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Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup took place from 7 to 16 January 2019.[1] The group consisted of Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, and Yemen.[2] The top two teams, Iran and Iraq, along with the third-placed team, Vietnam (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.[3]

The group contained two former champions, Iran (3 titles) and Iraq (1 title). Yemen made its debut in the tournament.

Contents

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
D1   Iran CAFA Second Round Group D winners 29 March 2016 14th 2015 (quarter-finals) Winners (1968, 1972, 1976) 36 29
D2   Iraq WAFF Second Round 1st best runners-up 29 March 2016 10th 2015 (fourth place) Winners (2007) 88 88
D3   Vietnam[nb 2] AFF Third Round Group C runners-up 14 November 2017 4th 2007 (quarter-finals) Fourth place (1956, 1960) 103 100
D4   Yemen[nb 3] WAFF Third Round Group F runners-up 27 March 2018 1st Debut 125 135
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of April 2018 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. ^ From 1956 to 1960, Vietnam competed as the South Vietnam until 1975.
  3. ^ South Yemen qualified in 1976, but this is not counted due to FIFA and AFC categorizing the participation as a distinct record from Yemen, who succeeded North Yemen after 1990.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Iraq 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3   Vietnam 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   Yemen 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

MatchesEdit

All times listed are GST (UTC+4).

Iran vs YemenEdit

 
Iranian players before the match.

Yemen had the first chance of the game, Ahmed Al-Sarori ran into the penalty area and flashed a seventh minute shot narrowly over the bar. Mehdi Taremi opened Iran’s account in the 12th minute when he converted the rebound after Yemen goalkeeper Saoud Al-Sowadi pushed Sardar Azmoun’s long-range effort back into his path. At 23 minutes, Ashkan Dejagah’s free-kick found the back of the net via a combination of both the woodwork and Al-Sowadi, before Taremi bagged his second of the night by heading home Ramin Rezaeian’s cross moments later. In the second half, after Al-Sowadi had repelled two Azmoun headers, the forward finished from close-range on 53 minutes to further extend Iran’s lead. Azmoun was later denied by Mudir Al-Radaei’s challenge when through on goal, and his shot struck the bar with 14 minutes remaining. Substitute Saman Ghoddos added a fifth from the edge of the area shortly after, while Mehdi Torabi’s drive struck the post in added time.[4]

Iran  5–0  Yemen
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yemen
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 3 Ehsan Hajsafi
CB 23 Ramin Rezaeian   39'
CB 19 Majid Hosseini   46'
LB 8 Morteza Pouraliganji
RM 11 Vahid Amiri   60'
CM 17 Mehdi Taremi   71'
CM 16 Mehdi Torabi
CM 21 Ashkan Dejagah (c)
LM 9 Omid Ebrahimi
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun
Substitutions:
DF 15 Pejman Montazeri   46'
FW 14 Saman Ghoddos   60'
FW 10 Karim Ansarifard   71'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz
 
GK 23 Saoud Al-Sowadi
RB 3 Mohammed Fuad Omar   57'
CB 21 Mohammed Ba Rowis
CB 4 Mudir Al-Radaei   83'
LB 13 Ala Addin Mahdi   90'
RM 7 Ahmed Al-Sarori
CM 12 Ahmed Al-Haifi   80'
CM 8 Wahid Al Khyat   64'
LM 20 Emad Mansoor
CF 9 Ala Al-Sasi (c)
CF 11 Abdulwasea Al-Matari   77'   87'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Ammar Hamsan   57'
MF 6 Ahmed Abdulrab   64'
FW 10 Ahmed Dhabaan   87'
Manager:
  Ján Kocian

Man of the Match:
Ashkan Dejagah (Iran)

Assistant referees:
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Jun Mihara (Japan)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

Iraq vs VietnamEdit

After a slow start to the proceedings, Iraq came closest to breaking the deadlock through Hussein Ali's shot from distance which Đặng Văn Lâm tipped around his left-hand post on 14 minutes. Vietnam took the lead 10 minutes later, Nguyễn Quang Hải’s attempted pass saw defender Ali Faez turn the ball past the onrushing Jalal Hassan and into his own net. Iraq scored the equaliser shortly after the half-hour mark when Đỗ Duy Mạnh’s defensive lapse saw Mohanad Ali surge into the area and fire home past a diving Văn Lâm. With three minutes of the first period remaining, Vietnam regained the lead as Nguyễn Công Phượng bundled home the rebound after Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng’s shot had been parried into his path by Hassan. After the break, Safaa Hadi was denied by Văn Lâm and on the other end Hassan dived to smother a Công Phượng effort. In the 60th minute, substitute Humam Tariq smashed the ball into the roof of the net after Vietnam had failed to clear Mohanad Ali’s close-range effort. Ali Adnan curled home a 90th minute free-kick from 20 yards to seal victory for Iraq.[5]

