1996 AFC Youth Championship

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The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Youth Championship was held from October 17 to October 31, 1996 in Seoul, South Korea. The tournament was won by for the eighth time by South Korea in the final against China PR.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 14 3 +11 12
 United Arab Emirates 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3 7
 Thailand 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4 4
 Iran 4 0 3 1 1 2 −1 3
 Bangladesh 4 0 1 3 3 12 −9 1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 4 4 0 0 11 5 +6 12
 Japan 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 9
 Syria 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6
 India 4 0 1 3 2 6 −4 1
 Qatar 4 0 1 3 3 12 −9 1
18 October 1996
India  1 – 1  Qatar
Syria  1 – 3  Japan
20 October 1996
China PR  2 – 1  Japan
Syria  2 – 0  Qatar
22 October 1996
China PR  2 – 1  India
Japan  4 – 0  Qatar
24 October 1996
China PR  5 – 2  Qatar
Syria  1 – 0  India
26 October 1996
China PR  2 – 1  Syria
Japan  2 – 0  India

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
29 October
  South Korea  1  
  Japan  0  
 
31 October
      South Korea  3
    China PR  0
Third place
29 October 30 October
  China PR  5   United Arab Emirates (pen)  2 (4)
  United Arab Emirates  1     Japan  2 (3)

Semifinal[edit]

October 29, 1996
South Korea  1 – 0  Japan

Third Place Match[edit]

October 30, 1996
United Arab Emirates  2 – 2
(4 PK 3)
 Japan

Final[edit]

October 31, 1996
South Korea  3 – 0  China PR

Winner[edit]

 AFC Youth Championship 1996 Winners 

South Korea
Eighth title