Football at the 1978 Asian Games

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Football at the 1978 Asian Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 10 to December 20, 1978.

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 North Korea (PRK)
Shared gold  China (CHN)
 South Korea (KOR)

Draw[edit]

The teams were seeded based on their final ranking at the 1974 Asian Games.[1]

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Football at the 1978 Asian Games–Squads.

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
 China PR 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 4
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
 Qatar 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
10 December
Iraq  2–1  Qatar

10 December
China PR  1–0  Saudi Arabia

12 December
Qatar  2–2  Saudi Arabia

12 December
China PR  0–2  Iraq

14 December
China PR  3–0  Qatar

14 December
Iraq  1–1  Saudi Arabia

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 4
 Thailand 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 2
 Burma 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
11 December
Burma  0–3  North Korea

13 December
Burma  1–2  Thailand

15 December
North Korea  3–0  Thailand

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 India 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 2
 Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
10 December
India  0–1  Malaysia

12 December
Bangladesh  0–1  Malaysia

14 December
Bangladesh  0–3  India

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 6
 Kuwait 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 2
 Bahrain 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
11 December
Bahrain  1–5  South Korea

11 December
Japan  0–2  Kuwait

13 December
Bahrain  0–4  Japan

13 December
South Korea  2–0  Kuwait

15 December
Japan  1–3  South Korea

15 December
Bahrain  0–3  Kuwait

Semifinals[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 North Korea 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Iraq 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 4
 Kuwait 3 1 1 1 8 6 +2 3
 India 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0

Iraq  0–1  North Korea


Kuwait  6–1  India


North Korea  2–2  Kuwait


India  0–3  Iraq


North Korea  3–1  India


Iraq  3–0  Kuwait

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 China PR 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 4
 Thailand 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 2
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0

China PR  0–1  South Korea


Thailand  2–1  Malaysia


South Korea  3–1  Thailand


Malaysia  1–7  China PR


South Korea  1–0  Malaysia


China PR  4–1  Thailand

Final round[edit]

Bronze medal match[edit]


Iraq  0–1  China PR

Gold medal match[edit]


North Korea  0–0 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Title shared

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1st  North Korea 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 10
1st  South Korea 7 6 1 0 15 3 +12 13
3rd  China PR 7 5 0 2 16 5 +11 10
4  Iraq 7 4 1 2 11 4 +7 9
5  Kuwait 6 3 1 2 13 8 +5 7
6  Thailand 5 2 0 3 6 12 −6 4
7  Malaysia 5 2 0 3 4 10 −6 4
8  India 5 1 0 4 5 13 −8 2
9  Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 2
10  Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
11  Qatar 3 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
12  Burma 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
13  Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
14  Bahrain 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games Draw". The Straits Times. Retrieved 8 August 2014.