1998 AFC U-17 Championship

1998 AFC U-17 Championship was the 8th edition of the AFC U-17 Championship. Qatar hosted the tournament from 3 to 17 September 1998. The top two teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand.

1998 AFC U-17 Championship
بطولة آسيا تحت 17 سنة لكرة القدم 1998
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates3–17 September
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Thailand (1st title)
Runners-up Qatar
Third place Bahrain
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played34
Goals scored90 (2.65 per match)
1996
2000

QualificationEdit

The following 10 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group stageEdit

Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.

All matches were held in Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Qatar 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 10
  Thailand 4 2 1 1 6 6 0 7
  Iraq 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
  North Korea 4 2 0 2 5 6 −1 6
  Iran 4 0 0 4 1 11 −10 0

September 3

Qatar   4 - 0   Iran

September 4

Iraq   3 - 0   North Korea

September 5

Iran   1 - 2   Thailand

September 6

Qatar   3 - 2   North Korea

September 8

Thailand   3 - 2   Iraq
North Korea   1 - 0   Iran

September 9

Qatar   1 - 0   Iraq

September 10

Thailand   0 - 2   North Korea

September 11

Iran   0 - 4   Iraq

September 12

Thailand   1 - 1   Qatar

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 9
  South Korea 4 3 0 1 8 6 +2 9
  Japan 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 7
  Bangladesh 4 0 2 2 4 7 −3 2
  Oman 4 0 1 3 3 7 −4 1

September 4

Oman   1 - 1   Bangladesh
Japan   1 - 2   South Korea

September 5

Bangladesh   0 - 2   Bahrain

September 6

South Korea   1 - 0   Oman

September 7

Bahrain   1 - 2   Japan

September 8

Bangladesh   1 - 2   South Korea

September 9

Japan   3 - 1   Oman

September 10

Bahrain   4 - 3   South Korea

September 11

Japan   2 - 2   Bangladesh

September 12

Bahrain   2 - 1   Oman

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

September 15

Qatar   2 - 1   South Korea
Bahrain   0 - 6   Thailand

Third place matchEdit

September 17

Bahrain   5 - 1   South Korea

FinalEdit

September 17

Thailand   1 - 1 (aet, 3 PK 2)   Qatar

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-17 Championship 1998 Winners 
 
Thailand
First title

Teams qualified for 1999 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

  •   Thailand
  •   Qatar
  • Bahrain play off against Australia (1st in Oceanian U-17 championship 1999) for a place in New Zealand.

PlayoffEdit

August 14 Canberra, Australia

Australia   2 - 1   Bahrain

August 27 Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain   0 - 1   Australia

SourcesEdit