2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

The 2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, officially called AFC Asia/Africa Challenge Cup was played between the winners of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup Japan and the winners of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt. The competition returned after 10 years, the previous edition was held in 1997. It was held into one leg in Japan.[1]

2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
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Nagai stadium hosted the match
Date17 October 2007
VenueNagai Stadium, Osaka
Man of the MatchYoshito Ōkubo (Japan)
RefereeGrzegorz Gilewski (Poland)
Attendance41,901
1997

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearance in tournament
  Egypt 2006 Africa Cup of Nations champions 1 (1987)
  Japan 2004 AFC Asian Cup champions 1 (1993)

Match detailsEdit

Japan  4–1  Egypt
Ōkubo   21'42'
Maeda   53'
Kaji   68'
Fadl   58'
Attendance: 41,901
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt
Japan:
GK Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
DF Yūichi Komano
DF Akira Kaji
DF Yuji Nakazawa   58'
MF Yuki Abe
MF Keita Suzuki   73'
MF Kengo Nakamura
MF Yasuhito Endō   73'
MF Satoru Yamagishi   73'
FW Ryoichi Maeda
FW Yoshito Ōkubo
Substitutes:
MF Jungo Fujimoto   73'
MF Yasuyuki Konno   73'
FW Hideo Hashimoto   73'
Manager:
  Ivica Osim
Egypt:
GK Mohamed Abdel Monsef
DF Hany Said
DF Mahmoud Fathalla
DF Ahmed Elmohamady
DF Sayed Moawad
MF Mohamed Homos
MF Abdul Rahman Mohie   52'
MF Hosny Abd Rabo
FW Amr Zaki   79'
FW Mohamed Fadl
FW Ahmed Hassan Farag   46'
Substitutes:
MF Omar Gamal   46'
MF Gomaa Mashhour   52'
FW Akram Abdel-Majeed   90+2'   79'
Manager:
Hassan Shehata

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Fourth official:
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Man of the Match:
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan scheduled to take on Egypt". Japan Times. 29 August 2007.

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