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AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:56 pm

2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Winner qualifies for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

The 2008 AFC Challenge Cup football tournament will be hosted by India from July 30 to August 10, 2008

A tournament for the minnows of Asian football, though the winner will qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup.
Some teams have opted to enter this tournament in hope of qualifying for the 2011 Asian Cup, rather then competing in the standard qualifying competition.
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Re: 2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Postby Cyclops » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:22 am

Hmmm. I was thinking of going to India anyway for my summer holidays.

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Re: 2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Mon May 19, 2008 12:47 pm

2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Link to the results of the qualification matches for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup.

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Re: 2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:25 pm

2008 AFC Challenge Cup

Wikipedia page link

India won this edition and as a result
qualified for the next AFC Asian Cup.

The finals were held in August and perhaps
North Korea's results are a little surprising
(well, their semi-final loss is what I mean).


Defending champions:
Tajikistan

Final tournament
(in India)

Gr A
Turkmenistan 0-0 Tajikistan
India 1-0 Afghanistan

Tajikistan 1-1 India
Afghanistan 0-5 Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 1-2 India
Afghanistan 0-4 Tajikistan

INDIA 7p
TAJIKISTAN 5p
Turkmenistan 4p
Afghanistan 0p

Gr B

North Korea 3-0 Sri Lanka
Myanmar 3-0 Nepal

Sri Lanka 1-3 Myanmar
Nepal 0-1 North Korea

North Korea 1-0 Myanmar
Nepal 3-0 Sri Lanka

NORTH KOREA 9p
MYANMAR 6p
Nepal 3p
Sri Lanka 0p


Semi-finals

India 1-0 Myanmar
North Korea 0-1 Tajikistan


3rd place:
Myanmar 0-4 North Korea

Final
India 4-1 Tajikistan

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:12 am

2010 AFC Challenge Cup

Important tournament for North Korea, as this is their only path to the Asian championship finals (2011 AFC Asian Cup).

Wiki link to the qualification matches for this tournament.

Finals

In Sri Lanks, 16-27 February 2010.

Wiki link

Group stage:

Group A
Tajikistan
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh

Group B
India
North Korea
Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:27 am

So, a reminder the winner of this competition qualifies for the Asian Nations Cup. Let's see if North Korea (who are remarkably not taking part in the actual qualifiers for the Asian Nations Cup) can enter the finals through the back-door.

Group A
Tajikistan 1 – 2 Bangladesh
Myanmar 4 – 0 Sri Lanka

Group B
17 February
India v Kyrgyzstan
North Korea v Turkmenistan


Interesting result in Group A. Tajikistan knocked out North Korea in the last edition, before losing in the final to India.

North Korea played Turkmenistan in the recent World Cup qualifiers. The first match ended 0-0 before North Korea triumphed 1-0 in Pyongyang. Turkmenistan's highlights in the World Cup qualifiers included 3-0 home win against Hong Kong, and a 4-1 home win against Cambodia.

India, the defending champions, will be fielding their under-23 squad for this tournament.

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby sjc_three » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:37 pm

Just wondered where the tournament is being held? I spent a year in India and got about a fair bit in that time and found most of the country to be entirely indifferent to the beautiful game. The only sport, in fact, which they were interested/obsessed with was, of course, cricket. The only area that did take an interest was Goa and I heard that football was quite popular in Calcutta also, although I never stopped there.
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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby sjc_three » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:53 pm

Ignore that. Just reread and seen it was 2008 that was in India. This one is in Sri Lanka, although come to think of it, I've been there too and remember nobody giving a shit about football there either - all cricket again!

Would be interested to see what the attendances are.

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:07 pm

sjc_three wrote:Ignore that. Just reread and seen it was 2008 that was in India. This one is in Sri Lanka, although come to think of it, I've been there too and remember nobody giving a shit about football there either - all cricket again!

Would be interested to see what the attendances are.


A a few thousand. the first one was 1K, the second 3K.

This tournament is for minnows of Asian football. The teams that take part are from countries that either don't like footy or a too poor to translate their passion into results or simply are too small. It does have a qualifying tournament where the likes of Mongolia and Macau play.

Not sure what North Korea are doing here though. Possibly related to incidents that took players in the qualifiers for the 2004 Asian Cup of Nations - which saw them banned from the 2007 edition. Possible also because of periods of non-activity their ranking has actually been quite low.

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:32 am

India 1 – 2 Kyrgyzstan
North Korea 1 - 1 Turkmenistan

(Ryang Yong-Gi 51' - Garadanow 36')

18 February 2010
Sri Lanka v Tajikistan
Bangladesh v Myanmar

19 February 2010
Kyrgyzstan v North Korea
India v Turkmenistan

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:19 pm

NK boss Jo Dong-sub blamed the hot weather for that draw... at least it's a change from food poisoning :roll:

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:57 am

Holyjoe wrote:NK boss Jo Dong-sub blamed the hot weather for that draw... at least it's a change from food poisoning :roll:


It's not like they were playing a team from the tropics.

Which might partially explain Tajikistan's poor form so far. They have been the most successful team in this competition, never finishing below second.

Group A

Sri Lanka 1 – 3 Tajikistan
Bangladesh 1 – 2 Myanmar


Code: Select all

Myanmar      2    2-0-0    6:1    +5    6
Bangladesh   2    1-0-1    3:3     0    3
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Tajikistan   2    1-0-1    4:3    +1    3
Sri Lanka    2    0-0-2    1:7    −6    0


20 February
Tajikistan v Myanmar
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh


Group B

India 1 – 2 Kyrgyzstan
North Korea 1 – 1 Turkmenistan

19 February
Kyrgyzstan v North Korea
Turkmenistan v India

21 February
India v North Korea
Turkmenistan v Kyrgyzstan

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:16 am

That's a little bit better. NK probably the favourites to win the group now.

Kyrgyzstan 0 – 4 North Korea
(Pak Song-Chol 29', Pak Kwang-Ryong 47', Choe Myong-Ho 65', Ri Chol-Myong 68')

Turkmenistan 1 – 0 India u23

Code: Select all

North Korea     2    1-1-0    5:1    +4    4
Turkmenistan    2    1-1-0    2:1    +1    4
Kyrgyzstan      2    1-0-1    2:5    −3    3
India u23       2    0-0-2    1:3    −2    0


21 February
India u23 v North Korea
Turkmenistan v Kyrgyzstan

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:50 am

Gr A

Tajikistan 3 – 0 Myanmar
Sri Lanka 3 – 0 Bangladesh


Code: Select all

Tajikistan  3  2-0-1  7:3    +4    6
Myanmar     3  2-0-1  6:4    +2    6
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Sri Lanka   3  1-0-2  4:7    −3    3
Bangladesh  3  1-0-2  3:6    −3    3

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Re: AFC Challenge Cup

Postby nzfooty » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:48 am

No surprises in the last round of group play...

India u23 0 – 3 North Korea
(Ryang Yong-Gi 36', 72', Choe Chol-Man 57')

Turkmenistan 1 – 0 Kyrgyzstan

Code: Select all

North Korea    3    2-1-0    8:1    +7    7
Turkmenistan   3    2-1-0    3:1    +2    7
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Kyrgyzstan     3    1-0-2    2:6    −4    3
India u23      3    0-0-3    1:6    −5    0


Semi-finals
24 February 2010
Tajikistan v Turkmenistan
North Korea v Myanmar


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