1956 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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The qualification for the 1956 AFC Asian Cup consisted of 19 teams separated in three zones.[1] The winner of each zone would join hosts Hong Kong in the final tournament. Qualification was done on a two-legged format, home and away games.

Central zone[edit]

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Thailand  Bye
Singapore  w/o  Indonesia
South Vietnam  Bye
Malaya  11–5  Cambodia 9–2 2–3

First leg[edit]

Malaya 9–2 Cambodia
Ghani Goal 14'25'30'35'40'45'48'
Pang Siang Hock Goal 20'49'
Tuy Goal 70'
Reith Goal 71'

Second leg[edit]

Cambodia 3–2 Malaya

Malaya won 11–5 on aggregate.[2]

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Thailand  w/o  Indonesia
South Vietnam  7–3  Malaya 4–0 3–3

First leg[edit]

South Vietnam 4–0 Malaya

Second leg[edit]

Malaya 3–3 South Vietnam
Ghani Goal 55'80'
Pang Siang Hock Goal 83'
Nguyễn Văn Tu Goal 24'
Trần Văn Nhung Goal 74'88'
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Greg de Silva (Malaya)

South Vietnam won 7–3 on aggregate.[3]

Third round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Indonesia  w/o  South Vietnam

Eastern zone[edit]

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Philippines  Bye
South Korea  Bye
North Borneo  Bye
Japan  w/o  Republic of China

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Philippines  0–5  South Korea 0–2 0–3
North Borneo  w/o  Republic of China

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

South Korea 3–0 Philippines
Attendance: 40,000

South Korea won 5–0 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Korea  4–1  Republic of China 2–0 2–1

First leg[edit]

South Korea 2–0 Republic of China

Second leg[edit]

Republic of China 1–2 South Korea

South Korea won 4–1 on aggregate.

Western zone[edit]

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
India  w/o  Iran
Burma  w/o    Nepal
Ceylon  w/o  Afghanistan
Pakistan  w/o  Israel

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
n/a
Afghanistan  w/o  Israel

Third round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye w/o  Israel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore to Meet Indonesia in Asian Soccer Tourney". The Straits Times. 14 June 1955. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Ghani Gets 7 in Rout of Cambodia". The Straits Times. 18 March 1956. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Vietnam move into third round on 3-all draw". The Straits Times. 25 May 1956. Retrieved 15 July 2012.