Mumbai City FC unbeaten in pre-season tour of Dubai

first_imgMumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) Mumbai City FC returned home today after completing a 35-day pre-season tour to Dubai to prepare itself for the upcoming season 3 of Indian Super League football. The club played four friendly matches during their time in the UAE against top Emirates teams and remained unbeaten by winning two games and drawing the rest, according to a media release.The first match was played against Al Ahli, the reigning UAE Pro League Champs and Asian Champions League runners-up in which the Mumbai outfit came out on top scoring two goals via Leo Costa and Lucian Goian without reply.They then drew 1-1 with Al Wasl, a well-supported Dubai-based team and then won the third match against the Dubai Cultural Sports Club, UAEs first division team from Dubai 2-0 with goals coming from Matias Defederico and Gaston Sangoy.The fourth and final match against Al Arabi was drawn 2-2 with goals for Mumbai coming from Gerson Viera and Boithang Haokip.Commenting on the tour, head coach Alexandre Guimaraes said, “The team is returning to Mumbai unbeaten which is a very good thing. We played some tough opponents, in really hot conditions, and the boys pulled through when needed. To be here for 35 days has really helped the team understand me and each other better.” PTI SSR NRB PDS CM RYSlast_img read more

WWE cancels NXT event in Manchester after terrorist attack

first_imgWWE has cancelled an NXT event in Manchester Citing the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people and left many more injured.The company had to showcase the popular roster NXT at the Manchester Arena on June 6 but the suicide bombing led to the cancellation.”Out of respect for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy, WWE is canceling the NXT event on Tuesday, June 6 at the Manchester Arena,” WWE announced on their website statement WWE UK (@WWEUK) May 26, 2017The company, in their announcement, added that they are giving the fans who had bought the tickets a full refund and gave them “the option to receive a free ticket at point of purchase to the NXT show on Wednesday, June 7, at First Direct Arena in Leeds.”WWE further stated that the WWE superstars will be visiting Manchester on June 6 to be with the victims and the company is making a donation to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.”We look forward to returning to the Manchester Arena on Monday, November 6, for Raw and Tuesday, November 7, for SmackDown LIVE,” WWE added.Various WWE stars had taken to Twitter to condemn the Manchester attack and extended their heartfelt sorrow and wishes for the victims and their families.My best wishes to everyone affected by the terrible happenings at Manchester Arena.- William Regal (@RealKingRegal) May 22, 2017thinking of you Manchester, I’m so sorry for what you are going through #ManchesterArenaadvertisement- Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) May 23, 2017Only now finding out about the Manchester bombing. I don’t know what to say. Deeply, deeply upsetting.- Sami Zayn (@iLikeSamiZayn) May 23, 2017last_img read more