2022 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

The 2022 AFF U-19 Youth Championship was the 18th edition of the AFF U-19 Youth Championship, organised by ASEAN Football Federation. It was hosted by Indonesia during July 2022.[1] The planned 2020 and 2021 AFF U-19 Youth Championship were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Players born after 1 January 2003 could participate in this tournament.

2022 AFF U-19 Youth Championship
Kejuaraan Remaja U-19 AFF 2022
Tournament details
Host countryIndonesia
Dates2–15 July
Teams11 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Malaysia (2nd title)
Runners-up Laos
Third place Vietnam
Fourth place Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored92 (3.17 per match)
Top scorer(s)Vietnam Nguyễn Quốc Việt (5 goals)
Best player(s)Malaysia Ahmad Aysar Hadi
Best goalkeeperLaos Phounin Xayyasone
2019
2023

Malaysia beat Laos 2–0 in the final for their second title in the championship.[2][3][4]

Participant teams edit

There was no qualification, and all entrants advanced to the final tournament, except for the defending champions Australia. The following teams from member associations of the AFF entered the tournament:

Team Association App Previous best performance
  Brunei FA Brunei DS 10th Group stage (9 times)
  Cambodia FF Cambodia 12th Group stage (11 times)
  Indonesia FA Indonesia 11th Winners (2013)
  Laos Lao FF 12th Third place (2002, 2005, 2015)
  Malaysia FA Malaysia 14th Winners (2018)
  Myanmar Myanmar FF 14th Winners (2003, 2005)
  Philippines Philippine FF 10th Group stage (9 times)
  Singapore FA Singapore 13th Third place (2003)
  Thailand FA Thailand 17th Winners (2002, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Timor-Leste FF Timor-Leste 9th Third place (2013)
  Vietnam Vietnam FF 17th Winners (2007)
Did not enter
  Australia

Venues edit

Bekasi Jakarta
Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium GBK Madya Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 9,170
   

Group stage edit

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Vietnam 5 3 2 0 12 3 +9 11[a] Knockout stage
2   Thailand 5 3 2 0 7 1 +6 11[a]
3   Indonesia (H) 5 3 2 0 17 2 +15 11[a]
4   Myanmar 5 2 0 3 12 12 0 6
5   Philippines 5 1 0 4 8 13 −5 3
6   Brunei 5 0 0 5 0 25 −25 0
Source: aseanfootball.org
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers[5]
(H) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head results: Vietnam 0–0 Indonesia, Indonesia 0–0 Thailand, Vietnam 1–1 Thailand. Head-to-head standings:
    • Vietnam: 2 pts, 0 GD, 1 GF
    • Thailand: 2 pts, 0 GD, 1 GF
    • Indonesia: 2 pts, 0 GD, 0 GF
    Indonesia were ranked third on head-to-head goals scored. Vietnam and Thailand were tied on their own head-to-head results and were ranked on goal difference.
Myanmar  7–0  Brunei
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Thailand  1–0  Philippines
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Vietnam  0–0  Indonesia
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Vietnam  4–1  Philippines
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Myanmar  0–3  Thailand
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Indonesia  7–0  Brunei
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Philippines  1–3  Myanmar
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Brunei  0–4  Vietnam
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Indonesia  0–0  Thailand
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Myanmar  1–3  Vietnam
  • La Min Htwe   90+3'
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Thailand  2–0  Brunei
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Philippines  1–5  Indonesia
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Brunei  0–5  Philippines
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Vietnam  1–1  Thailand
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Indonesia  5–1  Myanmar
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  • La Min Htwe   8'

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Laos 4 4 0 0 8 2 +6 12 Knockout stage
2   Malaysia 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
3   Timor-Leste 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 6
4   Cambodia 4 1 0 3 4 8 −4 3
5   Singapore 4 0 1 3 1 5 −4 1
Source: aseanfootball.org
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers[5]
Timor-Leste  0–2  Laos
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Singapore  0–1  Cambodia

Cambodia  1–2  Malaysia
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Singapore  0–1  Timor-Leste
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Malaysia  0–0  Singapore
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Laos  2–1  Cambodia
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Laos  3–1  Singapore
Phoutthavong   6'
Sisouphon   45+2'
Chanthavixay   70'
Khairin   89'
Timor-Leste  3–4  Malaysia
Cristevão   11'
M. Quintão   55', 76'
Report Najmudin   8'
Farhan   15', 63'
Aliff   53'

Cambodia  1–4  Timor-Leste
Soknet   86' Report Olagar   23'
Zenivio   26'
Ribeiro   81', 90+1'
Malaysia  0–1  Laos
Report Phoutthavong   66' (pen.)

Knockout stage edit

In the knockout stage, the penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner if necessary.[6]

Bracket edit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
13 July – Bekasi
 
 
  Vietnam0
 
15 July – Bekasi
 
  Malaysia3
 
  Malaysia2
 
13 July – Bekasi
 
  Laos0
 
  Laos2
 
 
  Thailand0
 
Third place match
 
 
15 July – Bekasi
 
 
  Vietnam1 (5)
 
 
  Thailand1 (3)

Semi-finals edit

Vietnam  0–3  Malaysia
Report Farhan   26'
Haiqal   70'
Danish   87'
Laos  2–0  Thailand
Phanthavong   8'
Damoth   85'
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Third place match edit

Final edit

Malaysia  2–0  Laos
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Winner edit

