2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Futzal Bo'yicha 2016 Yilgi Osiyo Chempionati
Tournament details
Host countryUzbekistan
Dates10–21 February 2016
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (11th title)
Runners-up Uzbekistan
Third place Thailand
Fourth place Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played35
Goals scored234 (6.69 per match)
Attendance33,275 (951 per match)
Top scorer(s)Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang (14 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2014
2018

The 2016 AFC Futsal Championship was the 14th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia. The tournament was held in Uzbekistan between 10–21 February 2016.[1] A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.

The tournament was originally meant to be held in Taiwan (i.e. the Republic of China).[2] It was originally scheduled for 12–27 March 2016, but this was changed following the adoption of the FIFA futsal international match calendar.[3][4]

Same as previous editions held on the same year as the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the tournament acted as the AFC qualifiers for the World Cup. The top five teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the AFC representatives.[5]

Champions Iran, runners-up Uzbekistan, third-placed Thailand, fourth-placed Vietnam and fifth place's play-off winners Australia qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the AFC representatives.[6]

Qualification

Main article: 2016 AFC Futsal Championship qualification

The draw for the qualifiers was held on 2 September 2015. Four teams qualified directly for the final tournament by their 2014 performance, while the other entrants competed in the qualifying stage for the remaining 12 spots.[7] The qualifiers were played between 1 October and 19 November 2015.[8]

Qualified teams

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. Kuwait were replaced by Saudi Arabia due to FIFA's suspension of the Kuwait Football Association.[9]

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
 Uzbekistan Hosts and 2014 third place 14th Runners-up (2001, 2006, 2010)
 Japan 2014 winners 14th Champions (2006, 2012, 2014)
 Iran 2014 runners-up 14th Champions (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
 Lebanon West Zone Group A winners 10th Quarter-finals (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 Jordan West Zone Group A runners-up 1st Debut
 Saudi Arabia West Zone Group A third place 1st Debut
 Qatar West Zone Group B winners 3rd Group stage (2005, 2012)
 Iraq West Zone Group B runners-up 10th Quarter-finals (2002)
 Kyrgyzstan Central Zone winners 14th Fourth place (2005, 2006, 2007)
 Tajikistan Central Zone runners-up 9th Quarter-finals (2007)
 Thailand ASEAN Zone Group A winners 14th Runners-up (2008, 2012)
 Malaysia ASEAN Zone Group A runners-up 11th Group stage (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014)
 Australia ASEAN Zone Group B winners 7th Fourth place (2012)
 Vietnam ASEAN Zone Group B runners-up 4th Quarter-finals (2014)
 China East Zone winners 11th Fourth place (2008, 2010)
 Chinese Taipei East Zone runners-up 11th Quarter-finals (2003)

Venues

Tashkent
Uzbekistan Stadium Universal Stadium

Squads

Main article: 2016 AFC Futsal Championship squads

Each team had to submit a squad of 14 players, including a minimum of two goalkeepers.[10]

Draw

The draw for the final tournament was held on 2 December 2015, 18:00 UZT (UTC+5), at the Zafarshan Hall in Tashkent.[11] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their performance in the previous season in 2014.[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Match officials

The following referees were chosen for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship.[13]

Referees

Group stage

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

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[10]

  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. If, after applying criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
  5. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  6. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  7. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  8. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, UZT (UTC+5).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uzbekistan (H) 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Knockout stage
2  Kyrgyzstan 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 4
3  Lebanon 3 0 2 1 7 9 −2 2
4  Saudi Arabia 3 0 1 2 7 11 −4 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Lebanon 4–4 Kyrgyzstan
Kobeissy 23', 32'
Tneich 24'
Zeitoun 28'
Report Rusl. Ermekov 3'
Baigazy 9'
Alimov 25', 40'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)
Uzbekistan 5–2 Saudi Arabia
Choriev 17', 26'
Shalipov 25'
Yunusov 30'
Sviridov 33'
Report Atiah 24'
Zafer 26'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Saudi Arabia 3–3 Lebanon
Azmi 13'
Atiah 14'
Nawaf 33'
Report Azmi 2' (o.g.)
El Dine 14'
Tneich 24'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)
Kyrgyzstan 1–2 Uzbekistan
Alimov 40' Report Rakhmatov 20', 23'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Rey Ritaga (Philippines)

