Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday results

Asian Cup (Group A)

Kuwait 0-2 China


Melbourne Victory 1 (Dugandzic 90+4) lost to Adelaide United 4 (Flores 12, Van Dijk 57, 77, Barbiero 74)

Att: 18,558

Ref: P Green

Central Coast Mariners 1 (McGlinchey 41) beat Wellington Phoenix 0

Att: 6,844

Ref: M Breeze


Tasmania beat NSW South Coast 7-3 at the Vikings Futsal nationals in Sydney today.

Tasmania led 1-0, trailed 3-1, and then triumphed with 4 more goals.

Jacob Huigsloot netted twice and Scott Fenn, Nick Harrison, Corey Smith and Matt Smith scored a goal apiece. There was also one own-goal.

Tasmania top their group and tomorrow play Western Australia, when a win or a draw will see them finish top of the group and in the grand final.


Anonymous said...

I saw some of the first half of the Asian Cup game between China and Kuwait.

Kuwait looked the better side in the first half. In a way it was surprising.

I used to live in Kuwait and they have an abysmal domestic league. Most of their international team players play in the domestic Kuwaiti league. Yet they play far better football as a national team, exceeding the domestic playing standard by some margin.

China is an antithetical scenario. They have one of the top domestic leagues in Asia. Yet the national team looked decidedly weaker than Kuwait, demonstrating technical inferiority before they had a player sent off.

Australian Ben Williams was excellent as a referee. He treated the pathetic play acting by the Kuwaitis with the contempt their actions deserved. He gave out a few cards and was unequivocal in dealing with the pathetic play acting and the subsequent protestations.

Teams like Kuwait, and a few other Asian teams, should have had a firm hand from referees for years. Iran is one team that is very frustrated with some of the Gulf teams' histrionics. The likes of Ben Williams need to officiate more games featuring Kuwait et al.


Bani Utbah said...

Decentric, do you think China were really, really lucky to win this game? Do you think the ball was over the line in the incident when the Chinese keeper fumbled a shot? It looked like it. The Chinese goals came from a massive deflection and from a set-piece. Do you think the Kuwaiti player should have been sent off?

Anonymous said...

Bani Utbah

I didn't see all the game so I can't comment on goals scored. I watched some of the first half.

Yes, I think it was a red card. A sneaky, malevolent foul. I watched that part.