Brasilian star Oscar scored on a spectacular free kick


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New York City FC - AIK Fotboll 1-1

AIK team picture before the draw with New York City FC
AIK team picture before the draw with New York City FC
Sebastian Larsson and Anton Tinnerholm after the match
Sebastian Larsson and Anton Tinnerholm after the match
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Former star player led Pakhtakor to a draw.

Shota Arveladze the all-time leading goslscorer for Georgia
Shota Arveladze the all-time leading goslscorer for Georgia

Örebro was twice in the lead against the Champions from Usbekistan, but the former start striker from Georgia, Shota Arveladze, led his time to a 2-2 result. Isaac Boye had an easy job to put the ball in the open goal from Johan Bertilsson pass. Ten minutes later Akramjon Kamilov equalised through a good shoot who went in off the post. In the second half the Swedes took the lead again when substitute Filip Rogic scored. Masharipov Jalol made it 2-2 fifteen minutes from the end. Örebro flyes home to Sweden to night, while the team led by the former goslscorer in Ajax, Rangers and AZ will stay a little longer.

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Masharipov Jalol scored number two for Pakhtakor
Masharipov Jalol scored number two for Pakhtakor


NYCFC - FC København 0-2

Captain Alexander Ring, New York City FC
Captain Alexander Ring, New York City FC

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FC Midtjylland -Shanghai SIPG 2-2

The Brazilian International Oscar was the big star at Jebel Ali
The Brazilian International Oscar was the big star at Jebel Ali


The Chinese side took the lead, but two good strikes from Babajide David made it 2-1 for the Danes at half time. An Oscar free kick found Li Shenglongs head and the substitute scored the final goal in an entertaining match.

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Solbakken pleased with the performance

Mohamed Daramy caused some problems for Örebro in the first half
Mohamed Daramy caused some problems for Örebro in the first half

The match between the sides from Denmark and Sweden ended in a scorless draw. FCK was by far the better side, specialy in the second half, but Örebro was working very hard and Axel Kjäll’s men was good organized and physical strong. Both goalkeepers also made som match winning saves. The Swedes was pretty satisfied with the first half.

- I was pleased with the performance, because we created guite a few chances, and all the young players in the squad got to play, Ståle Solbakken told us.

At some stage the FCK manager was a bit frustrated on the sideline, specialy as Rasmus Falk missed a couple of great chances at the end of the match.

Ahead of the match, the Norwegian boss at FCK took the oportunity to listen to the former Millwall, Liverpool and Arsenal player Jimmy Carter, who works for Sporting Events Ltd the organizer of the tournament, telling some storys from his time at Anfield. It is common knowledge by almost everyone that Ståle is a great Liverpool supporter. I guess he wasn’t to pleased with Liverpools draw against Leicester later on last night.

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Ståle Solbakken lisen to Jimmy Carter telling stories from Anfield.
Ståle Solbakken lisen to Jimmy Carter telling stories from Anfield.


FC Midtjylland came back from 0-2

The referees with the two captains Kakob Poulsen and Eric Nenad
The referees, Azeem Jalal, Abdullah Albalushi and Idris Al Balushi, with the two captains Jakob Poulsen and Eric Nenad

Astana shocked the Danes in the opening minutes of the match by scoring twice with in the first 10 minutes, but FC Midtjylland only needed five minutes to level the score. The Champions of Denmark then controled the game and they could have scored more than the two goals they got in the second half.

The two sides met in Champions League qualification last summer, and the team from Kasakhstan poroceeded to the next round thanks to a 2-1 win at home. The match in Denmark ended 0-0.

Astana also conseded four goals in the match against FC Copenhagen Here in Dubai, and today they did it again to a Danish team.

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Gustav Isaksen taking on an Astana defender
Gustav Isaksen taking on an Astana defender


The Danish Champions use drone

When you are at the traing sessions at Jebel Ali Center of Excellence, you can her the buzzing of the drone over the head of the players, and you will se the smiling face of the drone pilot. - We have done this for some years now, tells CEO Claus Steinland, it is something that we learned from Napoli after they beat us heavely in the Europa League in 2015. They was by fare the best team we have ever played. Steinsland tells that it is importent to try to be ahead of your opponents, especially since the biggest rival at the moment has a lot more money. The players are used to it, and it gives everyone a opportunity to see all the moves from above. Wednesday The Danish Champions play Astana from Kasakhstan at 15:30, while the number one in Denmark at the moment, FC Copenhagen, play Örebro at 19:00. It is a rare opportunity to watch the two best sides in Denmark on the same day.


Mikael Uhre scores the winner

Matchvinner Mikael Uhre
Matchwinner Mikael Uhre

Brøndby was the best side in a physical batle at Jebel Al Center of Excellence. Uhre scored a deserved winner just after an hour when Simon Hedlund sendt him through.

Both the Danes and the Uzbeks handled the heat well, it was 31 degrees when the match started. Pakhtakor Tashkent had their International players back from the Asia Cup for this match.

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Good performance from FCK, beats Astana 4-0.

FCK was by far the best side in this match, specialy in the second half when the team from Copenhagen scored all their goals. Astana did not create very many chances, and at the end Ståle Solbakken even sendt on some of the youngsters. Dame N`Doyes header for the second goal was a real beauty.

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Asian Cup 2019 is played in U.A.E.

South Korea are the favorits to win the Championship, and they secured a place in Fridays quaterfinal with a win against Bahrain here in Dubai. Now they play Qatar at Zayed Sport City Stadium. Later Friday night Australia play U.A.E. in Al Ain, that is also in Abu Dahbi.

In the quartefinals on Thursday, Japan beat Vietnam 1-0 at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, and Carlos Queiroz Iran won 3-0 against China.

The Dubai Dessert Classic on The Europa Tour is also on, so it is buzzing with sport in Dubai this week. Liverpool have spent some days at NAS, where also FC Copenhagen is doing their training sessions. The golfer’s stays at the same hotels as most of the teams in The Dubai International Cup.

South Korea celebrates 1-0
South Korea celebrates 1-0

Brøndby won the opening match

The Danes had no problem beating the last three years Champions in Uzbekistan, on the same day as their national team got knocked out of the Asia Cup by Australia on a penalty shoot out. 7 players from Lokomotive was in the squad.


Winter Pre-Season 2019 in Dubai

The Dubai International Cup is a winter pre-season tournament, designed to offer the best preparation for football clubs all around the world.

In 2016, Sporting Events expanded the European winter pre-season tournament concept to the UAE. Sporting Events took six teams to Dubai to compete in the inaugural edition of the Dubai International Cup, a winter pre-season tournament designed to give football teams and beyond the best possible preparation for their upcoming domestic season. The tournament returned for a second year in 2017, and a third year in 2018, to great success. This year, Sporting Events will curate a series of friendly matches between some top sides from across Europe, Asia, America and beyond. Please check out the Fixtures & Results page for more information.

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