2008 AFC Futsal Championship

The 2008 AFC Futsal Championship was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 11 May to 18 May 2008. The tournament acted as a qualifying tournament for the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil.

2008 AFC Futsal Championship
ฟุตซอลชิงแชมป์เอเชีย 2008
2008 AFC Futsal Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryThailand
DatesMay 11–18
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (9th title)
Runners-up Thailand
Third place Japan
Fourth place China
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored240 (7.5 per match)
Attendance42,820 (1,338 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Vahid Shamsaei (13)
Best player(s)Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2007
2010

QualificationEdit

VenuesEdit

Bangkok
Hua Mark Indoor Stadium Nimibutr Indoor Stadium
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 5,600
   

DrawEdit

The draw for the 2008 AFC Futsal Championship was held on 11 April 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Iran
  Japan
  Kyrgyzstan
  Uzbekistan

  Australia
  Lebanon
  Tajikistan
  Thailand

  China
  Iraq
  South Korea
  Turkmenistan

  Chinese Taipei
  Indonesia
  Kuwait
  Malaysia

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Thailand 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 9
  Kyrgyzstan 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 6
  Indonesia 3 1 0 2 6 20 −14 3
  Iraq 3 0 0 3 4 14 −10 0
Kyrgyzstan  5 – 1  Indonesia
Abdyraimov   6'
Djetybaev   18', 22'
Mendibaev   26'
Duvanaev   38'
Report[permanent dead link] Wiyantoro   37'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alireza Sohrabi (Iran)

Thailand  1 – 0  Iraq
Janta   12' Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Badrul Hisham Kalam (Malaysia)

Indonesia  0 – 11  Thailand
Report[permanent dead link] Munjarern   5', 16', 35', 36'
Ihsan   12' (o.g.)
Suttiroj   19'
Khumthinkaew   30'
Janta   33'
Santanaprasit   38', 39'
Tangtung   40'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Karim Sistani (Iran)

Iraq  0 – 8  Kyrgyzstan
Report[permanent dead link] Djetybaev   18', 27'
Malinin   23'
Sundeev   32'
Djumataev   34', 35'
Kadyrov   38'
Saad   39' (o.g.)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Scott Kidson (Australia)

Kyrgyzstan  1 – 3  Thailand
Kanetov   31' Report[permanent dead link] Munjarern   16'
Ekkapan Suratsawang   31'
Santanaprasit   38'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Badrul Hisham Kalam (Malaysia)

Iraq  4 – 5  Indonesia
Saad   15'
Ghazi   19', 23'
Khalid   24'
Report[permanent dead link] Assegaff   3'
Handoyo   20'
Ladjanibi   29', 36'
Karmadi   39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Shinichi Hirano (Japan)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 16 5 +11 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 6
  Turkmenistan 3 1 0 2 8 9 −1 3
  Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 4 20 −16 0
Japan  8 – 2  Chinese Taipei
Ono   4'
Kanayama   13', 31'
Lee Meng-chian   15' (o.g.)
Komiyama   19'
Inaba   26'
Kogure   32', 37'
Report[permanent dead link] Chang Fu-hsiang   11', 33'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Australia  3 – 1  Turkmenistan
Giovenali   17'
Zeballos   31'
Vizzari   40'
Report[permanent dead link] Allaberdiyev   7'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Jang-kwan (South Korea)

Chinese Taipei  0 – 6  Australia
Report[permanent dead link] Fang Ching-jen   13' (o.g.)
Wright   14', 23', 35'
Vizzari   34'
Zeballos   40'
Attendance: 750
Referee: Li Zhizhong (China)

Turkmenistan  1 – 4  Japan
Muhamedmuradov   37' Report[permanent dead link] Fujii   1'
Inada   10'
Kanayama   13'
Kishimoto   27'
Attendance: 400
Referee: Ali Sabah (Iraq)

Japan  4 – 2  Australia
Kanayama   25'
Ono   28'
Inada   32'
Komiyama   40'
Report[permanent dead link] Zeballos   13'
Haydon   16'
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Li Zhizhong (China)

Turkmenistan  6 – 2  Chinese Taipei
Resulov   7', 34'
Esenmamedov   29'
Orazov   32'
Muhamedmuradov   39'
Tashliyev   39'
Report[permanent dead link] Huang Shih-chan   30'
Chen Chun-chieh   35'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Prasert Krutsri (Thailand)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 3 3 0 0 19 4 +15 9
  Lebanon 3 1 1 1 12 14 −2 4
  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 8 19 −11 3
  South Korea 3 0 1 2 11 13 −2 1
Uzbekistan  10 – 0  Malaysia
Tajibaev   12', 15', 22', 32'
Odushev   18'
Holmatov   28'
Farhutdinov   29'
Yusupdjanov   34', 40'
Tojiboev   35'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mohammad Al-Haddad (Kuwait)

Lebanon  5 – 5  South Korea
Said   18'
Takaji   27', 39'
Itani   39'
Atwi   39'
Report[permanent dead link] Jung Hae-hyuck   5'
Shin Han-kook   16'
Kang Hyun-uk   24'
Abou-Chaaya   26' (o.g.)
Kim In-woo   39'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Li Zhizhong (China)

Malaysia  4 – 6  Lebanon
Abdul Aziz   4'
Sarmin   9'
Haris   25'
Zulkhapri   29'
Report[permanent dead link] Atwi   5', 8' (pen.)
Takaji   21', 26'
Said   26'
Abou-Chaaya   32'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Shinichi Hirano (Japan)

South Korea  3 – 4  Uzbekistan
Lee Jong-yun   17'
Shin Han-kook   18'
Jung Hyuk   18'
Report[permanent dead link] Farhutdinov   5', 22'
Odushev   12', 36'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Rey Ritaga (Philippines)

