2007 AFC Cup

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The 2007 AFC Cup was the 4th edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

2007 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates6 March – 9 November 2007
Teams24 (from 13 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsJordan Shabab Al-Ordon (1st title)
Runners-upJordan Al-Faisaly
Tournament statistics
Matches played86
Goals scored226 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)Lebanon Mohammed Ghaddar
Jordan Odai Al-Saify
(5 goals each)
2006
2008

QualificationEdit

The 13 'developing' nations in the Asian Football Confederation were invited to nominate one or two clubs to participate in the 2007 competition. 2006 winners, Al-Faisaly of Jordan qualify automatically, but proceed to the group stage.

Vietnam and Thailand lose ration for Australia in AFC Champions League. Instead of sending two teams by each country to compete for AFC Champions League, the second representative team of Vietnam and Thailand is demoted to play in AFC Cup.

Bangladesh were excluded, after they were relegated to AFC President's Cup along Turkmenistan.

Champions of North Korea and Myanmar did not participate.

West Asia
  Bahrain (1) Al-Muharraq (2005–06 Bahraini Premier League champions)
  Jordan (3) Shabab Al-Ordon (2005–06 Jordan League champions & 2005–06 Jordan FA Cup winners)

Al-Faisaly (2006 AFC Cup winners & 2005–06 Jordan League runners-up)

Al-Wahdat (2005–06 Jordan League third place)

  Lebanon (2) Al-Ansar (2005–06 Lebanese Premier League champions & 2006 Lebanese FA Cup winners)

Al-Nejmeh (2005–06 Lebanese Premier League runners-up)

  Oman (2) Muscat (2005–06 Omani League champions)

Dhofar (2006 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners)

  Yemen (2) Al-Saqr (2006 Yemeni League champions)

Al-Hilal (2005 Yemeni President Cup winners)

Central Asia
  Turkmenistan (2) HTTU Aşgabat (2006 Turkmenistan League champions & 2006 Turkmenistan Cup winners)

Nebitçi Balkanabat (2006 Turkmenistan League runners-up)

East Asia
  Hong Kong (2) Happy Valley (2005–06 Hong Kong First Division League champions)

Sun Hei (2006 Hong Kong FA Cup winners)

South Asia
  Bangladesh (0)
  India (2) Mahindra United (2005–06 Indian National Football League champions)

Mohun Bagan AC (2006 Indian Federation Cup winners)

  Maldives (2) New Radiant (2006 Dhivehi League champions & 2006 Maldives FA Cup winners)

Victory SC (2006 Dhivehi League runners-up)

South East Asia
  Malaysia (2) Negeri Sembilan FA (2005–06 Super League Malaysia champions)

Pahang FA (2006 Malaysia FA Cup winners)

  Singapore (2) Singapore Armed Forces FC (2006 S.League champions)

Tampines Rovers FC (2006 Singapore Cup winners)

  Thailand (1) Osotsapa FC (2004 Queen's Cup winners)
  Vietnam (1) Hoa Phat Hanoi (2006 Vietnamese Cup winners)

The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur on 22 December, allocating teams into six groups.

Group stageEdit

Key to colors in group tables:

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Nejmeh 6 5 0 1 8 5 +3 15
  Shabab Al-Ordon 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13
  Muscat 6 1 1 4 4 6 −2 4
  Al-Saqr 6 0 2 4 5 11 −6 2
Al-Nejmeh1–0Muscat
Abbas Ahmed Atwi   18' (Report)
Attendance: 500
Referee:   Ali Al Mutlaq

Al-Saqr1–2Al-Nejmeh
Ali Al-Omqi   61' (Report) Khaled Hamieh   45+1'
Ali Nasseredine   89'


Al-Nejmeh2–1Shabab Al-Ordon
Ali Mohamad   51'
Evandro Ramos   86'
(Report) Saher Adi   77'
Attendance: 3,000
Muscat2–0Al-Saqr
Al-Lawati   18'
Al-Maawali   89'
(Report)

Al-Saqr1–1Shabab Al-Ordon
Mohammed Al-Mang   38' (Report) Waseem Al-Bzour   10'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee:   Huang Junjie

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Wahdat 6 4 2 0 16 8 +8 14
  Al-Muharraq 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11
  HTTU Aşgabat 6 2 0 4 10 12 −2 6
  Al-Hilal 6 0 2 4 6 15 −9 2
Al-Hilal3–3Al-Wahdat
Rashad Al-Dhaheri   55'   69'
Saleh Al-Shehri   90+1'
(Report) Issa Al-Sabah   39'
Ahmed Abdul-Haleem   49'
Mahmoud Shelbaieh   78'



Al-Wahdat4–2HTTU Aşgabat
Awad Ragheb   29'
Hassan Abdel Fattah   54'   68'
Mahmoud Shelbaieh   71'
(Report) Berdi Şamyradow   23'   40'


Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Faisaly 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
  Dhofar 6 3 1 2 4 5 −1 10
  Al-Ansar 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 9
  Nebitçi Balkanabat 6 0 2 4 2 8 −6 2
Dhofar0–0Al-Ansar
(Report)

Al-Ansar3–1Nebitçi Balkanabat
Fadi Ghoson   3'
Salih Sadir   45'
Hamid Basma   71'
(Report) Azat Guljagazov   80'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee:   Masoud Moradi
Al-Faisaly2–1Dhofar
Abdel-Hadi Al-Maharmeh   28'
Mohammad Shawish   58'
(Report) Salah   53'



Al-Ansar3–0Dhofar
Malek Hassoun   10'
Fadi Ghoson   44'
Nasrat Al Jamal   79'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,100

