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  Asian Cup - Asian Cup 2007, AFC Asian Cup, Asian Cup Live Scores - Fox Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
SAUDI Arabia fans buried the disappointment of their team's 1-0 Asian Cup final defeat to Iraq overnight, taking consolation that the title went to another Arab country.
IRAQ erupted in joy and celebratory gunfire overnight, when the country's national football team won the Asian Cup, uniting its bitterly divided communities in a rare moment of celebration.
FOUR referees officiating at the Asian Cup have been suspended for substandard performances, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.
www.foxsports.com.au /football/asiancup   (673 words)

 Australia in spotlight at Asian Cup finals draw - Football - Sport - smh.com.au
All eyes will be on debutants Australia when the draw for next year's Asian Cup finals is held amid much glitz and fanfare at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre tomorrow.
Australia was the most successful of the five Asian teams at the World Cup in Germany, reaching the last 16, while Japan, South Korea (51), Iran and Saudi Arabia (64) failed to advance past the preliminary groups.
Asian Games winner Qatar and Uzbekistan qualified from Group F and Iraq and China were the top team teams in Group E. The draw on Tuesday represents the first major milestone for the AFC, which ensured a logistical nightmare by agreeing to allow four countries to host the finals.
www.smh.com.au /news/football/australia-in-spotlight-at-asian-cup-finals-draw/2006/12/18/1166290471907.html   (895 words)

 SI.com - Gulf teams full of confidence ahead of Asian Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Metsu expects the level of competition to be similar to the Gulf Cup, and rates his UAE team among the strong contenders for the Asian title.
Japan is aiming for a third consecutive Asian Cup title and a chance to stamp its dominance on the region despite the debut of 2006 World Cup nemesis Australia.
Qatar, bidding to stage the 2011 Cup, was impressive in qualification, earning its Asian Cup berth with two matches in hand thanks to five consecutive victories before a loss in its final match against Uzbekistan in Tashkent.
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 Al Jazeera English - Sport - Asian Cup Picks Sweet Sixteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Asian Cup 2007 is being held in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
Australia were only admitted to the Asian Football Confederation this year but were the first team to qualify for the finals and are among the favourites to lift the title.
Peter Velappan, the outgoing Asian Football Confederation general secretary, had to make a special draw that put Saudi Arabia in Group D as they had to play their preliminary matches in either Malaysia or Indonesia.
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 Cricinfo - News Index - Afro-Asian Cup, 2005
The announcement of the continuation of the Afro-Asia Cup caught a few people on the hop, and owed as much to behind-the-scenes politics as fund raising...
The Afro-Asia Cup was shared by the two teams after the final match at Durban was abandoned due to rain...
The groundsman at Durban's Kingsmead Stadium is a man under pressure as he battles to prepare pitches for the second and third matches in the Afro-Asian Cup...
www.cricinfo.com /afroasiacup/content/story?object=213718   (362 words)

 Australia Play Down Asian Cup Favourites Tag - Socceroos Grouped Alongside Iraq, Oman, Thailand For Maiden Asian Cup ...
Australia are playing down suggestions that they have next year's Asian Cup at their mercy after getting a dream draw in their first appearance at the region's biggest sporting event.
Japan are favourites to top that group after winning the Asian Cup in 1992, 2000 and 2004, leaving them and Australia with a seemingly smooth path to the semi-finals.
South Korea, Asian champions in 1956 and 1960 and World Cup semi-finalists fours years ago, were drawn in Group D with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Indonesia in what looks on paper to be the toughest pool.
www.worldcuplatest.com /australia-play-down-asian-cup-favourites-4375.html   (0 words)

 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea
In the 1994 World Cup Games, held in the United State, the South Koreans had their best showing ever, registering draws against both Spain and Bolivia, and losing by only a single goal to perennial powerhouse Germany.
The two zeros of the year 2002 are represented by the symbol for infinity, embodying the spirit of eternal unity and the harmonious link between the two hosts as well as among all the participants.
In the end, they help make the 2002 FIFA World Cup the greatest tournament ever by creating an exciting atmosphere among the players and spectators and in the process convey the lesson that harmony is the key to every success.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/issues/2002_fifa_world_cup_korea.htm   (0 words)

  1966 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The event was awarded by FIFA in 1960 to England to celebrate the centenary of the codification of football in England, beating the West German candidacy.
In the last minute it was Hurst again, who dribbled easily through the German half to net his third goal, just as the gathered crowd invaded the pitch to celebrate with the team, thus cementing the victory for England.
England received the recovered Jules Rimet trophy from the Queen and were crowned World Cup winners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_World_Cup_1966   (472 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : East Asian Tigers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The four Tigers share a range of characteristics with other Asian economies, such as Japan and China, and pioneered what has come to be seen as a particularly "Asian" approach to economic development.
The East Asian Tigers singled out education as a means of improving productivity; these nations focused on improving the education system at all levels; heavy emphasis was placed on ensuring that all children attended elementary education and compulsory high school education.
The East Asian Tigers were strongly affected by the 1997 Asian financial crisis, which impacted each Tiger to varying degrees.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /East_Asian_Tigers   (1683 words)

