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2013 AFC Cup Final

2013 AFC Cup Final
Event 2013 AFC Cup
Date 2 November 2013
Venue Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City
Man of the Match Rogerinho
Referee Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir (Singapore)
Attendance 10,000

The 2013 AFC Cup Final was the final of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.[1]

The final was contested as a single match between two Kuwaiti teams, Al-Qadsia and Al-Kuwait. The match was hosted by Al-Qadsia at the Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium in Kuwait City on 2 November 2013.

Defending champions Al-Kuwait defeated Al-Qadsia 2–0 to claim their third AFC Cup title in five years, and became the first team to win the AFC Cup three times.[2] Both finalists also qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League.

Venue

The Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, also known as the Peace and Friendship Stadium, is located at Kuwait City and holds 21,500 people.

This was the third AFC Cup final held in Kuwait. The 2009 AFC Cup Final was hosted by Al-Kuwait at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, while the 2010 AFC Cup Final was hosted by Al-Qadsia at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.

Background

Al-Kuwait were the defending champions, and had played in three previous finals, winning twice in 2009 and 2012 and losing in 2011, while Al-Qadsia had lost their only previous final in 2010. In fact, since 2009 when Kuwaiti clubs first entered the AFC Cup, this was the fifth straight single-match finals that featured either Al-Kuwait or Al-Qadsia.

The two teams also met in the round of 16 of the 2011 AFC Cup and 2012 AFC Cup, with Al-Kuwait eliminating Al-Qadsia both times on penalties.

Road to final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first.

Al-Qadsia Round Al-Kuwait
Bye Qualifying play-off Bye
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Al-Shorta 0–1 (H) Matchday 1 Al-Riffa 2–0 (A)
Al-Ramtha 3–0 (A) Matchday 2 Safa 3–1 (H)
Ravshan Kulob 3–0 (H) Matchday 3 Regar-TadAZ 3–1 (A)
Ravshan Kulob 3–1 (A) Matchday 4 Regar-TadAZ 5–0 (H)
Al-Shorta 2–0 (A) Matchday 5 Al-Riffa 2–3 (H)
Al-Ramtha 2–2 (H) Matchday 6 Safa 0–1 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Al-Qadsia 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
Al-Shorta 6 4 0 2 8 5 +3 12
Al-Ramtha 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Ravshan Kulob 6 0 0 6 2 17 −15 0
Final standings Group A winner
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Al-Kuwait 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 12
Al-Riffa 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Safa 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Regar-TadAZ 6 0 2 4 5 16 −11 2
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knock-out stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Fanja 4–0 (H) (single match) Round of 16 Dohuk 1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–1p) (H) (single match)
Al-Shorta 2–2 (a) 0–0 (H) 2–2 (A) Quarterfinals New Radiant 12–2 7–2 (A) 5–0 (H)
Al-Faisaly 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Semifinals East Bengal 7–2 4–2 (H) 3–0 (A)

Rules

The final was played as a single match, with the host team decided by draw. If tied after regulation, extra time and, if necessary, penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner.[1]

Match

2 November 2013
19:00 UTC+3
Al-Qadsia 0–2 Al-Kuwait
Report Rogerinho Goal 52'
Jemâa Goal 64'
Al-Qadsia
Al-Kuwait
GK 22 Nawaf Al Khaldi
DF 2 Khalid El Ebrahim
DF 13 Musaed Neda Booked 59' Substituted off 85'
DF 18 Amer Al Fadhel
DF 46 Khaled Al Qahtani Booked 86'
MF 5 Ibrahima Keita
MF 8 Saleh Al Sheikh (c)
MF 14 Talal Al Amer Substituted off 63'
MF 19 Nawaf Al Mutairi Substituted off 71'
FW 10 Omar Al Soma
FW 42 Saif Al Hashan
Substitutes
GK 23 Ahmed Al Fahdli
DF 37 Abdulrahman Al Enezi
MF 11 Fahad Al Ansari
FW 7 Hamad Aman Booked 82' Substituted in 63'
FW 27 Hamad Al Enezi Substituted in 71'
FW 34 Ahmad Al Dhefiri Substituted in 85'
FW 45 Michel Simplício
Manager
Mohammed Ibrahem
GK 1 Musab Al Kanderi
DF 2 Yaqoub Al Taher Booked 36'
DF 3 Fahad Awadh Booked 73'
DF 18 Jarah Al Ateeqi (c) Substituted off 78'
DF 19 Hussain Ali Baba Substituted off 58'
MF 20 Hussain Hakem
MF 33 Fahad Hamoud
FW 10 Rogério
FW 13 Chadi Hammami
FW 15 Waleed Ali
FW 17 Issam Jemâa Substituted off 65'
Substitutes
GK 22 Bader Al Azmi
MF 8 Abdullah Al Buraiki Substituted in 65'
MF 14 Abdullah Al Dhafeeri
MF 31 Sami Al Sanea Substituted in 78'
FW 11 Ali Al Kandari
FW 16 Khaled Al Azemi
MF 37 Shereedah Al Shereedah Substituted in 58'
Manager
Marin Ion

AFC Man of the Match:
Rogerinho (Al-Kuwait)

Assistant referees:
Tang Yew Mun (Singapore)
Jeffrey Goh (Singapore)
Fourth official:
Muhammad Taqi Al-Jaafari Jahari (Singapore)

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^

External links

  • AFC Cup
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