1998 AFC U-16 Championship

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1998 AFC U-16 Championship was the 8th edition of the AFC U-16 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-16 Championship
بطولة آسيا تحت 16 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)
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QualificationEdit

The following 10 teams qualified for the final tournament.

StadiumEdit

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

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
Qatar  4–0  Iran
Iraq  3–0  North Korea
Iran  1–2  Thailand
Qatar  3–2  North Korea
Thailand  3–2  Iraq
North Korea  1–0  Iran
Qatar  1–0  Iraq
Thailand  0–2  North Korea
Iran  0–4  Iraq
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
Oman  1–1  Bangladesh
Japan  1–2  South Korea
Bangladesh  0–2  Bahrain
South Korea  1–0  Oman
Bahrain  1–2  Japan
Bangladesh  1–2  South Korea
Japan  3–1  Oman
Bahrain  4–3  South Korea
Japan  2–2  Bangladesh
Bahrain  2–1  Oman

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Qatar  2–1  South Korea
Bahrain  0–6  Thailand


Third place matchEdit

Bahrain  5–1  South Korea

FinalEdit

Thailand  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
Penalties
3–2

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-16 Championship 1998 Winners 
 
Thailand
First title

Teams qualified for 1999 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

Inter-confederation playoffEdit

Third-placed Bahrain played off against Australia (winners of the 1999 OFC U-17 championship) for the final slot for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Australia  2–1  Bahrain
Bahrain  0–1  Australia

Australia won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

SourcesEdit