Iraq  3–2  Vietnam
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iraq
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
GK 1 Jalal Hassan (c)
CB 2 Ahmad Ibrahim
CB 3 Frans Dhia Putros   37'
CB 5 Ali Faez
RWB 23 Waleed Salim   78'
LWB 6 Ali Adnan
RM 9 Ahmed Yasin
CM 7 Safaa Hadi
CM 8 Osama Rashid   18'   58'
LM 16 Hussein Ali
CF 10 Mohanad Ali
Substitutions:
MF 13 Bashar Resan   37'
MF 11 Humam Tariq   58'
DF 17 Alaa Ali Mhawi   78'
Manager:
  Srečko Katanec
 
GK 23 Đặng Văn Lâm
CB 19 Nguyễn Quang Hải
CB 3 Quế Ngọc Hải (c)
CB 2 Đỗ Duy Mạnh   48'
RWB 8 Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng   1'
LWB 4 Bùi Tiến Dũng I
RM 10 Nguyễn Công Phượng   63'
CM 16 Đỗ Hùng Dũng
CM 6 Lương Xuân Trường   65'
LM 12 Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy
CF 20 Phan Văn Đức   82'
Substitutions:
FW 18 Hà Đức Chinh   63'
MF 7 Nguyễn Huy Hùng   65'
DF 5 Đoàn Văn Hậu   82'
Manager:
  Park Hang-seo

Man of the Match:
Ali Adnan (Iraq)

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

Vietnam vs IranEdit

Iran had the first chance of the game, Vahid Amiri failed to apply a finishing touch at the far post following Ashkan Dejagah’s 11th minute corner. Vietnam goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm then denied Saman Ghoddos, before the custodian produced another stop to repel a Sardar Azmoun drive shortly before the half-hour mark. The breakthrough came on 38 minutes, Azmoun headed home a Ghoddos cross and sent his side into the half-time break holding a slender lead. In the 52nd minute, substitute Nguyễn Văn Toàn's pass found Nguyễn Công Phượng, whose shot from 12 yards was parried to safety by the advancing Alireza Beiranvand. Moments later, Azmoun forced Văn Lâm into another save only to see Mehdi Taremi lash the subsequent rebound wide of the target. At 68 minutes, Azmoun gathered a Mehdi Torabi pass and fired past Văn Lâm to extend his side’s advantage and register his third goal of the tournament. Nguyễn Quang Hải curled a late effort narrowly off target, and Iran held on to register a record ninth successive AFC Asian Cup group stage victory.[6]

Vietnam  0–2  Iran
Report
Attendance: 10,841
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
GK 23 Đặng Văn Lâm
RB 3 Quế Ngọc Hải (c)
CB 2 Đỗ Duy Mạnh   90+1'
CB 4 Bùi Tiến Dũng I
LB 5 Đoàn Văn Hậu   46'
RM 19 Nguyễn Quang Hải
CM 15 Phạm Đức Huy   59'
CM 8 Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng   84'
CM 16 Đỗ Hùng Dũng
LM 20 Phan Văn Đức   46'
CF 10 Nguyễn Công Phượng
Substitutions:
FW 9 Nguyễn Văn Toàn   46'
MF 11 Ngân Văn Đại   59'
FW 22 Nguyễn Tiến Linh   84'
Manager:
  Park Hang-seo
 
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 2 Voria Ghafouri
CB 8 Morteza Pouraliganji
CB 13 Hossein Kanaanizadegan
LB 3 Ehsan Hajsafi   75'
DM 9 Omid Ebrahimi
RM 14 Saman Ghoddos
CM 21 Ashkan Dejagah (c)
CM 11 Vahid Amiri   64'
LM 17 Mehdi Taremi   19'   64'
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun   79'
Substitutions:
MF 6 Ahmad Nourollahi   64'
MF 16 Mehdi Torabi   64'
FW 10 Karim Ansarifard   79'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz

