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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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 ...
Asian Cup win would deliver many fringe benefits for Socceroos
Sydney Morning Herald
A tournament reserved for the various continental champions, it is officially a test event for the World Cup, with FIFA's focus on fine-tuning organisational and logistical issues. It's fair to say the Confederations Cup has struggled to earn ...
Football - Indifferent India tunes out Asian Cup
Yahoo Eurosport UK
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 ...
Palestinian soccer team plays in its first international competition
Al Jazeera America
Last year they won the AFC Challenge Cup to qualify for the 16-team Asian Cup in Australia despite difficulties in arranging training camps, matches or even gathering their best players. Israel regularly detains players at border crossings before ...
AFC official 'happy' to bar women spectators from stadia
Daily News Egypt
Soosay made his remarks after the Iranian football federation warned members of its national team competing in the Asian Cup in Australia not to take selfies with female Australian-Iranian football fans, the majority of whom do not adhere to the ...
Indirect Kick: FA Cup proves why soccer is the world's best sport
Daily Free Press (subscription)
The teams, English giant Manchester United F.C. and Football League Two side Cambridge United F.C. The competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup is an annual tournament involving teams from across the UK. ... That's not the case in soccer ...
Asian Cup semi-final: South Korea v Iraq – as it happened
... become scrappy here, end to end stuff as Iraq push forward and Korea look to catch them on the break. But passes aren't sticking and some of the challenges are getting more agricultural. Iraq sub: Marwan Hussein on for Abdul Zahra. Striker for ...
Soccer Friday: India comeback kid dreams of 2019 Asian
India played in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup under Englishman Bob Houghton after winning the now defunct Challenge Cup, which gave developing soccer nations a second chance. But their hopes of making it to the 2019 tournament have been helped by the ...
Stielike warns South Korea not to end up like Japan, Federer
The Japan Times
SYDNEY – South Korea coach Uli Stielike accepts his side's status as favorites in Monday's Asian Cup semifinal against Iraq, but the German has warned his players they must be on top of their game to avoid a similar fate to defending champions Japan ...
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.