2012 AFC Cup

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2012 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates 18 February – 3 November 2012
Teams 30+3 (from 18 associations)
Final positions
Champions Kuwait Al-Kuwait (2nd title)
Runners-up Iraq Arbil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 118
Goals scored 366 (3.1 per match)
Attendance 439,955 (3,728 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iraq Amjad Radhi
Syria Raja Rafe (9 goals)[1]
Best player Brazil Rogerinho[2]
2011
2013

The 2012 AFC Cup was the 9th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.

Al-Kuwait from Kuwait won their second AFC Cup title in four years, defeating Arbil from Iraq with a 4–0 win in the final.[3]

Allocation of entries per association[edit]

The following allocation of berths for the 2012 AFC Cup was approved by the AFC in November 2011.[4][5] The four associations (Yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar) with the lowest points according to the AFC evaluation system have one team entering the group stage and one team entering the play-off.[4]

Notes
  • A Different from previous seasons where losers of the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off semi-final round also entered the AFC Cup, from 2012 only losers of the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off final round entered the AFC Cup.[4]
  • B Kuwait have three teams entering as Al-Kuwait, the 2011 AFC Cup runners-up failed to fulfil the criteria set by AFC to compete in the 2012 AFC Champions League, and thus directly entered the 2012 AFC Cup.[4]
  • C Bahrain, while eligible to enter the AFC Cup, chose not to participate in 2012.[4]
  • D Indonesia only have one team entering as their league champion entered the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off.[4]
  • E Malaysia returned to the competition, after not participating in 2011.[6]
  • F Myanmar applied for upgrade from the AFC President's Cup to the AFC Cup,[7] and was approved by the AFC in November 2011,[4] and made their debut in the competition.[5]
  • G After the withdrawal of Liaoning Whowin and disqualification of Persipura Jayapura from the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off East Asia Zone, only three teams were left, meaning only one final round loser would enter the AFC Cup in the East Asia Zone instead of two. As a result, no qualifying play-off was necessary for the East Asia Zone and both the second representatives from Malaysia (Terengganu) and Myanmar (Ayeyawady United), which were originally slated to enter the AFC Cup qualifying play-off, automatically advanced to the group stage. Persipura Jayapura were later provisionally reinstated to the 2012 AFC Champions League, but the AFC decided that the loser of the qualifying play-off match between Adelaide United and Persipura Jayapura would not advance to the 2012 AFC Cup group stage.[8]

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 33 teams participated in the 2012 AFC Cup, including 3 teams which joined as 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off final round losers:[4]

  • 31 teams (19 in West Asia Zone, 12 in East Asia Zone) directly entered the group stage.
  • 2 teams (both in West Asia Zone) competed in the qualifying play-off. The winners qualified for the group stage.
Notes

Schedule[edit]

Schedule of dates for 2012 competition.[9]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying play-offs Finals 6 December 2011
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)[10]
18 February 2012
Group stage Matchday 1 6–7 March 2012
Matchday 2 20–21 March 2012
Matchday 3 3–4 April 2012
Matchday 4 10–11 April 2012
Matchday 5 24–25 April 2012
Matchday 6 8–9 May 2012
Knockout phase Round of 16 22–23 May 2012
Quarter-finals 14 June 2012
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)[11]
18 September 2012 25 September 2012
Semi-finals 2 October 2012 23 October 2012
Final 3 November 2012 at home of one of the finalists

Qualifying play-off[edit]

The draw for the qualifying play-off was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 December 2011.[12] The winner advanced to the group stage.[13]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Asia Zone
Victory Maldives 3–41 Yemen Al-Tilal
Notes

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 December 2011.[15] Clubs from the same country may not be drawn into the same group. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the knockout stage.[13]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Kuwait Al-Qadsia 6 3 1 2 14 7 +7 10
Oman Al-Suwaiq 6 3 1 2 8 9 −1 10
Jordan Al-Faisaly 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3 9
Syria Al-Ittihad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4
  FAI ITT QAD SUW
Al-Faisaly 1–1 1–1 2–3
Al-Ittihad 1–4 1–0 0–2
Al-Qadsia 1–2 5–2 2–0
Al-Suwaiq 0–0 2–0 1–5
Tiebreakers[13]
  • Al-Qadsia and Al-Suwaiq are ranked by their head-to-head record (Al-Qadsia: 6 pts; Al-Suwaiq: 0 pts).

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iraq Arbil 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14
Kuwait Kazma 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
Yemen Al-Oruba 6 2 2 2 10 8 +2 8
India East Bengal 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0
  ORU ARB KEB KAZ
Al-Oruba 2–2 4–1 1–2
Arbil 2–1 2–0 1–1
East Bengal 0–1 0–2 1–2
Kazma 1–1 1–2 3–0

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 6 4 2 0 18 7 +11 14
Kuwait Al-Kuwait 6 3 2 1 17 10 +7 11
Lebanon Al-Ahed 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4 7
Maldives VB 6 0 1 5 9 23 −14 1
  AHE ETT KUW VB
Al-Ahed 1–3 0–4 5–3
Al-Ettifaq 0–0 2–2 2–0
Al-Kuwait 1–0 1–5 7–1
VB 0–1 3–6 2–2

