2012 AFC Cup

The 2012 AFC Cup was the 9th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.

2012 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates18 February – 3 November 2012
Teams30+3 (from 18 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsKuwait Al-Kuwait (2nd title)
Runners-upIraq Erbil
Tournament statistics
Matches played118
Goals scored366 (3.1 per match)
Attendance439,955 (3,728 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iraq Amjad Radhi
Syria Raja Rafe
(9 goals each)[1]
Best player(s)Brazil Rogerinho[2]
2011
2013

Al-Kuwait from Kuwait won their second AFC Cup title in four years, defeating Erbil from Iraq with a 4–0 win in the final.[3]

Allocation of entries per associationEdit

The following allocation of berths for the 2012 AFC Cup was approved by the AFC in November 2011.[4][5] The four associations (Yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar) with the lowest points according to the AFC evaluation system have one team entering the group stage and one team entering the play-off.[4]

Notes
  • A Different from previous seasons where losers of the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off semi-final round also entered the AFC Cup, from 2012 only losers of the AFC Champions League qualifying play-off final round entered the AFC Cup.[4]
  • B Kuwait have three teams entering as Al-Kuwait, the 2011 AFC Cup runners-up failed to fulfil the criteria set by AFC to compete in the 2012 AFC Champions League, and thus directly entered the 2012 AFC Cup.[4]
  • C Bahrain, while eligible to enter the AFC Cup, chose not to participate in 2012.[4]
  • D Indonesia only have one team entering as their league champion entered the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off.[4]
  • E Malaysia returned to the competition, after not participating in 2011.[6]
  • F Myanmar applied for upgrade from the AFC President's Cup to the AFC Cup,[7] and was approved by the AFC in November 2011,[4] and made their debut in the competition.[5]
  • G After the withdrawal of Liaoning Whowin and disqualification of Persipura Jayapura from the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off East Asia Zone, only three teams were left, meaning only one final round loser would enter the AFC Cup in the East Asia Zone instead of two. As a result, no qualifying play-off was necessary for the East Asia Zone and both the second representatives from Malaysia (Terengganu) and Myanmar (Ayeyawady United), which were originally slated to enter the AFC Cup qualifying play-off, automatically advanced to the group stage. Persipura Jayapura were later provisionally reinstated to the 2012 AFC Champions League, but the AFC decided that the loser of the qualifying play-off match between Adelaide United and Persipura Jayapura would not advance to the 2012 AFC Cup group stage.[8]

Qualified teamsEdit

A total of 33 teams participated in the 2012 AFC Cup, including 3 teams which joined as 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off final round losers:[4]

  • 31 teams (19 in West Asia Zone, 12 in East Asia Zone) directly entered the group stage.
  • 2 teams (both in West Asia Zone) competed in the qualifying play-off. The winners qualified for the group stage.
Notes

ScheduleEdit

Schedule of dates for 2012 competition.[9]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying play-offs Finals 6 December 2011
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)[10]
18 February 2012
Group stage Matchday 1 6–7 March 2012
Matchday 2 20–21 March 2012
Matchday 3 3–4 April 2012
Matchday 4 10–11 April 2012
Matchday 5 24–25 April 2012
Matchday 6 8–9 May 2012
Knockout phase Round of 16 22–23 May 2012
Quarter-finals 14 June 2012
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)[11]
18 September 2012 25 September 2012
Semi-finals 2 October 2012 23 October 2012
Final 3 November 2012 at home of one of the finalists

Qualifying play-offEdit

The draw for the qualifying play-off was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 December 2011.[12] The winner advanced to the group stage.[13]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
West Asia Zone
Victory   3–41   Al-Tilal
Notes

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 December 2011.[15] Clubs from the same country may not be drawn into the same group. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the knockout stage.[13]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts QAD SUW FAI ITT
  Al-Qadsia 6 3 1 2 14 7 +7 10[a] 2–0 1–2 5–2
  Al-Suwaiq 6 3 1 2 8 9 −1 10[a] 1–5 0–0 2–0
  Al-Faisaly 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3 9 1–1 2–3 1–1
  Al-Ittihad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4 1–0 0–2 1–4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: Al-Qadsia and Al-Suwaiq are ranked by their head-to-head record (Al-Qadsia: 6 pts; Al-Suwaiq: 0 pts).

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ERB KAZ ORU KEB
  Erbil 6 4 2 0 11 5 +6 14 1–1 2–1 2–0
  Kazma 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 1–2 1–1 3–0
  Al-Oruba 6 2 2 2 10 8 +2 8 2–2 1–2 4–1
  East Bengal 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 0–2 1–2 0–1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ETT KUW AHE VB
  Al-Ettifaq 6 4 2 0 18 7 +11 14 2–2 0–0 2–0
  Al-Kuwait 6 3 2 1 17 10 +7 11 1–5 1–0 7–1
  Al-Ahed 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4 7 1–3 0–4 5–3
  VB 6 0 1 5 9 23 −14 1 3–6 2–2 0–1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts WEH NEF ORU SAL
  Al-Wehdat 6 4 0 2 15 9 +6 12 3–1 2–1 5–0
  Neftchi Farg'ona 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11 2–1 3–1 3–0
  Al-Oruba 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7 4–2 0–0 1–0
  Salgaocar 6 1 1 4 6 14 −8 4 1–2 2–2 3–1

