2012 AFC U-16 Championship

The 2012 AFC U-16 Championship was the 15th edition of the tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation. The AFC approved Iran as hosts of the championship on 23 November 2011.[1] The top 4 teams qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Qualification for the tournament started in 2011.

2012 AFC U-16 Championship
مسابقات فوتبال زیر ۱۶ سال آسیا ۲۰۱۲
AFC U16 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates22 September – 6 October
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uzbekistan (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored97 (3.13 per match)
Attendance12,853 (415 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Hwang Hee-Chan (5 goals)
2010
2014

Host SelectionEdit

The Organising Committee for AFC Youth Competitions for the 2011–2015 term announced that Iran and Palestine were interested in hosting the 2012 AFC U-16 Championship Finals.

Per decision of the AFC Competitions Committee, the host nation should qualify for the final tournament. The decision on the hosts was taken in the committee’s meeting on 21 November 2011 based on the results of the qualifiers.[1]

QualificationEdit

The qualification draw was held on 30 March 2011.[2]

QualifiersEdit

VenuesEdit

Tehran Tehran
Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium Ekbatan Stadium
Capacity: 8,250 Capacity: 12,000
 

DrawEdit

The draw for the competition was held on 10 May 2012 in Tehran, Iran.[3]

Pot 1 (Host & Seeds) Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Iran
  North Korea
  Uzbekistan
  Australia

  Japan
  Syria
  Iraq
  Kuwait

  China PR
  Oman
  Saudi Arabia
  Yemen

  Thailand
  Laos
  South Korea
  India

Group stageEdit

In the group stage the tie-breaking criteria is direct matches before goal difference.[4]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
  Kuwait 3 1 1 1 6 6 +0 4
  Laos 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
  Yemen 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Kuwait  1–1  Yemen
Thekr Allah   19' Report[permanent dead link] Al-Dahi   71' (pen.)

Iran  3–1  Laos
Mazloum   17'48'
Hosseini   19' (pen.)
Report[permanent dead link] Noyvong   2'

Laos  3–4  Kuwait
Phanthavong   24'
Kettavong   28'
Noyvong   37' (pen.)
Report[permanent dead link] Marzouq   26'90+1'
Keola   32' (o.g.)
Alajmi   90+2'

Yemen  1–4  Iran
Al-Dahi   3' Report[permanent dead link] Rigi   54'
Ezzatollahi   61'
Jafari   65'
Karamolachaab   81'

Iran  2–1  Kuwait
Hosseini   40'
Shojaei   62'
Report[permanent dead link] Thekr Allah   27'

Yemen  1–2  Laos
Al-Dahi   45' Report[permanent dead link] Mahdi   12' (o.g.)
Kettavong   70'

Group BEdit

Iraq and Australia played a penalty shootout after their final group match to determine their ranking. Iraq won that 3–2.[5]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Australia 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Oman 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
  Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Australia  2–0  Thailand
Tombides   14'
MacDonald   29'
Report

Iraq  2–1  Oman
Abdul-Zahra   5'
Al-Mahdawi   35'
Report[permanent dead link] Al-Rushadi   61'

Thailand  0–2  Iraq
Report[permanent dead link] Karim   63'
M. Lateef   65'

Oman  1–2  Australia
Al-Rushadi   52' (pen.) Report MacDonald   16'
Baldacchino   87'

Australia  0–0  Iraq
Report[permanent dead link]
Penalties
2–3

Oman  3–2  Thailand
Al-Alawi   40'
Mubarak   55'
Al-Rushadi   72'
Report[permanent dead link] Puangbut   8'
Thongma   17'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
  Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
  North Korea 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
  Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
North Korea  0–3  South Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Hwang Hee-Chan   18'58'67'

Japan  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Sasaki   44'
Sugimoto   56'
Report[permanent dead link]

South Korea  3–1  Japan
Hwang Hee-Chan   13'
Choi Ju-Yong   42'
Ko Min-hyuk   89'
Report[permanent dead link] Ogawa   23'

Saudi Arabia  1–2  North Korea
Al-Qahtani   54' Report[permanent dead link] Ri Ryong   48'
Ri Kwang-Song   82'

North Korea  0–3  Japan
Report[permanent dead link] Nakamura   14'
Sugimoto   49'
Ogawa   82'

Saudi Arabia  0–1  South Korea
Report[permanent dead link] Jeong Hun-U   62'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Syria 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Uzbekistan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  China PR 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
  India 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Uzbekistan  3–2  India
Odilov   8'
Abdullaev   53' (pen.)
Abdiganiyev   79'
Report[permanent dead link] Rai   47'71'

Syria  1–1  China PR
Kurdaghli   90+4' Report[permanent dead link] Zhang Yuning   48'

India  0–0  Syria
Report

China PR  1–1  Uzbekistan
Hu Jinghang   43' Report[permanent dead link] Boltaboev   16'

Uzbekistan  0–1  Syria
Report[permanent dead link] Alhusni   33'

China PR  2–2  India
Wang Jinxian   21'
Zhang Yuning   33'
Report Lalhlimpuia   19'
Mendes   90+4' (pen.)

Knockout stageEdit

Knockout MapEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 September
 
 
  Iran5
 
3 October
 
  Australia1
 
  Iran2
 
30 September
 
  Uzbekistan3
 
  South Korea1(3)
 
6 October
 
  Uzbekistan1(5)
 
  Uzbekistan1(3)
 
30 September
 
  Japan1(1)
 
  Iraq3
 
3 October
 
  Kuwait1
 
  Iraq1
 
30 September
 
  Japan5
 
  Syria1
 
 
  Japan2
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Iraq  3–1  Kuwait
Kadhim   59'
Salman   74'
Al-Mahdawi   80'
Report[permanent dead link] Alasfour   68'


Iran  5–1  Australia
Ezzatollahi   31' (pen.)
Karamolachaab   35'90+3'
Bazaj   61'
Rigi   81'
Report Antoniou   88'

Syria  1–2  Japan
Kurdaghli   87' Report[permanent dead link] Sugimori   80'
Sugimoto   82'

SemifinalsEdit

Iran  2–3  Uzbekistan
Hosseini   4'
Mazloum   88'
Report[permanent dead link] Khamdamov   13'
Abdullaev   35'
Shukurov   42'

Iraq  1–5  Japan
Sami   59' Report[permanent dead link] Onishi   9'
Kitagawa   18'88'
Watanabe   67'
Sasaki   68'

FinalEdit

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-16 Championship 2012 Winners 
 
Uzbekistan
First title

Countries to participate in 2013 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

The four semi-finalists qualified for 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b AFC to put best foot forward The AFC. 23 November 2011. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ "U16, U19, Olym, WC q'fiers draw on Mar 30". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "U-16 Draw procedures confirmed". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Regulations". AFC. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Australia 0–0 Iraq (2–3 pens)". the-afc.com. 26 September 2012.

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