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Sao Paulo snatched a dramatic injury time win over Atletico Madrid to ensure the Spaniards will finish bottom of Group D. Atletico had come into the game hoping for a victory to prevent an early exit from the tournament. Sao Paulo, meanwhile, were making their first appearance at Al Kass, and...


Franco Lopez was the undisputed star of the show as a classy River Plate line-up made light work of Juventus. It was the Bianconeri’s first foray into Al Kass football against a River Plate side still smarting from a narrow defeat to AC Milan two days earlier, and they seemed determined to make...


Al Kass International Cup Newsletter 7 Feb 2015‏


Real Madrid set out their credentials in resounding fashion on Friday night, ultimately running out comfortable winners against a determined Schalke 04 who had briefly threatened to upset the odds. The German side had toiled in a 2-0 defeat to Aspire International the previous evening but they...


February 7, 2015

PSG Power Past Atletico

Paris Saint-Germain emerged as deserved victors against Atletico Madrid in the first game of Day 2 at Al Kass. After the previous evening’s seven-goal thriller between AC Milan and River Plate, this match had a lot to live up to. And straight from the off the goals were flowing again. With the game...


Aspire Academy romped an emphatic victory on Friday evening, hitting Vissel Kobe for six and delivering a resounding statement of intent in the process. Having suffered a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal the day before, Vissel went into the game knowing they must earn at least a point in order to keep their...


As social media usage has rapidly expanded in recent years, it forms an increasingly colourful addition to the excited chatter around the Al Kass International Cup. For the young, web-savvy players, platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram present fantastic opportunities to share their...


Al Kass International Cup Newsletter 6 Feb 2015‏


It had been billed as the game of the day and Thursday evening’s clash between Aspire International and Schalke did not disappoint. Intense and fast-paced, this was a match in which both teams threw caution to the wind in a bid to assert themselves as tournament favourites. Last year’s winners...


The keenly anticipated clash between AC Milan and River Plate, two giants of the global game, brought a richly entertaining first day at Al Kass to a close. There can have been few more entertaining, nor fiercely competitive, matches in the tournament’s history, with the Italians running out narrow...