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Bahrain spoils Team Melli U-22 perfect record.

Abdulla Yusuf Helal scored for Bahrain after 45+1 minutes with the Iranians’ Morteza Pouraliganji equalising three minutes into the second half in the final match or the Asian Cup Group C qualifiers in Melaka , Malaysia.

Iran, who have accumulated 13 points and played five matches, opened their campaign by beating Kuwait 1-0, then Qatar 2-1, the Maldives 7-0 and Tajikistan 2-0, while the Kuwaitis first lost to Iran 0-1, then defeated Bahrain 1-0, Tajikistan 1-0 and Qatar 2-0.

The two best teams from the seven groups, the best third-placed team and the hosts will be pitted in the inaugural edition of the championship which will serve as the Asian qualifiers for the Olympic Football Tournaments. The finals will be played on 11-26 January 2014.

 

Final Table

 

Teams
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
+/-
PTS
IRAN 5 4 1 0 13 2 11 13
KUWAIT 5 4 0 1 12 1 11 12
BAHRAIN 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
TAJIKISTAN * 5 2 0 3 7 8 -1 6
QATAR * 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 6
MALDIVES 5 0 0 5 2 21 -19 0

 

* The standings are based on points, goal-difference and number of goals of the teams tied



AFC U-22 CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
QUALIFICATION

03-07-2012    20:00 MYT
Hang Jebat Stadium, Melaka, MALAYSIA     [Attendance]     50

BAHRAIN  1 -1 IRAN
0 –    1
Scorers ABDULLA YUSUF HELAL (45+1′)
MORTEZA POURALIGANJI (48′)

Lineups
BAHRAIN
EBRAHIM LUTFALLA, MOHAMED EBRAHIM (17′ MOHAMED SULTAN ALI) , HASSAN ABDQAHERI (C),SULTAN ADEL ALDOSERI ,SAYED AHMED ,JASIM AHMED AYYASH (80′ ABDULLA NASER ALSAQER),AHMED ALI MOHAMED (90+1′ HASAN AHMED ALSHAIKH ), MUJTABA MULLA MALEK ,ALI AHMED MUTHANNA ,ABDULLA YUSUF HELAL, KAMEEL ABDULLA
Head Coach: ANTHONY HUDSON

I.R. IRAN
SEYEDHOSSEIN HOSSEINI; SHAHRYAR SHIRVAND ,BAHRAM DABBAGH,ALI GOUDARZI ,MOHAMMADAMIN HAJMOHAMMADI, MORTEZA POURALIGANJI 48 57,YAGHOUB KARIMI (90+2′ FARSHAD AHMADZADEH ), MORTEZA TABRIZI (67′ VAHID ESMAEILIBEIGI) , PAYAM SADEGHIAN (62′ KAVEH REZAEI 71),MOHSEN MOSALMAN (C) , MILAD GHARIBI ,
Head Coach:ALI REZA MANSOURIAN

Referee: KIM JONG HYEOK (KOREA, REPUBLIC)
Cautions:  SULTAN ADEL ALDOSERI 17′ & 87′ , ABDULLA YUSUF HELAL 41′, MORTEZA POURALIGANJI 57′ , KAVEH REZAEI 71′ , EBRAHIM LUTFALLA 89′,VAHID ESMAEILIBEIGI 90+3′
Red Card : SULTAN ADEL ALDOSERI 87′

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