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Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

08 Jul 2017, 16:04 #1

So after a bizarre and rare event in rugby earlier today...

...a place to discuss instances of international teams 'sharing the trophy' in football, however big or small the tournament.
To get the easy examples on the board, almost a quarter of all editions of the British Home Championship, and the notable 3-way deadlock for the 2011 Kirin Cup (how did they manage that trophy presentation?)...
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Joined: 05 Apr 2012, 14:54

08 Jul 2017, 19:25 #2

That 2011 Kirin Cup was a complete exercise in futility, and somehow the fifth time that tournament had shared winners.

Indian officials had foreseen this eventuality, and after the 1978 IFA Shield final ended in a draw, they held a coin toss to decide which team would keep the trophy for the first six months.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

08 Jul 2017, 21:09 #3

Kaizeler wrote:
they held a coin toss to decide which team would keep the trophy for the first six months.
That was not uncommon in the event of a drawn final, e.g. Merdeka and Korean President's Cup had shared finals and had similar instances of each side keeping the trophy for 6 months.
It's not just trophies that are shared, also gold medals.  E.g. 1978 Asian Games, North and South Korea shared them.
Alternatively, in the early days of South American football, matches for the likes of the Copa Newton and Lipton were sometimes drawn and then it would be the away side with the honour.
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Joined: 25 May 2010, 20:50

09 Jul 2017, 12:47 #4

1975 Pan American Games (Mexico and Brazil, failure of floodlight IIRC during extra time?)
1972 Olympic Games bronze medal (East Germany and Soviet Union)
IIRC, the Coupe van den Abeele (the annual Belgium vs Netherlands match played at FC Antwerp stadium) in case of a draw was awarded to the current holder at that time, except the first official match in 1905 which was won by the Dutch after extra time.
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

10 Jul 2017, 19:03 #5

The 1976 King's Cup was won by Thailand and Malaysia,
The 1960 Gossage Cup was won by Kenya and Uganda. But the trophy disappeared...
Last edited by Luca on 10 Jul 2017, 19:32, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Jul 2017, 19:56 #6

Deviating to other sports for a moment, in May 1992 the Corbillon Cup (world cup of women's team table tennis), which had been won by a united All-Korea team in 1991, crossed the border from North to South to spend the next year in South Korea.
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Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

24 Jul 2017, 13:12 #7

Sensini wrote:
1972 Olympic Games bronze medal (East Germany and Soviet Union)
Also found this from the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup between Costa Rica and Jamaica (for some reason they didn't think of using penalties?). By my 'True Bronzer' standards Costa Rica would deserve to be called 3rd-place there, and in your 1972 example Soviet Union would have that right, obviously doesn't change how the physical prizes are/were distributed though which is what this is about.
More semi-examples I've found are this 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship (the 4-team 'Championship Round' being cancelled due to swine flu), and the first 5 editions of what is now the African U-17 Championship.
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

30 Aug 2017, 08:51 #8

The 1957 Jalco Cup was another competition whose winners, Ghana and Nigeria, shared the trophy.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

30 Aug 2017, 23:02 #9

Luca wrote:The 1957 Jalco Cup was another competition whose winners, Ghana and Nigeria, shared the trophy.
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

04 Sep 2017, 09:11 #10

What a bizarre combination! Isn't there an impressive resemblance between the Jalco Cup photo and this one showing the 2005 Afro-Asia Cup of cricket? Not only between the trophies, but also because they were shared!

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Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

30 Jan 2018, 16:27 #11

I guess one this counts in a way. Nigeria and Ghana earn qualification to the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, by being the last two remaining in what is effectively the 2018 CAF Women's U-20 Cup of Nations, but they won't be playing eachother for some reason, apparently been that way for a while now, strange.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

30 Jan 2018, 19:41 #12

It's probably just that they don't need to do so.   The format is home/away legs, which can be expensive at youth level where there is less TV/crowd interest.   But yes it is a bit lame not to bother playing a final.
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