Man of the Match:
Sardar Azmoun (Iran)

Assistant referees:[7]
Ronnie Koh Min Kiat (Singapore)
Sergei Grishchenko (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)

Yemen vs IraqEdit

Iraq took the lead in the 11th minute when Mohanad Ali beat the Yemen defence before unleashing a shot from outside the box into the bottom right corner. Yemen had their first look at goal from a set-piece five minutes later, but Abdulwasea Al-Matari sent his header just above the bar. Yemen goalkeeper Saoud Al-Sowadi soon conceded the second goal in the 19th minute when Bashar Resan’s strike from the top of the box bounced off the right post before settling in the net. In the second half, both teams came close to finding the net with Ahmed Abdulrab’s right-footed shot from outside the box just being kept out by Iraq goalkeeper Jalal Hassan in the 59th minute. Iraq responded five minutes later, with Mohanad coming close to getting his second but his lob was denied by the post and Ahmed Yasin missed the chance to tuck the rebound home. Iraq ended proceedings on a high note as Alaa Abbas scored with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box and into the net.[8]

Yemen  0–3  Iraq
Report
Attendance: 9,757
Referee: Fu Ming (China PR)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yemen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iraq
GK 23 Saoud Al-Sowadi
RB 21 Mohammed Ba Rowis
CB 15 Ammar Hamsan
CB 4 Mudir Al-Radaei
LB 13 Ala Addin Mahdi
RM 12 Ahmed Al-Haifi   46'
CM 11 Abdulwasea Al-Matari
CM 17 Hussein Al-Ghazi   30'
CM 9 Ala Al-Sasi (c)   83'
LM 7 Ahmed Al-Sarori
CF 20 Emad Mansoor
Substitutions:
MF 8 Wahid Al Khyat   52'   30'
MF 6 Ahmed Abdulrab   46'
FW 10 Ahmed Dhabaan   83'
Manager:
  Ján Kocian
 
GK 1 Jalal Hassan (c)
RB 2 Ahmad Ibrahim
CB 6 Ali Adnan
CB 17 Alaa Ali Mhawi
LB 22 Rebin Sulaka
DM 13 Bashar Resan
RM 11 Humam Tariq   55'
CM 7 Safaa Hadi
CM 9 Ahmed Yasin
LM 16 Hussein Ali   88'
CF 10 Mohanad Ali   71'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Amjad Attwan   55'
FW 21 Alaa Abbas   71'
FW 19 Mohammed Dawood   88'
Manager:
  Srečko Katanec

Man of the Match:
Mohanad Ali (Iraq)

Assistant referees:[7]
Huo Weiming (China PR)
Cao Yi (China PR)
Fourth official:
Mohamad Zainal Abidin (Malaysia)
Additional assistant referees:
Ma Ning (China PR)
Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

Vietnam vs YemenEdit

Mudir Al-Radaei involved himself in an altercation with Nguyễn Công Phượng to concede a free-kick, picking up a yellow card from referee Ahmed Al-Kaf, and from the resultant free-kick the Vietnamese took the lead. Nguyễn Quang Hải sent a left-foot strike from 25 yards curling away from Salem Al-Harsh and into the top corner of the goal. Ten minutes into the second half, a move started by Đỗ Hùng Dũng’s angled ball down the right allowed Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng to pull his cross back to Công Phượng, only for his shot to be blocked by the Yemeni defence. Seconds later, Hùng Dũng’s shot was collected by Al-Harsh. Ahmed Al-Sarori outpaced Đoàn Văn Hậu before firing a right foot shot that flew across the face of goal. Four minutes after the hour mark, though, Vietnam added the second from the penalty spot. Phan Văn Đức burst past Abdulaziz Al-Gumaei, surging into the box before the Yemeni defender wrestled him to the ground. Quế Ngọc Hải calmly slid the spot kick home.[9]