Uzbekistan 2–0 Lebanon
Anorov 11'
Abdumavlyanov 16'
Report
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)
Kyrgyzstan 3–2 Saudi Arabia
Rust. Ermekov 4'
Chotbaev 16'
Alimov 38'
Report Atiah 1'
Nasser 40'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 250
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 0 26 2 +24 9 Knockout stage
2  Iraq 3 2 0 1 12 17 −5 6
3  China 3 1 0 2 6 14 −8 3
4  Jordan 3 0 0 3 4 15 −11 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Iraq 6–1 China
Waleed 13', 30'
Al-Zubaidi 18'
Rafid 26'
Saif 35', 38'
Report Wang Hongwei 20'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 50
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
Iran 6–0 Jordan
Hassanzadeh 2', 27'
Tayyebi 10'
Bahadori 31'
Javid 34', 36'
Report
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lee Po-fu (Chinese Taipei)

China 0–7 Iran
Report Taheri 1'
Hassanzadeh 6'
Ahmadi 17'
Keshavarz 26', 28'
Tayyebi 27'
Bahadori 32'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 350
Referee: Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Japan)
Jordan 3–4 Iraq
Samih 5', 29'
Atef 26'
Report Waleed 21'
Rafid 29'
Salim 36'
Firas 37'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 300
Referee: Helday Idang (Malaysia)

Iran 13–2 Iraq
Taheri 1', 10'
Tayyebi 3', 11', 18', 28'
Hassanzadeh 5', 40'
Ahmadi 6'
Javid 6', 15', 34'
Tavakoli 20'
Report Waleed 17'
Amjad 38'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)
China 5–1 Jordan
Zeng Liang 25'
He Yihui 31'
Wang Hongwei 33'
Zhao Liang 36'
Li Jianjia 37'
Report Mohammad 39'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 400
Referee: Yuttakon Maiket (Thailand)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Thailand 3 3 0 0 15 7 +8 9 Knockout stage
2  Vietnam 3 2 0 1 14 8 +6 6
3  Chinese Taipei 3 0 1 2 9 15 −6 1
4  Tajikistan 3 0 1 2 8 16 −8 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Thailand 5–4 Tajikistan
Suphawut 7', 30', 32'
Apiwat 25'
Wiwat 40'
Report Alimakhmadov 11'
Mamedbabaev 21'
Sharipov 35', 39'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Vietnam 5–4 Chinese Taipei
Nguyễn Bảo Quân 4' (pen.)
Phùng Trọng Luân 6'
Lê Quốc Nam 28'
Trần Long Vũ 31'
Ngô Ngọc Sơn 37'
Report Lin Chih-hung 4', 31'
Chi Sheng-fa 26'
Huang Po-chun 39'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Husein Mahmoud Khalaileh (Jordan)

Chinese Taipei 2–7 Thailand
Chu Chia-wei 14'
Lai Ming-hui 36'
Report Suphawut 2', 33'
Konghla 4'
Chang Chien-ying 22' (o.g.)
Jetsada 28', 37'
Wiwat 37'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Hawkar Salar Ahmed (Iraq)
Tajikistan 1–8 Vietnam
Sardorov 9' Report Dương Anh Tùng 1', 22'
Trần Văn Vũ 14', 37'
Nguyễn Bảo Quân 20'
Lê Quốc Nam 27'
Trần Long Vũ 34'
Phùng Trọng Luân 35'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 300
Referee: Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates)

Thailand 3–1 Vietnam
Suphawut 32', 40', 40' Report Vũ Xuân Du 38'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 700
Referee: Hasan Mousa Al-Gburi (Iraq)
Chinese Taipei 3–3 Tajikistan
Chu Chia-wei 26'
Lin Chien-hsun 36'
Chang Chien-ying 39'
Report Alimakhmadov 2'
Halimov 29'
Tillozoda 40'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mahmoud Husein Khalaileh (Jordan)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Knockout stage
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 6
3  Qatar 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
4  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Japan 1–0 Qatar
Watanabe 16' Report
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 430
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Australia 2–1 Malaysia
Basger 24'
G. Giovenali 26'
Report Khairul 19'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohammreh (Iran)

Malaysia 1–11 Japan
Afif 14' Report Yoshikawa 3'
Takita 3', 7'
Morioka 13'
Osodo 13'
Watanabe 15'
Henmi 15'
Nishitani 16', 19'
Nibuya 19'
Murota 40'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 430
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)
Qatar 2–5 Australia
Jaber 3'
Oliveira 27'
Report Fogarty 2'
G. Giovenali 3', 26'
Seeto 4', 37'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

Japan 3–1 Australia
Henmi 8'
Morioka 19'
Nibuya 34'
Report G. Giovenali 12'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 435
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
Malaysia 2–6 Qatar
Akmarul Nizam 2'
Afif 18'
Report Ali 2'
Bilal 5'
Jaber 9', 26'
Oliveira 39', 40'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 50
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma (Iran)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner if necessary (no extra time would be used in the third place match).[10]

Bracket

Fifth placeConsolation semifinalsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
A1 Uzbekistan3
B2 Iraq0
B2 Iraq3A1 Uzbekistan (p)2 (3)
D2 Australia5C1 Thailand2 (1)
C1 Thailand6
D2 Australia1
D2 Australia3A1 Uzbekistan1
A2 Kyrgyzstan1B1 Iran2
B1 Iran7
A2 Kyrgyzstan0
Seventh placeA2 Kyrgyzstan6B1 Iran13Third place
D1 Japan2C2 Vietnam1
B2 Iraq8thD1 Japan4 (1)C1 Thailand8
D1 Japan7thC2 Vietnam (p)4 (2)C2 Vietnam0

Quarter-finals

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Losers enter fifth place play-offs.

