But according to the report. There are only 20 countries that confirmed their participation and dpr Korea is not listed. If you try to count the countries from the northern marianna article. Hopefully this is true as this wil give the azkals a great chance to qualify for the Asian cup.
Although I like to see the azkals play dpr Korea in this cup for this will boost our rankings in FIFA if they do beat dpr Korea
Post by kluverbucy on Sept 17, 2012 23:34:05 GMT 8
Hindi na sasali ang DPR Korea dito sa challenge cup for now, kasi champ na sila previously and no need for them to go back in challenge cup kasi qualifying event ito for Asian Cup where in DPR Korea is Through already.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2012 23:35:04 GMT 8 by kluverbucy
The 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification phase will see eight teams advance to the final tournament. The qualification draw will be held on 25 October 2012, in AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Twenty teams have expressed their interest to take part before the deadline of 7 September 2012. The Northern Mariana Islands will make their Challenge Cup debut after having been approved by the AFC to participate (the Northern Mariana Islands is an associate member of the AFC).
Afghanistan Brunei Cambodia Chinese Taipei Guam India Kyrgyzstan Laos Macau Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Northern Mariana Islands Pakistan Palestine Philippines Sri Lanka Tajikistan Turkmenistan
Did not enter: Bangladesh Bhutan North Korea (Defending Champion) Timor-Leste
Oct 25 will be the day of who will be the host of each group qualifying stage. Hope PHI will be one of the chosen nations The hosts of the tournament finals will be chosen from among the qualified nations after qualification is completed.
It was decided that starting from this tournament, an automatic qualification place will be given to the AFC Challenge Cup host.
According to this AFC article, Tajikistan has a good chance to host the Challenge Cup due to their successful hosting of this year's AFC President's Cup, although "it was emphasised that meeting the hosts would have to meet and satisfy all criteria."
"The committee also decided to give an automatic qualification chance to the AFC Challenge Cup host for the final stage by considering a new timeline for the qualification round draw."
The biggest one of course is the greater than average chance of the Philippines hosting the finals of the AFC Challenge Cup. Though everyone, it seems, sent a bid, the Philippines, after submitting its entry, got quite a spirited response from the AFC and our tropical climate could also be an advantage--the finals will be in March, 2014, the start of our summer season and for the other competing countries, their winter season.
Whoever hosts the Challenge Cup will be determined this November and the draw for the qualifiers has been postponed after the AFC selects the host because whoever wins the bid doesn't have to go through the qualifiers and automatically gets one of the eight finals slots.
"The schedule next year will really depend on the bid, if we win it, the friendlies will be in preparation for the 2014 Challenge Cup," Dan said.
Aside from, of course, earning Fifa points, next year--being a Southeast Asian Games year, the U23 team will also have their share.
"We will also be finalizing who will handle the U23 team," he said.
Among the plans is to expand the Azkal pool to include the U23 players in their camp since a lot of senior team members are also eligible for the u23.
Other plans for next year is an African tour or friendlies against countries ranked between eighth and 15th in Asia.
"We won't be playing Japan, South Korea, Jordan or Australia yet, thatâ€™s for sure," Dan said. "But next year, we will try to get aggressive to earn Fifa points."
As for Cebu's role next year, depending on the success of the Nov. 15 friendly, we could have another one, or a tournament even.
By the way, for the Suzuki Cup, the team might be in a unique position and have four keepers in the 22-man lineup. Two slots, of course are for Neil Etheridge and Roland Muller, who's being projected to play the first two games, while Neil gets the last game in the Group stage. The other two are for Ed Sacapano and another, because if Neil and Roland can't make it, we need Ed and a substitute in case he gets injured.
In their mini-camp and friendlies in Manila, Dan said they picked Stallions and Green Archers for two reasons.
"The Koreans are really good with their passing game and we wanted to test that," he said, referring to the Stallions.
As for the Green Archers, well, for Tating Pasilan's fans, this could be taken as a nod on him. (Yep, I forgot to ask why Tating isnâ€™t in the pool)
"We want to test our back four by going against really fast strikers," he said.
By the way, for Azkals fans who are also Global FC fans, you should be at the Cebu City Sports Center for the Nov. 17 Sun.Star Cebu Football Cup opening.
Dan has committed that he's going to have five Azkals players from Global stay over, together with Ray Jonsson, Juani Guirado and Rob Gier. There's a UFL Cup final on Nov. 19, so the other Azkals who play for the other UFL teams may have to leave after the friendly, but the Global Azkals will stay as guests for the Sun.Star Cebu Football Cup.
And at 4 p.m. on Nov. 17, there's going to be a friendly 9-a-side game between the CFA and the Azkals coaching staff. There will be a dinner, hosted by Sun.Star Cebu, after the match but the dinner will be paid by the loser of the friendly. Dan and CFA president Ricky Dakay shook on that promise.
There were a few other stuffs I learned from that dinner, but those will be for future Fair Plays.
Oh, by the way, I learned that we have 12 Fifa accredited referees based in the Philippines but they don't get to officiate in the UFL Division 1.
