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2011 COFR Cup
2011 기짐연구 컵
The logo of the 2011 COFR Cup.
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Puget Duwamish
Dates 2 January – 19 January
Teams 9
Venues 6 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Flag of Escambia Escambia
Runner-up Flag of Lisieux Lisieux
Third place Flag of New Chandler New Chandler
Fourth place Flag of Puget Duwamish
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 58
Attendance 1,190,138
Top scorer(s) Flag of Puget Cleveland Keller (12)
2012

The 2011 COFR Cup was the inaugural COFR Cup, a qualifying tournament for men's national soccer teams from the Confederacy of Free Regions (COFR) to advance to the AIFF World Cup. It took place in Duwamish form 2 January to 19 January 2011. AIFF selected Duwamish as host nation as the country would be celebrating the 70th anniversary of their founder's birth, and the Duwamish men's national football team had successfully retained their second-place position on the world ranking. Matches were spread out in six stadiums located in four cities, the majority being played in Kalama and Dawson.

Nine teams, five from Europe, two from Africa and two from North America, entered the tournament. Two COFR members, Iryllia and Oblast Of Óstrëlaka, were excluded due to not being a members of the AIFF. The teams were divided into three groups, with the winner of each group as well as the top-ranked second-place finisher progressing to the semifinals. The semifinalists would be qualified for the 2011 AIFF World Cup and could be exempt from playing in the Confederations Cup. The first COFR Cup match was won by Escambia 4–3 over Duwamish. Sunkte Saathoff scored the first goal of the tournament.

Escambia, Lisieux, and New Chandler each won their respective groups to qualify for the semifinals. Hosts Duwamish was the highest-ranked second-placed team and also qualified. In the final, favorites Escambia defeated Lisieux 2–1 in front of a crowd of 125,500 people at the Dawson Bowl on 19 January, coinciding with the seventh anniversary of the birth of James Williamson, founder of the modern-day country.

OriginsEdit

In 2010, the AIFF announced it would implement qualification stages, based on union affiliation, for the second annual World Cup Finals. For the inaugural edition of the tournament, all members of the AIFF were allowed to participate without qualification, since there were only sixteen members at the time. As of the November 2010 world rankings, there are thirty-six members of the AIFF. Members of the Alliance of Independent Nations (AIN) will qualify through the AIN Cup, currently unscheduled, while members of the Confederacy of Free Regions (COFR) qualify through the COFR Cup. Non-aligned members without a union can qualify through the Confederations Cup.

PreparationsEdit

For the tournament, the Duwamish Soccer Federation chose six venues located in four cities, Dawson and Kalama each hosting two venues, and expanded capacity at two venues (Dawson Bowl and Kalama Stadium) and built a new venue in North Dawson, Goodwin Motors Stadium. As part of preparations for the COFR Cup, Duwamish Sports Network (DSN) announced a logo redesign to match new on-screen graphics to be introduced on the first day of the tournament.

ParticipantsEdit

Main article: 2011 COFR Cup squads

Nine of the eleven Confederacy of Free Regions (COFR) member states, eight full members and one ambassadorial member, participated in the tournament. The two excluded members were Iryllia and Oblast Of Óstrëlaka, which have yet to join the AIFF. Atrubia, hosts Duwamish, Escambia, Gansbaai, Insulo, Lisieux, New Chandler, Platte Republic, and Posillipo were the participants. Former members Roumeli Island and South Chesapeake were scheduled to participate, but withdrew and were officially removed on 27 December 2010, when the tournament was restructured. All nine squads and their supporters arrived by 29 December 2010 and reside at hotels in Kalama and Dawson.

VenuesEdit

Bremerton Dawson
Devine Athletics Pitch Dawson Bowl Goodwin Motors Stadium
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 100,000
Devine Athletics Pitch daytime Dawson Bowl daytime Goodwin Motors Stadium daytime
Kalama Montero
Kalama Stadium Koalas Stadium Montero Stadium
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 45,000
Kalama Stadium daytime Koalas Stadium daytime Montero Stadium daytime

RefereesEdit

AIFF's Referee's Committee selected twelve referees, two from six of the participating nations, to officiate at the COFR Cup. Duwamishite referee Alex Keller was chosen to referee the final. Keller had previously overseen the Club World Cup final and several friendlies.

