Sports World : Quick-fire goal helps Al Hilal to fourth title

Quick-fire goal helps Al Hilal to fourth title

RIYADH • Nasser Al-Dawsari's 16th-second goal was the fastest in an Asian Champions League final, as Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal beat South Korea's Pohang Steelers 2-0 for a fourth crown on Tuesday.

Both teams were aiming for a record fourth triumph but it was the hosts who made history with Al-Dawsari and Moussa Marega on target in the Saudi capital.


Advocaat quits Iraq after only 3 months

BAGHDAD • Dick Advocaat has resigned as coach of Iraq after failing to secure a single victory in six World Cup qualifiers in his three months in charge.

The 74-year-old, who led the Netherlands in three stints, will be replaced by Montenegrin Zeljko Petrovic on a caretaker basis.


Miccoli loses appeal for 'Mafia' extortion

MILAN • Fabrizio Miccoli, an ex-Italy international, has been jailed for his role in the extortion of a nightclub owner along with a son of a reputed Sicilian Mafia boss.

Italy's highest court of appeal confirmed that his initial 2017 conviction and sentence had been upheld, meaning 31/2 years in prison for trying to help a friend recover a €12,000 (S$18,400) debt.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2021, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe