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2000 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Lebanon 2000
كأس الأمم الآسيوية لكرة القدم 2000
Coupe d'Asie des nations de football 2000
Logo of the 2000 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country Lebanon
Dates October 12 – October 29
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (2nd title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  South Korea
Fourth place  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 77 (2.96 per match)
Attendance 276,482 (10,634 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Korea Lee Dong-Gook (6 goals)
Best player Japan Hiroshi Nanami
1996
2004

The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.

Qualification[edit]

  •  Lebanon qualified automatically as host.
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions.

42 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified. A total of 84 games were held, starting with the Oman versus Kyrgyzstan game on August 3, 1999.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

 

Stadiums[edit]

Beirut Sidon Tripoli
Sports City Stadium Saida International Stadium International Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 47,799 Capacity: 22,600 Capacity: 22,400
Saida International Stadium with beachgoers.jpg Tripoli (Lebanon) - El Ma'rad 1.jpg

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2000 AFC Asian Cup squads.

First round[edit]

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Iraq 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Thailand 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2
 Lebanon 2 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4
12 October 2000
15:05
Iraq  2 – 0  Thailand
Chathir Goal 27'
Mahmoud Goal 60'
Report

12 October 2000
20:45
Lebanon  0 – 4  Iran
Report Bagheri Goal 19'
Estili Goal 75'87'
Daei Goal 90+1'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 52,418
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

15 October 2000
17:05
Iran  1 – 1  Thailand
Daei Goal 73' Report Pituratana Goal 12'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)

15 October 2000
19:45
Lebanon  2 – 2  Iraq
Chahrour Goal 28'
Hojeij Goal 76'
Report Jeayer Goal 5'22'

18 October 2000
19:35
Iran  1 – 0  Iraq
Daei Goal 77' Report

18 October 2000
19:35
Lebanon  1 – 1  Thailand
Fernandez Goal 83' Report Pituratana Goal 58'
Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 8,582
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Kuwait 5 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 Indonesia 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7
13 October 2000
17:05
South Korea  2 – 2  China PR
Lee Young-Pyo Goal 30'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 58'
Report Su Maozhen Goal 36'
Fan Zhiyi Goal 66' (pen.)

13 October 2000
19:45
Kuwait  0 – 0  Indonesia
Report

16 October 2000
17:05
China PR  4 – 0  Indonesia
Li Ming Goal 2'
Shen Si Goal 7' (pen.)
Yang Chen Goal 10'
Qi Hong Goal 90'
Report

16 October 2000
19:45
South Korea  0 – 1  Kuwait
Report Al-Huwaidi Goal 43'

19 October 2000
19:35
China PR  0 – 0  Kuwait
Report

19 October 2000
19:35
South Korea  3 – 0  Indonesia
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 30'76'90+1' Report
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 500
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 7 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
 Qatar 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Uzbekistan 1 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12
14 October 2000
17:05
Saudi Arabia  1 – 4  Japan
Morioka Goal 90' (o.g.) Report Yanagisawa Goal 22'
Takahara Goal 37'
Nanami Goal 53'
Ono Goal 88'

14 October 2000
19:45
Qatar  1 – 1  Uzbekistan
Gholam Goal 61' Report Qosimov Goal 73'

17 October 2000
17:05
Japan  8 – 1  Uzbekistan
Morishima Goal 7'
Nishizawa Goal 14'25'49'
Takahara Goal 18'20'57'
Kitajima Goal 79'
Report Lushan Goal 29'

17 October 2000
19:45
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Qatar
Report

20 October 2000
19:35
Saudi Arabia  5 – 0  Uzbekistan
Al-Otaibi Goal 18'
Al-Shalhoub Goal 35'78'86'
Al-Temyat Goal 88'
Report

20 October 2000
19:35
Japan  1 – 1  Qatar
Nishizawa Goal 61' Report Al-Obaidly Goal 22'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Third-placed qualifiers[edit]

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 Qatar 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Thailand 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2

Korea Republic (best third-place) and Qatar (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3)

Extra times were played under the golden goal rule.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
October 23 - Sidon        
  China PR  3
October 26 - Beirut
  Qatar  1  
  China PR  2
October 24 - Beirut
    Japan  3  
  Japan  4
October 29 - Beirut
  Iraq  1  
  Japan  1
October 23 - Tripoli
    Saudi Arabia  0
  Iran  1
October 26 - Beirut
  South Korea (a.e.t.)  2  
  South Korea  1 Third place
October 24 - Beirut
    Saudi Arabia  2  
  Kuwait  2   China PR  0
  Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.)  3     South Korea  1
October 29 - Beirut

Quarter-finals[edit]

23 October 2000
16:45
Iran  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Bagheri Goal 71' Report Kim Sang-Sik Goal 90'
Lee Dong-Gook Golden goal in the 99th minute 99'

23 October 2000
19:45
China PR  3 – 1  Qatar
Li Ming Goal 9'
Qi Hong Goal 38'
Yang Chen Goal 54'
Report Al-Enazi Goal 65'

24 October 2000
16:45
Japan  4 – 1  Iraq
Nanami Goal 8'29'
Takahara Goal 11'
Myojin Goal 62'
Report A. Obeid Goal 4'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tajaddin Fares (Syria)

24 October 2000
19:45
Kuwait  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Saudi Arabia
Bashar Abdullah Goal 62'
Al-Huwaidi Goal 68'
Report Al-Temyat Goal 45+1' Golden goal in the 109th minute 109'
Al-Meshal Goal 72'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)

Semi-finals[edit]

26 October 2000
16:45
South Korea  1 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 90+1' Report Al-Meshal Goal 76'80'

26 October 2000
19:45
China PR  2 – 3  Japan
Qi Hong Goal 30'
Yang Chen Goal 48'
Report Fan Zhiyi Goal 21' (o.g.)
Nishizawa Goal 53'
Myojin Goal 61'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)

Third place play-off[edit]

29 October 2000
17:05
South Korea  1 – 0  China PR
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 76' Report
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Final[edit]

29 October 2000
19:45
Japan  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Mochizuki Goal 30' Report
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 47,400
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 2000 Winners 

Japan
Second title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Fair-Play Award[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

China Jiang Jin

South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
Kuwait Jamal Mubarak

Japan Hiroshi Nanami
Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Temyat
Iraq Abbas Obeid
Iran Karim Bagheri
Japan Shunsuke Nakamura

South Korea Lee Dong-Gook
Japan Naohiro Takahara

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Lee Dong-Gook is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 77 goals were scored by 43 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

Top scoring teams[edit]

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Japan 6 5 1 0 21 6 +15 16 88.9%
2  Saudi Arabia 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 55.6%
3  South Korea 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 55.6%
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Iran 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 58.3%
6  Kuwait 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5 41.7%
7  Iraq 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4 33.3%
8  Qatar 4 0 3 1 3 5 −2 3 25.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Thailand 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2 22.2%
10  Lebanon 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2 22.2%
11  Indonesia 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1 11.1%
12  Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12 1 11.1%

References[edit]

External links[edit]