1990 AFC U-16 Championship

The 1990 AFC U-16 Championship, was the fourth iteration of the AFC U-16 Championship, a tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and held every two years for Asian under-16 teams.

1990 AFC U-16 Championship
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates19–29 October
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Qatar (1st title)
Runners-up United Arab Emirates
Third place China PR
Fourth place Indonesia
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored32 (2.46 per match)
1988
1992

United Arab Emirates was the host nation. The tournament was played out in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.

QualificationEdit

Qualified teams

Group 1Edit

The group consisted of Iran, Jordan, Yemen, and the matches were played in Persepolis, Iran.

Jordan qualified for the final tournament.

Group 2Edit

The group consisted of Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Syria, and the matches were played in Muscat, Oman.

Qatar qualified for the final tournament.

Group 3Edit

The group consisted of Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the matches were played in Manama, Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia qualified for the final tournament.

Group 4Edit

The group consisted of India, Nepal, Pakistan. Pakistan withdrew.

Nepal    2–1  India
Nepal    1–2  India
Penalties
2–3

India qualified for the final tournament.

Group 5Edit

The group consisted of Bangladesh, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand. The matches were played in Bangkok, Thailand, in May 1990. It is known that South Korea beat Thailand by 1–0, Malaysia by 2–0, and draw Bangladesh 2–2.

South Korea qualified for the final tournament.

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   China PR 3 2 1 0 25 1 +24 5 Final tournament
2   North Korea 3 2 1 0 20 0 +20 5
3   Hong Kong 3 1 0 2 12 9 +3 2
4   Macau 3 0 0 3 1 48 −47 0

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United Arab Emirates 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 5 Knockout stage
2   China PR 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 5
3   India 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 2
4   Jordan 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
United Arab Emirates  3–0  India
China PR  3–0  Jordan

China PR  3–1  India
United Arab Emirates  5–1  Jordan

India  1–0  Jordan
United Arab Emirates  0–0  China PR

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Qatar 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3 Knockout stage
2   Indonesia 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
3   South Korea 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
  Saudi Arabia withdrew

The then-reigning U-16 world champions Saudi Arabia withdrew, citing Blue Diamond Affair.

South Korea  1–1  Indonesia
Qatar  3–0  South Korea
Qatar  0–0  Indonesia

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

United Arab Emirates  2–0  Indonesia
Qatar  1–0  China PR

Third Place MatchEdit

China PR  5–0  Indonesia

FinalEdit

Qatar  2–0  United Arab Emirates

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-16 Championship 1990 Winners 
 
Qatar
First title

Teams qualified for 1991 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

SourcesEdit