Gulf Club Championship (GCC)

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  1. druryfire

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    Abu Dhabi: The GCC Clubs Championship will commence on September 29, 2009 with the teams competing in three groups according to the decision of the GCC Football Organising Committee (GCCFOC) following their meeting on Friday in Bahrain.

    Rashid Al Za'abi, the member of the UAEFA and the Chairman of the GCCFOC who presided over the meeting, told Gulf News, "The teams will compete in a home and away league in the first round and the leader of each group, in addition to the best second-placed team, will reach the semi finals.

    "The tournament will come to an end on January 19 next year with the matches being held on Tuesdays."


    Al Shabab, Al Nasr and Al Wasl have all applied to play in the regional tournament with only two teams eligible for the competition.


    Al Shabab, Al Ain and Al Jazira are the only UAE teams that won the GCC Clubs Championship titles before.

    "Al Ain will host the GCC Juniors Championship in August this year while the GCC Under 23 Olympic Teams Championship will be organised in Bahrain in January next year." Al Za'abi said.

    The draw of the GCC Clubs Championship will be held in Bahrain on July 18.


    In short, draw is held on July 18, tournament starts in September

    http://www.gulfnews.com/sport/Football/10326932.html


  2. druryfire

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    As far as i'm aware, teams from around the Persian Gulf can enter:

    This would make the following countries able to enter teams:

    Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq.

    I'm not sure if Iraq and Iran have ever entered, but it's a good sign that the UAE are entering, as they pulled out last year (maybe they enter because of no Arab Champions League).

    Last year, Kuwaiti clubs got banned from playing after they had got to the semi-finals

    Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia are the holders.


    So whose your reps this year?
  3. Irakien

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    Not exactly, the tournaments official name is بطولة مجلس التعاون للأندية الخليجية the word مجلس التعاون does already imply that only the Gulf Cooperation Council countries can take part.
  4. druryfire

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    So yor saying take out Iraq and Iran?


  5. Irakien

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    Yes.
  6. Iraqi69

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    Iraq is a Gulf country, but many Iraqis dont agree
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    Because Iraq, as a country, is just too big and divese to be attached to a certain group or region.
  8. druryfire

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    So what we have then is:

    Clubs from the following 6 nations can enter:
    • Bahrain
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    UAE have stated that Al Shabab, Al Nasr and Al Wasl have applied, but only two can enter.

    Draw takes place on 18th July in Bahrain

    Teams will compete in a home and away league in the first round. Top 2, of presumably 6 teams in two divisions will qualify for the semi-finals.

    All games will be played on a Tuesday night. Kick off in September.
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    To big? What about Saudi arabia? if you dont like a thing its very easy to come up with bs stuff

    anyway I dont give a penny about it
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    Iraq not exactly a small country [by size] , not to mention the population of 30 million people.

    Yeah, no need to derail this thread any longer.
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    We know alot of you dont agree or even like it, but we still let you participate in Gulf tournaments out of charity. Otherwise, what other football will you experience?
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    Probably Ettifaq and Nasr.
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    Who is we? and there is plenty of other football tournaments

    I think personly that its good that we play in the Gulf competitions, and its not we are new there! We have playing there for ages now


    Anyway we are going to play in it either way if you like it or not (Iraqis or non Iraqis :p:D)
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    Gulf Club Championship

    The draw

    The draw was made yesterday (18th July) in Bahrain:

    Group A

    Muharraq (Bahrain)
    Al Arabi (Kuwait)
    Al Shabab (UAE)

    Group B

    Al Khor (Qatar)
    Al Sohar (Oman)
    Saudi Arabia Rep 1

    Group C

    Al Oruba (Oman)
    Qatar SC (Qatar)
    Saudi Arabia Rep 2

    Group D

    Bahrain Riffa Club (Bahrain)
    Kuwait SC (Kuwait)
    Al Wasl (UAE)


    GCC Youth Soccer Championship

    Under 17 championship for national teams was also drawn yesterday:

    Group A

    Bahrain
    UAE
    Qatar

    Group B

    Oman
    Kuwait
    Saudi Arabia

    The championship will be hosted by Al Ain in the UAE from September 3 to 12.
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    The Confedertions Cup? :rolleyes:

    You said that we participate in Gulf tournaments out of charity and yet we break your reckords in short time (execpt Kuwait's record) which means you are sux.

    Iraq is a Gulf country if you like it or not and Basra have Khaliji traditions and I consider myself as Khaliji.
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    Let's keep the discussion about football guys.

    Ettifaq and Nasr are Saudi Arabia's reps and if Nasr's new signings click together, they should stroll to the title.
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    This years edition finally started:

    Group B Result

    Sur 1 - 2 Al Nasr
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    Group C Result

    Qatar SC 3 - 2 Al Ettifaq

    I believe the next game in the competition will be on the 22nd Sept.
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    Hello from Panama (blas perez supporter). Is there any webpage where I can see the match dates for the UFL for this season? Also, what day is the match between al wasl and baniyas??
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    Al Shabab set to face Al Arabi at GCC League

    Dubai: Al Shabab coach Toninho Cerezo is expecting his foreign professionals and talented youngsters to strike a perfect blend to get the new season off to a bright start this week.

    "We do have a young side, but they are all talented players. They should be able to strike a good balance with the experience of the foreign professionals and get our season to a fine start," Cerezo told Gulf News.

    Al Shabab take on Kuwait's Al Arabi Club in their opening Group A match of the GCC Champions League on home turf this Tuesday Kick-off is at 6.55pm.

    Three days later they will travel to Abu Dhabi for their UAE Football League (UFL) opener against last season's runners-up Al Jazira before once again taking the next flight out to Bahrain for their match against Al Muharraq in the Gulf competition.

    http://www.gulfnews.com/sport/Football/10350758.html
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    More groups have kicked off today:

    Group A: Al Shabab 0 - 2 Al Arabi
    Group D: Al Kuwait 1 - 2 Al Wasl

    Next games: 29th September
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    Latest Results - 29/09/09

    Group A

    Al Muharraq 1–0 Al Shabab

    Group B

    Sur 1–0 Al Khor

    Group C

    Qatar SC 2–2 Al Oruba

    Group D

    Al Wasl 2–2 Riffa Club

    Next Games - 19th October
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    Latest Results - 19th October

    Group B

    Al Nasr 2 - 2 Sur

    Group C

    Al Ettifaq 1 - 1 Qatar SC

    Next games - 27th October

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