Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Admirable Aspire Undone by Arsenal

Arsenal put in a highly professional performance to defeat a plucky Aspire Academy team by three goals to null on Sunday evening. Going into the game, hopes were high for Aspire after they had recorded the biggest victory of the group stages, a 6-1 mauling of Vissel Kobe. Although Arsenal had only...


Sao Paulo Stars Make PSG Suffer

Brazilian wonderkids Sao Paulo stormed to a 5-0 victory over a desperately poor Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s first match, despite starting the game as underdogs. PSG had greatly impressed in their opener against Atletico Madrid, while Sao Paulo had shown only glimpses of their undoubted ability...


Sao Paulo Find Will to Win at the Last

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...


Al Kass Stars Warned of Social Media Stranger Danger

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...


Aspire International Show Champions Pedigree

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...


Rossoneri Cross River in Cup Classic

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...


Edgar Davids: “Strong teams, lots of talents”

Doha, 5 February 2015. One of the guests of honor at this year’s ‘Al Kass International Cup’ is the former Dutch international Edgar Davids, who was in charge of the ceremonial kick-off of the opening game between Arsenal and Vissel Kobe. The 41-year-old, who enjoyed a very successful playing...


Football stars arrive in Doha for Al Kass 2015 International Cup kick-off

Some of the world’s best young footballers will arrive in Qatar this week for the launch of the 2015 Al Kass International Cup on Thursday. 12 elite academy teams including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Juventus will compete in the u17s tournament to be held at the at the Aspire...


Porto pip Chicago Fire to 11th place

FC Porto restored some pride following a comfortable 3-2 victory over Chicago Fire in their Al Kass International Cup clash on Friday. With only 11th place at stake, the sides entered the game having each registered two losses in the tournament’s group stages. Keen to end on a positive note, it was...


Fire put out by Manchester City

Manchester City knocked out US outfit Chicago Fire in their opening fixture of the 2014 Al Kass International Cup on Wednesday night with an impressive 6-1 victory which had fleetingly appeared improbable. The English side suffered an early scare, going a goal down in the third minute when a strike...