 Asian Cup - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The AFC Asian Cup, formerly known as the Asian Nations Cup is the main national football competition of the AFC nations.
While only four countries were admitted to the first Asian Cup in 1956, the field of participants now comprises sixteen nations qualified from an initial 43.
FIFA - World Cup - Women's World Cup - World Rankings - Player of the Year
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 List of Asian XI ODI cricketers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Muttiah Muralitharan, who has played in all four one-day internationals played by the ACC Asian XI This is a list of One-day international cricketers for the ACC Asian XI.
A One-day international, or an ODI, is an international cricket match between two representative teams, each having ODI status, as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The ACC Asian XI was an XI named for the 2005 World Cricket Tsunami Appeal, made up of cricketers from Asia, and it also competes in an annual Afro-Asian Cup against an African XI, which started in 2005.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/List_of_Asian_XI_ODI_cricketers   (269 words)

 Asian Cup 2004 :: Soccerphile
The Asian Cup was first held in 1956 and the 2004 Asia Cup will be the 13th staging of the tournament.
This is a shame for the Asian Cup and the KFA could yet regret the decision.
A poor Gulf Cup in January led to the departure of Roy Hodgson and the Gulf State's fans were unhappy at finishing second to Turkmenistan in the qualifying group.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/korean-soccer/asian-cup-2004.html   (2104 words)

 The AFC Asian Cup 2007 Official Website
With qualification to next year’s continental finals sealed Korea Republic head coach Pim Verbeek was keen to use the game against Iran, who have also qualified to next year’s Asian Cup, as a warm-up for next month’s Asian Games and his 21-man squad is made up largely of the Under-23 team.
Despite the fact that Iran have already reached their 11th Asian Cup finals tournament and that it was common knowledge that the Koreans would be sending a young side to prepare for the Asian Games, Ghalenoiee has called up a strong side for Wednesday’s match.
The last Asian Cup qualifying meeting between the two sides took place in Seoul and ended in a 1-1 draw when a 90th minute equaliser from Hannover 96 striker Vahid Hashemian cancelled out Seoul Ki-hyeon’s opener on the stroke of half-time.
www.afcasiancup.com /en/tournament/mtindex.asp?aid=45948&cid=1333&mt=11778&sqid=944&amth=11&ayr=2006   (529 words)

 SA hosts first Afro-Asian Cup - SouthAfrica.info
The Asian side will be made up of players from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, while the African team will be chosen from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
The two games in Durban are an indication of the coastal city's strong Asian population and its links to the sub-continent.
The Asian selectors are well-known cricket commentator and former Indian star Ravi Shastri (who once hit six sixes in an over), Majid Khan, who played 63 tests for Pakistan, and former Sri Lankan international Sidath Wettimuny.
www.southafrica.info /what_happening/sports/afro-asian-cup.htm   (0 words)

 2007 soccer Asian Cup could see first co-hosts
The venue for the 14th Asian Cup, brought forward by a year to avoid clashing with the European Championship and Olympics, will be Southeast Asia, with AFC officials already studying several bids.
The AFC will choose the 2007 Asian Cup hosts at the end of the 2004 finals, which take place in China from July 17 to August 7 with a record 16 teams involved.
The decision to hold the next Asian Cup a year early was in order to raise the profile of the tournament, which traditionally falls in the same year as the European Championship and Olympics.
www.rediff.com /sports/2004/may/31foot1.htm   (0 words)

 Asian soccer heroes bet on Australia for 2007 AFC Asian Cup - Sports - International Herald Tribune
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Two-time finalist China is unlikely to win the 2007 AFC Asian Cup due to problems with the team's coaching and administration, a Chinese ex-national star said Monday, as he and other Asian greats predicted that debutante Australia would be the favorite.
Fan, who has an uneasy relationship with his national soccer federation, the Chinese Football Association, was addressing reporters in Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the Asian Cup final draw, which culminates 10 months of qualifying matches involving 24 teams from 22 countries.
China was the runner-up at the last AFC Asian Cup in 2004, as well as in 1994.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/12/18/sports/AS_SPT_SOC_AFC_Asian_Cup.php   (772 words)

 FIFA.com - Viduka commits to Asian Cup
Viduka, a leading candidate to be named captain of the Socceroos for the Asian football showpiece, came within hours of quitting international football but agreed to play in his last big tournament, reports said.
The national coach said Viduka had not made clear his plans beyond the Asian Cup, but hoped the striker would continue on with the Socceroos towards the qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Viduka is a key part of Arnold's tactics for the Asian Cup with his technical ability to hold the ball and play as a lone striker supported by a fast-moving midfield as previous coach Guus Hiddink employed at the World Cup.
www.fifa.com /confederationcup/news/newsid=536139.html?cid=rssfeed&att=   (0 words)

