Notoria mejoría que le permite sumar

Aug 5, 2018

Notoria mejoría que le permite sumar

José Cardozo lo había dicho y su equipo lo hizo. El Guadalajara mostró una cara muy favorable la tarde de este domingo en el Estadio Nemesio Díez tanto en lo físico, como en lo futbolístico y en actitud, ya que vino de atrás en el marcador y fue mucho mejor que el Toluca en el compromiso de la tercera fecha del Torneo de Apertura 2018 de la Liga MX, pero terminó por repartir puntos después de empatar a 2.

Los escarlatas sorprendieron muy temprano con una acción de Rubens Sanbuez en la que le filtró la pelota a Alexis Vega dentro del área por izquierda y éste eludió la salida de Raúl Gudiño para abrir la cuenta al 3’. No obstante, el gol en contra impulsó al Rebaño a desplegar su mejor futbol para poder revertir el marcador y poco a poco fue mucho mejor que los Diablos, lo que le permitió dar un concierto ofensivo con opciones de Orbelín Pineda al 12’, Gael Sandoval al 19’, un par de Ángel Zaldívar al 23’, que pegó en el poste, y al 26’, pero ninguna terminó al fondo de las redes.

Con un claro dominio de las acciones, el Guadalajara estuvo muy cerca de empatar al 33’, cuando el ‘Chelo’ habilitó a Alan Pulido dentro del área y éste tiró suave ante la salida de Alfredo Talavera, pero Rodolfo Salinas se cruzó para evitar la caída de su marco. Mientras que los de casa sólo encontraron una opción al 34’ en los tachones de Pedro Canelo, cuyo disparo cruzado salió desviado, Chivas no quitó el dedo del renglón y tras un tiro libre directo de Edwin Hernández al 37’ y otra opción de Zaldívar al 39’, la recompensa llegó al 43’, Gael se quitó a dos fuera del área y después intentó poner la redonda en el ángulo, la cual se estrelló en el poste y en el rebote el ‘Chelo’ la mandó a guardar.

En el complemento la oncena tapatía siguió con una gran forma física y de juego, lo cual le hizo remontar la cuenta al 50’ en una gran jugada de conjunto en la que Pulido retuvo el balón para abrirlo al espacio hacia Brizuela por la derecha, quien después sirvió a primer poste para que Zaldívar cerrara la pinza con la cabeza. El cotejo se tornó en un vaivén constante. El ‘Chelo’ otra vez inquietó a Talavera al 58’ cuando punteó la bola y lo obligó a desviarlo a dos manos. Dos minutos después fue Salinas el que entró al área por derecha y disparó, pero Gudiño contuvo el obús en dos tiempos.

Al 69’ los Diablos emparejaron los cartones en un servicio de Cristian Borja por izquierda a segundo poste que Luis Ángel Mendoza concluyó pese a la barrida de Salcido. La recta final del encuentro fue de alarido, ya que Gudiño tapó dos intentos en una misma jugada al 86’, un mano a mano contra Enrique Triverio y luego un tiro de Salinas, y al 90’+1’ el ‘Conejo’ se escapó por derecha y luego tocó en diagonal para Ángel Zaldívar, quien tiró, pero el portero Luis Gacía, quien ingresó para ocupar el hueco de Talavera tras ser expulsado, salió a tiempo para tapar la acción. La próxima semana Chivas visitará a Alebrijes el miércoles en la Copa y después recibirá a Santos el domingo en la Liga.

Toluca 2-2 Guadalajara
(Alexis Vega al 3’, Luis Ángel Mendoza al 69’)
(Ángel Zaldívar al 43’ y al 50’)
Árbitro: César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos
Estadio Nemesio Díez

Alineaciones:

Toluca: 1 Alfredo Talavera (AM al 76’ y EXP al 76’); 4 Osvaldo González (AM al 64’), 2 Omar Tobio (AM al 65’), 26 Cristian Borja, 29 Rodrigo Salinas, 8 William da Silva, 14 Rubens Sambueza (AM al 90’+3’), 15 Antonio Ríos (AM al 75’), 17 Luis Ángel Mendoza, 9 Alexis Vega (22 Luis García al 81’), 25 Pedro Canelo (21 Enrique Triverio al 62’) (AM al 90’+2’).
D.T. Hernán Cristante

