A resident of Wolverhampton and a fan of Arsenal Ali Issa Ahmad was arrested in the UAE. 26-year-old Englishman, who came to the Emirates for the matches of Asia Cup, was arrested for wearing shirts of the national team of Qatar. The arrest took place after a visit to Ali quarterfinal match of the Qatar – Iran January 22.
From June 2017 to support Qatar in the UAE is prohibited in any form in connection with the political situation in the region. Emirates even during the Asian Cup has not opened its borders to citizens of Qatar, and they could not support the national team.
Ali can be fined up to 119 thousand euros, reports The Independent. According to the Times, a Briton is facing up to 15 years.
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Qatar for the first time in history won the Asian Cup. In the semifinal of future Champions defeated UAE by 4:0.
In the winter of 2022 in Qatar will host the world Cup.
The triumph of the national team of Qatar
In Abu Dhabi (UAE) hosted the final of the Asian Cup, which was held between the national teams of Qatar and Japan. The victory in the match with the score 3:1 won the Qataris.
Goals at the winners scored striker Alves Ali Abdullah, midfielder Hatem Abdulaziz and striker Akram Afif. For a Japanese team accurate kick scored by midfielder Takumi Minamino.
Qatar for the first time in the history became the winner of the Asian Cup. This is the biggest success in the history of the Qataris.
The Asian Cup. The final
Japan — Qatar 1:3
Goals: Minamino, 69 – Alves, 12, Hatim, 27, Akram Afif, 83, from a penalty.
The Coppa Italia
In the framework of the quarterfinals of the Cup, the Italian football Lazio Rome in the penalty shootout victory over inter Milan.
The main time of the match at the “Giuseppe Meazza” ended in a goalless draw. In the first overtime in the 108th minute, opened the scoring in the match Ciro Immobile, who was in the near corner after the transfer, Casado. But the Nerazzurri equalized in the 5th extra minute after the captain of inter’s Mauro Icardi converted the penalty.
Everything was decided in a penalty shoot-out, which were stronger than the Romans.
The Cup Of Italy. 1/4 finals
Inter — Lazio 1:1 (3:4 on penalties)
Goals: Icardi, 120+5 (penalty) — Immobile, 108.
Earlier in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia left Milan, Fiorentina and Atalanta.
Fiorentina – Roma 7:1
In the framework of 1/4 of final of the Italian Cup Fiorentina in Florence at the stadium “Artemio Franchi” defeated as Roma with a score of 7:1!
In “violets” the hat-trick scored Federico Chiesa, son of the legendary Enrico Chiesa, as well as a brace Giovanni Simeone, son of the equally legendary Diego Simeone.
Also for the team Stefano Pioli scored Louis Muriel and Marco Benassi.
The only goal for the Romans scored by Aleksandar Kolarov.
We will add that Roma finished the match in the minority, as the red card was Edin Dzeko, who spat at the referee of the match.
Fiorentina: Lafon, Pezzella, Biraghi, Milenkovic, Vitor Hugo (Lorini, 22), Fernandes, Veretout, Chiesa (Gerson, 77), Benassi, Mirallas, Muriel (Simeon, 73).
Roma: Olsen, Florenzi, Manolas, Kolarov, Fazio, Nzonzi (Pellegrini, 46), Cristante, Zaniolo, Pastor (Jacko, 46), El Shaarawy (De Rossi, 77), Chic.
Removal: Dzeko (72).
Fiorentina reached the semi-finals of the Italian Cup, which also broke the Milan and Atalanta. Today is the fourth ticket to the semifinals will play inter and Lazio.
Sensation in Bergamo
In the match of 1/4 of final of Cup of Italy Atalanta in Bergamo at the home stadium “Denis Ricardo d’italia” Juventus defeated with the score 3:0 and reached the semi-finals. For the “Goddess” scored a brace Duvan Zapata and another goal in the asset recorded Timothy Kastani.
Lazio: Strakosha, Bastos (No, 90), Wallace, Radu – Parolo, Luis Alberto (Berisha, 81), Leyva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic – Correa, Immobile (Caicedo 83)
Juventus: Szczesny – De Sciglio, Bonucci (Chiellini, 41), Swearing, Alex Sandro – Jan, Bentancourt, Matuidi (Bernardeschi, 60) – Douglas Costa (Cancela, 70), Dibala, Ronaldo
In the next round Juventus will play at home against Parma FC. The match will take place on 2 February.
The defeat from Barcelona
In the second leg of the Spanish Cup Barcelona at “camp Nou” defeated Sevilla with the score 6:1 and reached the semi-finals.
Though the account seems to be that the Catalans did not have much problems in this match, yet not so easy was given a place in the next round the wards of Ernesto Valverde. With the score 1:0 in favor of “blaugranas” Seville has not implemented a penalty. And in the middle of the second half, the visitors, scoring a goal, made the score 4:1. And if the Andalusians once again struck the gate of the Catalans and not missed, they would have passed on. But fortune was on the side of Barca, which at the last meeting failed twice to sign at the gate of Seville, and to make sure victory!
The Copa del Rey. 1/4 finals
Barcelona – Sevilla 6:1 (first match Sevilla – Barcelona – 2:0)