2016 AFC Futsal Championship

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2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Futzal Bo'yicha 2016 Yilgi Osiyo Chempionati
Tournament details
Host country Uzbekistan
Dates 10–21 February 2016
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (11th title)
Runners-up  Uzbekistan
Third place  Thailand
Fourth place  Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played 35
Goals scored 234 (6.69 per match)
Attendance 33,275 (951 per match)
Top scorer(s) Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang (14 goals)
Best player Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2014
2018

The 2016 AFC Futsal Championship was the 14th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Uzbekistan between 10–21 February 2016.[1] A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.

The tournament was originally meant to be held in Taiwan (i.e. the Republic of China).[2] It was originally scheduled for 12–27 March 2016, but this was changed following the adoption of the FIFA futsal international match calendar.[3][4]

Same as previous editions held on the same year as the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the tournament acted as the AFC qualifiers for the World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the AFC representatives.[5]

Champions Iran, runners-up Uzbekistan, third-placed Thailand, fourth-placed Vietnam and play-off winners Australia qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the AFC representatives.[6]

Qualification[edit]

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 2 September 2015. Four teams qualified directly for the final tournament by their 2014 performance, while the other entrants competed in the qualifying stage for the remaining 12 spots.[7] The qualifiers were played between 1 October and 19 November 2015.[8]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. Kuwait were replaced by Saudi Arabia due to FIFA's suspension of the Kuwait Football Association.[9]

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
 Uzbekistan Hosts and 2014 third place 14th Runners-up (2001, 2006, 2010)
 Japan 2014 winners 14th Champions (2006, 2012, 2014)
 Iran 2014 runners-up 14th Champions (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
 Lebanon West Zone Group A winners 10th Quarter-finals (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 Jordan West Zone Group A runners-up 1st Debut
 Saudi Arabia West Zone Group A third place 1st Debut
 Qatar West Zone Group B winners 3rd Group stage (2005, 2012)
 Iraq West Zone Group B runners-up 10th Quarter-finals (2002)
 Kyrgyzstan Central Zone winners 14th Fourth place (2005, 2006, 2007)
 Tajikistan Central Zone runners-up 9th Quarter-finals (2007)
 Thailand ASEAN Zone Group A winners 14th Runners-up (2008, 2012)
 Malaysia ASEAN Zone Group A runners-up 11th Group stage (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014)
 Australia ASEAN Zone Group B winners 7th Fourth place (2012)
 Vietnam ASEAN Zone Group B runners-up 4th Quarter-finals (2014)
 China East Zone winners 11th Fourth place (2008, 2010)
 Chinese Taipei East Zone runners-up 11th Quarter-finals (2003)

Venues[edit]

The matches were played at the Uzbekistan Stadium and Universal Stadium in Tashkent.

Squads[edit]

Each team had to submit a squad of 14 players, including a minimum of two goalkeepers.[10]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the final tournament was held on 2 December 2015, 18:00 UZT (UTC+5), at the Zafarshan Hall in Tashkent.[11] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their performance in the previous season in 2014.[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Match officials[edit]

The following referees were chosen for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship.[13]

Referees
  • Australia Chris Colley
  • China An Ran
  • China Liu Jianqiao
  • Chinese Taipei Lee Po-fu
  • Iran Vahid Arzpeyma Mohammreh
  • Iraq Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi
  • Iraq Hawkar Salar Ahmed
  • Japan Tomohiro Kozaki
  • Japan Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Jordan Husein Mahmoud Khalaileh
  • Kyrgyzstan Nurdin Bukuev
  • Malaysia Helday Idang
  • Philippines Rey Ritaga Martinez
  • Thailand Yuttakon Maiket
  • United Arab Emirates Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi
  • Vietnam Trương Quốc Dũng

Group stage[edit]

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

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[10]

