2008 AFC U-19 Championship

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2008 AFC U-19 Championship
AFC U-19 Championship Saudi Arabia 2008
كأس آسيا للشباب 2008
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 31 October – 14 November
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United Arab Emirates (1st title)
Runners-up  Uzbekistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 86 (2.77 per match)
Top scorer(s)

United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil
Japan Kensuke Nagai

(4 goals)
Best player United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil

The AFC U-19 Championship 2008, the 35th edition of this tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation, was hosted by Saudi Arabia between October 31 and November 14. The matches were played in Dammam and Khobar, both located at the Eastern Province.

Qualification Competition[edit]

Seedings[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 North Korea
 Japan
South Korea Korea Republic
 Jordan

 China PR
 Iraq
 Saudi Arabia (host country)
Australia Australia

 Iran
 Thailand
 United Arab Emirates
 Tajikistan

 Syria
 Uzbekistan
 Yemen
 Lebanon

The draw was held on April 6, 2008 in Dammam.

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 7 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7
 Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4
 Iran 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1
 Yemen 0 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10

31 October 2008
16:15 AST
Japan  5 – 0  Yemen
Mizunuma Goal 12'53'
Nagai Goal 32'
Yamamoto Goal 52'
Suzuki Goal 55'
(Report)

31 October 2008
18:45 AST
Saudi Arabia  2 – 1  Iran
Abusabaan Goal 9' (pen.)
Al-Abid Goal 87'
(Report) Hajsafi Goal 35' (pen.)

2 November 2008
16:15 AST
Yemen  1 – 4  Saudi Arabia
Mousa Goal 31' (Report) Al-Abid Goal 11'
Jezawi Goal 47'85'
Al-Aqel Red card 74'
Khudari Goal 83'

2 November 2008
18:45 AST
Iran  2 – 4  Japan
Hajsafi Goal 20'
Mousavi Goal 26'
(Report) Miyazawa Goal 1'
Nagai Goal 7'33'77'

4 November 2008
16:15 AST
Japan  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Mizunuma Goal 65' (Report) Al-Qarni Goal 57'

4 November 2008
16:15 AST
Iran  2 – 0  Yemen
Mousavi Goal 19'
Ahmad Red card 26'
Ali-Mohammadi Goal 90+1'
(Report) Omar Red card 67'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United Arab Emirates 9 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
 South Korea 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
 Iraq 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2
 Syria 0 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4

31 October 2008
16:15 AST
South Korea  1 – 0  Syria
Kim Young-Gwon Goal 90+3' (Report)

31 October 2008
18:45 AST
Iraq  1 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Obaid Mohammed Red card 13'
Ali Oudah Goal 84'
Al-Saadi Red card 89'
(Report) Ismaeel Goal 65'
Fawzi Goal 75'

2 November 2008
16:15 AST
Syria  1 – 2  Iraq
Yousef Goal 51' (Report) Ali Oudah Goal 51'61'

2 November 2008
18:45 AST
United Arab Emirates  2 – 1  South Korea
Khalil Goal 90+2'
Al-Fardan Goal 90+3'
(Report) Kim Dong-Sub Goal 28'

4 November 2008
18:45 AST
Syria  0 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Ajouz Red card 32' (Report) Ismaeel Goal 54'
Fawzi Goal 90'

4 November 2008
18:45 AST
South Korea  2 – 0  Iraq
Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 23'
Moon Ki-Han Goal 87'
(Report)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 7 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8
 North Korea 5 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4
 Tajikistan 4 3 1 1 1 6 8 -2
 Lebanon 0 3 0 0 3 2 12 -10

1 November 2008
16:15 AST
North Korea  4 – 0  Lebanon
An Il-Bom Goal 15'
Jo Jong-Chol Goal 32'
Ri Sang-Chol Goal 64'
Ri Hyong-Mu Goal 90'
(Report)

1 November 2008
18:45 AST
China PR  6 – 0  Tajikistan
Vasiev Goal 19' (o.g.)
Zhou Liao Goal 21'33'
Zhang Yuan Goal 28'
Cao Yunding Goal 41'
Piao Cheng Goal 45'
(Report) Kamil Red card 35'

