Ismael Mattar - the man who made the difference tonight.

The Lesson Learnt

Great coaches rarely make decisions that are negated so quickly and end up blowing up in their face. And that is what Mahdi Ali did as he brought in veteran Ismael Mattar in the beginning of the second half. He played the team’s motivational trump card. A fact,…

Uzbeki football

Think Twice About Uzbekistan

If you were to ask me few months ago: what is the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan known for? I would have answered: Gold, Copper and National Gas. If you were to ask me the same question today, I would add Football to that list. Critics in the…