Duwamish
  • Flag of Puget Alex Keller
  • Flag of Puget Randal Williams
Escambia
  • Flag of Escambia Gottlieb Cirks
  • Flag of Escambia Michael Jans
Gansbaai
  • Flag of Gansbaai Muhammad Ali
  • Flag of Gansbaai Ahmed Allah

Insulo
  • Flag of Insulo Lidón Collado-Saenz
  • Flag of Insulo Sergio Villate
New Chandler
  • Flag of New Chandler Jacob Cass
  • Flag of New Chandler Carl de Guzman
Posillipo
  • Flag of Posillipo Gregory Haneland
  • Flag of Posillipo Dmitry Thierry

Tournament summaryEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Escambia Escambia 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 6
Flag of Puget Duwamish 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3
Flag of Atrubia Atrubia 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Lisieux Lisieux 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6
Flag of Insulo Insulo 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
Flag of Gansbaai Gansbaai 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4 1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of New Chandler New Chandler 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6
Flag of Posillipo Posillipo 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
Flag of Platte Republic Platte Republic 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
AFlag of Puget Duwamish 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3
BFlag of Insulo Insulo 2 0 0 1 3 4 -1 1
CFlag of Posillipo Posillipo 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

Main article: 2011 COFR Cup Final

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Knockout stageEdit

  Semifinals Final
15 January – Dawson
 Flag of Escambia Escambia  2  
 Flag of New Chandler New Chandler  1  
 
19 January – Dawson
     Flag of Escambia Escambia  2
   Flag of Lisieux Lisieux  1
Third place
16 January – Dawson 18 January – Kalama
 Flag of Lisieux Lisieux (a.e.t)  3  Flag of New Chandler New Chandler (a.e.t.)  7
 Flag of Puget Duwamish  2    Flag of Puget Duwamish  6

SemifinalsEdit

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Escambian striker Sunkte Saathoff was the first player to score a goal in the competition, in their 4–3 win over Duwamish, the opening game of the tournament. Several hat-tricks, or scoring three goals from one player in a single match, have been recorded in the COFR Cup. Duwamishite striker Cleveland Keller achieved the first, and most overall, hat-tricks in the tournament, recording three hat-tricks. His first came in the opening match against Escambia, the second in a 3–0 win over Atrubia and the third in a 6–7 loss to New Chandler. New Chandlerite striker Todd Richardson achieved two hat-tricks, one in a 3–2 win over Posillipo and the second in a 7–6 win over Duwamish. Jeremy Reeves of Lisieux got a hat-trick during his team's 3–2 win in the semifinals over Duwamish.

COFR Cup champions Escambia scored eleven goals on their way to the title, including seven in the group stages, two in the semifinals, and two in the final. They conceded six goals in the tournament, three during their opening match against Duwamish. Duwamish scored the most goals, at fourteen, while Atrubia and Platte Republic tied for least goals scored, at one. Lisieux conceded only three goals, with none in the group stage, two against Duwamish in the semifinals, and one against Escambia in the final. The most goals conceded was also Duwamish, who conceded thirteen goals, including seven against New Chandler in the third place match. The top scorer was Cleveland Keller of Duwamish, with 12 goals, and also three hat-tricks in four games. Only 58 goals were scored in the tournament, an average of about four per match.

12 goals
8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

2 goals
1 goal

Wins and lossesEdit

DisciplineEdit

During the tournament, the main disciplinary action taken against players comes in the form of red and yellow cards. Any player picking up a red card is expelled from the pitch and automatically banned for his country's next match, whether via a straight red or second yellow. Players also receive a one match ban if they pick up two yellow cards from the beginning of the group stage until the end of the semifinal matches, at which point single yellow cards will be deleted. However, such a ban does not carry over beyond the COFR Cup if the second yellow card is collected in his team's last match of the tournament.

