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 Persian Football News
AFC - KUALA LUMPUR, When the Asian Cup started back in 1956, there were only a handful of participating sides and right until now, there have been only a few genuine contenders, and usually the same old suspects, to have been able to win it.
For the first time in the history of the Asian Cup, numerous dark horses lay in the fray, waiting for any potential slipup from the big hitters.
Asian football has never been this competitive and this Asian Cup Finals will demonstrate just how swift the continent has progressed over the last 10 years.
www.persianfootball.com /readstory.php?storyid=EplAEpyEVpSvibLXNk   (583 words)

 The Asian Cup History and Previous Winners
From humble beginnings, the Asian Cup has gradually grown into one of international football's biggest events with over 40 countries vying for the continental crown every four years.
Just two years later, the first ever Asian Cup was staged in Hong Kong with seven of the 12 affiliated national associations vying for the title of Asia's best football team.
Nearly half a century later, the Asian Cup remains a highly sought-after prize with 43 nations from the length and breadth of the world's largest continent competing for the right to lift the trophy in Beijing in August 2004.
www.napit.co.uk /viewus/infobank/football/asiancup.php   (249 words)

 Korea Exit Asian Cup 2004 :: Soccerphile
This new-found understanding seems to have extended to Korea's premature exit from the Asian Cup which has not been greeted with the vitriol that surely would have been come Coelho's way had he still been the coach.
Lee likes the Asian Cup, as he was the top scorer in the 2000 version in the Lebanon with six goals.
The exit from the Asian Cup could prove to be a blessing in disguise for Korea, leaving the coach, the players and the country in no doubt as to the size of the task ahead.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/korean-soccer/korea-asian-cup-2004.html   (1282 words)

 ::: Welcome Guest to World Cup Germany 2006 :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Their hardest-earned FIFA World Cup triumph came in 1994, when the Auriverde won on penalties to end a 24-year drought during which their teams struggled to come to terms with the physical style of opposition teams.
In the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers they were hot on the heels of Tunisia for much of the time, but in the end failed to snatch the first place they needed to progress.
On their debut in the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, they were narrowly knocked out by Morocco and in subsequent years found victory impossible to come by.
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 Asian Cup
The Asian Cup is the main national football competition of the Asian nations.
It is held every four years since 1956.
While only four countries were admitted to the first Asian Cup in 1956, the field of participants now comprises sixteen nations.
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Following their debut in the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland™, this will be their fifth straight appearance, solidifying their top-dog status in Asia.
If Korea are to satisfy their fanatical local support, they will have to draw on all their skill and potential, the experience of their coach as well as the elements afforded to home advantage.
But with the first Asian finals making tournament history, the winds of change could be upon international football, and Korea could just be the team to demonstrate this.
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 Persian Football News
Iraq and Asian Cup 2004 runners-up China have failed to sparkle in Group E but will advance to the finals with wins against Singapore and Palestine, respectively.
Quarter-finalists at the last three Asian Cups, Akram Salman’s side are expected to pick up all three points against a Singapore side that has failed to score in their last three qualifiers and are missing top strikers Noh Alam Shah and Indra Sahdan Daud, through a combination of suspension and injury.
The Asian Cup champions travel to Bangalore to face winless India, while Saudi Arabia will attempt to extend their perfect record when they host Yemen in Jeddah.
www.persianfootball.com /readstory.php?storyid=20061010364434754142   (1066 words)

 HispanicOnline.com - HISPANIC Magazine presents 2002 World Cup Special Section
South Korea comes into 2002 World Cup competition with four advantages: play on its home turf, acclimatization to the region's extreme weather, the direction of Holland's former coach, Guus Hiddink, and a perfect understanding of the odds against them.
With the world's eyes upon them and a World Cup track record of six defeats and four ties, this is South Korea's chance to score a victory, which may well come at the expense of the United States when the teams meet June 10 at Daegu.
Nevertheless, this Cup co-host is not expected to advance beyond the first round of competition.
www.hispaniconline.com /sports&/world_cup/group_d_korea.html   (168 words)

