2006 AFC Youth Championship

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2006 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country India
Dates October 29 - November 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  South Korea
Fourth place  Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 91 (2.84 per match)
Attendance 51,050 (1,595 per match)
Top scorer(s) Shim Young-Sung (5 goals)

The Asian Football Confederations AFC Youth Championship 2006 was the 34th instance of the AFC Youth Championship. It was held from October 29 to November 12, 2006 in India. It was the first time for India to host this tournament. Sixteen teams from the AFC qualified to the finals.

The tournament was won by North Korea, their second championship after sharing the trophy with Iran in 1976, defeating Japan 5–3 in a penalty shootout after extra time finished in a 1–1 draw. South Korea defeated Jordan 2–0 to finish third.

The tournament also served as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with a place for the 4 semi-finalists of the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

33 Teams entered the Qualification, the teams were drawn into 14 groups. 11 groups with each three teams and 3 groups with two teams. The Qualification took part from November 2005 to December 2005 (except Group D which was scheduled to play in November 2005 but was postponed after the 2005 Amman bombings and played in February 2006). The Group-Winners qualified for the tournament, a Play-Off Game between the best second-placed teams from ASEAN (Myanmar) and East Asia (North Korea) was scheduled to in Kuala Lumpur on February 15, 2006. But after the withdrawal of Myanmar, the North Koreans qualified automatically. Hosts India were except from the qualification.

Final tournament[edit]

Participants[edit]

Venues[edit]

City Original stadium names Capacity
Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Kolkata Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium 5,000
Bangalore Sree Kanteerava Stadium 30,000
Bangalore Bangalore Stadium 15,000

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 9 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13
 Jordan 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2
 Kyrgyzstan 2 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
 India 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4
October 29, 2006
16:00 IST
South Korea  3 – 0  Jordan
Shim Young-Sung Goal 14' Goal 61'
Lee Sang-ho Goal 46'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 500
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

October 29, 2006
19:00 IST
India  1 – 1  Kyrgyzstan
Bhowmick Goal 71' (pen) Amirov Goal 44'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 600
Referee: Torky (Iran)

October 31, 2006
16:00 IST
Jordan  3 – 2  India
Abu Salim Goal 33'
Nofal Goal 64' Goal 87'
Cardozo Goal 25'
Matondkar Goal 77'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 250
Referee: Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

October 31, 2006
19:00 IST
Kyrgyzstan  0 – 7  South Korea
Lee Sang-ho Goal 5' Goal 63'
Shin Young-Rok Goal 13' Goal 50' Goal 71' (pen)
Miagkih Goal 20' (og)
Park Hyun-Bem Goal 84'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 300
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

November 2, 2006
14:45 IST
South Korea  3 – 0  India
Shim Young-Sung Goal 76'
Song Jin-Hyung Goal 84'
Shin Young-Rok Goal 90+2'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 500
Referee: Basma (Syria)

November 2, 2006
14:45 IST
Kyrgyzstan  0 – 0  Jordan

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 9 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3
Australia Australia 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Thailand 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2
 United Arab Emirates 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4
October 30, 2006
16:00 IST
China PR  1 – 0 Australia Australia
Xu Goal 65'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 300
Referee: Shaban (Kuwait)

October 30, 2006
19:00 IST
Thailand  2 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Dangda Goal 46'
Donchui Goal 90+4'
Ali Goal 89'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 150
Referee: Basma (Syria)

November 1, 2006
16:00 IST
Australia Australia 3 – 1  Thailand
Burns Goal 26' Goal 90+2'
Vidosic Goal 33' (pen)
Phukom Goal 40' (pen)
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 100
Referee: Torky (Iran)

November 1, 2006
19:00 IST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 2  China PR
Mesmari Goal 49' Wang Goal 6' (pen), Goal 46'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 100
Referee: Shaban (Kuwait)

November 3, 2006
14:45 IST
China PR  1 – 0  Thailand
Wang Goal 78'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 500
Referee: Nishimura (Japan)

November 3, 2006
14:45 IST
Australia Australia 2 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Williams Goal 14' Goal 31'

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
 North Korea 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Iran 6 3 2 0 1 5 7 −2
 Tajikistan 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7
October 29, 2006
16:00 IST
Japan  2 – 0  North Korea
Kawahara Goal 34'
Kashiwagi Goal 82'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ibrahim (Bahrain)

October 29, 2006
19:00 IST
Iran  3 – 1  Tajikistan
Goudarzi Goal 55'
Chatrabgoon Goal 60' Goal 81'
Khamrakulov Goal 10'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Kunsuta (Thailand)

