2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification

The 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification decided the participating teams of the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship. The tournament is the 39th edition of the AFC U-19 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-19 national teams of Asia.

2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
Tournament details
Host countries Bangladesh (Group A)
 Saudi Arabia (Group B)
 Palestine (Group C)
 Qatar (Group D)
 Iran (Group E)
 Tajikistan (Group F)
 Myanmar (Group G)
 Thailand (Group H)
 China (Group I)
 Laos (Group J)
Dates28 September – 6 October 2015
Teams43 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played68
Goals scored282 (4.15 per match)
Attendance102,946 (1,514 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Emirates Majid Lafi Hamad Al-Mehairi (6 goals)
2014
2018

A total of 16 teams qualified to play in the final tournament, including Bahrain who qualified automatically as hosts but also competed in the qualifying stage.[1]

Same as previous editions, the tournament acts as the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The top four teams of the final tournament will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea as the AFC representatives, besides South Korea who qualified automatically as hosts. If South Korea are among the top four teams, the fifth-placed team (i.e., the losing quarter-finalist with the best record in the tournament) will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

DrawEdit

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 5 June 2015 at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.[2] A total of 43 teams entered the qualifying stage and were drawn into ten groups.

  • West Zone, with 25 entrants from Central Asia, South Asia and West Asia, had one group of five teams and five groups of four teams.
  • East Zone, with 18 entrants from ASEAN and East Asia, had two groups of five teams and two groups of four teams.

The teams were seeded according to their performance in the previous season in 2014.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
West Zone
(Groups A–F)

  Iran
  Iraq
  Qatar
  United Arab Emirates
  Uzbekistan
  Yemen

  Bahrain
  Bangladesh
  Kuwait
  Oman
  Palestine
  Saudi Arabia

  India
  Jordan
  Lebanon
  Maldives
  Pakistan
  Turkmenistan

  Afghanistan
  Kyrgyzstan
    Nepal
  Sri Lanka
  Syria
  Tajikistan

  Bhutan

East Zone
(Groups G–J)

  Japan
  Myanmar
  North Korea
  Thailand

  Australia
  China PR
  South Korea
  Vietnam

  Hong Kong
  Malaysia
  Philippines
  Singapore

  Brunei
  Chinese Taipei
  Laos
  Macau

  Northern Mariana1
  Timor-Leste

Note:
1 Non-FIFA member, ineligible for U-20 World Cup.

Player eligibilityEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 1997 are eligible to compete in the tournament.[4]

FormatEdit

In each group, teams play each other once at a centralised venue. The ten group winners and the five best runners-up from all groups qualify for the final tournament. If Bahrain are one of the group winners or best runners-up, the sixth-best runner-up also qualifies for the final tournament.[1]

TiebreakersEdit

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:[4]

  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.

GroupsEdit

The matches are played between 28 September – 6 October 2015 for Groups G and H (five-team groups); 2–6 October 2015 for all other groups (four-team groups).[5]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and best five runners-up, and Bahrain as hosts, qualify for the finals.
Withdrawn

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Uzbekistan 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 9 Final tournament
2   Bangladesh (H) 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
3   Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Bhutan 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
5   Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Uzbekistan  7–0  Bhutan
Gofurov   42'
Mukhitdinov   45' (pen.)
Kodirkulov   55'
Abdixolikov   70'80'
Davlatjonov   88'
Tukhtasinov   90+3'
Report
Bangladesh  2–0  Sri Lanka
Mannaf   67'
Masuk   83' (pen.)
Report

Sri Lanka  0–3  Uzbekistan
Report Tukhtasinov   7'
Ibragimov   21'
Kodirkulov   30'
Bhutan  1–1  Bangladesh
Tobgay   6' Report Masuk   77'

Sri Lanka  2–0  Bhutan
Report
Uzbekistan  4–0  Bangladesh
Ibragimov   2'62'
Abdixolikov   79'
Nurulloev   90+2'
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saudi Arabia (H) 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Final tournament
2   Yemen 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
3   Turkmenistan 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
4   Syria 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Yemen  1–0  Syria
Ahmed   77' Report
Saudi Arabia  5–0  Turkmenistan
Report

Turkmenistan  0–1  Yemen
Report Al-Huthaifi   88'
Syria  1–4  Saudi Arabia
Arafa   88' Report Al-Harbi   16'
Al-Khulaif   37'
Al-Yami   41' (pen.)
Al-Bassas   86' (pen.)

