2012 AFC U-16 Championship

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2012 AFC U-16 Championship
مسابقات فوتبال زیر ۱۶ سال آسیا ۲۰۱۲
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Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates 22 September – 6 October
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uzbekistan (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 97 (3.13 per match)
Attendance 12,853 (415 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Korea Hwang Hee-Chan (5 goals)
2010
2014

The 2012 AFC U-16 Championship was the 15th edition of the tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation. The AFC approved Iran as hosts of the championship on 23 November 2011.[1] The top 4 teams qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Qualification for the tournament started in 2011.

Host Selection[edit]

The Organising Committee for AFC Youth Competitions for the 2011-2015 term announced that Iran and Palestine were interested in hosting the 2012 AFC U-16 Championship Finals.

Per decision of the AFC Competitions Committee, the host nation should qualify for the final tournament. The decision on the hosts was taken in the committee’s meeting on 21 November 2011 based on the results of the qualifiers.[1]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification draw was held on 30 March 2011.[2]

Qualifiers[edit]

Venues[edit]

Tehran Tehran
Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium Rah Ahan Stadium
Capacity: 8,250 Capacity: 12,000

Squads[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the competition was held on 10 May 2012 in Tehran, Iran.[3]

Pot 1 (Host & Seeds) Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Iran
 North Korea
 Uzbekistan
 Australia

 Japan
 Syria
 Iraq
 Kuwait

 China PR
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 Yemen

 Thailand
 Laos
 South Korea
 India

Group stage[edit]

In the group stage the tie-breaking criteria is direct matches before goal difference.[4]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Kuwait 3 1 1 1 6 6 +0 4
 Laos 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
 Yemen 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
22 September 2012
13:00
Kuwait  1 – 1  Yemen
Thekr Allah Goal 19' Report Al-Dahi Goal 71' (pen.)

22 September 2012
17:00
Iran  3 – 1  Laos
Mazloum Goal 17'48'
Hosseini Goal 19' (pen.)
Report Noyvong Goal 2'

24 September 2012
13:00
Laos  3 – 4  Kuwait
Phanthavong Goal 24'
Kettavong Goal 28'
Noyvong Goal 37' (pen.)
Report Marzouq Goal 26'90+1'
Keola Goal 32' (o.g.)
Alajmi Goal 90+2'

24 September 2012
17:00
Yemen  1 – 4  Iran
Al-Dahi Goal 3' Report Rigi Goal 54'
Ezzatollahi Goal 61'
Jafari Goal 65'
Chaab Goal 81'

26 September 2012
17:00
Iran  2 – 1  Kuwait
Hosseini Goal 40'
Shojaei Goal 62'
Report Thekr Allah Goal 27'

26 September 2012
17:00
Yemen  1 – 2  Laos
Al-Dahi Goal 45' Report Mahdi Goal 12' (o.g.)
Kettavong Goal 70'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 50
Referee: Chaiya Mahapab (Thailand)

Group B[edit]

Iraq and Australia played a penalty shootout after their final group match to determine their ranking. Iraq won that 3–2.[5]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Australia Australia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Oman 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
22 September 2012
15:00
Australia Australia 2 – 0  Thailand
Tombides Goal 14'
MacDonald Goal 29'
Report

22 September 2012
19:00
Iraq  2 – 1  Oman
Al-Korji Goal 5'
Al-Mahdawi Goal 35'
Report Al-Rushadi Goal 61'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 150
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)

24 September 2012
15:00
Thailand  0 – 2  Iraq
Report S. Lateef Goal 63'
M. Lateef Goal 65'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 350
Referee: Naser Al Ghafari (Jordan)

24 September 2012
19:00
Oman  1 – 2 Australia Australia
Al-Rushadi Goal 52' (pen.) Report MacDonald Goal 16'
Baldacchino Goal 87'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100
Referee: Yousef Al-Marzouq (Kuwait)

26 September 2012
13:00
Australia Australia 0 – 0  Iraq
Report
  Penalties  
2 – 3

26 September 2012
13:00
Oman  3 – 2  Thailand
Al-Alawi Goal 40'
Mubarak Goal 55'
Al-Rushadi Goal 72'
Report Puangbut Goal 8'
Thongma Goal 17'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
23 September 2012
13:00
North Korea  0 – 3  South Korea
Report Hwang Hee-Chan Goal 18'58'67'

