29 April 2010

AFC Cup 2010: Round of 16

Al-Karamah (Syria) v Nasaf Qarshi (Uzbekistan)
Kazma (Kuwait) v Shabab Al-Ordon (Jordan)
Al-Rayyan (Qatar) v Muangthong Utd (Thailand)
South China (Hong Kong) v Al-Riffa (Bahrain)
Al-Kuwait (Kuwait) v Al-Ittihad (Syria)
Al-Qadsia (Kuwait) v Churchills Brothers (India)
Sriwijaya (Indonesia) v Thai Port (Thailand)
Da Nang (Vietnam) v Binh Duong (Vietnam)

These matches will be played on May 11 and 12.

So, what Vietnamese fans didn't expect has come true. Two Vietnamese clubs will have to fight each other for a place in the next round. Some people may feel disappointed about the draw. However, just look at the positive side. Vietnamese clubs has already secured a place in the quarter-finals. That's not so bad.

Regarding situations of other SEA clubs, Singaporean and Malaysian teams were all out. Sriwijaya from Indonesia will enjoy home advantage against Thai side Thai Port. Other Thai club Muangthong will face a difficult away game against Qatari side Al-Rayyan. Remember Al-Rayyan has a terrific striker, former-Middlesbrough player Afonso Alves. He is leading the top goalscorers table with 8 goals at the moment.

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