Turkmenistan  4–1  Syria
Report
Yemen  0–2  Saudi Arabia
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 9 Final tournament
2   Palestine (H) 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 6
3   Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   India 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
United Arab Emirates  3–0  Afghanistan
Al-Noobi   7'
Al-Mehairi   20'25'
Report
Palestine  1–0  India
Yousef   16' Report

India  0–7  United Arab Emirates
Report
Afghanistan  0–2  Palestine
Report Obaid   50'
Shobaki   90'

United Arab Emirates  5–0  Palestine
Report
India  0–2  Afghanistan
Report

Group DEdit

  • All matches were held in Qatar.
  • Times listed are UTC+3.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Qatar (H) 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Final tournament
2   Oman 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
3   Lebanon 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4   Kyrgyzstan 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Qatar  7–1  Kyrgyzstan
Report Shaarbekov   58'
Oman  0–0  Lebanon
Report

Kyrgyzstan  1–4  Oman
Batyrkanov   19' Report A. Al-Awadi   13' (pen.)
T. Al-Awadi   54'
Al-Aghbari   63'
Al-Ghassani   75'
Lebanon  0–4  Qatar
Report

Qatar  2–1  Oman
Salman   45+3' (pen.)
Mazeed   48'
Report A. Al-Awadi   30' (pen.)
Lebanon  4–1  Kyrgyzstan
Bahor   6'
Monzer   45+2'
Boutros   62' (pen.)
Lahoud   66'
Report Yrysbek   63'

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran (H) 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 9 Final tournament
2   Kuwait 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3   Jordan 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4     Nepal 3 0 1 2 1 14 −13 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Kuwait  2–1  Jordan
Saeed   20'
Karam   30' (pen.)
Report Harbi   39'
Iran  10–0    Nepal
Karamolachaab   1'13'84'90+1'
Mokhtari   2'44'
Shojaei   32'
Shekari   57' (pen.)87'
Khoram   79'
Report

Nepal    1–1  Kuwait
Magar   61' Report Al Enezi   71'
Jordan  0–3  Iran
Report Daghestani   45'
Shekari   52'
Mokhtari   63'
Attendance: 573
Referee: Wang Di (China)

Jordan  3–0    Nepal
Ahmad   6'
Maher   14'
Ibrahim   90+2'
Report
Iran  2–0  Kuwait
Karamolachaab   45+4'
Noorafkan   62'
Report
Attendance: 1,317
Referee: Wang Di (China)

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iraq 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Final tournament
2   Tajikistan (H) 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
3   Bahrain 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3 Final tournament as hosts
4   Maldives 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Bahrain  4–0  Maldives
Jasim   25'81'
Al-Naar   26'
Sayed   88'
Report
Iraq  2–0  Tajikistan
Alaa   3'
Jasim   79'
Report
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)

Maldives  0–5  Iraq
Report Alaa   10'39'
Ameer   14'
Mohammed   27'52'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Pratap Singh (India)
Tajikistan  3–2  Bahrain
Safarov   40'83'
Ravshanbekov   58'
Report Ebrahim   42'
Jasim   45'

Iraq  4–1  Bahrain
Report Jasim   90+2'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
Maldives  0–8  Tajikistan
Report Ehsoni   25'54'
Hamroqulov   35'61'
Alisheri   50'68'80'
Kholov   87'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Pratap Singh (India)

