2014 WAFF Championship

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2013–2014 WAFF Championship
8th WAFF Championship for men
2013-14 WAFF Championship.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 25 December 2013 – 7 January 2014
Teams 9
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Qatar (1st title)
Runners-up  Jordan
Third place  Bahrain
Fourth place  Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 17 (1.31 per match)
Attendance 37,830 (2,910 per match)
Top scorer(s) Qatar Boualem Khoukhi
(6 goals)
2012
2016

The 2013-2014 West Asian Football Federation Championship (marketed as Qatar 2013) was the 8th WAFF Championship, an international tournament for member nations of the West Asian Football Federation. The tournament was hosted by Qatar from 25 December 2013 to 7 January 2014 and the host country won the tournament for the first time.[1] The 2012 champions, Syria, did not defend their title.

Venues[edit]

It was announced in October 2013 that three venues would be used.[2] On the 4th December, it was announced that the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium would not feature in the tournament anymore.[3]

Doha Doha
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
(Al Sadd SC stadium)
Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
(Lekhwiya SC stadium)
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 10,000
AlSaddStadium2.jpg Lekhwiya stadium, Doha.jpg

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 11 November 2013 in Doha, Qatar.[4] The ten teams were drawn into three groups based on team rankings. Two groups include three teams and one group had four teams.

Participants
Did not enter
Withdrew

Match officials[edit]

The following is the list of referees the West Asian Football Federation appointed for the tournament.[8]

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2014 WAFF Championship squads.

Group stage[edit]

  • All times listed are (UTC+3)

Group A[edit]

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

25 December 2013
17:30
Qatar  1–0  Palestine
Hassan Goal 90' Report
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,720
Referee: Wang Di (China PR)

28 December 2013
17:30
Palestine  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Lekhwiya SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 400
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

31 December 2013
17:30
Saudi Arabia  1–4  Qatar
Majrashi Goal 31' Report Khouki Goal 15'55'
Ahmed Goal 57'62'
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,720
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Bahrain 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
 Iraq 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
 Oman 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2

25 December 2013
20:00
Oman  0–0  Bahrain
Report
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 750
Referee: Banjar Al-Dosari (Qatar)

28 December 2013
20:00
Bahrain  0–0  Iraq
Report

31 December 2013
20:00
Iraq  0–0  Oman
Report
  • Drawing of lots was used to determine the group winners. The draw was conducted after the final game in Group C. Second and third places are listed here by alphabetical criteria, as no determination was made by the organisers.[9]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
 Kuwait 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Lebanon 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1

26 December 2013
17:30
Jordan  0–0  Lebanon
Report

29 December 2013
17:30
Lebanon  0–2  Kuwait
Report Al-Hajeri Goal 41'
Zaid Goal 85'

1 January 2014
17:30
Kuwait  1–2  Jordan
Al-Hajeri Goal 20' (pen.) Report Murjan Goal 12'
Al-Dmeiri Goal 72'
Lekhwiya SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Kim Sang-Woo (South Korea)

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

At the end of the group stage, a comparison will be made between the second-placed teams of each group. The best second-placed team advance to the semifinals.

Group
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
C  Kuwait 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
B Group B teams* 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
A  Palestine 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
  • *: Iraq and Oman finished group B with an identical record, and equal claim on second place in the group. When the group winner was determined by a draw, the identity of second place was irrelevant, as qualification for the team coming second in this group was impossible, so no draw for second place took place.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
4 January 2014
  Qatar (aet)  3  
  Kuwait  0  
 
7 January 2014
      Qatar  2
    Jordan  0
Third place
4 January 2014 7 January 2014
  Bahrain  0   Kuwait  0 (2)
  Jordan  1     Bahrain  0 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

4 January 2014
17:30
Qatar  3–0 (a.e.t.)  Kuwait
Khouki Goal 93'112'
Assadalla Goal 120'
Report
Lekhwiya SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,400
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

4 January 2014
20:30
Bahrain  0–1  Jordan
Report Duaij Goal 67' (o.g.)

3rd Place Match[edit]

7 January 2014
16:15
Kuwait  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Bahrain
Report
  Penalties  
2–3
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: Banjar Al-Dosari (Qatar)

Final[edit]

7 January 2014
19:00
Qatar  2–0  Jordan
Khoukhi Goal 52'81' Report
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 8,720
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)

Champion[edit]

 2014 WAFF Championship Champion 

Qatar
First title

Player awards[edit]

  • Best Player: Qatar Ali Asad
  • Top Scorer: Qatar Boualem Khoukhi
  • Best Goalkeeper: Bahrain Said Mohamed

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final
1  Qatar 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
2  Jordan 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
Semifinals
3  Bahrain 4 0 3 1 0 1 −1
4  Kuwait 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Iraq 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
5  Oman 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
7  Palestine 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1
8  Lebanon 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2
9  Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3

Note: 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAFF confirms 8th championship dates". West Asian Football Federation. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Al Sadd & Qatar SC to host WAFF championship". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Change in WAFF Championship Venues". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Al Sadd & Qatar SC to host WAFF championship". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "11 دولة تؤكد مشاركتها في بطولة غرب آسيا". aljazeerasport.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  7. ^ "Apologies for participation in the West Asian Championship eighth". Yemen FA (in Arabic). Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Referees, Match Commissioners for WAFF Tournament Announced". Qatar Football Association. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Bahrain qualify for semi-final". The WAFF. West Asian Football Federation. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 

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