Uzbekistan 3–0 Iraq
Rakhmatov 18', 39'
Elibaev 31'
Report
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Liu Jianqiao (China)

Thailand 6–1 Australia
Jirawat 5', 39'
Suphawut 10', 39'
Jetsada 27'
Wiwat 33'
Report G. Giovenali 20'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Iran 7–0 Kyrgyzstan
Tayyebi 7', 15', 32'
Taheri 8'
Bahadori 26'
Hassanzadeh 26'
Alighadr 29'
Report
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 700
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Japan 4–4 (a.e.t.) Vietnam
Nibuya 8', 26'
Morioka 13', 42'
Report Trần Văn Vũ 14', 39'
Danh Phát 35'
Trần Thái Huy 49'
Penalties
Morioka soccer ball with red X
Henmi soccer ball with check mark
Nibuya soccer ball with red X
1–2 soccer ball with check mark Nguyễn Bảo Quân
soccer ball with red X Dương Anh Tùng
soccer ball with check mark Phùng Trọng Luân
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 150
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Fifth place play-offs

Iraq 3–5 Australia
Mustafa 8'
Saif 38'
Salim 39'
Report Basger 6', 20'
Fogarty 11', 37'
W. Giovenali 35'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 230
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Kyrgyzstan 6–2 Japan
Baigazy 10', 30'
Chotbaev 13'
Alimov 24', 36', 40'
Report Henmi 26'
Hoshi 39'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Vahid Arzpeyma Mohamareh (Iran)

Fifth place match

Australia qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Australia 3–1 Kyrgyzstan
Merrin 6'
Lynch 20'
G. Giovenali 32'
Report Kanetov 37'
Universal Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 100
Referee: Trương Quốc Dũng (Vietnam)

Semi-finals

Uzbekistan 2–2 (a.e.t.) Thailand
Jirawat 23' (o.g.)
Yunusov 48'
Report Jetsada 24'
Apiwat 41'
Penalties
Sviridov soccer ball with check mark
Irsaliev soccer ball with check mark
Fakhriddinov soccer ball with check mark
3–1 soccer ball with check mark Suphawut
soccer ball with red X Jirawat
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Chris Colley (Australia)

Iran 13–1 Vietnam
Javid 2', 20', 32'
Tavakoli 8', 8', 20', 22'
Ahmadi 13'
Tayyebi 16', 27'
Vafaei 26'
Keshavarz 37', 39'
Report Phùng Trọng Luân 17'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)

Third place match

Thailand 8–0 Vietnam
Jetsada 6'
Apiwat 11', 12'
Suphawut 18' (pen.), 18' (pen.), 36', 40'
Jirawat 34'
Report
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: An Ran (China)

Final

Uzbekistan 1–2 Iran
Irsaliev 6' Report Bahadori 9'
Keshavarz 14'
Uzbekistan Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (Japan)

Goalscorers

There were 234 goals scored in 35 matches, for an average of 6.69 goals per match.

14 goals

11 goals

8 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: AFC[14]

Awards

Final ranking

Teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Iran
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Uzbekistan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Thailand
4  Vietnam
5  Australia
6  Kyrgyzstan
7  Japan
8  Iraq
9  Qatar
10  China
11  Lebanon
12  Saudi Arabia
13  Chinese Taipei
14  Tajikistan
15  Jordan
16  Malaysia

Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World Cup

The following five teams from AFC qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Iran 17 February 2016 6 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Uzbekistan 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
 Thailand 17 February 2016 4 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Vietnam 17 February 2016 0 (debut)
 Australia 19 February 2016 6 (19892, 19922, 19962, 20002, 20042, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 Australia qualified as a member of the OFC between 1989 and 2004.

Broadcasting

Territory Channel Ref
Asia-Pacific Fox Sports Asia [17]
 Australia Fox Sports Australia
 China Star Sports
 Iran IRIB 3
 Thailand Channel 7 (Thailand)
 Uzbekistan SPORT-UZ
 Kyrgyzstan KTRK-Sport (Kyrgyzstan)

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