2008 AFC U-16 Championship

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2008 AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U-16 Championship Uzbekistan 2008
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Tournament details
Host country Uzbekistan
Dates 4–19 October
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Iran Kaveh Rezaei (6 goals)
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 Korea Republic 2–1 in the final.

Qualification competition[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Tashkent Pakhtakor Stadium 55,000
Tashkent MHSK Stadium 15,000

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

All times local (UTC+5)

In the following tables:

  • Pts = total points accumulated
  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6
 Uzbekistan 6 3 2 0 1 10 2 +8
 Bahrain 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Singapore 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13

4 October 2008
16:00
Singapore  0–7  Uzbekistan
(Report) Abdullaev Goal 10' (pen.) Goal 86'
Gapparov Goal 20'
Utkin Goal 23' Goal 90+1'
Galeev Goal 81' Goal 89'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

4 October 2008
20:00
Iran  2–0  Bahrain
Sadeghian Goal 72'
Rezaei Goal 83'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Green Australia

6 October 2008
16:00
Uzbekistan  1–2  Iran
Muhiddinov Goal 80' (Report) Yeghaneh Goal 27'
Rezaei Goal 55'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Tojo Japan

6 October 2008
20:00
Bahrain  3–0  Singapore
Ahmed Goal 41'
Saeed Goal 58'
Salman Goal 75'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 170
Referee: Al-Yarimi Yemen

8 October 2008
15:00
Iran  4–1  Singapore
Golbarg Goal 31'
Darvishi Goal 51'
Chang Goal 67' (o.g.)
Gholizadeh Goal 85'
(Report) R. Muhammad Goal 81'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

8 October 2008
15:00
Uzbekistan  2–0  Bahrain
Abdurakhmonov Goal 44'
Muhiddinov Goal 51'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Green Australia

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
South Korea Korea Republic 7 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12
 Syria 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
India India 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5
 Indonesia 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11

4 October 2008
14:00
Korea Republic South Korea 5–2 India India
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 3'
Lee Chang Goal 49' Goal 61'
Rim Chang-Woo Goal 52'
Son Heung-Min Goal 72'
(Report) Lalrindika Goal 69' Goal 88'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Balideh Qatar

4 October 2008
18:00
Syria  2–1  Indonesia
Jumaa Goal 25'
M. Ali Goal 66'
(Report) Yagalo Goal 36'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Tojo Japan

6 October 2008
14:00
Indonesia  0–9 South Korea Korea Republic
(Report) Lee Dong-Nyck Goal 4'
Kim Jin-Su Goal 5'
Rim Chang-Woo Goal 15'
Lee Jong-Ho Goal 29' Goal 80' Goal 90+1'
Son Heung-Min Goal 65' Goal 75'
Kim Dong-Min Goal 86'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Green Australia

6 October 2008
18:00
India  0–3  Syria
(Report) Al-Khadr Goal 44'
Devrani Goal 66' (o.g.)
Chettri Goal 72' (o.g.)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

8 October 2008
19:00
Syria  1–1 South Korea Korea Republic
M. Ali Goal 63' (Report) Rim Chang-Woo Goal 80'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Tojo Japan

8 October 2008
19:00
Indonesia  0–1 India India
(Report) Singh Goal 24'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Al-Yarimi Yemen

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Australia Australia 9 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Turkmenistan 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11

5 October 2008
16:00
China PR  2–1  Turkmenistan
Nan Yunqi Goal 32'
Guo Yi Goal 83'
(Report) Durdiyev Goal 30'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Torky Iran

5 October 2008
20:00
Saudi Arabia  1–3 Australia Australia
Al-Ghamdi Goal 83' (Report) Domenici Goal 14' Goal 30'
Hamill Goal 49'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

7 October 2008
16:00
Australia Australia 2–1  China PR
Lum Goal 16' (pen.)
Ibrahim Goal 50'
(Report) Jin Jingdao Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Torky Iran

7 October 2008
20:00
Turkmenistan  0–4  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al-Oufi Goal 22' Goal 54'
Al-Shahrani Goal 32'
Al-Asiri Goal 48'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Balideh Qatar

