Afghanistan national under-17 football team

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Afghanistan U 17
Association AFF
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Afghanistan
FIFA code AFG

Afghanistan national under-17 football team is controlled by Afghanistan Football Federation and represents Afghanistan in international under-17 football competitions. The team properly qualified to 2012 AFC U-16 Championship but was disqualified from the tournament for fielding an ineligible player in 2012 AFC U-16 Championship qualification.

2012 AFC U-16 Championship qualification[edit]

Afghanistan have qualified to the tournament on the basis of best third place finisher. Afghanistan have played five matches and won two while drawn two and lost only one game. Afghanistan drawn with Kuwait and United Arab Emirates while won against Yemen. On Fourth Match Afghanistan lost to Pakistan but on their last game of the tournament won 9-0 against Maldives. At the end of the tournament it was decided by AFC that Afghanistan qualify for the tournament.[1] However, on 20 October 2011 The AFC disqualified Afghanistan from 2012 AFC U-16 Championship for fielding the ineligible player Zainuddin Amruddin in the qualifying matches against Kuwait, Yemen and United Arab Emirates. Afghanistan will now be replaced by Saudi Arabia in the Final tournament.[2]

Group B[edit]

All matches were held in Kuwait City and Hawally, Kuwait (UTC+3).

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yemen 5 4 1 0 15 2 +13 13
 Kuwait 5 4 0 1 14 3 +11 12
 United Arab Emirates 5 3 1 1 13 4 +9 10
 Pakistan 5 2 0 3 7 9 −2 6
 Afghanistan 5 1 0 4 10 12 −2 3
 Maldives 5 0 0 5 0 29 −29 0


12 September 2011
18:30
Kuwait  3 – 0
Awarded [3]
 Afghanistan
Al Asfour Goal 82' (pen.) Report M. Zaher Goal 37'
Sabah Al Salem Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ibrahim Al Hosni (Oman)

14 September 2011
18:30
United Arab Emirates  3 – 0
Awarded [4]
 Afghanistan
A. Harasi Goal 38' Report Amin Goal 65' (pen.)
Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium, Hawally
Attendance: 350
Referee: Khamis Al Marri (Qatar)

17 September 2011
21:30
Afghanistan  0 – 3
Awarded [5]
 Yemen
Rezaie Goal 68'
Amin Goal 78'
Report G. Ahmed Goal 6'
Sabah Al Salem Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Dmitri Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)

19 September 2011
21:30
Pakistan  3 – 1  Afghanistan
Bilal Goal 45+4'
Khan Goal 73'84'
Report Amin Goal 54' (pen.)
Sabah Al Salem Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 1,900
Referee: Faizullin Timur (Kyrgyzstan)

22 September 2011
21:30
Afghanistan  9 – 0  Maldives
Zamen Goal 39'51'61'74'90+2'
Rezaie Goal 56'76'
Hussain Goal 79'
Report
Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium, Hawally
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ali Sabah Al-Qaysi (Iraq)

FIFA U-17 World Cup Record[edit]