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The 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup was the 5th edition of this regional competition, the football championship of East Asia. Two preliminary competitions were held during 2012.[2] Mongolia were suspended from the EAFF and could not compete in any EAFF competition until March 2014,[3] whilst Australia accepted an invitation to take part.[1]

2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2013년 EAFF 동아시안컵
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Tournament details
Host countrySouth Korea
Dates20–28 July[1]
Teams10 (from 2 sub-confederations)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up China PR
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored21 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Yoichiro Kakitani (3 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi
2010
2015

Preliminary round 1Edit

The first round of the Preliminary Competition was hosted by Guam between 18–22 July 2012. The winner of the group advanced to the second round.


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Guam 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
  Macau 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
  Northern Mariana Islands 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0

MatchesEdit

Northern Mariana Islands  1–3  Guam
Miller   18' Report Cunliffe   25'66'90' (pen.)
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 450
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)

Northern Mariana Islands  1–5  Macau
Schuler   51' Report Chan Kin Seng   27'55'59'
Ho Man Hou   40'
Vernon   62'
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 150
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Guam  3–0  Macau
Cunliffe   15'
Lopez   22'
DeVille   90+3'
Report
Leo Palace Resort, Yona
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

AwardsEdit

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
  Jason Cunliffe   Jason Cunliffe

GoalsEdit

4 goals
3 goals
1 goals

Preliminary round 2Edit

The second round of the preliminary competition was held in Hong Kong between 1 December and 9 December 2012. The winner of the group advanced to the final tournament.

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 4 3 1 0 19 1 +18 10
  North Korea 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 10
  Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6
  Chinese Taipei 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1
  Guam 4 0 1 3 2 17 −15 1
Guam  1–2  Hong Kong
Merfalen   56' Report Chan Siu Ki   2'17'
Attendance: 3,040
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)
Chinese Taipei  1–6  North Korea
Chen Hao-Wei   79' Report An Il-Bom   28'
Pak Song-Chol   34'
Ri Kwang-Hyok   42'
Pak Nam-Chol   65'
Ri Myong-Jun   67'89'
Attendance: 3,040
Referee: Wang Zhe (China PR)

North Korea  5–0  Guam
An Il-Bom   25'
Ri Myong-Jun   34'59'
Pak Nam-Chol   82'
Jong Il-Gwan   87'
Report
Attendance: 4,160
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
Hong Kong  0–1  Australia
Report Emerton   85'
Attendance: 4,160
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Chinese Taipei  1–1  Guam
Lo Chih-An   90+2' Report Naputi   67'
Attendance: 989
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)
North Korea  1–1  Australia
An Yong-Hak   64' Report Thompson   4'
Attendance: 989
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)

Guam  0–9  Australia
Report Mooy   12'
Babalj   20'56'
Marrone   43'
Thompson   59'62'65' (pen.)
Milligan   71'
Garcia   83'
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: Wang Zhe (China PR)
Hong Kong  2–0  Chinese Taipei
Chan Wai Ho   24'
Lee Hong Lim   25'
Report
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Hong Kong  0–4  North Korea
Report Pak Nam-Chol   27'
Ryang Yong-Gi   33'
Pak Nam-Chol   36'
Pak Song-Chol   85'
Attendance: 3,345
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
Australia  8–0  Chinese Taipei
Garcia   11'
Cornthwaite   17'
Taggart   19'29'
Behich   34'57'
Mooy   47'
Yang Chao-hsun   82' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 3,345
Referee: Kim Dae-Yong (Korea Republic)

AwardsEdit

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
  Ri Myong-Jun[4]   Brett Emerton

GoalsEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Final tournamentEdit

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

The final stage of the tournament was played in South Korea between 20 and 28 July 2013.


