1960 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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The qualification for the 1960 AFC Asian Cup consisted of 10 teams in three zones with the winners of each zone joining South Korea in the final tournament.

Zones[edit]

Central zone Eastern zone Western zone

 Burma *
 Cambodia *
 Indonesia **
 Malaya
 Singapore
 South Vietnam
 Thailand *

 Hong Kong
 Japan *
 Philippines
 Republic of China

 Afghanistan *
 Ceylon *
 India
 Iran
 Israel
   Nepal *
 Pakistan

  • * Withdrew
  • **  Indonesia declined to participate due to an AFC membership dispute.[1]

Central zone[edit]

All matches held in Singapore.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Vietnam 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 Malaya 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 2
 Singapore 2 0 0 2 3 9 –6 0
9 May 1959
20:00
Singapore  1 – 4  South Vietnam

11 May 1959
20:00
Singapore  2 – 5  Malaya

13 May 1959
20:00
South Vietnam  1 – 0  Malaya
Ha Tam Goal 4'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 9,806

Eastern zone[edit]

All matches held in Philippines.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Republic of China 2 2 0 0 14 8 +6 4
 Hong Kong 2 1 0 1 11 7 +4 2
 Philippines 2 0 0 2 4 14 –10 0

31 March 1959
Philippines  4 – 7  Republic of China
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Attendance: 12,000

3 April 1959
Republic of China  7 – 4  Hong Kong
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Attendance: 22,000

Western zone[edit]

All matches held in India.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Israel 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 8
 Iran 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 7
 Pakistan 6 2 1 3 8 10 –2 5
 India 6 2 0 4 7 9 –2 4
5 December 1959
Israel  0 – 3  Iran
Hajari Goal 49'
Barmaki Goal 59'
Dehdari Goal 65'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: P. Chakravarthy (India)

7 December 1959
India  1 – 0  Pakistan
D'Souza Goal
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 30,000

8 December 1959
India  1 – 3  Israel
Devadas Goal 60' R. Levi Goal 35'43'53'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 30,000

9 December 1959
Pakistan  4 – 1  Iran
Haji Mokhtar Goal
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 15,000

10 December 1959
Israel  2 – 0  Pakistan
R. Levi Goal 55'
Stelmach Goal 65'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: P. Chakravarthy (India)

11 December 1959
India  3 – 1  Iran
Goswami Goal 64'
Khan Goal 66' (pen.)
Balaram Goal 80'
Dehdari Goal 62'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Rahman (Pakistan)

12 December 1959
Israel  1 – 1  Iran
Menchel Goal 9' Hajari Goal 49'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: P. Chakravarthy (India)

13 December 1959
India  0 – 1  Pakistan
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 30,000

14 December 1959
Iran  4 – 1  Pakistan
Hajari Goal Goal Goal
Jamali Goal
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 16,000

16 December 1959
India  1 – 2  Israel
Rehmatullah Goal 19' Stelmach Goal 11'
R. Levi Goal 75'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Natarajan (Malaya)

17 December 1959
Pakistan  2 – 2  Israel
Omar Goal 49'
Ghafoor Goal 57'
Menchel Goal 60'
Ratzabi Goal 68'
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: A. N. Jayaraman (India)

18 December 1959
India  1 – 2  Iran
Khan Goal 64' Dehdari Goal Goal
Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 25,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong off to 7–1 Win in Asian Cup". Reuters. The Straits Times. 30 March 1959. Retrieved 16 July 2012.