2007 AFC Cup

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The 2007 AFC Cup was the 4th edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Qualification[edit]

The 'developing' 13 nations in the Asian Football Confederation were invited to nominate one or two clubs to participate in the 2007 competition. 2006 winners, Al-Faisaly of Jordan qualify automatically, but proceed to the group stage.

Vietnam and Thailand lose ration for Australia in AFC Champions League. Instead of sending two teams by each country to compete for AFC Champions League, the second representative team of Vietnam and Thailand is demoted to play in AFC Cup.

Bangladesh were excluded, after they relegated AFC President's Cup along Turkmenistan.

Champions of North Korea and Myanmar were not participated

West Asia
Bahrain Bahrain (1) Al-Muharraq (2005–06 Bahraini Premier League champions)
Jordan Jordan (3) Shabab Al-Ordon (2005–06 Jordan League champions & 2005–06 Jordan FA Cup winners)

Al-Faisaly (2006 AFC Cup winners & 2005–06 Jordan League runners-up)

Al-Wahdat (2005–06 Jordan League third place)

Lebanon Lebanon (2) Al-Ansar (2005–06 Lebanese Premier League champions & 2006 Lebanese FA Cup winners)

Al-Nejmeh (2005–06 Lebanese Premier League runners-up)

Oman Oman (2) Muscat (2005–06 Omani League champions)

Dhofar (2006 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners)

Yemen Yemen (2) Al-Saqr (2006 Yemeni League champions)

Al-Hilal (2005 Yemeni President Cup winners)

Central Asia
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (2) HTTU Aşgabat (2006 Turkmenistan League champions & 2006 Turkmenistan Cup winners)

Nebitçi Balkanabat (2006 Turkmenistan League runners-up)

East Asia
Hong Kong Hong Kong (2) Happy Valley (2005–06 Hong Kong First Division League champions)

Sun Hei (2006 Hong Kong FA Cup winners)

South Asia
Bangladesh Bangladesh (0)
India India (2) Mahindra United (2005–06 Indian National Football League champions)

Mohun Bagan AC (2006 Indian Federation Cup winners)

Maldives Maldives (2) New Radiant (2006 Dhivehi League champions & 2006 Maldives FA Cup winners)

Victory SC (2006 Dhivehi League runners-up)

South East Asia
Malaysia Malaysia (2) Negeri Sembilan FA (2005–06 Super League Malaysia champions)

Pahang FA (2006 Malaysia FA Cup winners)

Singapore Singapore (2) Singapore Armed Forces FC (2006 S.League champions)

Tampines Rovers FC (2006 Singapore Cup winners)

Thailand Thailand (1) Osotsapa FC (2004 Queen's Cup winners)
Vietnam Vietnam (1) Hoa Phat Hanoi (2006 Vietnamese Cup winners)

The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur on December 22, allocating teams into six groups.

Group stage[edit]

Key to colors in group tables:

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 15 6 5 0 1 8 5 3
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 13 6 4 1 1 8 3 5
Oman Muscat 4 6 1 1 4 4 6 -2
Yemen Al-Saqr 2 6 0 2 4 5 11 -6

2007-03-06
Al-Nejmeh 1 - 0 Muscat
Abbas Ahmed Atwi Goal 18' (Report)
Sports City, Beirut, Lebanon
Attendance: 500
Referee: Saudi Arabia Ali Al Mutlaq





Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Jordan Al-Wahdat 14 6 4 2 0 16 8 8
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 11 6 3 2 1 10 7 3
Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat 6 6 2 0 4 10 12 -2
Yemen Al-Hilal 2 6 0 2 4 6 15 -9





Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Jordan Al-Faisaly 11 6 3 2 1 7 3 4
Oman Dhofar 10 6 3 1 2 4 5 -1
Lebanon Al-Ansar 9 6 2 3 1 8 5 3
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat 2 6 0 2 4 2 8 -6

2007-03-06
Dhofar 0 - 0 Al-Ansar
(Report)

2007-03-20
Al-Ansar 3 – 1 Nebitçi Balkanabat
Fadi Ghoson Goal 3'
Salih Sadir Goal 45'
Hamid Basma Goal 71'
(Report) Azat Guljagazov Goal 80'
Sports City, Beirut, Lebanon
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Iran Masoud Moradi

2007-03-20
Al-Faisaly 2 - 1 Dhofar
Abdel-Hadi Al-Maharmeh Goal 28'
Mohammad Shawish Goal 58'
(Report) Salah Goal 53'



2007-05-08
Al-Ansar 3 - 0 Dhofar
Malek Hassoun Goal 10'
Fadi Ghoson Goal 44'
Nasrat Al Jamal Goal 79'
(Report)
Sports City, Beirut, Lebanon
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Iraq Kadhum Auda Lazim

2007-05-22
Dhofar 1 - 0 Al-Faisaly
Fahad Goal 11' (Report)

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Hong Kong Sun Hei 15 6 5 0 1 15 6 9
Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA 7 6 1 4 1 4 5 -1
Maldives Victory SC 6 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2
Vietnam Hoa Phat Hanoi 3 6 0 3 3 7 13 -6

2007-03-06
Sun Hei 2 – 0 Victory SC
Victor Goal 17'
Colly Barnes Ezeh Goal 49'
(Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 369
Referee: Japan Kazuhiko Matsumura


2007-04-10
Sun Hei 2 – 0 Negeri Sembilan FA
Victor Goal 6' Goal 69' (Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 200
Referee: Kuwait Atallah Jatli Al-Enezi

