2014 AFC U-19 Championship


The 2014 AFC U-19 Championship was the 38th edition of the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for players aged 19 and below. Myanmar were approved as hosts of the competition on 25 April 2013.[1] The tournament was held from 9 to 23 October 2014, with the top four teams qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.[2]

2014 AFC U-19 Championship
၂၀၁၄ အေအက်ဖ်စီ ယူ-၁၉ ချန်ပီယံရှစ်
Tournament details
Host countryMyanmar
Dates9–23 October
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Qatar (1st title)
Runners-up North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored92 (2.97 per match)
Attendance233,739 (7,540 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ahmed Al Saadi
Zabikhillo Urinboev
Jo Kwang-myong
(5 goals each)
Best player(s) Ahmed Moein
Fair play award North Korea
2012
2016

Qatar won the tournament, and were joined by North Korea, hosts Myanmar, and Uzbekistan as AFC qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Venues


Cities Venues Capacity
Yangon Thuwunna Stadium 32,000
Naypyidaw Wunna Theikdi Stadium 30,000

Qualification


The draw for the qualifiers was held on 26 April 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

Qualified teams

Draw


The draw for the competition was held on 24 April 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar.[4]

Pot 1
(Host & Seeds)
Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Myanmar
 South Korea
 Iraq
 Uzbekistan

 Australia
 Japan
 Iran
 North Korea

 United Arab Emirates
 Thailand
 China PR
 Qatar

 Indonesia
 Oman
 Vietnam
 Yemen

Squads


Only players born on or after 1 January 1995 are eligible to compete in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship. Each team can register a maximum of 23 players (minimum three of whom must be goalkeepers).[2]

Group stage


The top two teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria were applied to determine the rankings.[2]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches;
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local (UTC+6:30).

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 3 2 0 1 5 6 1 6
 Myanmar 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Yemen 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Iran 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
Source: [citation needed]
Iran 1–2 Thailand
Mazloum  15' Report Thanasit  65'
Chenrop  82'
Attendance: 2,850
Myanmar 0–0 Yemen
Report
Attendance: 13,142
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Yemen 1–0 Iran
Al-Sarori  6' Report
Thailand 0–3 Myanmar
Report Nyein Chan Aung  13', 18'
Aung Thu  42'
Attendance: 24,568

Myanmar 0–2 Iran
Report Seyyedi  56'
Moharrami  83'
Attendance: 19,784
Thailand 3–2 Yemen
Patiphan  40', 85', 88' Report K. Mahdi  1'
Mohammed  64'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 7 4 +3 5
 Uzbekistan 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Australia 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Indonesia 3 0 0 3 2 8 6 0
Source: [citation needed]
Uzbekistan 3–1 Indonesia
Khamdanov  18'
Urinboev  22' (pen.)
Shukurov  87'
Report Sitanggang  58'
Australia 1–1 United Arab Emirates
Borrello  79' Report Mubarak  85' (pen.)
Attendance: 625

Indonesia 0–1 Australia
Report Sotirio  67'
United Arab Emirates 2–2 Uzbekistan
Ghanem  25'
Al Attas  90+3'
Report Shomurodov  44'
Urinboev  53'
Attendance: 628
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Uzbekistan 1–1 Australia
Urinboev  82' Report Mauk  66'
United Arab Emirates 4–1 Indonesia
Al-Akbari  11'
Al Attas  22'
Jassem  50'
Rabee  79'
Report Drajad  52'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 China PR 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
 Vietnam 3 0 1 2 2 10 8 1
Source: [citation needed]
Japan 1–2 China PR
Minamino  16' Report Wei Shihao  1' (pen.), 77'

Vietnam 1–3 Japan
Hoàng Thanh Tùng  90' Report Okugawa  59'
Nakatani  90+5'
Ideguchi  90+6'
China PR 0–0 South Korea
Report

South Korea 1–2 Japan
Kim Gun-hee  29' Report Minamino  13', 65'
China PR 1–1 Vietnam
Tang Shi  88' Report Hoàng Thanh Tùng  20'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Qatar 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 North Korea 3 1 1 1 4 5 1 4
 Iraq 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 4
 Oman 3 0 1 2 1 9 8 1
Source: [citation needed]
Iraq 6–0 Oman
Mohsin  7', 43'
Al Shiyadi  27' (o.g.)
Kareem  74'
Tahseen  85'
Aymen  89'
Report
North Korea 1–3 Qatar
Jo Kwang-myong  5' Report Al Saadi  74' (pen.)
Almoez Ali  79'
Afif  86' (pen.)

Oman 1–1 North Korea
Mubarak  72' Report So Jong-hyok  90'
Qatar 1–1 Iraq
Al Saadi  51' Report Rasan  39' (pen.)

Iraq 1–2 North Korea
Mhawi  90+3' Report Jo Kwang-myong  50'
Kim Yu-song  63'
Qatar 2–0 Oman
Al Saadi  58' (pen.), 65' Report
Attendance: 536

Knockout stage


In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary.[2]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
17 October 2014
 
 
 Thailand1
 
20 October 2014
 
 Uzbekistan2
 
 Uzbekistan0
 
17 October 2014
 
 North Korea5
 
 Japan1 (4)
 
23 October 2014
 
 North Korea (p)1 (5)
 
 North Korea0
 
17 October 2014
 
 Qatar1
 
 United Arab Emirates0
 
20 October 2014
 
 Myanmar1
 
 Myanmar2
 
17 October 2014
 
 Qatar (a.e.t.)3
 
 Qatar4
 
 
 China PR2
 

Quarter-finals

Winners qualified for 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Thailand 1–2 Uzbekistan
Chenrop  48' Report Urinboev  6', 20'
Attendance: 29,000

United Arab Emirates 0–1 Myanmar
Report Than Paing  53'
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Japan 1–1 (a.e.t.) North Korea
Minamino  83' (pen.) Report Kim Kuk-chol  36'
Penalties
Mochizuki
Sakai
Ideguchi
Nakatani
Minamino
4–5 Kang Nam-gwon
Ri Un-chol
Min Hyo-song
Jon Kum-dong
Jo Sol-song

Qatar 4–2 China PR
Al Saadi  6'
Afif  45+5' (pen.)
Moein  58'
Ali  90+6'
Report Gui Hong  54'
Wei Jingzong  86' (pen.)

Semi-finals

Uzbekistan 0–5 North Korea
Report Jo Kwang-myong  5', 39', 63'
Kim Yu-song  70'
So Jong-hyok  73'

Myanmar 2–3 (a.e.t.) Qatar
Aung Thu  62'
Nyein Chan Aung  64'
Report Ali  45+1'
Afif  75'
Thiam  92'

Final

North Korea 0–1 Qatar
Report Afif  52'
Attendance: 2,375

Winners


 2014 AFC U-19 Championship Winners 

Qatar
First title

Qualified teams for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup


The top four teams qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup:

Awards


Award[5] Winner
Top scorer Ahmed Al Saadi
MVP Ahmed Moein
Fair play team  North Korea

Goalscorers


5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
  • Alaa Ali Shiyadi (playing against Iraq)

References


  1. "Myanmar, Thailand to host age-group competitions". AFC. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. "AFC U19 Championship 2014 Regulations" (PDF).
  3. "U-19 qualifications' draw held". AFC. 26 April 2013.
  4. "Tough draw for defending champions". www.the-afc.com. The Asian Football Confederation. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. "Qatari duo bag U-19 individual accolades". AFC. 24 October 2014.