Football Notes: ManU Soccer School Begins Its New Season
Manchester United Soccer Schools in Abu Dhabi "begins its new season" at the Dome@Rawdat on Airport Road on Saturday. Open to boys and girls aged 7 to 16, the program "features 12.5 hours of on-field coaching by certified MUSS coaches" (GULF NEWS, 9/24). ... The Asian Football Confederation is investigating reports that a firecracker "was thrown during a champions league match in Iran between Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli and Sepahan." Reports said that "several objects were thrown toward an assistant referee during Wednesday's 0-0 draw in Tehran, including a firecracker." One of the objects exploded, which prompted referees to stop the match for several minutes (AP, 9/24).