Fifa is going through a huge scandal investigation, but they still managed to announce today that they have suspended the Kuwait Football Association until changes to be made to the sports law of Kuwait. From what I was told, Fifa is not happy because the government can interfere with sports club decisions.
“As a result of this decision, no team from Kuwait of any sort (including clubs) can have any international sporting contact (art. 14 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes), and neither the KFA nor any of its members or officials can benefit from any development programme, course or training from FIFA or the AFC.”
Apparently Deer & Dear had a banner showing on the Spanish League during a match between Eibar and Real Madrid 2 days ago. I’m impressed because normally you’d see an ad like Coca Cola or Samsung. It probably didn’t come cheap either, those ads are really expensive and I’m not even sure how much an ad in another country would improve their sales.[Source]
The Ministry of Education has just approved a plan to open the first German School, which will have the same regulations American and British based schools in Kuwait do. The plan is to be ready for 2015-2016 academic year. It will be interesting having most classes taught in German, I’m sure many guys in Kuwait that are huge German football fans are excited.[Source]
First it was Steve Wozniak and now it’s Ronaldo. He’s in Kuwait right now for a press conference, if I understood correctly he’s somehow taking part in a football academy in Kuwait. He actually looks pretty good wearing it, you can see him doing a traditional Arab dance [here].
I’ve seen a lot of tricks in sports, this one was my favorite. Al Fahaheel’s team (The Falcons) pulled a smart move during a free-kick. The problem with shooting straight with free-kicks is it’s going to get blocked by the guys in front, so moving the ball slightly makes a big difference. They managed to do it quick enough before anyone noticed.
If there was anything I like about football it would be the priceless photos that end up looking like this. At first impression I did think this guy is gifted with a seriously long hand. Number 9 probably got the slap of his lifetime after this photo was taken. There should be a website where all these unique likely timed photos are archived, would be a hit.
I randomly sumbled upon this photo that looks poorly photoshoped. A Kuwaiti fan pointing a laser to distract the goal keeper of the Philippines team, Neil Etheridge. The boy isn’t even looking where the laser is pointing, the angles don’t add up and a laser wouldn’t be that thick. You’re not suppose to see a full visible line unless dust or small particles pass by.
Ironically, the article this photo is from confirms the fan was distracting the goal keeper. Some commenter’s are saying the picture is manipulated, others insist it’s not. I don’t want to start a cyber-conflict between the two teams but the photo looks fake on so many levels.
This was my first time going to a football match(excluding childhood) and I don’t think i’ll be attending any after this. Bloggers were invited by VIVA Telecom with VIP tickets to attend the match which turned out to be a total nightmare at the begining. I should clarify I don’t blame VIVA for this though it would have been great if they put one person responsible for bloggers.
I blame the committee that was poorly organizing this event. People with tickets wouldn’t be let in except if you were a girl or part of a family. There reasoning was the place was packed(even though you bought tickets to get in). A cop got so annoyed at one point he pulled out a stick and dared anyone to come forth to the door and enter, shameful treatment.
I was probably to blame for getting another cop upset he wouldn’t let anyone in. Simply because I was shooting a video of what was going on, and that apparently upset him. I censored out my voice to not appear like was trying to look badass on video. Soon enough, we got in after trying everything except getting a ladder. Ended up at the heart of the crowd.
Apart from sitting next to 5 chimney smokers the atmosphere was really thrilling. It was comical staring at a guy in front of me that seriously needed anger management. Not sure if there was anyone from the opposing team he didn’t cuss. Though I would agree when he said the referee seemed bias, there were many faults he skipped completely.
Watching a match right in front of you is a lot more vivid. The only down side to this is you don’t get any replay footage of goals and penalties. There is a huge screen at the corner which probably has more dead pixels than working ones and 3 colours in total. Apart from the drama that took place from start, the event gave me an adrenaline rush.