1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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Qualification for the Asian Football Confederation's 1972 AFC Asian Cup finals held in Thailand.

Zones[edit]

Central zone Eastern zone Western zone 1 Western zone 2

 Brunei
 Burma *
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Khmer Republic
 Laos *
 Malaysia
 Singapore *
 Thailand
 South Vietnam *

 Japan *
 Philippines *
 Republic of China *
 South Korea

 Afghanistan *
 Iran **
 Israel ***
   Nepal *

 Bahrain
 Ceylon
 India *
 Jordan
 Kuwait
 Pakistan *
 Lebanon
 Syria

  • * Withdrew
  • ** Qualified as defending champions
  • *** Qualified as hosts but withdrew later[1]
  •  Iraq were allocated to Western zone later

Central Zone[edit]

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups


1971-05-22
Malaysia  8 – 0  Brunei
Zulkifli Norbit Goal 12' Goal 28' Goal 80'
S. Abdullah Goal 28' (38)83'
Wong Choon Wah Goal 37'
Soh Chin Aun Goal 48'

1971-05-22
Indonesia  2 – 1  Hong Kong
Budi Santoso Goal 4'
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Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Indonesia 4 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10
 Thailand 2 2 1 0 1 10 1 +9
 Brunei 0 2 0 0 2 0 19 –19

1971-05-24
Thailand  10 – 0  Brunei

1971-05-26
Indonesia  1 – 0  Thailand

1971-05-28
Indonesia  9 – 0  Brunei

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Malaysia 4 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
 Khmer Republic 2 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Hong Kong 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 –2


1971-05-28
Malaysia  2 – 1  Hong Kong
Shaharuddin Abdullah Goal 25' Goal 69' Chung Chor Wai Goal 44'

Semifinal


1971-05-30
Thailand  1 – 0  Malaysia

Match for third place


1971-06-01
Malaysia  3 – 0  Indonesia

Final



Thailand and Khmer Republic qualified for final tournament



Eastern Zone[edit]

All the others withdrew, so  South Korea qualified automatically.

Western Zone[edit]

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups

1971-12-10
Iraq  1 – 1  Kuwait

1971-12-11
Bahrain  3 – 0  Lebanon

1971-12-11
Syria  0 – 0  Jordan

Ceylon (Sri Lanka) had a bye


Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 6 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Jordan 4 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
 Bahrain 2 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1
 Ceylon 0 3 0 0 3 1 10 -9

1971-12-13
Iraq  5 – 0  Ceylon

1971-12-13
Jordan  3 – 2  Bahrain

1971-12-15
Iraq  1 – 0  Bahrain

1971-12-16
Jordan  2 – 1  Ceylon

1971-12-18
Iraq  1 – 0  Jordan

1971-12-20
Bahrain  3 – 0  Ceylon

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Kuwait 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Lebanon 2 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Syria 1 2 0 1 1 4 5 –1

1971-12-14
Kuwait  1 – 0  Lebanon

1971-12-17
Kuwait  2 – 2  Syria

1971-12-19
Lebanon  3 – 2  Syria

Semifinal

1971-12-21
Kuwait  2 – 0  Jordan

1971-12-22
Iraq  4 – 1  Lebanon

Match for third place


1971-12-24
Lebanon  2 – 0  Jordan

Final


1971-12-24
Iraq  1 – 0  Kuwait

Iraq and Kuwait qualified for final tournament


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