JEONJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korean champion Jeonbuk Hyundai drew 2-2 at home against Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday to secure first place in Group E and advance to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League.
Goals from Alex Teixeira and Jo couldn't save Jiangsu Suning as the Chinese big-spenders crashed out of the AFC Champions League with a 2-2 draw against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Wednesday. In their final Group E game, Jiangsu's Asian-record signing Teixeira cancelled out Leonardo's opener, and ex-Manchester City striker Jo made it 2-1 to the visitors after half-time. It was heartbreak for Dan Petrescu's Jiangsu, who splurged 50 million euros ($57.5 million) on Teixeira and also splashed out on Jo and Chelsea's Ramires in their bid for glory.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.
Ten days after Gulf-backed forces drove Al-Qaeda out of the Yemeni port city of Mukalla, the signs of their harsh year-long rule are still everywhere for relieved residents to see. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took advantage of the chaos of fighting between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels to expand its control in southern Yemen, seizing Mukalla in April last year. AQAP ruled with an iron fist over the city of 200,000 people, capital of the vast desert province of Hadramawt.