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Asian Cup 2011 – Qatar

Asian Cup – Qatar 2011

Groups ¦ Second Round ¦ Quarters ¦ Semis ¦ Final ¦ Top Scorers

The fifteenth Asian Cup takes place in Qatar in January 2011. The tournament is open to all 46 members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and there are several different ways to qualify for one of the 16 places in the finals.

Six teams secured their places by the following methods:
Qatar – hosts
Iraq – Asian Cup 2007 Winners
Saudi Arabia – Asian Cup 2007 Runners-up
South Korea – Asian Cup 2007 3rd place
India – AFC Challenge Cup 2008 winners
North Korea – AFC Challenge Cup 2010 winners

The main qualification tournament began on the 9th April 2008 with a preliminary round tie between Lebanon and the Maldives. Lebanon won comfortably over two legs to join the 19 top seeded Asian countries in the draw for the group stage. The teams were drawn into five groups of four and played the other group members twice each on a home and away basis between January 2009 and March 2010. The top two teams from each group qualified for the finals. NB: India withdrew following their qualification via the AFC Challenge Cup and left one group with only three teams).

Groups & Fixtures

Group A P W D L F A Pts
Uzbekistan 3 2 1 0 6 3 7
Qatar 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
China 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
Kuwait 3 0 0 3 1 7 0
Group A Fixtures
Qatar 0-2 Uzbekistan
Kuwait 0-2 China
Uzbekistan 2-1 Kuwait
China 0-2 Qatar
Qatar 3-0 Kuwait
China 2-2 Uzbekistan

Group B P W D L F A Pts
Japan 3 2 1 0 8 2 7
Jordan 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Syria 3 1 0 2 4 5 3
Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 8 0
Group B Fixtures
Japan 1-1 Jordan
Saudi Arabia 1-2 Syria
Jordan 1-0 Saudi Arabia
Syria 1-2 Japan
Saudi Arabia 0-5 Japan
Jordan 2-1 Syria

Group C P W D L F A Pts
Australia 3 2 1 0 6 1 7
South Korea 3 2 1 0 7 3 7
Bahrain 3 1 0 2 6 5 3
India 3 0 0 3 3 13 0
Group C Fixtures
India 0-4 Australia
South Korea 2-1 Bahrain
Australia 1-1 South Korea
Bahrain 5-2 India
South Korea 4-1 India
Australia 1-0 Bahrain

Group D P W D L F A Pts
Iran 3 3 0 0 6 1 9
Iraq 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
North Korea 3 0 1 2 0 2 1
United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 0 4 1
Group D Fixtures
North Korea 0-0 United Arab Emirates
Iraq 1-2 Iran
Iran 1-0 North Korea
United Arab Emirates 0-1 Iraq
Iraq 1-0 North Korea
United Arab Emirates 0-3 Iran

Quarter Finals

Uzbekistan 2-1 Jordan Khalifa International Stadium
Japan 3-2 Qatar Al-Gharafa Stadium
Australia 1-0 (aet) Iraq Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
South Korea 1-0 (aet) Iran Qatar SC Stadium

Semi Finals

Australia 6-0 Uzbekistan Khalifa International Stadium
Japan p2-2 (aet) South Korea Al-Gharafa Stadium

Third Place Play-off – 28th January 2011

South Korea 3-2 Uzbekistan Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Final – Saturday 29th January 2011

Japan 1-0 (aet) Australia Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Lee 109
 
 Att: 37,174

Asian Cup 2011 – Top Scorers

Name Country Goals
Koo Ja-Cheol South Korea 5
Ismaeel Abdullatif Bahrain 4
Ji Dong-Won South Korea 4
Harry Kewell Australia 3
Ryoichi Maeda Japan 3
Shinji Okazaki Japan 3
Alexander Geynrikh Uzbekistan 3


Links

Qatar 2011 – official tournament website
Asian Cup 2011 Qualification Tournament

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