2014 AFC U-16 Championship

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2014 AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U16 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Thailand
Dates 6–20 September
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 94 (3.03 per match)
Attendance 9,954 (321 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Korea Lee Seung-woo
(5 goals)
Best player South Korea Lee Seung-woo
2012
2016

The 2014 AFC U-16 Championship was the 16th edition of the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for players aged 16 and below. Thailand were approved as hosts of the competition on 25 April 2013.[1] The tournament was held from 6 to 20 September 2014, with the top four teams qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

North Korea won the tournament, and were joined by South Korea, Australia, and Syria as AFC qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Venues[edit]

Cities Venues Capacity
Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium 49,722
Nonthaburi SCG Stadium 15,000

Qualification[edit]

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 26 April 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2]

Qualified teams[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the competition was held on 6 April 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.[3][4]

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

 Thailand
 Uzbekistan
 Japan
 Iran

 South Korea
 Syria
 Kuwait
 Australia

 China PR
 Oman
 North Korea
 Saudi Arabia

 Qatar
   Nepal
 Malaysia
 Hong Kong

Squads[edit]

Only players born on or after 1 January 1998 were eligible to compete in the 2014 AFC U-16 Championship.

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings.[5]

  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+7).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Malaysia 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Thailand 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
 Oman 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0

6 September 2014
16:00
South Korea  3–1  Oman
Kim Jung-min Goal 22'
Yu Seung-min Goal 86'
You Ju-an Goal 90'
Report Al-Yahmadi Goal 31'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 200
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

6 September 2014
20:00
Thailand  0–1  Malaysia
Report Syazwan Goal 34'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

8 September 2014
16:00
Malaysia  0–1  South Korea
Report Lee Seung-woo Goal 15'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 100
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)

8 September 2014
20:00
Oman  0–1  Thailand
Report Samart Goal 60'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 700
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

10 September 2014
20:00
Thailand  0–2  South Korea
Report Lee Seung-woo Goal 45+1'
Hwang Tae-hyoen Goal 62'

10 September 2014
20:00
Oman  1–2  Malaysia
Al-Ubaidani Goal 68' Report Najmuddin Goal 64'77'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 Japan 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 China PR 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0

6 September 2014
16:00
Japan  2–0  Hong Kong
Ritsu Goal 53'
Daiki Goal 73'
Report

6 September 2014
19:00
Australia  3–0  China PR
Bandiera Goal 16'
Joice Goal 60'
Petratos Goal 72'
Report

8 September 2014
16:00
Hong Kong  0–2  Australia
Report Devereux Goal 27'
Reiners Goal 86'

8 September 2014
19:00
China PR  0–3  Japan
Report Daiki Goal 48' (pen.)
Toshiki Goal 54'
Nagasawa Goal 57'

10 September 2014
16:00
Japan  2–4  Australia
Takumi Goal 27'
Takuya Goal 69'
Report Brimmer Goal 15'59'
Joice Goal 25'81'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 350
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

10 September 2014
16:00
China PR  2–0  Hong Kong
He Xin Goal 25' (pen.)
Duan Liuyu Goal 66'
Report
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 50
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
 North Korea 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
   Nepal 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

7 September 2014
16:00
Uzbekistan  1–1    Nepal
Kuchimov Goal 54' (pen.) Report Sunar Goal 90+4'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 165
Referee: Tan Hai (China)

7 September 2014
20:00
Kuwait  0–3  North Korea
Report Han Kwang-song Goal 5' (pen.)
Jong Chang-bom Goal 73'
Choe Song-hyok Goal 83'

9 September 2014
16:00
Nepal    2–1  Kuwait
Al-Khaldi Goal 3' (o.g.)
Magar Goal 81' (pen.)
Report Al-Bariki Goal 75' (pen.)
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 110
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)

9 September 2014
20:00
North Korea  2–3  Uzbekistan
Han Kwang-song Goal 17'
Jong Chang-bom Goal 60'
Report Nurulloev Goal 40'59'
Ganijonov Goal 45+2'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 103
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

