But some tickets are still available for the match on the club’s website, and Guardiola admitted he was curious to see how the atmosphere turns out for this must-win game for City if it is to stay on track for an unprecedented quadruple this season. City fans take a poor view of UEFA and routinely boo its anthem when it is played ahead of matches, partly due to a hefty fine the club received from European football’s governing body in 2014 for breaching financial fair play rules. But Guardiola is hoping the fans will put their animosity to one side and give the team a lift on Wednesday night. “At this stage, without supporters, we cannot go through. I’m expecting. I’m really curious to how our fans are going to react tomorrow,” Guardiola told a news conference. “The last 20 months, (the players) are so proud with what they have done. “They are human beings, they will have bad moments in the games, and at that moment we need our … [Read more...] about Guardiola calls on Man City fans to help side overcome Spurs test
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In his article titled “Vietnam show how far they have come at AFC Asian Cup 2019,” Tan talked about a youthful generation with maturity beyond their years. On January 24 evening, Vietnam’s Asian Cup dream came to an end with a narrow 1-0 defeat to continental giants Japan, which only came courtesy of a VAR (Video Assistant Referee)-assisted penalty that was converted by Ritsu Doan. “Sure, on the balance of play, Japan were probably a couple of tiers superior to the Vietnamese, with the suspicion that they could have gone up a few gears had it been necessary,” Tan said. Vietnam concludes their journey at the Asian Cup 2019 with glory and pride. Source: Fox Sports Asia “But, on the scoreboard, the only difference between a side that has played at the past six FIFA World Cups and one that was only appearing at the Asian Cup for the second time (excluding their participation as South Vietnam in 1956 and 1960) was a solitary … [Read more...] about Vietnam shows remarkable progress at Asian Cup 2019
Vietnam concludes their journey at the Asian Cup 2019 with glory and pride (Source: Fox Sports Asia) Hanoi (VNA) – Fox Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan has expressed his belief in the bright future of the Vietnamese football team despite their exit from the quarter-final against Japan at the ongoing AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates. In his article titled “Vietnam show how far they have come at AFC Asian Cup 2019”, Tan talked about a youthful generation with maturity beyond their years. On January 24 evening, Vietnam’s Asian Cup dream came to an end with a narrow 1-0 defeat to continental giants Japan, which only came courtesy of a VAR (Video Assistant Referee)-assisted penalty that was converted by Ritsu Doan. “Sure, on the balance of play, Japan were probably a couple of tiers superior to the Vietnamese, with the suspicion that they could have gone up a few gears had it been necessary,” Tan said. “But, on the … [Read more...] about Vietnam show remarkable progress at Asian Cup 2019
The Serbian world number one and his Swiss opponent have won eight of the nine titles on Rod Laver Arena since 2010 and 11 of the last 13 on the bright blue courts in central Melbourne. Both have six titles each, and are seeking to break a three-way tie for the most victories with Australia's Roy Emerson. While Federer has won the tournament for the last two years, Djokovic's history in Australia and rediscovery of his form last year means the world number one will be the man to beat. The 31-year-old went into a bewildering slump in mid-2016 that only ended when he won Wimbledon last year before he went on to claim his third U.S. Open crown and move to 14 Grand Slam titles, three behind Rafa Nadal. The Spanish world number two, however, is battling another leg injury that forced him out of the Brisbane International last week and it is apparent that hard courts are putting undue stress on the 32-year-old's body. He retired in the quarter-finals against Marin Cilic last year in … [Read more...] about Djokovic, Federer, Serena remain favourites to win opening Grand Slam
Crazy: Wimbledon’s Dave Beasant lifts the FA Cup for Wimbledon in 1988 against all odds. — File PhotoViet Nam News by Paul Kennedy May 14 1988 started out as a really good day. The sun was shining, I was 15-years-old and on my way to Wembley Stadium to watch Liverpool win the FA Cup. The result was a no brainer. Liverpool, the crème de la crème of English football versus Wimbledon. The Crazy Gang. Liverpool was a team packed with talent. Barnes, Beardsley, Houghton and Hansen. Wimbledon was a team packed with thugs, Vinnie Jones, Andy Thorn, Dennis Wise and some other players no one had ever heard of. Liverpool would win. They had to win, they were the better team. They could not possible lose. They lost. By one goal to nil. My dream day turned into a nightmare. The train journey back north was solemn to say the least. But you know what? Thirty plus years later, this final will still be remembered as one of the greatest in FA Cup history. Not because of … [Read more...] about Klopp flops in the FA Cup but does it really matter?