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The 2013-2014 West Asian Football Federation Championship (marketed as Qatar 2013) was the 8th WAFF Championship, an international tournament for member nations of the West Asian Football Federation. The tournament was hosted by Qatar from 25 December 2013 to 7 January 2014 and the host country won the tournament for the first time.[1] The 2012 champions, Syria, did not defend their title.

2013–2014 WAFF Championship
8th WAFF Championship for men
2013-14 WAFF Championship.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates25 December 2013 – 7 January 2014
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Qatar (1st title)
Runners-up Jordan
Third place Bahrain
Fourth place Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored17 (1.31 per match)
Attendance37,830 (2,910 per match)
Top scorer(s)Qatar Boualem Khoukhi
(6 goals)
2012
2019

VenuesEdit

It was announced in October 2013 that three venues would be used.[2] On 4 December, it was announced that the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium would not feature in the tournament anymore.[3]

Doha Doha
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
(Al Sadd SC stadium)
Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
(Lekhwiya SC stadium)
Capacity: 12,946 Capacity: 9,000
   

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 11 November 2013 in Doha, Qatar.[4] The nine teams were drawn into three groups based on team rankings. All groups included three teams each.

Participants
Did not enter
Withdrew

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

The following is the list of referees the West Asian Football Federation appointed for the tournament.[8]

Referees
Assistant referees

Group stageEdit

  • All times listed are (UTC+3)

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Qatar (H) 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2   Palestine 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
3   Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Qatar  1–0  Palestine
Hassan   90' Report
Attendance: 4,720
Referee: Wang Di (China PR)

Palestine  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report

Saudi Arabia  1–4  Qatar
Majrashi   31' Report Khouki   15'55'
Ahmed   57'62'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Bahrain 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
2   Iraq 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
3   Oman 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Oman  0–0  Bahrain
Report
Attendance: 750

Bahrain  0–0  Iraq
Report

Iraq  0–0  Oman
Report
  • Drawing of lots was used to determine the group winners. The draw was conducted after the final game in Group C. Second and third places are listed here by alphabetical criteria, as no determination was made by the organisers.[9]

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
2   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
3   Lebanon 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
Jordan  0–0  Lebanon
Report

Lebanon  0–2  Kuwait
Report Al-Hajeri   41'
Zaid   85'
Attendance: 400

Kuwait  1–2  Jordan
Al-Hajeri   20' (pen.) Report Murjan   12'
Al-Dmeiri   72'
Attendance: 3,100

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. The best second-placed team advance to the semifinals.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 C   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
2 B undetermined[a] 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
3 A   Palestine 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Iraq U23 and Oman finished group B with an identical record, and equal claim on second place in the group. When the group winner was determined by a draw, the identity of second place was irrelevant, as qualification for the team coming second in this group was impossible, so no draw for second place took place.

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
4 January 2014
 
 
  Qatar (aet)3
 
7 January 2014
 
  Kuwait0
 
  Qatar2
 
4 January 2014
 
  Jordan0
 
  Bahrain0
 
 
  Jordan1
 
Third place
 
 
7 January 2014
 
 
  Kuwait0 (2)
 
 
  Bahrain0 (3)

Semi-finalsEdit

Qatar  3–0 (a.e.t.)  Kuwait
Khouki   93'112'
Assadalla   120'
Report
Attendance: 3,400

Bahrain  0–1  Jordan
Report Duaij   67' (o.g.)

3rd Place MatchEdit

Kuwait  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Bahrain
Report
Penalties
2–3
Attendance: 1,450

FinalEdit

Qatar  2–0  Jordan
Khoukhi   52'81' Report

ChampionEdit

 2014 WAFF Championship Champion 
 
Qatar
First title

Player awardsEdit

  • Best Player:   Ali Asad
  • Top Scorer:   Boualem Khoukhi
  • Best Goalkeeper:   Said Mohamed

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Result
1   Qatar 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
2   Jordan 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
3   Bahrain 4 0 3 1 0 1 −1
4   Kuwait 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2
5   Iraq U23 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 Eliminated
in the
group stage
5   Oman 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
7   Palestine 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1
8   Lebanon 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2
9   Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3

Note: 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WAFF confirms 8th championship dates". West Asian Football Federation. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Al Sadd & Qatar SC to host WAFF championship". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Change in WAFF Championship Venues". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Al Sadd & Qatar SC to host WAFF championship". QFA.com. Qatar Football Association. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "11 دولة تؤكد مشاركتها في بطولة غرب آسيا". aljazeerasport.net (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Apologies for participation in the West Asian Championship eighth". Yemen FA (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Referees, Match Commissioners for WAFF Tournament Announced". Qatar Football Association. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Bahrain qualify for semi-final". The WAFF. West Asian Football Federation. Retrieved 2 January 2014.

External linksEdit