Friday, March 02, 2007

China to host 2008 East Asian FF championships

China's southwestern city of Chongqing will host the third edirion of the East Asian Football Federation Championship from 17-24 February 2008. The four-team, round-robin tournament will include China, Japan, South Korea and the winner of a preliminary competition to be held from 17-24 June 2007 in Macau, the East Asian Football Federation announced via AFCMedia. The preliminary contestants include Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, North Korea, Mongolia and "Guam/Northern Mariana Islands".

A four-team women’s tournament will also be held in Chongqing to run concurrently with the men's competition, with China, Japan, South Korea and a qualifier to participate. The preliminary round for the women's competition will be held in Guam from 8-12 July 2007.

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