2013 King's Cup

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2013 King's Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Thailand
Dates 23–26 January
Teams 4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 700th Anniversary Stadium
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (4th title)
Runners-up  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 13 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 23,500 (5,875 per match)
Top scorer(s) Finland Mikael Forssell
(2 goals)
2012
2015

The 2013 King's Cup was an international football competition, the 42nd edition of the tournament. It was a two-round knockout tournament, with all matches held at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai, Thailand between 23 January and 26 January.[1][2] This edition features the hosts Thailand and three invited teams (Sweden, Finland and North Korea). In the final Sweden defeated Finland 3–0 to win the tournament.[3]

Going into the tournament, North Korea were unofficial football world champions.[2] In winning their semi-final, Sweden took the title[4] and successfully defended it in the final.[3]


Squads[edit]


Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
2013-01-23 - Chiang Mai
  Sweden (pen.)  1 (4)  
  North Korea  1 (1)  
 
2013-01-26 - Chiang Mai
      Sweden  3
    Finland  0
Third place
2013-01-23 - Chiang Mai 2013-01-26 - Chiang Mai
  Thailand  1   North Korea  2
  Finland  3     Thailand  2

Matches[edit]

All times are local (UTC+7)

Semi-finals[edit]


23 January 2013
19:00
Thailand  1 – 3  Finland
Narubodin Goal 68' Report Sumusalo Goal 5'
Forssell Goal 12'87'

Third place match[edit]

26 January 2013
15:00
Thailand  2 – 2  North Korea
Teeratep Goal 26' (pen.)
Datsakorn Goal 61'
Report Jo Kwang Goal 58'
Pak Hyon-Il Goal 70'

3rd Place shared

Final[edit]

26 January 2013
17:00
Sweden  3 – 0  Finland
Hysén Goal 23'
Quaison Goal 73'
Svensson Goal 90'
Report

Winner[edit]

 2013 King's Cup Champion 

Sweden
4th title


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schaefer to rest stars for King's Cup". Bangkok Post. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Paul. "North Korea vs Sweden, King's Cup 2013 Preview – UFWC". UFWC. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Brown,Paul (26 January 2013). "Sweden 3–0 Finland". UFWC. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Brown,Paul. "North Korea 1–1 Sweden (1–4 on penalties)". UFWC. Retrieved 26 January 2013.