2013 AFC U-22 Championship

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2013 AFC U-22 Championship
بطولة آسيا تحت 22 سنة لكرة القدم 2013
2013 AFC U-22 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Oman
Dates 11–26 January 2014
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (1st title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  Jordan
Fourth place  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 73 (2.28 per match)
Attendance 34,712 (1,085 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Kaveh Rezaei
(5 goals)
Best player Iraq Amjad Kalaf[1]
2016

The 2013 AFC U-22 Championship (also known as the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup) was the first edition of the AFC U-22 Championship. The hosting rights for the tournament was awarded to Oman. It was set to take place between 23 June and 7 July 2013 but was postponed to be held between 11 and 26 January 2014 due to the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.[2][3]

Host selection[edit]

The AFC Competitions Committee awarded the hosting rights of the 2013 finals to Oman on 18 July 2012. Oman and Thailand were the only nations that came forward wanting to host.[4]

Qualification[edit]

The draw for the group stage of qualifying took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 February 2012. 41 national teams are taking part in qualifying. All group matches were set to be held from 23 June to 3 July 2012 but were later changed to June 2–10, 2012 due to Nepal's request.[3]

Qualified teams[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Oman (Host)
 North Korea
 Australia
 Saudi Arabia

 South Korea
 Japan
 Uzbekistan
 United Arab Emirates

 China PR
 Syria
 Iran
 Jordan

 Iraq
 Yemen
 Kuwait
 Myanmar

Venues[edit]

Muscat Seeb
Royal Oman Police Stadium Seeb Stadium
23°36′31″N 58°35′31″E / 23.60861°N 58.59194°E / 23.60861; 58.59194 (Royal Oman Police Stadium) 23°40′49″N 58°10′57″E / 23.68028°N 58.18250°E / 23.68028; 58.18250 (Seeb Stadium)
Capacity: 14,000 Capacity: 15,000
Flickr - tpower1978 - World Cup Qualifiers (7).jpg Seeb stadium.jpg
Muscat
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
23°36′31″N 58°35′31″E / 23.60861°N 58.59194°E / 23.60861; 58.59194 (Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex)
Capacity: 34,000
MuscatGulfCup2.jpg

Squads[edit]

Only players born on or after 1 January 1991 were eligible to compete in the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup.

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the tournament was conducted on 24 August 2013 in Muscat.[5]

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings.[6]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches;
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local (UTC+4).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Jordan 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
 South Korea 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Oman 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
 Myanmar 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0

11 January 2014
17:00
South Korea  1–1  Jordan
Lim Chang-Woo Goal 43' Report Lim Chang-Woo Goal 31' (o.g.)

11 January 2014
20:00
Oman  4–0  Myanmar
Saleh Goal 28'
Al Hasani Goal 62'
Al-Hamhami Goal 73'78'
Report

13 January 2014
17:00
Myanmar  0–3  South Korea
Report Baek Sung-Dong Goal 32'
Yun Il-Lok Goal 61'
Moon Chang-Jin Goal 78'

13 January 2014
20:00
Jordan  1–0  Oman
Qwaider Goal 59' Report

15 January 2014
20:00
Oman  0–2  South Korea
Report Kim Kyung-Jung Goal 62'
Yun Il-Lok Goal 80'
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ma Ning (China PR)

15 January 2014
20:00
Jordan  6–1  Myanmar
Al-Dardour Goal 29'37'79'
Za'tara Goal 53'
Khadr Goal 83'
Samir Goal 90'
Report Maung Maung Soe Goal 27'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Syria 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Yemen 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0

11 January 2014
17:00
North Korea  3–1  Yemen
Jo Kwang Goal 4'56'
Pak Kwang-Ryong Goal 40'
Report S. Hussein Goal 23'

11 January 2014
20:00
United Arab Emirates  1–1  Syria
Saif Goal 38' Report Mido Goal 35'
Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 220
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)

13 January 2014
17:00
Syria  1–0  North Korea
Al Nakdali Goal 58' Report

13 January 2014
20:00
Yemen  0–1  United Arab Emirates
Report Saeed Goal 6'

15 January 2014
17:00
North Korea  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 203
Referee: Iida Jumpei (Japan)

15 January 2014
17:00
Syria  1–0  Yemen
Al Nakdali Goal 26' Report

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Australia 3 2 0 1 2 4 −2 6
 Japan 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 5
 Iran 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Kuwait 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

12 January 2014
17:00
Australia  1–0  Kuwait
Kitto Goal 70' Report
Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ma Ning (China PR)