Dhofar1–0Al-Faisaly
Fahad   11' (Report)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sun Hei 6 5 0 1 15 6 +9 15
  Negeri Sembilan FA 6 1 4 1 4 5 −1 7
  Victory SC 6 1 3 2 7 9 −2 6
  Hoa Phat Hanoi 6 0 3 3 7 13 −6 3
Sun Hei2–0Victory SC
Victory SC   17'
Colly Barnes Ezeh   49'
(Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 369

Victory SC2–2Negeri Sembilan FA
Ashad Ali   7'
Izzath Abdul Baree   22'
(Report) Freddy   17'   90+4'
Attendance: 8,000
Hoa Phat Hanoi1–2Sun Hei
Trinh Xuan Thanh   58' (Report) João Miguel   24'
Lo Chi Kwan   60'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee:   Cho Win

Sun Hei2–0Negeri Sembilan FA
Victor   6'   69' (Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 200

Hoa Phat Hanoi0–2Victory SC
(Report) Ashad Ali   37'   81'
Attendance: 500
Referee:   Tan Hai

Victory SC0–2Sun Hei
(Report) Colly Barnes Ezeh   14'
Lico   33'

The match between Victory SC and Xiangxue Sun Hei was postponed to 9 May after the assistant referees from Indonesia were unable to arrive in the Maldives as their flight was delayed.[1][2]


Sun Hei7–4Hoa Phat Hanoi
Lico   5'   61'   73'
Colly Barnes Ezeh   15'   65'
Chu Siu Kei   25'   41'
(Report) Cao Sy Cuong   10' (pen.)
Nguyen Ngoc Tu   33'
Vu Hong Viet   54' (pen.)
Nguyen Anh Cuong   75'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 208

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Singapore Armed Forces FC 6 5 0 1 13 7 +6 15
  Mahindra United 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12
  Happy Valley 6 3 0 3 9 11 −2 9
  New Radiant 6 0 0 6 4 13 −9 0

Happy Valley1–4Singapore Armed Forces FC
Lee Sze Ming   22' (Report) Therdsak Chaiman   7'
Noor Ali   61'
Aleksandar Duric   79'   89'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 391


Happy Valley2–1Mahindra United
Law Chun Bong   21'   23' (Report) Yusif Yakubu   68'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 100


Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Tampines Rovers FC 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13
  Mohun Bagan AC 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
  Osotsapa FC 6 3 1 2 12 3 +9 10
  Pahang FA 6 0 0 6 2 18 −16 0



Mohun Bagan AC1–0Osotsapa FC
José Ramírez Barreto   43' (Report)
Attendance: 18,000


Mohun Bagan AC2–0Pahang FA
Lal Kamal Bhowmick   12'
Lalawmpuia Pachuau   69'
(Report)
Attendance: 15,000

Best runners-upEdit

Two best runners-up, one from groups A, B and C and one from groups D, E and F, qualify for the quarter finals.

Group A, B, C (West & Central Asia Zone)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Shabab Al-Ordon 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13
  Al-Muharraq 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11
  Dhofar 6 3 1 2 4 5 −1 10

Group D, E, F (East, South & South East Asia Zone)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mahindra United 6 4 0 2 9 4 +5 12
  Mohun Bagan AC 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
  Negeri Sembilan FA 6 1 4 1 4 5 −1 7

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mahindra United   4–5   Al-Nejmeh 1–2 3–3
Tampines Rovers   3–7   Al-Faisaly 1–2 2–5
Sun Hei   1–4   Al-Wahdat 0–1 1–3
Shabab Al-Ordon   5–3   Singapore Armed Forces FC 5–0 0–3

First legEdit

Mahindra United1–2Al-Nejmeh
Rafi   47' (Report)[permanent dead link] M. Ghaddar   55'   85'


Sun Hei0–1Al-Wahdat
(Report)[permanent dead link] Ahmed Abdul-Haleem   83'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,200

Second legEdit

Al-Nejmeh3–3Mahindra United
M. Ghaddar   12'
A. Milas   24'
Milan   90+4' (pen.)
(Report)[permanent dead link] Minga   33'
Harpreet   64'
Pomeyie   78'


Al-Wahdat3–1Sun Hei
Mahmoud Shelbaieh   58'
Amer Deeb   71'   78'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Giovane   87'

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Faisaly   3–2   Al-Wahdat 1–1 2–1
Shabab Al-Ordon   1–0   Al-Nejmeh 1–0 0–0

First legEdit


Second legEdit


FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shabab Al-Ordon   2–1   Al-Faisaly 1–0 1–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

2007 AFC Cup Winners
 
Shabab Al-Ordon
First title

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1   Mohammed Ghaddar   Nejmeh SC 5
  Odai Al-Saify   Shabab Al-Ordon 5
3     Aleksandar Duric   Singapore Armed Forces FC 4
  Apipu Suntornpanavej   Osotsapa FC 4
  Ashrin Shariff   Singapore Armed Forces FC 4
  Awad Ragheb   Al-Wahdat 4
  Colly Barnes Ezeh   Sun Hei 4
  Mamedaly Karadanov   HTTU Aşgabat 4
  Lico   Sun Hei 4
10   Abdulla Al Dakeel   Al-Muharraq 3
  Ashad Ali   Victory SC 3
  Fadi Ghoson   Al-Ansar 3
  Freddy   Negeri Sembilan FA 3
  Gerard Ambassa Guy   Happy Valley 3
  Mahmoud Shelbaieh   Al-Wahdat 3
  Mohd Noh Alam Shah   Tampines Rovers FC 3
  Victor   Sun Hei 3
  Yusif Yakubu   Mahindra United 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC Cup: Victory, Sun Hei match postponed Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved on 8 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Victory, Sun Hei match postponed Archived 8 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine", The Official Website of Victory SC Archived 12 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine, 8 May 2007. Retrieved on 10 May 2007.

External linksEdit