2013 AFC Cup

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2013 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates 9 February – 2 November 2013
Teams 34 (from 17 associations)
Final positions
Champions Kuwait Al-Kuwait (3rd title)
Runners-up Kuwait Al-Qadsia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 118
Goals scored 409 (3.47 per match)
Attendance 504,544 (4,276 per match)
Top scorer(s) Tunisia Issam Jemâa
(16 goals)
Best player Kuwait Bader Al-Mutawa
2012
2014

The 2013 AFC Cup was the 10th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.[1]

In an all-Kuwait final, defending champions Al-Kuwait defeated Al-Qadsia 2–0 to win their third AFC Cup title in five years, and became the first team to win the AFC Cup three times.[2] Both finalists also qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League.

Allocation of entries per association[edit]

The AFC laid out the procedure for deciding the participating associations and the allocation of slots, with the final decision to be made by the AFC in November 2012.[3] The following changes to the list of participating associations may be made from the 2012 AFC Cup if the AFC approved the following applications made by any association:

  • An association originally participating in the AFC Cup may apply to participate in the 2013 AFC Champions League. An association may participate in both the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup if it only partially fulfills the AFC Champions League criteria.
  • An association originally participating in the AFC President's Cup may apply to participate in the 2013 AFC Cup.

The following changes in the participating associations were made compared to the previous year:

  • Losers of the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off did not participate in the AFC Cup.
  • Tajikistan clubs' participation was upgraded from the AFC President's Cup to the AFC Cup starting from 2013 by the AFC.[4]

Each participating association was given two entries:

  • Team 1 (league champions) of each association directly entered the group stage.
  • Team 2 (cup winners or league runners-up) of each association either directly entered the group stage or entered the qualifying play-off, depending on the evaluation by the AFC.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the competition.

Al-Muharraq (Bahrain) withdrew after the draw was held. As a result, Regar-TadAZ (Tajikistan), which were initially to enter the qualifying play-off, instead directly entered the group stage, and only two teams participated in the qualifying play-off.

Notes
  1. ^ India (IND): Dempo, the 2011–12 I-League champions, refused to enter the 2013 AFC Cup, so they were replaced by Churchill Brothers, the 2011–12 I-League 3rd place.[6]
  2. ^ Malaysia (MAS): Although Selangor only finished third in the 2012 Malaysia Super League, they were awarded the second AFC Cup spot by virtue of the league runners-up being LionsXII, a side managed by the Football Association of Singapore, and thus ineligible to represent Malaysia in continental competition.


Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).[7]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying play-off Round 1 6 December 2012[8] 9 February 2013
Group stage Matchday 1 5–6 March 2013
Matchday 2 12–13 March 2013
Matchday 3 2–3 April 2013
Matchday 4 9–10 April 2013
Matchday 5 23–24 April 2013
Matchday 6 30 April–1 May 2013
Knock-out stage Round of 16 14–15 May 2013
Quarter-finals 20 June 2013[9] 17 September 2013 24 September 2013
Semi-finals 1 October 2013 22 October 2013
Final 2 November 2013

For 2013, the round of 16 continued to be played as a single match instead of over two legs on a home-and-away basis as originally planned.[10]

Qualifying play-off[edit]

The draw for the qualifying play-off was held on 6 December 2012.[11] Each tie was played as a single match, with extra time and penalty shoot-out used to decide the winner if necessary. The winner advanced to the group stage to join the 31 automatic qualifiers.[1]

Due to the withdrawal of Al-Muharraq after the draw was held, Regar-TadAZ, which were initially drawn to play the winner between Al-Wahda and Al-Ahli Taizz for a place in the group stage, were directly entered into Group A, while the winner between Al-Wahda and Al-Ahli Taizz would be entered into Group B to replace Al-Muharraq.[12]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Wahda Syria 3–5 Yemen Al-Ahli Taizz

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 6 December 2012.[11] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned (away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches
  6. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Kuwait Al-Kuwait 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 12
Bahrain Al-Riffa 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Lebanon Safa 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 6 0 2 4 5 16 −11 2
  KUW RIF REG SFA
Al-Kuwait 2–3 5–0 3–1
Al-Riffa 0–2 1–1 2–0
Regar-TadAZ 1–3 0–3 2–3
Safa 1–0 1–0 1–1
Tiebreakers
  • Al-Riffa are ranked ahead of Safa on head-to-head record.

