FS Asia/Oceania Cup:

Introduction:

The FS Asia/Oceania Cup is a virtually simulated knock-out cup involving all FIFA members that belong to the AFC and OFC.

The tournament is done with a knockout format. There will be 1 match in a neutral venue that will end in extra time and penalties if necessary.

The tournament consists of a preliminary round featuring the 50 lowest ranked Asian and Oceanian teams on the FS ranking. The other 7 teams are exempt until round 1.

There is an open random draw, so any team can draw anyone regardless of geographical location, FS ranking, FIFA ranking or political issues. Draws are done using http://www.random.org/

The preliminary round will feature 25 matches, after that round 1 will start with 16 matches and the tournament will then go on until we have a winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary round:

Only one person scored a hattrick this round. It was Batmonkhiin Erkhembayar from Mongolia. Two matches went to penalties, in those matches Maldives defeated Laos and China beat Kuwait. Many of the underdogs drew each other in this tournament, resulting in many surprising contestants making it to the first round such as: Brunei, East Timor, Cook Islands and Guam.

Bhutan 0 – 2 Brunei
Afghanistan 6 – 2 Samoa
Pakistan 0 – 1 Qatar
Taiwan 2 – 3 East Timor
Philippines 1 – 2 Syria
Papua New Guinea 1 – 0 Hong Kong
Iraq 1 – 2 Lebanon
Macau 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 2) Cook Islands
Solomon Islands 2 – 0 Fiji
Oman 2 – 1 Thailand
Bangladesh 0 – 4 Kyrgyzstan
Burma 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 2) Jordan
Tajikistan 2 – 1 Indonesia
Nepal 1 – 2 North Korea
Tonga 0 – 4 Bahrain
Yemen 0 – 3 Palestine
India 3 – 1 Vanuatu
Laos 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 3 – 4) Maldives
Malaysia 2 – 3 Mongolia
Vietnam 1 – 2 Turkmenistan
Cambodia 2 – 1 American Samoa
Tahiti 1 – 0 UAE
Kuwait 2 – 2 (ET: 2 – 2) (PSO: 5 – 6) China
Singapore 0 – 3 New Caledonia
Sri Lanka 1 – 2 Guam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1:

Two hattricks in the first round. Hatem Dheeb scored 3 times for Palestine, as did Server Jeparov for Uzbekistan. A couple of upset victories took place but one of them was huge: Turkmenistan defeated tournament favorites South Korea with 1 – 0.

Guam 2 – 1 Afghanistan
Palestine 5 – 0 Cambodia (Hatem Dheeb 3)
Oman 2 – 1 Mongolia
New Caledonia 4 – 1 Maldives
Bahrain 0 – 4 Australia
Lebanon 0 – 5 Syria
South Korea 0 – 1 Turkmenistan
Tajikistan 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 0) (PSO: 4 – 5) Qatar
Solomon Islands 1 – 2 Saudi Arabia
Jordan 3 – 1 Papua New Guinea
Tahiti 2 – 0 New Zealand
Kyrgyzstan 0 – 2 Japan
Uzbekistan 5 – 1 Brunei (Server Jeparov 3)
Iran 4 – 0 East Timor
China 1 – 2 North Korea
India 3 – 0 Cook Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2:

One hattrick in this round from Iranian Reza Ghoochannejhad. Besides the hattrick 4 players managed to score twice. Jacques Haeko scored 2 for New Caledonia, Saad Suhail Al-Mukhaini from Oman scored twice in extra time, Mile Jedinak scored both Australian goals and Sanjar Tursunov contributed twice to Uzbekistan’s 4 – 1 victory over Saudi Arabia. Only one Oceanian team is left in the tournament: New Caledonia.

North Korea 1 – 2 New Caledonia
Japan 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 3) Oman
Tahiti 0 – 2 Australia
Qatar 0 – 5 Iran
Palestine 2 – 1 India
Saudi Arabia 1 – 4 Uzbekistan
Syria 2 – 0 Turkmenistan
Jordan 1 – 0 Guam

Round 3/Quarter Finals:

3 games needed penalties to get a winner. Syria defeated Palestine after penalties. Uzbekistan defeated Iran with penalties, and Jordan achieved a big upset victory over Australia thanks to penalties. Hamza Al-Dardour scored twice for Jordan in that match. Oman eliminated the last contender from Oceania thanks to a goal from Ahmed Mubarak Al-Muhaijri in the 83rd minute.

Syria 0 – 0 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 5 – 3) Palestine
Uzbekistan 0 – 0 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 4 – 3) Iran
Jordan 2 – 2 (ET: 2 – 2) (PSO: 4 – 2) Australia
Oman 1 – 0 New Caledonia

Round 4/Semi Finals:

No surprising results in the semi finals. Oman comfortably defeated Syria 2 – 0. And Uzbekistan had a very confident victory over Jordan. Oman and Uzbekistan will be playing in the final of the FS Asia/Oceania Cup.

Oman 2 – 0 Syria
Uzbekistan 3 – 0 Jordan

Final:

Uzbekistan are the champions of Asia and Oceania! The first half of the final remained goalless and seemed close. In the 52nd minute Aleksandr Geynrih scored the lone and decisive goal for Uzbekistan making them the champions.

Oman 0 – 1 Uzbekistan

Lowest ranked teams:

In round 1: Cook Islands, #222
In round 2: India, #190
In quarter finals: Palestine, #159
In semi finals: Oman, #121
In final: Oman, #121