHLY SEALED TOURNAMENT TICKET

SCOTLAND BOSS DELIGHTED WITH W/CUP DRAW

 

Scotland national football team manager Steve Clarke has expressed his delight at a favourable draw for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the European section. The World Cup 2022 draw was held earlier this month and Steve Clarke is happy with the outcome of that draw. According to him, his team could have been drawn with tougher teams though he was quick to warn that the group is still dangerous. Steve Clarke spoke to Sky Sports about the draw which has placed Scotland in Group F.


Scotland will fight for a place at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar alongside five other teams in Group F. Denmark, Austria, Israel, Faroe Islands and Moldova are the other teams in the group. Steve Clarke has warned that they can’t take the group lightly despite avoiding the big guns in their group as he said that Denmark and Austria are good teams before adding that they were in Pot 1 and Pot 2 respectively for a reason. Continue reading SCOTLAND BOSS DELIGHTED WITH W/CUP DRAW

Qatar Hopes to Attract the Indian Eyes

 

Former FIFA president Shape Blatter commented that India is the sleeping giant of the football world. Indians are fond of football. During the World Cup events, the whole country gets divided as different people support different teams. The roads of the country get covered with flags of the Football giants like Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, and so on. The football fanatics stay awake in the nights to witness the clashes of their favorite teams. This is why Qatar is hoping that most of the matches will be seen by Indian football lovers.


The channels will gain TRP during the tournament. The football federation of Qatar is thinking to keep the timing of the matches as per the convenience of the Indian people who love to watch football matches. The CEO of the organizing authorities has confirmed that the matches will be played in such slots when the Indian audiences will be able to see them on the television.
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UAE forwardMabkhout reveals World Cup qualification dreams

 

UAE are one of the teams with a shouting chance of making it to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Due to the proximity of the World Cup competition, UAE are very keen on qualification even if it would mean that they break their embargo with Qatar in order to participate in the actual event. Back in the 2018 qualification campaign, UAE were unable to reach the finals after finishing only fourth in the final rounds of the qualifiers for Asian teams.

Their only appearance in a World Cup for UAE came in 1990. Time is running out for many of the older players in the UAE squad and Mabkhout is one among them. The 29-year-old is keen to make it to the World Cup 2022 for this reason. He is the top scorer for the nation with 60 goals in 83 appearances since his debut in 2012. The forward has been very effective even during the qualifiers, as he has already scored six goals so far. After having appeared in the Under 20 World Cup and Club World Cup,Mabkhout is keen on completing the package. Apart from the win over Yemen in the Gulf cup of Nations, UAE have been disappointing in decent form. The national team’s next match is against Malaysia in October.
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