1980 AFC Asian Cup

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1980 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Kuwait 1980
كأس الأمم الآسيوية لكرة القدم 1980
Tournament details
Host country Kuwait
Dates 15–30 September
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Kuwait (1st title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 76 (3.17 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Behtash Fariba
South Korea Choi Soon-Ho
(7 goals)
1976
1984

The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia (AFC). It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0. Midway through the tournament Iraq invaded Iran. Kuwaiti television supported the attack and aired propaganda in favor of the Iraqis. This led to a very poor atmosphere in the Iranian camp, especially for Hassan Roshan whose brother was killed in the attacks and was one of the main reasons the team fell apart late in the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

  •  Kuwait qualified automatically as host
  •  Iran qualified automatically as defending champions

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

Venues[edit]

Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
Kuwait City
Capacity: 22,000
ArabiStagium.jpg

Squads[edit]

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1980 AFC Asian Cup squads.

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 4 2 2 0 12 4 +8 6
 North Korea 4 3 0 1 9 7 +2 6
 Syria 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 5
 China PR 4 1 1 2 9 5 +4 3
 Bangladesh 4 0 0 4 2 17 −15 0
16 September 1980
North Korea  3 – 2  Bangladesh
Choi Jae-Pil Goal 44'45'
Kim Jong-Man Goal 90'
Chunnu Goal 60' (pen.)
Salahuddin Goal 88'

17 September 1980
Iran  0 – 0  Syria

18 September 1980
North Korea  2 – 1  China PR
Kim Bok-Man Goal 20' Goal Li Fubao Goal 7'

19 September 1980
Bangladesh  0 – 1  Syria
Keshek Goal 7'

20 September 1980
China PR  2 – 2  Iran
Chen Jingang Goal 74'
Cai Jinbiao Goal 89'
Alidousti Goal 35'
Fariba Goal 70'

22 September 1980
Bangladesh  0 – 7  Iran
Fariba Goal 11'34'80'82'
Roshan Goal 21'
Barzegari Goal 27'87'

23 September 1980
Syria  1 – 0  China PR
Keshek Goal 86'

24 September 1980
Iran  3 – 2  North Korea
Alidousti Goal 27'
Danaeifard Goal 57'
Fariba Goal 60'
Hwang Sang-Hoi Goal 68'
Pak Jong-Hun Goal 90'


Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 7
 Kuwait 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 5
 Malaysia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
 Qatar 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 3
 United Arab Emirates 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1
15 September 1980
United Arab Emirates  1 – 1  Kuwait
Chombi Goal 35' Al-Houti Goal 19'

16 September 1980
18:30
South Korea  1 – 1  Malaysia
Choi Soon-Ho Goal 69' Hamzah Goal 90'

17 September 1980
Qatar  2 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Muftah Goal 50'60' Al-Hajri Goal 58'

18 September 1980
Kuwait  3 – 1  Malaysia
Kamel Goal 20'
Yaqoub Goal 53' (pen.)77' (pen.)
Hamzah Goal 44'

19 September 1980
18:30
Qatar  0 – 2  South Korea
Lee Jung-Il Goal 7'
Choi Soon-Ho Goal 21'

20 September 1980
Malaysia  2 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Alif Goal 32'
Bahari Goal 89'

21 September 1980
16:30
Kuwait  0 – 3  South Korea
Hwang Seok-Keun Goal 47'
Choi Soon-Ho Goal 71'78'

23 September 1980
Malaysia  1 – 1  Qatar
Bahari Goal

24 September 1980
18:30
South Korea  4 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Choi Soon-Ho Goal 26'53'78' (pen.)
Jung Hae-Won Goal 84'
Chombi Goal 79'

25 September 1980
Kuwait  4 – 0  Qatar
Al-Dakhil Goal 32'57'
Yaqoub Goal 50' (pen.)
Al-Anberi Goal 66'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
28 September – Kuwait
  Iran  1  
  Kuwait  2  
 
30 September – Kuwait
      Kuwait  3
    South Korea  0
Third place
28 September – Kuwait 29 September – Kuwait
  South Korea  2   Iran  3
  North Korea  1     North Korea  0

Semi-finals[edit]

28 September 1980
Iran  1 – 2  Kuwait
Faraki Goal 90' Yaqoub Goal 63'
Al-Dakhil Goal 85'
Sabah Al-Salem Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Kok Lee (Singapore)

28 September 1980
19:30
South Korea  2 – 1  North Korea
Choi Jong-Duk Goal 80'
Jung Hae-Won Goal 89'
Pak Jong-Hun Goal 19' (pen.)

Third place play-off[edit]

29 September 1980
Iran  3 – 0  North Korea
Fariba Goal 49'
Faraki Goal 66'76'

Final[edit]

30 September 1980
18:30
Kuwait  3 – 0  South Korea
Al-Houti Goal 8'
Al-Dakhil Goal 34'69'

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

 1980 AFC Asian Cup Winners 

Kuwait
First title

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Iran Nasser Hejazi

Kuwait Naeem Saad
Malaysia Soh Chin Aun
Kuwait Mahboub Juma'a
Iran Mehdi Dinvarzadeh

Iran Abdolreza Barzegari
Kuwait Saad Al-Houti
South Korea Lee Young-Moo

South Korea Choi Soon-Ho
Kuwait Faisal Al-Dakhil
Kuwait Jasem Yaqoub

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Kuwait 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 9
2  South Korea 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 9
3  Iran 6 3 2 1 16 6 +10 8
4  North Korea 6 3 0 3 10 12 −2 6
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Syria 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 5
6  Malaysia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
7  China PR 4 1 1 2 9 5 +4 3
8  Qatar 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 3
9  United Arab Emirates 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1
10  Bangladesh 4 0 0 4 2 17 −15 0

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