2002 AFC Youth Championship

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2002 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates15 October – 31 October
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (10th title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Saudi Arabia
Fourth place Uzbekistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
2000
2004

Qualification competitionEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  South Korea 7 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3
  Uzbekistan 6 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3
  Qatar 3 3 1 0 2 7 8 -1
  Thailand 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5

October 15

Qatar   0 - 1   South Korea
Uzbekistan   4 - 0   Thailand

October 18

Qatar   3 - 2   Thailand
South Korea   2 - 0   Uzbekistan

October 21

Qatar   4 - 5   Uzbekistan
Thailand   0 - 0   South Korea

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Japan 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5
  Saudi Arabia 6 3 2 0 1 9 2 +7
  India 3 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1
  Bangladesh 0 3 0 0 3 0 13 -13

October 16

Japan   2 - 1   Saudi Arabia
India   6 - 0   Bangladesh

October 19

Saudi Arabia   4 - 0   Bangladesh
India   1 - 2   Japan

October 22

Bangladesh   0 - 3   Japan
Saudi Arabia   4 - 0   India

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Syria 7 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5
  China PR 4 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Vietnam 1 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5

October 17

United Arab Emirates   2 - 0   Vietnam
China PR   2 - 4   Syria

October 20

United Arab Emirates   1 - 1   Syria
Vietnam   2 - 2   China PR

October 23

United Arab Emirates   0 - 2   China PR
Syria   4 - 1   Vietnam

Third-placed qualifiersEdit

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  India 3 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1
  Qatar 3 3 1 0 2 7 8 -1

UAE (best third-place) and India (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stagesEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

October 25

Japan   3 - 0   United Arab Emirates
South Korea   7 - 0   India

October 26

Saudi Arabia   4 - 1   China PR
Syria   0 - 4   Uzbekistan

Semi-finalsEdit

October 29

Japan   1 - 1 (PSO 4-2)   Uzbekistan
South Korea   2 - 1   Saudi Arabia

Third place play-offEdit

October 31

Uzbekistan   0 - 4   Saudi Arabia

FinalEdit

October 31

Japan   0 - 1 (AET 0-1)   South Korea

WinnersEdit

 AFC Youth Championship 2002 Winners 
 
South Korea
Tenth title

Countries to participate in FIFA World Youth Championship 2003Edit