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2019 AFC Asian Cup Group C

Group C of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup took place from 7 to 16 January 2019.[1] The group consists of South Korea, China PR, Kyrgyzstan, and the Philippines.[2] The top two teams, South Korea and China PR, along with the third-placed team, Kyrgyzstan (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.[3]

South Korea was the only former champion in the group, having won both 1956 and 1960 editions. The Philippines and Kyrgyzstan both made debuts in the tournament.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Zone Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
April 2018[nb 1] December 2018
C1   South Korea EAFF Second Round Group G winners 13 January 2016 14th 2015 (runners-up) Winners (1956, 1960) 61 53
C2   China PR EAFF Second Round Group C runners-up
(4th best runners-up)
29 March 2016 12th 2015 (quarter-finals) Runners-up (1984, 2004) 73 76
C3   Kyrgyzstan CAFA Third Round Group A runners-up 22 March 2018 1st Debut 75 91
C4   Philippines AFF Third Round Group F winners 27 March 2018 1st Debut 113 116
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of April 2018 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   China PR 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Kyrgyzstan 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4   Philippines 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

MatchesEdit

All times listed are GST (UTC+4).

China PR vs KyrgyzstanEdit

Kyrgyzstan and China last played against each other in a friendly which ended in a 2–0 win for China.[4]

Wu Lei had China's first effort at goal when he shot straight at Pavel Matyash in the 9th minute.[5] Wu Xi shot just wide following a lay-off from Wu Lei before Gao Lin’s lofted, curling delivery from the left skipped away from a sliding Yu Dabao at the far post and bounced to safety. Mirlan Murzaev’s headed flick found Akhlidin Israilov on the edge of the area and the midfielder volleyed home via the inside of Yan Junling’s left post.[6] Five minutes into the second half, Valery Kichin's attempted headed clearance from a corner went straight up and Matyash, in trying to tip the ball over his crossbar, pushed it into his own net off the woodwork.[7] Twelve minutes later, Wu Xi headed over the bar at the end of a move involving Zhang Linpeng and Gao Lin while Wu Lei also saw his headed attempt clear the goal in the 71st minute. With 12 minutes remaining China took the lead when Wu Xi’s header directed Liu Yang’s long ball from the back into Yu’s path who slotted his shot beyond Matyash.[6]

China PR  2–1  Kyrgyzstan
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China PR
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
GK 1 Yan Junling
CB 5 Zhang Linpeng
CB 4 Shi Ke   46'
CB 6 Feng Xiaoting (c)
RWB 17 Zhang Chengdong   89'
LWB 19 Liu Yang
CM 15 Wu Xi
CM 13 Chi Zhongguo
CM 16 Jin Jingdao   24'
CF 18 Gao Lin
CF 7 Wu Lei
Substitutions:
FW 22 Yu Dabao   24'
MF 11 Hao Junmin   46'
DF 2 Liu Yiming   89'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi
 
GK 1 Pavel Matyash
RB 2 Valery Kichin (c)
CB 23 Akhlidin Israilov   61'
CB 17 Daniel Tagoe
LB 3 Tamirlan Kozubaev
RM 11 Bekzhan Sagynbaev
CM 18 Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu   57'
CM 21 Farhat Musabekov
LM 9 Edgar Bernhardt   82'
CF 10 Mirlan Murzaev
CF 19 Vitalij Lux   88'
Substitutions:
MF 22 Anton Zemlianukhin   61'
MF 8 Aziz Sydykov   82'
FW 14 Ernist Batyrkanov   88'
Manager:
  Aleksandr Krestinin

Man of the Match:
Wu Lei (China PR)

Assistant referees:
Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Ahmad Al-Roalle (Jordan)
Additional assistant referees:
Ali Sabah (Iraq)
Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)

South Korea vs PhilippinesEdit

This match was the first meeting between South Korea and the Philippines in 39 years with the last meeting in 1980 ending in a 8–0 win for the Koreans.[8]

