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2012 AFC President's Cup

2012 AFC President's Cup
Tournament details
Host country Tajikistan
Dates 5–12 May (group stage)
24–30 September (final stage)
Teams 6 (final stage)
12 (total) (from 12 associations)
Final positions
Champions Istiqlol (1st title)
Runners-up Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
Tournament statistics
Matches played 19
Goals scored 72 (3.79 per match)
Attendance 78,756 (4,145 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mirlan Murzaev
(8 goals)
Best player Alisher Tuychiev[1]

The 2012 AFC President's Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "emerging countries" in Asia.

Teams from 12 member associations entered the competition.[2] Istiqlol became the second team from Tajikistan to win the AFC President's Cup, defeating Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari from Palestine with a 2–1 win in the final.[3]

Qualifying teams

The following 12 associations were represented in the 2012 AFC President's Cup.[4]

Association Team Qualifying method App Last App
Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal 2010–11 Bangladesh League champions 1st none
Bhutan Yeedzin 2011 A-Division champions 3rd 2011
Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown 2011 Cambodian League champions 4th 2011
Chinese Taipei Taiwan Power Company 2011 Intercity Football League champions 5th 2011
Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek 2011 Kyrgyzstan League champions 7th 2010
Mongolia Erchim 2011 Mongolia Super Cup winners 1st none
Nepal Nepal Police Club 2011–12 Nepal National League champions 5th 2011
Pakistan KRL 2011 Pakistan Premier League champions 2nd 2010
Palestine Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 2010–11 West Bank Premier League champions 1st none
Sri Lanka Ratnam 2011–12 Sri Lanka Football Premier League champions 4th 2008
Tajikistan Istiqlol 2011 Tajik League champions 2nd 2011
Turkmenistan Balkan 2011 Ýokary Liga champions 2nd 2011
Notes
  • Mongolia applied to enter the 2012 AFC President's Cup,[5] and was approved by the AFC in November 2011,[4] and made their debut in the competition.[6]
  • Myanmar applied for upgrade to the 2012 AFC Cup,[7] and was approved by the AFC in November 2011.[4]

Schedule

Schedule of dates for 2012 competition.[8]

  • Group stage: 3–13 May
  • Final stage: 24–30 September

Group stage

In the group stage, the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams each. Each group was played in a single round-robin format at a centralized venue. The top two teams from each group qualified for the final stage. The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss) and tie breakers are in following order:[9]

  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; (1 point for each yellow card, 3 points for each red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for each direct red card, 4 points for each yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  8. Drawing of lots.

On 2 March 2012, the AFC announced that the three hosts for the qualification round were Phnom Penh Crown (Cambodia), KRL (Pakistan), and Istiqlol (Tajikistan).[10] The draw for the group stage was held at the AFC house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 March 2012, 15:00 UTC+08:00.[11]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Taiwan Power Company 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 4
KRL 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Erchim 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
8 May 2012
20:00
KRL 0–0 Erchim
Report
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Attendance: 500
Referee: Wang Di (China P.R.)

10 May 2012
20:00
Erchim 0–1 Taiwan Power Company
Report Chen Yi-wei Goal 90+3'
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Attendance: 250
Referee: Nivon Robesh (Sri Lanka)

12 May 2012
20:00
KRL 0–0 Taiwan Power Company
Report
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Attendance: 500
Referee: Masoud Tufaylieh (Syria)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dordoi Bishkek 3 3 0 0 17 3 +14 9
Phnom Penh Crown 3 2 0 1 9 1 +8 6
Nepal Police Club 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
Yeedzin 3 0 0 3 2 23 −21 0
5 May 2012
13:30
Phnom Penh Crown 8–0 Yeedzin
Sokumpheak Goal 20'
Borey Goal 26'41'66'
Sothy Goal 54'
Suhana Goal 61'
S. Pheng Goal 76'
H. Pheng Goal 85'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
5 May 2012
16:30
Dordoi Bishkek 5–1 Nepal Police Club
Murzaev Goal 3'14'63'
Sharipov Goal 12'
Baymatov Goal 70'
Report Pandey Goal 45+1' (pen.)

7 May 2012
13:30
Yeedzin 2–11 Dordoi Bishkek
Chencho Goal 40'
Tshering Goal 90+2'
Report Murzaev Goal 18'27'62'81'87'
Askarov Goal 39'
Tetteh Goal 45'
Maka Kum Goal 59'
Anderson Goal 64'70'
Bekbolotov Goal 90+1'
7 May 2012
16:30
Nepal Police Club 0–1 Phnom Penh Crown
Report Borey Goal 21'
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Khamis Al Marri (Qatar)

9 May 2012
13:30
Nepal Police Club 4–0 Yeedzin
Silwal Goal 2'71'
Shrestha Goal 37'
Pandey Goal 49'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
9 May 2012
16:30
Phnom Penh Crown 0–1 Dordoi Bishkek
Report Baymatov Goal 90' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 5,531
Referee: Sukhbir Singh (Singapore)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Istiqlol 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Balkan 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
5 May 2012
16:00
Balkan 1–2 Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
Çoňkaýew Goal 32' Report Kaware Goal 59'
Keshkesh Goal 90+2'

7 May 2012
16:00
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 0–1 Istiqlol
Report Ergashev Goal 75'
Central Republican Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ma Ning (China P.R.)