October 31, 2006
16:00 IST
North Korea  5 – 0  Iran
Jong Chol-Min Goal 2' Goal 10'
Kim Kum-Il Goal 25' Goal 47'
Ri Hung-Ryong Goal 77'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mujghef (Jordan)

October 31, 2006
19:00 IST
Tajikistan  0 – 4  Japan
Morishima Goal 8' Goal 34'
Kashiwagi Goal 57'
Morishige Goal 68'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

November 2, 2006
15:00 IST
Japan  1 – 2  Iran
Umesaki Goal 22' Kamyabinia Goal 52'
Ale-Khamis Goal 72'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Sarkar (India)

November 2, 2006
15:00 IST
North Korea  1 – 0  Tajikistan
Pak Chol-Min Goal 90+2'
Bangalore Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mujghef (Jordan)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 7 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5
 Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Vietnam 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
 Malaysia 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6
October 30, 2006
16:00 IST
Iraq  2 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Abdul-Zahra Goal 27'
Mohammed Goal 82'
Kabee Goal 9'
Al-Sahlawi Goal 52'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Huang (China)

October 30, 2006
19:00 IST
Malaysia  1 – 2  Vietnam
Zambri Goal 45+1' Bakhtiar Goal 11' (og)
Nguyen Quang Tình Goal 63'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Surkar (India)

November 1, 2006
16:00 IST
Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  Malaysia
Al-Sahlawi Goal 13'
Ataif Goal 60'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kunsuta (Thailand)

November 1, 2006
19:00 IST
Vietnam  1 – 3  Iraq
Nguyen Van Khai Goal 75' (pen) Ali Goal 11'
Abdul-Zahra Goal 36' Goal 81'

November 3, 2006
15:00 IST
Iraq  3 – 0  Malaysia
Khalaf Goal 55'
Hussein Goal 81'
Abdul-Zahra Goal 83'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 500
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

November 3, 2006
15:00 IST
Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  Vietnam
J. Al-Bishi Goal 13' (pen)
M. Al-Bishi Goal 90'
Bangalore Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Huang (China)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Knockout Map[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
November 6 - Kolkata        
  South Korea  2
November 9 - Kolkata
  Australia  1  
  South Korea  2 (2)
November 6 - Bangalore
    Japan  2 (3)  
  Japan  2
November 11 - Kolkata
  Saudi Arabia  1  
  Japan  1 (3)
November 6 - Kolkata
    North Korea  1 (5)
  China PR  1
November 9 - Kolkata
  Jordan  2  
  Jordan  0 Third place
November 6 - Bangalore
    North Korea  1  
  Iraq  0   South Korea  2
  North Korea  2     Jordan  0
November 11 - Kolkata

Quarter finals[edit]

November 6, 2006
16:00 IST
South Korea  2 – 1  Australia
Song Jin-Hyung Goal 10' Goal 36' Grossman Goal 18'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 600
Referee: Basma (Syria)

November 6, 2006
16:00 IST
Japan  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Kawahara Goal 7'
Aoki Goal 90'
J. Al-Bishi Goal 81' (pen)
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

November 6, 2006
19:00 IST
China PR  1 – 2  Jordan
Yang Goal 70' Omran Goal 33'
Abdullah Goal 68' (pen)
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 150
Referee: Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

November 6, 2006
19:00 IST
Iraq  0 – 2  North Korea
Kim Kum-Il Goal 36'
Yun Yong-Il Goal 67'
Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Subrata (India)

Semi finals[edit]

November 9, 2006
16:00 IST
South Korea  2 – 2 (AET)
(2–3 PSO)
 Japan
Shim Young-Sung Goal 1'
Kim Dong-Suk Goal 111'
MorishimaGoal 47'
Aoki Goal 105'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Torky (Iran)

November 9, 2006
19:00 IST
Jordan  0 – 1  North Korea
Kim Kum-Il Goal 38'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Surkar (India)

Third Place Play Off[edit]

November 12, 2006
16:00 IST
South Korea  2 – 0  Jordan
Shim Young-Sung Goal 50'
Lee Chung-Yong Goal 76'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Al Hilali (Oman)

Finals[edit]

November 12, 2006
19:00 IST
North Korea  1 – 1 (AET)
(5–3 PSO)
 Japan
Ri Chol-Myong Goal 3' Kashiwagi Goal 34'
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Shaban (Qatar)

Winners[edit]

 2006 AFC Youth Championship Winners 

North Korea
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The following teams qualified for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Awards[edit]

Top Goalscorers Most Valuable Player Fair Play Trophy
South Korea Shim Young-Sung North Korea Kim Kum-Il  North Korea

Top scorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

Top scoring teams[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]