Uzbekistan  5 – 1  Lebanon
Mamdjonov   9'
Farhutdinov   25'
Irsaliev   27', 33'
Yusupdjanov   37'
Report[permanent dead link] Itani   9'
Attendance: 220
Referee: Mohammad Al-Haddad (Kuwait)

South Korea  3 – 4  Malaysia
Zulkhapri   6' (o.g.)
Kang Hyun-uk   22'
Lee Jong-yun   36'
Report[permanent dead link] Haris   8'
Mohamad   14', 37'
Zainal   22'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Christopher Colley (Australia)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 3 3 0 0 34 1 +33 9
  China 3 2 0 1 19 8 +11 6
  Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 6 27 −21 3
  Kuwait 3 0 0 3 4 27 −23 0
Iran  12 – 0  Kuwait
Taheri   10', 27'
Heidarian   10'
Raeisi   15', 39'
Shamsaei   16', 37'
Hassanzadeh   19', 36'
Asghari   22'
Hashemzadeh   23'
Keshavarz   35'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 400
Referee: Kazuya Isokawa (Japan)

Tajikistan  0 – 9  China
Report[permanent dead link] Liang Shuang   1'
Hu Jie   2'
Li Xin   6', 33'
Wang Wei   8'
Zhang Xiao   13'
Wu Zhuoxi   15' (pen.)
Zhang Jiong   29'
Zhang Xi   38'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Christopher Colley (Australia)

Kuwait  4 – 6  Tajikistan
Al-Otaibi   17'
Al-Nagi   20'
Al-Nakkas   35'
Al-Othman   39'
Report[permanent dead link] Faizullaev   5', 18'
Ismoilov   10'
Ulmasov   13', 29'
Jumaev   37'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Sayfiddin Amanov (Uzbekistan)

China  1 – 8  Iran
Liang Shuang   38' Report[permanent dead link] Taheri   3'
Shamsaei   9', 29'
Hassanzadeh   26', 35'
Heidarian   26'
Latifi   31'
Mohammadi   38'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Prasert Krutsri (Thailand)

Iran  14 – 0  Tajikistan
Hassanzadeh   5'
Sufiev   7' (o.g.)
Shamsaei   9', 13', 14', 40', 40'
Tayyebi   9', 13'
Latifi   13', 18'
Ismoilov   15' (o.g.)
Asghari   36'
Heidarian   36'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 600
Referee: Ali Sabah (Iraq)

China  9 – 0  Kuwait
Liu Xinyi   2'
Wang Wei   8', 11', 31'
Zhang Xiao   12', 22'
Li Xin   19'
Zhang Xi   36'
Wu Zhuoxi   37'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 100
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdulqader (Bahrain)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 15 – Bangkok
 
 
  Thailand5
 
May 16 – Bangkok
 
  Australia2
 
  Thailand7
 
May 15 – Bangkok
 
  China3
 
  Uzbekistan1
 
May 18 – Bangkok
 
  China4
 
  Thailand0
 
May 15 – Bangkok
 
  Iran4
 
  Japan4
 
May 16 – Bangkok
 
  Kyrgyzstan0
 
  Japan0
 
May 15 – Bangkok
 
  Iran1 Third place
 
  Iran9
 
May 18 – Bangkok
 
  Lebanon1
 
  China3
 
 
  Japan5
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Thailand  5 – 2  Australia
Ekkapong Suratsawang   7', 8'
Saisorn   17', 39'
Janta   35'
Report[permanent dead link] Fernando   15', 28'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Uzbekistan  1 – 4  China
Tajibaev   38' Report[permanent dead link] Liu Xinyi   19'
Wu Zhuoxi   33'
Liang Shuang   39'
Li Xin   39'
Attendance: 150
Referee: Kazuya Isokawa (Japan)

Japan  4 – 0  Kyrgyzstan
Ono   17'
Duvanaev   19' (o.g.)
Inada   34'
Kanayama   37'
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Badrul Hisham Kalam (Malaysia)

Iran  9 – 1  Lebanon
Taheri   3', 30'
Hashemzadeh   9'
Mohammadi   10'
Shamsaei   12'
Hassanzadeh   23'
Latifi   35'
Tayyebi   36'
Raeisi   38'
Report[permanent dead link] Fadlallah   37'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Kim Jang-kwan (South Korea)

Semi-finalsEdit

Thailand  7 – 3  China
Saisorn   5', 14'
Innui   10', 25'
Munjarern   18'
Janta   20'
Santanaprasit   26'
Report[permanent dead link] Liu Xinyi   18'
Li Jian   33'
Li Xin   36'
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Kim Jang-kwan (South Korea)

Japan  0 – 1  Iran
Report[permanent dead link] Shamsaei   20'
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Scott Kidson (Australia)

Third place play-offEdit

China  3 – 5  Japan
Zhang Xi   25'
Liu Xinyi   33'
Liang Shuang   36'
Report[permanent dead link] Ono   7'
Inada   22'
Kogure   35'
Komiyama   40', 40'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

FinalEdit

Thailand  0 – 4  Iran
Report[permanent dead link] Latifi   8'
Shamsaei   16', 23'
Heidarian   37'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Li Zhizhong (China)

AwardsEdit

 AFC Futsal Championship 2008 Winners 
 
Iran
9th title
Asghar Ghahremani, Mohammad Taheri, Mohammad Keshavarz, Mohammad Hashemzadeh, Javad Asghari Moghaddam, Kazem Mohammadi, Vahid Shamsaei, Mohammad Reza Heidarian, Majid Latifi, Mostafa Nazari, Majid Raeisi, Mostafa Tayyebi, Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, Hamid Reza Abrarinia
Coach:   Hossein Shams

GoalscorersEdit

13 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

ReferencesEdit