2008 AFC U-16 Championship

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2008 AFC U-16 Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryUzbekistan
Dates4 – 19 October
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (1st title)
Runners-up South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored113 (3.65 per match)
Attendance73,220 (2,362 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Kaveh Rezaei (6 goals)
Best player(s)South Korea Lee Jong-ho
Fair play award South Korea
2006
2010

The 2008 AFC U-16 Championship was the 13th competition of the AFC U-17 Championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which was held between 4 and 19 October 2008 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Qualifiers was held in 2007 from 17–28 October.

Iran won their first title after beating South Korea 2–1 in the final.

Qualification competition[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Tashkent Pakhtakor Stadium 35,000
Tashkent MHSK Stadium 15,000

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

All times local (UTC+5)

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Knockout stage
2  Uzbekistan (H) 3 2 0 1 10 2 +8 6
3  Bahrain 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Singapore 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Singapore 0–7 Uzbekistan
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)
Iran 2–0 Bahrain
Report

Uzbekistan 1–2 Iran
Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
Bahrain 3–0 Singapore
Report

Iran 4–1 Singapore
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Uzbekistan 2–0 Bahrain
Report
Attendance: 6,000

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12 7 Knockout stage
2  Syria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3  India 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
4  Indonesia 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: AFC
South Korea 5–2 India
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Syria 2–1 Indonesia
Report
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Indonesia 0–9 South Korea
Report
Attendance: 700
India 0–3 Syria
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)

Syria 1–1 South Korea
Report
Attendance: 700
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
India 1–0 Indonesia
Report
Attendance: 3,000

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Knockout stage
2  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
3  China PR 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Turkmenistan 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: AFC
China PR 2–1 Turkmenistan
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Saudi Arabia 1–3 Australia
Report

Australia 2–1 China PR
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Turkmenistan 0–4 Saudi Arabia
Report

China PR 1–1 Saudi Arabia
Report
Australia 6–0 Turkmenistan
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9 Knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 4 8 −4 3[a]
3  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3[a]
4  Yemen[b] 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head result: United Arab Emirates 3–2 Malaysia.
  2. ^ Yemen were disqualified from the tournament due to fielding an overage player Wesam Saleh Al-Worafi.[1]
Japan 4–0 Malaysia
Report
Attendance: 300
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)
Yemen 1–1
Annulled[note 1]
 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 250

Malaysia 3–0
Awarded[note 2]
 Yemen
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)
United Arab Emirates 1–6 Japan
Report

Japan 3–0
Awarded[note 3]
 Yemen
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
United Arab Emirates 3–2 Malaysia
Report
Attendance: 1,000

Knockout stages[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 October – Pakhtakor
 
 
 Iran2
 
15 October – Pakhtakor
 
 Syria0
 
 Iran3
 
12 October – MHSK
 
 United Arab Emirates0
 
 Australia2
 
18 October – Pakhtakor
 
 United Arab Emirates3
 
 Iran2
 
12 October – Pakhtakor
 
 South Korea1
 
 South Korea3
 
15 October – Pakhtakor
 
 Uzbekistan0
 
 South Korea2
 
12 October – MHSK
 
 Japan1
 
 Japan2
 
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 

Quarterfinal[edit]

Australia 2–3 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Iran 2–0 Syria
Report

Japan 2–0 Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 500

South Korea 3–0 Uzbekistan
Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)

Semifinal[edit]

Iran 3–0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 1,300

South Korea 2–1 Japan
Report

Final[edit]

Iran 2–1 South Korea
Report

Winners[edit]

 2008 AFC U-16 Championship 

Iran
First title

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:

Most Valuable Player Top Scorer Fair Play Award
South Korea Lee Jong-ho Iran Kaveh Rezaei  South Korea

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 113 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 3.65 goals per match.

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The following four teams from AFC qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup 1
 United Arab Emirates 12 October 2008 1 (1991)
 Iran 12 October 2008 1 (2001)
 Japan 12 October 2008 4 (1993, 1995, 2001, 2007)
 South Korea 12 October 2008 3 (1987, 2003, 2007)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The match between Yemen and United Arab Emirates was deemed annulled due to both teams fielding ineligible players. United Arab Emirates fielded the suspended player Haddaf Al Ameri while Yemen fielded the overage player Wesam Saleh Al-Worafi.[1]
  2. ^ The match was awarded a 3–0 forfeit win to Malaysia after Yemen fielded an ineligible player. The match initially ended in a 1–1 draw.[1]
  3. ^ The match was awarded a 3–0 forfeit win to Japan after Yemen fielded an ineligible player. The match initially ended 2–1 to Yemen.[1]
  4. ^ a b c d e f This player's goal tally includes one or more goals which the player scored in matches that were subsequently forfeited, but which AFC continues to count in its statistics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "AFC disqualifies Yemen on age rule". UzDaily.com. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

External links[edit]