2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualification

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The qualification phase for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup saw four teams advance to the finals to join four automatic qualifiers in the final tournament in India. Qualification was held from 2 April to 28 May, 2008 in four different venues. Sixteen teams participated in qualification in four groups containing four teams each. The four group winners joined hosts India, North Korea, Myanmar, and Turkmenistan in the final round.

Seedings[edit]

The draw for the qualification groups was made on 18 January 2008 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 7
 Pakistan 3 2 0 1 12 10 +2 6
 Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
 Guam 3 0 0 3 4 18 −14 0

2 April 2008
16:00 UTC+8
Sri Lanka  5–1  Guam
Bandanage Goal 54'
Siyaguna Goal 55'64'
S. Mohamed Goal 82'
Jayasuriya Goal 90+1'
Report Mendiola Goal 62'

2 April 2008
18:30 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  1–2  Pakistan
Lo Chih-an Goal 5' Report Essa Goal 13'
Masih Goal 34'
Chungshan Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 800
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

4 April 2008
16:00 UTC+8
Pakistan  1–7  Sri Lanka
A. Ahmed Goal 17' Report Jayasuriya Goal 7'42'90+2'
Bandanage Goal 13' (pen.)82'
Dehiwalage Goal 72'77'

4 April 2008
18:30 UTC+8
Guam  1–4  Chinese Taipei
Pangelinan Goal 17' Report Chang Han Goal 20'
Huang Wei-yi Goal 28'
Chen Po-liang Goal 33'
Chiang Shih-lu Goal 44'
Chungshan Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 850
Referee: Win Cho (Myanmar)

6 April 2008
16:00 UTC+8
Pakistan  9–2  Guam
Anwar Goal 9'18'
Shah Goal 28'
Qasim Goal 44'72'82'
T. Ahmed Goal 62'
Hameed Goal 65' (pen.)
Rehman Goal 85'
Report Pangelinan Goal 74'
I. Ahmed Goal 80' (o.g.)
Chungshan Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 200
Referee: Kadhum Auda Lazim (Iraq)

6 April 2008
18:30 UTC+8
Sri Lanka  2–2  Chinese Taipei
Chen Po-liang Goal 59' (o.g.)
Jayasuriya Goal 86'
Report Chang Han Goal 28'
Tsai Hsien-tang Goal 74'
Chungshan Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 900
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Group B[edit]


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Tajikistan 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Philippines 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Bhutan 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
 Brunei 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1

13 May 2008
15:30 UTC+8
Tajikistan  3–1  Bhutan
Hakimov Goal 27' Goal 88' (pen.)
Rabiev Goal 60'
Report P. Tshering Goal 69'

13 May 2008
15:30 UTC+8
Brunei  0–1  Philippines
Report Caligdong Goal 28'


15 May 2008
15:30 UTC+8
Bhutan  1–1  Brunei
Dendup Goal 12' Report Bin Salleh Goal 76'

17 May 2008
15:30 UTC+8
Philippines  3–0  Bhutan
Gould Goal 41'
P. Younghusband Goal 43'
Rinchen Goal 58' (o.g.)
Report

17 May 2008
15:30 UTC+8
Tajikistan  4–0  Brunei
Rabiev Goal 46'87'
Mukhidinov Goal 61'
Hakimov Goal 69'
Report

Group C[edit]


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Afghanistan 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
 Kyrgyzstan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Bangladesh 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1

5 May 2008
17:30 UTC+6
Bangladesh  0–0  Afghanistan
Report

7 May 2008
17:30 UTC+6
Afghanistan  1–0  Kyrgyzstan
Yamrali Goal 38' Report
Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Rosdi Shaharul (Malaysia)

9 May 2008
17:30 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  2–1  Bangladesh
Kornilov Goal 83'
Sydykov Goal 87'
Report Ameli Goal 63'

Group D[edit]


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
   Nepal 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6
 Cambodia 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Macau 2 0 0 2 3 6 −3 0

24 May 2008
15:00 UTC+7
Nepal    3–2  Macau
S. Rai Goal 43'
J.M. Rai Goal 57'65'
Report Che Chi Man Goal 29' (pen.)
Chan Kin Seng Goal 59'

26 May 2008
15:00 UTC+7
Cambodia  0–1    Nepal
Report J.M. Rai Goal 44'

28 May 2008
15:00 UTC+7
Cambodia  3–1  Macau
Sinoun Goal 30'90+2'
Rithy Goal 67'
Report Che Chi Man Goal 65'

Final tournament[edit]

The final tournament, consisting of 8 teams, was held from 30 July to 13 August 2008 in India.

Qualifiers[edit]

Qualifiers for the final tournament were:

Goalscorers[edit]

External links[edit]