1978 AFC Youth Championship

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1978 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Bangladesh
Dates 5 October – 28 October
Teams 18 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions South Korea Korea Republic
(4th title)
 Iraq (3rd title)
(Title shared)
Third place  Kuwait
 North Korea
(Shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 122 (3.05 per match)
1977
1980

The 1978 AFC Youth Championship was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 5 October to 28 October 1978. It also served as qualification for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Teams[edit]

Tournament[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 3 0 0 17 0 +7 6
 Indonesia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
 Jordan 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
5 October 1978
Indonesia  0 – 4  Iraq

6 October 1978
Malaysia  3 – 0  Jordan

8 October 1978
Iraq  6 – 0  Jordan

9 October 1978
Malaysia  0 – 2  Indonesia

12 October 1978
Indonesia  4 – 0  Jordan

13 October 1978
Malaysia  0 – 7  Iraq

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
North Korea Korea DPR 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9 7
 Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 11 3 +8 6
 Japan 4 1 2 1 8 6 −5 4
 India 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 3
 Sri Lanka 4 0 0 4 1 19 −18 0
6 October 1978
Sri Lanka  1 – 5  Japan

7 October 1978
India  0 – 2 North Korea Korea DPR

9 October 1978
Saudi Arabia  5 – 0  Sri Lanka

10 October 1978
Japan  2 – 2  India

11 October 1978
Sri Lanka  0 – 5 North Korea Korea DPR

13 October 1978
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1 North Korea Korea DPR

14 October 1978
India  4 – 0  Sri Lanka

16 October 1978
Saudi Arabia  4 – 1  India
16 October 1978
Japan  0 – 2 North Korea Korea DPR

19 October 1978
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Japan

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 7
 Bahrain 4 2 1 1 6 3 +5 5
 Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 5 6 −1 4
 North Yemen 4 1 1 2 6 3 +3 3
 Singapore 4 0 1 3 3 15 −12 1
7 October 1978
Bangladesh  2 – 2  Singapore

8 October 1978
Kuwait  1 – 1  North Yemen

10 October 1978
Bahrain  3 – 0  Singapore
10 October 1978
Bangladesh  1 – 1  North Yemen

12 October 1978
Kuwait  5 – 1  Singapore

14 October 1978
Bahrain  1 – 0  North Yemen

15 October 1978
Bangladesh  0 – 2  Kuwait

17 October 1978
Singapore  0 – 5  North Yemen

18 October 1978
Kuwait  1 – 1  Bahrain

20 October 1978
Bangladesh  2 – 1  Bahrain

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Korea Republic 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
 Iran 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 China PR 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 2
 Afghanistan 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
7 October 1978
Iran  3 – 0  Afghanistan

9 October 1978
Korea Republic South Korea 2 – 1  China PR

11 October 1978
Iran  1 – 1 South Korea Korea Republic
11 October 1978
China PR  1 – 0  Afghanistan

16 October 1978
Korea Republic South Korea 7 – 0  Afghanistan

17 October 1978
Iran  2 – 1  China PR

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

21 October 1978
Kuwait  1 – 0
Awarded
 Iran
21 October 1978
Iraq  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia

22 October 1978
Korea DPR North Korea 2 – 0  Indonesia
23 October 1978
Korea Republic South Korea 1 – 0  Bahrain
  • Note: Originally, Iran had won 1-0 against Kuwait. But they disqualified for fielding an over-age player.

Semi-finals[edit]

25 October 1978
Iraq  0 – 0  Kuwait
  Penalties  
6 – 5

26 October 1978
Korea Republic South Korea 0 – 0 North Korea Korea DPR
  Penalties  
6 – 5

Third place play-off[edit]

27 October 1978
Kuwait  1 – 1
Third place shared
North Korea Korea DPR

Final[edit]

28 October 1978
Korea Republic South Korea 1 – 1
Title shared
 Iraq


 1978 AFC Youth Championship 

South Korea
Fourth title


 1978 AFC Youth Championship 

Iraq
Third title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The following teams qualified for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

References[edit]