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  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)

  
  Asian Cup 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Asian Football Confederation's Asian Cup 2004 finals were held in China between July 17 and August 7.
The final match between China and Japan was marked by rioting Chinese fans near the north gate of Beijing Worker's Stadium afterwards, partly provoked by controversial officiating and anti-Japanese sentiment resulting from historical tensions.
Like other sports events, the Asian Cup 2004 was publicised as evidence of China's economic and athletic progress, being referred to by some as a prelude to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_Cup_2004   (438 words)

  
 Asian Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with the cricket Asia Cup
The Asian Cup has been held once every four years from 1956 onwards, the last of which held in China in 2004.
However, as the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship are also held in the same year as the Asian Cup (2004, 2008, 2012 etc.), the sporting calendar is somewhat crowded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_Cup   (176 words)

  
 FIFA.com
Asian Cup Local Organising Committee General Secretary and AFC Vice-president Zhang Jilong added to the positive tone in an interview with FIFA.com, "2004 is definitely a hectic time for Asian football, but we are very glad to host the Asian Cup in the year of FIFA's Centennial.
Secondly, this Asian Cup will be staged at four separate venues for the first time, extending the geographical scope of the event.
The AFC announced the next Asian Cup will be staged in 2007, one year ahead of the scheduled 2008, to avoid clashing with the Beijing Olympics and Euro 2008.
www.fifa.com /en/news/feature/0,1451,102136,00.html?articleid=102136   (773 words)

  
 Persian Football News
The fascinating experience of attending the Asian Cup as a media personnel was an eye-opener amid a mix of sentiments varying between admiration for the organization of such a tournament to pure discontent with the behind the scenes affairs that has unquestionably affected the outcome of the championship.
As the cool down period after the final of the Asian Cup 2004 is over, so it is about the right time to discuss the shortfalls and the success of Team Melli.
While the Team Melli was involved in major international tournaments such as Asian Cup, and World Cup preliminary matches, the league was either interrupted or delayed resulting in a congested schedule at the end of the season especially with the cup matches spanning meaninglessly over the full length of the season.
www.persianfootball.com /pfdcnewsEpAkVpFZAZIjFWAOCd.htm   (1445 words)

  
 The Asian Cup China 2004 Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Asian Cup 2004 final between China and Japan has smashed viewing records, including those for the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, to become the most watched single sports event in the history of Chinese television.
China's dream of winning their first Asian Cup were dashed on Saturday by defending champions Japan, who won their third continental title with a 3-1 victory in Beijing.
China Football Association vice-president Jiang Jilong is hoping that the country’s successful staging of the Asian Cup 2004 will be a platform that it can build upon for the future of the sport in the country.
www.asiancup2004.com /en   (141 words)

  
 Asian Cup 2004 Review :: Soccerphile
The 32 games in the 2004 Asian Cup saw 94 goals and 17 red cards, fights between teams as well as team-mates but that's not the half of it.
That epic 4-3 victory was to be the highlight of the cup for the Iranians.
It was the Omani's first Asian Cup and the boys from the tiny Gulf state have every reason to feel proud.
soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/korean-soccer/asian-cup-review.html   (1994 words)

  
 The Tiger Cup 2004 Official Website
Given the fact that Cambodia are currently ranked lower than all the other Tiger Cup entrants, expect for the Philippines, it seems hard to believe that they once reached the Asian Cup semi-finals.
So while Cambodia did not enter either the FIFA World Cup 2006 or the Asian Cup 2004 qualifying tournament, the Under-17 and youth teams participated in the preliminary rounds of the respective AFC youth tournaments (although neither made it through to the final round).
With the Cambodia National League suspended in 2004, the lack of regular football over the past 12 months may prove to be the undoing of Cambodia and a young side may find that enthusiasm and hard work are not enough to bridge the gulf in class between themselves and the other teams in the group.
www.tigercup.org /en/tournament/teams.asp?cid=1108&sqid=904&ccd=CAM&tbl=Y   (539 words)

