1988 AFC U-16 Championship

The 1988 AFC U-16 Championship was the 3rd edition of the AFC U-16 Championship, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It was played by Asian under-16 teams and also served as a qualification tournament for the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship to be held at Scotland. Saudi Arabia won the tournament by winning 2–0 in the final against Bahrain; both teams qualified to the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship, along with third-placed China.

1988 AFC U-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates1–14 November 1988
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up Bahrain
Third place China PR
Fourth place Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored67 (2.79 per match)
1986
1990

QualificationEdit

Qualified teams:

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 13 2 +11 7 Knockout Stage
2   Bahrain 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 5
3   South Korea 4 2 0 2 10 9 +1 4
4   Thailand 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 3
5   Indonesia 4 0 1 3 3 15 −12 1
Thailand  1–2  South Korea
Bahrain  0–0  Saudi Arabia

Indonesia  0–2  Thailand
South Korea  0–1  Bahrain

Saudi Arabia  4–0  Indonesia
Thailand  0–0  Bahrain

South Korea  1–6  Saudi Arabia
Bahrain  2–2  Indonesia

Saudi Arabia  3–1  Thailand
Indonesia  1–7  South Korea

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   China PR 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 6 Knockout Stage
2   Iraq 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 5
3   Qatar 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
4   Japan 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 3
5   North Korea 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1
Qatar  1–0  North Korea
China PR  2–0  Japan

Iraq  2–1  Qatar
North Korea  2–2  China PR

Japan  0–0  Iraq
Qatar  0–0  China PR

North Korea  2–3  Japan
China PR  2–1  Iraq

Japan  1–4  Qatar
Iraq  4–0  North Korea

Knockout StageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

China PR  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Bahrain
Penalties
3–5
Saudi Arabia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Jabarti Al-Shamrani   73'
Abdullah Al-Theneyan   98'
Abdullah Al-Theneyan   75' (o.g.)

Third place matchEdit

China PR  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Su Maozhen   50' Khalid Mohamed Karim   19'
Penalties
4–3

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  2–0  Bahrain
Khalid Al-Rowaihi   33', 39'

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-17 Championship 1988 Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
Second title

Teams qualified for 1989 FIFA U-16 World ChampionshipEdit

SourcesEdit