2012–13 UAE President's Cup

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2012–13 UAE President's Cup
Country  United Arab Emirates
Teams 28
Champions Al Ahli
Runners-up Al Shabab
Matches played 21
Goals scored 78 (3.71 per match)

The 2012–13 UAE President's Cup is the 37th season of the UAE President's Cup, the premier knockout tournament for association football clubs in the United Arab Emirates. The reigning champions are Al Jazira, having won their second title last season. The winners will qualify for the group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League.

After a change to the format last season garnered criticism for not including as many lower-league teams,[1] the format has now returned to a previous format. 14 teams from UAE Division 1 Group A and Group B took place in a group stage with 2 groups of four and 2 groups of three, with the group winners advancing to a play-off stage.[2] The two winners of the play-off matches will join the 14 Pro-League teams in the round of 16.

First Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos. Team GP W D L GS GA GD Pts H2H
1 Al Fujairah 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 6 Al Urooba 1-4 Al Fujairah
2 Al Urooba 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
3 Al-Arabi 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2 3
4 Al Jazira Al Hamra 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3
27 September 2012 Al-Arabi 1–3 Al Jazira Al Hamra
27 September 2012 Al Urooba 1–4 Al Fujairah
5 October 2012 Al Jazira Al Hamra 0–3 Al Urooba
5 October 2012 Al Fujairah 1–4 Al-Arabi
13 October 2012 Al Jazira Al Hamra 2–4 Al Fujairah
13 October 2012 Al Urooba 4–1 Al-Arabi

Source: Soccerway

Group B[edit]

Pos. Team GP W D L GS GA GD Pts
1 Al-Thaid 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
2 Masfut 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
3 Al Khaleej 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
27 September 2012 Al Khaleej 0–1 Al-Thaid
5 October 2012 Al-Thaid 1–1 Masfut
13 October 2012 Masfut 2–2 Al Khaleej

Source: Soccerway

Group C[edit]

Pos. Team GP W D L GS GA GD Pts
1 Emirates 2 1 1 0 10 3 +7 4
2 Masafi 2 0 2 0 5 5 0 2
3 Al-Taawon 2 0 1 1 2 9 -7 1
28 September 2012 Emirates 7–0 Al-Taawon
6 October 2012 Al-Taawon 2–2 Masafi
13 October 2012 Masafi 3–3 Emirates

Source: Soccerway

Group D[edit]

Pos. Team GP W D L GS GA GD Pts
1 Al Sharjah 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 7
2 Dibba Al-Hisn 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
3 Hatta 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
4 Al Ramms 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 1
28 September 2012 Dibba Al-Hisn 3–1 Hatta
28 September 2012 Al Ramms 1–4 Al Sharjah
6 October 2012 Al Sharjah 3–1 Dibba Al-Hisn
6 October 2012 Hatta 1–1 Al Ramms
13 October 2012 Dibba Al-Hisn 3–1 Al Ramms
13 October 2012 Al Sharjah 1–1 Hatta

Source: Soccerway

Second Round[edit]

The four group winners from the first round entered at this stage.

19 October 2012
Al Fujairah 2 – 0 Emirates

The winners of each match advanced to the round of 16.

Third Round[edit]

The two winning teams from the second round join the 14 Pro-League teams in this round. The games will take place on 19, 20 and 21 December 2012.[3]

19 December 2012
Al Shaab Sharjah 1 – 4 Al Wahda

19 December 2012
Al Dhafra 1 – 1
3 - 4 pens
Al Ahli


20 December 2012
Ajman 1 – 2 Al Jazira

20 December 2012
Dubai 0 – 2 Bani Yas

20 December 2012
Al Shabab 3 – 1 Al Nasr

20 December 2012
Al Ain 4 – 0 Al Fujairah

21 December 2012
Al Sharjah 3 – 1 Ittihad Kalba

Quarter Finals[edit]

The eight winning teams from the third round advance to the Quarter Finals, played on 2, 10 and 11 February.

2 February 2013
Al Shabab 1 – 0 Al Sharjah

10 February 2013
Al Ain 2 – 1 Bani Yas

10 February 2013
Al Wahda 2 – 1 Al Jazira

11 February 2013
Al Ahli 1 – 0 Dubba Al Fujairah

Semi Finals[edit]

5 May 2013
Al Ain 1 – 2 Al Ahli

6 May 2013
Al Shabab 2 – 0 Al Wahda

Final[edit]

28 May 2013
Al Ahli 4 – 3 Al Shabab

Referee: Fahad Al Qasar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President's Cup no fun without the minnows". The National. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Second Round". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Final stages". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 November 2012.