Iran, Iraq fight for the AFC U16 Championship silverware

AFC Media Goa: Coach Qahtan Chitheer wants Iraq to create history in Sunday’s AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 final showdown with neighbours Islamic Republic of Iran and win the title for a first time. Iraq have already achieved a best ever performance at the continental competition after seeing off Japan 4-2 in Thursday’s semi-final, but Chitheer believes the […]

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Iraq through to AFC U16 Championship finale after beating Japan

AFC Media Goa: Goa: A hat-trick from Mohammed Dawood saw Iraq end Japan’s 100% record and secure their place in the final of the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 after an action-packed 4-2 victory over the two-time winners at GMC Stadium on Thursday. Having netted both goals in Monday’s quarter-final win over Uzbekistan, striker Dawood gave his side the […]

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Iran to face holders North Korea in the AFC U-16 Championship semi-final

AFC Media Goa: Coach Abbas Chamanian insists Iran have yet to achieve their target at the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 ahead of his side’s hotly anticipated semi-final clash with defending champions North Korea at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. The Iranians advanced to the last four for the first time since 2012 following a comprehensive […]

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AFC strategy to combat age-fraud bears fruit at AFC U-16 Championship 2016

  GOA: Conclusive testing carried out on players competing at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship India 2016 has found no age-cheating at the tournament. The AFC carries out age-testing using MRI scan technology and testing takes place both during qualifying and at the final tournament. AFC Medical Committee Chairman Dato’ Dr Gurcharan Singh […]

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Japan beat UAE to advance into the AFC U-16 Championship semis

  Goa: Defender Ayumu Seko’s first-half goal was enough to see Japan returned to the semi-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 after missing out two years ago after they posted a 1-0 win over United Arab Emirates at GMC Stadium on Sunday. Seko opened the scoring for Group B winners Japan 14 minutes before half-time […]

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