2008 AFC U-16 Championship

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2008 AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U-16 Championship Uzbekistan 2008
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Tournament details
Host country Uzbekistan
Dates 4 October – 19 October
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Iran Kaveh Rezaei (6 goals)
2006
2010

The 2008 AFC U-16 Championship was the 13th AFC U-16 Championship football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which was held between October 4 and October 19, 2008 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Qualifiers was held in 2007 from October 17–28.

Iran won their first title after beating Korea Republic 2-1 in the final.

Qualification competition[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Tashkent Pakhtakor Stadium 55,000
Tashkent MHSK Stadium 15,000

Squads[edit]

Group Stages[edit]

All times local (UTC+5)

In the following tables:

  • Pts = total points accumulated
  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6
 Uzbekistan 6 3 2 0 1 10 2 +8
 Bahrain 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1
 Singapore 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13

2008-10-04
16:00
Singapore  0 – 7  Uzbekistan
(Report) Abdullaev Goal 10' (pen.) Goal 86'
Gapparov Goal 20'
Utkin Goal 23' Goal 90+1'
Galeev Goal 81' Goal 89'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

2008-10-04
20:00
Iran  2 – 0  Bahrain
Sadeghian Goal 72'
Rezaei Goal 83'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Green Australia

2008-10-06
16:00
Uzbekistan  1 – 2  Iran
Muhiddinov Goal 80' (Report) Yeganeh Goal 27'
Rezaei Goal 55'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Tojo Japan

2008-10-06
20:00
Bahrain  3 – 0  Singapore
Ahmed Goal 41'
Saeed Goal 58'
Salman Goal 75'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 170
Referee: Al-Yarimi Yemen

2008-10-08
15:00
Iran  4 – 1  Singapore
Golbarg Goal 31'
Darvishi Goal 51'
Chang Goal 67' (o.g.)
Gholizadeh Goal 85'
(Report) R. Muhammad Goal 81'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

2008-10-08
15:00
Uzbekistan  2 – 0  Bahrain
Abdurakhmonov Goal 44'
Muhiddinov Goal 51'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Green Australia

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea Korea Republic 7 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12
 Syria 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
India India 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5
 Indonesia 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11

2008-10-04
14:00
Korea Republic South Korea 5 – 2 India India
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 3'
Lee Chang Goal 49' Goal 61'
Rim Chang-Woo Goal 52'
Son Heung-Min Goal 72'
(Report) Lalrindika Goal 69' Goal 88'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Balideh Qatar

2008-10-04
18:00
Syria  2 – 1  Indonesia
Jumaa Goal 25'
M. Ali Goal 66'
(Report) Yagalo Goal 36'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Tojo Japan

2008-10-06
14:00
Indonesia  0 – 9 South Korea Korea Republic
(Report) Lee Dong-Nyck Goal 4'
Kim Jin-Su Goal 5'
Rim Chang-Woo Goal 15'
Lee Jong-Ho Goal 29' Goal 80' Goal 90+1'
Son Heung-Min Goal 65' Goal 75'
Kim Dong-Min Goal 86'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Green Australia

2008-10-06
18:00
India  0 – 3  Syria
(Report) Al-Khadr Goal 44'
Devrani Goal 66' (o.g.)
Chettri Goal 72' (o.g.)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

2008-10-08
19:00
Syria  1 – 1 South Korea Korea Republic
M. Ali Goal 63' (Report) Rim Chang-Woo Goal 80'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Tojo Japan

2008-10-08
19:00
Indonesia  0 – 1 India India
(Report) Singh Goal 24'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Al-Yarimi Yemen

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Australia Australia 9 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Turkmenistan 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11

2008-10-05
16:00
China PR  2 – 1  Turkmenistan
Nan Yunqi Goal 32'
Guo Yi Goal 83'
(Report) Durdiyev Goal 30'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Torky Iran

2008-10-05
20:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 3 Australia Australia
Al-Ghamdi Goal 83' (Report) Domenici Goal 14' Goal 30'
Hamill Goal 49'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

2008-10-07
16:00
Australia Australia 2 – 1  China PR
Lum Goal 16' (pen.)
Ibrahim Goal 50'
(Report) Jin Jingdao Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Torky Iran

