2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (AFC)

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2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification (AFC)
AFC Beach Soccer Championship
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 22–26 January 2013
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  United Arab Emirates
Fourth place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 325 (8.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Moslem Mesigar (11 goals)
Best player Japan Ozu (Osmar Moreira)
2011
2015

The 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for AFC was a continental beach soccer tournament which took place from 22 to 26 January 2013, at a temporary stadium and adjacent pitch on Katara Beach in Doha, Qatar. The stadium will have a capacity of 3,000 spectators.[1]

The two finalists and the third place play-off winner earned qualification to represent Asia at the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti.

Participating teams[edit]

Sixteen teams have been confirmed to be taking part in the tournament, a record number, surpassing that of the eleven teams that competed in the 2011 qualifiers.[2] The first 13 participating teams are as follows: [3]

The organizers left three slots available and would announce who the three teams would be inside of two weeks after the draw. It was learned on 8 January 2013 that the Philippines have fielded a team to participate in the Asian qualifier.[4] It was also learned that Afghanistan and Thailand will also participate.[5] These newly-known entries have been indicated with a *.

Group stage[edit]

The draw to divide the teams into the following four groups was conducted on December 20, 2012 in Doha. The subsequent fixtures were determined on 10 January 2013. [3][6]

All kickoff times are listed as Qatar local time (UTC+3).

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the semi finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 2 1 0 15 11 +4 8
 Oman 3 2 0 1 14 7 +7 6
 Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 11 16 −5 3
 Qatar 3 0 0 3 7 13 −6 0
22 January 2013
17:45
Oman  4 – 6  Australia
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

22 January 2013
20:15
Afghanistan  7 – 3  Qatar
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
15:15
Oman  7 – 0  Afghanistan
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
20:15
Qatar  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Report
  Penalties  
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
3 – 4 Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
16:30
Australia  6 – 4  Afghanistan
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
20:15
Qatar  1 – 3  Oman
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 15 8 +7 9
 Lebanon 3 2 0 1 16 13 +3 6
 Bahrain 3 0 1 2 6 11 −5 2
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 6 11 −5 0
22 January 2013
15:15
Bahrain  3 – 5  Lebanon
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

22 January 2013
19:00
Thailand  1 – 4  Japan
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
14:00
Bahrain  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Report
  Penalties  
Penalty scored 1 – 0 Penalty missed
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
17:45
Japan  6 – 5  Lebanon
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
14:00
Lebanon  6 – 4  Thailand
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
17:45
Japan  5 – 2  Bahrain
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 18 6 +12 9
 Palestine 3 1 1 1 16 12 +4 5
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 13 20 −7 3
 Uzbekistan 3 0 0 3 12 21 −9 0
22 January 2013
14:00
Saudi Arabia  3 – 6  United Arab Emirates
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

22 January 2013
14:00
Uzbekistan  5 – 6 (a.e.t.)  Palestine
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
15:15
United Arab Emirates  5 – 2  Palestine
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
16:30
Uzbekistan  6 – 8  Saudi Arabia
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
15:15
Palestine  8 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
15:15
United Arab Emirates  7 – 1  Uzbekistan
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 3 3 0 0 34 5 +29 9
 China 3 2 0 1 21 8 +13 6
 Iraq 3 1 0 2 12 18 −6 3
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 1 37 −36 0
22 January 2013
15:15
Philippines  0 – 20  Iran
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

22 January 2013
16:30
China  8 – 3  Iraq
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
14:00
Iran  10 – 3  Iraq
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

23 January 2013
19:00
China  11 – 1  Philippines
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
14:00
Iraq  6 – 0  Philippines
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

24 January 2013
19:00
Iran  4 – 2  China
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Playoff stage[edit]

After the group stage had concluded, a draw was held at 21:30 to determine the match-ups for all 16 teams, including the group winners, based on where the teams place.

