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February 14, 2019

"I was blown away by the performance put up by Rangers. They have a good side and have played some good games in the tournament, but I did not expect the level of football they produced against Kashiwa. Kashiwa also has a strong team but it did

 
February 14, 2019

Glasgow Rangers and AS Roma will go head-to-head in the final of the Al Kass International Cup on Friday after knocking out Kashiwa Reysol and Aspire Academy respectively in the semi-finals. Rangers stormed into the final with a comprehensive 5-1

 
February 14, 2019

Roma became the first Italians to reach the final of the Al Kass International Cup since Juventus in the inaugural tournament in 2012, despite losing their perfect winning record. The Italians seemed to be cruising to their fourth victory of the tour

 
February 14, 2019

Qatari football is enjoying a golden spell, with the whole country still in ecstasy over the national team’s superb success at the Asian Cup. Meanwhile, Aspire Academy’s journey deep into the tournament at Al Kass 2019 has provided further eviden

 
February 14, 2019

Rangers powered into the final of Al Kass 2019, overpowering Kashiwa Reysol by five goals to one with a performance that combined attacking panache, defensive discipline and total commitment to the cause. Kashiwa, appearing at the tournament for the

 
 
February 13, 2019

"Matches like this one between Etoile Sportive du Sahel and Real Madrid are important because they give a chance to those who did not get a chance to play much in other matches. Footballers have to learn all the time and develop themselves, and p

 
February 13, 2019

Real Madrid and Spartak Moscow earned some consolation following their quarterfinal exits at the Alkass International Cup by recording victories in the 5th-8th place play-offs. Real were convincing 3-0 winners over Etoile Sportive du Sahel while Spa

 
February 13, 2019

Spartak Moscow came from behind to produce a last-gasp winner against 10-man Altinordu in a play-off to decide positions 5-8 at the Alkass International Cup. Ilya Golyatov, who began the game on the bench, netted twice in the second half including

 
February 13, 2019

From Al Kass to Galatasaray- King Henry’s Reign Is Littered With Goals Throughout. Henry Onyekuru’s ninth goal in the league this season for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig at the end of January 2019, inspired his club to a resounding 6-0

 
February 13, 2019

Real Madrid cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory against an out-of-sorts Etoile Sportive do Sahel, with the Spanish team delivering the kind of dominant performance that had been sadly lacking in their previous matches. With their long pedigree i

 
 
February 12, 2019

"I thought Roma looked the stronger side, Spartak Moscow were unlucky to lose a player in the fifty first minute and once that happened, Roma were so much stronger with a man advantage that it was going to be a very difficult task for Spartiak to

 
February 12, 2019

Italian side Roma enhanced their position as tournament favorites when setting up a semifinal clash with Aspire Academy in the Alkass International Cup. Roma maintained the tournament’s only 100% winning record when making light work of defeating S

 
February 12, 2019

Kashiwa Reysol knocked out Real Madrid in a rematch of last year’s clash at the same quarter-final stage of the Alkass International Cup. Last year’s finalists defended strongly to set up a last-four clash with Glasgow Rangers, courtesy of a 2-0

 
February 12, 2019

Turkish club Altinordu FK have enjoyed testing themselves against bigger clubs at the Alkass International Cup, but now they aim to make their mark on the world. Formed in 1923, Altinordu is one of the oldest clubs in Turkey, but it was only 10 ye

 
February 12, 2019

Roma advanced to the semi-finals with a straight forward 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow, after the Russians had been reduced to 10 men midway through the second half. The Italians came into the game as one of the tournament favourites after thei

 
 
February 11, 2019

"The Aspire team that played today look ready to take up on any challenge and play their best game against any team in the tournament. Therefore, Aspire Academy has got a shot at claiming the title. Not many people know about Altinordu FK but if

 
February 11, 2019

Hot on the heels of Qatar’s Asian Cup success, Aspire Academy raised hopes of another triumph for the nation when they reached the semi-finals of the Alkass International Cup. A hard-fought 1-0 win over Turkish side Altinordu set up a last-four

 
February 11, 2019

A question for all you sports trivia fans out there: What do George Weah, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini and Diego Simeone have in common? Answer: they all have children who’ve played in the Al Kass International Cup. There are a total of 240 y

