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Wednesday, 1 December, 2010, 2:20 ( 0:20 GMT )
A rash piece of goalkeeping by Mahmoud al Futeasi cost struggling Swaili all three points at the July 9 Stadium, as champions Ittihad kept up their 100% record with a win on the coast that helps them to make up the leeway with matches in hand.
LIBYA managed to hold on to their 81st placing in the FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking list for November, a position they managed to occupy after jumping 26 places in the October edition of the Ranking. Libya also places in 20th position among the CAF member nations.
Hashem ben Dallah’s goal ten minutes from time gave Ahli Benghazi a vital 2-1 away win over Swaihili in their title challenge, as they battled to grab three points at the July 9 Stadium that helped them to stay unbeaten at the top, three points ahead of Tersanah who were 2-0 losers, but who have a game in hand.
Ittihad failed to break down Algerian champions Mouloudia Club in the return tie of the UNAF Cup of Champions semi-final as the home side progressed through with a 1-0 aggregate scoreline, having never really been threatened in the second leg.
Red Bull’s German driver Sebastian Vettel has become the new Formula 1 world champion driver, and the youngest in history, after a gripping Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which he won ahead of Mclaren’s British drivers, Lewis Hamilton, champion in 2008, who was second, and last year’ champion Jenson Button, who finished third.
A dominant performance from Ittihad on Friday night saw them leave Stade Moulay Abdallah in Morocco with a victory, but it still wasn’t enough to put them through to what would have been their first ever major continental final, as FUS held on to make their own history by qualifying to their first ever final of a continental competition on the away goals counting double rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.
LIBYA’s remaining representatives in CAF competitions, champions Ittihad have a tough task ahead today to come back and hope for a final place in the tournament after losing the first leg tie in Tripoli a fortnight ago against FUS Rabat of Morocco by 2-1.
A last-gasp goal by Hilal denied Ahli Tripoli, at the time playing with only 10 men, the chance to take over the top placing in the Libyan football league when they held them to a 1-1 draw. As it turned out, Ahli could only a share of the spoils, one point that keeps them a point of joint leaders Ahli Benghazi and Tersanah.
Libya lived dangerously in their semi-final against France but eventually won through by the odd goal, 2-1, to qualify to the final and get the chance to become the first winners of the Mediterranean Futsal Cup Wednesday when they meet Croatia at the September 23 Hall.
This is indeed Tersanah’s best ever season in the Libyan football league. Thanks to their 2-1 victory over Olomby and Ahli Benghazi’s dropping of two points in a surprise scoreless draw at the Hugo Chavez Stadium, they managed to become joint leaders with Ahli in the standings, and they also have a game in hand.
Former Libya coach Mato Stankovic set up a potential dream final with his former employers when his young Croatia team saw off Slovenia in the first semi final of the 1st Mediterranean Futsal Cup at the September 23 Hall in Tripoli, beating their Balkan neighbours 7-3. Now Croatia await the outcome of the Libya v France semi-final later tonight to learn who their opponents in the final on Wednesday would be.
Libya lived rather dangerously but in the end managed an odd-goal victory over Lebanon in their quarter-final tie at the 1st Mediterranean Futsal Cup. At the end of a close match they won by 3-2, Libya qualified to the semi-finals of the tournament to meet France, 5-1 victors over Tunisia in Monday’s tie for a place in the final on Wednesday.
The Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday was won by Sebastian Vettel ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, thus clinching the constructors’ world championship for their team with a stunning one-two result ahead of points leader Fernando Alonso in the Brazilian Grand Prix. But Red Bull’s insistence on not imposing team orders and letting Sebastian Vettel take a deserved win over Mark Webber puts them in a tricky position for Abu Dhabi next weekend.
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