Asian Cup 2007 Highlights

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Asian Cup 2007 Highlights

Asian Cup 2007 Highlights
English | 3 minutes per match | 32 matches | 460 x 460 | PAL (25fps) | DivX | Audio: MP3 - 128kbps | 358 MB
Genre: Sport (Football)

From its humble beginnings in 1956, the AFC Asian Cup has developed into the continent’s premier football tournament, bringing together the top national teams from the length and breadth of Asia to compete for one of international football’s most sought-after prizes every four years.

Asian Cup 2007 Highlights

Asian Cup 2007 Highlights



Asian Cup 2007 Highlights


From its humble beginnings in 1956, the AFC Asian Cup has developed into the continent’s premier football tournament, bringing together the top national teams from the length and breadth of Asia to compete for one of international football’s most sought-after prizes every four years. The tournament had it roots in the formation of the Asian Football Confederation in Manila in 1954. The 12 founder members of the AFC sought to shape the development of the game in Asia and one of the keys to achieving that aim was the organisation of a regional competition for the continent's international teams. Just two years later, the first ever Asian Cup was staged in Hong Kong with seven of the 12 affiliated national associations vying for the title of Asia's best football team. Over half a century later, the Asian Cup has grown to encompass teams from throughout the continent and has become the barometer by which the continually changing balance of power in Asian football is measured. From the dominance of Korea Republic in the early years of the competition, the Asian Cup became the providence of the mighty Iranians who won three consecutive tournaments from 1968 to 1976. During the 1980s, the Gulf states asserted themselves with Kuwait becoming the first Arab side to win the competition in 1980 before Saudi Arabia claimed three of the next four championships, reaching the final five times in a row. Japan's Asian Cup victories in 1992, 2000 and 2004 signaled a shift in power back to East Asia at the turn of the Millennium although the highly competitive nature of the most recent tournament in China is a clear indication that competition remains keen among the sides looking to be crowned Asia’s top national team. In 2007, it was held in South-East Asia. There were four countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This highlights include all matches and goals from the first round until Final in Jakarta, Indonesia.