  
 Persian Football News
Despite such developments, deficiencies still exist and shortcoming are vividly evident at several levels and specifically after the conclusion of the Asian Cup 2004, when there was additions to the long list of AFC deficiencies, raised about morality and fair play of AFC and applications of double standards.
If the events of Asian Cup 2004 are anything to go by, regrettably the answer for both questions is a big NO. There is a huge gap between what Mr.
However, this Asian Cup 2004 will always be remembered as the tournament with the most controversial referring decisions against certain teams.
www.persianfootball.com /pfdcnewsEpAkluyZZZCFzySjGI.htm   (2128 words)

  
 Asian Cup at AllExperts
Not to be confused with the cricket Asia Cup
The Asian Cup has been held once every four years from 1956 onwards, the last of which held in China in 2004.
However, as the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship are also held in the same year as the Asian Cup (2004, 2008, 2012 etc.), the sporting calendar is somewhat crowded.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/as/asian_cup.htm   (230 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Soccer - World - China to host 2004 Asian Cup finals with 16 teams - Saturday October 28, 2000 09:01 AM
Lebanon, host to the cup's current 12th edition, was chosen over China four years ago to give the tiny Arab nation an incentive to develop its sports infrastructure as it rebuilds from a ruinous 1975-1990 civil war.
Except for matches involving the host, which finished bottom of its group and was eliminated, Asian Cup games saw crowds ranging between several hundred an 5,000 in stadiums with a capacity between 22,500 and 50,000.
The AFC will also organize an Under-19 Asian Cup for women, a decision that Velappan said was made in recognition of the progress made by Asian women's soccer.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2000/10/28/china_2004_ap   (753 words)

  
 CRI Reports
The Asian Football Confederation, or AFC, and the Local Organizing Committee for the Asian Cup, China 2004, has unveiled the official logo and mascot for the July finals in Beijing.
The Asian Cup is the top celebration of Asian soccer, a football festival for all Asian people.
Today, the AFC officially launches the identity and mascot of Asian Cup China 2004, which signals the preparations for the Asian Cup have stepped into a new stage.
english.cri.cn /144/2003-10-27/20@55056.htm   (404 words)

  
 THE IRANIAN: Asian cup 2004, Ali Ardeshir Jowza
Before this cup, I didn't know any of them, yet we all came together, like we were lifetime friends.
I was glad to see that I was not alone the core of our group of five to six guys whom like myself lived Iran's dream of winning the fourth Asian Cup and solidifying Iran's place as the best in Asia.
It was obvious that the whole Asian confederation(AFC) was against Iran, as witnessed in the harsh penalties put on our players after the Oman game and the lack of punishing other teams that committed acts ten times worse then Iran.
www.iranian.com /Jowza/2004/August/Game   (1254 words)

  
 Asian Cup in Beijing draws near
Chinese school children perform during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Soccer 2004 Asian Cup at the Workers' Stadium in Beijing, July 14, 2004.
The mascots of the Soccer 2004 Asian Cup, monkey "Beibei", perform during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Soccer 2004 Asian Cup at the Workers' Stadium in Beijing, July 14, 2004.
Chinese actors perform kung fu near a model of Great Wall during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Soccer 2004 Asian Cup at the Workers' Stadium in Beijing, July 14, 2004.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-07/15/content_348408.htm   (102 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.
newsviews.info /sport10.html   (1356 words)

  
 Asian Cup 2004 Review :: Soccerphile
The 32 games in the 2004 Asian Cup saw 94 goals and 17 red cards, fights between teams as well as team-mates but that's not the half of it.
That epic 4-3 victory was to be the highlight of the cup for the Iranians.
It was the Omani's first Asian Cup and the boys from the tiny Gulf state have every reason to feel proud.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/korean-soccer/asian-cup-review.html   (1994 words)

  
 ::: 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP ::: The Indian perspective ::: presented by IndianFootball.Com
July 20: FIFA and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee (OC) have announced the match schedule for the FIFA Confederations Cup which is to be staged from 15 to 29 June 2005.
July 13: After their richly deserved triumph at UEFA Euro 2004, the all-conquering Greeks have become the fifth side to qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005.
Macala has been around the Asian scene long enough to appreciate the importance of the psychological edge and it's a weapon he hopes to use to his team's advantage in the four-team group that is made up by Thailand.
www.indianfootball.com /specials/wc2006/news/wcn200407.html   (2165 words)

