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The AFC Challenge Cup is an international football competition for emerging nations that are members of the Asian Football Confederation

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Sunil Chhetri named captain of India for AFC Challenge Cup

Sunil Chhetri has been named as the captain of the Indian football team that is going to play in the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup. Also Syed Rahim Nabi has been named as his deputy in the squad. Announcing this,...

Indian football team may play against Blackburn Rovers

There's some unconfirmed news that Indian Football Team may travel to England this February to prepare for  AFC Challenge cup. The trip will be for 10 days, where India may play couple of matches against English Premier League team Blackburn...

AFC Challenge Cup: Philippines is not a serious contender

Philippines football team or the Azkals as they are fondly called are grouped in the Group B of AFC Challenge Cup alongside India, DPR Korea and Tajikistan. FIFA ranked 156, they are just behind India (joint 154 with Bahamas). In the...
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AFC Challenge Cup: Can Philippines hold inconsistent DPR Korea?

Philippines faces the strongest side in the tournament in their first encounter of AFC Challenge Cup 2012 today. Ranked at 111, the North Korean side is the favourite in the tournament and are predicted to defend their title. DPR Korea have played...
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AFC Challenge Cup 2012: Phillipines lose 3-0 to Uzbekistan U23

The Azkals (Philippines national football team) have lost their first practice match in the Dubai training camp against Uzbekistan olympic team by a margin of 3-0. The match took place at Maktoum Stadium, Al Nasr Sports Club in Dubai, which was...

Azkals give a tough fight to Australia U-23 team, loses 0-1

In their last football friendly in the preparatory camp in Dubai, the Azkals gave a brave fight to the Australian Olympic team but lost 0-1. The goal for Australia was scored by Jason Hoffman due to a defensive blunder by the Philippines. After that...
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No AFC Challenge Cup for India?

The AFC Challenge Cup 2012 is less than 24 hours away but there is no hint of it being telecast in the Indian territory. If you are a foreigner, you will be surprised and if you are an Indian football...
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India names squad for AFC Challenge Cup 2012

The coach of Indian football team Savio Medeira has named his final 23-member squad for the AFC Chellenge Cup 2012 football tournament in Nepal. The final list was released after India returned from their training camp in Dubai where they...

AFC Challenge Cup 2012: Philippines weakened as EPL and Danish Superliga players skip

The Azkals, as the Philippines national football team is called, will have a tough challenge in the AFC Challenge Cup as two hi-profile players based in Europe will not be available for their campaign. The preparations of the team has...

Key Seniors Left Out of AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers

Bhaichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh were omitted from the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) list of 44 probables for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers next month. More than half the side comprises players from Indian Arrows. Bhutia had announced...