  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. If, after applying criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  6. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  8. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, UZT (UTC+5).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uzbekistan (H) 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Knockout stage
2  Kyrgyzstan 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 4
3  Lebanon 3 0 2 1 7 9 −2 2
4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 7 11 −4 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Lebanon 4–4 Kyrgyzstan
Kobeissy Goal 23'32'
Tneich Goal 24'
Zeitoun Goal 28'
Report Rusl. Ermekov Goal 3'
Baigazy Goal 9'
Alimov Goal 25'40'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)
Uzbekistan 5–2 Saudi Arabia
Choriev Goal 17'26'
Shalipov Goal 25'
Yunusov Goal 30'
Sviridov Goal 33'
Report Atiah Goal 24'
Zafer Goal 26'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Saudi Arabia 3–3 Lebanon
Azmi Goal 13'
Atiah Goal 14'
Nawaf Goal 33'
Report Azmi Goal 2' (o.g.)
El Dine Goal 14'
Tneich Goal 24'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)
Kyrgyzstan 1–2 Uzbekistan
Alimov Goal 40' Report Rakhmatov Goal 20'23'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Rey Ritaga (Philippines)

Uzbekistan 2–0 Lebanon
Anorov Goal 11'
Abdumavlyanov Goal 16'
Report
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)
Kyrgyzstan 3–2 Saudi Arabia
Rust. Ermekov Goal 4'
Chotbaev Goal 16'
Alimov Goal 38'
Report Atiah Goal 1'
Nasser Goal 40'
Attendance: 250
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 0 26 2 +24 9 Knockout stage
2  Iraq 3 2 0 1 12 17 −5 6
3  China 3 1 0 2 6 14 −8 3
4  Jordan 3 0 0 3 4 15 −11 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Iraq 6–1 China
Waleed Goal 13'30'
Al-Zubaidi Goal 18'
Rafid Goal 26'
Saif Goal 35'38'
Report Wang Hongwei Goal 20'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
Iran 6–0 Jordan
Hassanzadeh Goal 2'27'
Tayyebi Goal 10'
Bahadori Goal 31'
Javid Goal 34'36'
Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lee Po-fu (Chinese Taipei)

China 0–7 Iran
Report Taheri Goal 1'
Hassanzadeh Goal 6'
Ahmadi Goal 17'
Keshavarz Goal 26'28'
Tayyebi Goal 27'
Bahadori Goal 32'
Attendance: 350
Referee: Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Japan)
Jordan 3–4 Iraq
Samih Goal 5'29'
Atef Goal 26'
Report Waleed Goal 21'
Rafid Goal 29'
Salim Goal 36'
Firas Goal 37'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Helday Idang (Malaysia)

Iran 13–2 Iraq
Taheri Goal 1'10'
Tayyebi Goal 3'11'18'28'
Hassanzadeh Goal 5'40'
Ahmadi Goal 6'
Javid Goal 6'15'34'
Tavakoli Goal 20'
Report Waleed Goal 17'
Amjad Goal 38'
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
China 5–1 Jordan
Zeng Liang Goal 25'
He Yihui Goal 31'
Wang Hongwei Goal 33'
Zhao Liang Goal 36'
Li Jianjia Goal 37'
Report Mohammad Goal 39'
Attendance: 400
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Thailand 3 3 0 0 15 7 +8 9 Knockout stage
2  Vietnam 3 2 0 1 14 8 +6 6
3  Chinese Taipei 3 0 1 2 9 15 −6 1
4  Tajikistan 3 0 1 2 8 16 −8 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Thailand 5–4 Tajikistan
Suphawut Goal 7'30'32'
Apiwat Goal 25'
Wiwat Goal 40'
Report Alimakhmadov Goal 11'
Mamedbabaev Goal 21'
Sharipov Goal 35'39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Vietnam 5–4 Chinese Taipei
Quân Goal 4' (pen.)
Luân Goal 6'
Nam Goal 28'
Long Vũ Goal 31'
Sơn Goal 37'
Report Lin Chih-hung Goal 4'31'
Chi Sheng-fa Goal 26'
Huang Po-chun Goal 39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Husein Mahmoud Khalaileh (Jordan)

