AFC Challenge Cup

Kuala Lumpur: The seven qualifiers who will joins hosts Maldives in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup have been confirmed, with Laos and Turkmenistan receiving a ticket to next year’s finals as the two best runners-up alongside with group winners Afghanistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan and Palestine.

The non-participation of Brunei in Group E meant that the results of the matches in the four other groups between the runner-up and the bottom-placed team were declared null and void based on Article 16.1 and Appendix 2 of the tournament regulations.

 

 

The affected matches were as follows:
Group A: India 2-1 Chinese Taipei
Group B: Macau 0-3 Tajikistan
Group C: Laos 1-1 Mongolia
Group D Bangladesh 4-0 Northern Mariana Islands


With these results no longer being factored into the outcome, Laos emerged as the best of the second-placed team with four points.
Turkmenistan, AFC Challenge Cup runners-up in 2012 and 2010, took the second ticket to the Maldives, with their superior goal difference separating them from 2008 champions India, Bangladesh and inaugural winners Tajikistan, who all finished with three points.

 

Teams finishing second in their respective groups:

 

Teams finished 2nd P W D L F A GD Pts
India (Group A) 3 2 0 1 6 2 4 6
Tajikistan (Group B) 3 2 0 1 4 1 3 6
Laos (Group C)  3 1 2 0 6 4 2 5
Bangladesh (Group D)  3 2 0 1 6 1 5 6
Turkmenistan (Group E) 2 1 0 1 7 1 6 3

 

 

Standing of teams finishing second in their respective groups:

 

Teams finished 2nd  P W D L F A GD  Pts
Laos (Group C) 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 4
Turkmenistan (Group E) 2 1 0 1 7 1 6 3
India (Group A) 2 1 0 1 4 1 3 3
Bangladesh (Group D) 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 3
Tajikistan (Group B)  2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3


 

AFC Challenge Cup 2014: Latest Results

29-05-2014
AFG
1 - 1 (7 - 8 PSO)
MDV
30-05-2014
PAL
1 - 0
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