 
February 11, 2019

Rangers progressed to the semi-finals of Al Kass 2019 with a performance that strongly suggests they have the talent to become champions. Ecoile Sportive du Sahel – who had been so impressive in their opening 3-2 defeat of Bayern Munich - were simp

 
 
February 10, 2019

"It’s good to see teams like Altinordu doing well in their first time at this tournament. Bayern Munich had a young squad but in the last couple of competitions they haven’t achieved what I would expect Bayern Munich to achieve." Chri

 
February 10, 2019

Spartak Moscow produced an accomplished display to see off Suwon Samsung and qualify for the quarter-finals. Spartak knew anything other than a victory would see them go out, so they went at the Koreans from the start and they were ahead after jus

 
February 10, 2019

Bayern Munich crashed out of Al Kass 2019 after drawing 1-1 with surprise package Altinordu in a dramatic finale to Group C. Bayern came into the game knowing that only a win would ensure progress to the knockout stage, having lost their opening g

 
February 10, 2019

With the group stages of the 2019 Al Kass International Cup now complete, Sunday will see the knockout rounds begin, and already we have seen some shocks. Two of Europe’s biggest names - PSG and Bayern Munich - were among the favourites going into

 
 
February 09, 2019

“Roma look like a complete team, they look like they have been together for a long time. I think they came here with that intention of pushing the big sides like Real Madrid all the way. There’s just something about them. I like the way they’re

 
February 09, 2019

Roma clinched top spot in Group B with a two-goal victory over last year’s runners-up Kashiwa Reysol, although their second goal didn’t come until the very last action of the match. The result suited both teams as Kashiwa still progress from t

 
February 09, 2019

Aspire Academy claimed a splendid 3-1 win against a highly fancied Glasgow Rangers team who many have tipped to go all the way at Al Kass 2019. Aspire had made two enforced changes from their first game, a 1-0 loss to Raja Casablanca in which they

 
February 09, 2019

Real Madrid have shown they know what is required to win the Alkass International Cup, having done so in 2017, and of course the Spaniards are among the world’s most successful clubs at senior level. The La Liga outfit are one of the most glamor

 
February 09, 2019

Aspire Academy bounced back from their bad-tempered defeat by Raja Casablanca to stun Glasgow Rangers, thanks to two goals by Fahad Al-Abdulla. The hosts, who had two players sent off in their opener, gave a much improved and more disciplined perf

 
 
February 08, 2019

“Etoile Sportive Du Sahel made a lot of changes for today’s game, following their victory over Bayern Munich two days ago. They only needed a point to get through to the next stage so maybe that took away a part of their attacking play. But you h

 
February 08, 2019

Former winners Real Madrid came from behind to snatch a draw against South Koreans Suwon Samsung in a game of two penalties. Yong Joon Cho put Suwon ahead on 71 minutes but the Koreans’ hopes of victory were dashed when the impressive Pau Aran l

 
February 08, 2019

The eighth edition of the Alkass International Cup is playing a valuable role in preparing match officials for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Referees who will officiate in France in June are currently in Doha undergoing training and attending semi

 
February 08, 2019

Tournament debutantes Altinordu claimed a deserved victory at the death against Etoile Sportive du Sahel, who showed limited ambition for much of the game. However, the match was perhaps most notable for the controversial application of VAR technolog

 
February 08, 2019

After successive nights of 10 goals at the Alkass International Cup, the fourth day of the tournament saw goals in short supply. The first game of the evening saw Turkish outfit Altinordu edge out Etoile Sportive Du Sahel of Tunisia with a late go

 
 
February 07, 2019

Rhodri Williams, Al Kass Analyst - "I know that Raja Casablanca had Yahya Laamech sent off and, after that, Rangers dominated the game but to be honest they were dominating before that. They look extremely strong, they’re physically strong,

 
February 07, 2019

From Al Kass Triumph in 2014 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup It was January 23, 2014, when the U17 sides of Real Madrid and Aspire International faced each other in the final of the Al Kass International Cup in Doha. After the game ended 1-1, a penalty

 
February 07, 2019

Glasgow Rangers ran out easy winners against Raja Casablanca in a match that the young Scots dominated from start to finish. Raja had come into the game off the back of a narrow victory over Aspire Academy, thanks in no small part to their Qatari

