A3 Tournament 2007

Discussion in 'Japanese Club Football' started by Shandong, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Shandong

    Shandong New Member

    May 22, 2007
    A3 tournament 2007, held in Ji'nan, Shandong Province, first round result,
    Shanghai Shenhua(CHN) 3:0 Seongnam Chunma(KOR)
    Shandong Luneng Taishan(CHN) 4:3 Urawa Red Diamonds(JPN)
    Shandong Scorer:
    Zheng Zhi,
    Shu Chang,
    Zivkovic(P),
    Zhou Haibin
    Wasn't a perfect win, if Washington haven't scored two goals after 89th minute, it would have been a great great comeback.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI7fobhm4kI
     
  2. shingkei

    shingkei Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    China
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Nobody in Japan care?
     
  3. dqma

    dqma New Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Montreal
    I thought Urawa Reds have lots of followers wherever they go.
     
  4. goru_no_ura

    goru_no_ura Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Miyako of Zipang
    Club:
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    The fourth goal is quite amazing.
    World class.
     
  5. shingkei

    shingkei Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    China
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    It's good that Urawa did not give up even when losing 1-4.
     
  6. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    News said Suzuki and Abe will play in the next game. I guess they were rested the first game after their NT duty? Anyway they should improve the defense a bit.
     
  7. Shandong

    Shandong New Member

    May 22, 2007
  8. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    in other japanese board, people literally call A3 as "penalty" for being a champ. Clubs don't really gain anything from this tourney.
     
  9. Shandong

    Shandong New Member

    May 22, 2007
    I think Urawa fought well.
    Regional tournament like this is benificial for all 3 countries I think, especially for the underdevelope soccer country, like China.
     
  10. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    yeh, China has helped keep this tournament alive, but I'm not sure if it will last must longer. How large are the crowds for these games?
     
  11. Kigai

    Kigai Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yes, I think the tourney, while not too presigious is good in helping the players get international experience.
     
  12. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    CHINA
    Club:
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Average attendance for A3 champions Cup
    2003 in Tokyo 23,988
    2004 in Shanghai 10,833
    2005 in Sigweipo 20,802
    2006 in Tokyo 11,825
    2007 in Jinan 20,375 (for first two rounds)

    A3 Champions Cup - Top 6 attendances in History

    1. 2007/Jun/07 in Jinan, China
    Shandong Lunaneng Taishan (CSL) 4-3 Urawa Red Diamonds(J-League) 31,512
    2. 2003/Feb/22 in Tokyo,Japan
    Jubilo Iwata (J-League) 0-1 Dalian Shide (CSL) 27,881
    3. 2005/Feb/13 in Seogwipo,South Korea
    Pohang Steelers (K-League) 1-1 Yokohama F Marinos (J-League) 27,573
    4. 2003/Feb/22 in Tokyo,Japan
    Kashima Antlers (J-League) 0-0 Seognam Ilhwa Chunma (K-League) 25,423
    5. 2005/Feb/19 in Seogwipo,South Korea
    Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K-League) 3-1 Yokohama F Marinos (J-League) 24,718
    6. 2003/Feb/16 in Tokyo,Japan
    Kashima Antlers (J-League) 3-1 Dalian Shide (CSL) 23,907

    not bad for a stupid tournament like this
     
  13. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    CHINA
    Club:
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Final Round Results:

    Shanghai Shenhua United 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds (30,869)
    Shandong Luneng Taishan 1-2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (36,168) attendace record for A3 Champions Cup

    Shanghai Shenhua United are 2007 east asian champions!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. hallelujah_united

    Oct 21, 2006
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nice to see some healthy crowd numbers, but again looking at some of the play I feel that the teams might not have been taking it too seriously.
     
  15. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    CHINA
    Club:
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    yes but judge from the attendance we may say at least fans like this tournament, it's at least three times better than ACL's Average attendance

    Average attendance for A3 champions Cup
    2003 in Tokyo 23,988
    2004 in Shanghai 10,833 (Cold weather and expensive tickets, 100 USD for a Class A seats I remember)
    2005 in Sigweipo 20,802
    2006 in Tokyo 11,825
    2007 in Jinan 24,667
     
  16. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan

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