 News Views - Sport
The Asian cup was first held in 1956, two years before that of the European Championships.
At the last Asian cup in 2000 Japan lifted the trophy and are highly ranked for the 2004 Asian Cup.
However, the matchup between the present and former powerhouses of Asian football will be a tough one and both are seen as prospects to lift the Asian Cup this year.
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 Father of "1956" and the children of 2006 | Asian Tribune
As the immediate heir to her husband's legacy, she was the beneficiary and the recipient of the forces that flowered in "1956".
The period from 1956 to 1970 was dominated by Bandaranaikeism.
In 1956 sinhalese were in the minority due to the "divide and conquer" tactics of the British.
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 World Cup 2006 - Team Profile: South Korea | Reuters.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
South Korea will be taking part in their sixth successive World Cup finals in June, but even their most die-hard fan would be hard pressed to expect a repeat of their fairytale foray into the semi-finals on home soil in 2002.
The return of Hiddink to the Netherlands as coach of PSV Eindhoven and the retirement of inspirational captain Hong Myung-bo and talismanic striker Hwang Sun-hong did little to dampen fans' expectations for similar success in 2006.
In September, Korea entrusted their World Cup fortunes to another Dutchman, Dick Advocaat, hoping the former Netherlands manager would bring much-needed stability and discipline to a talented but inexperienced young squad.
worldcup.reuters.com /southkorea/profile   (365 words)

 History Of The Asian Cup - SoccerPulse Community
The final rounds of the 1968 Asian Cup marked the last time that the competition was played on a round-robin league basis and saw the emergence of Iran as a continental football force.
The Asian Cup finals were expanded to include 10 teams as Iran’s 12-year reign as Asian Cup champions finally came to an end.
The Saudis, playing in their fifth consecutive Asian Cup final, were keen to avenge their hammering by Japan in the group stage, but Shigeyoshi Mochizuki’s 29th minute strike proved to be the only goal of the final as the Japanese won 1-0.
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 Germany world cup 2006 (Discount Ticket shop): Germany world cup tickets 2006!
For the first time, the 2006 FIFA World Cup presents the opportunity for the event to be held in a united Germany, with cities in what was formerly East Germany, being included as hosts.
The overall philosophy for the 2006 FIFA World Cup is to invite the world to a joyful celebration in the heart of Europe, "Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden".The Official Emblem was unveiled at the prestigious launch ceremony which took place on 19 November 2002 in Gelsenkirchen.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee Germany, with the football legend, Franz Beckenbauer as its President, was in attendance, together with FIFA officials and representatives.
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 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Bahrain, the runners-up of the recent Gulf Cup, who finished just a point behind the Saudis, were the revelations of the event, taking 13 points from six matches.
Since winning the inaugural Asian Cup in 1956 and the second in 1960, Korea Republic have faired poorly in the continent’s most prestigious football tournament.
Unfortunately for them, the 2002 FIFA World Cup semi-finalists have been drawn with three Arab sides in Group B.They will face Kuwait, the 1980 Champions, who beat Korea 1-0 in the group stage of the 2000 Asian Cup, as well as the United Arab Emirates, who have parted ways with coach Roy Hodgson, and Jordan.
www.fifa.com /en/news/index/0,1464,73874,00.html?articleid=73874   (646 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - World - Japan, Saudi Arabia looking for rematch in finals - Wednesday October 25, 2000 10:59 AM
In any case, the only two nations to win the Asian Cup in the last 16 years are in the semifinals again and are on course for a title showdown on Sunday.
It was the only time Saudi Arabia lost an Asian Cup final since 1984, winning three others.
South Korea has not won the Asian Cup since clinching the first two editions of the event in 1956 and 1960.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2000/10/25/asian_cup_ap   (891 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)

 World Cup Betting - Team Profiles - South Korea
After the huge success at the world cup in their own country four years ago it could only go downwards with South Korea and the qualification for Germany was already quite mixed.
But after the world cup 2002 experienced defenders around Myong-Bo Hong retired since that the defence is a bit insecure.
The chances at the world cup are difficult to estimate - ranging from the 2nd place behind France to dropping out without a point everything seems possible.
www.world-cup-betting-2006.com /team-profile-south-korea.htm   (255 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Confederations Cup, which had already taken on the guise of a "mini World Cup" to be used by national coaches for fine-tuning their teams, will have a special touch in 2001.
For the host football associations and the associated World Cup Organising Committees it is an ideal opportunity for testing the structures in place and the efficiency of their collaboration, even if the unique dimensions and requirements of an occasion such as the FIFA World Cup™ make it impossible to simulate.
For the surprise winners of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2000, who are coached by the German Holger Osieck, the main priorities in Korea and Japan will be to make amends for the disappointment of their World Cup qualifying campaign, to gather urgently needed international experience and to make a completely new start.
www.fifa.com /print/article/0,4039,24742,00.html   (1090 words)