Why? Well, that's for the NCRFA to answer.
Another thing, plans are in motion for an AFF Super Cup, and the Philippines may get to send one club team for this. For now, it could be the UFL champion or the winner in a face-off between the UFL champion and the PFF club championships. This, by the way, are just plans.
PFF bidding to host 2014 Challenge Cup By Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:12 am | Sunday, November 11th, 2012
THE PHILIPPINE Football Federation is bidding to host the final round of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup that will come with a reward of outright qualification for the tournament.
The Challenge Cup, where the Azkals finished third early this year in Kathmandu, Nepal, serves as the qualifier for emerging Asian footballing nations for the 2015 AFC Cup in Australia.
PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta said the AFC has changed its rule on the eight-nation tournament and will now give outright seeding to the host country, sparing its national side of going through the tough qualifying round.
Aside from the Philippines, Maldives, India and Tajikistan have all submitted bids to host the biennial tournament.
Araneta is confident the Philippines will get the nod when the AFC decides on the host of the tournament on Nov. 28.
If the Philippines isn’t picked to host the final round, Araneta said the PFF will still bid for one of the group qualifiers slated in 2013.
The Rizal Memorial Stadium, the home of the Azkals if they reach the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup late this year, and the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod are both being eyed as venues for the Challenge Cup.
“Our chances (of winning the hosting) are okay,” said Araneta. “They (AFC) have seen Rizal and Panaad. They’ve seen the hotels in Bacolod and Manila.”
The PFF chief said the renewed interest in the sport in the country as well as the rise of the Azkals in the rankings will help the country in its hosting bid.
“The crowd, the popularity of football and our ranking will be plus factors for us,” Araneta added.
Panaji: India's ambitious bid to host the AFC Challenge Cup for the second time in six years is under a cloud after it emerged that Maldives and Philippines are in the final shortlist prepared by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Members of the AFC President's Cup and Challenge Cup competitions committee, who recommend the hosts to the executive committee, have been told to do their pickings from amongst Maldives and Philippines, based on an assessment report that has been attached separately.
"There is some confusion at the moment. The AFC has recommended two names and India is not among them. I have asked them why India was not in the shortlisted and am waiting to hear back from them," said South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) general secretary Alberto Colaco, a member of the committee.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) too has not taken the recent communique from the AFC lightly and have now sought answers why India's name has gone missing even before the selection process is completed.
"We are not demanding that the AFC hand over the tournament to us, but there has to be a process," said AIFF general secretary Kushal Das.
"As far as the bid is concerned, the AFC has given us a letter that there is no need for an inspection in India because they have already inspected all three stadiums (two in Delhi and one in Goa) here in the past," said Das.
Philippines makes bid to host 2014 AFC Challenge Cup Tuesday, November 13, 2012 · 12:48 am
The Philippine Football Federation has made its bid to host the 2014 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup following an impressive showing of the national football team in this year’s edition of the tournament.
The AFC Challenge Cup is a competition played by the emerging football nations in Asia. Last March, the Azkals bagged third place in the 2012 staging of the tournament in Nepal.
The champion of the 2014 Challenge Cup will qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.
PFF president Mariano Araneta said that the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila and the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod are the possible venues of the tournament if the country secures its hosting.
“May pumuntang inspector dito. He inspected Rizal (Stadium) and Panaad (Stadium),” Araneta said.
If the country wins the bid, the Azkals no longer need to go through the qualifiers to get to the tournament prop
Post by negativezero1998 on Nov 13, 2012 19:55:03 GMT 8
In my opinion, since the AFC looks for a better country for the 2014 afc challenge cup to host, the PHILIPPINES will surely be picked.They should also consider other parts of the continent other than South Asia. Since PHI and Maldives are on the track,maybe 60-40% chance for our country to win the bid.
India were hoping to host the prestigious tournament for the second time in six years, but the AFC announced that the Philippines and Maldives were in the final shortlist.. 13-Nov-2012 7:36:00 AM
India's desire to host the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup looks to be dead and buried as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) shortlisted Philippines and Maldives in its final list of names and have asked members of the AFC President's Cup and Challenge Cup to choose from among the two. Tajikstan was the other nation that had reportedly submitted a bid to host the prestigious tournament.
"There is some confusion at the moment. The AFC has recommended two names and India is not among them. I have asked them why India was not in the shortlisted and am waiting to hear back from them," said Alberto Colaco, General Secretary of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).
Philippines and Maldives are favourites to host the AFC Challenge Cup
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) are expectedly not amused as they look to demand an answer as to why India's name is missing even before the conclusion of the selection process. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said to The Times of India: "We are not demanding that the AFC hand over the tournament to us but there has to be a process"
"The final decision would only be taken in the competition committee meeting on November 28. However, we have received a letter from the AFC that there is no need for an inspection in India because they have already inspected all three stadiums (two in Delhi and one in Goa) here in the past," Das added.
India had hosted and won the AFC Challenge Cup in 2008 that ensured their participation in the 2011 Asian Championship in Doha.
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Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
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