1996 AFC Asian Cup
The 1996 AFC Asian Cup was the 11th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation. The finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December 1996. Saudi Arabia defeated hosts United Arab Emirates in the final match in Abu Dhabi; as the runners-up, the United Arab Emirates represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup as the winners Saudi Arabia had qualified automatically as host. United Arab Emirates qualified automatically as host Japan qualified automatically as defending champions33 teams participated in a preliminary tournament, it was divided into the first-placed team of each group thus qualified. The other 10 qualifying teams were: China PR Indonesia Iran Iraq South Korea Kuwait Saudi Arabia Syria Thailand Uzbekistan All times are UAE time At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group; the two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.
Iraq and Korea Republic qualified for the quarter-finals. All times are UAE time Khodadad Azizi Ali Daei – 8 goals Mohamed Al-Deayea Iran With eight goals, Ali Daei is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 80 goals were scored with only one of them credited as own goal. RSSSF Details
Police Lieutenant Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang, is a Thai football manager and a former footballer who played between 1989 and October 2007. During his eighteen-year career Kiatisuk played as a striker and scored 251 goals in 339 appearances; the former striker played for clubs in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam as well as in his homeland. Kiatisuk earned 131 caps and scored 70 goals for Thailand between 1992 and 2007. In 1996, while playing for Raj Pracha FC Kiatisuk scored 127 goals in 71 games, achieving an record as top scorer. Between 2014 and 2017, Kiatisuk was manager of the Thailand U-23 team. In 2013, he had been the caretaker manager of Thailand. Kiatisuk has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dhurakij Pundit University and Master of Business Administration from Chandrakasem Rajabhat University. Kiatisuk Senamuang played with Perlis FA in Malaysia before joining an English club Huddersfield Town in 1999, which the manager, Steve Bruce, considered a publicity stunt. After one season, in which he did not feature in the Huddersfield Town first team squad, Kiatisuk left English football for Rajpracha Sports Club in Thailand joining Singapore Armed Forces FC where he scored 15 goals in 20 games.
In March 2002, he moved once again to become a star in Vietnam with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, where he helped win the V. League 1 title several times, he returned to play for the Thailand national football team in the King's Cup. Kiatisuk scored 70 goals for the national team. Both figures are Thai national records. After retiring from playing in 2006, Kiatisuk went straight into management with V-League side Hoàng Anh Gia Lai In 2008, Kiatisuk returned to Thailand to take charge of Chula United. In 2009, Kiatisuk became the head coach of Chonburi F. C. and led the club to win the 2009 Kor Royal Cup. Kiatisuk managed to finish the season in second place, with the highest points achieved by the club. After failing to secure the domestic league title he resigned. Kiatisuk went to Vietnam again to manage his former club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, he finished his season in the V-League in seventh place. He led Hoàng Anh Gia Lai to the final of the 2010 Vietnamese Cup but lost 0-1 to Sông Lam Nghệ An at Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City.
In December 2010, Kiatisuk returned to Thailand as the head coach of Chula United in Division 1. He brought the club to third place by the end of the season resulting in promotion to the 2012 Thai Premier League. After ten games in the top league, Kiatisuk resigned from his position due to poor results: 1 win, 4 draws, 5 losses. A month Kiatisuk decided to join Bangkok F. C. in the 2012 Thai Division 1 League to help the club to avoid relegation. Bangkok survived in the second league of Thailand after finishing in tenth place. In January 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the head coach of Thailand U-23, he won 1-0 in his debut match in the friendly against Ayutthaya F. C. of Division 1 on 12 January. In June 2013, Kiatisuk was appointed as the new Thai national team coach, replacing Winfried Schaefer in a caretaker capacity, he was responsible as the head coach for the Thai under-23 national football team preparing for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. His debut match as manager of the War Elephants was in a friendly against China on 15 June 2013, which the Thais won 5-1.
As head coach of Thailand U-23, Kiatisuk guided the team to 2013 SEA Games football gold, adding to 4 golds he won as a player in 4 straight Games from 1993 to 1999. He led Thailand U-23 to the semi-finals at 2014 Asian Games and finished in 4th place. In 2014, due to his success in 2014 Asian Games, Kiatisuk was appointed to be the new manager of Thailand to compete in the 2014 AFF Championship. Obtaining victory with a 4-3 aggregate score against Malaysia, Kiatisuk became the person to win the ASEAN Football Championship as a player and as a manager. In 2015, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round, Thailand was drawn in the same group as Iraq and Chinese Taipei. With Kiattisuk as manager, the team to finished as the winner of the group with 14 points from 6 games. Thailand advanced to the final round of qualification. In 2016, Kiatisuk managed the Thai side in their defence of the 2016 AFF Championship. Having won all the games en route to the final, on 14 December Thailand lost 1-2 at Pakansari Stadium against Indonesia in the first leg of the final, despite having held the lead in the first half.
