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The 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, the 18th edition of the competition, was a women's association football tournament competed by national teams in Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It served as the qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2] It was played from 14 to 25 May 2014 in Vietnam.[3]

2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryVietnam
Dates14–25 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place China PR
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played17
Goals scored67 (3.94 per match)
Attendance45,250 (2,662 per match)
Top scorer(s)China Yang Li
South Korea Park Eun-sun
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Aya Miyama[1]
2010
2018

Reigning world champions Japan defeated the reigning Asian champions Australia 1–0 in the final to secure their first continental title.[4]

QualificationEdit

The final tournament was competed by eight teams, four of which were automatically qualified though their 2010 placement, while the others were determined via a qualification tournament.[5]

North Korea was banned from the tournament due to the sanction on their doping cases in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2] Hosts Vietnam had to play the qualifying round; in case of a non-qualification, another host would have been chosen.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[n 1]
  Australia 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup top four 21 May 2010 4 (1975, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  Japan 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup top four 22 May 2010 14 (1977, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  China PR 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup top four 23 May 2010 12 (1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  South Korea 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup top four 26 September 2012 10 (1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  Myanmar Group D winner 25 May 2013 3 (2003, 2006, 2010)
  Thailand Group B winner 25 May 2013 14 (1975, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  Vietnam Group C winner 26 May 2013 6 (1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  Jordan Group A winner 9 June 2013 0 (debut)
  1. ^ Bold: winner, Italics: host.

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. Each team then played the others in their group once. The top two teams advanced to the semifinals, and the two third-placed teams played a play-off match for fifth place and the final World Cup qualifying spot. The draw was held on 29 November 2013.[6][7] In the group stage, teams tied in the points were ranked by the following criteria:[8]

  1. Greater number of points between the teams concerned,
  2. Goal differences between the teams concerned,
  3. Number of goals between the teams concerned,
  4. Goal differences between in all round-robin matches,
  5. Number of goals between in all round-robin matches,
  6. Penalty shoot-out (in case just two teams playing the final match tied in the all conditions above),
  7. Fewer yellow and red card points in all group matches (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card), and
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local (UTC+7).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 2 1 0 13 2 +11 7 Knockout stage and
Women's World Cup
2   Australia 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
3   Vietnam (H) 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3 Repechage play-off
4   Jordan 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Vietnam  3–1  Jordan
Muôn   18'
Thanh Hương   36'84'
Report Jbarah   34'
Australia  2–2  Japan
Foord   21'
De Vanna   64'
Report Polkinghorne   71' (o.g.)
Ōgimi   84'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Jordan  1–3  Australia
Al-Naber   70' Report Gill   35'50'
Gorry   66'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Japan  4–0  Vietnam
Kawasumi   44'87'
Kiryu   65'
Ōgimi   69'
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Abirami Apbai Naidu (Singapore)

Vietnam  0–2  Australia
Report Thương   42' (o.g.)
Gorry   90'
Japan  7–0  Jordan
Kira   25'90+3'
Nakajima   45+1'75'
Sakaguchi   49'81'
Alhyasat   69' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 800
Referee: Abirami Apbai Naidu (Singapore)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 16 0 +16 7 Knockout stage and
Women's World Cup
2   China PR 3 2 1 0 10 0 +10 7
3   Thailand 3 1 0 2 2 12 −10 3 Repechage play-off
4   Myanmar 3 0 0 3 1 17 −16 0
Source: AFC
South Korea  12–0  Myanmar
Ji So-yun   4'
Park Eun-sun   17' (pen.)43'
Park Hee-young   33'
Jeon Ga-eul   36'40' (pen.)63'
Cho So-hyun   45+3'61'82'
Kwon Hah-nul   58'
Yeo Min-ji   76'
Report
Attendance: 300
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
China PR  7–0  Thailand
Li Dongna   6'
Li Ying   8'
Yang Li   16'45+1'64'90+1'
Xu Yanlu   75'
Report
Attendance: 300
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)

Myanmar  0–3  China PR
Report Ren Guixin   10'
Ma Xiaoxu   60'
Yang Li   87'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)
Thailand  0–4  South Korea
Report Ji So-yun   11'
Park Eun-sun   12'47'84'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Công Thị Dung (Vietnam)

South Korea  0–0  China PR
Report
Attendance: 350
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
Thailand  2–1  Myanmar
Sung-Ngoen   27' (pen.)
Duangnapa   59'
Report Yee Yee Oo   45+1'
Attendance: 800
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)

Fifth place play-offEdit

Thailand won the play-off and thus qualified for the Women's World Cup.

Vietnam  1–2  Thailand
Tuyết Dung   86' Report Sung-Ngoen   48'65'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage (including the fifth place match), extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[8]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
22 May
 
 
  Japan (a.e.t.) 2
 
25 May
 
  China PR 1
 
  Japan 1
 
22 May
 
  Australia 0
 
  South Korea 1
 
 
  Australia 2
 
Third place
 
 
25 May
 
 
  China PR 2
 
 
  South Korea 1

All times are local (UTC+7).

Semi-finalsEdit

Japan  2–1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Sawa   51'
Iwashimizu   120+2'
Report Li Dongna   80' (pen.)
South Korea  1–2  Australia
Park Eun-sun   53' (pen.) Report Gorry   47'
Kellond-Knight   77'
Attendance: 700
Referee: Rita Gani (Malaysia)

Third place matchEdit

China PR  2–1  South Korea
Park Eun-sun   3' (o.g.)
Yang Li   90+3'
Report Yoo Young-a   80'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (Japan)

FinalEdit

Japan  1–0  Australia
Iwashimizu   28' Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

AwardsEdit

 AFC Women's Asian Cup
2014 Champions 
 
Japan
First title

Goal scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marvelous Miyama bags 'MVP' award". the-afc.com. 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "VN eyes Women's World Cup on 'golden chance'". Tuổi Trẻ. 26 September 2012. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Vietnam to host AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 finals". Asian Football Confederation. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Japan lift maiden AFC Women's Asian Cup title". the-afc.com. 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Women's giants to know opponents". Asian Football Confederation. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Women's Asian Cup draw on November 29". the-afc.com. 4 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Hosts Vietnam in tough Group A". the-afc.com. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Competition Regulations AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 Final" (PDF). Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 October 2013. (In Section 18)

External linksEdit