2012 AFC Cup Final

2012 AFC Cup Final
Event 2012 AFC Cup
Date 3 November 2012
Venue Franso Hariri Stadium, Arbil
Referee Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Attendance 30,000

The 2012 AFC Cup Final was a football match which was played on 3 November 2012, to determine the champion of the 2012 AFC Cup. It was the final of the 8th edition of the AFC Cup, a competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.

The final was played between Arbil from Iraq and Al-Kuwait from Kuwait. Al-Kuwait won 4–0 to win their second AFC Cup title in four years.[1]


The AFC decided that the final would be hosted by one of the finalists.[2] On 14 June 2012, the draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final was made. For the final, the winner of semi-final 2 (played between the winners of quarter-finals 3 and 4) would be the home team, while the winner of semi-final 1 (played between the winners of quarter-finals 1 and 2) would be the away team.[3] As a result, Arbil are the home team, and Al-Kuwait are the away team.

The match was played at Arbil's home stadium, Franso Hariri Stadium, at Arbil, Iraq.

Road to final

For more details on this topic, see 2012 AFC Cup.
Iraq Arbil Round Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Bye Qualifying play-off Bye
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Kuwait Kazma 1–1 (H) Matchday 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 1–5 (H)
Yemen Al-Oruba 2–2 (A) Matchday 2 Maldives VB 2–2 (A)
India East Bengal 2–0 (A) Matchday 3 Lebanon Al-Ahed 4–0 (A)
India East Bengal 2–0 (H) Matchday 4 Lebanon Al-Ahed 1–0 (H)
Kuwait Kazma 2–1 (A) Matchday 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 2–2 (A)
Yemen Al-Oruba 2–1 (H) Matchday 6 Maldives VB 7–1 (H)
Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iraq Arbil 6420115+614
Kuwait Kazma 6321106+411
Yemen Al-Oruba 6222108+28
India East Bengal 6006214120
Final standings Group C runner-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 6420187+1114
Kuwait Al-Kuwait 63211710+711
Lebanon Al-Ahed 621371147
Maldives VB 6015923141
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Uzbekistan Neftchi Farg'ona 4–0 (H) (one-leg match) Round of 16 Kuwait Al-Qadsia 1–1 (aet) (3–1 p) (A) (one-leg match)
Malaysia Kelantan 6–2 5–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarterfinals Jordan Al-Wehdat 3–0 0–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Thailand Chonburi 8–2 4–1 (H) 4–1 (A) Semifinals Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq 6–1 4–1 (H) 2–0 (A)

Match details

3 November 2012
17:00 UTC+03:00
Arbil Iraq 0–4 Kuwait Al-Kuwait
Report Hammami  3' (pen.), 90'
Rogerinho  42'
Khamis  83'
GK 21Iraq Sarhang Mohsen (c)
DF 14Uganda Ivan Bukenya
DF 30Iraq Ahmad Ibrahim
MF 8 Iraq Salih Sadir  77'
MF 9 Iraq Ahmed Al-Asadi  46'
MF 12Syria Nadim Sabagh
MF 16Iraq Miran Khesro
MF 25Iraq Saad Abdul-Amir
FW 7 Iraq Halgurd Mulla Mohammed
FW 17Iraq Nabil Sabah  64'
FW 29Iraq Amjad Radhi
GK 22Iraq Jalal Hassan
DF 3 Iraq Hardi Tahir
DF 28Iraq Hatem Zedan
FW 5 Senegal Papa Diop
FW 10Uganda Sula Matovu  46'
FW 11Iraq Luay Salah  64'
FW 19Iraq Mustafa Karim  77'
Syria Nizar Mahrous
GK 1 Kuwait Musab Al Kanderi
DF 3 Kuwait Fahad Awadh
DF 19Bahrain Hussain Ali Baba
DF 31Kuwait Sami Al Sanea
MF 13Tunisia Chadi Hammami  58'
MF 20Kuwait Hussain Hakem (c)
MF 37Kuwait Sherida Khaled
MF 7 Kuwait Fahad Al Enezi  65'
FW 9 Tunisia Issam Jemâa  54'
FW 10Brazil Rogério  69'  88'
MF 15Kuwait Waleed Ali
GK 34Kuwait Abdulrahman Al Hussainan
DF 33Kuwait Fahad Hamoud
MF 14Kuwait Abdullah Al Dhafeeri  88'
MF 17Kuwait Abdullah Al Buraiki
MF 18Kuwait Jarah Al Ateeqi  65'
MF 30Kuwait Rashed Salem
FW 40Kuwait Abdulhadi Khamis  54'
Romania Marin Ion

Assistant referees:
Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)
Mamur Saidkasimov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Vladislav Tseytlin (Uzbekistan)

Match rules[2]

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


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