AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 opens today By Vu Duc - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Vietnamese national football team have left for Phuket on Tuesday to compete at the 2008 ASEAN Football Federation Cup, also called AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 and co-hosted by Thailand and Indonesia from today to December 28. Phuket, in southern Thailand, is the new venue for Group B of the AFF Cup, replacing Bangkok, currently in political turmoil, the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) decided on Sunday. Group stage matches will take place from December 5 to 10. The semifinals are set for December 16, 17, 20 and 21 on a home and away basis. The two legs for the finals will be on December 24 and 28.Singapore, who have won this tournament three times, are in Group A in Jakarta with hosts Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium will be the main venue. Group B, at Phuket's Sarakul Stadium, includes hosts Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos. The Vietnamese team, under Portuguese-born coach Henrique … [Read more...] about AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 opens today
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Carlos Tevez's career at Manchester City was hanging by a thread and Manchester United's defence was full of holes on a poor night for both English clubs in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Argentine striker angered coach Roberto Mancini after refusing to come off the bench in a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich that leaves big-spending City struggling in Group A in their first venture in the Champions League. Last season's runners-up Manchester United are also still looking for their first win in Group C after squandering a two-goal lead at home to Swiss club FC Basel, eventually drawing 3-3 after a late face-saving equalizer by Ashley Young. After two draws they are in third place, two points behind Basel and Portuguese side Benfica who beat Romanians Otelul Galati 1-0 in Bucharest. In Group B Inter Milan hit back after their opening defeat by Trabzonspor to win 3-2 at CSKA Moscow while Real Madrid made it two wins from two matches in Group D with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and … [Read more...] about Tevez sulks on bad night for Manchester clubs
Phil Mickelson played the first round of the US Open on Thursday at Merion on only three hours of sleep after a cross-country flight so he could see daughter Amanda's eighth-grade graduation. ARDMORE, PENNSYLVANIA - Phil Mickelson played the first round of the US Open on Thursday at Merion on only three hours of sleep after a cross-country flight so he could see daughter Amanda's eighth-grade graduation. Battling exhaustion and a formidable course, Mickelson fired a three-under par 67 - his lowest US Open first round since 1999 - to seize the early lead at a long-sought major where he has settled for second a record five times. "Yeah, it might be abnormal, but it actually worked out really well," said Mickelson. "I got all my work done on Merion when I was here a week and a half ago. I knew exactly how I wanted to play the golf course." Mickelson, an American left-hander who turns 43 on Sunday and the clear fan favorite in cheers, departed Merion on Monday for his Southern … [Read more...] about Early bird Mickelson grabs lead at US Open
METALEX Vietnam 2007, Vietnam’s Premier Metalworking and Manufacturing Event, opens its door to manufacturing industrialists, businessmen, traders, and investors from all over Vietnam today. “15 years ago, in Vietnam, we were among the pioneers who explored the market…This year, we are proudly back to introduce ‘METALEX Vietnam,’ which is a series of our most forefront exhibition named ‘METALEX,’” said Ms. Nichapa Yoswee, Managing Director of Reed Tradex Company. Visit www.metalex.co.th to read more about ASEAN’s largest metalworking and machine tools event “METALEX.” “As an organizer, we wish that our achievement also lies in knowing that our Exhibitors and Visitors will have received the knowledge and opportunities we have created. We have worked hard to present our offerings, and we hope that they will make the most of it,” said Ms. Nichapa. 250 Companies from 20 … [Read more...] about Open Now! Vietnam’s Most Exciting International Manufacturing Event!
Lionel Messi grabbed a classy brace as the "artists" of Barcelona out-classed the Brazilians Santos 4-0 to lift the Club World Cup Sunday and confirm their status as the best team on the planet. FC Barcelona players and staff members toss their head coach Pep Guardiola as they celebrate their victory against Santos FC during the awarding ceremony after the final football match in the Club World Cup in Yokohama. The clash between the European and South American champions in Japan had been billed as a showdown between Messi, widely acknowledged as the best player in the world, and 19-year-old Brazilian sensation Neymar. In the event, it was no contest -- either between the two supreme talents or their teams -- as Barcelona picked up their second world crown after winning the competition in 2009, when Messi was again the difference. Barca boss Pep Guardiola called his men "artists" and dedicated the 13th title in … [Read more...] about Barcelona beat Santos to win Club World Cup