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 8 6 +2 7
  China PR 3 1 2 0 7 6 +1 5
  South Korea 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
  Australia 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1
South Korea  0–0  Australia
Report

Japan  3–3  China PR
Kurihara   32'
Kakitani   59'
Kudo   60'
Report Wang Yongpo   4' (pen.)80' (pen.)
Sun Ke   86'

South Korea  0–0  China PR
Report

Japan  3–2  Australia
Saito   26'
Osako   56'79'
Report Duke   76'
Jurić   78'
Attendance: 1,458
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Australia  3–4  China PR
Mooy   30'
Taggart   89'
Duke   90+3'
Report Yu Dabao   5'
Sun Ke   56'
Yang Xu   87'
Wu Lei   88'

South Korea  1–2  Japan
Yun Il-Lok   33' Report Kakitani   24'90+1'
Attendance: 47,258

AwardsEdit

Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
  Yoichiro Kakitani   Hotaru Yamaguchi

GoalsEdit

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Japan
2   China PR
3   South Korea
4   Australia
5   North Korea
6   Hong Kong
=7   Chinese Taipei
=7   Guam
9   Macau
10   Northern Mariana Islands

BroadcastingEdit

ControversiesEdit

At the final match between South Korea and Japan on 28 July, South Korean fans booed the start of the Japanese anthem and later upped the political sloganeering with a banner that covered most of the width of one end of the ground that read, in Korean, "The nation that forgets history has no future."(Korean: 역사를 잊은 민족에게 미래는 없다),[5] apparently aiming at the Japanese leaders' reluctance to admit to wrongdoings during its militaristic and colonial past, after they displayed huge pictures of Ahn Jung-geun, who assassinated the first Prime Minister of Japan and then-Japanese Resident-General of Korea Itō Hirobumi back in 1909, and Yi Sun-sin, a Korean naval commander who is famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty back in the 16th century.[6] The banner was not removed until Korea Football Association (KFA) directed supporters to do so after the first half of the match. After the banner was taken down, "Red Devils," a group of South Korean football supporters, refused to cheer on the national team in the second half. On its Facebook page, the Seoul sector of the Red Devils wrote that its members would not bang drums or chant songs for South Korea in protest of the decision by the KFA to remove the banner.[7]

Kuniya Daini, President of Japan Football Association, said "We ask the East Asian Football Federation to thoroughly investigate the matter and act in the appropriate fashion," and Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the incident was "extremely regrettable" and the Japanese government "will respond appropriately based on FIFA rules when the facts are revealed.", while KFA said "We are still investigating the matter. We have no official statement now".[8]

Japanese Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura went further on Tuesday, saying the style of the banners called into question "the nature of the people" in South Korea.[9]

The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs then responded with a statement deploring Shimomura's "rude comments".[9]

On 31 July, KFA issued a statement insisting that Japanese fans waving a large "rising sun" Japanese military flag had incited South Korean supporters.[citation needed]

Australia commitment to the ASEAN Football Federation is questioned due to its participation in this tournament while having not participated in a single edition of the AFF Championship, the top level competition in the sub-confederation Australia which later became a member of in 2013.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Australia to enter EAFF East Asia Cup 2013". Football Federation Australia. 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ "35th East Asian Football Federation Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. East Asian Football Federation. 2012-04-20. Archived from the original on 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  3. ^ "Agenda and Decisions of 6th Ordinary Congress and 33rd and 34th Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. East Asian Football Federation. 2011-03-19. Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  4. ^ 錯頒神射手賽會收回獎盃 (in Chinese). Ming Pao. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  5. ^ "Banner Controversy Mars Japan-Korea Soccer Match". Alastair Gale. The Wall Street Journal. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  6. ^ 안중근·이순신 현수막 논란...붉은 악마는 '응원 보이콧' [Ahn Jung-geun, Yi Sun-sin banners controversy...Red Devils' "Cheering boycott"] (in Korean). Seoul Broadcasting System. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  7. ^ "(2nd LD) S. Korea loses to East Asian Cup champion Japan". Yonhapnews. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  8. ^ "Japan lodge complaint over Korean banner". Reuters. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  9. ^ a b "Football: Banner controversy sparks S Korea-Japan history row". Channel NewsAsia. MediaCorp. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  10. ^ McIntyre, Scott (24 October 2017). "Despite some continued criticism, Australian football is taking its ASEAN status very seriously". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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