2012 AFC U-16 Championship

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2012 AFC U-16 Championship
مسابقات فوتبال زیر ۱۶ سال آسیا ۲۰۱۲
AFC U16 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates22 September – 6 October
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uzbekistan (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored97 (3.13 per match)
Attendance12,853 (415 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Hwang Hee-Chan (5 goals)
2010
2014

The 2012 AFC U-16 Championship was the 15th edition of the tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation. The AFC approved Iran as hosts of the championship on 23 November 2011.[1] The top 4 teams qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Qualification for the tournament started in 2011.

Host Selection[edit]

The Organising Committee for AFC Youth Competitions for the 2011–2015 term announced that Iran and Palestine were interested in hosting the 2012 AFC U-16 Championship Finals.

Per decision of the AFC Competitions Committee, the host nation should qualify for the final tournament. The decision on the hosts was taken in the committee’s meeting on 21 November 2011 based on the results of the qualifiers.[1]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification draw was held on 30 March 2011.[2]

Qualifiers[edit]

Venues[edit]

Tehran Tehran
Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium Rah Ahan Stadium
Capacity: 8,250 Capacity: 12,000

Draw[edit]

The draw for the competition was held on 10 May 2012 in Tehran, Iran.[3]

Pot 1 (Host & Seeds) Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Iran
 North Korea
 Uzbekistan
 Australia

 Japan
 Syria
 Iraq
 Kuwait

 China PR
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 Yemen

 Thailand
 Laos
 South Korea
 India

Group stage[edit]

In the group stage the tie-breaking criteria is direct matches before goal difference.[4]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Kuwait 3 1 1 1 6 6 +0 4
 Laos 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
 Yemen 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Kuwait 1–1 Yemen
Thekr Allah Goal 19' Report[permanent dead link] Al-Dahi Goal 71' (pen.)

Iran 3–1 Laos
Mazloum Goal 17'48'
Hosseini Goal 19' (pen.)
Report[permanent dead link] Noyvong Goal 2'

Laos 3–4 Kuwait
Phanthavong Goal 24'
Kettavong Goal 28'
Noyvong Goal 37' (pen.)
Report[permanent dead link] Marzouq Goal 26'90+1'
Keola Goal 32' (o.g.)
Alajmi Goal 90+2'

Yemen 1–4 Iran
Al-Dahi Goal 3' Report[permanent dead link] Rigi Goal 54'
Ezzatollahi Goal 61'
Jafari Goal 65'
Karamolachaab Goal 81'

Iran 2–1 Kuwait
Hosseini Goal 40'
Shojaei Goal 62'
Report[permanent dead link] Thekr Allah Goal 27'

Yemen 1–2 Laos
Al-Dahi Goal 45' Report[permanent dead link] Mahdi Goal 12' (o.g.)
Kettavong Goal 70'

Group B[edit]

Iraq and Australia played a penalty shootout after their final group match to determine their ranking. Iraq won that 3–2.[5]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Australia Australia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Oman 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Australia Australia2–0 Thailand
Tombides Goal 14'
MacDonald Goal 29'
Report

Iraq 2–1 Oman
Abdul-Zahra Goal 5'
Al-Mahdawi Goal 35'
Report[permanent dead link] Al-Rushadi Goal 61'

Thailand 0–2 Iraq
Report[permanent dead link] Karim Goal 63'
M. Lateef Goal 65'

Oman 1–2Australia Australia
Al-Rushadi Goal 52' (pen.) Report MacDonald Goal 16'
Baldacchino Goal 87'

Australia Australia0–0 Iraq
Report[permanent dead link]
Penalties
2–3

Oman 3–2 Thailand
Al-Alawi Goal 40'
Mubarak Goal 55'
Al-Rushadi Goal 72'
Report[permanent dead link] Puangbut Goal 8'
Thongma Goal 17'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
North Korea 0–3 South Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Hwang Hee-Chan Goal 18'58'67'

Japan 2–0 Saudi Arabia
Sasaki Goal 44'
Sugimoto Goal 56'
Report[permanent dead link]



North Korea 0–3 Japan
Report[permanent dead link] Nakamura Goal 14'
Sugimoto Goal 49'
Ogawa Goal 82'

Saudi Arabia 0–1 South Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Jeong Hun-U Goal 62'

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Uzbekistan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 China PR 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
 India 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Uzbekistan 3–2 India
Odilov Goal 8'
Abdullaev Goal 53' (pen.)
Abdiganiyev Goal 79'
Report[permanent dead link] Rai Goal 47'71'

Syria 1–1 China PR
Kurdaghli Goal 90+4' Report[permanent dead link] Zhang Yuning Goal 48'

India 0–0 Syria
Report

China PR 1–1 Uzbekistan
Hu Jinghang Goal 43' Report[permanent dead link] Boltaboev Goal 16'

Uzbekistan 0–1 Syria
Report[permanent dead link] Alhusni Goal 33'

China PR 2–2 India
Wang Jinxian Goal 21'
Zhang Yuning Goal 33'
Report Lalhlimpuia Goal 19'
Mendes Goal 90+4' (pen.)

Knockout stage[edit]

Knockout Map[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 September
 
 
 Iran5
 
3 October
 
 Australia1
 
 Iran2
 
30 September
 
 Uzbekistan3
 
 South Korea1(3)
 
6 October
 
 Uzbekistan1(5)
 
 Uzbekistan1(3)
 
30 September
 
 Japan1(1)
 
 Iraq3
 
3 October
 
 Kuwait1
 
 Iraq1
 
30 September
 
 Japan5
 
 Syria1
 
 
 Japan2
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Iraq 3–1 Kuwait
Kadhim Goal 59'
Salman Goal 74'
Al-Mahdawi Goal 80'
Report[permanent dead link] Alasfour Goal 68'


Iran 5–1 Australia
Ezzatollahi Goal 31' (pen.)
Karamolachaab Goal 35'90+3'
Bazaj Goal 61'
Rigi Goal 81'
Report Antoniou Goal 88'

Syria 1–2 Japan
Kurdaghli Goal 87' Report[permanent dead link] Sugimori Goal 80'
Sugimoto Goal 82'

Semifinals[edit]

Iran 2–3 Uzbekistan
Hosseini Goal 4'
Mazloum Goal 88'
Report[permanent dead link] Khamdamov Goal 13'
Abdullaev Goal 35'
Shukurov Goal 42'

Iraq 1–5 Japan
Sami Goal 59' Report[permanent dead link] Onishi Goal 9'
Kitagawa Goal 18'88'
Watanabe Goal 67'
Sasaki Goal 68'

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

 AFC U-16 Championship 2012 Winners 

Uzbekistan
First title

Countries to participate in 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AFC to put best foot forward The AFC. 23 November 2011. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ "U16, U19, Olym, WC q'fiers draw on Mar 30". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "U-16 Draw procedures confirmed". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Regulations". AFC. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Australia 0–0 Iraq (2–3 pens)". the-afc.com. 26 September 2012.

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