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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Kitchee too slick for new boys in opener

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 12:57am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Midfielder Lam Ka-wai scores brace in 4-1 win over minnows Wofoo Tai Po to set the early pace as local Premier League kicks off Kitchee too slick for new boys in opener The gulf in class between last season's champions Kitchee and promoted Wofoo Tai Po was exposed in the opening match of the new BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League on Friday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591355/kitchee-too-slick-new-boys-opener
  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Ecuadorian football star dies in Qatar after game

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 10:31am by Associated Press in Doha, Qatar

    ... The game was played in hot and humid conditions typical of the Persian Gulf this time of year. Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup and the searing heat has prompted many in football to call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1292983/ecuadorian-football-star-dies-qatar-after-game
  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Australia open to bidding again for World Cup

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in Fifa's investigation into corruption and the 2010 vote that awarded the World Cup to Qatar, a small Gulf peninsula with little soccer history. He said the FFA had provided documents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1524017/australia-open-bidding-again-world-cup
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Happy Valley and Tuen Mun, clubs at centre of match-fixing probe, stripped of all points

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:07am by Unus Alladin

    ... showed the huge gulf between the sides with Reinaldo de Morais Peres, Michel Antunes Lugo and Zhang Jun each scoring twice. Sun Hei led 3-1 at the break before continuing their dominance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1426785/happy-valley-and-tuen-mun-clubs-centre-match-fixing-probe-stripped
  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Qatar World Cup to be held in winter, Fifa's Jerome Valcke says

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... The scheduling of the tournament has been hotly debated since Fifa controversially awarded it to Qatar in December 2010, especially over fears that the summer heat in the Gulf emirate would be dangerous ... to Qatar has been beset by criticism, especially over the searing heat that bakes the Gulf emirate in the summer. Calls had grown increasingly strident to switch it to winter. But this ran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1400932/qatar-world-cup-be-held-winter-fifas-jerome-valcke-says
  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Qatar World Cup must move, says new FA chief

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... World Cup not to take place during the Gulf summer. Qatar was awarded the right to host the tournament in 2010, but world governing body Fifa, footballers’ union FIFPro and European governing body Uefa have since called for it to be moved to later in the year. Mid-year temperatures in the Gulf can reach a sweltering 50 degrees Celsius, whereas in December the average highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1295773/qatar-world-cup-must-move-says-new-fa-chief
  7. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Arsene Wenger insists no reason to panic despite defeat to Chelsea in League Cup

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse

    ... made 10 changes to the team that beat City, but was still able to name a strong starting line-up featuring the likes of Mata, Samuel Eto’o, David Luiz and Willian and the gulf in class between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1343473/arsene-wenger-insists-no-reason-panic-despite-defeat-chelsea-league-cup
  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain crushes Tahiti 10-0 in Confederations Cup

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:52am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... another gesture of friendship and respect for the Spanish side. Tahiti attacked from the start and was just 1-0 down after 15 minutes, hardly an illustration of the gulf between the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1265639/spain-crushes-tahiti-10-0-confederations-cup
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong frustrates Uzbekistan with draw in Asian Cup qualifying game

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... one of the favourites from Asia to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals. The group E match at Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, fully reflected the gulf between the two sides as world number 163 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1144954/hong-kong-frustrates-uzbekistan-draw-asian-cup-qualifying-game

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