 Prize went to the real genius
Copa America Cup Championship is the oldest football tournament in the world.
The World Cup Football started in 1930, the Asian Cup in 1956, the African Nations Cup in 1957, the European Championship in 1960 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North and Central America and the Caribbean) in 1993.
Following second round ejection in World Cup in 1990, there came a change in the techniques and strategy in Brazilian football.
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 Times of Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SINGAPORE — Oman, who were impressive in the 2004 Asian Cup finals in Beijing, have been drawn in a relatively easy Group C in the 2007 Asian Cup qualifying draw yesterday.
Twenty-four Asian teams went into the hat for the draw with the qualifying games to be played on February 22, March 1, August 16, September 6, October 11 and November 15.
The AFC had announced in 2003 that the 2007 competition would be held in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region after adopting a rotation policy for hosting the cup, similar to world football’s governing body Fifa.
www.timesofoman.com /newsdetails.asp?newsid=24134&pn=sports   (904 words)

 India in soccer World Cup! When? - FIFA 2006: HT Special   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Though India have never qualified for the soccer World Cup, but this is the same nation, which once reached the semifinals of the Olympics.
That was in Melbourne 1956 when India became the first Asian team to reach the Olympic semifinals.
Since then the scene became gloomy and despite producing players of the caliber of IM Vijayan and Bhutia, India became one of the most anaemic nations in the weakest soccer continent in the world.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/8011_1695041,00160126.htm   (578 words)

 Broadmining: CUP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A unit of measuring volume used primarily in cooking
A cup of brewed coffee in the U.S. is traditionally 6 U.S. fl.
CUP is an acronym for Canadian University Press, a student newspaper co-operative and newswire service.
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 Queensland Football
It is currently the highest-ranked Asian (AFC) national team in the official FIFA World Rankings.
The nation's first World Cup appearance was in 1998, where they lost their first two fixtures 1-0 to Argentina and Croatia, despite playing well in both games.
For the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Japan is in Group F along with Australia, Brazil, and Croatia.
qldfootball.com /index.php?option=com_fifaworldcup&page=Japan.html   (290 words)

 Asian Cup 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Asian Football Confederation's Asian Cup 2000 finals were held in the Lebanon between October 12 and October 29.
A total of 62 games were held starting with the Oman versus Tajikistan game on August 3, 1999.
Asian Cup 2000 was held in three venues:
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 Soccer News : UAE take on Oman in AFC qualifier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, while Oman are looking forward to eliminate Asian Cup 2004 quarter-finalists Jordan if they manage a home win in their today's test, the UAE who have secured their place in the finals are unlikely to take things easy against their Gulf neighbours.
Former winners South Korea and Iran are in strong positions to advance from Group B. The Koreans, winners of the first two Asian Cup in 1956 and 1960, are seeking to end a 47-year drought in the competition and will qualify for the finals if they can manage a draw at home against Syria.
The Syrians surprised Iran with a 1-1 draw in Teheran in August but their 2-0 defeat to Team Melli in Damascus last month means that they must win in Seoul to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Asian Cup for the first time since 1996.
www.keralanext.com /news/?id=873701   (802 words)

 Asia Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The AFC Asian Cup, formerly known as the Asian Nations Cup is the main national football competition of the AFC nations.
A qualifying tournament is held to determine the participating nations, currently this involves two rounds of league round-robin format.
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.
www.soccer-rules.the-worldcup.com /asia_cup.htm   (83 words)

 Jakarta to host final of Asian Cup - Football - Fox Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Asian Cup has never before been hosted by four countries and bin Hammam earlier this year admitted to AFP he was concerned about costs and logisitical problems.
Japan, which has won the Asian Cup three times, is defending champion having beaten China 3-1 in a bad-tempered final in Beijing in 2004.
Following their second-round heroics at the World Cup in Germany, the Socceroos go into this month's qualifying round as Asia's highest-ranked team in the world at 33.
www.foxsports.com.au /story/0,,20019445-23215,00.html   (503 words)

 Statto.com :: English FA Cup Past Seasons
This is a list of all of the past seasons for the English FA Cup.
Clicking on the winner will take you to the team home page for that team for the season that they were winners.
Note that some cups that are just play-offs etc are included but no winner is shown.
www.statto.com /cups/?id=11   (66 words)

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