9 May 2012
16:00
Istiqlol 2–1 Balkan
Rabiev Goal 41'
Vasiev Goal 79' (pen.)
Report Diwanow Goal 66'

Final stage

The final stage was played at a centralized venue, to be chosen from one of the final stage qualifiers. The six teams which qualified for the final stage were divided into two groups of three teams each, played in a single round-robin format. The winner from each group qualified for the single-match final to decide the title.[9]

[14] On 18 July 2012, the AFC Competitions Committee decided to award the hosting rights of the finals to Tajikistan,[15] and the decision was approved by the AFC Executive Committee on 19 July 2012.[16] The draw for the finals was held in Dushanbe on 31 July 2012, 11:00 UTC+05:00.[17]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Istiqlol 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6
Dordoi Bishkek 2 1 0 1 8 2 +6 3
Phnom Penh Crown 2 0 0 2 0 14 −14 0
24 September 2012
16:00
Dordoi Bishkek 0–2 Istiqlol
Report Ergashev Goal 38'
Sodikov Goal 58'
Central Republican Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 5,118
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

26 September 2012
19:00
Phnom Penh Crown 0–8 Dordoi Bishkek
Report Baymatov Goal 5'72'90'
Tetteh Goal 8'
Kichin Goal 58'
Anderson Goal 63'
Shamshiev Goal 75'
Sataev Goal 83'

28 September 2012
19:00
Istiqlol 6–0 Phnom Penh Crown
Vasiev Goal 26'
Tokhirov Goal 47'
Sharipov Goal 52'
Rabimov Goal 58'90+1'
Fatkhuloev Goal 76'
Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4
Taiwan Power Company 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
KRL 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
24 September 2012
19:00
Taiwan Power Company 1–1 Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
Chen Yi-wei Goal 87' Report Keshkesh Goal 62'

26 September 2012
16:00
KRL 1–3 Taiwan Power Company
Adil Goal 88' Report Ho Ming-tsan Goal 55'58'
Huang Kai-jun Goal 90+4'

28 September 2012
16:00
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 5–1 KRL
Jamhour Goal 41'61'
Obeid Goal 54'56'
Aliwisat Goal 70'
Report Saad Ullah Goal 40'
Central Republican Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 1,782
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Final

30 September 2012
19:00
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 1–2 Istiqlol
Keshkesh Goal 21' Report Ergashev Goal 69'
Vasiev Goal 78'
Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari
Istiqlol
GK 1 Abdullah Saidawi
DF 5 Khaled Mahdi
DF 7 Ahmed Salama
MF 8 Ayed Jamhour (c) Booked 77'
FW 9 Jamal Aliwisat
MF 14 Ma'aly Kaware Booked 90+4'
MF 18 Mahmoud Shaikhqasem
DF 21 Nour Owda
FW 22 Ahmed Keshkesh
DF 27 Hamza Zoubi
MF 45 Suleiman Obeid Substituted off 73'
Substitutions
MF 19 Adham Arar Substituted in 73'
Manager
Raed Juma'Assaf
GK 1 Alisher Tuychiev
DF 3 Sokhib Suvonkulov
DF 4 Eradj Rajabov
MF 5 Mahmadali Sodikov Substituted off 46'
DF 6 Davron Ergashev
MF 9 Nuriddin Davronov
MF 10 Jakhongir Jalilov Booked 9'
FW 12 Yusuf Rabiev Substituted off 46'
MF 17 Dilshod Vasiev (c)
MF 18 Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev Booked 54'
FW 25 Farkhod Tokhirov Substituted off 81'
Substitutions
MF 7 Ibrahim Rabimov Substituted in 46'
MF 23 Alexander Frank Substituted in 46'
MF 24 Umedzhon Sharipov Booked 90' Substituted in 81'
Manager
Nikola Kavazović

Assistant referees:
Kim Sung-Il (Korea Republic)
Abu Bakar Salim Mahad Al-Amri (Oman)
Fourth official:
Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Match rules[9]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

2012 AFC President's Cup

Istiqlol
1st Title

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Group stage Final stage Total
1 Mirlan Murzaev Dordoi Bishkek 8 0 8
2 Azamat Baymatov Dordoi Bishkek 2 3 5
3 Khim Borey Phnom Penh Crown 4 0 4
4 Anderson Dordoi Bishkek 2 1 3
Davron Ergashev Istiqlol 1 2 3
Dilshod Vasiev Istiqlol 1 2 3
Ahmed Keshkesh Markaz Shabab Al-Am'ari 1 2 3

Source:[18][19]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Substitutions did the trick: Kavazovic". the-afc.com. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "AFC Competitions Committee meeting". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Istiklol are AFC President’s Cup champions". the-afc.com. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Decision by Competitions Committee & Executive Committee for AFC Club Competitions" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mongolia eyes Pres Cup 2012". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "President's Cup place for Mongolia". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Myanmar sets sights on AFCC 2012". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2012" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "AFC President's Cup 2012 Competitions Regulations" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederations. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "President's Cup qualifying venues confirmed". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 2 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Taiwan Power face Mongolian debutant". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "President's Cup schedule changed". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Staff Correspondent (5 April 2012). "Sheikh Jamal won't send football team to Pakistan". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Three bidders for President's Cup final". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 22 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Oman to host U-22 finals". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 18 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Tajikistan to host President's Cup". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 20 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dream draw for President's Cup holders". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 31 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Top Scorers (group stage)". AFC.com. 
  19. ^ "Top Scorers (final stage)". AFC.com. 

External links

  • AFC President's Cup (English)
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