Thailand managed to secure a return of the trophy with a 2-0 win at Rajamangala Stadium and lifted their fifth regional title on 17 December 2016. Kiatisuk Senamuang continued to coach Thailand in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round. However, he managed to collect only one point from 7 games of the qualification. After a 0-4 loss to Japan at Saitama Stadium 2002 on 28 March, three days after four years in charge, Kiatisuk stepped down from his position as the manager of the national team; as of 28 March 20171 A loss by penalty shoot-out is counted as a draw. 2 Kiatisuk Senamuang managed the team on a one-off basis as caretaker-manager. 3 Only FIFA approved games are counted for Thailand. Kiatisuk is a Buddhist born in Udon Thani. Before he became a professional football player, he worked as a police officer, but always had a love for football. According to a friend, "his move to football was prompted by insecurity", he was given the nickname Zico by his friends, in honour of his favourite Brazilian football idol Zico.
Kiatisuk learned Vietnamese during his career in Vietnam. ThailandAsian Games Fourth place.
AFC Champions League
The AFC Champions League known as the Asian Champions League, is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation. Introduced in 2002, the competition is a continuation of the Asian Club Championship which had started in 1967, it is the premier club tournament in Asia, equivalent to the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, the UEFA, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC Champions League competitions. A total of 32 clubs compete in the round robin group stage of the competition. Clubs from Asia's strongest national leagues receive automatic berths, with clubs from lower-ranked nations eligible to qualify via the qualifying playoffs, they are eligible to participate in the AFC Cup. Since 2009, the champions do not qualify automatically for the following year's competition; the winner of the AFC Champions League qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The most successful club in the competition is the Pohang Steelers with a total of three titles; the reigning champions of the competition are the Kashima Antlers, who won the competition for the first time.
The competition started as the Asian Club Championship, a tournament for the champions of each AFC nation, had a variety of different formats, with the inaugural tournament staged as a straightforward knockout format and the following three editions consisting of a group stage. Israeli clubs dominated the first four editions of the competition due to the refusal of Arab teams to face them. In 1970, Lebanese side Homenetmen refused to play against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the semi-final and Hapoel thus went straight to the final, while in 1971, Al-Shorta of Iraq refused to play against Maccabi Tel Aviv on two separate occasions in the tournament including the finale itself, with the Arab media considering the Iraqi side as the tournament's winners and the team holding an open top bus parade. After these two editions, the AFC decided that teams who refused to play matches for political reasons would be disqualified from the tournament, but this failed to act as a deterrent as the 1972 edition had to be cancelled after two Arab teams refused to commit to playing against Israeli side Maccabi Netanya.
After this, the AFC stopped holding the competition and Israel were expelled from the confederation. Asia's premier club tournament made its return in 1985, in 1990, the Asian Football Confederation introduced the Asian Cup Winners' Cup, a tournament for the cup winners of each AFC nation; the 1995 season saw the introduction of the Asian Super Cup where the winners of the Asian Club Championship and Asian Cup Winners' Cup faced against each other. The 2002–03 season saw the Asian Club Championship, Asian Cup Winners' Cup and Asian Super Cup combine to become the AFC Champions League. League champions and cup winners would qualify for the qualifying playoffs with the best eight clubs from East Asia and the eight best clubs from West Asia progressing to the group stage; the first winners under the AFC Champions League name were Al-Ain, defeating BEC Tero 2–1 on aggregate. In 2004, 29 clubs from fourteen countries participated and the tournament schedule was changed to March–November. In the group stage, the 28 clubs were divided into seven groups of four on a regional basis, separating East Asian and West Asian clubs to reduce travel costs, the groups were played on a home and away basis.