Guadalajara: 1 Raúl Gudiño; 2 Josecarlos Van Rankin, 4 Jair Pereira, 3 Carlos Salcido, 6 Edwin Hernández (AM al 71’) (16 Miguel Ponce al 72’), 25 Michael Pérez, 7 Orbelín Pineda (EXP al 90’+3’), 13 Gael Sandoval (302 Edson Torres al 82’), 11 Isaac Brizuela, 9 Alan Pulido (23 Jesús Godínez al 85’), 14 Ángel Záldivar.
D.T. José Cardozo

 

CORTESIA: CLUB CHIVAS

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CON DOBLETE DE DANIEL ROYER NY RED BULLS SE IMPONE 2-1 A LOS ANGELES FC

Aug 5, 2018

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Harrison, NJ.
Desde el minuto 1 del encuentro el equipo de NY Red Bulls se acerco a la portería del conjunto visitante, buscando tomar ventaja del encuentro.
El partido de volvió en ocasiones ida y vuelta para ambos equipos, pero al parecer el NY Red Bulls hizo valer su su posición de local todo el primer tiempo, ya que el equipo visitante no pudo llegar con profundidad.
Al minuto 39’ el jugador Daniel Royer con la casaca 77, anoto el primer gol del encuentro, haciendo estallar a la afición en el estadio, llevándolos al descanso con la ventaja en el marcador.
En el segundo tiempo el equipo visitante tenia la obligación de ir hacia delante, lo que le dejaba espacios para el contra golpe al conjunto local, pero al minuto 53’ por conducto del delantero Diego Rossi (9), descontó para el LA FC, empatando el encuentro y haciendo aun mas interesante el partido. Pero al minuto 80’ volvio hacerse presente Daniel Royer anotando el segundo de la tarde y poniendo en ventaja para el NY Red Bulls.
Al termino del encuentro la Institución del NY Red Bulls celebró con Bradley Wright-Phillips
los 100 goles anotados en este equipo, haciendo un reconocimiento en el centro de la cancha junto a su familia, jugadores y afición.

Iván Joel Hernández
Foto/Video Manuel Mendieta.

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Equipo invicto de la mano de la afición

Aug 5, 2018

Equipo invicto de la mano de la afición

El Estadio Azteca vibró durante los 90 minutos y el equipo mantuvo el invicto.

Las gradas pintadas de azul y un ambiente de alegría fueron testigos de una victoria importante.

A pesar de la lluvia, la afición se mantuvo conectada con el equipo y se lograron sacar los tres puntos.

Primera parte

Fueron 45 minutos de muchos roces. Ambos equipos trataron de encontrar espacios, pero ninguno de los dos pudo acercarse al área rival con peligrosidad.

Los dirigidos por Pedro Caixinha lucharon por encontar verticalidad, sin embargo la defensa contraria cortaba continuamente el partido.

Los primero 45 minutos terminaron sin goles.

Parte complementaria

El estratega celeste realizó un cambio, sustituyendo a Javier Salas por Roberto Alvarado. Para ese momento, los espacios se empezaban a notar. La Máquina aumentaba la intensidad y cerraba todos los espacios al rival.

Cayó el gol

  • 67′ Elías Hernández roba un balón en tres cuartos de cancha y conduce hasta el borde del área, el recién ingresado Roberto Alvarado recibe el balón y saca un potente disparo de pierna izquierda venciendo a Nahuel Guzmán.

El juvenil refuerzo para el Apertura 2018, Roberto Alvarado, marcó su primer gol con la playera de Cruz Azul en torneo oficial.

La afición

Los aficionados se entregaron al cien por ciento durante los 90 minutos. No dejaron de apoyar y alentar ni un solo momento. Eso, sin duda, se notó en el campo.

Cabe recalcar que el Estadio Azteca tuvo un aforo de 55,489 espectadores.

Invictos

Tras tres partidos de liga, el conjunto celeste continúa invicto y tampoco ha recibido gol.