23 September 2012
17:00
Japan  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Sasaki Goal 44'
Sugimoto Goal 56'
Report

25 September 2012
13:00
South Korea  3 – 1  Japan
Hwang Hee-Chan Goal 13'
Choi Ju-Yong Goal 42'
Ko Min-Hyeok Goal 89'
Report Ogawa Goal 23'

25 September 2012
17:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 2  North Korea
Al-Qahtani Goal 54' Report Ri Ryong Goal 48'
Ri Kwang-Song Goal 82'

27 September 2012
17:00
North Korea  0 – 3  Japan
Report Nakamura Goal 14'
Sugimoto Goal 49'
Ogawa Goal 82'

27 September 2012
17:00
Saudi Arabia  0 – 1  South Korea
Report Jeong Hun-U Goal 62'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 62
Referee: Yousef Al-Marzouq (Kuwait)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Uzbekistan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 China PR 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 India 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
23 September 2012
15:00
Uzbekistan  3 – 2  India
Odilov Goal 8'
Abdullaev Goal 53' (pen.)
Abdiganiyev Goal 79'
Report Rai Goal 47'71'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100
Referee: Chaiya Mahapab (Thailand)

23 September 2012
19:00
Syria  1 – 1  China PR
Kourdoghli Goal 90+4' Report Zhang Yuning Goal 48'

25 September 2012
15:00
India  0 – 0  Syria
Report

25 September 2012
19:00
China PR  1 – 1  Uzbekistan
Hu Jinghang Goal 43' Report Jamshid Goal 16'
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100
Referee: Yadollah Jahanbazi (Iran)

27 September 2012
13:00
Uzbekistan  0 – 1  Syria
Report Alhusni Goal 33'

27 September 2012
13:00
China PR  2 – 2  India
Wang Jinxian Goal 21'
Zhang Yuning Goal 33'
Report Lalhlimpuia Goal 19'
Mendes Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Rah Ahan Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100
Referee: Naser Al Ghafari (Jordan)

Knockout stage[edit]

Knockout Map[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
30 September        
  Iran  5
3 October
  Australia  1  
  Iran  2
30 September
      Uzbekistan  3  
  South Korea  1(3)
6 October
  Uzbekistan  1(5)  
  Uzbekistan  1(3)
30 September    
    Japan  1(1)
  Iraq  3
3 October
  Kuwait  1  
  Iraq  1
30 September
      Japan  5  
  Syria  1
  Japan  2  
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

30 September 2012
13:00
Iraq  3 – 1  Kuwait
Kadhim Goal 59'
Salman Goal 74'
Al-Mahdawi Goal 80'
Report Alasfour Goal 68'


30 September 2012
17:00
Iran  5 – 1  Australia
Ezzatollahi Goal 31' (pen.)
Chaab Goal 35'90+3'
Bazaj Goal 61'
Rigi Goal 81'
Report Antoniou Goal 88'
Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 3,850
Referee: Maasaki Toma (Japan)

30 September 2012
19:00
Syria  1 – 2  Japan
Kourdoghli Goal 87' Report Sugimori Goal 80'
Sugimoto Goal 82'

Semifinals[edit]

3 October 2012
17:00
Iran  2 – 3  Uzbekistan
Hosseini Goal 4'
Mazloum Goal 88'
Report Khamdamov Goal 13'
Abdullaev Goal 35'
Shukurov Goal 42'

3 October 2012
19:00
Iraq  1 – 5  Japan
Sami Goal 59' Report Onishi Goal 9'
Kitagawa Goal 18'88'
Watanabe Goal 67'
Sasaki Goal 68'

Final[edit]

6 October 2012
19:00
Uzbekistan  1 – 1  Japan
Turaev Goal 52' Report Mizutani Goal 6'
  Penalties  
Komilov Penalty scored
Shukurov Penalty scored
Mirzaev Penalty scored
3 – 1 Penalty scored Miyoshi
Penalty missed Sugimoto
Penalty missed Sugimori
Penalty missed Kitagawa

Winners[edit]

 AFC U-16 Championship 2012 Winners 

Uzbekistan
First title

Countries to participate in 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AFC to put best foot forward The AFC. 2011-11-23. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ "U16, U19, Olym, WC q'fiers draw on Mar 30". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "U-16 Draw procedures confirmed". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Regulations". AFC. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Australia 0-0 Iraq (2-3 pens)". the-afc.com. 26 September 2012. 

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