SanctionsEdit

By matchEdit
Day Match Round Referee Total Yellow Second yellowSecond yellow Straight red
01 Flag of Puget Duwamish vs Escambia Flag of Escambia Group A Flag of Posillipo Gregory Haneland 3 3 0 0
02 Flag of Insulo Insulo vs Lisieux Flag of Lisieux Group B Flag of Puget Randal Williams 1 1 0 0
03 Flag of New Chandler New Chandler vs Posillipo Flag of Posillipo Group C Flag of Gansbaai Muhammad Ali 1 0 0 1
04 Flag of Puget Duwamish vs Atrubia Flag of Atrubia Group A Flag of Insulo Lidón Collado-Saenz 1 0 0 1
05 Flag of Insulo Insulo vs Gansbaai Flag of Gansbaai Group B Flag of Escambia Michael Jans 1 1 0 0
06 Flag of New Chandler New Chandler vs Platte Republic Flag of Platte Republic Group C Flag of Escambia Gottlieb Cirks 0 0 0 0
07 Flag of Escambia Escambia vs Atrubia Flag of Atrubia Group A Flag of Gansbaai Ahmed Allah 1 0 0 1
08 Flag of Lisieux Lisieux vs Gansbaai Flag of Gansbaai Group B Flag of New Chandler Jacob Cass 0 0 0 0
09 Flag of Posillipo Posillipo vs Platte Republic Flag of Platte Republic Group C Flag of Insulo Sergio Villate 1 1 0 0
10 Flag of Escambia Escambia vs New Chandler Flag of New Chandler Semifinals Flag of Posillipo Dmitry Thierry 0 0 0 0
11 Flag of Lisieux Lisieux vs Duwamish Flag of Puget Semifinals Flag of New Chandler Carl de Guzman 1 0 0 1
12 Flag of New Chandler New Chandler vs Duwamish Flag of Puget Third place Flag of Posillipo Gregory Haneland 4 2 0 2
13 Flag of Escambia Escambia vs Lisieux Flag of Lisieux Final Flag of Puget Alex Keller 2 1 0 1
By refereeEdit
Referee Matches Total Yellow Second yellowSecond yellow Straight red
AliFlag of Gansbaai Muhammad Ali 1 1 0 0 1
AllahFlag of Gansbaai Ahmed Allah 1 1 0 0 1
CassFlag of New Chandler Jacob Cass 1 0 0 0 0
CirksFlag of Escambia Gottlieb Cirks 1 0 0 0 0
Collado-SaenzFlag of Insulo Lidón Collado-Saenz 1 1 0 0 1
de GuzmanFlag of New Chandler Carl de Guzman 1 1 0 0 1
HanelandFlag of Posillipo Gregory Haneland 2 7 5 0 2
JansFlag of Escambia Michael Jans 1 1 1 0 0
KellerFlag of Puget Alex Keller 1 2 1 0 1
ThierryFlag of Posillipo Dmitry Thierry 1 0 0 0 0
VillateFlag of Insulo Sergio Villate 1 1 1 0 0
WilliamsFlag of Puget Randal Williams 1 1 1 0 0

All-Star TeamEdit

The All-Star Team was decided by an online public vote, in which people were invited to select a team (in a 4–4–2 formation) and best coach. Voting was open until 11:59 PST on January 19, 2011, with entrants going into a draw to win a prize. Four of the eleven players came from the Escambian team, as did the coach. The remainder of the team comprised two Lisieuxvians, two New Chandlerites, and three Duwamishites.

