The draw for the first and second rounds of Asian qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ has been held, throwing up a number of intriguing encounters.
Forward of Olympic team of Uzbekistan and Mashal Mubarek Kamoliddin Murzoev joined Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine on loan.
On 13 October at the Ice Palace on Khodynskoye Pole, a heavyweight unification bout will take place for the first time in Russia. The two combats are WBO champion, Sultan Ibragimov and WBA champion, Ruslan Chagaev.
First, the good news. Iraq’s extraordinary victory in this Asian Cup captured worldwide attention. The story of a soccer team achieving so much against the backdrop of tragedy, chaos and despair in its home is a captivating one.
For the first time in Russian and International professional boxing history, fighters representing the post-Soviet countries will clash to unite the heavyweight world titles. It is also the first Heavyweight unification bout to ever take place outside the United States. The last heavyweight unification bout was held back in 1999, when the undisputed champion of the world was determined in a clash between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield.
Four match officials have been suspended for poor performances during the Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced yesterday.
Younis Mahmoud headed home his fourth goal of the tournament as Iraq secured a memorable 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Sunday to win the AFC Asian Cup.
The Asian Football Confederation announced on Sunday that the next edition of the AFC Asian Cup in 2011 will be hosted by Qatar.