2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship

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2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship
ฟุตบอลหญิงชิงชนะเลิศแห่งเอเชีย รุ่นอายุไม่เกิน 16 ปี 2017
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
City Chonburi
Dates 10–23 September 2017[1]
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  North Korea (3rd title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 69 (4.31 per match)
Attendance 6,276 (392 per match)
Top scorer(s) North Korea Kim Kyong-yong (9 goals)
Best player North Korea Kim Kyong-yong
Fair play award  Japan
2015
2019

The 2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship was the 7th edition of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the women's under-16 national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Thailand between 10–23 September 2017,[2] with a total of eight teams competing.

The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay as the AFC representatives.[3]

Qualification[edit]

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 19 May 2016.[4] Four teams qualified directly for the final tournament by their 2015 performance, while the other entrants competed in the qualifying stage for the remaining four spots (Thailand also participated in qualifying despite already qualified as hosts). The qualifiers were held from 25 August to 5 September 2016.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.[6]

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
 North Korea 2015 champions 6th Champions (2007, 2015)
 Japan 2015 runners-up 7th Champions (2005, 2011, 2013)
 China PR 2015 third place 7th Runners-up (2005)
 Thailand 2015 fourth place / Hosts 7th Third place (2005)
 Laos Group A runners-up[note 1] 1st Debut
 South Korea Group B winners 7th Champions (2009)
 Bangladesh Group C winners 2nd Group stage (2005)
 Australia Group D winners 5th Fourth place (2009)

Notes:

  1. ^ Since the Group A winners Thailand already automatically qualified for the final tournament as hosts, Laos also qualified for the final tournament as runners-up.

Venues[edit]

The tournament was held in Chonburi, Chonburi Province, at the Chonburi Stadium and the IPE Chonburi Stadium.

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 28 April 2017, 15:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[7] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams.[8] The teams were seeded according to their performance in the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship final tournament and qualification, with the hosts Thailand automatically seeded and assigned to Position A1 in the draw.[9]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads[edit]

Players born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team must register a squad of minimum 16 players and maximum 23 players, minimum two of whom must be goalkeepers (Regulations Articles 29.4 and 29.5).[10]

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 11.5):[10]

  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. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are tied and they met in the last round of the group;
  8. 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);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, ICT (UTC+7).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  China PR 3 2 1 0 15 3 +12 7 Knockout stage
2  South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7
3  Thailand (H) 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3
4  Laos 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
China PR  2–2  South Korea
Report
Thailand  3–0  Laos
Report
Attendance: 185

Laos  0–7  China PR
Report
South Korea  3–0  Thailand
Report

Thailand  1–6  China PR
Report
Attendance: 250
South Korea  7–0  Laos
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Knockout stage
2  North Korea 3 2 0 1 17 2 +15 6
3  Australia 3 1 0 2 3 14 −11 3
4  Bangladesh 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
North Korea  9–0  Bangladesh
Report
Japan  5–0  Australia
Report

Bangladesh  0–3  Japan
Report
Attendance: 106
Referee: Mahsa Ghorbani (Iran)
Australia  0–7  North Korea
Report
Attendance: 75

North Korea  1–2  Japan
Report
Australia  3–2  Bangladesh
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out (no extra time) is used to decide the winner if necessary.[10]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
20 September – Chonburi Stadium
 
 
 China PR0
 
23 September – Chonburi Stadium
 
 North Korea1
 
 North Korea2
 
20 September – Chonburi Stadium
 
 South Korea0
 
 Japan1 (2)
 
 
 South Korea (p)1 (4)
 
Third place
 
 
23 September – Chonburi Stadium
 
 
 China PR0
 
 
 Japan1

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners qualified for 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

China PR  0–1  North Korea
Report
Attendance: 1,036

Japan  1–1  South Korea
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 927
Referee: Mahsa Ghorbani (Iran)

Third place match[edit]

Winner qualified for 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

China PR  0–1  Japan
Report
Attendance: 1,677

Final[edit]

North Korea  2–0  South Korea
Report
Attendance: 1,103

Winners[edit]

 Winner 2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship 

North Korea
Third title

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

The following three teams from AFC qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[11][12]

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup1
 North Korea 20 September 2017 5 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 South Korea 20 September 2017 2 (2008, 2010)
 Japan 23 September 2017 5 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[13]

Most Valuable Player Top Scorer Fair Play Award
North Korea Kim Kyong-yong North Korea Kim Kyong-yong  Japan

Goalscorers[edit]

9 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
Source: the-afc.com

References[edit]

External links[edit]