#1 have a plan and your plan by jinshuiqian0713 27.12.2019 20:11

SYDNEY - Ali Mabkhout eased the tension quickly for his team, scoring after just 14 seconds to set up a 2-1 win over Bahrain that secured a spot in the Asian Cup knockout stage for the United Arab Emirates.Three-time champion Iran earned a place in the quarterfinals later Thursday with a 1-0 win over Qatar, and will meet the UAE on Monday in Brisbane to determine top spot in Group C.Both teams are assured of joining Australia, South Korea and China in the knockout stage. Japan and Iraq were playing Friday in Group D, with the winner sure to join them.Mabkhout was the toast of the Emirates, with his rapid-fire goal in the second game adding to his two goals in the opening 4-1 win over Qatar.His goal was cancelled out after 26 minutes, though, by a Jaycee John header. A quiet second half came to life in Canberra with an own goal, as Bahrain captain Mohamed Hasan headed an Amer Abdulrahman free-kick into his own net.At Sydney, 20-year-old Sardar Azmoun scored in the second half to lift Iran over Qatar.Iran, the top ranked team in the tournament, had to be patient against a well-organized Qatari defence, before Sardar broke the deadlock after turning his defender and poking the ball past keeper Qasem Burhan.It was a brilliant goal, said former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Quieroz. It was a special movement, a great turn at the level of the best centre forwards I have worked with in my life. For a young player he has a great future in front of him.Iran has six points to sit second behind UAE on goal difference in the group. Qatar and Bahrain are out of contention with a game remaining.This was only the second Asian Cup finals meeting between these two nations, since Irans 2-0 win in 1988, and despite the closeness of the score Iran was never troubled by the 2014 Gulf Cup champions.Quieroz opted to start with Sardar, ahead of the more experienced Reza Ghoochannejhad, as Irans only change from the opening 2-0 win over Bahrain.It was Sardar who had Irans first chance when he rose highest to head a Mehrdad Pooladi cross on target in the 3rd minute but was easily saved by Qasem.That proved to be Irans only shot on target until late in the first-half when captain Javad Nekounams headed shot was cleared off the goal-line by Ahmed Mohamed with Qasem beaten to keep the Qataris level at half-time.The breakthrough finally came in the 52nd minute after Dejagah played a low cross for Sardar, who turned past defender Almadhi before poking the ball past Qasems outstretched leg and into the right corner of the goal, sparking wild celebrations among the Iranian supporters in the 22,672-strong crowd.I think we deserved to win the game, said Quieroz. 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The Flames are in the midst of a six-game slide (0-5-1), their longest losing streak since an 0-6-3 skid from Jan. 11-28, 2010. They havent won since Nov. 3 in Chicago and most recently went winless on a three-game homestand.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Coco Crisp offered a long list of reasons why Oakland is such a great fit for him for years to come -- his sentiments the same whether or not he had a nice new contract to his name. The Athletics have mutual strong feelings about their do-everything centre fielder and speedy leadoff man, who is staying with the As for an additional two seasons after agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money. "Its nice. I dont think it was weighing on me too much," Crisp said Friday, a day before Oakland holds its FanFest. "Either way, if it happened after the season or before, this is the place I want to be." The deal includes a 2017 option that could become guaranteed, the As said. Crisp was set to attend FanFest on Saturday with the two-time reigning AL West champions, a week ahead of the start of spring training in Phoenix. Crisp has a $7.5 million salary this year under a club option exercised Nov. 1. He will earn $11 million per season in 2015 and 2016, and the 2017 option is for $13 million with a $750,000 buyout. A switch-hitter who gets things going at the top of the lineup with his aggressive baserunning and, more recently, pop in his bat -- Crisp hit a career-high 22 home runs last year. "Im just grateful they put me up there and give me the opportunity to do that. If I hit 22, thatd be awesome. If I hit 23, thatd be better," Crisp said, grinning. "If the best part of the wood gets ahold of the balls, that would be amazing." The 34-year-old Crisp, starting his fifth season with the As, hasnt played more than 136 games in a season since arriving in the Bay Area. He batted .261 with the 22 homers, 66 RBIs and 21 steals last year. Despite the power surge, Crisp has refused to call himself a home run hitter. Yet he does hope to duplicate that production iin 2014.dddddddddddd "Thats a lot of home runs. Its really impressive for a leadoff hitter," new infielder Nick Punto said. "He might not call himself a home run hitter but he has some pop in the bat." Crisps 2017 option would vest with 550 plate appearances in 2016 or 1,000 plate appearances in 2015-16 combined or 130 games in 2016, or 260 games in 2015-16 combined. In addition, the 260 combined games is with no fewer than 110 played in 2016 and he cant finish 2016 season on the disabled list. New Oakland closer Jim Johnson is happy to no longer have to face Crisp. "Hes a pain," Johnson said. "He fights off good pitches. Hes a guy you think you have a plan and your plan goes to crap." Crisps current contract allows him the use of a ballpark suite for six games per year -- excluding the Yankees, Red Sox and Giants -- and the number increases to eight for 2015-17. Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland said several times that containing Crisp was the biggest key for Detroit to beat the As in the division series for the second straight season. Crisp is a career .278 hitter in 30 post-season games for Boston and Oakland. Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who said Friday he hopes for an extension to stay with the As beyond his initial $36 million, four-year deal from February 2012, realizes how much it means to be playing alongside Crisp for the near future. "I dont know if Im going to be the next to get an extension, but he is the key for this team," Cespedes said. "I want to play in Oakland beyond my four years. I thank them for giving me the opportunity to play in the big leagues. I dont forget that." The Coliseum field is still dirt piles in preparation for a Monster Trucks event at the Coliseum later this month, then it will be quickly converted and re-turfed for baseball. ' ' '

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