Monday, October 24, 2005

Win tickets to the FIFA Club World Championship

Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and UAE's Al Ain are battling for the ultimate Asian club championship glory this month and the Asian Football Confederation is offering the opportunity to win three free tickets (all expenses paid) for December's FIFA World Club Championship in Japan by correctly picking the winner.

A draw will be held after the grand final and the names of the three winners will be announced on www.the-afc.com. There is no restriction on the number of votes an individual fan can cast.

Click HERE to enter the competition.

Al Ittihad thrashed South Korea's Pusan I-Park 7-0 on aggregate while Emirates side Al Ain overpowered China's Shenzhen Jianlibao 6-0 over two legs in the semi-finals. Al Ain won the inaugural Asian Champions League in 2003 with Al Ittihad victorious last year.

While the first leg of this year's final will be played as scheduled on 26 October at Al Ain, the AFC has announced that the second leg on 31 October will be moved from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to a neutral ground in Amman, Jordan. Saudi officials were concerned that playing a major tournament in their country during the final days of the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan - a time when millions of visitors make their way to the country's religious sites - would cause a number of logistical problems.


UPDATE

The AFC has reversed its decision to move the second leg game to Amman following emergency discussions with both clubs and other relevant parties, including FIFA President Sepp Blatter, head of the game’s world governing body. The game will now take place on 5 November at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jeddah. Kick off is at 19.45hrs.

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