2004 AFC Asian Cup Final

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2004 AFC Asian Cup Final
Workers stadium internal field.JPG
Event 2004 AFC Asian Cup
20:00
Date 7 August 2004
Venue Workers Stadium, Beijing
Man of the Match Shunsuke Nakamura (Japan)
Referee Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)
Attendance 62,000
Weather Overcast
19°C
<31% humidity
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The AFC Asian Cup 2004 Final was an association football match that took place on 7 August 2004 at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, People's Republic of China, to determine the winner of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. Japan defeated China PR 3–1. This was third time that Japan won the AFC Asian Cup tournament. Rioting by Chinese fans erupted near the north gate of Beijing's Workers Stadium after the match.[1] The rioting was said to be provoked by controversial officiating (in which Kōji Nakata clearly handled the ball into the net to give Japan a 2-1 lead over the host, and heightened anti-Japanese sentiment resulting from historical tensions.[2] )

The tournament's closing ceremony was held immediately prior to kickoff.


Route to the final[edit]

China PR Round Japan
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Bahrain 2–2 Match 1  Oman 1–0
 Indonesia 5–0 Match 2  Thailand 4–1
 Qatar 1–0 Match 3  Iran 0–0
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 7 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
 Bahrain 5 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2
 Indonesia 3 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6
 Qatar 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
Final standing
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Iran 5 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3
 Oman 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Thailand 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Iraq 3–0 Quarterfinals  Jordan 1–1 (4–3 pen.)
 South Korea 1–1 (4–3 pen.) Semifinals  Bahrain 4–3

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

7 August 2004
19:35
China PR  1 – 3  Japan
Li Ming Goal 31' Report Takashi Fukunishi Goal 22'
Koji Nakata Goal 65'
Keiji Tamada Goal 90+1'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)
China PR
Japan
GK 1 Liu Yunfei
RB 12 Wei Xin Booked
CB 4 Zhang Yaokun
CB 5 Zheng Zhi
LB 3 Sun Xiang Booked
RM 21 Li Ming
CM 6 Shao Jiayi
CM 15 Zhao Junzhe
LM 22 Yan Song Substituted off 68'
CF 9 Hao Haidong Substituted off 57'
CF 29 Li Jinyu Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Li Yi Substituted in 57'
DF 7 Sun Jihai Booked Substituted in 68'
FW 13 Xu Yunlong Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Netherlands Arie Haan
GK 23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
RB 21 Akira Kaji
CB 3 Makoto Tanaka
CB 5 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
LB 6 Koji Nakata Booked
SW 22 Yuji Nakazawa
CM 15 Takashi Fukunishi
RW 10 Shunsuke Nakamura
LW 14 Alex
CF 11 Takayuki Suzuki Booked
CF 20 Keiji Tamada
Manager:
Brazil Zico

Man of the Match:
Shunsuke Nakamura (Japan)

Assistant referees:
Saad Al Fadhli (Kuwait)
Ali Al Khalifi (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Fathi Arabati (Jordan)



 AFC Asian Cup 2004 Winners 

Japan
Third title

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPNSoccernet 'Hand of Koji' brings Japan third title 8 August 2004
  2. ^ BBC News Chinese riot after Japan victory 7 August 2004