Official Asian Cup 2007 Draw Thread [R] (result of the draw that is)

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Kamran, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    9 hours is left to the draw, here are the pots:

    Pot A (seeds 1-6) - 1. Japan, 2. China, 3. Iran, 4. Bahrain, 5. Uzbekistan, 6 Jordan.

    Pot B (seeds 7-12) 7. South Korea , 8. Iraq, 9. Oman, 10. Kuwait, 11. Saudi Arabia, 12. Qatar.

    Pot C (seeds 13-18) 13. UAE, 14. Yemen, 15. Syria, 16. Lebanon, 17. Singapore, 18. Hong Kong.

    Pot D (seeds 19-24) 19. Palestine, 20. Chinese Taipei, 21. Pakistan, 22.Bangladesh, 23. India, 24, Australia.


    how about some predictions guys and maybe later somebody can post the groups then we start claiming it's rigged... then we can have a debate whose group is tougher by bias, you know the usual... so get to it!


    my prediction would be:

    group A: Japan, Oman, Hong Kong, Palestine

    group B: China, South Korea, Syria, Chinese Taipei

    group C: Iran, Iraq, UAE, India

    group D: Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore, Bangladesh

    group E: Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Yemen, Pakistan

    group F: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Australia
     
  2. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Well, this is more like a dream than a prediction but here's what I would like to see:

    A

    Japan
    Korea
    Lebanon
    Australia

    B

    China
    Oman
    Singapore
    Palestine

    C

    Iran
    Saudi Arabia
    UAE
    India

    D

    Bahrain
    Qatar
    Hong Kong
    Chinese Taipei

    E

    Uzbekistan
    Kuwait
    Yemen
    Bangladesh

    F

    Jordan
    Iraq
    Syria
    Pakistan

    This should be VERY competitive and it would be fun to watch these games, but I would rather see bigger games being played in the actual Asian Cup than the qualifiers.
     
  3. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    yeh, the big matches should be saved for the actual competition. then, the big teams will have at least their B team instead of possibly their C team.
     
  4. Uzbekistan2006

    Jan 4, 2005
    Khorezm, Uzbekistan
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Uzbekistan
    here is my prediction

    Uzbekistan
    Korea
    UAE
    Australia


    :eek: :eek: :D
     
  5. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    That should be somewhat solved this time since the competition isn't being held at the same time as the Olympics. And aren't European clubs required to release their players for AC?
     
  6. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  7. Edgar

    Edgar Member

    Group A: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, India
    Group B: Iran, Korea Republic, Syria, Chinese Taipei
    Group C: Jordan, Oman, UAE, Pakistan
    Group D: Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Australia
    Group E: China, Iraq, Singapore, Palestine
    Group F: Uzbekistan, Qatar, Hong Kong, Bangladesh
     
  8. hoos

    hoos Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Australia
    Group B looks a toughie.

    Oz fans should be very happy with this, but most things in life are easy on paper.....
     
  9. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    groups A and B seem kind of suspicious since the big 4 happened to land in them, but all 4 should qualify without much trouble.
    And there is a chance Bahrain will be eliminated, so that is good too.
     
  10. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Lebanon vs Australia!
    Now thats what I call the perfect draw! hahahaha :D
     
  11. Rostam

    Rostam Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    I was gonna say the same.

    it's gonna be fun playing Korea in 2 games, sure 6 points for Iran.
     
  12. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Group A: Japan and Saudi Arabia will own
    Group B: Iran and S.K will most likely own
    Group C: unfair because the three Persian gulf teams deserve to be in the finals
    Group D: Australia and Bahrain should win but Bahrain can easily choke
    Group E: This group is a joke
    Group F: Uzb and Qatar one way street
     
  13. hoos

    hoos Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Australia
    Bahrain will be interesting for Aussie fans. We should pay the Bahraini NT to tour every stadium in the country to show us the latest in grass rolling technology. We'll have the world's flattest pitches. :p
     
  14. AsanoAram

    AsanoAram Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    The biggest joke is the four countries that have automatically qualified.
     
  15. Edgar

    Edgar Member

    Too bad Korea DPR was not in the draw. :(
     
  16. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    The first match date is not an international date so clubs don't have to release players. The second match date is only a friendly date so players don't have to be released until 48 hours before the game.
     
  17. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I could be wrong but the rules you mentioned only work on single games but for major competitions (I think sky is talking about the actual 2007 games) players should be released to play for their countries...
     
  18. happy

    happy Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Group E: China, Iraq, Singapore, Palestine

    Not the worst draw :D

    But a question to ask where home matches for Iraq r held :confused:

    Thank for any help
     
  19. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I misunderstood. The finals is scheduled during a window in the middle of the year for Confederation Championships and all players should theoretically be available.
     
  20. Ferdosi

    Ferdosi Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    I wish they could play their games in Iran! Alot of people would go cheer for them.
     
  21. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Group B: Iran, Korea Republic, Syria, Chinese Taipei

    I don't know about you guys, but I am not enjoying this group one bit... this is gonna be boring... Korea and Iran are gonna send lousy teams to toy with Chinese Taipei (no offense to my Chinese friends, I actually have a friend from there called TK, he is such a big mouth I would have enjoyed Iran crushing them with a 4+ GD)... Syria might get more attention than Chinese Taipei but in the end neither Iran nor Korea will send A team (or anything remotely close to that) against them... what left is 2 matches between Iran and Korea which might be a chance for both coaches to do some experiments for WC as they both know they are already qualified... Euro players won't make it for sure and it is gonna end up being 2 boring games!...
     
  22. happy

    happy Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Not when USA control them ;)
     
  23. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    great idea... well only if it is not possible for them to have it in Iraq, Iraqis deserve this more than any of us (when was the last time Iraq played some major game in Iraq?)... but if worse comes to worst and it is not possible to have the games in Iraq due to security issues then I'd say have it in Iran... I can't speak for everyone else but I know my family will go and support them (and I have a pretty large family so it will actually matter!)...
     
  24. football-dave

    football-dave New Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    Japan
    Both Bahrain and Kuwait are ranked above New Zealand and Lebenon about the same. Should qualify but some great (better than before) games to come.
     
  25. AsanoAram

    AsanoAram Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Most likely Qatar or Jordan. It would be cool to seem them in Iran, considering Iraq's new government is kind of influenced and good friends with Iran's government now.
     

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