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Date: 12/5/2014

With the completion of the most interesting match of the preliminary round yesterday, the group phase of the Asian Club League is over, and the pairings in the semi finals are now known. Interesting fact: In the semis two Qatari teams will face two Kuwaiti teams.


In the first match of the day, Al Quarain (KUW) desperately needed a victory to secure a berth in the semi finals, but the Jordainian Al Salt had different plans. After very physical game, Al Quarain managed to win just enough 22:21 and in this way secured a spot in the semi finals and sent Al Salt in the battle for place 9/10.


In the second match Al Khalij Club (KSA) was better than Ahli Sidab (OMA) and defeated them clearly 31:24. This result means that Ahli Sidab will play agains Al Salt in order to avoid last place while Al Khalij will play for placement between 5 and 8 over the weekend.


In the third match Lekhwiya conformed the first place in the group by beating their compatriots Al Gahrafa 29:25 and send them in the matches for placement from 5 to 8. Lekhwiya on the other hand will face Al Kuwait’s Sports Club in the Semi Finals.


The last match of the day was the most exciting as it determined the placement of the two semi-finalists, and their opponents at this stage of the Competition. El Jaish were the favourites, a role they justified by defeating Al Kuwait Sports Club 33:29.


The Semi Finals will be played on 6 December as follows:

 17:00 Lekhwiya (QAT) – Al Kuwait Sports Club (KUW)

19:30 El Jaish (QAT) – Al Qurain (KUW)


The medals matches are scheduled for Monday, 8 December.