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Iraq Erbil 6 6 0 0 17 0 +17 18
Oman Fanja 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Lebanon Al-Ansar 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
Yemen Al-Ahli Taizz 6 0 0 6 2 20 −18 0
  ATA ANS ERB FAN
Al-Ahli Taizz 0–2 0–4 0–2
Al-Ansar 5–1 0–2 0–0
Erbil 4–0 2–0 1–0
Fanja 3–1 4–0 0–4

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Jordan Al-Faisaly 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13
Iraq Dohuk 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
Oman Dhofar 6 3 1 2 8 12 −4 10
Yemen Al-Shaab Ibb 6 0 0 6 3 11 −8 0
  FAI SIB DHO DUH
Al-Faisaly 2–1 2–3 1–0
Al-Shaab Ibb 0–2 0–1 1–3
Dhofar 1–1 1–0 1–3
Dohuk 0–1 2–1 6–1

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Kuwait Al-Qadsia 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
Syria Al-Shorta 6 4 0 2 8 5 +3 12
Jordan Al-Ramtha 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Tajikistan Ravshan Kulob 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0
  QAD RAM SHO RAV
Al-Qadsia 2–2 0–1 3–0
Al-Ramtha 0–3 1–2 5–0
Al-Shorta 0–2 0–1 2–0
Ravshan Kulob 1–3 0–1 1–3

Group E[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Indonesia Semen Padang 6 5 1 0 15 6 +9 16
Hong Kong Kitchee 6 4 0 2 18 7 +11 12
India Churchill Brothers 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7 4
Singapore Warriors 6 1 0 5 4 17 −13 3
  CHB KIT SP WAR
Churchill Brothers 0–4 2–2 3–0
Kitchee 3–0 1–2 5–0
Semen Padang 3–1 3–1 3–1
Warriors 1–0 2–4 0–2

Group F[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Maldives New Radiant 6 5 0 1 20 4 +16 15
Burma Yangon United 6 5 0 1 18 5 +13 15
Hong Kong Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei 6 1 1 4 12 12 0 4
Indonesia Persibo Bojonegoro 6 0 1 5 5 34 −29 1
  NRA PSB SH YAN
New Radiant 6–1 1–0 3–1
Persibo Bojonegoro 0–7 3–3 1–7
Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei 0–3 8–0 1–3
Yangon United 2–0 3–0 2–0
Tiebreakers
  • New Radiant and Yangon United are tied on head-to-head record, and so are ranked by overall goal difference.

Group G[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Malaysia Kelantan 6 4 1 1 14 9 +5 13
Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 6 4 0 2 11 12 −1 12
Maldives Maziya 6 2 1 3 13 12 +1 7
Burma Ayeyawady United 6 1 0 5 9 14 −5 3
  AYE KEL MAZ DN
Ayeyawady United 1–3 3–0 2–3
Kelantan 3–1 1–1 5–0
Maziya 3–1 6–1 2–3
SHB Đà Nẵng 2–1 0–1 3–1

Group H[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
India East Bengal 6 4 2 0 13 6 +7 14
Malaysia Selangor 6 2 2 2 12 11 +1 8
Vietnam Sài Gòn Xuân Thành 6 2 2 2 9 12 −3 8
Singapore Tampines Rovers 6 0 2 4 12 17 −5 2
  KEB SG SEL TPR
East Bengal 4–1 1–0 2–1
Sài Gòn Xuân Thành 0–0 2–1 2–2
Selangor 2–2 3–1 3–3
Tampines Rovers 2–4 2–3 2–3
Tiebreakers
  • Selangor are ranked ahead of Sài Gòn Xuân Thành on head-to-head record.

