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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...

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...
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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,...
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India vs Tajikistan : India’ mistakes in the last encounter

India vs Tajikistan records so far has been extremely fair. India has played Tajikistan 3 times, winning once, drawing once and losing once. Last time the teams met for AFC Challenge Cup, on 9th March 2012, India lost the...

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...

Mehtab Hussain conspicuously missing from the 30 member list for AFC Challenge Cup

Once again Mehtab Hussain has been overlooked for selection in the Team India for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup 2012. Savio Medeira has released the 30-membered probables' list for the AFC Challenge cup 2012. While the player who is arguably...

India to play Azerbaijan and Oman to warm up for AFC Challenge Cup

In preparation for the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup to be held in Kathmandu from March 8, 2012, the All India Football Federation confirms the following two away International Friendlies for Team India. 1. India vs Oman in Muscat on February 23,...
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India is capable of winning AFC Challenge Cup: Rahim Nabi

National Football Team vice-captain Syed Rahim Nabi stays a versatile player. As India get ready to make a mark at the AFC Challenge Cup, Nabi spoke at length to www.the-aiff.com about his role, the preparation and other relevant issues.  How...
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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...

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...