2012 AFC President's Cup
|Dates||5–12 May (group stage)
24–30 September (final stage)
|Teams||6 (final stage)
11 (total) (from 11 associations)
|Champions||Istiqlol (1st title)|
|Runners-up||Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari|
|Goals scored||72 (3.79 per match)|
|Attendance||78,756 (4,145 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Mirlan Murzaev
|Best player||Alisher Tuychiev|
Teams from 11 member associations entered the competition. Istiqlol became the second team from Tajikistan to win the AFC President's Cup, defeating Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari from Palestine with a 2–1 win in the final.
The following 11 associations were represented in the 2012 AFC President's Cup.
|Association||Team||Qualifying method||App||Last App|
|Bhutan||Yeedzin||2011 A-Division champions||3rd||2011|
|Cambodia||Phnom Penh Crown||2011 Cambodian League champions||4th||2011|
|Chinese Taipei||Taiwan Power Company||2011 Intercity Football League champions||5th||2011|
|Kyrgyzstan||Dordoi Bishkek||2011 Kyrgyzstan League champions||7th||2010|
|Mongolia||Erchim||2011 Mongolia Super Cup winners||1st||none|
|Nepal||Nepal Police Club||2011–12 Nepal National League champions||5th||2011|
|Pakistan||KRL||2011 Pakistan Premier League champions||2nd||2010|
|Palestine||Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||2010–11 West Bank Premier League champions||1st||none|
|Sri Lanka||Ratnam||2011–12 Sri Lanka Football Premier League champions||4th||2008|
|Tajikistan||Istiqlol||2011 Tajik League champions||2nd||2011|
|Turkmenistan||Balkan||2011 Ýokary Liga champions||2nd||2011|
- Mongolia applied to enter the 2012 AFC President's Cup, and was approved by the AFC in November 2011, and made their debut in the competition.
- Myanmar applied for upgrade to the 2012 AFC Cup, and was approved by the AFC in November 2011.
Schedule of dates for 2012 competition.
- Group stage: 3–13 May
- Final stage: 24–30 September
In the group stage, the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. Each group was played in a single round-robin format at a centralized venue. The top two teams from each group qualified for the final stage. The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss) and tie breakers are in following order:
- Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Goal difference in all the group matches;
- Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
- Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
- Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches; (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card)
- Drawing of lots.
On 2 March 2012, the AFC announced that the three hosts for the qualification round were Phnom Penh Crown (Cambodia), KRL (Pakistan), and Istiqlol (Tajikistan). The draw for the group stage was held at the AFC house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 March 2012, 15:00 UTC+08:00.
|Taiwan Power Company||2||1||1||0||1||0||+1||4|
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Erchim||0–1||Taiwan Power Company|
|Report||Chen Yi-wei 90+3'|
|KRL||0–0||Taiwan Power Company|
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Phnom Penh Crown||3||2||0||1||9||1||+8||6|
|Nepal Police Club||3||1||0||2||5||6||−1||3|
|Phnom Penh Crown||8–0||Yeedzin|
Borey 26', 41', 66'
S. Pheng 76'
H. Pheng 85'
|Dordoi Bishkek||5–1||Nepal Police Club|
|Murzaev 3', 14', 63'
|Report||Pandey 45+1' (pen.)|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Murzaev 18', 27', 62', 81', 87'
Maka Kum 59'
Anderson 64', 70'
|Nepal Police Club||0–1||Phnom Penh Crown|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Borey 21'|
|Nepal Police Club||4–0||Yeedzin|
|Silwal 2', 71'
|Report[permanent dead link]|
|Phnom Penh Crown||0–1||Dordoi Bishkek|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Baymatov 90' (pen.)|
|Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||2||1||0||1||2||2||0||3|
|Balkan||1–2||Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari|
|Çoňkaýew 32'||Report||Kaware 59'
|Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||0–1||Istiqlol|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Ergashev 75'|
Vasiev 79' (pen.)
|Report[permanent dead link]||Diwanow 66'|
The final stage was played at a centralized venue, to be chosen from one of the final stage qualifiers. The six teams which qualified for the final stage were divided into two groups of three teams each, played in a single round-robin format. The winner from each group qualified for the single-match final to decide the title.
Phnom Penh Crown (Cambodia), Istiqlol (Tajikistan) and Dordoi Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) showed interest to organise the finals. On 18 July 2012, the AFC Competitions Committee decided to award the hosting rights of the finals to Tajikistan, and the decision was approved by the AFC Executive Committee on 19 July 2012. The draw for the finals was held in Dushanbe on 31 July 2012, 11:00 UTC+05:00.
- Times listed are UTC+05:00.
|Phnom Penh Crown||2||0||0||2||0||14||−14||0|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Ergashev 38'
|Phnom Penh Crown||0–8||Dordoi Bishkek|
|Report[permanent dead link]||Baymatov 5', 72', 90'
|Istiqlol||6–0||Phnom Penh Crown|
Rabimov 58', 90+1'
|Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||2||1||1||0||6||2||+4||4|
|Taiwan Power Company||2||1||1||0||4||2||+2||4|
|Taiwan Power Company||1–1||Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari|
|Chen Yi-wei 87'||Report[permanent dead link]||Keshkesh 62'|
|KRL||1–3||Taiwan Power Company|
|Adil 88'||Report[permanent dead link]||Ho Ming-tsan 55', 58'
Huang Kai-jun 90+4'
|Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||5–1||KRL|
|Jamhour 41', 61'
Obeid 54', 56'
|Report||Saad Ullah 40'|
|Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||1–2||Istiqlol|
|Keshkesh 21'||Report||Ergashev 69'
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
|2012 AFC President's Cup
|Rank||Player||Club||Group stage||Final stage||Total|
|1||Mirlan Murzaev||Dordoi Bishkek||8||0||8|
|2||Azamat Baymatov||Dordoi Bishkek||2||3||5|
|3||Khim Borey||Phnom Penh Crown||4||0||4|
|Ahmed Keshkesh||Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari||1||2||3|
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