 
February 07, 2019

Glasgow Rangers and Roma produced the most dominant performances of the tournament so far, brushing aside Raja Casablanca and reigning champions PSG respectively on the third day of the 2019 Alkass International Cup. The likes of Real Madrid, Etoi

 
 
February 06, 2019

“I was really, really disappointed with Bayern Munich. The best performers were definitely from Étoile Sportive – it was an incredible performance considering it is their debut in this tournament. They thoroughly deserve that win. – Chris Maki

 
February 06, 2019

Former winners Real Madrid held off a spirited display from Russians Spartak Moscow to come out on top in the best game of the tournament so far. The two clubs produced a five-goal thriller although both sides could have scored more in an entertai

 
February 06, 2019

Étoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) recorded a memorable victory over an out-of-sorts Bayern Munich in the first match of Day 2 at Al Kass, with a powerful and authoritative display that served notice of the Tunisians’ tournament-winning potential.

 
February 06, 2019

Bayern Munich made a losing start to the eighth Alkass International Cup with a 3-2 defeat by Etoile Sportive Du Sahe, but the German youngsters are in good hands as they are being coached by one of the most famous strikers of all-time. Miroslav K

 
 
February 05, 2019

Rhodri Williams, Al Kass Analyst, on PSG vs Kashiwa Reysol, “It’s always exciting when this tournament starts. There is added excitement this year because of some new changes - we’ve got VAR being used, and then you see the president of the Qa

 
February 05, 2019

Red cards outnumbered goals as a bad tempered match saw Moroccan side Raja Casablanca edge out hosts Aspire Academy in the second match of the tournament. With Qatar’s memorable victory over Japan to lift the Asia Cup still fresh in the minds, h

 
February 05, 2019

Paris Saint-German and Kashiwa Reysol shared the spoils in the opening match of Al Kass 2019, following a pulsating encounter that exploded into life in the last few minutes. Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o performed the ceremonial ki

 
February 05, 2019

The Al Kass International Cup has become notable worldwide for the young players it has hosted who have gone on to star at the top level. Qatar’s victorious Asian Cup team is the most recent and glorious example, but many other veterans of the tour

 
February 05, 2019

Kicked off by Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o, the opening day of the 2019 Al Kass International Cup took place amidst a carnival atmosphere, following Qatar’s heroic triumph in the AFC Asian Cup. The eighth edition of the world-class

 
 
February 05, 2019

Each year, the Alkass International Cup features some of the best young footballers from across the globe in a unique, world-class setting. Therefore, it is a necessity to move with the times. This year, the tournament has two firsts, the implementat

 
February 05, 2019

An astonishing 14 members of Qatar’s national football team are Aspire Academy graduates, two of whom played in this very tournament, and were part of the winning 2019 AFC Asian Cup squad. Akram Afif: The 22-year-old forward joined Aspire Acad

 
 
February 05, 2019

Winners of the seventh edition of Alkass International Cup, Paris Saint-Germain, return this year as defending champions, and are hoping to retain their title using their unique French flair. Paris Saint-Germain triumphed over Kashiwa Reysol in the

 
February 05, 2019

The next generation of football stars have arrived in Qatar ahead of the eighth edition of the Alkass International Cup.   Back for the eighth consecutive year, the tournament brings together the world’s best Under-17 football teams, giving tale

 
February 03, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Aspire Academy have had to say ahead of the tournament: Fábio César Montesin, coach of Aspire Academy’s team at the 2019 Al K

 
February 03, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Suwon Samsung have had to say ahead of the tournament: “We are extremely pleased to attend one of the world best youth football c

 
February 03, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Real Madrid have had to say ahead of the tournament: Manuel Fernandez: “The tournament is a great opportunity to compete in a f

 
January 29, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Étoile Sportive du Sahel have had to say ahead of the tournament: “The invitation has left a mark of inspiration and respect f

 
January 29, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Bayern Munich have had to say ahead of the tournament: Miroslave Klose, Head Coach: “We are looking forward to participating in

 
January 29, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what AS Roma have had to say ahead of the tournament: Massimo Tarantino, Head of the Youth Sector: "We are honored to be present a

 
January 29, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Rangers have had to say ahead of the tournament: Craig Mulholland, Academy Director: “The Alkass tournament fits perfectly with

 
January 29, 2019

This year, twelve teams from twelve different countries are taking part in the Alkass International Cup. This is what Paris Saint Germain have had to say ahead of the tournament: Coach Laurent Huard: “The recent history of the club is much relat