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SHO ZAW SAF TIL
  Al-Shorta 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 15 3–2 3–2 3–0
  Al-Zawra'a 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 12 2–1 1–0 5–0
  Safa 6 3 0 3 6 7 −1 9 0–2 1–0 1–0
  Al-Tilal 6 0 0 6 1 15 −14 0 0–2 0–2 1–2

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KIT TER SNA TAM
  Kitchee 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 2–2 2–0 3–1
  Terengganu 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 0–2 6–2 0–2
  Sông Lam Nghệ An 6 2 1 3 6 9 −3 7 1–0 0–1 3–0
  Tampines Rovers 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5 0–0 0–1 0–0

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CHO HOM CIT YAN
  Chonburi 6 4 2 0 10 5 +5 14 1–0 2–0 1–0
  Home United 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 1–2 3–1 3–1
  Citizen 6 2 1 3 9 12 −3 7 3–3 1–2 2–1
  Yangon United 6 0 2 4 4 9 −5 2 1–1 0–0 1–2

Group HEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KEL ARE NVB AYE
  Kelantan 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13 3–0 0–0 1–0
  Arema 6 2 1 3 12 12 0 7[a] 1–3 6–2 1–1
  Navibank Sài Gòn 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7[a] 1–2 3–1 4–1
  Ayeyawady United 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 7[a] 3–1 0–3 2–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Tiebreakers: Arema, Navibank Sài Gòn and Ayeyawady United are ranked by their head-to-head record (Arema: 7 pts; Navibank Sài Gòn: 6 pts; Ayeyawady United: 4 pts).

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 16Edit

The matchups for the round of 16 were decided based on the results from the group stage.[16] Each tie was played as one match, hosted by the winners of each group (Team 1) against the runners-up of another group (Team 2).[13]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Qadsia   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–3 p)
  Al-Kuwait
Al-Ettifaq   1–0   Al-Suwaiq
Erbil   4–0   Neftchi Farg'ona
Al-Wehdat   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Kazma
Al-Shorta   3–0   Home United
Chonburi   1–0   Al-Zawra'a
Kitchee   0–2   Arema
Kelantan   3–2   Terengganu

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 June 2012.[17] It determined the matchups for the quarter-finals and semi-finals as well as the potential host for the final.[18]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait   3–0   Al-Wehdat 0–0 3–0
Arema   0–4   Al-Ettifaq 0–2 0–2
Erbil   6–2   Kelantan 5–1 1–1
Chonburi   5–4   Al-Shorta 1–2 4–2 (a.e.t.)

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Kuwait   6–1   Al-Ettifaq 4–1 2–0
Erbil   8–2   Chonburi 4–1 4–1

FinalEdit

The final of the 2012 AFC Cup was hosted by one of the finalists, decided by a draw.[13] According to the draw on 14 June 2012, the winner of semi-final 2 would host the final.[19] Therefore, Erbil was the home team.

Erbil  0–4  Al-Kuwait
Report Hammami   3' (pen.)90'
Rogerinho   42'
Khamis   83'
2012 AFC Cup
 
Al-Kuwait
2nd Title

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 R16 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 0F0 Total
1   Amjad Radhi   Erbil 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 9
  Raja Rafe   Al-Shorta 2 2 1 1 2 1 9
3   Mohammed Ghaddar   Kelantan 1 3 2 1 1 8
  Sebastián Tagliabué   Al-Ettifaq 3 3 2 8
  Edison Fonseca   Navibank Sài Gòn 3 3 1 1 8
6   Rogerinho   Al-Kuwait 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
7   Mahmoud Shelbaieh   Al-Wehdat 1 1 1 1 2 6
  Abdulhadi Khamis   Al-Kuwait 1 2 1 1 1 6
9   Ahmed Hayel   Al-Faisaly 1 1 2 1 5
  Yousef Nasser   Kazma 1 1 1 1 1 5
  Pipob On-Mo   Chonburi 1 1 1 1 1 5

Note: Goals scored in qualifying play-off not counted.[20]

Source:[21][22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ "2012 ACL, AFCC draws on Dec 6". AFC. 18 October 2011. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Asian elites await June 14 draw". AFC. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Home advantage for Al Tilal". AFC. 6 December 2011.
  13. ^ a b c d "AFC Cup 2012 Competitions Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  14. ^ "Al Tilal to play in Male". AFC. 14 February 2012.
  15. ^ "AFC Cup 2012 - Group Stage draw". AFC. 6 December 2011.
  16. ^ "AFC Cup last-16 beckons". AFC. 10 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Draw sets up clash of West Asian titans". AFC. 14 June 2012.
  18. ^ "ACL, AFC Cup draw procedures". AFC. 17 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Semi-final 2 winners to host AFC Cup Final". AFC. 14 June 2012.
  20. ^ "Top Scorers (qualifying play-off)". AFC.com.
  21. ^ "Top Scorers (group stage & round of 16)". AFC.com.
  22. ^ "Top Scorers (quarter-finals, semi-finals & final)". AFC.com.

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