2014 AFC Cup Final

2014 AFC Cup Final
Event 2014 AFC Cup
after extra time
Al-Qadsia won 4–2 on penalties
Date 18 October 2014
Venue Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai
Man of the Match Saif Al Hashan
Referee Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Attendance 5,240
Weather Clear
32 °C (90 °F)[1]

The 2014 AFC Cup Final was the final of the 2014 AFC Cup, the 11th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for clubs from "developing countries" in Asia.[2]

The final was contested as a single match between Iraqi team Erbil and Kuwaiti team Al-Qadsia. The match was hosted by Erbil at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on 18 October 2014, as teams from Iraq were not allowed to host their home matches in their country due to security concerns.

Al-Qadsia defeated Erbil 4–2 on penalties after a 0–0 draw, to win their first AFC Cup title after losing in the previous year's final.[3]


The Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the home stadium of Al-Shabab and holds 18,000 spectators.


Erbil qualified for the 2014 AFC Cup group stage as the 2012–13 Iraqi Premier League runners-up. This was their fifth appearance in the AFC Cup.

Al-Qadsia qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off as the 2012–13 Kuwaiti Premier League runners-up and the 2013 AFC Cup runners-up, but failed to advance to the AFC Champions League group stage, and entered the AFC Cup group stage. This was their fifth appearance in the AFC Cup.

Both teams had reached the AFC Cup final before but neither has won the title. Erbil lost to Al-Kuwait in 2012, while Al-Qadsia lost to Al-Ittihad in 2010 and to Al-Kuwait in 2013.

Since 2009 when Kuwaiti clubs first entered the AFC Cup, this was the sixth straight single-match final that feature a team from Kuwait.

Road to final

For more details on this topic, see 2014 AFC Cup.

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Iraq Erbil Round Kuwait Al-Qadsia
AFC Cup Qualifying play-off AFC Champions League
Opponent Result Opponent Result
Bye Round 1 Oman Al-Suwaiq 1–0 (A)
Round 2 United Arab Emirates Baniyas 4–0 (A)
Round 3 Qatar El Jaish 0–3 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 3–1 (A) Matchday 1 Iraq Al-Shorta 0–0 (A)
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 6–0 (H) Matchday 2 Bahrain Al-Hidd 2–0 (H)
Bahrain Riffa 1–2 (H) Matchday 3 Syria Al-Wahda 3–1 (A)
Bahrain Riffa 3–0 (A) Matchday 4 Syria Al-Wahda 1–1 (H)
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 3–2 (H) Matchday 5 Iraq Al-Shorta 3–0 (H)
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 3–0 (A) Matchday 6 Bahrain Al-Hidd 2–3 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld
Iraq Erbil 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14 15
Bahrain Riffa 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 6 3 0 3 9 10 1 9
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 6 0 1 5 1 14 13 1
Final standings Group C winner
Team Pld
Kuwait Al-Qadsia 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
Bahrain Al-Hidd 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
Iraq Al-Shorta 6 1 4 1 3 4 1 7
Syria Al-Wahda 6 0 2 4 5 14 9 2
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knock-out stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 0–0 (a.e.t.) (3–0 p) (H) (single match) Round of 16 Jordan That Ras 4–0 (H) (single match)
Vietnam Hà Nội T&T 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Quarter-finals Bahrain Al-Hidd 3–3 (a) 1–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
Hong Kong Kitchee 3–2 1–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Semi-finals Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 10–2 4–2 (H) 6–0 (A)


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.[2]


GK 12 Iraq Jalal Hasan
DF 3 Iraq Herdi Siamand  120'
DF 5 Iraq Ali Faez Atia
DF 13 Iraq Ahmed Mohammed Hussein
DF 32 Iraq Nadim Sabagh
MF 7 Iraq Halgurd Mulla Mohammed  113'
MF 16 Iraq Miran Khesro
MF 17 Iraq Nabeel Sabah  90'
MF 30 Argentina Víctor Ormazábal
FW 10 Iraq Amjad Radhi
FW 11 Iraq Luay Salah (c)  89'  106'
GK 21 Iraq Sarhang Muhsin
DF 2 Iraq Burhan Jumaah
DF 23 Iraq Kosrat Baiz Ali
MF 9 Iraq Hawar Mulla Mohammed  106'
MF 20 Iraq Mohammed Khalid Jaffal Al-Jumaili
MF 29 Iraq Barzan Sherzad  113'
MF 36 Iraq Hatem Zaidan  90'
Iraq Ayoub Odisho
GK 22 Kuwait Nawaf Al Khaldi
DF 6 Kuwait Khaled Al Qahtani  86'
DF 18 Kuwait Amer Al Fadhel  91'
DF 27 Philippines Álvaro Silva
MF 8 Kuwait Saleh Al Sheikh (c)
MF 10 Kuwait Saif Al Hashan  107'
MF 11 Kuwait Fahad Al Ansari  101'
FW 14 Kuwait Talal Al Amer  75'
FW 17 Kuwait Bader Al-Mutawa  120'
FW 31 Switzerland Danijel Subotić
FW 36 Kuwait Khalid El Ebrahim
GK 23 Kuwait Ahmed Al Fahdli
MF 4 Nigeria Shehu Abdullahi
MF 7 Kuwait Hamad Aman  107'
MF 34 Kuwait Ahmad Al Dhefiri
FW 12 Kuwait Sultan Al Enezi  75'
FW 15 Kuwait Soud Al Mejmed
FW 25 Kuwait Dhari Said  91'
Spain Antonio Puche

AFC Man of the Match:
Kuwait Saif Al Hashan (Al-Qadsia)

Assistant referees:
Kim Young-ah (South Korea)
Yoon Kwang-Yeol (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)


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