The seven group winners along with the defending champions qualified to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals and finals were played as a two-legged format, with away goals, extra time, penalties used as tie-breakers; the 2005 season saw Syrian clubs join the competition, thus increasing the number of participating countries to 15, two years following their transfer into the AFC in 2006, Australian clubs were included in the tournament. Owing to the lack of professionalism in Asian football, many problems still existed in the tournament, such as on field violence and late submission of player registration. Many blamed the lack of expensive travel cost as some of the reasons; the Champions League expanded to 32 clubs in 2009 with direct entry to the top ten Asian leagues. Each country received up to 4 slots, though no more than one-third of the number of teams in that country's top division, rounded downwards, depending on the strength of their league, league structure, financial status, other criteria set by the AFC Pro-League Committee.
The assessment criteria and ranking for participating associations would be revised by AFC every two years. The current format sees the eight group winners and eight runners-up qualify to the Round of 16, in which group winners play host to the runners-up in two-legged series, matched regionally, with away goals, extra time, penalties used as tie-breakers; the regional restriction continues all the way until the final, although clubs from the same country cannot face each other in the quarterfinals unless that country has three or more representatives in the quarterfinals. Since 2013, the final has been held as a two-legged series, on a home and away basis; as of the 2009 edition of the tournament, the AFC Champions League has commenced with a double round-robin group stage of 32 teams, preceded by qualifying matches for teams that do not receive direct entry to the competition proper. Teams are split into east and west zones to progress separately in the tournament; the number of teams that each association enters into the AFC Champions League is determined annually through criteria as set by the AFC Competitions Committee.
The criteria, a modified version of the UEFA coefficient, measures such thing as marketability and stadia to determine the specific number of berths that an association receives. The higher an association's ranking as determined by the
Surachai Jaturapattarapong or the nickname "Nguan" is a Thai Football manager and former football player. He is a famous midfielder, he played for the national team between 1997-2001. Now He work for Bangkok Glass as club director. From 1991 to 1996 Surachai played at the Thai Farmers Bank F. C.. It was the most successful era of his active career, he won with a total of three club championships in the AFC Champions League. In 1998, he joined the club and went to the Stock Exchange of Thailand where he played until the end of 2000, he moved to Singapore in the S League to Gombak United. The club withdrew from the league in 2002 and Surachai went back to Home United. There he played until 2005, rather he ended his club career, his international career began in the U-14 Thailand. About the U-16 and U-19, he made it to the seniors. In the finals of the ASEAN Football Championship 2001 Surachai made his last game for the national team. On 23 February 2005, he was given a farewell by the Thai Football Association game.
In this game a Thai Allstar selection ran against his last club Home United. The game was broadcast nationwide on television; the total revenue around the game, a total of 1.2 million baht went to Surachai. With the Thailand national football team, he won four gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games, won three times in succession, the ASEAN Football Championship, he took 1996 and 2000 participated in the Asian Cup Thailand Sea Games Winner. League Champions. League Player of the Year Award.
New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India. The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931, by Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin. Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are used interchangeably to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, these are two distinct entities, with New Delhi forming a small part of Delhi; the National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire NCT along with adjoining districts in neighboring states. Calcutta was the capital of India during the British Raj, until December 1911. Calcutta had become the centre of the nationalist movements since the late nineteenth century, which led to the Partition of Bengal by Viceroy of British India, Lord Curzon; this created massive political and religious upsurge including political assassinations of British officials in Calcutta.
The anti-colonial sentiments amongst the public led to complete boycott of British goods, which forced the colonial government to reunite Bengal and shift the capital to New Delhi. Old Delhi had served as the political and financial centre of several empires of ancient India and the Delhi Sultanate, most notably of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857. During the early 1900s, a proposal was made to the British administration to shift the capital of the British Indian Empire, as India was named, from Calcutta on the east coast, to Delhi; the Government of British India felt that it would be logistically easier to administer India from Delhi, in the centre of northern India. The land for building the new city of Delhi was acquired under the Land Acquisition Act 1894. During the Delhi Durbar on 12 December 1911, George V Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary, his consort, made the announcement that the capital of the Raj was to be shifted from Calcutta to Delhi, while laying the foundation stone for the Viceroy's residence in the Coronation Park, Kingsway Camp.