12 January 2014
20:00
Japan  3–3  Iran
Harakawa Goal 9'
Asano Goal 30'
Nakajima Goal 66'
Report Barzay Goal 7'
Rezaei Goal 49' (pen.)55'

14 January 2014
17:00
Iran  0–1  Australia
Report Skapetis Goal 56'

14 January 2014
20:00
Kuwait  0–0  Japan
Report

16 January 2014
17:00
Australia  0–4  Japan
Report Nakajima Goal 18'48' (pen.)
Yajima Goal 24'
Brown Goal 45' (o.g.)

16 January 2014
17:00
Iran  3–1  Kuwait
Rezaei Goal 63'67'81' Report Alenezi Goal 90+5'
Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 250
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Honk Kong)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Iraq 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
 China PR 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0

12 January 2014
17:00
Uzbekistan  2–1  China PR
Krimets Goal 90+2'
Sergeev Goal 90+4'
Report Yang Chaosheng Goal 35'
Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 80
Referee: Kim Jong-Hyeok (Korea Republic)

12 January 2014
20:00
Saudi Arabia  1–3  Iraq
Majrashi Goal 89' Report Ismail Goal 36'
Hussein Goal 50'69'

14 January 2014
17:00
Iraq  2–1  Uzbekistan
Hussein Goal 10'
Nadhim Goal 38'
Report Iskanderov Goal 64'

14 January 2014
20:00
China PR  1–2  Saudi Arabia
Luo Senwen Goal 57' Report Assiri Goal 47'
Hawsawi Goal 77' (pen.)
Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 200
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)

16 January 2014
20:00
Saudi Arabia  1–0  Uzbekistan
Al Sudani Goal 60' Report

16 January 2014
20:00
China PR  0–1  Iraq
Report Hussein Goal 14' (pen.)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[6]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
19 January – Muscat        
  Jordan  1
23 January – Muscat
  United Arab Emirates  0  
  Jordan  1
20 January – Muscat
    Saudi Arabia  3  
  Australia  1
26 January – Seeb
  Saudi Arabia  2  
  Saudi Arabia  0
19 January – Seeb
    Iraq  1
  Syria  1
23 January – Seeb
  South Korea  2  
  South Korea  0 Third place
20 January – Seeb
    Iraq  1  
  Iraq  1   Jordan (pen.)  0 (3)
  Japan  0     South Korea  0 (2)
25 January – Seeb

Quarter-finals[edit]

19 January 2014
17:00
Syria  1–2  South Korea
Mardikian Goal 90+5' Report Baek Sung-Dong Goal 3'
Hwang Ui-Jo Goal 11'


20 January 2014
17:00
Australia  1–2  Saudi Arabia
Skapetis Goal 77' (pen.) Report Assiri Goal 58'
Al Ammar Goal 62'

20 January 2014
20:00
Iraq  1–0  Japan
Kalaf Goal 84' Report

Semi-finals[edit]

23 January 2014
17:00
South Korea  0–1  Iraq
Report Nadhim Goal 74'

23 January 2014
20:00
Jordan  1–3  Saudi Arabia
Al-Dardour Goal 34' Report Al Ammar Goal 29'
Majrashi Goal 65'
Assiri Goal 90+2' (pen.)

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

26 January 2014
19:30
Saudi Arabia  0–1  Iraq
Report Abdul-Raheem Goal 33'

Winners[edit]

 2013 AFC U-22 Championship 

Iraq
First title

Awards[edit]

Top Goalscorer Most Valuable Player
Iran Kaveh Rezaei Iraq Amjad Kalaf

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Tournament team rankings[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Iraq 6 6 0 0 9 2 +7 18 Champion
2  Saudi Arabia 6 4 0 2 9 7 +2 12 Runner-up
3  Jordan 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 11 Third place
4  South Korea 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5 11 Fourth place
5  Syria 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6  Australia 4 2 0 2 3 6 −3 6
7  Japan 4 1 2 1 7 4 +3 5
8  United Arab Emirates 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5
9  Iran 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10  North Korea 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
11  Oman (H) 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
12  Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
13  Kuwait 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14  China PR 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
15  Yemen 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
16  Myanmar 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalaf claims MVP Award". AFC. 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2014" (PDF). AFC. 
  3. ^ a b "Competitions Committee takes key decisions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oman to host U-22 finals". AFC. 18 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Oman to face Myanmar in AFC U-22 opener". Asian Football Confederation. 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "AFC U-22 Championship Oman 2013 Competition Regulations" (PDF). 

External links[edit]