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. Both finalists also qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League.
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.