Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

It’s Cup Final Week For Stoppage Time

Posted in European Football, UK Football by peterbein on May 13, 2010
Scottish Cup

Stoppage Time will be in Glasgow to watch the Scottish Cup final between Dundee United and Ross County

“Stoppage Time – International Football Blog” is going to two cup finals in the space of a week but they’re not, perhaps, the cup finals that would immediately spring to mind on most fans’ radar. I’ll be at Hampden Park on Saturday, May 15th to witness what should be a fascinating duel as Scottish Premier League (SPL) side Dundee United face off against First Division (second tier) underdogs Ross County for the Active Nation Scottish Cup Final. Should favourites Dundee United win the trophy it’ll be their first piece of silverware since 1993-94 when the Tangerines defeating Glasgow Rangers to win the same trophy. For Ross County it’s a first major final in a season which has seen them knock out SPL giants Glasgow Celtic and Hibernian FC on the way to the big one.

On Wednesday May 19th I shall be, barring any disruption from a certain Icelandic volcano, at Skonto Stadium in the Latvian capital of Riga to watch a cup final which was every bit as unexpected as its Scottish counterpart. FK Jelgava, newly promoted to the Latvian top flight (Virslīga), play against FK Jūrmala-VV with the former hoping to win the cup for the third time whilst the latter will be playing in their first ever final. FK Jelgava have surprised everybody by disposing of Latvian giants Liepājas Metalurgs and Skonto Riga in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively having taken both teams to penalty shoot-outs in order to progress. FK Jūrmala-VV have had an easier route to the final knocking out SK Blāzma Rēzekne and JFK Olimps/RFS from Riga in the hope of landing the big prize.

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Latvian Cup

FC Daugava won the 2008 Latvian Cup. Stoppage Time will be in Riga to see who wins in 2009-10

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