  
 The AFC Asian Cup 2007 Official Website
TASHKENT - Uzbekistan national team coach Ravshan Haydarov is facing further selection problems ahead of the Asian Cup 2004 finals with Russia-based players Victor Karpenko and Vladimir Maminov doubtful for the tournament in China later this month.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow's Maminov has seen his hopes of a place in the Uzbekistan squad for the Asian Cup dashed as he will soon be undergoing an operation on a long-standing Achilles heel injury.
Maminov's absence is a major blow to Uzbek preparations for the Asian Cup as he was one of the three key midfielders in Haydarov's provisional squad.
www.afcasiancup.com /en/news/index.asp?aid=35898&cid=1043&adt=2004-7-01   (291 words)

  
 Asian Cup qualifying battle resumes
After a break of nearly six months, the qualifying competition for the AFC Asian Cup 2007 resumes this week with matches on 11 fronts throughout the continent, with 10 games on Wednesday and one on Thursday.
Macala led the Omanis to their first Asian Cup appearance in China in 2004 before taking UAE club Al Ain to the AFC Champions League final last season.
Asian Cup 2004 finalists China will attempt to open up some daylight on their rivals when they take on ASEAN Football Federation champions Singapore in Tianjin, while Palestine and Iraq clash in Amman.
www.iransportspress.com /?c=127&a=3455   (762 words)

  
 Iran Asian Cup 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Representatives of the Iranian football federation, alongside China and Thailand, will on Oct. 27th give their last defence to host the 2004 Asian cup.
Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup with a goal from the South Korean team in golden goal extra time.
Asian footballer of the year, Ali Daei, said in Tripoli, "we have to neutralize their speed to defeat them."
www.iranmania.com /news/sports/features/asiancup2000   (294 words)

  
 CRI NEWS
With drums beating and fire crackers cracking, the final rehearsal of the 2004 Asian Cup opening ceremony got underway.
2004 also marks the centennial anniversary of the founding of FIFA and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Asian Football Confederation.
So this year's Asian Cup is a milestone in the history of world soccer.
en.chinabroadcast.cn /1174/2004-7-15/32@132136.htm   (355 words)

  
 China Unveils Logo and Mascot for 2004 Asian Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The countdown to the 2004 Asian Cup soccer tournament started on Sunday as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) officials unveiled the tournament's logo and mascot in Beijing.
The Asian Cup logo is a dragon icon, a symbol that embodies both the traditions and ambitions of China.
The 2004 Asian Cup, which will be held from July 17-August 7 in four Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Ji'nan, Chengdu and Chongqing, is the largest-ever as a total of 16 teams participate.
www.china.org.cn /english/2003/Oct/78445.htm   (238 words)

  
 Penpix of Saudi Arabia's World Cup squad
Was a member of the Saudi squad that took part in the 2004 Asian Cup in China and played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he conceded eight goals in the 8-0 defeat to Germany.
Failed to make the 2004 Asian Cup squad but has been called up for various World Cup qualifiers that raised his hopes of making the trip to Germany.
The 2005 Asian Player of the Year is one of the most important members of the team and his ability to score goals makes him a major asset.
www.rediff.com /sports/2006/may/29saudi.htm   (1054 words)

  
 Megasoccer Search - Your results for "asian cup"
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 Asian Cup: China make into second round
China advanced into the second round of the 2004 Asian Cup yesterday as it edged past Qatar 1-0 in the final match of Group A at the Beijing Workers' Stadium.
China's Xu Yunlong (white jersey) and Qatar's Seyd Bechir fight for the ball during their Group A match at the Asian Cup Soccer in Beijing July 25, 2004.
He asked the fans nationwide to keep up their support and help make the Asian Cup a big success in China.
www.qingdaonews.com /gb/content/2004-07/26/content_3425094.htm   (684 words)

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