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