The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by King George V and Queen Mary at the site of Delhi Durbar of 1911 at Kingsway Camp on 15 December 1911, during their imperial visit. Large parts of New Delhi were planned by Edwin Lutyens, who first visited Delhi in 1912, Herbert Baker, both leading 20th-century British architects; the contract was given to Sobha Singh. The original plan called for its construction in Tughlaqabad, inside the Tughlaqabad fort, but this was given up because of the Delhi-Calcutta trunk line that passed through the fort. Construction began after World War I and was completed by 1931; the city, dubbed "Lutyens' Delhi" was inaugurated in ceremonies beginning on 10 February 1931 by Lord Irwin, the Viceroy. Lutyens designed the central administrative area of the city as a testament to Britain's imperial aspirations. Soon Lutyens started considering other places. Indeed, the Delhi Town Planning Committee, set up to plan the new imperial capital, with George Swinton as chairman, John A. Brodie and Lutyens as members, submitted reports for both North and South sites.
However, it was rejected by the Viceroy when the cost of acquiring the necessary properties was found to be too high. The central axis of New Delhi, which today faces east at India Gate, was meant to be a north-south axis linking the Viceroy's House at one end with Paharganj at the other. Owing to space constraints and the presence of a large number of heritage sites in the North side, the committee settled on the South site. A site atop the Raisina Hill Raisina Village, a Meo village, was chosen for the Rashtrapati Bhawan known as the Viceroy's House; the reason for this choice was that the hill lay directly opposite the Dinapanah citadel, considered the site of Indraprastha, the ancient region of Delhi. Subsequently, the foundation stone was shifted from the site of Delhi Durbar of 1911–1912, where the Coronation Pillar stood, embedded in the walls of the forecourt of the Secretariat; the Rajpath known as King's Way, stretched from the India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Secretariat building, the two blocks of which flank the Rashtrapati Bhawan and houses ministries of the Government of India, the Parliament House, both designed by Baker, are located at the Sansad Marg and run parallel to the Rajpath.
In the south, land up to Safdarjung's Tomb was acquired to create what is today known as Lutyens' Bungalow Zone. Before construction could begin on the rocky ridge of Raisina Hill, a circular railway line around the Council House, called the Imperial Delhi Railway, was built to transport construction material and workers for the next twenty years; the last stumbling block was the Agra-Delhi railway line that cut right through the site earmarked for the hexagonal All-India War Memorial and Kingsway, a problem because the Old Delhi Railway Station served the entire city at that time. The line was shifted to run along the Yamuna river, it began operating in 1924; the New Delhi Railway Station opened in 1926, with a single platform at Ajmeri Gate near Paharganj, was completed in time for the city's inauguration in 1931. As construction of the Viceroy's House, Central Secretariat, Parliament House, All-India War Memorial was winding down, the building of a shopping district and a new plaza, Connaught Place, began in 1929, was completed by 1933.
Named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught, it was designed by Robert Tor Russell, chief architect to the P
Surachai Jirasirichote is a Thai retired football player. He is a famous Defender, he has made several appearances for Thailand in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches
Worrawoot Srimaka is a Thai football coach and former player. He was a Striker, his career began in 1991 at Worrawoot the Thai Farmers Bank F. C. and reached with the club at the start of the greatest successes. He has been with the club three times champion. Twice won the AFC Champions League twice and the Queen's Cup. In 1996, he moved to BEC Tero Sasana F. C. with whom he was champion twice. In 2003, he again reached the final of the AFC Champions League. In both games of the finals he was in the starting line. In the end, they lost to return to the game Al Ain FC. in 1998 and he was top scorer in each of the 2001–02 Thai League. 2002-03 he went to Malaysia for a short time for Kelantan FA. He could not prevent the end of the season the team failed to qualify for the new premier league however. Back at BEC-Tero he moved to Vietnam in 2004 to Binh Dinh F. C.. Worrawoot Srimaka scored a winning goal against Krung Thai Bank F. C. for Binh Dinh F. C. in AFC Champions League 2004-2005 in Tupatemee Stadium In 2007, he returned to Thailand and first played Chonburi F.
C.. In the summer of 2008, he moved to Customs Department FC and ended his playing career there, he is considered as one of the good players in South East Asia. Srimaka is 2nd place overall top goalscorer in Asean Football Championship. Srimaka was in the Thai squad when the country hosted the Tiger Cup in 2000, won the tournament as the team powered through the competition, ending with a hat-trick in the final by Srimaka to clinch a decisive 4-1 win over Indonesia. Srimaka finished the tournament as a joint top-scorers with Indonesia's Gendut Doni Christiawan with 5 goals each. Player Thailand Sea Games Winner. C. Thai Division 1 League Runner-up.