2014 AFC U-16 Championship

The 2014 AFC U-16 Championship was the 16th edition of the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for players aged 16 and below. Thailand were approved as hosts of the competition on 25 April 2013.[1] The tournament was held from 6 to 20 September 2014, with the top four teams qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

2014 AFC U-16 Championship
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AFC U16 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates6–20 September
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored94 (3.03 per match)
Attendance9,954 (321 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Lee Seung-woo
(5 goals)
Best player(s)South Korea Lee Seung-woo
2012
2016

North Korea won the tournament, and were joined by South Korea, Australia, and Syria as AFC qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

VenuesEdit

Cities Venues Capacity
Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium 49,722
Nonthaburi SCG Stadium 15,000

QualificationEdit

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 26 April 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2]

Qualified teamsEdit

DrawEdit

The draw for the competition was held on 6 April 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.[3][4]

Pot 1 (Host & Seeds) Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Thailand
  Uzbekistan
  Japan
  Iran

  South Korea
  Syria
  Kuwait
  Australia

  China PR
  Oman
  North Korea
  Saudi Arabia

  Qatar
    Nepal
  Malaysia
  Hong Kong

Group stageEdit

The top two teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings.[5]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches;
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local (UTC+7).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
  Malaysia 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Thailand 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
  Oman 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
South Korea  3–1  Oman
Kim Jung-min   22'
Yu Seung-min   86'
You Ju-an   90'
Report Al-Yahmadi   31'
Attendance: 200
Thailand  0–1  Malaysia
Report Syazwan   34'
Attendance: 2,000

Malaysia  0–1  South Korea
Report Lee Seung-woo   15'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
Oman  0–1  Thailand
Report Samart   60'
Attendance: 700

Thailand  0–2  South Korea
Report Lee Seung-woo   45+1'
Hwang Tae-hyoen   62'
Oman  1–2  Malaysia
Al-Ubaidani   68' Report Najmuddin   64'77'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
  Japan 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  China PR 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Japan  2–0  Hong Kong
Doan   53'
Suga   73'
Report
Australia  3–0  China PR
Bandiera   16'
Joice   60'
Petratos   72'
Report

Hong Kong  0–2  Australia
Report Devereux   27'
Reiners   86'
China PR  0–3  Japan
Report Suga   48' (pen.)
Onozawa   54'
Nagasawa   57'

Japan  2–4  Australia
Sasaki   27'
Yasui   69'
Report Brimmer   15'59'
Joice   25'81'
Attendance: 350
China PR  2–0  Hong Kong
He Xin   25' (pen.)
Duan Liuyu   66'
Report
Attendance: 50
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 7
  North Korea 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
    Nepal 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
  Kuwait 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Uzbekistan  1–1    Nepal
Kuchimov   54' (pen.) Report Sunar   90+4'
Attendance: 165
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Kuwait  0–3  North Korea
Report Han Kwang-song   5' (pen.)
Jong Chang-bom   73'
Choe Song-hyok   83'

Nepal    2–1  Kuwait
Al-Khaldi   3' (o.g.)
Magar   81' (pen.)
Report Al-Bariki   75' (pen.)
North Korea  2–3  Uzbekistan
Han Kwang-song   17'
Jong Chang-bom   60'
Report Nurulloev   40'59'
Ganijonov   45+2'
Attendance: 103

Uzbekistan  4–2  Kuwait
Abramov   9'
Kuchimov   43'
Nurulloev   68'
Kholikov   90+4'
Report Al Hadiyah   45'
Mohammad   45+2'
North Korea  4–1    Nepal
Ju Hyon-hyok   4'
Choe Song-hyok   23'45+1'
Han Kwang-song   27'
Report Tamang   26'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
  Syria 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  Qatar 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
  Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Iran  3–2  Qatar
Karimi   22'
Shekari   48'61'
Report Palang   4'59'
Syria  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report

Qatar  1–1  Syria
Mazeed   60' Report Al-Aji   21'
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Iran
Abdullah   41' Report Shamsi   64'
Karimi   65'

Iran  1–2  Syria
Soltanimehr   45+2' Report Jaddoua   26'
Naem   40'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Dubaysh   86' Report Palang   90+4'

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out is used to decide the winner if necessary (extra time is not used).[5]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 September 2014
 
 
  South Korea2
 
17 September 2014
 
  Japan0
 
  South Korea7
 
14 September 2014
 
  Syria1
 
  Uzbekistan2
 
20 September 2014
 
  Syria5
 
  South Korea1
 
14 September 2014
 
  North Korea2
 
  Australia2
 
17 September 2014
 
  Malaysia1
 
  Australia1 (1)
 
14 September 2014
 
  North Korea (p)1 (4)
 
  Iran0 (2)
 
 
  North Korea (p)0 (4)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

South Korea  2–0  Japan
Lee Seung-woo   42'47' Report

Australia  2–1  Malaysia
Joice   35'
Maskin   76'
Report Raj   31'

Uzbekistan  2–5  Syria
Shokhrukh   62'87' (pen.) Report Barakat   16'30'48'
Jaddoua   52'
Al-Aji   55'

Semi-finalsEdit

South Korea  7–1  Syria
Jang Gyeol-hee   6'49'
Lee Seung-woo   47' (pen.)
Jang Jae-won   52'
Park Sang-hyeok   57'
Lee Sang-heon   60'
Lee Sang-min   62'
Report Al-Aji   61'

Australia  1–1  North Korea
Arzani   85' Report Pak Yong-gwan   47'
Penalties
Brimmer  
Rowles  
Bandiera  
1–4   Kim Wi-song
  Kim Ye-Bom
  Ri Kuk-hyon
  Jang Song-Il

FinalEdit

South Korea  1–2  North Korea
Choi Jae-young   34' Report Han Kwang-song   50'
Choe Song-hyok   67'

WinnersEdit

 AFC U-16 Championship 2014 Winners 
 
North Korea
Second title

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

The following four teams from AFC qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup1
  Australia 14 September 2018 11 (19852, 19872, 19892, 19912, 19932, 19952, 19992, 20012, 20032, 20052, 2011)
  North Korea 14 September 2018 3 (2005, 2007, 2011)
  South Korea 14 September 2018 4 (1987, 2003, 2007, 2009)
  Syria 14 September 2018 1 (2007)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 Australia qualified as a member of the OFC between 1985 and 2005.

AwardsEdit

Award[6] Winner
Top scorer   Lee Seung-woo
MVP   Lee Seung-woo

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Tournament team rankingsEdit

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   North Korea 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11 Champion
2   South Korea 6 5 0 1 16 4 +12 15 Runner-up
3   Australia 5 4 1 0 12 4 +8 13 Third place
4   Syria 5 2 2 1 9 11 −2 8 Fourth place
5   Iran 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6   Uzbekistan 4 2 1 1 10 10 0 7
7   Japan 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 6
8   Malaysia 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6
9     Nepal 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4 Eliminated in
group stage
10   Thailand (H) 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
11   China PR 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
12   Qatar 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
13   Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
14   Oman 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
15   Kuwait 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
16   Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Myanmar, Thailand to host age-group competitions". AFC. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "U-16 draw: Uzbekistan get Yemen, Palestine and Maldives". AFC. 26 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Stage set for AFC U-16 Championship draw". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Tough draw for hosts Thailand". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "AFC U16 Championship 2014 Regulations" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Lee scoops MVP, top scorer awards". AFC. 21 September 2014.

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