Chinese Taipei 2–7 Thailand
Chu Chia-wei Goal 14'
Lai Ming-hui Goal 36'
Report Suphawut Goal 2'33'
Konghla Goal 4'
Chang Chien-ying Goal 22' (o.g.)
Jetsada Goal 28'37'
Wiwat Goal 37'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hawkar Salar Ahmed (Iraq)
Tajikistan 1–8 Vietnam
Sardorov Goal 9' Report Tùng Goal 1'22'
Văn Vũ Goal 14'37'
Quân Goal 20'
Nam Goal 27'
Long Vũ Goal 34'
Luân Goal 35'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates)

Thailand 3–1 Vietnam
Suphawut Goal 32'40'40' Report Du Goal 38'
Attendance: 700
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Chinese Taipei 3–3 Tajikistan
Chu Chia-wei Goal 26'
Lin Chien-hsun Goal 36'
Chang Chien-ying Goal 39'
Report Alimakhmadov Goal 2'
Halimov Goal 29'
Tillozoda Goal 40'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mahmoud Husein Khalaileh (Jordan)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Knockout stage
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
3  Qatar 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
4  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Japan 1–0 Qatar
Watanabe Goal 16' Report
Attendance: 430
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Australia 2–1 Malaysia
Basger Goal 24'
G. Giovenali Goal 26'
Report Khairul Effendy Goal 19'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohammreh (Iran)

Malaysia 1–11 Japan
Afif Goal 14' Report Yoshikawa Goal 3'
Takita Goal 3'7'
Morioka Goal 13'
Osodo Goal 13'
Watanabe Goal 15'
Henmi Goal 15'
Nishitani Goal 16'19'
Nibuya Goal 19'
Murota Goal 40'
Attendance: 430
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)
Qatar 2–5 Australia
Jaber Goal 3'
Oliveira Goal 27'
Report Fogarty Goal 2'
G. Giovenali Goal 3'26'
Seeto Goal 4'37'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

Japan 3–1 Australia
Henmi Goal 8'
Morioka Goal 19'
Nibuya Goal 34'
Report G. Giovenali Goal 12'
Attendance: 435
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Malaysia 2–6 Qatar
Akmarulnizam Goal 2'
Afif Goal 18'
Report Ali Goal 2'
Bilal Goal 5'
Jaber Goal 9'26'
Oliveira Goal 39'40'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma (Iran)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time would be used in the third place match).[10]

Bracket[edit]

  5th place match 5th – 8th place play-offs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
    A1  Uzbekistan 3  
    B2  Iraq 0  
  B2  Iraq 3       A1  Uzbekistan (p) 2 (3)  
  D2  Australia 5       C1  Thailand 2 (1)  
  C1  Thailand 6
    D2  Australia 1  
  D2  Australia 3       A1  Uzbekistan 1
  A2  Kyrgyzstan 1       B1  Iran 2
    B1  Iran 7  
      A2  Kyrgyzstan 0  
A2  Kyrgyzstan 6       B1  Iran 13
  7th place match     D1  Japan 2       C2  Vietnam 1     3rd place match
  B2  Iraq 8th   D1  Japan 4 (1)   C1  Thailand 8
  D1  Japan 7th     C2  Vietnam (p) 4 (2)     C2  Vietnam 0

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Losers enter fifth place play-offs.

Uzbekistan 3–0 Iraq
Rakhmatov Goal 18'39'
Elibaev Goal 31'
Report
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)

Thailand 6–1 Australia
Jirawat Goal 5'39'
Suphawut Goal 10'39'
Jetsada Goal 27'
Wiwat Goal 33'
Report G. Giovenali Goal 20'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Iran 7–0 Kyrgyzstan
Tayyebi Goal 7'15'32'
Taheri Goal 8'
Bahadori Goal 26'
Hassanzadeh Goal 26'
Alighadr Goal 29'
Report
Attendance: 700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Japan 4–4 (a.e.t.) Vietnam
Nibuya Goal 8'26'
Morioka Goal 13'42'
Report Văn Vũ Goal 14'39'
Phát Goal 35'
Thái Huy Goal 49'
Penalties
Morioka Penalty missed
Henmi Penalty scored
Nibuya Penalty missed
1–2 Penalty scored Quân
Penalty missed Tùng
Penalty scored Luân
Attendance: 150
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Fifth place play-offs[edit]

