2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

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2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates 20–28 July[1]
Teams 10 (from 2 sub-confederations)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  South Korea
Fourth place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 21 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Japan Yoichiro Kakitani
Best player Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi
2010
2015

The 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup was the 5th edition of this regional competition, the football championship of East Asia. Two preliminary competitions were held during 2012.[2] Mongolia are suspended from the EAFF and can not compete in any EAFF competition until March 2014 at the earliest,[3] whilst Australia accepted an invitation to take part.[1]

Preliminary round 1[edit]

The first round of the Preliminary Competition was hosted by Guam between 18–22 July 2012. The winner of the group advanced to the second round.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Guam 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
 Macau 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
 Northern Mariana Islands 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0

Matches[edit]

18 July 2012
16:00
Northern Mariana Islands  1–3  Guam
Miller Goal 18' Report Cunliffe Goal 25'66'90' (pen.)
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 450
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)

20 July 2012
16:00
Northern Mariana Islands  1–5  Macau
Schuler Goal 51' Report Chan Kin Seng Goal 27'55'59'
Ho Man Hou Goal 40'
Vernon Goal 62'
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 150
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

22 July 2012
16:00
Guam  3–0  Macau
Cunliffe Goal 15'
Lopez Goal 22'
DeVille Goal 90+3'
Report
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
Guam Jason Cunliffe Guam Jason Cunliffe

Goals[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
1 goals

Preliminary round 2[edit]

The second round of the preliminary competition was held in Hong Kong between 1 December and 9 December 2012. The winner of the group advanced to the final tournament.

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Australia 4 3 1 0 19 1 +18 10
 North Korea 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 10
 Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6
 Chinese Taipei 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1
 Guam 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1
1 December 2012
14:30
Guam  1–2  Hong Kong
Merfalen Goal 56' Report Chan Siu Ki Goal 2'17'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,040
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)
1 December 2012
17:10
Chinese Taipei  1–6  North Korea
Chen Hao-Wei Goal 79' Report An Il-Bom Goal 28'
Pak Song-Chol Goal 34'
Ri Kwang-Hyok Goal 42'
Pak Nam-Chol I Goal 65'
Ri Myong-Jun Goal 67'89'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,040
Referee: Wang Zhe (China PR)

3 December 2012
17:50
North Korea  5–0  Guam
An Il-Bom Goal 25'
Ri Myong-Jun Goal 34'59'
Pak Nam-Chol I Goal 82'
Jong Il-Gwan Goal 87'
Report
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,160
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
3 December 2012
20:30
Hong Kong  0–1  Australia
Report Emerton Goal 85'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,160
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

5 December 2012
17:50
Chinese Taipei  1–1  Guam
Lo Chih-An Goal 90+2' Report Naputi Goal 67'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 989
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)
5 December 2012
20:30
North Korea  1–1  Australia
An Yong-Hak Goal 64' Report Thompson Goal 4'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 989
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)

7 December 2012
17:50
Guam  0–9  Australia
Report Mooy Goal 12'
Babalj Goal 20'56'
Marrone Goal 43'
Thompson Goal 59'62'65' (pen.)
Milligan Goal 71'
Garcia Goal 83'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: Wang Zhe (China PR)
7 December 2012
20:30
Hong Kong  2–0  Chinese Taipei
Chan Wai Ho Goal 24'
Lee Hong Lim Goal 25'
Report
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

9 December 2012
14:20
Hong Kong  0–4  North Korea
Report Pak Nam-Chol II Goal 27'
Ryang Yong-Gi Goal 33'
Pak Nam-Chol I Goal 36'
Pak Song-Chol I Goal 85'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,345
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
9 December 2012
17:00
Australia  8–0  Chinese Taipei
Garcia Goal 11'
Cornthwaite Goal 17'
Taggart Goal 19'29'
Behich Goal 34'57'
Mooy Goal 47'
Yang Chao-hsun Goal 82' (o.g.)
Report
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,345
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
North Korea Ri Myong-Jun
Australia Archie Thompson[4]
Australia Brett Emerton

Goals[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final tournament[edit]

Squads[edit]

Matches[edit]

The final stage of the tournament was played in South Korea between 20 and 28 July 2013.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 8 6 +2 7
 China PR 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
 South Korea 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
 Australia 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
20 July 2013
19:00
South Korea  0–0  Australia
Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 31,571
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

21 July 2013
21:00
Japan  3–3  China PR
Kurihara Goal 32'
Kakitani Goal 59'
Kudo Goal 60'
Report Wang Yongpo Goal 4' (pen.)80' (pen.)
Sun Ke Goal 86'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

24 July 2013
20:00
South Korea  0–0  China PR
Report

25 July 2013
20:00
Japan  3–2  Australia
Saito Goal 26'
Osako Goal 56'79'
Report Duke Goal 76'
Jurić Goal 78'
Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong
Attendance: 1,458
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

