2013 King's Cup

The 2013 King's Cup was an international football competition, the 42nd edition of the tournament. It was a two-round knockout tournament, with all matches held at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai, Thailand between 23 January and 26 January.[1][2] This edition features the hosts Thailand and three invited teams (Sweden, Finland and North Korea). In the final Sweden defeated Finland 3–0 to win the tournament.[3]

2013 King's Cup
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates23–26 January
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)700th Anniversary Stadium
Final positions
Champions Sweden (4th title)
Runners-up Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored13 (3.25 per match)
Attendance23,500 (5,875 per match)
Top scorer(s)Finland Mikael Forssell
(2 goals)
2012
2015

Going into the tournament, North Korea were unofficial football world champions.[2] In winning their semi-final, Sweden took the title[4] and successfully defended it in the final.[3]

SquadsEdit

VenueEdit

Chiang Mai
700th Anniversary Stadium
Capacity: 25,000
 

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 January – Chiang Mai
 
 
  Sweden (pen.)1 (4)
 
26 January – Chiang Mai
 
  North Korea1 (1)
 
  Sweden3
 
23 January – Chiang Mai
 
  Finland0
 
  Thailand1
 
 
  Finland3
 
Third place
 
 
26 January – Chiang Mai
 
 
  North Korea2
 
 
  Thailand2

MatchesEdit

All times are local (UTC+7)

Semi-finalsEdit

Sweden  1–1  North Korea
Fejzullahu   56' Report Hong Kum-song   48'
Penalties
Svensson  
Majstorović  
Hysén  
P. Jansson  
4–1   Jang Kuk-chol
  Kang Kuk-chol
  Kim Chol-bum

Thailand  1–3  Finland
Narubodin   68' Report Sumusalo   5'
Forssell   12', 87'

Third place matchEdit

Thailand  2–2  North Korea
Teeratep   26' (pen.)
Datsakorn   61'
Report Jo Kwang   58'
Pak Hyon-il   70'

3rd Place shared

FinalEdit

Sweden  3–0  Finland
Hysén   23'
Quaison   73'
Svensson   90'
Report

WinnerEdit

 2013 King's Cup Champions 
 
Sweden
4th title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schaefer to rest stars for King's Cup". Bangkok Post. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Brown, Paul. "North Korea vs Sweden, King's Cup 2013 Preview – UFWC". UFWC. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b Brown,Paul (26 January 2013). "Sweden 3–0 Finland". UFWC. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. ^ Brown,Paul. "North Korea 1–1 Sweden (1–4 on penalties)". UFWC. Retrieved 26 January 2013.