Próximo partido

El miércoles 8 de agosto en la cancha del
Estadio Azteca, La Máquina recibe a Atlas, en la fecha 2 de la Copa MX.

Árbitro central

Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava

CORTESIA: CLUB CRUZ AZUL

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Final Results From Atlantic City

Aug 5, 2018
Fight Results From Atlantic City:
Eleider Alvarez Scores Shocking KO Over Sergey Kovalev;
Dmitry Bivol Wins Decision Against Isaac Chilemba
 
Photos: Credit David Spagnolo/Main Events

Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) – In a stunning turnaround, Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) of Montreal, Canada scored a seventh round knockout victory over Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) of Russia before a sellout crowd of 5,642 fans at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena. Alvarez now becomes the WBO and IBA World Light Heavyweight Champion.
Alvarez found success with his jab early in the fight, snapping Kovalev’s head back at times. In the fourth round, Kovalev found his range and started strafing Alvarez with pounding head shots from right and left, with body work mixed in. Most other opponents would have withered under the assault, but Alvarez made it out of the round on his feet.
The pair continued to trade punches for several rounds. Two minutes into the seventh round, Alvarez, not previously known as a knockout puncher, delivered perhaps the single hardest punch of his life, a perfectly placed right to the head which threw Kovalev back onto the canvas. Kovalev beat the count, but as the final seconds ticked down, Alvarez knocked Kovalev down twice more, and referee David Fields ended the fight at 2:45 of the seventh round.
“I can’t describe how I feel,” said an elated Alvarez, thanking God and his entire team including trainer Marc Ramsey and promoter Yvon Michel, along with his family and the people of both Quebec and Colombia.
“I wanted to show him I’m strong, I have a good chin, and I’m ready for big things,” said Alvarez. On the knockout blow, Alvarez said “We practiced that punch during training camp, and that’s how it went … I always practiced that punch in training.”
Alvarez, a native of Colombia, had waited on a title shot as the WBC mandatory challenger for three years. When offered, he jumped at the chance to face Kovalev, earning him tremendous respect. Now he sits at the top of the division. Asked if he’d like to face the winner of the co-main event, Dmitry Bivol, Alvarez said “I’m ready for the best in the world. I’m ready for the best in the division. I’ve been waiting for five years. I’m ready for anybody.”
Speaking on Instagram from the back of an ambulance en route to a local hospital, an upbeat Kovalev reassured fans he was all right. “I am on my way to the hospital to check my head, check my body … I feel OK. Thank you everyone, thank you very much to all the fans around the world for your support. I love you, and I’m fine.”


Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia showed he belongs with the elite of this competitive division. He retained his WBO World Light Heavyweight Championship belt over one of the toughest contenders in the division, Isaac Chilemba (25-6-2, 10 KOs) of Malawi. Scores were 120-108 on two cards, and 116-112 on the third.
Bivol came out aggressively, backing up Chilemba with snapping jabs, setting up an array of power shots. Chilemba, known for his fortitude as one of the toughest tests for any light heavyweight to pass, found himself battered by Bivol and trying to find a way past his defensive movement.
Chilemba has earned his reputation as a worthy challenger, and remained determined. In the later rounds, he adjusted to Bivol’s offense, finding ways to score punches on the young Russian and slow down his offense. But in the end, Bivol’s speed, power, and accuracy were too much for Chilemba.
“Chilemba is a good fighter, and he had champion spirit tonight,” said Bivol. “He is a strong fighter. I want to fight more good fighters. I don’t know who my next opponent will be.
“We will see what will happen … I just want to fight the best fighters.”
Chilemba said, “I believe I won every round from the fifth. I pushed Bivol backwards and made him miss. I deserve a rematch.”

Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Meiirim “The Sultan” Nursultanov (8-0, 7 KOs) made it a quick night, needing only two rounds to defeat Jonathan Batista (17-15, 10 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Batista’s corner called an end to the fight after the second round, following a tremendous headshot by Nursultanov at the end of the round. While it did not cause a knockdown, Batista had already taken enough punishment through both rounds for his team to protect their fighter.
Despite the victory, Nursultanov wanted to put on more of a show. “I didn’t like that he quit. I wanted a real knockout, so it is not how I planned.” Nursultanov said he had a solid five weeks of training camp and “I was ready, 100 percent.” To his fans, ‘The Sultan’ said “Thank you everybody, thank you Atlantic City. It’s a very good place and I hope to come back here again.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Karl Dargan (18-1, 9 KOs) of Philadelphia launched his comeback after three years away from the sport with a unanimous decision in six rounds over Jonathan Perez of Colombia (37-23, 29 KOs). All three judges saw the fight as a shutout for Dargan with scores of 60-54.
Dargan took nearly three years off after his first loss in 2015, pursuing his interests in music and reality TV. Now back training under the respect Brother Naazim Richardson, Dargan thrilled his many fans in the Etess Arena.
Dargan said he was satisfied with the results after the layoff. “I mainly wanted to get the rounds in. There are a lot of things I saw that I could have done. But I didn’t want to make no mistakes.” Dargan said the win gives him new motivation going forward. “It was like a pro debut again. I’m going to stay ready, and stay in the gym. As long as I am healthy, I am going to keep moving.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events 
In a borough battle, Brooklyn native Frank “Notorious” Galarza (20-2-2, 12 KOs) blasted an overwhelmed Alex Duarte of New York City (13-6-1, 10 KOs) in a junior middleweight contest. The local hero dropped Duarte with a left hook to the body, then sealed the deal with another body shot at 1:57 of round two.
As referee Eddie Claudio counted Duarte out for the KO victory, Galarza repeatedly drew a finger across his throat, signaling the win to his many fans.
After the bout, Galarza reflected on the win. “I feel good, I feel like a rock star at the Hard Rock! There is always room for improvement.”
Galarza was treated for a cut on top of the head after the bout. “I think he gave me a head butt, he gave me a little laceration on the top of my head. But we executed – you know, he was a little wild. We came in and stood tight, stayed low, and went for the body. We did the job, we took him out with a body shot.”
Galarza said he has ambitious plans for his next fight. “I want to start getting some names, get some TV, some HBO. Let’s start fighting someone big!”
 Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Bakhram Murtazaliev (13-0, 11 KOs) of Grozny, Russia extended his knockout streak to eight, stopping Fernando Carcamo of Mexico (23-9, 18 KOs) in just 41 seconds of round one for a successful defense of his IBA Junior Middleweight World Title. Murtazaliev came forward with bad intentions at the opening bell, intent on getting the stoppage. Carcamo had little to offer in response.
“It happened so fast, I still don’t understand,” Murtazaliev admitted. “I just left, and I am in the dressing room already. Of course, I’m very happy. A win is a win. We are moving forward fast.” Murtazaliev said he wants to fight a world champion next for a title. To his fans, Murtazaliev said, “Thank you very much for supporting me. Please continue to support me, I promise I will show you the best fights.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events 
Madiyar Ashkeyev (10-0, 6 KOs) of Kazakhstan wasted no time in his junior middleweight contest, stopping Eduardo Flores of Ecuador (24-30-4, 14 KOs) after referee Maulana Murdaugh waved off the contest at 50 seconds of the fourth round.
Ashkeyev, 29, repeatedly scored with a vicious body assault, then began landing punches to the head, causing Flores to repeatedly spit out his mouthpiece. Referee Murdaugh took a point from Flores for his actions and he will serve a 30-day suspension.
“I listened to my trainer Marcos Contreras, I followed his direction and you see the results,” said Ashkeyev. “I’m very happy with the results I showed today. I will keep moving forward.” Ashkeyev said he heard the fans cheering their approval. “I heard everybody. I’m very proud of all my fans.”

Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events  
Denis Douglin (20-6, 12 KOs) of Marlboro, New Jersey made his home state fans happen with a unanimous decision victory over Vaughn “Da Animal” Alexander (12-1, 8 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri, dealing Alexander his first professional loss. Scores were 100-90, and 99-91 X 2.
The tough super middleweights traded power shots throughout a rough and tumble fight. Douglin was the busier fighter and it was the difference
“I give myself a C-plus,” said Douglin of the win. “I had a little bit of ring rust. I felt like I should have done more to him in the earlier rounds. It took a little bit to get comfortable. Fighters shouldn’t be fighting once a year. It took me time to shake off the nerves, but once I felt good, I felt good. I’ll be back in the gym on Monday. I’m from Jersey, so people are looking for me to keep coming.”
After the fight, Alexander said it just wasn’t his night. “The dude was tough like I knew he would be.” Alexander said he would now give some thought to his future. “I have to go and think about what I want to do – I don’t know.”
Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Welterweight Enriko “Gogo” Gogokhia of Georgia (8-0, 3 KOs) made a successful return to the ring after a 10-month layoff due to injury with a solid unanimous decision over tough veteran Ronald Montes of Colombia (18-10, 16 KOs) to remain undefeated. Scores were 60-56 on all three scorecards.
“I felt very good,” said Gogokhia after the bout. “I’m happy with only 50 percent of everything. I won, but I didn’t knock him out. I didn’t fight for nine months due to injury. This was a good warmup for the next fight. I’ll fight everybody they give to me.”
Gogokhia had a message for his loyal fans. “Thank you very much to everybody who came to support me. I’m going to show you very nice fights in the future.”

Photo Credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events  
Opening the evening, two-time NY Daily News Golden Gloves Champion Ismael Villarreal (3-0) from the Bronx, New York remained undefeated with a unanimous decision over against the previously undefeated Kieran Hooks (3-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All three judges gave Villarreal the same scores on the cards, 39-37.
Villarreal called it a good fight. “I feel great. I am happy that I got to Puerto Rico and prepare myself for this. I think that really helped a lot for this fight,” said Villarreal. “I want to say thank you for everybody supporting me, and especially Joe (trainer Jose Santiago) for telling me to go to Puerto Rico to train.”
Villarreal, 20, son of former super lightweight fighter Otilio Villarreal, is building his own fan base and legacy, while simultaneously carrying a full course load at Brooklyn Community College, majoring in secondary education. Villarreal will be back to school in a few weeks. And then? “Whatever fight is next, I’m going to fight. Hopefully it’s soon.”
“It was a great night of boxing, Boxing is back in Atlantic City,” declared Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.
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UFC RETURNS TO CHINA WITH FIRST-EVER EVENT IN BEIJING

Aug 5, 2018

UFC® RETURNS TO CHINA WITH FIRST-EVER EVENT IN BEIJING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 
Limited early bird tickets on sale now

 

BEIJING, CHINA – UFC® today confirmed its first-ever event in Beijing, China, will be held at the Cadillac Arena on Saturday, November 24. Limited early bird tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire, are on-sale now via Damai.cn and 247tickets.cn.

 

Following last year’s highly successful  sell-out debut in mainland China, UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is primed to deliver another thrilling night of action to fans in Beijing. Over the past few years, UFC has worked to identify and nurture the talents of top tier Chinese athletes who have shown great strength, skill and determination to succeed inside the Octagon®.  UFC fans around the world have witnessed the sharp rise of local athletes such as Li Jingliang, Song Yadong, Yan Xiaonan, Song Kenan, and Pingyuan Liu, who have put their respective divisions on notice.

 

“China is the next frontier for the growth of  UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts, and this market is paramount to our success internationally,” UFC Vice President of Asia-Pacific Kevin Chang said. “We are excited to bring our next live event to China’s  capital and show the world just how far we have come. Our loyal fans in China demand nothing but the best, and one year on since our debut in Shanghai, UFC Fight Night® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire, is set to be a night to remember.”

 

UFC will be working together with Endeavor China, a subsidiary of Endeavor to deliver the live event.
“Endeavor China is excited to once again bring UFC – the world’s premier professional MMA organization – to Chinese audiences. After the great success of last year’s event in Shanghai, we are happy to announce that this year’s UFC Fight Night event will take place in the country’s capital, Beijing,” said Michael Ma, Endeavor China CEO. He continued, “MMA’s popularity is quickly rising in China, and we look forward to bringing our growing fanbase the best that UFC has to offer.”

 

Once again the live UFC event in China will be presented by General Tire, Mitchell Golledge, Head of Marketing RE PLT Tyres APAC stated, “The General Tire brand speaks to consumers that possess an adventurous spirit who believe that Anywhere is Possible. We are thrilled to take this next adventure to Beijing, a city where tradition meets the contemporary – just as martial arts now meets UFC.”

