Getafe will play against Valencia and Real Betis will face Espanyol in the other ties in the round. The first leg games will take place from Jan. 23, with the deciding fixtures being played from Jan. 30. * Formula One saw a rise in worldwide audience figures across television and digital platforms in 2018, the Liberty media-owned sport reported on Friday. The global cumulative television audience was put at 1.758 billion, of which 1.59 billion were in the top 20 markets - a rise of three percent compared to 2017 and the second consecutive year of growth. * Brazil will meet the Czech Republic in a March friendly as part of their preparations for the Copa America. The match will be played at Prague's Eden Arena on March 26, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday. * Leon Goretzka's brace helped Bayern Munich down Hoffenheim 3-1 at the curtain raiser of the second half of the season on Friday. With the result, runners-up Bayern Munich reduced the arrears to Bundesliga front … [Read more...] about Barca handed Copa final re-match with Sevilla, Madrid to face Girona in quarters
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>>> A strategic vision needed for Vietnamese sports >>> Vietnam draw with DPRK 1-1 in int’l friendly The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has just announced the final list of 23 players submitted by the 24 teams to compete in the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE early next year. Accordingly, teams are allowed to replace their players from the final list of 23 up to six hours before their first match, but overall, they are almost the official squads that the national teams across the continent will bring to the 2019 Asian Cup. According to the current list registered with the organisers, Vietnam have the youngest average age at only 23. Notably, in the squad of 23 Vietnamese players, there are 16 names from the U23 age group. In particular, the youngest player is defender Doan Van Hau (19). The Thai Binh native is also the third youngest player in the 2019 Asian Cup, behind Mohammed Al-Huthaifi of Yemen and Iraqi striker Mohanad Ali (both born in 2000). In the current … [Read more...] about What opportunities await Vietnam at 2019 Asian Cup?
Expat Interest HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in English Minh Tuan Thursday, May 17, 2018,19:30 (GMT+7) HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in EnglishMinh Tuan “My Sister’s Keeper” is one of the plays to be brought on stage by students of English and American Literature under the HCMC Open University’s “Theater in Education” program - PHOTO: COURTESY OF HCMC OPEN UNIVERSITY Students at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the HCMC Open University will perform dramas in English adapted from American and British literary works at the Drama Theater in downtown HCMC on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9. The performances are part of the university’s “Theater in Education” program for students of English and American Literature classes. On the evening of May 19, those interested can come to the theater to watch the play “The Happy Prince” by … [Read more...] about HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in English
Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of Aug 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title. Cristiano Ronaldo (AFP/WANG ZHAO) The fixture list for the 2018-19 season of the Italian championship was announced on Thursday with all eyes on where the superstar attacker, signed for €100 million from European champions Real Madrid earlier this month, would begin what he called "a new adventure". Juventus are strong favourites to further cement their domestic dominance following the superstar attacker's arrival, with the league's other big hitters in a transition period. Napoli, who finished four points behind Juve last year, will be a different prospect from the free-flowing purists of recent years after replacing new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri with Carlo Ancelotti, a double winner with the Premier League club in 2010. Ancelotti begins his new job with a tough away trip to Lazio, who … [Read more...] about Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for champions Juventus at Chievo
SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in headed to Russia on Thursday for a summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that will focus on ways to boost the countries’ economic co-operation, as well as on joint efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. The South Korean leader is making a three-day state visit that will also include a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to his office Cheong Wa Dae. Moon is the first South Korean president to make a state visit to Russia since 1999. During his trip, President Moon will deliver a special speech at the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia. It will be the first time that a South Korean leader has addressed the Russian parliament, Cheong Wa Dae said. The Moon-Putin summit will be held on Friday. It will mark the third meeting between the two leaders since Moon took office in May 2017. The two first met in September, when Moon attended the annual Eastern … [Read more...] about Moon heads to Russia for bilateral summit with Putin