1988 AFC Asian Cup

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1988 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Qatar 1988
كأس الأمم الآسيوية لكرة القدم 1988
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 2 December – 18 December
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 40 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (3 goals)
Best player South Korea Kim Joo-Sung
1984
1992

The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.

Qualification[edit]

  •  Qatar qualified automatically as host
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1988 AFC Asian Cup squads.

Venues[edit]

Doha Doha
Al-Ahly Stadium Qatar SC Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 20,000
QATAR SC Stadium (1).jpg

First round[edit]

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 8 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7
 Iran 5 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
 Qatar 4 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1
 United Arab Emirates 2 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2
 Japan 1 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6

1988-12-02
16:00
Iran  2 – 0  Qatar
Bavi Goal 6'
Pious Goal 89'
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)


1988-12-04
15:00
Japan  0 – 0  Iran
Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Samuel Chan (Hong Kong)


1988-12-06
15:00
South Korea  2 – 0  Japan
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 13'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 35'
Report

1988-12-08
15:00
Iran  1 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Pious Goal 27' Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Steven Ovinis (Malaysia)

1988-12-09
17:00
Qatar  2 – 3  South Korea
Salman Goal 47' (pen.)80' (pen.) Report Chung Hae-Won Goal 10'72'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 34'


1988-12-11
17:00
South Korea  3 – 0  Iran
Byun Byung-Joo Goal 26'57'
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 42'
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

1988-12-12
17:00
Japan  0 – 3  Qatar
Report Khamis Goal 58'82'
Muftah Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3
 China PR 5 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
 Syria 4 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3
 Kuwait 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1
 Bahrain 2 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2

1988-12-02
18:00
Syria  0 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Mutlaq Goal 20'
Al-Suwaiyed Goal 82'

1988-12-03
17:00
Kuwait  0 – 0  Bahrain
Report

1988-12-04
17:00
China PR  3 – 0  Syria
Gao Sheng Goal 13'
Xie Yuxin Goal 14'19'
Report

1988-12-05
15:00
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Kuwait
Report

1988-12-06
17:00
Bahrain  0 – 1  China PR
Report Zhang Xiaowen Goal 78'

1988-12-08
17:00
Syria  1 – 0  Kuwait
Al-Nasser Goal 63' Report

1988-12-09
15:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Bahrain
Jazea'a Goal 78' Report F. Mohamed Goal 44' (pen.)

1988-12-10
17:00
Kuwait  2 – 2  China PR
Adel Abbas Goal 60' (pen.)
Mansour Basha Goal 62'
Report Ma Lin Goal 10'87'

1988-12-11
15:00
Bahrain  0 – 1  Syria
Report Abu Al-Sel Goal 72' (pen.)

1988-12-12
15:00
China PR  0 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi Goal 56'

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Semi-finals Final
December 14 - Doha
  South Korea (a.e.t.)  2  
  China PR  1  
 
December 18 - Doha
      South Korea  0 (3)
    Saudi Arabia (pen.)  0 (4)
Third place
December 15 - Doha December 17 - Doha
  Saudi Arabia  1   China PR  0 (0)
  Iran  0     Iran (pen.)  0 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

1988-12-14
16:00
South Korea  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Lee Tae-Ho Goal 93'103' Report Mai Chao Goal 100'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

1988-12-15
16:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Iran
Abdullah Goal 16' Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: George Courtney (England)

Third place play-off[edit]

1988-12-17
16:00
China PR  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Iran
Report
  Penalties  
Duan Ju Penalty missed
Wang Baoshan Penalty missed
Wu Wenbing Penalty missed
0 – 3 Penalty scored Moharrami
Penalty scored Ansarifard
Penalty scored Ghayeghran
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

Final[edit]


 AFC Asian Cup 1988 Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Second title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Lee Tae-Ho is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

Top scoring teams[edit]

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 75.0%
2  South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 91.7%
3  Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 50.0%
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 50.0%
6  Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 50.0%
7  Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 37.5%
8  United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 25.0%
9  Bahrain 4 1 0 3 1 3 −2 2 25.0%
10  Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 12.5%

References[edit]

External links[edit]