No. Position Player
  Flag of Escambia MG Tong-Uk Yi
  Flag of Lisieux GK Ethan Florence
  Flag of Escambia DF Roberto Jimenez
  Flag of Escambia DF Adrian James
  Flag of Puget DF Tyler Dahl
  Flag of New Chandler DF Abdul-Rafi Hossein
No. Position Player
  Flag of Escambia MF Collin Nyassi
  Flag of Lisieux MF John Cy
  Flag of New Chandler MF Victor Velasquez
  Flag of Puget MF Jose Schmid
  Flag of Escambia FW Suntke Saathoff
  Flag of Puget FW Cleveland Keller

Post-tournament team rankingEdit

Shortly after the final, AIFF issued a final ranking of every team in the tournament. The ranking was based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. The final ranking was as follows:

1. Flag of Escambia Escambia
2. Flag of Lisieux Lisieux
3. Flag of New Chandler New Chandler

4. Flag of Puget Duwamish
5. Flag of Posillipo Posillipo
6. Flag of Insulo Insulo

7. Flag of Platte Republic Platte Republic
8. Flag of Gansbaai Gansbaai
9. Flag of Atrubia Atrubia

SymbolsEdit

Match ballEdit

Devine Calling 2011

Devine Calling, the tournament ball

The match ball for the 2011 COFR Cup, manufactured by Devine Athletics, is named the Devine Calling, using the manufacturer's name as a pun. It features a blue design using a truncated icosahedron or Buckminsterfullerene consisting of twelve pentagonal and twenty hexagonal panels, the regular design of most soccer balls. Similar to the Adidas Telstar in using a polyurethane coating to prevent easy damage, it also features the logo of Devine Athletics and the AIFF shield on its front. A special match ball with green panels, called the Devine EcoCalling, will be used at the final in Dawson.

MediaEdit

BroadcastingEdit

The 2011 COFR Cup was the most-watched television event in Duawmishite history, with a cumulative 247 million people, an average of approximately 19 million per match. Broadcasters representing all participating countries, in addition to AIFFtv and COFRtv, transmitted the Cup to a TV audience expected to exceed a cumulative 900 million people, an average of approximately 69 million viewers per match. AIFF estimated that around 100 million viewers would watch the tournament final. New forms of digital media have also allowed viewers to watch coverage through alternative means.

List of TV and radio broadcastersEdit

CountryLanguageTV broadcaster(s)Radio broadcaster(s)
AIFF crest AIFF English AIFFtv
COFR seal COFR English COFRtv
Flag of Atrubia Atrubia English AIFFtv
COFRtv
Flag of Puget Duwamish English DSN DSN Radio
Korean DSN한글 Radio Hangul
Spanish DSNFútbol DSN Radio Español
Flag of Escambia Escambia English YSN YSN Radio
Flag of Gansbaai Gansbaai English AIFFtv
COFRtv
Flag of Insulo Insulo English IESN KH 100.9 Sports
Spanish NMEI Deportes
Flag of Lisieux Lisieux English AIFFtv
COFRtv
Flag of New Chandler New Chandler English NCsports NCsports AM
Spanish
Flag of Platte Republic Platte Republic English AIFFtv
COFRtv
Flag of Posillipo Posillipo French PSBN PSRN Radio
Greek
Romanian

FilmingEdit

SE technology was used to film the tournament. According to AIFF, all the matches were captured using 3D cameras and was filmed through multi-image MPE-200 processors, housed in specially designed 3D outside broadcast centers in all stadia. The 3D games were produced by Dawson Media Broadcasting Services.

Video gameEdit

Main page: COFR Cup 11

Duwamishite game developer GreenGaming, in cooperation with the AIFF, produced and developed COFR Cup 11, the official video game for the tournament. Released on several gaming platforms, the game uses all nine teams and all six venues in an interactive experience that combines a tournament mode, simulating the actual tournament, and friendlies mode, which lets players play friendlies with other teams. The game was released November 1, 2010 in Duwamish and on November 10, 2010 internationally.

COFR Cup Fan FestEdit

UD Arena in Dawson hosted the COFR Cup Fan Fest, held from December 30, 2010 to January 2, 2011, where fans met players and were given signed autographs and balls through auctions for charitable causes.

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