2002 AFC U-17 Championship

The 2002 AFC U-17 Championship was the 10th AFC U-17 Championship, which was held in the United Arab Emirates. South Korea defeated Yemen in the final round.

2002 AFC U-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates6–22 September
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up Yemen
Third place China PR
Fourth place Uzbekistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored77 (2.96 per match)
2000
2004

Teams bannedEdit

Following the 2000 AFC U-17 Championship, in May 2001, 16 players were banned from international football for 2 years following X-ray tests that suggested they were at least 19 years old. Of the teams involved, Oman had 6 players banned, Iran 5, Bangladesh 3 and Thailand 2. Nepal did not allow its players to be tested. These five teams were banned from the 2002 AFC U-17 Championship.

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit

The first and second placed teams from each group qualified in addition to the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   China PR 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   United Arab Emirates 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3   India 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
4   Myanmar 3 0 0 3 4 12 −8 0
China PR  4–1  India
United Arab Emirates  4–2  Myanmar

China PR  1–0  United Arab Emirates
India  4–1  Myanmar

China PR  4–1  Myanmar
India  1–1  United Arab Emirates

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Yemen 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
3   Pakistan 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
4   Vietnam 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Vietnam  0–2  Yemen
Pakistan  0–3  South Korea

Vietnam  1–1  Pakistan
Yemen  2–2  South Korea

Vietnam  1–4  South Korea
Yemen  2–1  Pakistan

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Syria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3   Qatar 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4   Japan 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
Uzbekistan  2–1  Japan
Syria  1–0  Qatar

Uzbekistan  1–1  Syria
Japan  1–3  Qatar

Uzbekistan  1–0  Qatar
Japan  1–0  Syria

Ranking of third-placd teamsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 Advance to knockout stage
2   Qatar 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
3   Pakistan 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 September
 
 
  China PR3
 
20 September
 
  Qatar1
 
  China PR0
 
17 September
 
  Yemen1
 
  Yemen2
 
22 September
 
  Syria1
 
  Yemen1 (3)
 
16 September
 
  South Korea (p)1 (5)
 
  South Korea3
 
20 September
 
  India1
 
  South Korea4
 
17 September
 
  Uzbekistan0 Third place
 
  Uzbekistan3
 
22 September
 
  United Arab Emirates0
 
  China PR1
 
 
  Uzbekistan0
 

Quarter-FinalsEdit

China PR  3–1  Qatar
South Korea  3–1  India

Uzbekistan  3–0  United Arab Emirates
Yemen  2–1  Syria

Semi finalsEdit

China PR  0–1  Yemen
South Korea  4–0  Uzbekistan

Third place matchEdit

China PR  1–0  Uzbekistan

FinalEdit

Yemen  1–1  South Korea
Penalties
3–5

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-17 Championship 2002 Winners 
 
South Korea
Second title

Teams qualified for 2003 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

SourcesEdit