South Korea were awarded a free-kick after Luke Woodland fouled Koo Ja-cheol outside the box, Jung Woo-young’s resulting strike missed the top left corner of the net by inches. Five minutes from the break, Lee Yong’s pass into the penalty box found Hwang Ui-jo, who then turned to unleash a shot but Philippines goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard made a save to deny him. Moments later, South Korea goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu parried away Javier Patiño’s volley, that began from a counter-attack after Daisuke Sato intercepted a pass and released a cross to the forward.[9] Ten minutes into the second half, Patiño's shot was saved by Kim.[10] South Korea sent on Hwang In-beom and Lee Chung-yong and less than three minutes later, Lee's pass found Hwang Hee-chan, whose back pass set Ui-jo to open the scoring from close range in the 67th minute. Phil Younghusband replaced John-Patrick Strauß in the final minute of the game, but South Korea held on to claim the win.[9]

South Korea  1–0  Philippines
Report
Attendance: 3,185
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu
RB 2 Lee Yong   25'
CB 4 Kim Min-jae
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon (c)
LB 3 Kim Jin-su   77'
CM 5 Jung Woo-young   52'
CM 16 Ki Sung-yueng   58'
RW 10 Lee Jae-sung   86'
AM 13 Koo Ja-cheol   64'
LW 11 Hwang Hee-chan
CF 18 Hwang Ui-jo
Substitutions:
MF 6 Hwang In-beom   58'
MF 17 Lee Chung-yong   64'
MF 8 Ju Se-jong   86'
Manager:
  Paulo Bento
 
GK 15 Michael Falkesgaard
RB 6 Luke Woodland
CB 2 Álvaro Silva
CB 12 Stephan Palla
LB 11 Daisuke Sato
DM 4 John-Patrick Strauß   89'
CM 8 Manuel Ott   78'
CM 14 Kevin Ingreso   75'
AM 17 Stephan Schröck (c)   88'
CF 18 Patrick Reichelt   60'
CF 20 Javier Patiño
Substitutions:
FW 7 Iain Ramsay   75'
DF 13 Adam Reed   78'
FW 10 Phil Younghusband   89'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Hwang Ui-jo (South Korea)

Assistant referees:
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Mohamed Salman (Bahrain)
Fourth official:
Mohammed Al-Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Additional assistant referees:
Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Mohanad Qassim (Iraq)

Philippines vs China PREdit

The last match played between the two sides, a friendly in 2017, concluded in a 8–1 win for the Chinese over the Philippines.[11]

The Philippines threatened to break the deadlock in the 23rd minute when Patrick Reichelt and John-Patrick Strauß combined to set-up Javier Patiño whose goalbound effort was blocked by defender Feng Xiaoting. However, after Wu Xi had flashed a header narrowly wide, China went ahead on 40 minutes, Wu Lei received Hao Junmin’s pass and finished from 12 yards past Michael Falkesgaard. In the final moments of the first half, China custodian Yan Junling made a fine save to deny Kevin Ingreso and maintain his side’s slender advantage. After the break, Wu Lei’s angled volley forced Falkesgaard into a save, before he bagged his second of the game with a finish from Hao’s 66th minute free-kick. Falkesgaard then pulled off another stop to deny Wu Lei once again, only for Yu Dabao to add a third in the 80th minute when he headed home from a corner just 19 seconds after coming on as a substitute.[12]

Philippines  0–3  China PR
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China PR
GK 15 Michael Falkesgaard
RB 2 Álvaro Silva   34'
CB 6 Luke Woodland
CB 3 Carli de Murga   66'
LB 11 Daisuke Sato   55'
RM 14 Kevin Ingreso
CM 4 John-Patrick Strauß   85'
CM 17 Stephan Schröck (c)
LM 12 Stephan Palla
CF 18 Patrick Reichelt   88'
CF 20 Javier Patiño
Substitutions:
FW 10 Phil Younghusband   66'
MF 8 Manuel Ott   85'
DF 19 Curt Dizon   88'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson
 
GK 1 Yan Junling
CB 5 Zhang Linpeng
CB 6 Feng Xiaoting   73'
CB 4 Shi Ke
RM 15 Wu Xi
CM 8 Zhao Xuri   72'
CM 10 Zheng Zhi (c)   83'
CM 11 Hao Junmin
LM 19 Liu Yang
CF 18 Gao Lin   80'
CF 7 Wu Lei
Substitutions:
MF 20 Yu Hanchao   72'
FW 22 Yu Dabao   80'
MF 13 Chi Zhongguo   83'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi

Man of the Match:
Wu Lei (China PR)

Assistant referees:[13]
Mohd Yusri Muhamad (Malaysia)
Jun Mihara (Japan)
Fourth official:
Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Additional assistant referees:
Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Kyrgyzstan vs South KoreaEdit

Twelve minutes into the game, Kutman Kadyrbekov dropped to his left to keep out Koo Ja-cheol’s low strike form 25 yards and Tamirlan Kozubaev blocked Hwang Ui-jo’s attempt to slot home the rebound. Eleven minutes from the break, Bekzhan Sabynbaev's shot from close range was saved by Kim Seung-gyu. Lee Chung-yong fired over the bar in the 36th minute while Koo shot from distance, only for Kadyrbekov to make another save. The resulting corner by Hong Chul found Kim Min-jae who powered his downward header between Kadyrbekov’s legs and over the line. In the 68th minute, Hwang Ui-jo's header came back off the crossbar and bounced on the goal line before Kozubaev headed it to safety. Five minutes later, Hwang Ui-jo saw another attempt hit the woodwork, this time after Chung-yong’s cross-field ball set him up to shoot, Kadyrbekov somehow touched the ball onto the crossbar. A minute later, Hwang Hee-chan managed to clip the top of the crossbar from a central position. But in the end, Min-jae’s goal was enough to see off Kyrgyzstan and take the two-time champions into the next phase of the competition.[14]

Kyrgyzstan  0–1  South Korea
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
GK 13 Kutman Kadyrbekov
RB 18 Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu
CB 17 Daniel Tagoe
CB 3 Tamirlan Kozubaev
LB 2 Valery Kichin (c)
RM 23 Akhlidin Israilov   81'
CM 9 Edgar Bernhardt   77'
CM 8 Aziz Sydykov   69'
CM 21 Farhat Musabekov
LM 11 Bekzhan Sagynbaev
CF 10 Mirlan Murzaev
Substitutions:
FW 19 Vitalij Lux   69'
MF 20 Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov   77'
MF 7 Tursunali Rustamov   83'   81'
Manager:
  Aleksandr Krestinin
 
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu
RB 2 Lee Yong   79'
CB 4 Kim Min-jae
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon (c)
LB 14 Hong Chul
RM 11 Hwang Hee-chan
CM 6 Hwang In-beom
CM 5 Jung Woo-young
CM 13 Koo Ja-cheol   63'
LM 17 Lee Chung-yong
CF 18 Hwang Ui-jo   82'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Ju Se-jong   63'
FW 9 Ji Dong-won   82'
Manager:
  Paulo Bento

Man of the Match:
Hwang In-beom (South Korea)

Assistant referees:[13]
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Saud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Abu Bakar Al-Amri (Oman)
Additional assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)

South Korea vs China PREdit

China goalkeeper Yan Junling denied Hwang Ui-jo in quick succession and Kim Min-jae headed Son Heung-min’s corner narrowly wide on eight minutes. Five minutes later, South Korea were ahead, Son weaved his way into the Chinese penalty area before being brought down by Shi Ke’s outstretched leg. Ui-jo scored from the spot to hand his side an early lead. China could have drawn level in the 19th minute when Jin Jingdao latched onto Zhao Xuri’s pass but proceeded to sky his shot over the bar with only Kim Seung-gyu to beat. Shortly after that, Hwang Hee-chan’s effort forced Yan into another stop, and in the final chance of the first-half, Ui-jo hit an upright from a curling effort. Within six minutes of the restart, the Koreans had a second, Min-jae found the target with a header from a Son corner. Shortly before the hour mark, Jung Woo-young headed Son’s free-kick only just over the bar and then, at the other end, Wu Xi flashed a shot off target when well-placed. Hee-chan sent a header wide of Yan’s far post to leave the score unchanged.[15]

