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)|
32 °C (90 °F)
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.
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.
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.
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
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).
|AFC Cup||Qualifying play-off||AFC Champions League|
|Bye||Round 1||Al-Suwaiq||1–0 (A)|
|Round 2||Baniyas||4–0 (A)|
|Round 3||El Jaish||0–3 (A)|
|Shabab Al-Ordon||3–1 (A)||Matchday 1||Al-Shorta||0–0 (A)|
|Alay Osh||6–0 (H)||Matchday 2||Al-Hidd||2–0 (H)|
|Riffa||1–2 (H)||Matchday 3||Al-Wahda||3–1 (A)|
|Riffa||3–0 (A)||Matchday 4||Al-Wahda||1–1 (H)|
|Shabab Al-Ordon||3–2 (H)||Matchday 5||Al-Shorta||3–0 (H)|
|Alay Osh||3–0 (A)||Matchday 6||Al-Hidd||2–3 (A)|
|Group D winner
|Final standings||Group C winner
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Knock-out stage||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Al-Nejmeh||0–0 (a.e.t.) (3–0 p) (H) (single match)||Round of 16||That Ras||4–0 (H) (single match)|
|Hà Nội T&T||3–0||1–0 (A)||2–0 (H)||Quarter-finals||Al-Hidd||3–3 (a)||1–1 (H)||2–2 (A)|
|Kitchee||3–2||1–1 (H)||2–1 (A)||Semi-finals||Persipura Jayapura||10–2||4–2 (H)||6–0 (A)|
18 October 2014
AFC Man of the Match:
- AFC Cup, the-AFC.com