2012 WAFF Championship
The 2012 WAFF Championship was the 7th WAFF Championship, an international tournament for member nations of the West Asian Football Federation. It was hosted by Kuwait from 8 to 20 December 2012. The defending champions were Kuwait. However, they did not get past the group stage. The tournament was won by Syria for the first time.
|7th "WAFF" Championship for men|
|Teams||11 (from 1 sub-confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Syria (1st title)|
|Goals scored||31 (1.63 per match)|
|Attendance||32,950 (1,734 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Qasim Said |
Ahmad Al Douni
|Kuwait City||Al-Farwaniyah (suburb of Kuwait City)|
|Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium||Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah Stadium|
|Capacity: 21,500||Capacity: 10,000|
Draw of participating teamsEdit
The draw took place on 16 September 2012 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The eleven teams were drawn into three groups based on team rankings. Two groups include four teams and one group has three teams.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
- Did not enter
- All times listed are (UTC+3)
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Group winners and best runner-up advance to the semi-finals|
Al-Mutawa 6' (pen.)
|Report||Qasim 36', 45+2'|
|O. Nazari 41'
|Al Masri 11' (o.g.)||Report||Al Douni 48'|
|Bani Attiah 22'||Report||Al Douni 62', 82'|
Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit
At the end of the group stage, a comparison will be made between the second-placed teams of each group. Matches against the fourth-placed team in Group A and B group are not included in this ranking. The best second-placed team advance to the semifinals.
|18 December – Al Farwaniyah|
|18 December – Kuwait City|
|Syria (pen.)||1 (3)|
|Al Safi 67'||Report||Al Douni 72'|
Third place play-offEdit
|2012 WAFF Championship Champion|
- 4 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goal
- Hamdi Al Masri (playing against Iraq)
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