2017 AFC Cup qualifying round

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2017 AFC Cup qualifying round
2017 AFC Cup play-off qualifiers
Tournament details
Host countries Kyrgyzstan
 Mongolia
 Bhutan
Dates19–25 August 2016
Teams9 (from 9 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored25 (2.78 per match)
Attendance7,966 (885 per match)
Top scorer(s)Cameroon Jean Jules Ikanga (3 goals)
2016

The 2017 AFC Cup qualifying round was played from 19 to 25 August 2016.[1] A total of nine teams competed in the qualifying round to decide three places in the qualifying play-offs of the 2017 AFC Cup.[2]

Teams[edit]

The following nine teams from nine associations entered the qualifying round.[3] Teams were not split into zones for the qualifying round.

In the following table, the number of appearances and last appearance count all those since the 2004 season (including both competition proper and qualifying rounds).

Association Team Qualifying method App Last App
Bangladesh Bangladesh Sheikh Russel 2015 Bangladesh Football Premier League runners-up 2nd 2015
Bhutan Bhutan Tertons 2015 Bhutan National League champions 1st none
Cambodia Cambodia Nagaworld 2015 Cambodian League runners-up 1st none
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Tatung 2015–16 Intercity Football League runners-up 1st none
Guam Guam Rovers 2015–16 Guam Soccer League champions 1st none
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Dordoi 2015 Kyrgyzstan League runners-up 2nd 2015
Macau Macau Benfica de Macau 2016 Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol champions 2nd 2016
Mongolia Mongolia Erchim 2015 Mongolian Premier League champions 1st none
Nepal Nepal Three Star Club 2015 Nepal National League champions 1st none

Rovers were the first team from Guam to play in an AFC club competition.[4]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the qualifying round was held on 17 June 2016, 11:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5] The nine teams were drawn into three groups of three.[6]

For the draw, the pre-selected hosts were placed in their own pot, while the remaining teams were seeded according to the performance of their association in the 2016 AFC Cup qualifying round, with associations participating ranked and associations not participating unranked.[7]

Pot 1 (Hosts) Pot 2 (Ranked teams) Pot 3 (Unranked teams)

Format[edit]

In the qualifying round, each group was played on a single round-robin basis at the pre-selected hosts. The winners of each group advanced to the qualifying play-offs.

Tiebreakers[edit]

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order (Regulations Article 10.4):[2]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Goal difference in all group matches;
  5. Goals scored in all group matches;
  6. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are tied and they met in the last round of the group;
  7. Disciplinary points (yellow card = 1 point, red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points, direct red card = 3 points, yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points);
  8. Drawing of lots.

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of each matchday was as follows.[1]

Matchday Date Match
Group A Groups B & C
Matchday 1 19 August 2016 21 August 2016 Team 3 vs. Team 1
Matchday 2 21 August 2016 23 August 2016 Team 2 vs. Team 3
Matchday 3 23 August 2016 25 August 2016 Team 1 vs. Team 2

Groups[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DOR BEN ROV
1 Kyrgyzstan Dordoi (H) 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Qualifying play-offs 2–1
2 Macau Benfica de Macau 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3 4–2
3 Guam Rovers 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0 0–2
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Rovers Guam0–2Kyrgyzstan Dordoi
Report
Attendance: 850
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)

Benfica de Macau Macau4–2Guam Rovers
Report

Dordoi Kyrgyzstan2–1Macau Benfica de Macau
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TSC ERC NAG
1 Nepal Three Star Club 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Qualifying play-offs[a] 2–0
2 Mongolia Erchim (H) 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3 1–0
3 Cambodia Nagaworld 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1 1–1
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ The All Nepal Football Association failed to register Three Star Club by the competition deadline for the qualifying play-offs.[8]
Three Star Club Nepal2–0Mongolia Erchim
Report

Nagaworld Cambodia1–1Nepal Three Star Club
Report

Erchim Mongolia1–0Cambodia Nagaworld
Report

Group C[edit]

  • All matches were held in Bhutan.
  • Times listed were UTC+6.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TER TAT SHR
1 Bhutan Tertons (H) 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 Qualifying play-offs[a] 4–3
2 Chinese Taipei Tatung 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0–0
3 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1 1 1–1
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Bhutan Football Federation registered Thimphu City, instead of Tertons, as their representative for the qualifying play-offs.
Tatung Chinese Taipei0–0Bhutan Tertons
Report

Sheikh Russel Bangladesh1–1Chinese Taipei Tatung
Report

Tertons Bhutan4–3Bangladesh Sheikh Russel
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2017 AFC Cup playoff qualifiers draw result" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "AFC Cup 2017 Play-Off Qualifiers Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  3. ^ "2017 AFC Cup Play-off Qualifiers: All You Need to Know". AFC. 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ "2017 AFC Cup Play-off Qualifiers: Meet the Teams". AFC. 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Stage set for 2017 AFC Cup Playoff Qualifiers draw". AFC. 16 June 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Teams learn 2017 AFC Cup Playoff Qualifiers opponents". AFC. 17 June 2016.
  7. ^ "AFC Cup 2017 Playoff Qualifiers Draw". AFC. 17 June 2016.
  8. ^ "ANFA negligence deprives Three Star from AFC Asia Cup". myRepublica. 8 December 2016.

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