9 October 2008
15:00
China PR  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Yu Baobao Goal 52' (Report) Abdulrahim Goal 71'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 700
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

9 October 2008
15:00
Australia Australia 6–0  Turkmenistan
Kantarovski Goal 7'
Yabio Goal 32'
Gapare Goal 43' Goal 48'
Petratos Goal 63'
Warren Goal 65'
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 9 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12
 United Arab Emirates 3 22 1 0 1 4 8 −4
 Malaysia 3 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2
 Yemen1 0 22 0 0 2 0 6 −6

Note: United Arab Emirates is ranked higher than Malaysia by the head-to-head result (3–2).


5 October 2008
14:00
Japan  4–0  Malaysia
Shibasaki Goal 32'
Usami Goal 34' Goal 70'
Miyayoshi Goal 65'
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

5 October 2008
18:00
Yemen  1 – 1
(annulled2)
 United Arab Emirates
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

7 October 2008
14:00
Malaysia  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Yemen
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mujghef Jordan

7 October 2008
18:00
United Arab Emirates  1–6  Japan
Salim Goal 76' (pen.) (Report) Miyayoshi Goal 7' Goal 16' Goal 57'
Uchida Goal 60'
Sugimoto Goal 72' Goal 88'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

9 October 2008
19:00
Japan  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Yemen
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Torky Iran

9 October 2008
19:00
United Arab Emirates  3–2  Malaysia
Al-Saffar Goal 16'
Hussain Goal 28'
Al-Ameri Goal 58'
(Report) Bukhari Goal 68' (pen.) Goal 72'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Balideh Qatar

  • 1Yemen were ejected from the competition for fielding an overage player, Wesam Saleh Ahmed Al-Worafi.[1]
  • 2The match between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates was declared null and void because the UAE fielded a suspended player, Abdullah Hadaf Al Amery.

Knockout stages[edit]

All times local (UTC+5)

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
12 October        
  Iran  2
15 October
  Syria  0  
  Iran  3
12 October
      United Arab Emirates  0  
  Australia  2
18 October
  United Arab Emirates  3  
  Iran  2
12 October    
    South Korea  1
  South Korea  3
15 October
  Uzbekistan  0  
  South Korea  2
12 October
      Japan  1  
  Japan  2
  Saudi Arabia  0  
 

Quarterfinal[edit]

12 October 2008
16:00
Iran  2–0  Syria
Rezaei Goal 79' Goal 90' (Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

12 October 2008
20:00
Korea Republic South Korea 3–0  Uzbekistan
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 12'
Son Heung-Min Goal 54'
Lee Chang Goal 72'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Mansour Lebanon

12 October 2008
14:00
Australia Australia 2–3  United Arab Emirates
Kantarovski Goal 48'
Sainsbury Goal 57'
(Report) Salim Goal 7' Goal 62'
Mohammad Goal 90+1'
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tojo Japan

12 October 2008
18:00
Japan  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Sugimoto Goal 38'
Otayf Goal 45' (o.g.)
(Report)
MHSK Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Green Australia

Semifinal[edit]

15 October 2008
15:00
Iran  3–0  United Arab Emirates
Dabbagh Goal 59'
Imani Goal 77'
Rezaei Goal 90+3'
(Report)
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Vo Minh Tri Vietnam

15 October 2008
19:00
Korea Republic South Korea 2–1  Japan
Kim Dong-Jin Goal 4'
Lee Dong-Nyck Goal 26'
(Report) Uchida Goal 2'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Balideh Qatar

Final[edit]

18 October 2008
16:00
Iran  2–1 South Korea Korea Republic
Talebat Goal 38'
Rezaei Goal 62'
(Report) Lee Chang Goal 90+3'
Pakhtakor Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Kovalenko Uzbekistan

Winners[edit]

 AFC U-16 Championship 2008 Winners 

Iran
First title

Awards[edit]

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

Goalscorers[edit]

Countries to participate in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]