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Vietnam 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9 12 Final tournament
2   Myanmar (H) 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 7
3   Timor-Leste 4 1 2 1 5 2 +3 5
4   Hong Kong 4 1 1 2 7 5 +2 4
5   Brunei 4 0 0 4 0 18 −18 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Hong Kong  1–3  Vietnam
Matthew Ho   42' Report Hà Đức Chinh   7'59'
Nguyễn Tiến Linh   48'
Timor-Leste  4–0  Brunei
Rufino Gama   15'
Nelson Viegas   19'32'
Henrique Cruz   28'
Report
Attendance: 220
Referee: Ma Ning (China)

Timor-Leste  0–0  Hong Kong
Report
Brunei  0–4  Myanmar
Report Zin Phyo Aung   7' (pen.)
Ye Yint Aung   27'
Htoo Kyant Lwin   29'
Aung Zin Phyo   46'

Vietnam  5–0  Brunei
Hồ Minh Dĩ   2'45+5'
Lâm Thuận   25'
Trần Duy Khánh   34'
Phạm Trọng Hóa   36'
Report
Myanmar  0–0  Timor-Leste
Report
Attendance: 3,805
Referee: Ma Ning (China)

Vietnam  2–1  Timor-Leste
Nguyễn Trọng Đại   4'
Nguyễn Quang Hải   17'
Report Henrique Cruz   89'
Attendance: 396
Hong Kong  1–2  Myanmar
Ngan Cheuk Pan   73' Report Aung Zin Phyo   88'
Aung Moe Thu   90+6'
Attendance: 4,510

Brunei  0–5  Hong Kong
Report Chan Pak Hei   39'
Ngan Cheuk Pan   41'58'
Harima   49'
Cheng Chin Lung   73'
Attendance: 798
Myanmar  0–1  Vietnam
Report Hà Đức Chinh   19'

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 4 4 0 0 26 4 +22 12 Final tournament
2   Thailand (H) 4 3 0 1 14 2 +12 9
3   Singapore 4 1 1 2 14 11 +3 4
4   Chinese Taipei 4 1 1 2 13 12 +1 4
5   Northern Mariana 4 0 0 4 0 38 −38 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Singapore  2–6  South Korea
Report
Attendance: 200
Referee: Fu Ming (China)
Northern Mariana  0–10  Chinese Taipei
Report Kao Wei-jie   2'
Chen Hung-wei   12'29'
Yu Chia-huang   17'64'79'
Chao Ming-hsiu   47'61'
Cheng Chun-hsien   73'90+1'

Northern Mariana  0–10  Singapore
Report
Attendance: 50
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Chinese Taipei  0–3  Thailand
Report Anon   21'
Suksan   30'36'
Attendance: 2,159

South Korea  7–1  Chinese Taipei
Kim Dae-won   12'29'
Kim Seok-jin   21'79'
Kang Ji-hun   39'76'
Lee Dong-jun   73'
Report Yu Chia-huang   74'
Attendance: 200
Thailand  7–0  Northern Mariana
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

South Korea  11–0  Northern Mariana
Report
Singapore  0–3  Thailand
Report Ritthidet   34'
Suksan   42'
Worachit   51'
Attendance: 3,284
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Chinese Taipei  2–2  Singapore
Yu Chia-huang   33'
Wang Li-an   83'
Report Pashia   40'90+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 100
Thailand  1–2  South Korea
Sirimongkhon   69' Report Kang Ji-hun   12'
Kim Moo-gun   90'
Attendance: 9,120
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