Knock-out stage[edit]

In the knock-out stage, the 16 teams played a single-elimination tournament. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, while in the round of 16 and final, each tie was played as a single match. The away goals rule (for two-legged ties), extra time (away goals do not apply in extra time) and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.[1]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                     
 Kuwait Al-Qadsia 4  
 Oman Fanja 0  
   Kuwait Al-Qadsia (a) 0 2 2  
   Syria Al-Shorta 0 2 2  
 Iraq Erbil 3
 Syria Al-Shorta (a.e.t.) 4  
   Kuwait Al-Qadsia 2 1 3  
   Jordan Al-Faisaly 1 0 1  
 Malaysia Kelantan 0  
 Hong Kong Kitchee 2  
   Hong Kong Kitchee 1 1 2
   Jordan Al-Faisaly 2 2 4  
 Jordan Al-Faisaly 3
 Bahrain Al-Riffa 1  
   Kuwait Al-Qadsia 0
   Kuwait Al-Kuwait 2
 Maldives New Radiant (a.e.t.) 2  
 Malaysia Selangor 0  
   Maldives New Radiant 2 0 2
   Kuwait Al-Kuwait 7 5 12  
 Kuwait Al-Kuwait (p) 1 (4)
 Iraq Dohuk 1 (1)  
   Kuwait Al-Kuwait 4 3 7
   India East Bengal 2 0 2  
 India East Bengal 5  
 Burma Yangon United 1  
   India East Bengal 1 1 2
   Indonesia Semen Padang 0 1 1  
 Indonesia Semen Padang 2
 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 1  

Round of 16[edit]

In the round of 16, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group in the same zone, with the group winners hosting the match.[1]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Asia Zone
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p)
Iraq Dohuk
Al-Faisaly Jordan 3–1 Bahrain Al-Riffa
Erbil Iraq 3–4 (a.e.t.) Syria Al-Shorta
Al-Qadsia Kuwait 4–0 Oman Fanja
East Asia Zone
Semen Padang Indonesia 2–1 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng
Kelantan Malaysia 0–2 Hong Kong Kitchee
New Radiant Maldives 2–0 (a.e.t.) Malaysia Selangor
East Bengal India 5–1 Burma Yangon United

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final (to decide the host team) was held on 20 June 2013.[13] In this draw, teams from different zones could play each other, and the "country protection" rule was applied: if there are two teams from the same association, they may not play each other in the quarter-finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Qadsia Kuwait 2–2 (a) Syria Al-Shorta 0–0 2–2
Kitchee Hong Kong 2–4 Jordan Al-Faisaly 1–2 1–2
New Radiant Maldives 2–12 Kuwait Al-Kuwait 2–7 0–5
East Bengal India 2–1 Indonesia Semen Padang 1–0 1–1

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Qadsia Kuwait 3–1 Jordan Al-Faisaly 2–1 1–0
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 7–2 India East Bengal 4–2 3–0

Final[edit]

Main article: 2013 AFC Cup Final
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Qadsia Kuwait 0–2 Kuwait Al-Kuwait

Awards[edit]

Award Player Team
Most Valuable Player[14] Kuwait Bader Al-Mutawa Kuwait Al-Qadsia
Top Goalscorer[15] Tunisia Issam Jemâa Kuwait Al-Kuwait

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 0F0 Total
1 Tunisia Issam Jemâa Kuwait Al-Kuwait 2 2 2 4 3 2 1 16
2 Spain Jordi Tarrés Hong Kong Kitchee 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 12
3 Liberia Edward Wilson Indonesia Semen Padang 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 10
4 Kuwait Bader Al-Mutawa Kuwait Al-Qadsia 1 2 2 1 1 2 9
Maldives Ali Ashfaq Maldives New Radiant 5 3 1 9
Ivory Coast Adama Koné Burma Yangon United 3 1 1 1 2 1 9
7 Syria Ahmad Al Douni Bahrain Al-Riffa (GS+R16)
Syria Al-Shorta (QF)
3 1 1 1 1 7
Iraq Amjad Radhi Iraq Erbil 1 1 2 2 1 7
Brazil Rogerinho Kuwait Al-Kuwait 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
10 Nigeria Chidi Edeh India East Bengal 1 1 1 3 6
Argentina Gastón Merlo Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 1 1 3 1 6
Maldives Mohamed Umair Maldives New Radiant 1 1 1 1 2 6

Note: Goals scored in qualifying play-off not counted.[16]

Source:[17][18]

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References[edit]

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