2012 Amputee Football World Cup

The 2012 Amputee Football World Cup, aka 2012 Amputee Soccer World Cup, was the 13th edition of the biannual international competition of amputee football national men's teams. It was organized by the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF), and was held in Kaliningrad, Russia between October 7–14, 2012.[1][2] The previous event took place in Argentina in 2010.[3] Mexico was selected by majority vote on the WAFF 2012 Congress to host the next World Cup in 2014.

2012 Amputee Football World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryRussia
CityKaliningrad
Dates7–14 October (8 days)
Teams12
Venue(s)2
Final positions
Champions Uzbekistan
Runners-up Russia
Third placeTurkey Turkey
Fourth place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored170 (4.47 per match)
2010
2014

The competition was originally planned to be held in Japan. However, the venue was changed due to the April 2011 Fukushima earthquake.[4]

Uzbekistan won the title for the three consecutive time, defeating the sixth-time champions Russia in the final. Turkey became bronze medalist before Argentina.[5][6]

Participating nationsEdit

The original line-up of the competition changed as France and Brazil withdrew, and in their places Poland and Ukraine joined the 2012 World Cup.[2]

Following twelve nations, including Uzbekistan as the defending world champion, competed in two divisions. The first two ranking teams in each division qualified for the semi finals.[2][7][8][9][10]

Preliminary roundEdit

[11]

Division AEdit

[12][13]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD P
  Russia 5 5 0 0 16 3 +13 15
  Argentina 5 2 2 1 9 12 -3 8
  Ghana 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2 7
  Iran 5 1 3 1 5 9 -4 6
  El Salvador 5 1 2 2 10 11 -1 5
  Poland 5 0 0 5 8 15 -7 0
7 October 2012
11:00 am Argentina   0 - 5   Russia
12:00 pm Poland   0 - 2   Ghana
1:00 pm Iran   0 - 0   El Salvador
8 October 2012
10:00 am Iran   0 - 2   Russia
11:00 am Poland   1 - 2   Argentina
12:00 pm El Salvador   1 - 3   Ghana
9 October 2012
10:00 am Ghana   1 - 2   Russia
11:00 am El Salvador   5 - 3   Poland
12:00 pm Argentina   2 - 2   Iran
10 October 2012
10:00 am Russia   5 - 1   Poland
11:00 am Ghana   2 - 2   Iran
12:00 pm El Salvador   3 - 3   Argentina
11 October 2012
10:00 am Russia   2 - 1   El Salvador
11:00 am Argentina   2 - 1   Ghana
12:00 pm Poland   1 - 3   Iran

Division BEdit

[14][15][16]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD P
  Uzbekistan 5 5 0 0 29 5 +24 15
  Turkey 5 3 1 1 22 10 +12 10
  England 5 2 2 1 16 7 +9 8
  Ukraine 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1 7
  Liberia 5 0 1 4 7 23 -16 1
  Japan 5 0 1 4 5 33 -28 1
7 October 2012
11:30 am Japan   1 - 2   Ukraine
12:30 pm Uzbekistan   6 - 1   Turkey
2:30 pm Liberia   0 - 4   England
8 October 2012
10:30 am England   1 - 1   Ukraine
11:30 am Liberia   1 - 3   Turkey
12:30 pm Japan   0 - 7   Uzbekistan
9 October 2012
10:30 am Uzbekistan   8 - 2   Liberia
11:30 am England   7 - 0   Japan
12:30 pm Ukraine   1 - 3   Turkey
10 October 2012
10:30 am Turkey   13 - 0   Japan
11:30 am Uzbekistan   4 - 2   England
12:30 pm Ukraine   4 - 0   Liberia
11 October 2012
10:30 am Turkey   2 - 2   England
11:30 am Ukraine   0 - 4   Uzbekistan
12:30 pm Japan   4 - 4   Liberia

Placement matchesEdit

[17]

11th/12th position
13 October 2012
Poland   2(4) - 2(3)   Japan
9th/10th position
13 October 2012
El Salvador   3 - 2   Liberia
7th/8th position
13 October 2012
Iran   1 - 0   Ukraine
5th/6th position
13 October 2012
England   2 - 0   Ghana

FinalsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
13 October 2012
 
 
  Russia 3
 
14 October 2012
 
  Turkey 0
 
  Russia 0
 
13 October 2012
 
  Uzbekistan 1
 
  Uzbekistan 4
 
 
  Argentina 0
 
Third place
 
 
14 October 2012
 
 
  Turkey 3
 
 
  Argentina 0

[6][16][18]

Semifinals
13 October 2012
Russia   3 - 0   Turkey
Uzbekistan   4 - 0   Argentina
Bronze medal match
14 October 2012
Turkey   3 - 0   Argentina
Gold medal match
14 October 2012
Uzbekistan   1 - 0   Russia

RankingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Uzbekistan
2   Russia
3   Turkey
4   Argentina
5   England
6   Ghana
7   Iran
8   Ukraine
9   El Salvador
10   Liberia
11   Poland
12   Japan


 2012 Amputee Football World Cup 
 
Uzbekistan
3rd title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amputee football" (in Russian). SovSport. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Brazil, France Out-Poland, Ukraine In: Final World Cup Line-Up Set". World Amputee Football. Archived from the original on 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  3. ^ Taylor, Louise (2010-07-11). "World Cup 2010: The amputee who shared a drink with David Villa". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  4. ^ Узбекские футболисты-ампутанты с победы стартовали в чемпионате мира (in Russian). Vesti. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  5. ^ "Fútbol: Argentina perdió y finalizó cuarta en el Mundial de Amputados". Revista Analisis de la Actualidad (in Spanish). 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  6. ^ a b "Ampute Milli Takımı Dünya Üçüncüsü Oldu". Spor Haberler (in Turkish). 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  7. ^ Koyuncuoğlu, Hüseyin (2012-09-29). "Orada bir milli takım var uzakta". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  8. ^ "Iran to participate in 2012 Amputee Football World Cup". Tehran Times. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  9. ^ "Launching Of Amputee Football World Cup". Ghana Web. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  10. ^ "Ghana In Tough Amputee World Cup Group". Ghana News Link. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  11. ^ "Amputees Football-Day 3 and Day 4 Results". The Ministry of Culture and Sport affairs, Uzbekistan. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  12. ^ "Amputees Draw With Iran". Ghana Web. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  13. ^ "Amputees fail to qualify". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  14. ^ "2012 AFWC". England Amputee Football Association. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  15. ^ "Ampute Futbol Milli Takımı Japonya'ya 13 Gol Attı". Haberler (in Turkish). 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  16. ^ a b "Uzbekistan amputee team to play against Argentina in WC semifinals". UzDaily. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  17. ^ "Mundial de Fútbol para Amputados: Argentina no pudo con Uzbekistán" (in Spanish). Elonce. 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  18. ^ "Uzbekistan amputee team advances to World Cup final". UzDaily. 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2012-10-13.