AFC U-19 Championship
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Can China Really Win The World Cup?
There are shades of the infamous North American Soccer League to be seen in their model. The failed predecessor to today's ... They have also reached the Quarter Finals of the U-19 AFC Championship 4 of the last 5 years. There may be only one member ...
Japan secures Rio soccer spot after beating nemesis Iraq
The Japan News
The U-23 team had failed to advance to the final four in recent Asian tournaments: the AFC U-19 Championship in 2012 and the AFC U-22 tournament and the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, both in 2014. In all these tournaments, the team had faced ...
BEATING THE ODDS / Coach turns losing U-23s into Olympians
The Japan News
In 2012, the team was beaten by Iraq in the quarterfinals of the AFC U-19 Championship, missing out a ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In 2014, the team lost again ... championships. At that time, however, it was difficult to earn one's living by ...
Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016
Coaching the team is none other than Felix Sanchez, who previously took the country to the title in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship and thus earned qualification for last year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. "I expect all my 23 players to do their ...
AFC Championships preview: Who will head to the Olympic Games?
U19 champions last year, Qatar has a good mixture of locally based players with the domestic league demanding a strong core of homegrown talents in squads. Outside of the league, Akram Afif plays his club football in Belgium. In Ahmed Yasser, for ...
Young Socceroos Squad named for AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers
Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams will qualify for the AFC U-19 Championships while hosts Bahrain received an automatic qualification (total 16 teams). The top 4 teams from the AFC U-19 Championship then qualify for the FIFA U-20 ...
Iran blanks Kuwait 2-0 in 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualifier
The Iranian soccer players maintained their composure as they returned to action. Omid Nourafkan doubled Iran's lead in the 62nd minute, sealing the win. The photo shows a scene of the Group E 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualifying football match ...
'Experience will make CNMI soccer better'
“The experience (in the international tournament) will make CNMI soccer better,” said Northern Mariana Islands Football Association technical director Kiyoshi Sekiguchi, who coached the two Commonwealth youth squads that joined AFC events in Laos and ...
About AFC U-19 Championship
The AFC U-19 Championship, formerly known as AFC Youth Championship, is an annual football competition organised by the sport's Asian governing body, Asian Football Confederation (AFC).