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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: 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: 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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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 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...

Maldives announce squad for AFC Challenge Cup

Maldives have announced their AFC Challenge Cup, 2012 squad. Maldives  are in Group A along with Nepal, Palestine and Turkmenistan. Maldives coach, Istvan Urbany, is hopeful for a good show and believes his team has the potential to win...

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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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...
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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...

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...

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,...