Held (usually) in Islamic countries. Sponsored by a South Korean electronics group in order to promote their new brand name (LG Electronics; originally the company was called Gold Star).
There appears not to be any direct relation between the tournaments apart from the (main) sponsors. The 2003 tournament in Nigeria was reported to be the ninth in the series, and the 2004 tournament in Libya the thirteenth, implying that not all tournaments below are 'officially' part of the series. The 1997 tournament in Tunisia definitely was the first one.
Ed. Year Winners Runners-Up Venue 1 1997 Tunisia 2-0 Nigeria Tunisia 1998 Hungary 0-0 Macedonia [4-2 pen] Iran 1999 France 1-0 Morocco Morocco 2000 South Korea 1-0 Egypt Iran 2001 South Korea 2-1 Egypt Egypt 2001 Iran 4-0 Bosnia-Hercegovina Iran 2002 Iran 0-0 Algeria B [9-8 pen] Morocco 2002 Belarus 2-0 Ukraine Russia 2002 India U-23 3-2 Vietnam Vietnam 2002 Iran 1-1 Paraguay [4-3 pen] Iran 9 2003 Nigeria 3-0 Cameroon [aet] Nigeria 2003 Uruguay 5-2 Iraq Iran 2003 Vietnam U-23 3-2 Kookmin Bank Vietnam 2004 Senegal 1-0 Nigeria Nigeria 2004 S.Korea Univ.XI 5-4 Vietnam [aet] Vietnam 13 2004 Libya 1-0 Jordan Libya 2005 Egypt 4-2 Senegal Egypt 2006 South Korea Greece Saudi Arabia 2006 Uruguay 0-0 Tunisia [3-1 pen] Tunisia 2006 Iran (?) Jordan NB: apparently also the following tournament was organised by LG and part of the series: 2000 UAE South Korea UAE In addition there was at least one U-23 tournament. 2005 Vietnam Bulgaria Vietnam Moreover, a tournament for club teams also took place in 1999: 1999 Saprissa 3-1 FAS Guatemala A tournament in Tehran 2005 had been scheduled to be part of the series but was eventually held without LG sponsorship for political reasons.
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Last updated: 18 May 2007
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