Copa Asiática
Corea del Sur Corea del Sur COR

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China China CHN

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Kirguistán Kirguistán KRG

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Philippines Philippines PLP

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Irán Irán IRN

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Irak Irak IRK

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Vietnam Vietnam VIE

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Yemen Yemen YEM

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NBA
Los Angeles Lakers LAL

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Chicago Bulls CHI

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COMPLETED
Indiana Pacers IND

131

Phoenix Suns PHX

97

COMPLETED
Philadelphia 76ers PHI

149

Minnesota Timberwolves MIN

107

COMPLETED
Atlanta Hawks ATL

142

Oklahoma City Thunder OKC

126

COMPLETED
Milwaukee Bucks MIL

124

Miami Heat MIA

86

COMPLETED
Denver Nuggets DEN

111

Golden State Warriors GSW

142

Open de Australia Dobles Masculino
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nicholas_monroe__jeevan_nedunchezhiyan Nicholas Monroe # Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan MON#NED
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max_purcell__luke_saville Max Purcell # Luke Saville PUR#SAV
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maximo_gonzalez__nicolas_jarry Máximo González # Nicolás Jarry GON#JAR
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henri_kontinen__john_peers Henri Kontinen # John Peers KON#PEE
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santiago_gonzalez__aisam_ul_haq_qureshi Santiago González # Aisam-Ul-haq Qureshi GON#QUR
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pablo_carreno_busta__guillermo_garcia_lopez Pablo Carreño-Busta # Guillermo García López CAR#GAR
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leonardo_mayer__joao_sousa Leonardo Mayer # Joao Sousa MAY#SOU
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feliciano_lopez__marc_lopez Feliciano López # Marc López LÓP#LÓP
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leander_paes__miguel_ngel_reyes_varela Leander Paes # Miguel Ángel Reyes Varela PAE#ÁNG
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lukasz_kubot__horacio_zeballos Lukasz Kubot # Horacio Zeballos KUB#ZEB
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aljaz_bedene__maximilian_marterer Aljaz Bedene # Maximilian Marterer BED#MAR
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pierre_hugues_herbert__nicolas_mahut Pierre-Hugues Herbert # Nicolas Mahut HER#MAH
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david_marrero__mischa_zverev David Marrero # Mischa Zverev MAR#ZVE
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alex_bolt__marc_polmans Alex Bolt # Marc Polmans BOL#POL
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bob_bryan__mike_bryan Bob Bryan # Mike Bryan BRY#BRY
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marcelo_demoliner__frederik_nielsen Marcelo Demoliner # Frederik Nielsen DEM#NIE
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gerard_granollers_pujol__marcel_granollers_pujol Gerard Granollers-Pujol # Marcel Granollers Pujol GRA#GRA
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marius_copil__marton_fucsovics Marius Copil # Marton Fucsovics COP#FUC
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mao_xin_gong__ze_zhang Mao-Xin Gong # Ze Zhang GON#ZHA
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martin_klizan__marcin_matkowski Martin Klizan # Marcin Matkowski KLI#MAT
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ilya_ivashka__daniil_medvedev Ilya Ivashka # Daniil Medvedev IVA#MED
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hugo_nys__benoit_paire Hugo Nys # Benoit Paire NYS#PAI
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denys_molchanov__igor_zelenay Denys Molchanov # Igor Zelenay MOL#ZEL
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matteo_berrettini__marco_cecchinato Matteo Berrettini # Marco Cecchinato BER#CEC
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nick_kyrgios__matt_reid Nick Kyrgios # Matt Reid KYR#REI
2 6
ivan_dodig__edouard_roger_vasselin Ivan Dodig # Edouard Roger Vasselin DOD#ROG
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robin_haase__matwe_middelkoop Robin Haase # Matwe Middelkoop HAA#MID
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ryan_harrison__sam_querrey Ryan Harrison # Sam Querrey HAR#QUE
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Youth football, the Premier League and Serie A at Christmas

We have the children in Arona to thank for keeping us supplied with regular football during the holiday period when the domestic competition is on hold. When I say the kids in Arona, I am referring to the International LaLiga Promises Under-12 tournament which takes place in Tenerife every December - a host of matches being broadcast by GOL Televisión in which we can take a look at some of the emerging players of the future. This year, it’s the only football we have in Spain at Christmas as this time there aren’t even the usual regional friendlies to keep us occupied. Back in the day, those friendlies came like a bolt from the blue – in a way it was a way for Catalunya and the Basque Country to distinguish themselves from the rest and it gradually caught on with other regions – also partly as a reaction to Spanish nationalists. For the players, it was a hassle to have to play those games over the Christmas break and it all seems to have fizzled out.

LaLiga Promises

LaLiga takes a break at Christmas

As we all know, football for adults stops completely here over the festive period. But the kids can play and have fun – it’s not a sacrifice for them to keep themselves entertained during the holidays. As for the older ones, playing football is their livelihood – it’s their job and like every job, it’s demanding. Everyone needs time off and the Christmas holidays cannot exactly be moved. It’s certainly a triumph for the Spanish Players’ Association – probably their greatest one at that. This time every year, I look at the Premier League fixtures list with envy – in England they do play football over Christmas and those games are broadcast over here (and all over the rest of the planet) taking up transmission space that otherwise would have been occupied by our clubs. Now Serie A has joined the Premier League’s Christmas programming so in Italy, they too now play on Boxing Day.

Atalanta vs. JuventusBoxing Day goal for Cristiano Ronaldo

Festive action

In both leagues we saw some pretty intense games. In the Premier League, Guardiola’s City suffered another defeat while Paul Pogba, now freed from the shackles of Mourinho, bagged a brace... In Italy, Juve were held to a draw with Cristiano watching from the subs’ bench - only to later come on and save the day with a late equaliser. Napoli lost to Inter in a game which was marred by the tragic death of a supporter during a barbaric attack by rival fans. It served as a reminder that even during this supposedly peaceful time of year, there are still some very nasty people on the loose. Here in Spain we don’t have league football, but we do have the children’s tournament in Arona – kids who play purely and simply for fun. And today, here at AS, while the rest of the country is celebrating Holy Innocents Day, I’d like to say thank you to them for always being there for us.