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Jordan Al-Wehdat 6 4 0 2 15 9 +6 12
Uzbekistan Neftchi Farg'ona 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11
Oman Al-Oruba 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7
India Salgaocar 6 1 1 4 6 14 −8 4
  ORU WEH NEF SAL
Al-Oruba 4–2 0–0 1–0
Al-Wehdat 2–1 3–1 5–0
Neftchi Farg'ona 3–1 2–1 3–0
Salgaocar 3–1 1–2 2–2

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Syria Al-Shorta 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 15
Iraq Al-Zawra'a 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 12
Lebanon Safa 6 3 0 3 6 7 −1 9
Yemen Al-Tilal 6 0 0 6 1 15 −14 0
  SHO TIL ZAW SAF
Al-Shorta 3–0 3–2 3–2
Al-Tilal 0–2 0–2 1–2
Al-Zawra'a 2–1 5–0 1–0
Safa 0–2 1–0 1–0

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hong Kong Kitchee 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11
Malaysia Terengganu 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
Vietnam Song Lam Nghe An 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7
Singapore Tampines Rovers 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5
  KIT SNA TAM TER
Kitchee 2–0 3–1 2–2
Song Lam Nghe An 1–0 3–0 0–1
Tampines Rovers 0–0 0–0 0–1
Terengganu 0–2 6–2 0–2

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Thailand Chonburi 6 4 2 0 10 5 +5 14
Singapore Home United 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Hong Kong Citizen 6 2 1 3 9 12 −3 7
Burma Yangon United 6 0 2 4 4 9 −5 2
  CHO CIT HOM YAN
Chonburi 2–0 1–0 1–0
Citizen 3–3 1–2 2–1
Home United 1–2 3–1 3–1
Yangon United 1–1 1–2 0–0

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Malaysia Kelantan 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13
Indonesia Arema 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7
Vietnam Navibank Saigon 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7
Burma Ayeyawady United 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 7
  ARE AYE KEL NVB
Arema 1–1 1–3 6–2
Ayeyawady United 0–3 3–1 2–0
Kelantan 3–0 1–0 0–0
Navibank Saigon 3–1 4–1 1–2
Tiebreakers[13]
  • Arema, Navibank Saigon and Ayeyawady United are ranked by their head-to-head record (Arema: 7 pts; Navibank Saigon: 6 pts; Ayeyawady United: 4 pts).

Knockout stage[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

The matchups for the round of 16 were decided based on the results from the group stage.[16] Each tie was played as one match, hosted by the winners of each group (Team 1) against the runners-up of another group (Team 2).[13]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Qadsia Kuwait 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–3 p)
Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia 1–0 Oman Al-Suwaiq
Arbil Iraq 4–0 Uzbekistan Neftchi Farg'ona
Al-Wehdat Jordan 2–1 (a.e.t.) Kuwait Kazma
Al-Shorta Syria 3–0 Singapore Home United
Chonburi Thailand 1–0 Iraq Al-Zawra'a
Kitchee Hong Kong 0–2 Indonesia Arema
Kelantan Malaysia 3–2 Malaysia Terengganu

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 June 2012.[17] It determined the matchups for the quarter-finals and semi-finals as well as the potential host for the final.[18]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 3–0 Jordan Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Arema Indonesia 0–4 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 0–2 0–2
Arbil Iraq 6–2 Malaysia Kelantan 5–1 1–1
Chonburi Thailand 5–4 Syria Al-Shorta 1–2 4–2 (a.e.t.)

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 6–1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Arbil Iraq 8–2 Thailand Chonburi 4–1 4–1

Final[edit]

Main article: 2012 AFC Cup Final

The final of the 2012 AFC Cup was hosted by one of the finalists, decided by a draw.[13] According to the draw on 14 June 2012, the winner of semi-final 2 would host the final.[19] Therefore, Arbil was the home team.

3 November 2012
17:00 UTC+03:00
Arbil Iraq 0–4 Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Report Hammami Goal 3' (pen.)90'
Rogerinho Goal 42'
Khamis Goal 83'
2012 AFC Cup
Kuwait
Al-Kuwait
2nd Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 0F0 Total
1 Iraq Amjad Radhi Iraq Arbil 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 9
Syria Raja Rafe Syria Al-Shorta 2 2 1 1 2 1 9
3 Lebanon Mohammed Ghaddar Malaysia Kelantan 1 3 2 1 1 8
Argentina Sebastián Tagliabué Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 3 3 2 8
Colombia Edison Fonseca Vietnam Navibank Saigon 3 3 1 1 8
6 Brazil Rogerinho Kuwait Al-Kuwait 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
7 Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh Jordan Al-Wehdat 1 1 1 1 2 6
Kuwait Abdulhadi Khamis Kuwait Al-Kuwait 1 2 1 1 1 6
9 Jordan Ahmed Hayel Jordan Al-Faisaly 1 1 2 1 5
Kuwait Yousef Nasser Kuwait Kazma 1 1 1 1 1 5
Thailand Pipob On-Mo Thailand Chonburi 1 1 1 1 1 5

Note: Goals scored in qualifying play-off not counted.[20]

Source:[21][22]

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