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2010 AFC Challenge Cup

The 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was the third edition of the tournament which was held from 16–27 February 2010 in Sri Lanka.[1] India, the defending champions, fielded their under-23 team for this tournament in preparation for the 2010 Asian Games later that year.[2][3][note 1] The champions, North Korea, qualified for the 2011 Asian Cup.

2010 AFC Challenge Cup
2010 AFC Challenge Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countrySri Lanka
Dates16–27 February
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Turkmenistan
Third place Tajikistan
Fourth place Myanmar
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
Attendance12,550 (784 per match)
Top scorer(s)North Korea Ryang Yong-Gi
(4 goals)
Best player(s)North Korea Ryang Yong-Gi
2008
2012

Contents

QualificationEdit

The finals saw three automatic qualifiers joined by five teams from the qualification phase. Qualification consisted of two sections.

  • A playoff between the 19th and 20th ranked entrants (Mongolia and Macau)
  • Four qualification groups for four teams. Each group winner advanced to the finals, along with the best-ranked runner-up. Because of the withdrawal of Afghanistan the ranking of second-placed teams was excluded results of any matches against fourth-placed sides.[4]

QualifiersEdit

Qualifiers for the final tournament were:

The draw for the final tournament was held on 30 November 2009 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.[5]

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are Sri Lanka Time (SLT) – UTC+5:30

Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advance to the semi-finals

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:

  1. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. goal difference in all group matches;
  5. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. kicks from the penalty mark (if only two teams are level and they are both on the field of play);
  7. fewer yellow and red cards received in the group matches;
  8. drawing of lots by the organising committee.

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Tajikistan 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
  Myanmar 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
  Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
  Bangladesh 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Tajikistan  1–2  Bangladesh
Rabiev   70' Report[permanent dead link] E. Haque   67'
Meshu   74'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Hajime Matsuo (Japan)
Myanmar  4–0  Sri Lanka
Kyaw Thi Ha   39'
Yan Paing   71'
Pai Soe   81'
Myo Min Tun   87'
Report
Attendance: 3,000

Sri Lanka  1–3  Tajikistan
Dalpethado   78' Report[permanent dead link] Rabimov   13'
Fatkhuloev   32'90+2'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
Bangladesh  1–2  Myanmar
Hossain   49' Report Tun Tun Win   16'
Pai Soe   32'

Tajikistan  3–0  Myanmar
Rabimov   33'
Hakimov   52'
Rabiev   88'
Report
Attendance: 100
Sri Lanka  3–0  Bangladesh
Kaiz   7'
Gunarathna   43'
S. Sanjeev   79'
Report[permanent dead link]

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  North Korea 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7
  Turkmenistan 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Kyrgyzstan 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
  India 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
India  1–2  Kyrgyzstan
Franco   58' (pen.) Report[permanent dead link] I. Amirov   15'
Zemlianuhin   32'
North Korea  1–1  Turkmenistan
Ryang Yong-Gi   51' Report[permanent dead link] Garadanow   36'

Kyrgyzstan  0–4  North Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Pak Song-Chol   29'
Pak Kwang-Ryong   47'
Choe Myong-Ho   65'
Ri Chol-Myong   68'
Turkmenistan  1–0  India
Garadanow   24' (pen.) Report[permanent dead link]

India  0–3  North Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Ryang Yong-Gi   36'72'
Choe Chol-Man   57'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
Turkmenistan  1–0  Kyrgyzstan
Nurmyradow   70' Report[permanent dead link]

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 February - Colombo
 
 
  Tajikistan0
 
27 February - Colombo
 
  Turkmenistan2
 
  Turkmenistan (pen.)1 (4)
 
24 February - Colombo
 
  North Korea1 (5)
 
  North Korea5
 
 
  Myanmar0
 
Third place
 
 
27 February - Colombo
 
 
  Tajikistan1
 
 
  Myanmar0

Semi-finalsEdit

Tajikistan  0–2  Turkmenistan
Report[permanent dead link] Amanow   33'
Urazow   42'

North Korea  5–0  Myanmar
Choe Myong-Ho   6'
Choe Chol-Man   12'73'
Pak Song-Chol   13'
Kim Seong-Yong   85'
Report

Third place matchEdit

Tajikistan  1–0  Myanmar
Hakimov   11' Report

FinalEdit

WinnerEdit

 2010 AFC Challenge Cup Champions 
 
North Korea
First title

AwardsEdit

Fair Play Award Golden Shoe Most Valuable Player
  North Korea   Ryang Yong-Gi   Ryang Yong-Gi

GoalscorersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All matches involving India will not count as full international matches as they fielded their under-23 team in this tournament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka to host 2010 AFC Challenge Cup". the-afc.com. Retrieved 2 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "India names 22-member squad for AFC Challenge Cup". the-aiff.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  3. ^ "AFC Challenge Cup test for Indian young guns". the-afc.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Regulations – 2010 AFC Challenge Cup (Qualifiers)" (PDF). the-afc.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Draw – 2010 AFC Challenge Cup". the-afc.com. Retrieved 30 November 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Referees – 2010 AFC Challenge Cup". the-afc.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2010.

External linksEdit