2016 AFC Futsal Championship

The 2016 AFC Futsal Championship was the 14th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Uzbekistan between 10–21 February 2016.[1] A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.

2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Futzal Bo'yicha 2016 Yilgi Osiyo Chempionati
Tournament details
Host countryUzbekistan
Dates10–21 February 2016
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (11th title)
Runners-up Uzbekistan
Third place Thailand
Fourth place Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played35
Goals scored234 (6.69 per match)
Attendance33,275 (951 per match)
Top scorer(s)Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang (14 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2014
2018

The tournament was originally meant to be held in Taiwan (i.e. the Republic of China).[2] It was originally scheduled for 12–27 March 2016, but this was changed following the adoption of the FIFA futsal international match calendar.[3][4]

Same as previous editions held on the same year as the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the tournament acted as the AFC qualifiers for the World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the AFC representatives.[5]

Champions Iran, runners-up Uzbekistan, third-placed Thailand, fourth-placed Vietnam and play-off winners Australia qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the AFC representatives.[6]

QualificationEdit

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 2 September 2015. Four teams qualified directly for the final tournament by their 2014 performance, while the other entrants competed in the qualifying stage for the remaining 12 spots.[7] The qualifiers were played between 1 October and 19 November 2015.[8]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. Kuwait were replaced by Saudi Arabia due to FIFA's suspension of the Kuwait Football Association.[9]

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
  Uzbekistan Hosts and 2014 third place 14th Runners-up (2001, 2006, 2010)
  Japan 2014 winners 14th Champions (2006, 2012, 2014)
  Iran 2014 runners-up 14th Champions (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  Lebanon West Zone Group A winners 10th Quarter-finals (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Jordan West Zone Group A runners-up 1st Debut
  Saudi Arabia West Zone Group A third place 1st Debut
  Qatar West Zone Group B winners 3rd Group stage (2005, 2012)
  Iraq West Zone Group B runners-up 10th Quarter-finals (2002)
  Kyrgyzstan Central Zone winners 14th Fourth place (2005, 2006, 2007)
  Tajikistan Central Zone runners-up 9th Quarter-finals (2007)
  Thailand ASEAN Zone Group A winners 14th Runners-up (2008, 2012)
  Malaysia ASEAN Zone Group A runners-up 11th Group stage (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014)
  Australia ASEAN Zone Group B winners 7th Fourth place (2012)
  Vietnam ASEAN Zone Group B runners-up 4th Quarter-finals (2014)
  China East Zone winners 11th Fourth place (2008, 2010)
  Chinese Taipei East Zone runners-up 11th Quarter-finals (2003)

VenuesEdit

Tashkent
Uzbekistan Stadium Universal Stadium

SquadsEdit

Each team had to submit a squad of 14 players, including a minimum of two goalkeepers.[10]

DrawEdit

The draw for the final tournament was held on 2 December 2015, 18:00 UZT (UTC+5), at the Zafarshan Hall in Tashkent.[11] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their performance in the previous season in 2014.[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  1.   Uzbekistan (hosts)
  2.   Japan
  3.   Iran
  4.   Thailand

Match officialsEdit

The following referees were chosen for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship.[13]

Referees
  •   Chris Colley
  •   An Ran
  •   Liu Jianqiao
  •   Lee Po-fu
  •   Vahid Arzpeyma Mohammreh
  •   Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi
  •   Hawkar Salar Ahmed
  •   Tomohiro Kozaki
  •   Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  •   Husein Mahmoud Khalaileh
  •   Nurdin Bukuev
  •   Helday Idang
  •   Rey Ritaga Martinez
  •   Yuttakon Maiket
  •   Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi
  •   Trương Quốc Dũng

Group stageEdit

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

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[10]

