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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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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...
Sunil Chhetri and Rahim Nabi

Watch India vs North Korea Live Streaming

Indian National Football Team who have already bowed out of the tournament would be having a deep introspection as to what went wrong in the last two matches. India take on DPR Korea in their last Group B encounter...
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AFC Challenge Cup 2014 to be hosted by India?

India may be given the rights to host the AFC Challenge Cup 2014 football tournament. This biennial event is a competition for 2nd tier Asian footballing nations. The AFC officials have recently visited the Barabati stadium in Cuttack to inspect...
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AFC Challenge Cup: Biggest opportunity for Nepal

It is perhaps the most exciting time for football in Nepal. Having gained the rights for hosting AFC Challenge Cup 2012 might just be the push that was needed. This little spark, if channelized properly can create a big formiddable...

AFC Challenge Cup: Confident India get ready for Tajikistan challenge

KATHMANDU: A new day – a new start -- a new tournament. The ‘Blue’ are all set to begin their campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup. The first match is against Tajikistan whom India had defeated 4-1 in 2008 in...

AFC Challenge Cup: It’s Do or Die for India against Philippines

KATHMANDU: India National Football team head Coach Savio Medeira knows Sunday’s encounter against Philippines in the Group B of the AFC Challenge Cup won’t be an easy task. Philippines who have also lost their first match against DPR Korea...
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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...
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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...
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AFC Challenge Cup: Philippines trounce Al Ahli of Qatar 3-1

The Philippines national football team, the Azkals, played with a compact defense and agile attack to defeat Al Ahli SC of Qatar 3-1 in a practice match today. Bouncing back from a 3-0 defeat against Uzbekistan U23, they have shown...