Vietnam  2–0  Yemen
Report
Attendance: 8,237
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
Yemen
GK 23 Đặng Văn Lâm
RB 5 Đoàn Văn Hậu
CB 4 Bùi Tiến Dũng I
CB 3 Quế Ngọc Hải (c)
LB 12 Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy
RM 16 Đỗ Hùng Dũng
CM 8 Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng
CM 6 Lương Xuân Trường   53'
LM 19 Nguyễn Quang Hải
CF 10 Nguyễn Công Phượng   78'   82'
CF 20 Phan Văn Đức   72'
Substitutions:
FW 22 Nguyễn Tiến Linh   53'
FW 9 Nguyễn Văn Toàn   72'
MF 14 Trần Minh Vương   82'
Manager:
  Park Hang-seo
 
GK 22 Salem Al-Harsh
RB 21 Mohammed Ba Rowis
CB 13 Ala Addin Mahdi   27'
CB 15 Ammar Hamsan   57'
LB 19 Mohammed Boqshan
RM 7 Ahmed Al-Sarori
CM 4 Mudir Al-Radaei
CM 8 Wahid Al Khyat   37'   76'
LM 11 Abdulwasea Al-Matari
AM 9 Ala Al-Sasi (c)
CF 20 Emad Mansoor   25'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Ahmed Dhabaan   25'
DF 5 Abdulaziz Al-Gumaei   63'   57'
FW 18 Ahmed Alos   76'
Manager:
  Ján Kocian

Man of the Match:
Nguyễn Quang Hải (Vietnam)

Assistant referees:[10]
Abu Bakar Al-Amri (Oman)
Rashid Al-Ghaithi (Oman)
Fourth official:
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Additional assistant referees:
Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

Iran vs IraqEdit

 
Iran vs. Iraq

Iran had the first chance at goal in the 12th minute when Vahid Amiri sent a cross into the box but Sardar Azmoun’s header was just off the mark. Three minutes from the half-time whistle, Alireza Jahanbakhsh latched on to Azmoun’s deflected attempt but couldn’t get his left-footed strike on target. Iran, in a bid to break down the Iraq defence, boosted their attacking prowess by bringing on Mehdi Taremi and Mehdi Torabi in the 63rd and 75th minutes respectively. However, it was Iraq who nearly took the lead in the 77th minute when substitute Alaa Abbas’s header was tipped over the bar by Alireza Beiranvand. As the minutes ticked away, neither team was able to make headway as they settled for a share of the spoils.[11]

Iran  0–0  Iraq
Report
Attendance: 15,038
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iraq
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 2 Voria Ghafouri
CB 4 Rouzbeh Cheshmi   80'
CB 5 Milad Mohammadi
LB 19 Majid Hosseini
CM 11 Vahid Amiri   68'
CM 13 Hossein Kanaanizadegan
RW 14 Saman Ghoddos   39'   75'
AM 9 Omid Ebrahimi (c)
LW 18 Alireza Jahanbakhsh   63'
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun
Substitutions:
MF 17 Mehdi Taremi   63'
MF 16 Mehdi Torabi   75'
MF 21 Ashkan Dejagah   80'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz
 
GK 1 Jalal Hassan (c)
RB 2 Ahmad Ibrahim   78'
CB 5 Ali Faez
CB 6 Ali Adnan   82'
LB 17 Alaa Ali Mhawi
CM 7 Safaa Hadi
CM 14 Amjad Attwan   34'
CM 16 Hussein Ali   77'
RW 9 Ahmed Yasin   46'
LW 11 Humam Tariq
CF 10 Mohanad Ali   71'
Substitutions:
MF 13 Bashar Resan   46'
FW 21 Alaa Abbas   71'
FW 19 Mohammed Dawood   77'
Manager:
  Srečko Katanec

Man of the Match:
Alireza Beiranvand (Iran)

Assistant referees:[10]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Sergei Grishchenko (Kyrgyzstan)
Additional assistant referees:
Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

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][12]

  • 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
                                   
  Iraq 1 3 −4
  Iran 1 2 2 −5
  Vietnam 2 2 1 −5
  Yemen 4 1 3 −8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Schedule – AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019" (PDF). the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Final Draw sets the stage for thrilling contests in UAE 2019". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "AFC Asian Cup 2019 Competition Regulations" (PDF). the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ "IR Iran 5–0 Yemen". AFC. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Iraq 3–2 Vietnam". AFC. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Vietnam 0–2 IR Iran". AFC. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 12". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Yemen 0–3 Iraq". AFC. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Vietnam 2–0 Yemen". AFC. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 16". AFC. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  11. ^ "IR Iran 0–0 Iraq". AFC. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Competition Operations Manual 2019". AFC.

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