2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship

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2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship
ฟุตบอลหญิงชิงชนะเลิศแห่งเอเชีย รุ่นอายุไม่เกิน 16 ปี 2019
Tournament details
Host countryThailand
Dates15–28 September
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Japan.svg  Japan (4th title)
Runners-upFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Third placeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Fourth placeFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored63 (3.94 per match)
Attendance2,689 (168 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Japan.svg Maika Hamano (5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Japan.svg Hanon Nishio
Fair play awardFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
2017
2022

The 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship was the 8th edition of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the women's under-16 national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Thailand between 15 and 28 September 2019, [1] with a total of eight teams competing.

Contents

The top two teams of the tournament would have qualified for the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (originally 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic) in India as the AFC representatives, besides India who would have automatically qualified as hosts. [2] However, FIFA announced on 17 November 2020 that this edition of the World Cup would be cancelled. [3]

This edition was the last to be played as an under-16 tournament, as the AFC have agreed to the proposal for switching the tournament from under-16 to under-17 starting from 2022. [4]

North Korea were the defending champions, but were defeated 2–1 in the final by Japan.

Qualification

Four teams qualified directly for the final tournament: the hosts and the top three of 2017. The other four spots were determined by the qualifying stage.

A total of 30 teams entered the qualifying stage. Due to the increased number of teams, two qualification rounds were scheduled for the first time. The first round was scheduled for 15–23 September 2018, [5] and the second round was scheduled for 23 February – 3 March 2019. [6]

Qualified teams

The following teams have qualified for the tournament.

TeamQualified asAppearancePrevious best performance
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Hosts8thThird place (2005)
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2017 champions7thChampions (2007, 2015, 2017)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2017 runners-up8thChampions (2009)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2017 third place8thChampions (2005, 2011, 2013)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Second round Group A winners6thFourth place (2009)
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Second round Group A runners-up1stDebut
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Second round Group B winners8thRunners-up (2005)
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Second round Group B runners-up3rdGroup stage (2005, 2017)

Venues

The matches are played at two venues, both at the Mueang Chonburi District in Chonburi Province.

Draw

The draw was held on 23 May 2019, 15:30 ICT (UTC+7), at the Oakwood Hotel in Chonburi, Thailand. [7] [8] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their performance in the 2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship final tournament and qualification, with the hosts Thailand automatically seeded and assigned to Position A1 in the draw. [9]

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4
  1. Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (hosts)
  2. Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea

Squads

Players born between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2005 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team must register a squad of minimum 16 players and maximum 23 players, minimum two of whom must be goalkeepers (Regulations Articles 24.1 and 24.2). [10]

Group stage

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 9.3): [10]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are tied and they met in the last round of the group;
  8. Disciplinary points (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);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, ICT (UTC+7).

Schedule
MatchdayDatesMatches
Matchday 115–16 September 20191 v 4, 2 v 3
Matchday 218–19 September 20194 v 2, 3 v 1
Matchday 321–22 September 20191 v 2, 3 v 4

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3210170+177 Knockout stage
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 312083+55
3Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (H)3102214123
4Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 3012212101
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 223
Referee: Law Bik Chi (Hong Kong)
Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg1–0Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 300
Referee: Kim Yu-jeong (South Korea)

Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg0–9Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 165
Referee: Mahnaz Zokaee (Iran)
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg6–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 250
Referee: Bùi Thị Thu Trang (Vietnam)

Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 250
Referee: Kim Yu-jeong (South Korea)
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–2Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 172
Referee: Mahsa Ghorbani (Iran)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 3300170+179 Knockout stage
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 32013416
3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 31023523
4Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 3003014140
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg10–0Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 105
Referee: Thein Thein Aye (Myanmar)
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg0–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 80
Referee: Mahsa Ghorbani (Iran)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–4Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 119
Referee: Rebecca Durcau (Australia)
Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg0–3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 100
Referee: Asmita Manandhar (Nepal)

North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg3–0Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 80
Referee: Law Bik Chi (Hong Kong)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–0Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 83
Referee: Thein Thein Aye (Myanmar)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, penalty shoot-out (no extra time) was used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Articles 12.1 and 12.2). [10]

Bracket

 
Semi-finals Final
 
      
 
25 September – IPE Chonburi
 
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2
 
28 September – Chonburi
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2
 
25 September – IPE Chonburi
 
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1
 
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 3
 
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0
 
Third place match
 
 
28 September – Chonburi
 
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2
 
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1

Semi-finals

Winners qualified for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

North Korea  Flag of North Korea.svg3–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 150
Referee: Thein Thein Aye (Myanmar)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report
IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 152
Referee: Bùi Thị Thu Trang (Vietnam)

Third place match

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 180
Referee: Kim Yu-jeong (South Korea)

Final

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–1Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Report
Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi
Attendance: 280
Referee: Law Bik Chi (Hong Kong)

Winners

 Winner 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship 
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Fourth title

Awards

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

Top Goalscorer [11] Most Valuable Player [11] Fair Play award [11]
Flag of Japan.svg Maika Hamano Flag of Japan.svg Hanon Nishio Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea

Qualified teams for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The following three teams from AFC would have qualified for the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup before the tournament was cancelled, including India who would have qualified automatically as host.

TeamQualified onPrevious appearances in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 1
Flag of India.svg  India 15 March 2019 [12] 0 (debut)
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 25 September 2019 [13] 6 ( 2008 , 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 , 2018)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 25 September 2019 [13] 6 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 , 2016, 2018)
1Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers

There were 63 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 3.94 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

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