【Competition Summary】

Tournament Name:
East Asian Futsal Championship 2009
AFC Futsal Championship 2010 East Zone Qualifiers

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)

Organizing Association:
China Football Association

Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China PR

China PR (hosts), Chinese Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Korea Rep., Macau-China

Competition Format:
Seven teams split into two groups (Group A & B) to play round robin matches. The top two teams from each group progress to the knock out stage with the top three teams, excluding Japan, earning qualification for the AFC Futsal Championship 2010.
    ※Due to Japan finishing third at the AFC Futsal Championship 2008 in May 2008, their qualification is already assured and Japan will be entered as a seeded country at the 2010 competition.

Ranking System and Method:
Group Stage
1. Three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a draw and none for a defeat.
2. The ranking of each team will be determined by the greatest number of points obtained in all matches as in (1)
3. If two (2) or more teams are equal on points their rankings will be determined as follows:
  1)Head to head difference between the teams of 1) greatest number of points 2) goal difference, 3) greater number of goals scored
  2)Group stage totals of 1) goal difference, 2) greater number of goals scored
  3)Shots from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play
  4)The number of yellow and red cards each team has received in the group stage
  5)Drawing of lots

Knock Out Stage
1. One match only, to decide the winner
2. In the case of a draw extra time will be played. If that still doesn't decide the match then a penalty shoot out will decide the winner.

【Match Schedule】

Group A
A-1 Japan
A-2 Chinese Taipei
A-3 Hong Kong-China
A-4 Macau-China
Group B
B-1 China PR
B-2 Korea Rep.
B-3 Guam

Group League 24/11/2009 Tue 1 A-1 Japan 10-1 A-4 Macau-China 14:00
A-2 Chinese Taipei 2-1 A-3 Hong Kong-China 16:20
B-3 Guam 0-23 B-1 China PR 19:45
25/11/2009 Wed 2 A-4 Macau-China 5-9 A-2 Chinese Taipei 14:00
B-2 Korea Rep. 26-1 B-3 Guam 16:20
A-3 Hong Kong-China 0-8 A-1 Japan 19:45
26/11/2009 Thu 3 A-1 Japan 4-2 A-2 Chinese Taipei 14:00
A-3 Hong Kong-China 9-1 A-4 Macau-China 16:20
B-1 China PR 5-4 B-2 Korea Rep. 19:45
Knock out stage 28/11/2009 Sat 4 4GA Macau-China 8-2 3GB Guam 14:00
WGB Japan 6-1 RGA Korea Rep. 16:30
WGA China PR 5-1 RGB Chinese Taipei 19:45
29/11/2009 Sun 5 3GA Hong Kong-China 11-2 3GB Guam 10:00
LSF1 Chinese Taipei 7-6 LSF2 Korea Rep. 14:00
WSF1 China PR 5-4 WSF2 Japan 16:30

Schedule is subject to change