1976 AFC Asian Cup

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1976 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Iran 1976
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۷۶
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates 3–13 June
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (3rd title)
Runners-up  Kuwait
Third place  China PR
Fourth place  Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 25 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
Iran Nasser Nouraei
Kuwait Fathi Kamel
(3 goals)
1972
1980

The 1976 AFC Asian Cup was the sixth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia (AFC). It was hosted by Iran. The field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Iran won their third title in a row, beating Kuwait in the final 1-0.

Qualification[edit]

Venues[edit]

The two host cities, Tehran and Tabriz, with two venues was used for the 1976 AFC Asian Cup.

Tabriz Tehran
Bagh Shomal Stadium Aryamehr Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 100,000
Stadium baghshomal.jpg Azadi Stadium 1991.PNG

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1976 AFC Asian Cup squads.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 4
 China PR 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
 Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
3 June 1976
Kuwait  2–0  Malaysia
Al-Anberi Goal 10'
Al-Dakhil Goal 42'

5 June 1976
China PR  1–1  Malaysia
Wang Jilian Goal 58' Dahari Goal 50'

7 June 1976
Kuwait  1–0  China PR
Kameel Goal 1'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 4
 Iraq 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
 South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0
4 June 1976
Iran  2–0  Iraq
Nouraei Goal 45'
Roshan Goal 58'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marijan Raus (Yugoslavia)

6 June 1976
Iraq  1–0  South Yemen
Waal Goal 84'

8 June 1976
Iran  8–0  South Yemen
Azizi Goal 17'73'
Nouraei Goal 40'42'
Khorshidi Goal 45'
Mazloumi Goal 63'74'80'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Akram Ul Haq (India)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
11 June–Tehran
  Kuwait (a.e.t.)  3  
  Iraq  2  
 
13 June–Tehran
      Kuwait  0
    Iran  1
Third place
11 June–Tehran 13 June–Tehran
  Iran (a.e.t.)  2   Iraq  0
  China PR  0     China PR  1

Semi-finals[edit]

11 June 1976
Kuwait  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Ibrahim Goal 11'
Kameel Goal 77'100'
Abdul-Jaleel Goal 46'
Hassan Goal 85'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000

11 June 1976
Iran  2–0 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Khorshidi Goal 100'
Roshan Goal 119'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Asami (Japan)

Third place play-off[edit]

13 June 1976
Iraq  0–1  China PR
He Jia Goal 61'

Final[edit]

13 June 1976
Kuwait  0–1  Iran
Parvin Goal 71'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)

Winners[edit]

 1976 AFC Asian Cup Winners 

Iran
Third title

Scorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 4 4 0 0 13 0 +13 8
2  Kuwait 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  China PR 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Iraq 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
6  South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0

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