1964 AFC Asian Cup
|Asian Cup Israel 1964
גביע אסיה בכדורגל 1964
Israeli team holds the Asian Cup
|Dates||26 May – 3 June|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Israel (1st title)|
|Third place||South Korea|
|Fourth place||Hong Kong|
|Goals scored||13 (2.17 per match)|
|Attendance||99,000 (16,500 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Inder Singh
(2 goals each)
The 1964 AFC Asian Cup was the 3rd edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were held in Israel from 26 May to 3 June 1964.
The tournament used a round-robin system with the winners from the West, Central 1 and 2 and East Asia zones and the team from the host nation (Israel) competing for the title. 11 of the 16 nations withdrew[fn 1] with the result that only one zone (combined Central 1 and 2) played any qualifying matches and the 'winners' of 2 zones and host Israel qualified uncontested. In this diminished competition Israel won the title with three wins.
|Ramat Gan Stadium||Kiryat Eliezer Stadium||Bloomfield Stadium||Hebrew University Stadium|
|Capacity: 41,583||Capacity: 14,002||Capacity: 17,500||Capacity: 10,000|
- Israel (as hosts)
- Hong Kong (Winners of Central zone)
- South Korea (Winners of East zone)
- India (Winners of West zone)
|Israel||1 – 0||Hong Kong|
|South Korea||0 – 2||India|
I. Singh 57'
|Israel||2 – 0||India|
|Spiegler 29' (pen.)
|South Korea||1 – 0||Hong Kong|
|Park Seung-ok 74'|
|India||3 – 1||Hong Kong|
|I. Singh 45'
|Cheung Yiu Kwok 39'|
|South Korea||1 – 2||Israel|
|Lee Soon-myung 79'||Leon 20'
|1964 AFC Asian Cup Winners|
With two goals, Inder Singh and Mordechai Spiegler were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 13 goals were scored by 11 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Nations that withdrew: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of China, and Singapore.
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