AS IT HAPPENED: Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Al-Dossary wins FIFA eWorld Cup Final

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Updated 04 August 2018

AS IT HAPPENED: Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Al-Dossary wins FIFA eWorld Cup Final

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This is what a world champion looks like...Al-Dossary hugs the trophy at the O2.

9.25PM: A very happy Al-Dossary cannot quite belive what he has achieved and says he did it for Saudi Arabia. “I am really proud that I made my country proud. I am very grateful to my family and coach. Hopefully this is the start of my era and I can make my country proud every year," the 18-year-old said. 

9.22PM: Al-Dossary gets a standing ovation at the O2, he has had a great 2018 and has now added the world title to the title he win in Manchester. 

9.20PM: Al-Dossary has done it, he had beaten Stefano Pinna 4-0 overall to take the world title and the $250,000 cheque. Having won the first leg, he was favorite for the title with the second clash being played on his favored X-Box, and a 2-0 victory secured him a first world title. 

9.10PM: Al-Dossary goes 1-0 up in the second-leg, surely it is too much for Pinna to do to prevent the Saudi Arabian from getting his hands on the world title?  

8.45PM: Al-Dossary deservedly takes the first leg 2-0. Anything can happen in E-sports, though, so the clash is far from over. Can he hold on for the world title? 

8.25PM: Mosaad Al-Dossary takes to the stage at the O2 ahead of the final. 

Mosaad Al-Dossary thanks his fans after his semitfinal victory.

7.15PM: Saudi Arabia’s Mosaad Al-Dossary is ready to battle it out for a top prize of $250,000 in tonight’s FIFA eWorld Cup™ Grand Final 2018, being held at The O2 in London.
The young Saudi will face Belgium’s Stefano Pinna having come through a testing group, which saw him win six of his seven matches scoring 48 goals in the process.
He then came through three knockout games, memorably winning his quarterfinal against Germany’s Michael Bittner 9-4.
Al-Dossary has already won the FUT Champions Cup Manchester this year and has now seen off the challenge of 30 other gamers at the O2, can he now beat Pinna and land the big prized become the FIFA 18 World Champion?

 

 


Sterling, Mbappe light up Champions League with hat-tricks while Spurs claim key win

Updated 23 October 2019

Sterling, Mbappe light up Champions League with hat-tricks while Spurs claim key win

  • Compared to Sterling, Mbappe took a sluggish 22 minutes to score his three goals

PARIS: Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe both scored second-half hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League action on Tuesday as Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur all recorded big victories.
Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich labored to wins on a night which brought 30 goals in eight games, a third of which were scored by Premier League clubs.
Sterling’s three goals came 11 minutes apart in the second half as Pep Guardiola’s City thumped Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium to maintain their perfect record in Group C.
The Italians had earlier taken the lead from Ruslan Malinovskyi’s 28th-minute penalty, but they were soon overrun and remain without a point in their debut Champions League campaign.
Sergio Aguero equalized from a Sterling assist and the Argentine scored a penalty to put City ahead before the break. Sterling then took over, although City finished with 10 men as Phil Foden was sent off late on.
“I should have had four. Riyad Mahrez put me through and I was looking to put one on a plate for him. But I went through and should have finished it,” Sterling admitted to BT Sport.
City’s will seal a place in the last 16 if they win away to Atalanta next, as nearest rivals Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb played out a 2-2 draw in Ukraine earlier.
Yevhen Konoplyanka and Brazilian substitute Dodo netted for Shakhtar, with Dinamo’s goals coming in between from Dani Olmo and a Mislav Orsic penalty.
Compared to Sterling, Mbappe took a sluggish 22 minutes to score his three goals in PSG’s 5-0 romp away to former European Cup runners-up Club Brugge in Belgium in Group A.
Mauro Icardi scored twice for the French champions, who were without the injured Neymar but had Angel Di Maria in exceptional form — the Argentine set up four goals.
According to sports statisticians Opta, the last player to come off the bench and score a hat-trick in the Champions League was Spaniard Joseba Llorente for Villarreal in 2008.
“I wanted to start and I thought I was going to start, but the coach made his choice and I had to accept it. I also wanted to show that it’s difficult to get by without me,” Mbappe told French broadcaster RMC Sport.
PSG have a maximum nine points, are yet to concede a goal in Europe this season and will be through to the last 16 with a win at home to Club next month.
Below them, Real Madrid are up to second after claiming their first win in Europe this season. Eden Hazard set up Toni Kroos for a first-half strike that handed them a 1-0 victory over Galatasaray in Istanbul.
Meanwhile, there was a welcome win for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who crushed Red Star Belgrade 5-0 in north London, three weeks on from their 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich at the same venue.
Captain Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs either side of a Son Heung-min brace and an Erik Lamela goal as they moved up to second place in Group B on four points.
“We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond,” said Kane.
They remain five points behind group leaders Bayern Munich, for whom Robert Lewandowski bagged two in a 3-2 win at Olympiakos that maintained their perfect record.
The Pole has 18 goals this season and 58 career Champions League goals — only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Raul and Karim Benzema have more.
Youssef El Arabi gave Olympiakos the lead, but Lewandowski’s brace either side of half-time changed the game and Corentin Tolisso fired in a magnificent third before Guilherme pulled one back.
In Turin, Juventus needed a late Paulo Dybala pair to come from behind and beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in Group D.
Aleksei Miranchuk gave the Russians the lead on the half-hour and it took a stunning strike by Dybala to bring the Italian champions back level with 13 minutes left.
Moments later the same player scored from the follow-up after Alex Sandro’s shot was saved.
Juve are level atop Group D on seven points with Atletico Madrid, who edged out Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 thanks to Alvaro Morata’s 78th-minute header.