2007-04-24
Hoa Phat Hanoi 0 – 2 Victory SC
(Report) Ashad Ali Goal 37' Goal 81'
Hàng Đẫy Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam
Attendance: 500
Referee: China Tan Hai

2007-05-09
Victory SC 0 – 2 Sun Hei
(Report) Colly Barnes Ezeh Goal 14'
Lico Goal 33'
National Stadium, Malé, Maldives
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Australia Benjamin Williams

The match between Victory SC and Xiangxue Sun Hei was postponed to May 9 after the assistant referees from Indonesia were unable to arrive in the Maldives as their flight was delayed.[1][2]


2007-05-22
Sun Hei 7 – 4 Hoa Phat Hanoi
Lico Goal 5' Goal 61' Goal 73'
Colly Barnes Ezeh Goal 15' Goal 65'
Chu Siu Kei Goal 25' Goal 41'
(Report) Cao Sy Cuong Goal 10' (pen.)
Nguyen Ngoc Tu Goal 33'
Vu Hong Viet Goal 54' (pen.)
Nguyen Anh Cuong Goal 75'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 208
Referee: Thailand Satop Tongkhan

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Singapore Singapore Armed Forces FC 15 6 5 0 1 13 7 6
India Mahindra United 12 6 4 0 2 9 4 5
Hong Kong Happy Valley 9 6 3 0 3 9 11 -2
Maldives New Radiant 0 6 0 0 6 4 13 -9



2007-04-24
Happy Valley 2 – 1 Mahindra United
Law Chun Bong Goal 21' Goal 23' (Report) Yusif Yakubu Goal 68'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 100
Referee: Malaysia Rosdi Shaharul


Group F[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Singapore Tampines Rovers FC 13 6 4 1 1 10 5 5
India Mohun Bagan AC 11 6 3 2 1 5 3 3
Thailand Osotsapa FC 10 6 3 1 2 12 3 9
Malaysia Pahang FA 0 6 0 0 6 2 18 -14





Best runners-up[edit]

Two best runners-up, one from groups A, B and C and one from groups D, E and F, qualify for the quarter finals.

Group A, B, C (West & Central Asia Zone)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 13 6 4 1 1 8 3 5
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 11 6 3 2 1 10 7 3
Oman Dhofar 10 6 3 1 2 4 5 -1

Group D, E, F (East, South & South East Asia Zone)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
India Mahindra United 12 6 4 0 2 9 4 5
India Mohun Bagan AC 11 6 3 2 1 5 3 2
Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA 7 6 1 4 1 4 5 -1

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mahindra United India 4-5 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 1-2 3-3
Tampines Rovers Singapore 3-7 Jordan Al-Faisaly 1-2 2-5
Sun Hei Hong Kong 1-4 Jordan Al-Wahdat 0-1 1-3
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan 5-3 Singapore Singapore Armed Forces FC 5-0 0-3

First leg[edit]

2007-09-18
Mahindra United 1 – 2 Al-Nejmeh
Rafi Goal 47' (Report) M. Ghaddar Goal 55' Goal 85'
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Goa, India
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Saudi Arabia Ali A. A. Al Mutlaq


2007-09-18
Sun Hei 0 – 1 Al-Wahdat
(Report) Ahmed Abdul-Haleem Goal 83'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Japan Yuichi Nishimura

Second leg[edit]

2007-09-25
Al-Nejmeh 3 – 3 Mahindra United
M. Ghaddar Goal 12'
A. Milas Goal 24'
Milan Goal 90+4' (pen.)
(Report) Minga Goal 33'
Harpreet Goal 64'
Pomeyie Goal 78'
Sports City, Beirut, Lebanon
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: United Arab Emirates Mohamed Omar Al Saeedi


2007-09-25
Al-Wahdat 3 – 1 Sun Hei
Mahmoud Shelbaieh Goal 58'
Amer Deeb Goal 71' Goal 78'
(Report) Giovane Goal 87'
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman, Jordan
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Lebanon Mohamad Mansour

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Faisaly Jordan 3-2 Jordan Al-Wahdat 1-1 2-1
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan 1-0 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 1-0 0-0

First leg[edit]


Second leg[edit]


Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan 2-1 Jordan Al-Faisaly 1-0 1-1

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

2007 AFC Cup Winners
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Shabab Al-Ordon
First title

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Club Goals
1 Lebanon Mohammed Ghaddar Lebanon Nejmeh SC 5
Jordan Odai Al-Saify Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 5
3 Singapore Australia Aleksandar Duric Singapore Singapore Armed Forces FC 4
Thailand Apipu Suntornpanavej Thailand Osotsapa FC 4
Singapore Ashrin Shariff Singapore Singapore Armed Forces FC 4
Jordan Awad Ragheb Jordan Al-Wahdat 4
Hong Kong Colly Barnes Ezeh Hong Kong Sun Hei 4
Turkmenistan Mamedaly Karadanov Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat 4
Brazil Lico Hong Kong Sun Hei 4
10 Bahrain Abdulla Al Dakeel Bahrain Al-Muharraq 3
Maldives Ashad Ali Maldives Victory SC 3
Lebanon Fadi Ghoson Lebanon Al-Ansar 3
Angola Freddy Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA 3
Hong Kong Gerard Ambassa Guy Hong Kong Happy Valley 3
Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh Jordan Al-Wahdat 3
Singapore Mohd Noh Alam Shah Singapore Tampines Rovers FC 3
Nigeria Victor Hong Kong Sun Hei 3
Ghana Yusif Yakubu India Mahindra United 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFC Cup: Victory, Sun Hei match postponed". Retrieved on May 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "Victory, Sun Hei match postponed", The Official Website of Victory SC, May 8, 2007. Retrieved on May 10, 2007.

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