28 July 2013
17:15
Australia  3–4  China PR
Mooy Goal 30'
Taggart Goal 89'
Duke Goal 90+3'
Report Yu Dabao Goal 5'
Sun Ke Goal 56'
Yang Xu Goal 87'
Wu Lei Goal 88'

28 July 2013
20:00
South Korea  1–2  Japan
Yun Il-Lok Goal 33' Report Kakitani Goal 24'90+1'
Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 47,258
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
Japan Yoichiro Kakitani Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi

Goals[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Japan
2  China PR
3  South Korea
4  Australia
5  North Korea
6  Hong Kong
=7  Chinese Taipei
=7  Guam
9  Macau
10  Northern Mariana Islands

Broadcasting[edit]

Territory Broadcaster
Arab League Arab World AD Sport
 Australia Fox Sports
 Brazil SporTV
 Canada TBA
 China CCTV 5
 Europe Eurosport
 Hong Kong Now TV
 Japan Fuji TV
Union of South American Nations Latin America Fox Sports
 New Zealand TVNZ
 South Korea JTBC
 Thailand TrueVisions
 United States ESPN2

Controversies[edit]

At the final match between South Korea and Japan on 28 July, South Korean fans booed the start of the Japanese anthem and later upped the political sloganeering with a banner that covered most of the width of one end of the ground that read, in Korean, "The nation that forgets history has no future."(Korean: 역사를 잊은 민족에게 미래는 없다),[5] apparently aiming at the Japanese leaders' reluctance to admit to wrongdoings during its militaristic and colonial past, after they displayed huge pictures of Ahn Jung-geun, who assassinated the first Prime Minister of Japan and then-Japanese Resident-General of Korea Itō Hirobumi back in 1909, and Yi Sun-sin, a Korean naval commander who is famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty back in 16th century.[6] The banner was not removed until Korea Football Association (KFA) directed supporters to do so after the first half of the match. After the banner was taken down, "Red Devils," a group of South Korean football supporters, refused to cheer on the national team in the second half. On its Facebook page, the Seoul sector of the Red Devils wrote that its members would not bang drums or chant songs for South Korea in protest of the decision by the KFA to remove the banner.[7] The South Koreans could be in trouble with FIFA again after the political statement made by a South Korean footballer Park Jong-Woo at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[8] as the player, also participated in 2013 East Asian Cup, was praised as the "Fighter for Independence" (Korean: 독립 투사) through the announcement at the stadium, preceding the match between South Korea and China,[9] even though his political performance at the Olympics was considered to have breached the FIFA Disciplinary Code to receive suspension and has been ordered to pay a fine of 3,500 Swiss franc.[10]

Kuniya Daini, President of Japan Football Association, said "We ask the East Asian federation to thoroughly investigate the matter and act in the appropriate fashion.", and Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the incident was "extremely regrettable" and the Japanese government "will respond appropriately based on FIFA rules when the facts are revealed.", while KFA said "We are still investigating the matter. We have no official statement now".[11]

Japanese Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura went further on Tuesday, saying the style of the banners called into question "the nature of the people" in South Korea.[12]

The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs then responded with a statement deploring Shimomura's "rude comments".[12]

On 31 July, KFA issued a statement insisting that Japanese fans waving a large "rising sun" Japanese military flag had incited South Korean supporters, although the size of the South Korean banners suggested the protest was pre-planned.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australia to enter EAFF East Asia Cup 2013". Football Federation Australia. 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "35th East Asian Football Federation Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. East Asian Football Federation. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Agenda and Decisions of 6th Ordinary Congress and 33rd and 34th Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. East Asian Football Federation. 2011-03-19. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ "錯頒神射手賽會收回獎盃" (in Traditional Chinese). Ming Pao. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Banner Controversy Mars Japan-Korea Soccer Match". Alastair Gale (The Wall Street Journal). 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  6. ^ "안중근·이순신 현수막 논란…붉은 악마는 '응원 보이콧'" [Ahn Jung-geun, Yi Sun-sin banners controversy…Red Devils' "Cheering boycott"] (in Korean). Seoul Broadcasting System. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  7. ^ "(2nd LD) S. Korea loses to East Asian Cup champion Japan". Yonhapnews. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Kakitani double gives Japan first East Asian Cup title". The Japan Times. Jul 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "'독도 남자' 박종우 "일본 꺾고 런던 영광 재현"" ['Man of Dokto' Park Jong-Woo "Beat Japan and repeat the glory in London again"] (in Korean). kookje.co.kr. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  10. ^ "Korea Republic’s Park Jongwoo suspended for two matches". FIFA.com. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  11. ^ "Japan lodge complaint over Korean banner". Reuters. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  12. ^ a b c "Football: Banner controversy sparks S Korea-Japan history row". Channel NewsAsia (MediaCorp). 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 

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