2013 AFC Cup Final

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2013 AFC Cup Final
Event 2013 AFC Cup
Date 2 November 2013
Venue Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City
Man of the Match Rogerinho
Referee Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir (Singapore)
Attendance 10,000

The 2013 AFC Cup Final was the final of the 2013 AFC Cup, the 10th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.[1]

The final was contested as a single match between two Kuwaiti teams, Al-Qadsia and Al-Kuwait. The match was hosted by Al-Qadsia at the Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium in Kuwait City on 2 November 2013.

Defending champions Al-Kuwait defeated Al-Qadsia 2–0 to claim their third AFC Cup title in five years, and became the first team to win the AFC Cup three times.[2] Both finalists also qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League.


The Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, also known as the Peace and Friendship Stadium, is located at Kuwait City and holds 21,500 people.

This was the third AFC Cup final held in Kuwait. The 2009 AFC Cup Final was hosted by Al-Kuwait at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, while the 2010 AFC Cup Final was hosted by Al-Qadsia at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.


Al-Kuwait were the defending champions, and had played in three previous finals, winning twice in 2009 and 2012 and losing in 2011, while Al-Qadsia had lost their only previous final in 2010. In fact, since 2009 when Kuwaiti clubs first entered the AFC Cup, this was the fifth straight single-match finals that featured either Al-Kuwait or Al-Qadsia.

The two teams also met in the round of 16 of the 2011 AFC Cup and 2012 AFC Cup, with Al-Kuwait eliminating Al-Qadsia both times on penalties.

Road to final[edit]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first.

Kuwait Al-Qadsia Round Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Bye Qualifying play-off Bye
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Syria Al-Shorta 0–1 (H) Matchday 1 Bahrain Al-Riffa 2–0 (A)
Jordan Al-Ramtha 3–0 (A) Matchday 2 Lebanon Safa 3–1 (H)
Tajikistan Ravshan Kulob 3–0 (H) Matchday 3 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 3–1 (A)
Tajikistan Ravshan Kulob 3–1 (A) Matchday 4 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 5–0 (H)
Syria Al-Shorta 2–0 (A) Matchday 5 Bahrain Al-Riffa 2–3 (H)
Jordan Al-Ramtha 2–2 (H) Matchday 6 Lebanon Safa 0–1 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld
Kuwait Al-Qadsia 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
Syria Al-Shorta 6 4 0 2 8 5 +3 12
Jordan Al-Ramtha 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Tajikistan Ravshan Kulob 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld
Kuwait Al-Kuwait 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 12
Bahrain Al-Riffa 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Lebanon Safa 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ 6 0 2 4 5 16 −11 2
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knock-out stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Oman Fanja 4–0 (H) (single match) Round of 16 Iraq Dohuk 1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–1p) (H) (single match)
Syria Al-Shorta 2–2 (a) 0–0 (H) 2–2 (A) Quarterfinals Maldives New Radiant 12–2 7–2 (A) 5–0 (H)
Jordan Al-Faisaly 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Semifinals India East Bengal 7–2 4–2 (H) 3–0 (A)


The final was played as a single match, with the host team decided by draw. If tied after regulation, extra time and, if necessary, penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner.[1]


GK 22 Kuwait Nawaf Al Khaldi
DF 2 Kuwait Khalid El Ebrahim
DF 13 Kuwait Musaed Neda YC 59' Substituted off 85'
DF 18 Kuwait Amer Al Fadhel
DF 46 Kuwait Khaled Al Qahtani YC 86'
MF 5 Ivory Coast Ibrahima Keita
MF 8 Kuwait Saleh Al Sheikh (c)
MF 14 Kuwait Talal Al Amer Substituted off 63'
MF 19 Kuwait Nawaf Al Mutairi Substituted off 71'
FW 10 Syria Omar Al Soma
FW 42 Kuwait Saif Al Hashan
GK 23 Kuwait Ahmed Al Fahdli
DF 37 Kuwait Abdulrahman Al Enezi
MF 11 Kuwait Fahad Al Ansari
FW 7 Kuwait Hamad Aman YC 82' Substituted in 63'
FW 27 Kuwait Hamad Al Enezi Substituted in 71'
FW 34 Kuwait Ahmad Al Dhefiri Substituted in 85'
FW 45 Brazil Michel Simplício
Kuwait Mohammed Ibrahem
GK 1 Kuwait Musab Al Kanderi
DF 2 Kuwait Yaqoub Al Taher YC 36'
DF 3 Kuwait Fahad Awadh YC 73'
DF 18 Kuwait Jarah Al Ateeqi (c) Substituted off 78'
DF 19 Bahrain Hussain Ali Baba Substituted off 58'
MF 20 Kuwait Hussain Hakem
MF 33 Kuwait Fahad Hamoud
FW 10 Brazil Rogério
FW 13 Tunisia Chadi Hammami
FW 15 Kuwait Waleed Ali
FW 17 Tunisia Issam Jemâa Substituted off 65'
GK 22 Kuwait Bader Al Azmi
MF 8 Kuwait Abdullah Al Buraiki Substituted in 65'
MF 14 Kuwait Abdullah Al Dhafeeri
MF 31 Kuwait Sami Al Sanea Substituted in 78'
FW 11 Kuwait Ali Al Kandari
FW 16 Kuwait Khaled Al Azemi
MF 37 Kuwait Shereedah Al Shereedah Substituted in 58'
Romania Marin Ion

AFC Man of the Match:
Brazil Rogerinho (Al-Kuwait)

Assistant referees:
Tang Yew Mun (Singapore)
Jeffrey Goh (Singapore)
Fourth official:
Muhammad Taqi Al-Jaafari Jahari (Singapore)


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