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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.[2][3] The defending champions were Kuwait. However, they did not get past the group stage. The tournament was won by Syria for the first time.

2012 WAFF Championship
7th "WAFF" Championship for men[1]
Tournament details
Host countryKuwait
Dates8–20 December
Teams11 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Syria (1st title)
Runners-up Iraq
Third place Oman
Fourth place Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored31 (1.63 per match)
Attendance32,950 (1,734 per match)
Top scorer(s)Oman Qasim Said
Syria Ahmad Al Douni
(4 goals)
2010
2014

Contents

VenuesEdit

Draw of participating teamsEdit

The draw took place on 16 September 2012 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[4][5] 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

  Kuwait (100) Host & Holder
  Iran (54)
  Iraq (78)

  Jordan (87)
  Oman (93)
  Saudi Arabia (105)

  Lebanon (112)
  Bahrain (124)
  Syria (148)

  Palestine (151)
  Yemen (152)

Did not enter

  Qatar and   United Arab Emirates did not enter.

SquadsEdit

TournamentEdit

  • All times listed are (UTC+3)

Group StageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and best runner-up advance to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Oman 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Kuwait (H) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
  Palestine 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
  Lebanon 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Kuwait  2–1  Palestine
Nasser   2'
Al-Mutawa   6' (pen.)
Report Nu'man   45+1'
Oman  0–1  Lebanon
Report Haidar   11'

Kuwait  0–2  Oman
Report Qasim   36'45+2'
Lebanon  0–1  Palestine
Report Abugharqud   74'

Kuwait  2–1  Lebanon
Nasser   8'
Khamis   79'
Report Atwi   61'
Oman  2–1  Palestine
Al-Seyabi   5'
Qasim   34'
Report Zatara   40'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  Iran 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
  Yemen 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Iran  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Bahrain  1–0  Yemen
Okwunwanne   87' Report

Iran  0–0  Bahrain
Report
Yemen  0–1  Saudi Arabia
Report Otayf   39'

Iran  2–1  Yemen
O. Nazari   41'
Karimi   53'
Report Al-Worafi   45+1'
Bahrain  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Okwunwanne   77' Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Syria 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
  Iraq 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
  Jordan 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Iraq  1–0  Jordan
Ahmad   62' Report

Iraq  1–1  Syria
Al Masri   11' (o.g.) Report Al Douni   48'

Jordan  1–2  Syria
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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
  Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
  Iran 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 December – Al Farwaniyah
 
 
  Oman0
 
20 December
 
  Iraq2
 
  Iraq0
 
18 December – Kuwait City
 
  Syria1
 
  Bahrain1 (2)
 
 
  Syria (pen.)1 (3)
 
Third place
 
 
20 December
 
 
  Oman1
 
 
  Bahrain0

Semi-finalsEdit

Oman  0–2  Iraq
Report Radhi   6'
Yasin   39'

Bahrain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Syria
Al Safi   67' Report Al Douni   72'
Penalties
Husain  
Moosa  
Saad  
Al Alawi  
Salman  
2–3   Jafal
  Salih
  Habib
  Khadouj
  Al Douni

Third place play-offEdit

Oman  1–0  Bahrain
Qasim   68' Report

FinalEdit

Iraq  0–1  Syria
Report Al Salih   74'

ChampionEdit

 2012 WAFF Championship Champion 
 
Syria
First title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulation – 7th "WAFF" Championship for men" (PDF). The-WAFF.com. West Asian Football Federation. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ "بطولة غرب آسيا للرجال تقام في الكويت". Asian Football Confederation. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "7TH WAFF championship 2012 to be played in Kuwait". West Asian Football Federation. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ "WAFF 7th men Championship draw results". West Asian Football Federation. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ زريقات يرأس وفد اتحاد غرب آسيا بقرعة بطولة الرجال في الكويت (in Arabic). كووورة. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.

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