13th Place Playoff[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 January 2013
  Philippines  2  
  Uzbekistan  8  
 
26 January 2013
      Uzbekistan  3
    Thailand  4
Third place
25 January 2013 26 January 2013
  Qatar  2   Philippines  3
  Thailand  5     Qatar  8

Thirteenth place semifinals[edit]

25 January 2013
14:00
Philippines  2 – 8  Uzbekistan
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

25 January 2013
17:45
Qatar  2 – 5  Thailand
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Fifteenth place final[edit]

26 January 2013
15:15
Philippines  3 – 8  Qatar
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha


Thirteenth place final[edit]

26 January 2013
14:00
Uzbekistan  3 – 4  Thailand
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

9th Place Playoff[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 January 2013
  Iraq  3  
  Saudi Arabia  0  
 
26 January 2013
      Iraq  1
    Bahrain  2
Third place
25 January 2013 26 January 2013
  Afghanistan  2   Saudi Arabia  0
  Bahrain  5     Afghanistan  3

Ninth place semifinals[edit]

25 January 2013
14:00
Iraq  3 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

25 January 2013
15:15
Afghanistan  2 – 5  Bahrain
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Eleventh place final[edit]

26 January 2013
15:15
Saudi Arabia  0 – 3  Afghanistan
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

Ninth place final[edit]

26 January 2013
14:00
Iraq  1 – 2  Bahrain
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

5th Place Playoff[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 January 2013
  China  2  
  Palestine  5  
 
26 January 2013
      Palestine  3
    Oman  6
Third place
25 January 2013 26 January 2013
  Oman  1   China  10
  Lebanon  0     Lebanon  5

Fifth place semifinals[edit]

25 January 2013
15:15
China  2 – 5  Palestine
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

25 January 2013
16:30
Oman  1 – 0  Lebanon
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Seventh place final[edit]

26 January 2013
15:15
China  10 – 5  Lebanon
Report
Pitch 2, Katara Beach, Doha

Fifth place final[edit]

26 January 2013
16:30
Palestine  3 – 6  Oman
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Championship Playoff[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 January 2013
  Iran  3  
  United Arab Emirates  2  
 
26 January 2013
      Iran (a.e.t.)  6 (5)
    Japan  6 (4)
Third place
25 January 2013 26 January 2013
  Australia  1   United Arab Emirates  3
  Japan  2     Australia  2

Semifinals[edit]

25 January 2013
19:00
Iran  3 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

25 January 2013
20:15
Australia  1 – 2  Japan
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Third place play off[edit]

26 January 2013
17:45
United Arab Emirates  3 – 2  Australia
Report
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Final[edit]

26 January 2013
20:15
Iran  6 – 6 (a.e.t.)  Japan
Report
  Penalties  
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
Pitch 1, Katara Beach, Doha

Champion[edit]

Asian Beach Soccer Championship(2013) and World Cup Qualification (AFC)
Iran
Iran
First title
seyed Peyman hosseini, Mohammadreza hajipour, mahadi Hassaninozari, Ali Naderi, hassan Abdollahimobarhan, Mehran Morshedizadeh, Farid Bolokbashi, Mohammad Ahmadzadeh, Moslem mesigar, Mohammadali Mokhtari, Mostafa Kiani, Amirhossein Akbari
Coach: Brazil marco octavio

Awards[edit]

Best Player (MVP)
Japan Ozu (Osmar Moreira)
Top Scorer(s)
Iran Moslem Mesigar
(11 goals)
Best Goalkeeper
Australia Simon Jaeger

Top scorers[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Iran
2  Japan
3  United Arab Emirates
4  Australia
5  Oman
6  Palestine
7  China
8  Lebanon
9  Bahrain
10  Iraq
11  Afghanistan
12  Saudi Arabia
13  Thailand
14  Uzbekistan
15  Qatar
16  Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Asian Qualifier flies to Qatar!". Beach Soccer Worldwide. 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Qatar Football Association - FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Qatar drawn with Oman, Australia in Doha qualifiers". QFA. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b "13 teams to vie in Doha for World Cup ticket". Beach Soccer Worldwide. 2012-12-19. 
  4. ^ jonny (2013-01-08). "Filipino Football: Philippines in Asian Beach Soccer qualifiers in Qatar". Filipinofootball.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Beach Soccer Thailand". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Beach Soccer Worldwide". Beachsoccer.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.