  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. If, after applying criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  6. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  8. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, UZT (UTC+5).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Uzbekistan (H) 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Knockout stage
2   Kyrgyzstan 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 4
3   Lebanon 3 0 2 1 7 9 −2 2
4   Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 7 11 −4 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Lebanon  4–4  Kyrgyzstan
Kobeissy   23'32'
Tneich   24'
Zeitoun   28'
Report Rusl. Ermekov   3'
Baigazy   9'
Alimov   25'40'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)
Uzbekistan  5–2  Saudi Arabia
Choriev   17'26'
Shalipov   25'
Yunusov   30'
Sviridov   33'
Report Atiah   24'
Zafer   26'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Saudi Arabia  3–3  Lebanon
Azmi   13'
Atiah   14'
Nawaf   33'
Report Azmi   2' (o.g.)
El Dine   14'
Tneich   24'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)
Kyrgyzstan  1–2  Uzbekistan
Alimov   40' Report Rakhmatov   20'23'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Rey Ritaga (Philippines)

Uzbekistan  2–0  Lebanon
Anorov   11'
Abdumavlyanov   16'
Report
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)
Kyrgyzstan  3–2  Saudi Arabia
Rust. Ermekov   4'
Chotbaev   16'
Alimov   38'
Report Atiah   1'
Nasser   40'
Attendance: 250
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran 3 3 0 0 26 2 +24 9 Knockout stage
2   Iraq 3 2 0 1 12 17 −5 6
3   China 3 1 0 2 6 14 −8 3
4   Jordan 3 0 0 3 4 15 −11 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Iraq  6–1  China
Waleed   13'30'
Al-Zubaidi   18'
Rafid   26'
Saif   35'38'
Report Wang Hongwei   20'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
Iran  6–0  Jordan
Hassanzadeh   2'27'
Tayyebi   10'
Bahadori   31'
Javid   34'36'
Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lee Po-fu (Chinese Taipei)

China  0–7  Iran
Report Taheri   1'
Hassanzadeh   6'
Ahmadi   17'
Keshavarz   26'28'
Tayyebi   27'
Bahadori   32'
Attendance: 350
Referee: Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Japan)
Jordan  3–4  Iraq
Samih   5'29'
Atef   26'
Report Waleed   21'
Rafid   29'
Salim   36'
Firas   37'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Helday Idang (Malaysia)

Iran  13–2  Iraq
Taheri   1'10'
Tayyebi   3'11'18'28'
Hassanzadeh   5'40'
Ahmadi   6'
Javid   6'15'34'
Tavakoli   20'
Report Waleed   17'
Amjad   38'
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
China  5–1  Jordan
Zeng Liang   25'
He Yihui   31'
Wang Hongwei   33'
Zhao Liang   36'
Li Jianjia   37'
Report Mohammad   39'
Attendance: 400
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Thailand 3 3 0 0 15 7 +8 9 Knockout stage
2   Vietnam 3 2 0 1 14 8 +6 6
3   Chinese Taipei 3 0 1 2 9 15 −6 1
4   Tajikistan 3 0 1 2 8 16 −8 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Thailand  5–4  Tajikistan
Suphawut   7'30'32'
Apiwat   25'
Wiwat   40'
Report Alimakhmadov   11'
Mamedbabaev   21'
Sharipov   35'39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Vietnam  5–4  Chinese Taipei
Quân   4' (pen.)
Luân   6'
Nam   28'
Long Vũ   31'
Sơn   37'
Report Lin Chih-hung   4'31'
Chi Sheng-fa   26'
Huang Po-chun   39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Husein Mahmoud Khalaileh (Jordan)

Chinese Taipei  2–7  Thailand
Chu Chia-wei   14'
Lai Ming-hui   36'
Report Suphawut   2'33'
Konghla   4'
Chang Chien-ying   22' (o.g.)
Jetsada   28'37'
Wiwat   37'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hawkar Salar Ahmed (Iraq)
Tajikistan  1–8  Vietnam
Sardorov   9' Report Tùng   1'22'
Văn Vũ   14'37'
Quân   20'
Nam   27'
Long Vũ   34'
Luân   35'
Attendance: 300
Referee: Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates)

