AFC Challenge Cup
The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations (those in the lowest of three categories as designated by the AFC president) that are members of the Asian Football Confederation.
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Socceroos handed comfortable start on the road to Russia 2018
Sydney Morning Herald
They were crowned champions of the AFC Challenge Cup – a tournament for second tier nations – in 2006, finished runners-up two years later and were third in 2010. While Jordan and Kyrgyzstan have a handful of players playing outside their borders, ...
Five Reasons To Watch The 2015 AFC Asian Cup
The fledgling soccer team is making their first major tournament appearance thanks to AFC's program for emerging soccer nations. Palestine defeated the Phillipines to win the AFC Challenge Cup back in May. This tournament automatically qualifies its ...
Palestine's greatest football moment in Maldives against all odds
In Gaza the sky was lit up with fireworks and, in the West Bank, hundreds took to the streets in celebration. With Palestine lodged in an interminable conflict with Israel there has been precious little to bring widespread joy to its people in recent ...
Japan cruises to 4-0 win over Palestinians in soccer match
The Times of Israel
Share on emailEmail; Share on printPrint; Share. The Palestinian national soccer team along with PA President Mahmoud Abbas after winning the AFC Challenge Cup in late May 2014 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/ Flash 90) ...
2015 AFC Asian Cup Preview: Asia's Top Teams Look For Redemption After ...
World Soccer Talk
With that trophy safely residing in Oz Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglu is plotting to ensure add to more soccer silverware in Australia by winning the AFC Asian Cup. .... The Palestinians qualified after beating the Philippines in the AFC Challenge Cup.
Afghanistan soccer team qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup finals
Afghan football team Afghanistan national soccer team successfully managed to reach AFC Challenge Cup finals after achieving further points by defeating Laos soccer team on Wednesday. Afghanistan faced Laos at 4:30 pm Afghanistan time and the match ...
Problems continue at last AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives
The Asian Football Confederation has warned the Maldives authorities not to investigate the running of the AFC Challenge Cup or risk their soccer team being banned from international competition. The biennial AFC Challenge Cup, set up in 2006 for ...
For Palestine Soccer, Even Coming Home Is No Given
New York Times
This year's A.F.C. Challenge Cup, a tournament aimed at some of Asia's least developed nations, offered Palestine a shortcut to the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia. With Jarun marshaling the defense, the team had yet to give up a goal entering Friday's final.
Palestine soccer boss urges FIFA to bar Israel over raid
The Times of Israel
He spoke as Palestine was named team of the year at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awards night in Manila, following their victory in this year's AFC Challenge Cup. “I think it's time to take sanctions. What happened last week had no precedence ...
Indifferent India Tunes Out Asian Cup
However, the national side is languishing at a worst-ever ranking of 171 and the cricket-obsessed country has shown few signs of waking from its soccer slumber. That is not to say there is no interest in the game. There is huge appetite for ... India ...