1968 AFC Asian Cup

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1968 AFC Asian Cup
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۶۸
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates10–19 May
Teams5
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (1st title)
Runners-up Burma
Third place Israel
Fourth place Republic of China
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored32 (3.2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Homayoun Behzadi
Israel Moshe Romano
Israel Giora Spiegel
(4 goals each)
1964
1972

The 1968 AFC Asian Cup was the 4th AFC Asian Cup, a football tournament that happens every four years. It is organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The tournament was played in Iran from 10 to 19 May 1968.[1]

The tournament was a round-robin. The hosts Iran won every game.

Besides Iran, the other four teams have never qualified in the Asian Cup again.[2][3][4]

Qualification[change | change source]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Iran Hosts 0
 Hong Kong Central Zone winners 2 April 1967 2 (1956, 1964)
 Republic of China Eastern zone winners 7 August 1967 1 (1960)
 Israel Western Zone 1 winners 1967 2 (1956, 1960, 1964)
 Burma Western Zone 2 winners 16 November 1967 0 (debut)

Squads[change | change source]

Venues[change | change source]

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
Amjadieh Stadium.jpg

Results[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Iran (H) 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9 8 Champions
2  Burma 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
3  Israel 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 4
4  Republic of China 4 0 2 2 3 10 −7 2
5  Hong Kong 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
Source: RSSSF
(H) Host
Iran 2–0 Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Republic of China 1–1 Burma
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Hong Kong 1–6 Israel
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Iran 4–0 Republic of China
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma 1–0 Israel
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Hong Kong 1–1 Republic of China
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma 1–3 Iran
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Israel 4–1 Republic of China
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma 2–0 Hong Kong
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Iran 2–1 Israel
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Goalscorers[change | change source]

Homayoun Behzadi, Giora Spiegel and Moshe Romano scored the most goals. They each scored 4 goals. 32 goals were scored by 19 or 20 different players. There were no own goals.

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[change | change source]

  1. "Asian Cup: Know Your History – Part One (1956–1988)". Goal.com. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. "1968 AFC Asian Cup". Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. "Asian Cup 1968". Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  4. "Asian Cup 1968 Iran » Final round". Retrieved 2 December 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]