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ashindiaashindia 4111 PointsU23 Olympian
edited March 2012 in Asian Football Forum
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  • Well look here... Australia is going to play in the EAFF East Asian Championship.


    And how is this surprising... Australia are affiliated with the ASEAN Football Federation which is in the South Eastern Region. Australia should be in the ASEAN Football Championship (or AFF Suzuki Cup) but instead they are ditching Thailand and Indonesia for Japan and South Korea. Interesting???

    Wonder if India can ditch South Asia and join the ASEAN Football Championship like most of us want?
  • archakarchak 2063 PointsU23 Olympian

    impossible @arsenalkid700 #politics and #diplomaticrelations

  • > archak said:
    > impossible @arsenalkid700 #politics and #diplomaticrelations



    What diplomatic bull. I agree our relationship could stop such a thing but again we cant think forward. Eventually there will be a point when India will be way above the other 7 countries in SAFF that if we play our best 23 we would win all the time and honestly that time is not far, I say 2014. We will need to find bigger teams to play and we always love the idea of Thailand etc every game so why the hell not.

    Eventually the SAFF Cup will become so obsolete that we will send our u23s every tournament to play Bhutan or Bangladesh.
  • silicon3silicon3 351 PointsU19 International

    > archak said:
    > impossible @arsenalkid700 #politics and #diplomaticrelations



    Well you have a point... would AIFF & GOI have the Courage to do this for the good of Indian Football..

  • rudrarudra 2546 PointsU23 Olympian

    I guess if we cant change we sud make a point to send a mixed (junior + benched senior ) team for SAFF

  • silicon3silicon3 351 PointsU19 International

    > rudra said:
    > I guess if we cant change we sud make a point to send a mixed (junior + benched senior ) team for SAFF



    guess that would be the only possible compromise... how i wish we can play Thailiand Indonesia DPR Korea for qualification ..Here we will truly know our level at the asian level..

    At present we have to fight against tough Arab teams,which is rather unfair.. for teh WC qualifiers and also for AFC club championships

  • ashindiaashindia 4111 PointsU23 Olympian

    Instead of joining Asean why not invite Central Asians to SAFF cup.

  • usaindiausaindia 1268 PointsU19 International

    we need to change the way they does qualification for afc,acl games go uefa  way

  • > ashindia said:
    > Instead of joining Asean why not invite Central Asians to SAFF cup.



    That has always been discussed but somehow did not come to fruition. Honestly the 4 nations from CAFF are Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan is way below our level while I feel that we are already better than Turkmenistan. The only good competition would be Tajikistan while Uzbekistan would obviously send there U16s!
  • > usaindia said:
    > we need to change the way they does qualification for afc,acl games go uefa  way




    There is a reason why the UEFA way will not work in Asia and how it did not work for the former AFC Club Championship (1970-2000).
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