2009 AFC Cup

The 2009 AFC Cup was the 6th season of the AFC Cup and is competed among clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

2009 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates10 March – 3 November 2009
Teams29+3 (from 17 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsKuwait Al Kuwait
Runners-upSyria Al Karamah
Tournament statistics
Matches played117
Goals scored334 (2.85 per match)
Attendance569,263 (4,865 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Robert Akaruye
Syria Mohamad Hamwi
Syria Jehad Al Hussain
Vietnam Huỳnh Kesley Alves (8 goals)
2008
2010

With the Asian Football Confederation reviewed the format of the AFC Champions League and made significant changes to way the competition is run, the teams that qualified for the AFC Cup is also from different countries compared to the previous editions.

Allocation of entries per associationEdit

A total of 32 clubs will participate in the 2009 AFC Cup. Below is the qualification scheme for the 2009 AFC Cup.

Participating Countries in RegionEdit

Following are the 2009 AFC Cup Participants.[1]

West Asia
Team Qualifying method
  Al-Muharraq1 2008 AFC Cup winners
2007–08 Bahraini Premier League winners
2008 Bahraini King's Cup winners
  Busaiteen 2007–08 Bahraini Premier League runners-up
  Mohun Bagan AC 2008 Indian Federation Cup winners
  Arbil 2007–08 Iraqi Premier League champions
  Al-Zawraa 2007–08 Iraqi Premier League runners-up
  Al-Wihdat 2007–08 Jordan League champions
  Al-Faisaly 2007-08 Jordan FA Cup winners
  Al-Kuwait 2007–08 Kuwaiti Premier League champions
  Al-Arabi 2008 Kuwait Emir Cup winners
  Safa1 2008 AFC Cup runners-up
  Al-Ahed 2007–08 Lebanese Premier League champions
  Al-Mabarrah 2007–08 Lebanese FA Cup winners
  Al-Oruba 2007–08 Omani League champions
  Al-Suwaiq 2008 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners
  Al-Karamah 2007–08 Syrian Premier League champions
2007-08 Syrian Cup winners
  Al-Majd 2007–08 Syrian Premier League runners-up
  Neftchi Farg'ona 2008 Uzbek League 3rd place
  Al-Hilal Al-Sahili 2007–08 Yemeni League champions
  Al-Tilal 2007 Yemeni President Cup winners
  Dempo 2009 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off losers
East Asia
Team Qualifying method
  South China 2007–08 Hong Kong First Division League champions
  Eastern 2007 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield winners
  Kedah FA 2007–08 Super League Malaysia champions
2008 Malaysia FA Cup winners
  Johor FC 2007–08 Super League Malaysia 3rd place
  Club Valencia 2008 Dhivehi League champions
  VB Sports Club 2008 Maldives FA Cup winners
  Home United 2008 S.League 3rd place
  Chonburi 2008 Thailand Premier League runners-up
  Binh Duong1 2008 V-League champions
  Hanoi ACB 2007–08 Vietnamese Cup winners
  PSMS Medan 2009 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off losers
  PEA 2009 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off losers
1 These clubs had qualified for the 2009 AFC Champions League, but were removed as their nations did not meet AFC Criteria.

Round and draw datesEdit

Date[2] Match
12 January Draw for group stage
10 March Group stage Matchday 1
17 March Group stage Matchday 2
7 April Group stage Matchday 3
21 April Group stage Matchday 4
5 May Group stage Matchday 5
19 May Group stage Matchday 6
26 May Round of 16, West Asia
Date Event
23 June Round of 16, East Asia
29 June Draw for remaining rounds
15 September Quarter-finals 1st leg
30 September Quarter-finals 2nd leg
15 October Semi-finals 1st leg
21 October Semi-finals 2nd leg
3 November Final[3]

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 12 January 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Each club plays double round-robin (home and away) against fellow three group members, a total of 6 matches each. Clubs receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss. The clubs are ranked according to points and tie breakers are in following order:

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned; (Away goals do not apply)
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned; (Away goals do not apply)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches; (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots.

Winners and runners-up of each group will qualify for the next round.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BUS NEF AHD TIL
  Busaiteen 6 3 3 0 14 7 +7 12 2–2 4–2 3–0
  Neftchi Farg'ona 6 3 2 1 12 9 +3 11 1–1 2–1 1–0
  Al-Ahed 6 2 1 3 13 10 +3 7 1–1 5–1 3–0
  Al-Tilal 6 1 0 5 3 16 −13 3 1–3 0–5 2–1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ZAW SAF HIL SUW
  Al-Zawraa 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13 2–1 2–0 2–0
  Safa 6 4 0 2 5 3 +2 12 1–0 0–1 1–0
  Al-Hilal Al-Sahili 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 1–1 0–1 2–0
  Al-Suwaiq 6 1 0 5 3 8 −5 3 0–1 0–1 3–1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARB ARL ORU MAB
  Al-Arabi 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11 2–0 2–0 4–2
  Arbil 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8 1–1 3–0 3–2
  Al-Oruba 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8 1–1 1–1 3–0
  Al-Mabarrah 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 6 2–1 1–0 0–1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KUW KAR WAH MOH
  Al-Kuwait 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 13 2–1 1–0 6–0
  Al-Karamah 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12 2–1 3–1 1–0
  Al-Wahdat 6 3 1 2 12 7 +5 10 1–1 3–1 5–0
  Mohun Bagan 6 0 0 6 1 19 −18 0 0–1 0–4 1–2

