Sunday, May 22, 2011

More from day 1

The calm before the storm. An empty Olympic Stadium 2 hours before kick-off.
Just to give you a flavour of day 1 of the AFC President's Cup matches at the Olympic Stadium, here are a few photographs over the next two posts.
A roadside banner sitting outside the stadium
The Neftchi team applaud the crowd before their game begins
The Abahani Limited FC (Bangladesh) line-up for their 1st game. They lost 2-0.
The match commentators, Hor Ngait and Khim Vuthy and cameraman get in on the celebratory mood wearing their Crown colours
The Abahani coach Ali Akbar was more concerned about a 1 minute water-break by the referee than the 2-0 defeat
Neftchi coach Alexander Krestinin with his translator at the post-match press conference
Don Bosco's former national team coach Sampath Perera muses on his team's 3-0 reverse against Crown

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