1976 AFC Asian Cup

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1976 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Iran 1976
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۷۶
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates3–13 June
Teams6
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Iran (3rd title)
Runners-up Kuwait
Third place China PR
Fourth place Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored25 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Kuwait Fathi Kamel
Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
Iran Nasser Nouraei
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Iran Ali Parvin
1972
1980

The 1976 AFC Asian Cup was the 6th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were hosted by Iran between 3 and 13 June 1976. 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]

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
Azadi Stadium. Tehran, Iran.jpg

Squads[edit]

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
Kuwait 2–0 Malaysia
Al-Anberi Goal 10'
Al-Dakhil Goal 42'


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
Iran 2–0 Iraq
Nouraei Goal 45'
Roshan Goal 58'
Attendance: 50,000

Iraq 1–0 South Yemen
Waal Goal 84'

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

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 June–Tehran
 
 
 Kuwait (a.e.t.)3
 
13 June–Tehran
 
 Iraq2
 
 Kuwait0
 
11 June–Tehran
 
 Iran1
 
 Iran (a.e.t.)2
 
 
 China PR0
 
Third place
 
 
13 June–Tehran
 
 
 Iraq0
 
 
 China PR1

Semi-finals[edit]

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

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

Third place play-off[edit]

Iraq 0–1 China PR
He Jia Goal 61'

Final[edit]

Iran 1–0 Kuwait
Parvin Goal 71' (Report)
Attendance: 112,000


GK Mansour Rashidi
D Hassan Nazari
D Bijan Zolfagharnasab
D Nasrollah Abdollahi
D Andranik Eskandarian
M Ali Parvin
M Parviz Ghelichkhani capt
M Ebrahim Qasempour
M Alireza Khorshidi
F Nasser Nouraei Substituted off 55'
F Hassan Rowshan
Substitutions:
M Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Substituted in 55'
Manager:
Iran Heshmat Mohajerani
GK Ahmed Al-Tarabulsi
D Saleh Al-Asfour
D Abdullah Al-Mayouf
D Mahboub Juma'a
D Ibrahim Al-Dourahim    capt
M Faruq Ibrahim
M Saad Al-Houti
M Hamad Bu-Hamad
F Fathi Kameel
F Faisal Al-Dakhil
F Mohammed Abdullah
Substitutions:
None
Manager:
Brazil Mario Zagallo

Winners[edit]

 1976 AFC Asian Cup Winners 

Iran
Third title

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Nasser Nouraei and Fathi Kameel are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 25 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

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

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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