Thailand  3–1  Vietnam
Suphawut   32'40'40' Report Du   38'
Attendance: 700
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Chinese Taipei  3–3  Tajikistan
Chu Chia-wei   26'
Lin Chien-hsun   36'
Chang Chien-ying   39'
Report Alimakhmadov   2'
Halimov   29'
Tillozoda   40'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mahmoud Husein Khalaileh (Jordan)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Knockout stage
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
3   Qatar 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
4   Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Japan  1–0  Qatar
Watanabe   16' Report
Attendance: 430
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Australia  2–1  Malaysia
Basger   24'
G. Giovenali   26'
Report Khairul Effendy   19'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohammreh (Iran)

Malaysia  1–11  Japan
Afif   14' Report Yoshikawa   3'
Takita   3'7'
Morioka   13'
Osodo   13'
Watanabe   15'
Henmi   15'
Nishitani   16'19'
Nibuya   19'
Murota   40'
Attendance: 430
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)
Qatar  2–5  Australia
Jaber   3'
Oliveira   27'
Report Fogarty   2'
G. Giovenali   3'26'
Seeto   4'37'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

Japan  3–1  Australia
Henmi   8'
Morioka   19'
Nibuya   34'
Report G. Giovenali   12'
Attendance: 435
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Malaysia  2–6  Qatar
Akmarulnizam   2'
Afif   18'
Report Ali   2'
Bilal   5'
Jaber   9'26'
Oliveira   39'40'
Attendance: 50
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma (Iran)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time would be used in the third place match).[10]

BracketEdit

  5th place match 5th–8th place playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
     A1    Uzbekistan  3  
     B2    Iraq  0  
   B2    Iraq  3        A1    Uzbekistan (p)  2 (3)  
   D2    Australia  5        C1    Thailand  2 (1)  
   C1    Thailand  6
     D2    Australia  1  
   D2    Australia  3        A1    Uzbekistan  1
   A2    Kyrgyzstan  1        B1    Iran  2
     B1    Iran  7  
       A2    Kyrgyzstan  0  
 A2    Kyrgyzstan  6        B1    Iran  13
  7th place match      D1    Japan  2        C2    Vietnam  1     3rd place match
   B2    Iraq  8th    D1    Japan  4 (1)    C1    Thailand  8
   D1    Japan  7th      C2    Vietnam (p)  4 (2)      C2    Vietnam  0

Quarter-finalsEdit

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Losers enter fifth place play-offs.

Uzbekistan  3–0  Iraq
Rakhmatov   18'39'
Elibaev   31'
Report
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)

Thailand  6–1  Australia
Jirawat   5'39'
Suphawut   10'39'
Jetsada   27'
Wiwat   33'
Report G. Giovenali   20'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Iran  7–0  Kyrgyzstan
Tayyebi   7'15'32'
Taheri   8'
Bahadori   26'
Hassanzadeh   26'
Alighadr   29'
Report
Attendance: 700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Japan  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Vietnam
Nibuya   8'26'
Morioka   13'42'
Report Văn Vũ   14'39'
Phát   35'
Thái Huy   49'
Penalties
Morioka  
Henmi  
Nibuya  
1–2   Quân
  Tùng
  Luân
Attendance: 150
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Fifth place play-offsEdit

Iraq  3–5  Australia
Mustafa   8'
Saif   38'
Salim   39'
Report Basger   6'20'
Fogarty   11'37'
W. Giovenali   35'
Attendance: 230
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Kyrgyzstan  6–2  Japan
Baigazy   10'30'
Chotbaev   13'
Alimov   24'36'40'
Report Henmi   26'
Hoshi   39'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohamareh (Iran)