 
January 31, 2018

Hundreds of fans from across the world flocked to Aspire Zone for the final of the 2018 Al Kass International Cup between Kashiwa Reysol and Paris Saint-Germain. The matched capped 11 thrilling days of phenomenal play by top youth footballers whose p

 
January 31, 2018

Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst Hosoya was on the far side, and Fujimoto was ready, when the ball came closing down tonight, and it was 1-0 for Kashiwa, just few minutes into the game. The Kashiwa captain was wonderful on left foot today. The Ka

 
January 31, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain took on Kashiwa Reysol in the final of the 2018 Al Kass International Cup, and produced a gripping performance worthy of football’s grandest stages. A super blue blood moon was on the rise in the sky above Aspire Zone as the

 
January 31, 2018

Nick Summerbee – Al Kass Analyst As expected, Benfica was going forward in every way, and taking control of the game, from the start of the match. One thing we learnt about Espérance in this tournament was that they will keep fighting, and pu

 
January 31, 2018

The enormously talented Benfica Under-17s said goodbye to Al Kass 2018 with another performance of the highest quality, running out worthy winners against Espérance de Tunis by three goals to nil. The Portuguese youngsters, with their tremendous

 
January 31, 2018

The penultimate day of competition at Al Kass International Cup 2018 saw strong play from four teams who, but for a few unlucky bounces, could have been playing in today’s final. Aspire Football Dreams topped defending tournament champion Real M

 
 
January 31, 2018

Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Football Dreams looked like they had a great pace on the game today; and the Real Madrid players were really quick on their feet. The white shirts were creating good opportunities, but they were not really h

 
January 30, 2018

Aspire Football Dreams ran out deserving 3-1 winners against Real Madrid in an engrossing clash between two of the strongest squads at Al Kass 2018. The teams had met earlier in the tournament, sharing the spoils in a 1-1 group game. Both sides we

 
January 30, 2018

Nasser Al Khater, Assistant Secretary General for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, took in the Al Kass International Cup and spoke about the future of football in Qatar How crucial a role does Aspire Academy play in nurturing young foo

 
January 30, 2018

Football fans from across Doha braved the chilly weather yesterday to watch AC Milan, Aspire Football Dreams, Aspire Academy and Real Madrid compete for positions five through eight during the consolation matches. Rob Osborne, a British expat who

 
January 30, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Academy players seemed like they were in good spirits today. There was a chance for AC Milan in the early stages, which was not taken well, and Abunada made a great save. It had been a positive start from A

 
January 30, 2018

AC Milan defeated Aspire Academy on penalties to take in a low-key encounter that finished 1-1 in normal time, giving the Italian side seventh place in the Al Kass International Cup. In their previous three matches, despite showing plenty of attac

 
 
January 29, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was looking like it was going to be a dramatic game today. Kashiwa was kicking from a right to left direction in the first half of the semifinals. It was looking solid at the back for Kashiwa, when the match st

 
January 29, 2018

Kashiwa Reysol gatecrashed their way to the final of Al Kass 2018, overcoming a magnificent Benfica side on penalties after a thrilling match – one of the greatest the tournament has ever seen – ended 3-3 in normal time. The Portuguese team ha

 
January 29, 2018

Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst Esperance were looking very comfortable today, when the match started. They were also very organized and had more possession of the ball. It was great goalkeeping by Jebali, to come out of the box, 8 minutes into t

 
January 29, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the final of Al Kass 2018 after overcoming a stern examination set by Espérance de Tunis, and prevailing by four goals to two. Going into this game PSG knew that — at the very least — they would need to do some

 
 
 
 
January 28, 2018

Real Madrid bade a fond farewell to Al Kass 2018 with a convincing 4-0 victory over fellow giants of European game AC Milan. The Spaniards had taken a shock exit from the knockout stage after falling victim to a smash-and-grab raid by Kashiwa Reysol

 
January 28, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst Real Madrid had great control over the ball in the first half, but AC Milan was keeping them at bay. It was a great strike by Fores, 11 minutes into the match, but Zanellato had a good hand over the ball – it wa

 
January 28, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Academy were all in maroon today, and playing from a left to right direction in the first half; they had quiet a bit of strong wind on their backs today. It was looking fairly even, 12 minutes into the game