 2022 AFF U-19 Youth Championship winners 
 
Malaysia
Second title

Awards edit

Most Valuable Player[7] Top Scorer Award[7] Best Goalkeeper Award[7]
  Ahmad Aysar Hadi   Nguyễn Quốc Việt   Phounin Xayyasone

Goalscorers edit

There were 92 goals scored in 29 matches, for an average of 3.17 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Final ranking edit

This table will show the ranking of teams throughout the tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Malaysia 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 Champions
2   Laos 6 5 0 1 10 4 +6 15 Runners-up
3   Vietnam 7 3 3 1 13 7 +6 12 Third place
4   Thailand 7 3 3 1 8 4 +4 12 Fourth place
5   Indonesia (H) 5 3 2 0 17 2 +15 11 Eliminated in
group stage
6   Timor-Leste 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 6
7   Myanmar 5 2 0 3 12 12 0 6
8   Cambodia 4 1 0 3 4 8 −4 3
9   Philippines 5 1 0 4 8 13 −5 3
10   Singapore 4 0 1 3 1 5 −4 1
11   Brunei 5 0 0 5 0 25 −25 0
Source: Group stage, Knockout stage
(H) Hosts

Controversies edit

The match between Cambodia and Laos in Group B was marked with a controversy. Cambodia's goal against Laos in the 76th minute had crossed the goal line, but Indonesian referee Aprisman Aranda did not award the goal for Cambodia.[8] The result of the match ended with Laos' win over Cambodia with a score of 2-1.[9]

The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) has officially lodged a protest with the AFF regarding this issue. Responding to Cambodia's protests, the AFF also sent a letter as an apology.[10]

The final match of group A between Vietnam and Thailand was filled with controversy. As both teams only needed a draw with goals to advance to the semi-finals, regardless of Indonesia's win over Myanmar. The match ended with 1-1 draw, which was enough for Vietnam and Thailand to see them through to the semi-finals, and hosts Indonesia were eliminated despite having the same point and best productivity goals. This was based on the head-to-head criteria between the three teams, as per the AFF U-19 Championship 2022 Tournament Rules and Regulations.[11]

With a score of 1-1 after 76 minutes, Vietnam and Thailand were considered not making a fair-play game. With both teams being considered slowing down the tempo of the game on purpose, after guaranteeing a spot into the semi-finals with the scores in the last 15 minutes. With the Vietnamese players only playing the ball around without being pressured by Thai players, while the Thai players were laying down with injuries despite not involving with the ball at all.[12]

Indonesia national team coach Shin Tae-Yong criticized the AFF rules being outdated, “This tournament regulation is weird because the AFF is still using it, even though FIFA and AFC are no longer using it. So, for us being unable to qualify for the semifinals does not make sense”.[13]

On 12 July 2022, Indonesian football governing body PSSI officially sent a letter of protest to the AFF over allegations of a match fixing between Vietnam and Thailand.[14] With the AFF responding that there are no issues with it.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ "Berstatus Tuan Rumah, Ini Jadwal Lengkap Timnas Indonesia U-19 di Piala AFF U-19 2022". Suara.com (in Indonesian). 19 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Hasil Malaysia Vs Laos: Menang 2-0, Harimau Malaya Juara Piala AFF U19 2022". Kompas.com (in Indonesian). 15 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Piala AFF U19 2022: Juara di Bumi Indonesia, Malaysia Ulang Prestasi 4 Tahun Silam". Kompas.com (in Indonesian). 16 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Malaysia Juara Piala AFF U-19 2022, Kisah Pelatih yang Pernah Diremehkan". Bola.net (in Indonesian). 19 July 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Timnas U19 Indonesia Gugur, Bagaimana Regulasi Piala AFF U19 2022?". Kompas.com (in Indonesian). 11 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Regulations AFF U-18 Youth Championship" (PDF). AFF. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Daftar Lengkap Penghargaan di Piala AFF U-19 2022". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). 15 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Viral, Wasit Indonesia Batalkan Gol Kamboja ke Gawang Laos di Piala AFF U-19 2022". Suara.com (in Indonesian). 12 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Hasil Piala AFF U-19 2022: Taklukkan Kamboja, Laos Berhasil Geser Malaysia dari Puncak Klasemen Grup B". BolaSport.com (in Indonesian). 7 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Kamboja Lebih Dulu Layangkan Protes atas Kejadian di Piala AFF U-19, Direspons tapi Tak Mengubah Hasil". Suara.com (in Indonesian). 12 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Regulasi Head to Head Piala AFF U-19 2022: Timnas Indonesia Korbannya". Detik.com (in Indonesian). 11 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Hasil Piala AFF U-19 2022: Thailand vs Vietnam Imbang 1-1, Intensitas Permainan Turun Dua Tim Main Santai 10 Menit Terakhir". BolaSport.com (in Indonesian). 10 July 2022.
  13. ^ Zulfirdaus Harahap (10 July 2022). "Timnas Indonesia U-19 Tersingkir Tragis, Shin Tae-yong Kritik Regulasi Jadul di Piala AFF U-19 2022". Bola.com (in Indonesian).
  14. ^ "PSSI Resmi Ajukan Protes ke AFF soal Dugaan Main Mata di Laga Vietnam vs Thailand, Semifinal Piala AFF U-19 2022 Alami Penundaan?". Bola Okezone (in Indonesian). 11 July 2022.
  15. ^ "AFF Respons Surat Protes PSSI soal Laga Vietnam Vs Thailand". Kompas.com (in Indonesian). 30 July 2022.