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MAJ DEM MHQ FAI
  Al-Majd 6 4 1 1 12 9 +3 13 2–1 1–1 4–3
  Dempo 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 1–0 0–1 3–1
  Al-Muharraq 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6 2–3 1–1 0–0
  Al-Faisaly 6 1 1 4 11 15 −4 4 1–2 3–4 3–2

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SC MED VB JFC
  South China 6 5 1 0 15 5 +10 16 3–0 2–1 2–0
  PSMS Medan 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2 13 2–2 1–0 3–1
  VB 6 1 1 4 5 7 −2 4 1–2 1–2 2–0
  Johor FC 6 0 1 5 2 12 −10 1 1–4 0–1 0–0

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CHO KED EAS HAN
  Chonburi 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15 3–1 4–1 6–0
  Kedah 6 2 1 3 14 10 +4 7 0–1 2–0 7–0
  Eastern 6 2 1 3 9 13 −4 7 2–1 3–3 3–0
  Hanoi ACB 6 2 0 4 6 19 −13 6 0–2 3–1 3–0

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BD HU PEA VAL
  Binh Duong 6 4 1 1 15 4 +11 13 2–0 1–1 3–0
  Home United 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12 2–1 3–1 5–1
  PEA 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 10 1–3 2–1 4–1
  Club Valencia 6 0 0 6 3 21 −18 0 0–5 0–1 1–3

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 of the 2009 AFC Cup was held on 12 January 2009, along with the draw for the group stage. The Western Asia matches were played on 26 May, while the Eastern Asia matches were played on 23 June.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Asia
Busaiteen   1–2 (aet)   Al-Karamah
Al-Zawraa   1–3   Arbil
Al-Arabi   2–1 (aet)   Safa
Al-Kuwait   3–1   Dempo
Al-Majd   0–0 (aet)
(1–3 p)
  Neftchi Farg'ona
East Asia
South China   4–0   Home United
Chonburi   4–0   PSMS Medan
Binh Duong   8–2   Kedah

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals and the remaining knockout rounds took place at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29 June 2009 starting 7:30 pm. The first leg matches were played on 15 September, with the second leg matches played on 30 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait   2–1   Arbil 1–1 1–0
Neftchi Farg'ona   5–5 (a)   South China 5–4 0–1
Chonburi   2–4   Binh Duong 2–2 0–2
Al-Karamah   0–0 (5–4 p)   Al-Arabi 0–0 0–0 (aet)

Semi-finalsEdit

The first leg matches were played on 15 October, with the second leg matches played on 21 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait   3–1   South China 2–1 1–0
Binh Duong   2–4   Al-Karamah 2–1 0–3

FinalEdit

The 2009 AFC Cup Final was played on 3 November at the home ground of Al Kuwait.[4]

Al-Kuwait  2–1  Al-Karamah
Hakem   16'
Sulaiman   90+4'
Report Al Shbli   82'
Attendance: 17,400
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)
AFC Cup
2009 Winners
 
Al Kuwait
First Title

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2   F   Total
1   Robert Akaruye   Busaiteen 2 2 1 2 1 8
  Mohamad Hamwi   Al-Karamah 1 2 1 1 3 8
  Jehad Al Hussain   Al-Kuwait 3 1 1 3 8
  Huỳnh Kesley Alves   Binh Duong 1 1 1 1 4 8
5   Cacá   South China 1 1 2 2 1 7
6   Mohamed Koné   Chonburi 1 1 1 3 6
  Alisher Halikov   Neftchi Farg'ona 1 1 1 3 6
8   Mo'ayyad Abu Keshek   Al-Faisaly 2 1 1 1 5
  Mohd Farizal Rozali   Kedah 1 3 1 5
  Ranty Martins Soleye   Dempo 1 2 2 5
  Firas Al Khatib   Al-Arabi 1 1 2 1 5
  Pipob On-Mo   Chonburi 1 1 2 1 5
  Nguyễn Vũ Phong   Binh Duong 1 2 1 1 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AFC PRO-LEAGUE AD-HOC COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT CHARTS Archived 6 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2009 – The-AFC.com" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  3. ^ One-off Final for AFC Cup 2009 – The-AFC.com
  4. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/media-releases/24640-afc-cup-2009-qfs-draw