11 September 2014
16:00
Uzbekistan  4–2  Kuwait
Abramov Goal 9'
Kuchimov Goal 43'
Nurulloev Goal 68'
Kholikov Goal 90+4'
Report Al Hadiyah Goal 45'
Mohammad Goal 45+2'

11 September 2014
16:00
North Korea  4–1    Nepal
Ju Hyon-hyok Goal 4'
Choe Song-hyok Goal 23'45+1'
Han Kwang-song Goal 27'
Report Tamang Goal 26'

Group D[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Iran 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 Syria 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Qatar 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

7 September 2014
16:00
Iran  3–2  Qatar
Karimi Goal 22'
Shekari Goal 48'61'
Report Palang Goal 4'59'

7 September 2014
19:00
Syria  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report

9 September 2014
16:00
Qatar  1–1  Syria
Mazeed Goal 60' Report Al-Aji Goal 21'

9 September 2014
19:00
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Iran
Abdullah Goal 41' Report Shamsi Goal 64'
Karimi Goal 65'

11 September 2014
20:00
Iran  1–2  Syria
Soltanimehr Goal 45+2' Report Jaddoua Goal 26'
Naem Goal 40'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 50
Referee: Tan Hai (China)

11 September 2014
20:00
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Dubaysh Goal 86' Report Palang Goal 90+4'

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (extra time is not used).[5]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
14 September 2014        
  South Korea  2
17 September 2014
  Japan  0  
  South Korea  7
14 September 2014
      Syria  1  
  Uzbekistan  2
20 September 2014
  Syria  5  
  South Korea  1
14 September 2014    
    North Korea  2
  Australia  2
17 September 2014
  Malaysia  1  
  Australia  1 (1)
14 September 2014
      North Korea (p)  1 (4)  
  Iran  0 (2)
  North Korea (p)  0 (4)  
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

14 September 2014
15:30
South Korea  2–0  Japan
Lee Seung-woo Goal 42'47' Report
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 954
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

14 September 2014
15:30
Australia  2–1  Malaysia
Joice Goal 35'
Maskin Goal 76'
Report Raj Goal 31'
SCG Stadium, Nonthaburi
Attendance: 200
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)

14 September 2014
20:00
Uzbekistan  2–5  Syria
Shokhrukh Goal 62'87' (pen.) Report Barakat Goal 16'30'48'
Jaddoua Goal 52'
Al-Aji Goal 55'
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 100
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Semi-finals[edit]

17 September 2014
16:00
South Korea  7–1  Syria
Jang Gyeol-hee Goal 6'49'
Lee Seung-woo Goal 47' (pen.)
Jang Jae-won Goal 52'
Park Sang-hyeok Goal 57'
Lee Sang-heon Goal 60'
Lee Sang-min Goal 62'
Report Al-Aji Goal 61'

Final[edit]

20 September 2014
18:00
South Korea  1–2  North Korea
Choi Jae-young Goal 34' Report Han Kwang-song Goal 50'
Choe Song-hyok Goal 67'

Winners[edit]

 AFC U-16 Championship 2014 Winners 

North Korea
Second title

Qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Awards[edit]

Award[6] Winner
Top scorer South Korea Lee Seung-woo
MVP South Korea Lee Seung-woo

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
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  North Korea 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11 Champion
2  South Korea 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Runner-up
3  Australia 5 4 1 0 12 4 +8 13 Third place
4  Syria 5 2 2 1 9 11 −2 8 Fourth place
5  Iran 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6  Uzbekistan 4 2 1 1 10 10 0 7
7  Japan 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 6
8  Malaysia 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6
9    Nepal 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10  Thailand (H) 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
11  China PR 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
12  Qatar 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
13  Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
14  Oman 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
15  Kuwait 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
16  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myanmar, Thailand to host age-group competitions". AFC. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "U-16 draw: Uzbekistan get Yemen, Palestine and Maldives". AFC. 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stage set for AFC U-16 Championship draw". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tough draw for hosts Thailand". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "AFC U16 Championship 2014 Regulations" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Lee scoops MVP, top scorer awards". AFC. 21 September 2014. 

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