Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Guam enters both men's and women's EAFF Cups

Guam entered the East Asian Football Championship 2008 qualifying rounds after defeating the Northern Mariana Islands 9-0 in the second leg of their home and away Marianas Cup which also served as the preliminary qualifying recently. Guam had won the first leg 3-2 in Saipan. In the qualifiers from 17-24 June, Guam will go up against Hong Kong and Taiwan in Group B, while hosts Macau take on Mongolia and North Korea. The top team earns the right to play in the Finals for which China, South Korea and Japan have automatically qualified.

The Guam women’s national team defeated the Northern Mariana Islands 6-0 in a friendly match. Guam will play in the qualifiers for the EAFF Women’s Championship from 8-12 July against Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea in Guam. The top teams will qualify for the finals which will be played from 17-24 February 2008, in China. North Korea, China and Japan have qualified automatically, AFCMedia reported.

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