January 16, 2011 by staff
Bahrain, During the Middle East.Korean Midfielders Lee Chung-yong and Ki Sung-Yueng scored a goal each while the men’s soccer team of South Korean milled Al Jazeera of the UAE Football League 2-0.
Lee put South Korea on board in the 35th minute as he scored on a cross from Lee Young-pyo.
Three minutes later, Lee called for a foul inside the box and set up a chance to face with the goalkeeper and Ki converted the penalty that followed.
Now South Korea is paired with Australia,”Bahrain and India in Group C, and the first match is against “Bahreïn”sur January 10
Meanwhile.North Korea has shown its potential in the Asian Cup after Bahrain battre”1-0 in a warm-up in Manama.
Now, “Bahreïn”a been favored to win the game at home but could not get a second goal from substitute half Ahn Chul-hyuk.
North Korea faces a serious challenge in Group D as they take on the defending champion in Iraq, three-time champions Iran and the UAE.
According to World Soccer Insider’s Top Ten Things to Watch in 2011, FIFA president Sepp Blatter took the number one position.
Insiders say that something dramatic will happen at the AFC Congress or in the weeks ahead if Blatter is being ousted in 2011.
If Korea defeats Chung Mong-joon Jordanian Prince Ali in Doha this week to keep the Vice-President of FIFA and then declares that he will oppose Blatter, there will be plenty to keep interested observers of the FIFA Over the next few months.
Meanwhile, AFC leader Mohamed Bin Hammam is in second place, as the 61-year-old is now charged with spearheading initiatives to accelerate the growth of football in the Middle East.
During EnglandManchester United finally put space between themselves and the chasing pack as a 2-1 home victory over Stoke City held the first place team in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Now goals by Javier Hernandez and Nani in the match took the unbeaten United to 44 points.
They are now three points ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal remain third with 39.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table, there were good wins for Fulham and Birmingham City, who both started the night in the relegation zone.
Fulham were impressive in sweeping past West Brom 3-0 and Scott Dann scored to ensure Birmingham a 2-1 win at Blackpool, which was their first away win of the season.
During the Indians America.Cleveland hitter Shin-Soo Choo Korea has asked the MLB salary arbitration instead of signing a big problem for several years.
This means that if Choo wins in arbitration and the Indians do not agree with MLB, Choo can simply move to another team as a free agent.
Choo now legendary agent Scott Boras is expected to call for a huge salary level may be a bit too much for the Indian budget.
Choo was the Indians best hitter last season, as he hit .300 with 22 homers and 90 RBIs.
Moving to South AmericaQatar Nasser Al-Attiyah held off his teammate and race leader Carlos Sainz in just 25 seconds to win the third stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.
It was the ninth victory in the Dakar for the Volkswagen driver, who took command early in Argentina.
Now, former champion Sainz won the first two stages of the annual classic and seeks to maintain its overall lead.
Meanwhile in the section motorbikes, Spaniard Marc Coma won his first victory of the race this year and cut the overall lead French rider Cyril Despres just 14 seconds.
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