South Korea  2–0  China PR
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China PR
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu
RB 22 Kim Moon-hwan
CB 4 Kim Min-jae
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 3 Kim Jin-su
CM 6 Hwang In-beom
CM 5 Jung Woo-young
RW 11 Hwang Hee-chan
AM 17 Lee Chung-yong   81'
LW 7 Son Heung-min (c)   89'
CF 18 Hwang Ui-jo   70'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Ji Dong-won   70'
MF 8 Ju Se-jong   81'
MF 13 Koo Ja-cheol   89'
Manager:
  Paulo Bento
 
GK 1 Yan Junling
RB 2 Liu Yiming
CB 5 Zhang Linpeng   79'
CB 4 Shi Ke
LB 19 Liu Yang   74'
CM 10 Zheng Zhi (c)   57'
CM 17 Zhang Chengdong   21'
CM 8 Zhao Xuri   20'
RW 15 Wu Xi   61'
CF 22 Yu Dabao
LW 16 Jin Jingdao
Substitutions:
MF 13 Chi Zhongguo   57'
FW 18 Gao Lin   90'   61'
MF 20 Yu Hanchao   74'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi

Man of the Match:
Son Heung-min (South Korea)

Assistant referees:[16]
Mohd Yusri Muhamad (Malaysia)
Mohamad Zainal Abidin (Malaysia)
Fourth official:
Saud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Additional assistant referees:
Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)

Kyrgyzstan vs PhilippinesEdit

Vitalij Lux gave Kyrgyzstan the lead in the 24th minute from a side foot effort into the top corner following Akhlidin Israilov's low, hard cross. Israilov fired narrowly over the crossbar, and Lux hit the upright, but despite a tally of 15 shots at goal to their opponents' two, Kyrgyzstan were unable to add to their lead before the half-time whistle. Lux turned and fired the ball into the top corner from Bekzhan Sagynbaev's pass in the 51st minute to score his second of the day. Javier Patiño forced goalkeeper Kutman Kadyrbekov into a low save, and head coach Sven-Göran Eriksson introduced Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband into the fray. Lux completed his hat-trick in the 77th minute when he struck Mirlan Murzaev's woodwork-bound initial effort from close range. Stephan Schröck scored from a long-range free-kick three minutes later to give Philippines their first ever goal at the tournament.[17]

Kyrgyzstan  3–1  Philippines
  • Lux   24'51'77'
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines
GK 13 Kutman Kadyrbekov
CB 4 Mustafa Iusupov
CB 3 Tamirlan Kozubaev   12'
CB 2 Valery Kichin (c)
RM 18 Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu
CM 23 Akhlidin Israilov   73'
CM 9 Edgar Bernhardt   66'
CM 21 Farhat Musabekov   36'   80'
LM 11 Bekzhan Sagynbaev
SS 10 Mirlan Murzaev   85'
CF 19 Vitalij Lux
Substitutions:
MF 8 Aziz Sydykov   73'
MF 22 Anton Zemlianukhin   80'
MF 7 Tursunali Rustamov   85'
Manager:
  Aleksandr Krestinin
 
GK 15 Michael Falkesgaard
CB 6 Luke Woodland   66'
CB 13 Adam Reed   60'
CB 2 Álvaro Silva   45'
RWB 12 Stephan Palla   2'   75'
LWB 11 Daisuke Sato
RM 18 Patrick Reichelt
CM 8 Manuel Ott   59'
CM 17 Stephan Schröck (c)
LM 14 Kevin Ingreso   90+1'
CF 20 Javier Patiño
Substitutions:
FW 10 Phil Younghusband   59'
FW 23 James Younghusband   60'
DF 19 Curt Dizon   75'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Vitalij Lux (Kyrgyzstan)

Assistant referees:[16]
Mohammed Al-Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Ronnie Koh Min Kiat (Singapore)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)

DisciplineEdit

Fair play points will be used as tiebreakers if the head-to-head and overall records of teams are tied (and if the penalty shoot-out is not applicable as a tiebreaker). These are calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows:[3][18]

  • yellow card = 1 point
  • red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points
  • direct red card = 3 points
  • yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points

Only one of the above deductions will be applied to a player in a single match.

Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
                                   
  South Korea 3 1 −4
  China PR 1 4 −5
  Kyrgyzstan 1 1 3 −5
  Philippines 2 2 4 −8

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External linksEdit