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Togo footballers shot in ambush

The 2010 African Cup starts with an ambush on Togo’s team, BBC news:

Gunmen have fired on a bus carrying Togo’s football team to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, wounding players and reportedly killing the driver.

The attackers machine-gunned the vehicle after it crossed from the Republic of Congo into Angola’s oil-rich territory of Cabinda.

Rebels who have been fighting for the region’s independence later said they had carried out the attack.

The organisers of the tournament, which starts on Sunday, say it will go ahead.

The Angolan government called the incident an “act of terrorism”.

The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (Flec), which said it carried out the attack, has fought for independence for several decades, but entered a ceasefire in 2006.

You cannot sleep after what we have seen – one of your team-mates with bullets in his body in front of you, crying and losing consciousness”

Emmanuel Adebayor

BBC News

Football Directa

This is a new sports website as you can see it covers football around the world, but this one is kinda special to me because this website isn’t owned by a huge multinational network such as sky and the other big corps. this is owned by kuwaiti guys who decided to get the news from the source. so you wont find any rumors or manipulated info.the owners of the website  did a great work setting up all the news feeders which are all trusted and known. so if you’re a football fan I’d really recommend this website.

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Zain purchases all tickets to Kuwait vs. Indonesia game

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I was just informed that Zain purchased all tickets to “Kuwait Sports Club” stadium next Saturday, giving the public the chance to watch the game and cheer Kuwait’s national team in their game against the Indonesian national team.

The game will take place next Saturday in Kuwait sports club, 6:30 pm.

Grab your flag and go cheer Al Azrag! Thank you Zain :)

update:

Kuwait WON 2-1

Andrea Pirlo Cross-Bar Challenge

Grazie paolo, Grande Capitano

maldini

 

The year is 1985. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev are figureheads of the cold war. At Heysel Stadium 39 spectators are killed at the European Cup final. Live Aid concerts raise £50m for victims of famine in Ethiopia. DNA is first used in a criminal case. Roger Moore steps down as James Bond. And a 16-year-old coltish defender with a famous name makes his debut for Milan at half-time in a Serie A match at Udinese.

He is the son of Cesare Maldini, a former European Cup-winning captain for the club. He trots on at half-time and glides through his overture on impressively long, strong, limbs. He looks calm, classy, eminently comfortable. Milan’s fans reckon young Paolo is a chip off the old block. Some 25 seasons later, his footballing achievements beggar belief.

This weekend the 41-year-old pulls on the shirt of the club he joined at the age of 10 for the 901st time. With more than 1,000 professional matches under his belt – every single one of them in the rossonero of Milan or the azzurro of Italy – Maldini will make his farewell bow at San Siro. His career has cranked on and on, past so many milestones (they announced they would retire his No3 shirt several years ago) it is hard to know where to begin honouring the end. The club’s official website has tried to sum it up with a simple tribute that has run all week long: 25 SEASONS. 900 GAMES. ALWAYS AND ONLY MILAN. GRAZIE PAOLO!

A quarter of a century in the first team of any club is a staggering enough feat. To do it at one of the world’s elite teams, sweeping up five European Cup medals and seven Serie A titles along the way, sets a benchmark that looks unmatchable. To put it into perspective, 35-year-old Ryan Giggs would have to play on for Manchester United for another seven years to equal Maldini’s length of service. Real Madrid’s Raúl, who turns 32 in the summer, will need to continue for another 10 years. This is a man who has won the European Cup in three different decades.

There will be no special party. It is his choice. He just wants to use the last two games of the season to say goodbye, first to the people who love him at San Siro, then to the greater family of Italian football with an away game at Fiorentina. The man has always done things with irresistible, understated charm.

And that is the real legacy of Maldini. The statistics only tell part of the story. They don’t tell you anything about the elegance and gallantry with which he played. All the negative stereotypes of Italian defensive arts – niggling and pinching and sly shirt tugging – were unnecessary for Maldini. Probably the best left-back ever created played purely as well as powerfully.

 

STATISTICS:

  • 1988 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 World Club Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1989 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 World Club Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1990 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1992 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1992 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1993 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1993 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 European Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1994 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1996 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 1999 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2003 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2003 Italian Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2004 Italian Serie A. Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2004 Italian Super Cup Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2007 Champions League Winner (Milan AC)
  • 2007 FIFA Club World Cup Winner (Milan AC)

 

 

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