Ten days before the July 5th "Universum Champions Night" billed as "Night of Rematches" WBA world champions Ruslan Chagaev and Felix Sturm are putting the finishing touches on their conditioning at the famed Universum Gym in Hamburg.
The intense struggle and ambitions to advance to the final phase of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers exacted a toll on the coaching vocation with as many as five teams replacing the man at the top to revive their flagging fortunes.
Helping Uzbekistan to the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time may be his main objective but Maksim Shatskikh would undoubtedly be happy to finish as the Asian qualifiers’ top scorer in the process.
Even as the curtains fell on the 2010 FIFA World Cup third round qualifiers for Asia on Sunday, four new players entered the list of contenders for the coveted AFC Player of the Year award.
The third round of Asia’s qualification for the 2010 World Cup has come to a close with ten teams progressing to the final round. Goal.com Asia has selected a team comprised of players that impressed over the six games, goal.com reported.
Saudi Arabia coach Nasser Al Johar was pleased with the performance of his side on Sunday as they wrapped up their Group Four campaign with a 4-0 trouncing of Uzbekistan.
The cast for the 2010 FIFA World Cup fourth round draw was completed on Sunday night with Qatar and the UAE taking up the final two berths.
Malek Maaz scored twice as Saudi Arabia gained revenge for their only loss in Group Four of the Asian World Cup qualifiers, trouncing Uzbekistan 4-0 at King Fahad International Stadium on Sunday.