2017 AFC Cup Final

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2017 AFC Cup Final
Event2017 AFC Cup
Date4 November 2017 (2017-11-04)
VenueHisor Central Stadium, Hisor
RefereeMohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)

The 2017 AFC Cup Final was the final match of the 2017 AFC Cup, the 14th edition of the AFC Cup, Asia's secondary club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).[1]

The final was contested as a single match between Tajik team Istiklol and Iraqi team Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya. The match was hosted by Istiklol at the Hisor Central Stadium in Hisor on 4 November 2017.

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya defeated Istiklol 1–0 and were crowned AFC Cup champions for the second consecutive year.[2]


Team Zone Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Tajikistan Istiklol Central Asia Zone (CAFA)
(Inter-zone play-off winner)
1 (2015)
Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya West Asia Zone (WAFF) 1 (2016)


Hisor Central Stadium, in Hisor, Tajikistan, hosted the match. This was the second time that an AFC Cup final was played in Tajikistan, with the previous final being 2015.

Road to the final[edit]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Tajikistan Istiklol Round Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Kyrgyzstan Dordoi 2–0 (H) Matchday 1 Lebanon Safa 0–0 (A)
Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr 1–1 (A) Matchday 2 Bahrain Al-Hidd 2–1 (H)
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 3–1 (H) Matchday 3 Syria Al-Wahda 0–0 (A)
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 4–1 (A) Matchday 4 Syria Al-Wahda 1–1 (H)
Kyrgyzstan Dordoi 4–1 (A) Matchday 5 Lebanon Safa 2–0 (H)
Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr 1–0 (H) Matchday 6 Bahrain Al-Hidd 1–0 (A)
Group D winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Tajikistan Istiklol 6 16
2 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr 6 13
3 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi 6 3
4 Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 6 3
Source: AFC
Final standings Group B winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 12
2 Syria Al-Wahda 6 11
3 Bahrain Al-Hidd 6 9
4 Lebanon Safa 6 1
Source: AFC
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Philippines Ceres–Negros 5–1 4–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Inter-zone play-off semi-finals Zonal semi-finals Iraq Al-Zawraa 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
India Bengaluru FC 3–2 1–0 (H) 2–2 (A) Inter-zone play-off final Zonal finals Syria Al-Wahda 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H)


The final was played as a single match, with the host team (winner of the Inter-zone play-off final) decided by draw, which was held on 6 June 2017.[3] If tied after regulation, extra time and, if necessary, penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner.[1]



Istiklol Tajikistan0–1Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
GK 1 Serbia Nikola Stošić
RB 27 Ukraine Oleksandr Stetsenko
CB 5 Ukraine Artem Baranovskyi
CB 2 Tajikistan Siyovush Asrorov Yellow card 60'
LB 19 Tajikistan Akhtam Nazarov
RM 9 Tajikistan Jahongir Aliev Substituted off 88'
CM 8 Tajikistan Nuriddin Davronov Substituted off 72'
CM 4 Ghana David Mawutor
LM 18 Tajikistan Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev Yellow card 56'
CF 10 Russia Dmitry Barkov
CF 63 Tajikistan Manuchekhr Dzhalilov Substituted off 74'
GK 35 Tajikistan Kurban Boboev
DF 3 Tajikistan Tabrezi Davlatmir
MF 11 Tajikistan Muhammadjoni Hasan
MF 20 Tajikistan Amirbek Juraboev Substituted in 72'
MF 21 Tajikistan Romish Jalilov Substituted in 88'
MF 23 Tajikistan Ehson Panjshanbe
FW 17 Tajikistan Dilshod Vasiev Substituted in 74'
Tajikistan Mukhsin Mukhamadiev
Istiklol vs Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2017-11-04.svg
GK 1 Iraq Fahad Talib
RB 6 Iraq Sameh Saeed
CB 2 Iraq Samal Saeed
CB 36 Croatia Sebastijan Antić
LB 33 Iraq Ali Bahjat
RM 7 Iraq Karrar Ali Bari Yellow card 87' Substituted off 90'
CM 18 Syria Zaher Midani Yellow card 66'
CM 40 Syria Khaled Mobayed
LM 11 Iraq Humam Tariq
CF 10 Iraq Hammadi Ahmad
CF 9 Iraq Emad Mohsin Substituted off 78'
GK 21 Iraq Amjad Raheem
MF 5 Iraq Ahmed Abdul-Ridha Substituted in 90'
MF 27 Iraq Fahad Kareem
MF 30 Iraq Saif Salman Substituted in 78'
MF 32 Iraq Taher Hameed Moshin
FW 29 Iraq Amjad Radhi
FW 38 Syria Ali Yousif Hashim
Syria Hussam Al Sayed

Assistant referees:
Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Fifth official:
Sabet Al-Ali (United Arab Emirates)

Match rules[1]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "2017 AFC Cup Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  2. ^ "Mohsin strike ensures Air Force Club's AFC Cup reign continues". AFC. 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "AFC Cup Knockout Stage official draw concluded". AFC. 6 June 2017.

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