2008-10-07
20:00
Turkmenistan  0 – 4  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al-Oufi Goal 22' Goal 54'
Al-Shahrani Goal 32'
Al-Asiri Goal 48'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Balideh Qatar

2008-10-09
15:00
China PR  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Yu Baobao Goal 52' (Report) Abdulrahim Goal 71'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

2008-10-09
15:00
Australia Australia 6 – 0  Turkmenistan
Kantarovski Goal 7'
Yabio Goal 32'
Gapare Goal 43' Goal 48'
Petratos Goal 63'
Warren Goal 65'
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 9 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12
 United Arab Emirates 3 22 1 0 1 4 8 -4
 Malaysia 3 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2
 Yemen1 0 22 0 0 2 0 6 -6

Note: United Arab Emirates is ranked higher than Malaysia by the head-to-head result (3 - 2).


2008-10-05
14:00
Japan  4 – 0  Malaysia
Shibasaki Goal 32'
Usami Goal 34' Goal 70'
Miyayoshi Goal 65'
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

2008-10-05
18:00
Yemen  1 - 1
(annulled2)
 United Arab Emirates
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

2008-10-07
14:00
Malaysia  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Yemen
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

2008-10-07
18:00
United Arab Emirates  1 – 6  Japan
Salim Goal 76' (pen.) (Report) Miyayoshi Goal 7' Goal 16' Goal 57'
Uchida Goal 60'
Sugimoto Goal 72' Goal 88'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

2008-10-09
19:00
Japan  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Yemen
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Torky Iran

2008-10-09
19:00
United Arab Emirates  3 – 2  Malaysia
Al-Saffar Goal 16'
Hussain Goal 28'
Al-Ameri Goal 58'
(Report) Bukhari Goal 68' (pen.) Goal 72'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Balideh Qatar

  • 1Yemen were ejected from the competition for fielding an overage player, Wesam Saleh Ahmed Al-Worafi.[1]
  • 2The match between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates was declared null and void because the UAE fielded a suspended player, Abdullah Hadaf Al Amery.

Knockout stages[edit]

All times local (UTC+5)

Knockout map[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
October 12        
  Iran  2
October 15
  Syria  0  
  Iran  3
October 12
      United Arab Emirates  0  
 Australia Australia  2
October 18
  United Arab Emirates  3  
  Iran  2
October 12    
   South Korea Korea Republic  1
 South Korea Korea Republic  3
October 15
  Uzbekistan  0  
 South Korea Korea Republic  2
October 12
      Japan  1  
  Japan  2
  Saudi Arabia  0  
 

Quarterfinal[edit]


2008-10-12
16:00
Iran  2 – 0  Syria
Rezaei Goal 79' Goal 90' (Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

2008-10-12
20:00
Korea Republic South Korea 3 – 0  Uzbekistan
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 12'
Son Heung-Min Goal 54'
Lee Chang Goal 72'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

2008-10-12
14:00
Australia Australia 2 – 3  United Arab Emirates
Kantarovski Goal 48'
Sainsbury Goal 57'
(Report) Salim Goal 7' Goal 62'
Mohammad Goal 90+1'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tojo Japan

2008-10-12
18:00
Japan  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Sugimoto Goal 38'
Otayf Goal 45' (o.g.)
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Green Australia

Semifinal[edit]


2008-10-15
15:00
Iran  3 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Dabbagh Goal 59'
Imani Goal 77'
Rezaei Goal 90+3'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

2008-10-15
19:00
Korea Republic South Korea 2 – 1  Japan
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 4'
Lee Dong-Nyck Goal 26'
(Report) Uchida Goal 2'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Balideh Qatar

Final[edit]


2008-10-18
16:00
Iran  2 – 1 South Korea Korea Republic
Talebat Goal 38'
Rezaei Goal 62'
(Report) Lee Chang Goal 90+3'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

Winners[edit]

 AFC U-16 Championship 2008 Winners 

Iran
First title

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player Top Scorer Fair Play Award
South Korea Lee Jong-Ho Iran Kaveh Rezaei  South Korea

Goalscorers[edit]

Countries to participate in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]