Friday, December 31, 2010

The year ends in Asia

After the Caribbean Cup in Martinique in Which Guadeloupe knocked Cuba out 2-1 to reach the final where they met and lost on penalties to Jamaica who had beaten Grenada 2-1 in extra time of the other semi-final, the attention turned mostly to Asia where a bunch of friendly matches saw the year out. Laos held Thailand to a 2-2 draw in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia lost their home match 1-0 to Iraq who will be shortly attempting to defend their crown in Qatar. The Philippines drew 1-1 against Singapore in Hanoi where they later shocked their hosts Vietnam 2-0 to move up in the Rankings while among matches played in Africa, Ethiopia recorded a 2-1 success over Zambia in Tanzania.