 
January 28, 2018

Aspire Football Dreams overcame Aspire Academy by a single goal to nil in a match where the windy conditions influenced proceedings as much as any one player. In their previous game, Aspire Academy had stood up well to the unashamedly physical app

 
January 27, 2018

Nick Summerbee – Al Kass Analyst There were some missed opportunities by Aspire Football Dreams early on in the match. The higher you go in the tournament, you might not get a lot of opportunities, and this was certainly not a time to miss thes

 
January 27, 2018

With two berths left in the semifinals up for the taking, throngs of fans turned out yesterday at the Al Kass International Cup to cheer on their favorite clubs’ future stars. The first match pitted Kashiwa Reysol against defending champions Re

 
January 27, 2018

A pair of thrilling matches provided an exciting conclusion to the 2018 Al Kass International Cup quarterfinals, setting up a semi-final field with the potential for even more drama. Kashwia Reysol avenged their quarterfinal loss to Real Madrid a

 
January 27, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain made it to the semi-finals of Al Kass 2018, winning a penalty shootout against Aspire Football Dreams in a game that the French youngsters could easily have lost. Both sides had been quietly impressive in the group games, progr

 
January 27, 2018

Mark Tompkins Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst In this match, we were looking at very well organized Japanese against a very technical Spaniards. There was some lovely sunshine on the pitch today; the conditions were perfect for football. Real Madr

 
January 27, 2018

Kashiwa Reysol delivered an outstanding display of fortitude and tactical brilliance to overcome strong favourites Real Madrid and advance to the Al Kass 2018 semifinals. Repeating a pattern established in their previous games, Reysol defended sto

 
January 26, 2018

The Italian Alessandro Altobelli played 17 years of professional football, most notably at Inter Milan, where he scored 128 goals and led the team to two Coppa Italia titles. He also scored a goal in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, which Italy won. Altobell

 
January 26, 2018

Jubilant fans filled the stands at Aspire Zone as the quarterfinals of the Al Kass International Cup got underway yesterday. The day saw phenomenal performances by Benfica and Espérance de Tunis, who both made it through to the semifinals. The Tu

 
January 26, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst There was a great shot by Tombari, early on in the match, for Aspire Academy; and Dhouibi had some strong headers in the game for Espérance. It had been a fairly even opening for both teams, 13 minutes into the

 
January 26, 2018

Aspire Academy suffered a narrow defeat by one goal to nil against Esperance Tunis, with the home side unable to break down stubborn opponents, despite playing the better football for the majority of the 90 minutes. Esperance had built their previ

 
January 26, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst Benfica was in their familiar white shirts today. There was a little bit of breeze blowing in the direction of the Portuguese players. Benfica took the lead, just 90 seconds into the game; it was De Oliveira, who

 
January 26, 2018

Two of world football’s most illustrious names fought out an engrossing last eight encounter on Friday afternoon, with Benfica cruising to a 6-0 victory against AC Milan. The Italians could consider themselves slightly fortunate to have made the

 
January 26, 2018

Though the quarterfinals don’t start until today at the 2018 Al Kass International Cup, the competitive spirit hadn’t dimmed during the consolation round at Aspire Zone yesterday. With the cup out of reach, the four teams used the opportunity to

 
 
 
January 25, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst There was some good footwork in midfield today, from both teams. Lougmani looked like he had a bit of a ‘pacing threat’ about him. First real chance of the match came eight minutes into the game – it was Kaa

 
January 25, 2018

Wydad produced an unlikely victory over Fenerbahce thanks to a dramatic sudden death penalty shootout, after the game had ended 1-1 in normal time. It was a match that the Turkish side had dominated, only to fall at the last. Indeed, when Fenerbah

 
January 25, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was a fantastic pitch here at Aspire Academy today, as always. Tottenham Hotspur players were in white shirts, and blue shorts; and the Guangzhou players were all in red. Robson of Spurs seemed very eager to g

 
January 25, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur eased to a straightforward 2-0 win against a feisty but limited Guangzhou Evergrande team, ending their debut Al Kass experience on a high note. For both sides, it was a case of what might have been. The previous evening, Guangzh

 
January 25, 2018

While the world’s top Under-17 players showcase their skills at the 2018 Al Kass International Cup, the next, younger generation of footballers was already thinking about their own time to shine. A contingent of young players from the Qatar Comm

