Asian Champions League to resume in hubs in September, October

first_imgThe teams will play among themselves on East-West lines throughout the tournament until the final between the best team from each region in the western hub on Dec. 5.Four matches involving teams from the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Iraq will get the western zone back underway, while Australia’s Perth Glory will play China’s Shanghai Shenhua in the opening match in the East.The AFC Cup, the competition for more minor football playing nations in the continent, will also resume in centralized venues in East and West Asia starting in late October with a one-off final scheduled for Dec. 12. “Notwithstanding the challenging times, I am delighted that we are seeing more encouraging progress on the return of many domestic Leagues to the field and with them comes an expectation that we can conclude both the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup in the coming months,” AFC General Secretary Windsor John said in a statement.The postponed Asian under-19 championship will now take place in Uzbekistan from Oct. 14-31, while the under-16 tournament has been rescheduled for Nov. 25-Dec. 12 in Bahrain. The Asian Champions League will resume in two regional hubs in September and October with a single match deciding the title in early December, the Asian Football Confederation said on Thursday.The continent’s elite club competition, which was suspended in early March because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, will resume first in West Asia on Sept. 14 and in East Asia on Oct. 16 at centralized venues as yet to be confirmed.While group matches will be played in full in a round robin format as originally planned, fixtures in the latter stages of the tournament from the round of 16 onwards will be single knockout matches rather than the usual two-legged format. Topics :last_img read more

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Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh joins English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion

first_imgTehran, July 27: Iran’s international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has joined English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, Tasnim news agency reported.Jahanbakhsh, who featured in all three of his country’s matches at the 2018 World Cup, is determined to force his way into Chris Hughton’s first-team plans, reports Xinhua news agency.The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract on Thursday which will expire in June 2023. He is Brighton’s eighth major signing of the summer transfer window.The Iranian scored 21 goals and recorded 12 assists for Dutch AZ Alkmaar, which finished third behind PSV and Ajax.Brighton, which finished 15th in the English Premier League’s 2017-18 season, is paying a club record of 17 million pounds ($22.23 million) for the footballer. IANSlast_img

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GORTAHORK WOMAN TO STAND FOR GREEN PARTY IN DONEGAL

first_imgGreen Party election candidate Paula Flanagan.The Green Party has announced that Paula Flanagan from Gortahork will be standing as their candidate in Donegal for the upcoming General Election.Paula who is originally from Fermanagh, has lived with her partner Jim in Gortahork since 2001 and has family links in Bundoran and Ballyshannon.She has worked as a community and peace worker on both sides of the border for over 20 years, working particularly with women and young people.“There are two reasons I decided to stand in this General Election. The first is as a woman I do not feel equally represented in the Dáil, while the second is the need for a green voice representing Donegal in the next Dáil.” Highlighting the need for more female representation, Paula said there is little doubt that women have been disproportionately affected by this Government’s present policies and measures.“I have seen this first hand with the groups that I have worked with as a development worker. I also feel there is an opportunity to truly honour 1916 by having more female voices represented in Government as a testament to the vital role women had in creating our democratic history.”On how the Green Party could make a difference to the lives of people in Donegal Paula explained “At the heart of green politics is social justice but it is now painfully obvious that the floods devastating communities across the country are a sad reflection of the short sighted economic and political gains promoted by the present Government. With support from Green Party policies, Donegal is well placed to be an innovation hub for job creation within the energy, tourism and agriculture sectors, while ensuring that those who may not always be heard such as young people and women will be recognised.”By voting for Paula in 2016, the Green Party says Donegal constituents will have a strong female and green voice representing them in the Dáil that focuses on having a positive sustainable future for the county. GORTAHORK WOMAN TO STAND FOR GREEN PARTY IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CandidatedonegalGreen PartyPaula Flanaganlast_img read more

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