1972 AFC Asian Cup

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1972 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Thailand 1972
เอเชียนคัพ 2515
Tournament details
Host countryThailand
Dates7–19 May
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea
Third place Thailand
Fourth place Khmer Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored38 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Hossein Kalani
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Ebrahim Ashtiani
1968
1976

The 1972 AFC Asian Cup was the 5th 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 Thailand between 7 May and 19 May 1972. It was won by Iran.[1]

Qualification[edit]

  •  Iran (qualified automatically as defending champions)
  •  Israel originally qualified as host, but later withdrew.

The other 5 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

Venue[edit]

Bangkok
National Stadium
Capacity: 26,000
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Group allocation matches[edit]

  • Winners divided over different groups

Iran 2–0 Khmer Republic
Kalani Goal 45'
Iranpak Goal 51'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Jo-Wong (South Korea)

Thailand 0–2 Kuwait
Khalaf Goal 42'
Marzouq Goal 87'

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4
 Thailand 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
 Iraq 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Iran 3–0 Iraq
Kalani Goal 34'70'78'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

Thailand 1–1 Iraq
Supakit Goal 57' Yousif Goal 6'

Thailand 2–3 Iran
Prapon Goal 69'70' Jabbari Goal 80'86'88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Matolzi (Malaysia)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 2
 Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
 Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 2

South Korea 1–2 Kuwait
Park Lee-Chun Goal 2' (pen.) Sultan Goal 25'
Duraiham Goal 73'

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 May–Bangkok
 
 
 Iran2
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
 Khmer Republic 1
 
 Iran (a.e.t.)2
 
17 May–Bangkok
 
 South Korea 1
 
 South Korea (pen.)1 (2)
 
 
 Thailand1 (1)
 
Third place
 
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
 
 Khmer Republic2 (3)
 
 
 Thailand (pen.)2 (5)

Semi-finals[edit]

Iran 2–1 Khmer Republic
Iranpak Goal 13'
Ghelichkhani Goal 47'
Doeur Sokhom Goal 18'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matolozi (Malaysia)

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

Iran 2–1 (a.e.t.) South Korea
Jabbari Goal 48'
Kalani Goal 108'
Park Lee-Chun Goal 65'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1972 Winners 

Iran
Second title

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 10
2  South Korea 5 1 2 2 7 6 +1 4
3  Thailand 5 0 3 2 6 9 −3 3
4  Khmer Republic 5 1 1 3 8 10 −2 3
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Kuwait 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 4
6  Iraq 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03.

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