3 November 2008
16:15 AST
Lebanon  1 – 3  China PR
Mannaa Goal 45+2' (Report) Tan Yang Goal 58'
Hui Jiakang Goal 64'
Zhou Liao Goal 90+1'

3 November 2008
18:45 AST
Tajikistan  1 – 1  North Korea
Shohzukhurov Goal 58' (Report) An Il-Bom Goal 90+1'

5 November 2008
16:15 AST
North Korea  0 – 0  China PR
(Report)

5 November 2008
16:15 AST
Tajikistan  5 – 1  Lebanon
Tokhirov Goal 11'
Shohzukhurov Goal 54' (pen.)90+4' (pen.)
Tukhtasunov Goal 55'
Vasiev Goal 83'
(Report) Zreik Goal 42'

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Australia 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Uzbekistan 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Thailand 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1
 Jordan 0 3 0 0 3 3 6 -3

1 November 2008
16:15 AST
Jordan  0 – 1  Uzbekistan
(Report) Mirzaev Goal 3'

1 November 2008
18:45 AST
Australia  1 – 0  Thailand
Munro Goal 20'
Constantinos Red card 80'
(Report)

3 November 2008
16:15 AST
Uzbekistan  1 – 1  Australia
Karimov Goal 37' (Report) Minniecon Goal 48'

3 November 2008
18:45 AST
Thailand  3 – 2  Jordan
Namuangrak Goal 28'
Srichaluang Goal 63'
Nooprom Goal 65'
(Report) Dardour Red card 60'
Abu Hwaiti Goal 80'
Al-Rawashdeh Goal 87'
Diab Red card 90+3'

5 November 2008
18:45 AST
Thailand  0 – 1  Uzbekistan
Jantakul Red card 72' (Report) Musaev Goal 34'

5 November 2008
18:45 AST
Jordan  1 – 2  Australia
Bani Attiah Goal 81' (Report) Lujic Goal 40'
Ryall Goal 71' (pen.)

Knockout Stages[edit]

All times local (UTC+3)

Knockout Map[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
November 8 - Dammam        
  Japan  0
November 11 - Dammam
  South Korea  3  
  South Korea  0
November 8 - Khobar
      Uzbekistan  1  
  China PR  0 (3)
November 14 - Dammam
  Uzbekistan (PSO)  0 (4)  
  Uzbekistan  1
November 8 - Dammam    
    United Arab Emirates  2
  United Arab Emirates  1
November 11 - Dammam
  Saudi Arabia  0  
  United Arab Emirates  3
November 8 - Khobar
      Australia  0  
  Australia (aet)  2
  North Korea  1  
 

Quarterfinal[edit]

8 November 2008
16:15 AST
Japan  0 – 3  South Korea
(Report) Yu Ji-No Goal 21'
Cho Young-Cheol Goal 84'
Choi Jung-Han Goal 90+2'

8 November 2008
19:30 AST
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Awana Goal 64' (Report)


8 November 2008
19:30 AST
Australia  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  North Korea
Nichols Goal 12'115' (Report) Myong Cha-Hyon Goal 54'

Semifinal[edit]


11 November 2008
16:05 AST
South Korea  0 – 1  Uzbekistan
Kim Seung-Gyu Red card 90+2' (Report) Karimov Goal 17'

11 November 2008
19:30 AST
United Arab Emirates  3 – 0  Australia
Khalil Goal 4'
Essa Goal 12'
Hussain Goal 85'
(Report)

Final[edit]

14 November 2008
18:45 AST
Uzbekistan  1 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Turaev Goal 64' (Report) Khalil Goal 33'72'

Winners[edit]

 2008 AFC Youth Championship Winners 

United Arab Emirates
First title

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player Top Scorer Fair Play Award
United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil United Arab Emirates Ahmed Khalil
Japan Kensuke Nagai
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Goalscorers[edit]

Countries to participate in 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Top-4 team qualified for 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

External links & References[edit]