Sadd beats Shabab to
AL SADD, on Wednesday, did Qatar proud by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League. Playing its last-16 stage match against Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia at Al Sadd Stadium, the local team with the help of a goal...
|Ezdan signs Diamond
sponsorship with AGOC |
|EZDAN Real Estate and the Arab Games Organising Committee signed a Diamond category sponsorship at the Qatar Olympic Committee headquarters on Wednesday. AGOC Chairman and Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary-General Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman al Thani and Ezdan Real Estate Chairman Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah al Thani were the signatories on the documents pertaining to the agreement. Also present on the occasion were, Ezdan Real Estate CEO Er Hesham el Sahtary, AGOC Executive Director Khaled Hamad al Mohannadi and AGOC Marketing Director Abdulrahman al Dosari. Under the agreement, Ezdan, a prominent name...
|Messi holds the ace to
Barca´s win at Wembley |
|AT the age of 23, Barcelona´s Lionel Messi has already come to define an era of European soccer in a way only a handful of players have managed since the days of Alfredo di Stefano. Right now, as he prepares for Saturday´s Champions League final against Manchester United, Messi is undisputedly the world´s best, though he may have to win a World Cup to secure a place alongside alltime greats Pele and Diego Maradona. In the Champions League, his 11 goals in 12 matches make him the top scorer this season and the most recent of them, a virtuoso run and shot in the semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, took the breath away for sheer technique and timing.
|Afghanistan goes down
fighting to Pakistan |
|A FIGHTING Afghanistan on Wednesday lost to Pakistan´s second side by five wickets in their first confrontation, with officials hoping a three-match series can foster more foreign tours. International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in March 2009, killing eight people and wounding seven visiting players and their assistant coach. Sri Lanka has refused to tour Pakistan in October and November this year, but officials hope the visit by the Afghan side will be a small step towards reviving international cricket in the country. Afghanistan, who won the toss and decided to bat at Diamond Cricket ground...