1996 AFC Asian Cup
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1996 AFC Asian Cup

1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
? 1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates4 - 21 December
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia
Runners-up United Arab Emirates
Third place Iran
Fourth place Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored80 (3.08 per match)
Attendance448,000 (17,231 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Ali Daei (8 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Khodadad Azizi
Best goalkeeperSaudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
Fair play award Iran
1992
2000

The 1996 AFC Asian Cup was the 11th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December 1996. Saudi Arabia defeated hosts United Arab Emirates in the final match in Abu Dhabi. As the runners-up, the United Arab Emirates represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup as the winners Saudi Arabia had qualified automatically as host.

Qualification

33 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1, 2
 United Arab Emirates Hosts 1992 4 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992)
 Japan 1992 AFC Asian Cup winners 8 November 1992 2 (1988, 1992)
 Saudi Arabia Qualifying round Group 9 winners 2 February 1996 3 (1984, 1988, 1992)
 China PR Qualifying round Group 2 winners 4 February 1996 5 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992)
 Indonesia Qualifying round Group 4 winners 6 March 1996 0 (Debut)
 Uzbekistan Qualifying round Group 8 winners 19 June 1996 0 (Debut)
 Kuwait Qualifying round Group 10 winners 20 June 1996 5 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988)
 Iran Qualifying round Group 5 winners 21 June 1996 7 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992)
 Thailand Qualifying round Group 3 winners 9 July 1996 2 (1972, 1992)
 Syria Qualifying round Group 7 winners 19 July 1996 3 (1980, 1984, 1988)
 South Korea Qualifying round Group 1 winners 11 August 1996 7 (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988)
 Iraq Qualifying round Group 6 winners 13 August 1996 2 (1972, 1976)

Notes:

1Bold indicates champion for that year
2Italic indicates host

Squads

Venues

First round

All times are UAE time (UTC+4)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates (A) 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
 Kuwait (A) 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 South Korea (A) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Indonesia 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
Source:[]
(A) Advanced to knockout stage.

Indonesia 2-2 Kuwait
Widodo Goal 20
Ronny Goal 40
Report Al-Saqer Goal 73
Haji Goal 84 (pen.)



Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran (A) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Saudi Arabia (A) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Iraq (A) 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source:[]
(A) Advanced to knockout stage.
Attendance: 5,000

Iran 1-2 Iraq
Daei Goal 90 (pen.) Report Fawzi Goal 37
Sabbar Goal 69
Attendance: 15,000


Thailand 1-3 Iran
Kiatisuk Goal 80 Report Saadavi Goal 38
Minavand Goal 54
Daei Goal 70
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Attendance: 12,000

Iraq 4-1 Thailand
Mahmoud Goal 1750
Hussein Goal 2363
Report Dusit Goal 26

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan (A) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 China PR (A) 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Syria 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Source:[]
(A) Advanced to knockout stage.
Japan 2-1 Syria
Abbas Goal 85 (o.g.)
Takagi Goal 88
Report Jokhadar Goal 8


Japan 4-0 Uzbekistan
Nanami Goal 7
Miura Goal 37
Maezono Goal 8690
Report



Uzbekistan 1-2 Syria
Lebedev Goal 53 (pen.) Report Jokhadar Goal 48
Dib Goal 74

Third-placed qualifiers

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq (A) 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 South Korea (A) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Syria 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Source:[]
(A) Advanced to knockout stage.

Iraq (best third-place) and South Korea (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage

All times are UAE time (UTC+4)

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
15 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 
 United Arab Emirates (a.e.t.)1
 
18 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 Iraq0
 
 United Arab Emirates1
 
15 December - Al Ain
 
 Kuwait0
 
 Kuwait2
 
21 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 Japan0
 
 United Arab Emirates0 (2)
 
16 December - Dubai
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (4)
 
 South Korea2
 
18 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 Iran6
 
 Iran0 (3)
 
16 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (4) Third place
 
 Saudi Arabia4
 
21 December - Abu Dhabi
 
 China PR3
 
 Kuwait1 (2)
 
 
 Iran (pen.)1 (3)
 

Quarter-finals


Kuwait 2-0 Japan
Al-Huwaidi Goal 1754 Report

South Korea 2-6 Iran
Kim Do-Hoon Goal 11
Shin Tae-Yong Goal 35
Report Bagheri Goal 31
Azizi Goal 52
Daei Goal 66768389 (pen.)
Attendance: 19,000

Semi-finals


Third place play-off

Final

Statistics

Goalscorers

With eight goals, Ali Daei is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 80 goals were scored by 47 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

8 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Awards

Most Valuable Player

Top scorer

Best Goalkeeper

Fair Play Award

Team of the Tournament[1]

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PCT Result
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11 .667 1st
2  United Arab Emirates 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14 .833 2nd
3  Iran 6 3 2 1 14 6 +8 11 .667 3rd
4  Kuwait 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8 .500
5  Japan 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9 .750 Eliminated in the quarterfinals
6  Iraq 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6 .500
7  South Korea 4 1 1 2 7 11 −4 4 .375
8  China PR 4 1 0 3 6 7 −1 3 .250
9  Syria 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3 .333 Eliminated in the first stage
10  Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3 .333
11  Indonesia 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1 .167
12  Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0 .000
Source: rsssf.com

References

  1. ^ " ? 1996.. ? ? ? " (in Arabic). Sport 360. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 2020.

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