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 the final against Bahrain, but both teams qualified to the 1989 FIFA World Cup, along 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

Group stageEdit

All matches in Bangkok, Thailand. November 1 to 14

Group AEdit

Team Pts   Pld W D L GF GD
  Saudi Arabia 7 4 3 1 0 13 2
  Bahrain 5 4 1 3 0 3 2
  South Korea 4 4 2 0 2 10 9
  Thailand 3 4 1 1 2 4 5
  Indonesia 1 4 0 1 3 3 15

Matchday 1

Thailand   1–2   South Korea
Bahrain   0–0   Saudi Arabia

Matchday 2

Indonesia   0–2   Thailand
South Korea   0–1   Bahrain

Matchday 3

Saudi Arabia   4–0   Indonesia
Thailand   0–0   Bahrain

Matchday 4

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

Matchday 5

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

Group BEdit

Team Pts   Pld W D L GF GD
  China PR 6 4 2 2 0 6 3
  Iraq 5 4 2 1 1 7 3
  Qatar 5 4 2 1 1 6 3
  Japan 3 4 1 1 2 4 8
  North Korea 1 4 0 1 3 4 10

Matchday 1

Qatar   1–0   North Korea
China PR   2–0   Japan

Matchday 2

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

Matchday 3

Japan   0–0   Iraq
Qatar   0–0   China PR

Matchday 4

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

Matchday 5

Japan   1–4   Qatar
Iraq   4–0   North Korea

Knock StageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

China PR   0–0 (3–5 p)   Bahrain
Saudi Arabia   2–1   Iraq

Third place matchEdit

China PR   1–1 (4–3 p)   Iraq

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia   2–0   Bahrain

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-17 Championship 1988 Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
Second title

Teams qualified for 1989 FIFA U-16 World ChampionshipEdit

SourcesEdit