1956 AFC Asian Cup

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1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host countryHong Kong
DatesSeptember 1, 1956 (1956-09-01)
September 15, 1956 (1956-09-15)
Teams4
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Israel
Third place Hong Kong
Fourth place South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s)Israel Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was held in Hong Kong from September 1, 1956 to September 15, 1956.

Venues[change | change source]

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000
Hong Kong Stadium-1.jpg

Qualification[change | change source]

Qualifiers

Results[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5 Champions
2  Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Hong Kong (H) 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
4  South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
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(H) Host
Hong Kong 2 – 3 Israel
Au Chi Yin Goal 12'66' Glazer Goal 37'76'
Stelmach Goal 69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)

South Korea 2 – 2 Hong Kong
Kim Ji-sung Goal 45'
Choi Kwang-seok Goal 62'
Tang Yee Kit Goal 10'
Ko Po Keung Goal 39'
Attendance: 25,000

Israel 1 – 2 South Korea
Stelmach Goal 71' Woo Sang-kwon Goal 52'
Sung Nak-woon Goal 64'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)

South Vietnam 2 – 2 Hong Kong
Trần Văn Tổng Goal 30'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 64'
Chu Wing Wah Goal 59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam Goal 79'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel 2 – 1 South Vietnam
Stelmach Goal 14'27' Trần Văn Tổng Goal 58'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)

South Korea 5 – 3 South Vietnam
Sung Nak-woon Goal 5'
Woo Sang-kwon Goal 41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min Goal 57'66'
Trải Văn Đào Goal 20'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 51'63'
Attendance: 13,000

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