Group IEdit

  • All matches were held in China
  • Times listed are UTC+8.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   China PR (H) 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16 9 Final tournament
2   North Korea 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3   Malaysia 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3
4   Macau 3 0 0 3 1 17 −16 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
North Korea  6–0  Macau
Han Il-hyok   8'16'21' (pen.)25'
Jon Chung-il   33'
Pak Kwang-chon   88'
Report
China PR  6–0  Malaysia
Zhang Yuning   32' (pen.)34'
Gao Haisheng   48'53'
Yao Daogang   58'
Shan Huanhuan   87'
Report
Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium, Huai'an
Attendance: 5,188
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Malaysia  0–1  North Korea
Report Han Il-hyok   54'
Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium, Huai'an
Attendance: 1,200
Macau  0–7  China PR
Report Gao Huaze   12'18'
Yang Liyu   25'
Yan Dinghao   51'
Zhang Yuning   72'74'
Shan Huanhuan   85'
Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium, Huai'an
Attendance: 3,500

Malaysia  4–1  Macau
Report
Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium, Huai'an
Attendance: 1,800
North Korea  0–3  China PR
Report Zhang Yuning   37'
Lin Liangming   39'61'
Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium, Huai'an
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Group JEdit

  • All matches were held in Laos.
  • Times listed are UTC+7.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Final tournament
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3   Laos (H) 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Philippines 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Australia  6–0  Philippines
D'Agostino   8'
Kuzmanovski   14'39'
Mells   28'
Fofanah   78'
Pandurevic   90+1'
Report
Japan  2–0  Laos
Ogawa   39'
Takagi   62'
Report
Attendance: 1,856
Referee: Tan Hai (China)

Philippines  0–6  Japan
Report Noda   6'
Yoshihira   26'88'
Iwasaki   69' (pen.)71'
Ogawa   81'
Attendance: 98
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Laos  0–2  Australia
Report Kuzmanovski   43'
Shabow   46'

Japan  3–0  Australia
Takagi   45+1'
Sakai   45+2' (pen.)
Ogawa   71' (pen.)
Report
Philippines  1–2  Laos
Gayoso   19' Report Phanthavong   5'
Maitee   42'

Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

The ranking among the runner-up team of all groups are determined as follows:[4]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches;
  2. Greater goal difference resulting from the group matches;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in group matches;
  4. Greater number of wins in the group matches;
  5. 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);
  6. Drawing of lots.

In order to ensure equality when comparing the runner-up team of all groups, the results of the matches against the fifth-placed team in the groups having five teams are ignored due to the other groups having only four teams.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F   Tajikistan 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6 Final tournament
2 J   Australia 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3 H   Thailand 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
4 I   North Korea 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
5 B   Yemen 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
6 C   Palestine 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 6
7 D   Oman 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
8 G   Myanmar 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
9 E   Kuwait 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
10 A   Bangladesh 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
Source: AFC

Qualified teamsEdit

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament2
  Bahrain Hosts 3 June 2015 8 (1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2010)
  Uzbekistan Group A winners 6 October 2015 6 (2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Saudi Arabia Group B winners 6 October 2015 12 (1973, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  United Arab Emirates Group C winners 6 October 2015 12 (1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Qatar Group D winners 6 October 2015 12 (1980, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2014)
  Iran Group E winners 6 October 2015 19 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Iraq Group F winners 6 October 2015 15 (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Vietnam Group G winners 6 October 2015 17 (19613, 19623, 19633, 19643, 19653, 19673, 19683, 19693, 19703, 19713, 19743, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  South Korea Group H winners 6 October 2015 36 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  China PR Group I winners 6 October 2015 16 (1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Japan Group J winners 6 October 2015 35 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Tajikistan 1st best runners-up 6 October 2015 2 (2006, 2008)
  Australia 2nd best runners-up 6 October 2015 5 (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Thailand 3rd best runners-up 6 October 2015 31 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  North Korea 4th best runners-up 6 October 2015 11 (1975, 1976, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Yemen 5th best runners-up 6 October 2015 5 (1978, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2014)
2 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
Source: the-afc.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC U-19 Championship 2016 to be hosted by Bahrain". AFC. 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Champions Qatar learn Bahrain 2016 qualifying opponents". AFC. 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Impact of Football Association of Indonesia suspension". AFC. 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Regulations AFC U-19 Championship 2016" (PDF). AFC.
  5. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC.

External linksEdit