1985 AFC U-16 Championship

The 1985 AFC U-16 Championship was the inaugural edition of the AFC U-16 Championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), a tournament for Asian under-16 teams that also served as a qualification tournament for the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship to be held at China. The tournament was won by Saudi Arabia, who defeated Qatar on penalties. Both teams accompanied the already qualified China to the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Cup.

1985 AFC U-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Teams7
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up Qatar
Third place Iraq
Fourth place Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored21 (1.75 per match)
1986

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Qatar 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 2
  Saudi Arabia 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2
  Japan 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0
  Kuwait 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Kuwait withdrew

Qatar  3−1  Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia  3−0  Japan

  • Qatar vs. Japan was originally scheduled for February 3, but wasn't played.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Thailand 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
  Iraq 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4
  South Yemen 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
  China PR 3 0 2 1 2 3 −9 2
Iraq  1−0  China PR
Thailand  2−2  South Yemen

Iraq  1−0  South Yemen
Thailand  0−0  China PR

Thailand  1−0  Iraq
China PR  2−2  South Yemen

SemifinalsEdit

Qatar  1−0  Iraq
Saudi Arabia  1−0  Thailand

Third-place matchEdit

Iraq  1−0  Thailand

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  0−0 (a.e.t.)
(4-3 pen.)
  Qatar

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-16 Championship 1985 Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
First title

Teams qualified for 1985 FIFA U-16 World ChampionshipEdit

External linksEdit