1977 AFC Youth Championship

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1977 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates 15 April - 28 April
Teams 13
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (2nd title)
Runners-up  Iran
Third place  Bahrain
Fourth place  Japan
1976
1978

The 1977 AFC Youth Championship was held between April 15 and April 28 in Iran. It was won by Iraq 4-3 over Iran in Arraymehr Stadium in Teheran, in front of 100,000 spectators. Both teams qualified for 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 4
 Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 1
 Singapore 2 0 1 1 0 8 -8 1

 Iran 8 - 0  Singapore

 Iran 3 - 0  Afghanistan

 Afghanistan 0 - 0  Singapore

Group B[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 4
 India 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
 Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0

 Iraq 4 - 0  India

 Iraq 3 - 0  Bangladesh

 India 4 - 0  Bangladesh

Group C[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 3
 Bahrain 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
 Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0

 Japan 5 - 0  Hong Kong

 Japan 1 - 1  Bahrain

 Bahrain 3 - 1  Hong Kong

Group D[edit]

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 4
 Malaysia 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 2
 Jordan 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1

 Saudi Arabia 2 - 0  Jordan

 South Korea 0 - 0  Malaysia

 South Korea 0 - 0  Saudi Arabia

 Malaysia 1 - 1  Jordan

 South Korea 3 - 0  Jordan

 Saudi Arabia 3 - 0  Malaysia

Quarterfinals[edit]

 Iran 3 - 0  India

 Iraq 5 - 1  Afghanistan

 Japan 0 - 0  South Korea 3-1 after penalties

 Saudi Arabia 2 - 2  Bahrain 5-6 after penalties

Semifinals[edit]

 Iran 2 - 1  Japan

 Iraq 3 - 0  Bahrain

Third Place Match[edit]

 Bahrain 3 - 1  Japan

Final[edit]

April 28, 1977
Iraq  4 – 3  Iran
Hussein Luaibi Goal 29'
Mahdi Abdul-Sahib Goal 38'
Hussein Saeed Goal 74' Goal 80'
Moharam Asheri Goal 7'
Hassanzadeh Goal 55'
Alikaram Suri Goal 78'
Arraymehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000


 1977 AFC Youth Championship 

Iraq
Second title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]