 
January 24, 2018

Mark Tompkins– Al Kass Analyst There were some hefty challenges, from both sides, right from the beginning of the match. The Kashiwa players were trying to create some good openings, and Paris Saint-Germain was really good at defense. The Paris

 
January 24, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain and Kashiwa Reysol fought out a 1-1 draw in the final group game of Al Kass 2018. Both sides were already assured of reaching the knockout phase after each winning their opening games against Tottenham, to leave the London side wi

 
January 24, 2018

Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Academy was playing really well in the first half tonight. Bin Sabaa was taking his chances early on in the game; he had a great shot into the box, in less than two minutes, but it went sideways. The opening

 
January 24, 2018

Benfica produced a stunning second-half comeback against Aspire Academy on an evening of high drama at Al Kass 2018. Two goals down at the break, an inspired double substitution changed everything as the Portuguese scored five goals in a devastating

 
January 24, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was a fairly even opening for both teams in the first 11 minutes. AC Milan was all in white, and was kicking from a left to right direction in the first half. Barazzetta was playing really well in the beginning

 
January 24, 2018

Esperance Tunis proved their convincing opening victory over Wydad was no fluke, dominating AC Milan and roaring to a 2-0 victory, in so doing preserving their proud record of not conceding at Al Kass 2018. Regardless of the result, both sides wer

 
 
 
January 23, 2018

Alexandre Fressange, PSG, Forward: “We played a good game against Tottenham—it was a great opportunity for us to show our talent and our manner of playing. That's exactly what this tournament is about.” Dilan Markanday, Tottenham Hotsp

 
January 23, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was a cool evening in Doha tonight, with perfect conditions to play football. It was a wonderful start of the game, when Tottenham brought a goal in less than two minutes on a mistake by Curtis. Paris Saint-Ger

 
January 23, 2018

The third game of Day 3 at Al Kass 2018 was also the most eagerly anticipated. Paris Saint-Germain – ever-present at all seven editions of the tournament, and victors in 2015 – matched up against Al Kass debutants Tottenham Hotspur. Ultimatel

 
January 23, 2018

Chris Makin – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Football Dreams were showing some direct approach in the beginning of the first half, and Real Madrid was really good at defending. Both teams were showing some good pressure right from the start. There was

 
January 23, 2018

Aspire Football Dreams and Real Madrid fought out a gritty 1-1 draw in Match 8 of Al Kass 2018. With qualification virtually assured for both sides, the game nonetheless presented a valuable opportunity to assess progress against accomplished opposit

 
January 23, 2018

Nadir Lougmani, Wydad AC, forward: "From the start of the match, we played our style and we played a very strong game despite playing against one of the strongest teams in the world. Overall, competing in this tournament has been a wonderful expe

 
January 23, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was bright and sunny, when the Italian team came against the Moroccans on the field today. The wind had switched directions - opposite to the direction it had been blowing the last few days - and was behind AC

 
January 23, 2018

AC Milan secured a narrow one-goal victory over Wydad, despite dominating the match from start to finish. The Moroccans had goalkeeper Taha Mourid to thank for keeping the scoreline respectable, although it was his error that allowed the Italians to

 
 
January 22, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It had been fairly even for the first 10 minutes, when Kashiwa got their first free kick. Both teams were passing the ball around a lot tonight, and they were not giving in to each other at all. Kashiwa missed a g

 
January 22, 2018

Kashiwa Reysol conjured an incredible 3-2 victory against a superb Tottenham side in a pulsating final game of Al Kass Day Two. Kashiwa are now veterans of the International Cup and, at each edition in which they have appeared, they have impressed

 
January 22, 2018

Chris Makins – Al Kass Analyst Aspire Academy was completely in possession of the ball in the first few minutes, and they were giving away a lot of chances. Guangzhou’s first goal of the tournament came in 22 minutes into the game, as Kaiyuan

 
January 22, 2018

Aspire Academy delivered a composed performance in their opener at Al Kass 2018, drawing 1-1 against a rejuvenated Guangzhou Evergrande side, who showed few aftereffects following their 4-0 reverse to Benfica the previous evening. Aspire started b

 
January 22, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst The first corner of the game went to Aspire Football Dreams. After a few minutes into the game it was starting to look a bit even for both teams. Nuhu missed an excellent chance to bring a goal earlier in the game

