1964 AFC Asian Cup

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1964 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Israel 1964
גביע אסיה בכדורגל 1964
Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - The Asian Cup.jpg
Israel holds the Asian Cup after winning it
Tournament details
Host countryIsrael
Dates26 May – 3 June
Teams4
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Israel (1st title)
Runners-up India
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Hong Kong
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored13 (2.17 per match)
Attendance99,000 (16,500 per match)
Top scorer(s)India Inder Singh
Israel Mordechai Spiegler
(2 goals each)
1960
1968

The 1964 AFC Asian Cup was the 3rd AFC Asian Cup, a football tournament that happens every four years. It is organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).[1] The tournament was played in Israel from 26 May to 3 June 1964.

The tournament was a round-robin. The hosts Israel won every game.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Venues[change | change source]

Ramat Gan Haifa Tel Aviv Jerusalem
Ramat Gan Stadium Kiryat Eliezer Stadium Bloomfield Stadium Hebrew University Stadium
Capacity: 51,000 Capacity: 17,000 Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 16,000
Ramat Gan Stadium.jpg Qiryat Eliezer Stadium.jpg Bloomfield Stadium21.jpg Givat ram stadium.jpg

Qualification[change | change source]

11 out of the 16 nations withdrew from qualifying.[a] That meant South Korea and India automatically qualified.

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Withdrew before playing any matches
  Did not enter
  Not an AFC member
Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Israel Hosts 2
 Hong Kong Central Zone winners 14 December 1963 1
 South Korea Eastern zone winners (automatically qualified) 1963 2
 India Western Zone winners (automatically qualified) 1963 0


Results[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Israel (H) 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 6 Champions
2  India 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
3  South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
4  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: RSSSF
(H) Host
Israel 1–0 Hong Kong
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Patrick Nice (Malaysia)

South Korea 0–2 India
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Davoud Nassiri (Iran)

Israel 2–0 India
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Li Pak Tung (Malaysia)

South Korea 1–0 Hong Kong
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Pisit Ngarampanich (Thailand)

India 3–1 Hong Kong
  • Cheung Yiu Kwok Goal 39'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Patrick Nice (Malaysia)

South Korea 1–2 Israel
  • Lee Soon-myung Goal 79'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Davoud Nassiri (Iran)

Winners[change | change source]

 1964 AFC Asian Cup Winners 

Israel
First title

Scorers[change | change source]

Israeli teammates (Mordechai Spiegler in the middle) holding the 1964 AFC Asian Cup after beating South Korea in the final round

Inder Singh and Mordechai Spiegler scored the most goals. They each scored 2 goals. 13 goals were scored by 11 different players. There were no own goals.

2 goals
1 goal

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of China and Singapore withdrew from qualifying.

References[change | change source]

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  6. Dominic Bossi (2015-01-30). "Winners and losers of the 2015 Asian Cup". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
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  8. "Asian Eye - Indian football still finding its feet :: Total Football Magazine - Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, Non-League News". Totalfootballmag.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.

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