Viet Nam News By Thanh Hà Park Hang-seo’s arrival to Việt Nam raised questions as he was a complete unknown to most football fans in the country. But he has made history after only 14 months on the job. The South Korean manager has changed the face of Vietnamese football and pushed it to new heights. He made the country champions of ASEAN and a strong force in Asia. When Park signed, the leaders of the national football programme expected him to lead Việt Nam out of a national crisis after a humiliating defeat at the all-important Southeast Asian Games. Park came to Việt Nam from Changwon FC, which was playing in the Korean third division and had recorded 15 winless matches. The tactician was most famous for being Guus Hiddink’s assistant when South Korea finished fourth at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. At the contract signing ceremony in October 2017, the Việt Nam Football Federation hoped to see new chapter in national football under … [Read more...] about Park changes the face of football in Việt Nam
Australia competes at their second football world cup
GOOGLE Doodle is celebrating the new year with an animated image of two purple elephants having a party. Here’s what happens when you click on the last doodle for 2018. What is today’s Google Doodle? Google’s New Year’s Eve 2018 animated doodle does two purple baby elephants in the middle of a party shortly before midnight. The elephants are seen wearing yellow and green pointed party hats, with google bunting hanging in the background. The elephant on the left can be seen blowing up balloons for their midnight festivities, while the one on the right is seen tossing popcorn into its mouth. If you click on today’s doodle, Google will show you how revellers around the world are seeing in 2019. How is the world welcoming 2019? London will see in the new year in its usual style with spectacular fireworks along the capital’s South Bank. The London Eye will be the backdrop for some stunning waterside celebrations as the city comes alive with celebrations, … [Read more...] about The world’s biggest New Year’s Eve events as the celebrations begin with the Google Doodle
By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 12, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: July 12, 2018 at 8:01 am Soccer’s World Cup tournament, the most-popular sporting event on the planet, seems like an awfully good lesson for folks debating America’s immigration policies. Yes, I know sports analogies often don’t work when applied to deeper issues. But this truly nationalist competition looks much like the ongoing global competition for the best workforce possible. To those who don’t follow a game that much of the world calls “football,” this quadrennial tournament works like this: Most countries have a national soccer team comprised of their best players. Yes, there can be various fudge factors in the definition by nation about who may qualify as a citizen for soccer purposes. But this isn’t like professional sports leagues that see franchises fill rosters by “importing” foreign-born athletes to mix with … [Read more...] about Does soccer’s World Cup hold a cure to the immigration debate?
ON THIS DAY 1899: The Headingley ground in Leeds was used for Test cricket for the first time when England and Australia fought out a low-scoring draw. 1967: Primo Carnera, once the heaviest world boxing champion, died at the age of 60. He weighed in at 19st 4lb when he made his second defence against Tommy Loughran in 1934. 2006: Arsenal were cleared by FIFA of any breach of rules concerning their relationship with Belgian club Beveren. The Gunners had an arrangement with Beveren to play friendly matches and loan players. 2009: Wimbledon's new Centre Court roof was used in a match at the tournament for the first time after rain interrupted the clash between Dinara Safina and Amelie Mauresmo. 2011: New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed Roberto Di Matteo as his assistant first-team coach at Stamford Bridge. Di Matteo would later succeed Villas-Boas on an interim basis following the sacking of the Portuguese and guide the club to a Champions League and FA Cup double before … [Read more...] about Champions League winner Roberto Di Matteo unveiled as assistant first team coach at Stamford Bridge
PUBLISHED: 18:35 13 June 2018 Greta Levy Flaming Galah's Australian pie shop will be making World Cup inspired pies. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 As the rest of the world prepares for the biggest football tournament of the year, one Norwich pie shop is ready to take on your taste buds Flaming Galah's Australian pie shop will be making World Cup inspired pies. Owner Callum Haggarty. Picture: ANTONY KELLY It’s the biggest football competition in the world and brings together a host of different nations. And now one Norwich pie shop is hoping to bring together the best flavours from the countries taking part to take the city’s taste buds on a World Cup tour. Australian-themed pie shop, Flaming Galah’s is creating a pie to match each of Australia or England’s opposing sides in the World Cup. Owner Callum Haggarty, will draw inspiration for the speciality pie around the traditional delicacy or native vegetation of the region. Flaming … [Read more...] about Aussie pie shop in Norwich creates World Cup-inspired pastries