|Dates||27 July 2015–|
9 August 2015
|Teams||11 (from 1 sub-confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Thailand (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||111 (3.83 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Marc Moric|
(8 goals each)
The 2015 AFF U-16 Youth Championship is the 10th edition of the AFF U-16 Youth Championship, organised by the ASEAN Football Federation. It will be hosted by Cambodia for the second time after the 2007 AFF U-17 Youth Championship. It will be played between 27 July to 9 August 2015. It was set to be hosted by Indonesia but they were suspended by FIFA in May 2015.
All twelve member associations of the ASEAN Football Federation were set to take part in the tournament featuring three groups of four teams, but with Indonesia's suspension, they were omitted and the AFF reverted to two groups featuring six and five teams.
The following groups were drawn at the 15th AFF Council meeting in Singapore on 16 June 2015.
|Team||Appearance||Previous performance||Previous best performance|
|Cambodia (Host)||6th||Group stage (2013)||Group stage (2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013)|
|Australia||4th||Third place (2013)||Champion (2008)|
|Brunei||4th||Group stage (2013)||Group stage (2002, 2007, 2013)|
|Laos||8th||Fourth Place (2013)||Second Place (2002, 2007, 2011)|
|Malaysia||7th||Champion (2013)||Champion (2013)|
|Myanmar||7th||Group stage (2013)||Champion (2002, 2005)|
|Philippines||4th||Group stage (2013)||Group stage (2002, 2011, 2013)|
|Singapore||7th||Group stage (2013)||Fourth place (2008, 2011)|
|Thailand||5th||Fourth place (2012)||Champion (2007, 2011)|
|Timor-Leste||3rd||Group stage (2013)||Third place (2010)|
|Vietnam||8th||Fourth place (2013)||Champion (2006, 2010)|
The two venues to host matches are Olympic Stadium and Army Stadium in Phnom Penh. The matches of Group A will be held in Olympic Stadium and Army Stadium; the matches of Group B will be held in Olympic Stadium and the matches of Knockout stage will be held in Olympic Stadium.
|Olympic Stadium||Army Stadium|
|Capacity: 50,000||Capacity: 7,000|
Players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Each team can register a maximum of 23 players (minimum three of whom must be goalkeepers).
The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.
The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
- Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
- Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
- If, after applying criteria 1 to 3, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 apply;
- Goal difference in all the group matches;
- Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
- Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
- Lower score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
- Drawing of lots.
|Nguyễn Xuân Kiên 32' (o.g.)||Report|
|Filomeno Costa 48'
Dom Braz 64'
|Report||Hanif 44', 62'|
|Bounkong 26', 51'
|Report||Armindo Gusmao 3'
Filomeno Costa 12'
|Hariz 66'||Report||Trần Văn Đạt 11', 88'
Nguyễn Hồng Sơn 22', 37'
Bùi Anh Đức 56'
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng 90+2'
|Nguyễn Khắc Khiêm 22', 45'||Report||Bounkong 49'
|Jinnawat 52', 76'
|Report||Ngô Kim Long 49' (o.g.)
|Lê Ngọc Thái 49'
Trần Văn Đạt 89'
|Report||Yafet Barros 34'
Armindo Gusmao 76'
|Nicolas 34'||Report||Hein Htet Aung 12'
Win Naing Tun 39'
Htet Phyoe Wai 62'
|Report||Teat Kimheng 55'|
|Report||Brook 2', 45+1'
|Hein Htet Aung 37'
Win Naing Tun 44'
Kyaw Kyaw Htet 84'
Moric 23', 42', 70', 87'
Pierias 54', 90+2'
|Roberts 5', 22', 28', 44'
|Pyae Sone Naing 16'
Win Naing Tun 20'
Aung Chit Oo Ko Ko 55'
|7 August – Phnom Penh|
|9 August – Phnom Penh|
|7 August – Phnom Penh|
|Third place match|
|9 August – Phnom Penh|
|Report||Pyae Sone Naing 32'|
|Roberts 73' (pen.)
Third place match
|Sengsavang 41', 44'||Report||Roberts 16' (pen.), 55', 78'
Akbari 45+2', 79', 90+2'
Moric 70', 80'
|2015 AFF U-16 Youth Championship Winners|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:
| Marc Moric|
- 8 goals
- 7 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- Dylan Pierias
- Win Naing Tun
- Korrawit Tasa
- Trần Văn Đạt
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Eduardo Castaneda
- Jacob Italiano
- Dylan Ryan
- Adrian Valenti
- Abdul Hariz Herman
- Teat Kimheng
- Thatsaphone Saysouk
- Ariq Shaqirin Suhaimi
- Muhammad Alif Safwan
- Muhammad Nizarruddin Jazi
- Aung Chit Oo Ko Ko
- Htet Phyoe Wai
- Kyaw Kyaw Htet
- Fidel Victor Tacardon
- Joseph Sherwyn Calunsag
- Robert Lawrence Wilson
- Glenn Kweh Jia Jin
- Hidayatul Firdaus Johan
- Jordan Nicolas Vestering
- Khairul Hairee Abdul Hamid
- Muhammad Sharul Shah
- Natthapong Nakpitak
- Santipap Yaemsaen
- Sittirak Koetkhumthong
- Dom Braz
- Joao Frtas
- Yafet Barros
- Bùi Anh Đức
- Lê Ngọc Thái
- Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
- Own goals
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