 Lebanon pulls out of Asian Cup - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Lebanon Football Association's letter of withdrawal.
The letter said Lebanon could not continue in qualifying stages of the Asian Cup "due to the tragic circumstances our country and people are passing through as a result of the barbaric attack imposed on Lebanon by the Israeli Army".
The top two countries advance to next year's Asian Cup finals, to be held in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam from July 7-29 next year.
www.theage.com.au /news/Sport/Lebanon-pulls-out-of-Adelaide-match/2006/08/01/1154198118145.html   (516 words)

 Asian Cup: Australia faces humiliating exit after Iraq wins 3-1
Asian Cup: Australia faces humiliating exit after Iraq wins 3-1
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Australia's besieged coach Graham Arnold savaged his players as indisciplined and disinterested after a 3-1 defeat to Iraq in the Asian Cup on Friday, leaving the pre-tournament favourites on the verge of a humiliating early exit.
After making the semifinals in 1992 and the final in 1996, the United Arab Emirates failed to qualify in 2000 and were knocked out at the group stage in 2004 and now 2007.
www.canoe.ca /CPSportsTicker/CANOE-wire.SOC-Asian-Cup.html   (0 words)

 SI.com - Australians add star quality to Asian Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
It is Australia's first Asian Cup - it switched from the Oceania confederation after the 2006 World Cup - and its presence adds an extra dose of star quality to the event.
Thailand is long overdue for some success in the Asian Cup, and will be eager to capitalise upon home-ground advantage.
The last time the Thais hosted the Asian Cup was in 1972 when it reached the semis of a six-team tournament.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2007/soccer/wires/06/28/2080.ap.as.spt.soc.asian.cup.group.a/index.html   (0 words)

 ABC Sport - Football - Arnold targeting Asian Cup glory
Arnold said Australia were firm favourites to win the Asian Cup - to be held jointly in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam next July - and he wants to use the tournament to send a warning to the teams his side will be fighting against for a place at the 2010 World Cup.
Arnold said he was keen to include most of his star players for the three-week tournament even though it comes at the end of a long season for the majority of the Socceroos' European-based squad.
Australia's successful World Cup campaign in Germany has given the Socceroos a much-increased profile and Arnold knows how vital it is to build on that new-found respect by winning the Asian Cup.
www.abc.com.au /sport/content/200611/s1788298.htm   (0 words)

 ESPNsoccernet - Global - AFC Asian Cup
Japan got their bid for a third Asian Cup title in a row firmly back on course with a convincing 3-1 victory over United Arab Emirates on Friday.
Striker Sebastian Quintana burst Vietnam's bubble with a 79th-minute equaliser that enabled Qatar to salvage a 1-1 draw with the Asian Cup co-hosts on Thursday.
South Korea and Saudi Arabia battled out a 1-1 draw in their opening Asian Cup Group D match after the game was halted for 20 minutes due to a power failure on Wednesday.
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 SoccerFiesta.net » AFC Asian Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Here it is the AFC Asian Cup 2007 Finals Draw Result, the draw is made in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on Tuesday.
Asian Soccer Stars to Attend The AFC Asian Cup 2007 Final Draw
Nakata has retired after the World Cup in Germany this year, and since then has been traveling to different countries, including locations with people in need, to see the world in various perspectives, while Azizi is the Technical Director of top Iran Pro League club Abo Moslem.
www.soccerfiesta.net /category/tournaments-cups/afc-asian-cup   (556 words)

 Afro-Asian Cup to be held in Bangalore and Chennai
Afro-Asian Cup to be held in Bangalore and Chennai
The three matches between combined teams from the Asian and African continents will be played in Bangalore on June 6 and Chennai on June 9 and 10, Sharad Pawar, chairman of Afro-Asian Cricket Cooperation, told reporters.
Conceived as a fund-raiser for the African Cricket Association and Asian Cricket Council, the inaugural edition in South Africa in 2005 ended 1-1.
www.rediff.com /wc2007/2007/apr/11asian.htm   (0 words)

 Harry ready for Asian Cup | The Daily Telegraph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
HARRY Kewell has declared his Asian Cup availability for the Socceroos and has set his sights on a March return after overcoming a career-threatening injury.
One of the world's most damaging left-footers at his best, Kewell broke Socceroos fans' hearts when he was ruled out of the World Cup second-round clash with Italy and emerged from the changerooms on crutches.
What was initially diagnosed as gout was later confirmed to be septic arthritis - a bacterial infection in the joints of his left foot.
www.news.com.au /sundaytelegraph/story/0,22049,21166564-5006068,00.html   (0 words)

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