 
January 22, 2018

Aspire Football Dreams made a comfortable debut at Al Kass 2018, running out 2-0 winners against Fenerbahce of Turkey. The scoreline did not flatter AFD, who controlled proceedings throughout and could have won by a far greater margin. The teams a

 
January 21, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst The wind seemed to have dropped a little bit at the start of the third game tonight. We could really see some theatrical moves from both teams during the first few minutes into the game, and it really looked like

 
January 21, 2018

The final game of Day One at Al Kass delivered a hotly contested ‘North African derby’ in which Esperance Tunis prevailed by three goals to nil over Wydad, their Moroccan rivals. Esperance were welcomed onto the pitch by a vocal support, who s

 
January 21, 2018

Chris Makins– Al Kass Analyst It was a great play from both teams in the first half of the game. On one hand, Guangzhou were trying to make it difficult for Benfica to get to their target, and on the other hand, the Benfica team was well organiz

 
January 21, 2018

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was a breezy day, and it started out with a bit of a heated play right in the beginning. Abdulcebrail got the honor to score the first goal in this season’s competition after Adrian gave away the opportunity.

 
January 21, 2018

The second game of Al Kass 2018 saw Benfica run out comfortable 4-0 victors against Guangzhou Evergrande, who could nonetheless be proud of their determined defensive display. The pattern that the match would follow was quickly established, with

 
January 21, 2018

Before a capacity crowd including Qatari Ministers, VIPs, dignitaries and hundreds of excited fans, Real Madrid and Fenerbahçe got the seventh Al Kass International Cup underway in thrilling fashion, with the young Spaniards cruising to a 6-2 victor

 
January 21, 2018

Football stars of tomorrow will today come together to show off their sporting skills as the seventh Al Kass International Cup gets underway at Aspire Zone. The annual tournament brings together 12 top Under-17 (U17) teams from around the world for t

 
January 31, 2017

Aspire had gone from strength to strength during Al Kass 2017. As the only team with a 100 percent win record, their flawless journey to the final had seen them conquer some of world football’s biggest names. However, with Real Madrid standing in

 
January 31, 2017

Real Madrid finally solved the mystery of the Al Kass International Cup final, winning their first tournament title in three trips to the last round, 2-0, over Aspire Academy last night at Aspire Zone. It was a landmark night for football in Qatar

 
January 31, 2017

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was really impressive to watch Aspire Academy come out against Real Madrid today. It was great to see them at the forefront; they had never reached this stage before. Nine blue shirts were constantly up on

 
January 31, 2017

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst Eintracht Frankfurt were facing a real uphill climb today, and it was only 25 minutes into the match! It was a fine goal by Aganovic, in the first five minutes. After that goal, there was more response from Eint

 
January 31, 2017

Red Bull Salzburg swept Eintracht Frankfurt aside in devastating fashion with a four-goal first half blitz that left the young Germans reeling and unable to counter. Based on their opening tournament performances, many seasoned Al Kass watchers ha

 
January 30, 2017

Kashiwa Reysol once again demonstrated their unmatched powers of recovery to come from behind and beat Paris Saint-Germain by two goals to one in an entertaining fifth place play-off. With both Reysol and PSG providing some of the tournament’s m

 
January 30, 2017

PSV Eindhoven saw off Esperance De Tunis following an entertaining penalty shootout, despite having been second best for much of the 90 minutes. Both PSV and Tunis had fallen short in their first play-off games, losing to Kashiwa Reysol and PSG re

 
January 30, 2017

Mark Tompkins – Al Kass Analyst It was quite a strong breeze blowing on the field today. Espérance managed to get their first ball into the box in the first 10 minutes. It was a slow-motion goal by Oussama Gurbouj; he managed to get the ball ac

 
January 30, 2017

For Aspire, it’s Home Sweet Home This is the sixth year the Al Kass International Cup has invaded the pitches at Aspire Academy, and every time a visiting team has raised the championship cup at the end of the tournament. That could all change i

 
January 30, 2017

Aspire Academy produced their finest performance in Al Kass’ history to come from behind and defeat Red Bull Salzburg by two goals to one in a dramatic semi-final that lit up the Aspire Zone. Red Bull had deployed Aminu Mohamed, hero of their 3