AFC–OFC Challenge Cup

The AFC–OFC Challenge Cup was a football tournament, set up as the successor of the discontinued Afro-Asian Cup of Nations. It was a biannual event, with Oceania represented by the winners of the OFC Nations Cup and Asia alternately by the winners of the AFC Asian Cup and those of the Asian Games. It is staged as a home and away format.[1]

The cup was first played with Japan beating Australia 3-0 in 2001. [2]

Editions

2001

Japan 
(2000 AFC Asian Cup Champion)
3–0 Australia
(2000 OFC Nations Cup Champion)
Yanagisawa  19'
Hattori  53'
Nakayama  65' (pen.)
Attendance: 46,404
Referee: Zhang Jianjun (China)

2003

The match was originally planned as two-legged tie on March 28 in Auckland and April 4 in Tehran, but then postponed due to Iraq War.

Iran 
(2002 Asian Games Champion)
3–0 New Zealand
(2002 OFC Nations Cup Champion)
Karimi  24', 37'
Kaebi  67'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Kousa Mohammed (Syria)

See also

References

  1. "AFC-OFC challenge cup 2001". ProQuest 203082498. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "New Zealand to play Iran in AFC/OFC Challenge Cup". ProQuest 453147255. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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