2008 AFC U-16 Championship

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2008 AFC U-16 Championship
2008 yilgi U-16 Osiyo chempionati
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Tournament details
Host countryUzbekistan
Dates4 – 19 October
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Iran.svg  Iran (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored113 (3.65 per match)
Attendance73,220 (2,362 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Iran.svg Kaveh Rezaei (6 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Jong-ho
Fair play awardFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2006
2010

The 2008 AFC U-16 Championship was the 13th competition of the AFC U-17 Championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which was held between 4 and 19 October 2008 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Qualifiers was held in 2007 from 17–28 October.

Contents

Iran won their first title after beating South Korea 2–1 in the final.

Qualification competition

Stadiums

CityStadiumCapacity
Tashkent Pakhtakor Stadium 35,000
Tashkent MHSK Stadium 15,000

Squads

Group stage

All times local (UTC+5)

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 330082+69 Knockout stage
2Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan (H)3201102+86
3Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 31023413
4Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 3003114130
Source: AFC
(H) Host.
Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg0–7Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)
Iran  Flag of Iran.svg2–0Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

Uzbekistan  Flag of Uzbekistan.svg1–2Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg3–0Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 170
Referee: Mukhtar Al Yarimi (Yemen)

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg4–1Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
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MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)
Uzbekistan  Flag of Uzbekistan.svg2–0Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
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Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3210153+127 Knockout stage
2Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 321062+47
3Flag of India.svg  India 31023853
4Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 3003112110
Source: AFC
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg5–2Flag of India.svg  India
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)
Syria  Flag of Syria.svg2–1Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg0–9Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 700
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
India  Flag of India.svg0–3Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)

Syria  Flag of Syria.svg1–1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 700
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
India  Flag of India.svg1–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
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MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mukhtar Al Yarimi (Yemen)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3300112+99 Knockout stage
2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 311164+24
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 31114404
4Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 3003112110
Source: AFC
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–1Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan
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Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg1–3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Turkmenistan  Flag of Turkmenistan.svg0–4Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 300
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–1Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Report
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg6–0Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan
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MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3300131+129 Knockout stage
2Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 21014843 [lower-alpha 1]
3Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 31025723 [lower-alpha 1]
4Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen [lower-alpha 2] 20020660
Source: AFC
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Head-to-head result: United Arab Emirates 3–2 Malaysia.
  2. Yemen were ejected from the tournament for fielding an overage player, Wesam Saleh Al-Worafi. [1]
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg4–0Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 300
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)
Yemen  Flag of Yemen.svg1–1
Annulled [note 1]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 250
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)

Malaysia  Flag of Malaysia.svg3–0
Awarded [note 2]
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg1–6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg3–0
Awarded [note 3]
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg3–2Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

Knockout stages

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 October – Pakhtakor
 
 
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2
 
15 October – Pakhtakor
 
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 0
 
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3
 
12 October – MHSK
 
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2
 
18 October – Pakhtakor
 
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 3
 
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2
 
12 October – Pakhtakor
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3
 
15 October – Pakhtakor
 
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2
 
12 October – MHSK
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2
 
 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0
 

Quarterfinal

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–3Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
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MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg2–0Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Report

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg3–0Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Mohammad Mansour (Lebanon)

Semifinal

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg3–0Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg2–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

Final

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg2–1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Report

Winners

 2008 AFC U-16 Championship 
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
First title

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:

Most Valuable PlayerTop ScorerFair Play Award
Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Jong-ho Flag of Iran.svg Kaveh Rezaei Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

Goalscorers

There were 113 goals scored in 31 matches, for an average of 3.65 goals per match.

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 World Cup

The following four teams from AFC qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

TeamQualified onPrevious appearances in FIFA U-17 World Cup 1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 12 October 20081 (1991)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 12 October 20081 (2001)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 12 October 20084 ( 1993 , 1995, 2001, 2007)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 12 October 20083 (1987, 2003, 2007 )
1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Notes

  1. The match was annulled due to both teams fielding ineligible players: United Arab Emirates fielded a suspended player, Haddaf Al Ameri, while Yemen fielded an overage player, Wesam Saleh Al-Worafi. [1]
  2. The match was awarded 3–0 to Malaysia as Yemen fielded an ineligible player. The match initially ended in a 1–1 draw. [1]
  3. The match was awarded 3–0 to Japan as Yemen fielded an ineligible player. The match initially ended 2–1 to Yemen. [1]
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 This player's goal tally includes one or more goals which the player scored in matches that were subsequently forfeited, but which AFC continues to count in its statistics.

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References

  1. "AFC disqualifies Yemen on age rule". UzDaily.com. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2019.