Iraq 3–5 Australia
Mustafa Goal 8'
Saif Goal 38'
Salim Goal 39'
Report Basger Goal 6'20'
Fogarty Goal 11'37'
W. Giovenali Goal 35'
Attendance: 230
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Kyrgyzstan 6–2 Japan
Baigazy Goal 10'30'
Chotbaev Goal 13'
Alimov Goal 24'36'40'
Report Henmi Goal 26'
Hoshi Goal 39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohamareh (Iran)

Fifth place match[edit]

Australia qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Australia 3–1 Kyrgyzstan
Merrin Goal 6'
Lynch Goal 20'
G. Giovenali Goal 32'
Report Kanetov Goal 37'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Semi-finals[edit]

Uzbekistan 2–2 (a.e.t.) Thailand
Jirawat Goal 23' (o.g.)
Yunusov Goal 48'
Report Jetsada Goal 24'
Apiwat Goal 41'
Penalties
Sviridov Penalty scored
Irsaliev Penalty scored
Fakhriddinov Penalty scored
3–1 Penalty scored Suphawut
Penalty missed Jirawat
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Iran 13–1 Vietnam
Javid Goal 2'20'32'
Tavakoli Goal 8'8'20'22'
Ahmadi Goal 13'
Tayyebi Goal 16'27'
Vafaei Goal 26'
Keshavarz Goal 37'39'
Report Luân Goal 17'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Third place match[edit]

Thailand 8–0 Vietnam
Jetsada Goal 6'
Apiwat Goal 11'12'
Suphawut Goal 18' (pen.)18' (pen.)36'40'
Jirawat Goal 34'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

Final[edit]

Uzbekistan 1–2 Iran
Irsaliev Goal 6' Report Bahadori Goal 9'
Keshavarz Goal 14'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Goalscorers[edit]

14 goals
11 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: AFC[14]

Awards[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Iran
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Uzbekistan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Thailand
4  Vietnam
5  Australia
6  Kyrgyzstan
7  Japan
8  Iraq
9  Qatar
10  China
11  Lebanon
12  Saudi Arabia
13  Chinese Taipei
14  Tajikistan
15  Jordan
16  Malaysia

Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

The following five teams from AFC qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Iran 17 February 2016 6 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Uzbekistan 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
 Thailand 17 February 2016 4 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Vietnam 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
 Australia 19 February 2016 6 (19892, 19922, 19962, 20002, 20042, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 Australia qualified as a member of the OFC between 1989 and 2004.

Broadcasting[edit]

Territory Channel Ref
Asia-Pacific Fox Sports Asia [17]
 Australia Fox Sports Australia
 China Star Sports
 Iran IRIB 3
 Thailand Channel 7 (Thailand)
 Uzbekistan SPORT-UZ
 Kyrgyzstan KTRK-Sport (Kyrgyzstan)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "台灣足球/亞足聯意台主辦亞洲盃五人制 卡世大運無館".
  3. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2016" (PDF). AFC.
  4. ^ "FIFA futsal international match calendar 2016–2020" (PDF). FIFA.com. 27 January 2015.
  5. ^ "La FIFA ratificó la distribución de plazas que corresponden a cada confederación" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Five from Asia set for Colombia". FIFA.com. 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ "AFC Futsal Championship 2016 Qualifiers draw concluded". AFC. 4 December 2014.
  8. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC.
  9. ^ "Saudi Arabia replace Kuwait at AFC Futsal C'ship 2016". AFC. 19 November 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "AFC Futsal Championship 2016 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  11. ^ "Reigning futsal champions Japan learn 2016 opponents". AFC. 2 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Stage set for AFC Futsal Championship 2016 draw". AFC. 1 December 2015.
  13. ^ "SIXTEEN REFEREES TO OFFICIATE AT AFC FUTSAL C'SHIP". AFC. 5 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Top Goal Scorers (by Stage) – 2016 AFC Futsal Championship". AFC.
  15. ^ "Iran's Hassanzadeh is named Most Valuable Player". AFC. 21 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Thai star Suphawut takes Top Scorer award". AFC. 22 February 2016.
  17. ^ http://www.livesoccertv.com/competitions/international/afc-futsal-championship/

External links[edit]