 

A limited amount of discounted Early Bird Tickets in riser categories for UFC Fight Night® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire are on sale now via Damai.cn and 247tickets.com.  Riser ticket categories are Lower Bowl 1 RMB1,480, Lower Bowl 2 RMB1,280, Lower Bowl 3 RMB880, Lower Bowl 4 RMB680, Upper Bowl 1 RMB480, Upper Bowl 2 RMB380, Upper Bowl 3 RMB280.

 

UFC VIP Experience packages and floor seats are available at a later date. VIP Packages start at RMB 9,880 (row 3), rmb 13,880 (row 2), to rmb 16,680 (row 1), each with exclusive VIP privileges. Remaining floor seats are rmb 3,880.

 

Further details on UFC FIGHT NIGHT® BEIJING, Presented by General Tire will be announced in coming weeks. Keep up to date with all the latest news by following us on Weibo: @UFC终极格斗冠军赛, Wechat: UFC终极格斗锦标赛(ufcofficial) Youku, QQ, Facebook (UFC Asia), Twitter and Instagram (@ufc), and use our official hashtag: #UFCBEIJING

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Msdossary Crowned FIFA eWorld Cup™ Champion

Aug 5, 2018

Msdossary Crowned FIFA eWorld Cup™ Champion

London; 4 August 2018: After three days of intense drama and excitement, the FIFA eWorld Cup™ Champion has been crowned, with Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary taking home the title following a 4-0 aggregate victory over Stefano ‘StefanoPinna’ Pinna at The O2 in London.

Following a journey involving more than 20 million participants taking part in the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, ‘Msdossary’ from Saudi Arabia overcame ‘StefanoPinna’ from Belgium in a clinical performance that saw two of the world’s top competitive FIFA gamers go head-to-head in The Final Showdown.

Having already secured a 2-0 victory in the first leg, ‘Msdossary’ showed his class and finished off the tie with a masterful tactical display in the second leg, which resulted in a repeat 2-0 victory.

In front of a live audience at The O2 in London, the Final Showdown provided a dramatic end to an exciting three days of competition. The 32 Grand Finalists, from 19 countries, battled it out for the US$250,000 top prize and an exclusive invitation to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ in London on 24th September 2018.

Speaking about becoming FIFA eWorld Cup™ Champion, Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary said:

“This win makes up for all the hard work and dedication me and my team have put into this. It is fantastic to see competitive FIFA gaming grow, but this is nothing I could have ever imagined. Winning the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final and becoming World Champion is a dream come true for me, my friends, family and supporters. To get the opportunity to win in front of a live audience this big is absolutely unbelievable. I am truly lost for words in this moment.”

As the pinnacle event of the year for competitive FIFA gaming, the FIFA eWorld Cup™ Grand Final was the culmination of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series – a new format introduced this year that included international online and live events around the world. The 32 Grand Finalists qualified through the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs held between the 28 May – 3 June, all with the hopes of being named the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Champion and taking home the top prize.

Speaking about the tournament, Jean-Francois Pathy, FIFA Director of Marketing Services, said:

“The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 provided an outstanding opportunity to drive forward the professionalization of competitive FIFA gaming.

“This year’s landmark event has experienced advanced levels of growth and has played a key role in engaging new players, fans and audiences on both digital and traditional platforms. As the wider ecosystem continues to develop, FIFA gaming is playing a key role in encouraging more young people and the wider public around the world to play football- either virtually or in person.

“I would like to thank all our partners for their support, particularly EA SPORTS, who play a significant role in the success and further development of football through competitive FIFA gaming.”

Todd Sitrin, General Manager and Senior Vice President Competitive Gaming Division at EA SPORTS adds: “The truly global nature of the Global Series, in combination with our inclusive approach to making competitive gaming accessible to all players, has moved from strength to strength this season. We are seeing the enormous potential of competitive FIFA coming to life, and we are extremely excited about continuing this momentum next season.”

Video footage and photos of The Final Showdown, as well as various events and activities at FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 are now available. In order to access rights-free content for editorial use, please click the following LINK.

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