Fifth place matchEdit

Australia qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Australia  3–1  Kyrgyzstan
Merrin   6'
Lynch   20'
G. Giovenali   32'
Report Kanetov   37'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Semi-finalsEdit

Uzbekistan  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Jirawat   23' (o.g.)
Yunusov   48'
Report Jetsada   24'
Apiwat   41'
Penalties
Sviridov  
Irsaliev  
Fakhriddinov  
3–1   Suphawut
  Jirawat
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Iran  13–1  Vietnam
Javid   2'20'32'
Tavakoli   8'8'20'22'
Ahmadi   13'
Tayyebi   16'27'
Vafaei   26'
Keshavarz   37'39'
Report Luân   17'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Third place matchEdit

Thailand  8–0  Vietnam
Jetsada   6'
Apiwat   11'12'
Suphawut   18' (pen.)18' (pen.)36'40'
Jirawat   34'
Report
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

FinalEdit

Uzbekistan  1–2  Iran
Irsaliev   6' Report Bahadori   9'
Keshavarz   14'
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

GoalscorersEdit

There were 234 goals scored in 35 matches, for an average of 6.69 goals per match.

14 goals

11 goals

8 goals

7 goals

  •   Maksadbek Alimov

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

  •   Tobias Seeto
  •   Wang Hongwei
  •   Chu Chia-wei
  •   Lin Chih-hung
  •   Rafid Hameed
  •   Salim Faisal
  •   Ryosuke Nishitani
  •   Manabu Takita
  •   Tomoaki Watanabe
  •   Samer Samih
  •   Ilias Chotbaev
  •   Mohamad Kobeissy
  •   Ali Tneich
  •   Afif Asyraf
  •   Nekruz Alimakhmadov
  •   Rahmonali Sharipov
  •   Davron Choriev
  •   Artur Yunusov
  •   Dương Anh Tùng
  •   Lê Quốc Nam
  •   Nguyễn Bảo Quân
  •   Trần Long Vũ

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: AFC[14]

AwardsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team
    Iran
    Uzbekistan
    Thailand
4   Vietnam
5   Australia
6   Kyrgyzstan
7   Japan
8   Iraq
9   Qatar
10   China
11   Lebanon
12   Saudi Arabia
13   Chinese Taipei
14   Tajikistan
15   Jordan
16   Malaysia

Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

The following five teams from AFC qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
  Iran 17 February 2016 6 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Uzbekistan 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
  Thailand 17 February 2016 4 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Vietnam 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
  Australia 19 February 2016 6 (19892, 19922, 19962, 20002, 20042, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 Australia qualified as a member of the OFC between 1989 and 2004.

BroadcastingEdit

Territory Channel Ref
Asia-Pacific Fox Sports Asia [17]
  Australia Fox Sports Australia
  China Star Sports
  Iran IRIB 3
  Thailand Channel 7 (Thailand)
  Uzbekistan SPORT-UZ
  Kyrgyzstan KTRK-Sport (Kyrgyzstan)

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Five from Asia set for Colombia". FIFA.com. 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ "AFC Futsal Championship 2016 Qualifiers draw concluded". AFC. 4 December 2014.
  8. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC.
  9. ^ "Saudi Arabia replace Kuwait at AFC Futsal C'ship 2016". AFC. 19 November 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "AFC Futsal Championship 2016 Competition Regulations" (PDF). AFC.
  11. ^ "Reigning futsal champions Japan learn 2016 opponents". AFC. 2 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Stage set for AFC Futsal Championship 2016 draw". AFC. 1 December 2015.
  13. ^ "SIXTEEN REFEREES TO OFFICIATE AT AFC FUTSAL C'SHIP". AFC. 5 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Top Goal Scorers (by Stage) – 2016 AFC Futsal Championship". AFC.
  15. ^ "Iran's Hassanzadeh is named Most Valuable Player". AFC. 21 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Thai star Suphawut takes Top Scorer award". AFC. 22 February 2016.
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External linksEdit