1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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This 1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification phase started in December 1978 while other qualification matches took place in early 1979. A total of 18 teams participated. Eight teams from the top two of each group advance to the final tournament, joining hosts Kuwait and defending champions Iran.

Groups[edit]

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

 Bahrain
 Iran **
 Kuwait ***
 Lebanon
 Pakistan *
 South Yemen *
 Syria
 United Arab Emirates

 Afghanistan
 Bangladesh
 India *
 Iraq *
 Jordan *
   Nepal *
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia *

 Brunei *
 Burma *
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Malaysia
 North Korea
 Singapore
 Sri Lanka
 Thailand

 China PR
 Democratic Kampuchea *
 Japan *
 Laos *
 Macau
 Philippines
 South Korea
 Vietnam *

  • * Withdrew
  • ** Qualified as defending champions
  • *** Qualified as host

Qualification[edit]

Group 1[edit]

  • All matches played in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahrain withdrew after abandoning their first match against Syria at 1–0. Their following matches were awarded to the opposing team at 2–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 4
 Lebanon 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
 Bahrain 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5 0

11 January 1979
Syria  1 – 0  Bahrain

13 January 1979
United Arab Emirates  0 – 0  Syria

13 January 1979
Lebanon  2 – 0
Awarded
 Bahrain

16 January 1979
Syria  1 – 0  Lebanon

16 January 1979
United Arab Emirates  2 – 0
Awarded
 Bahrain

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Qatar 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 7
 Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 7 8 -1 4
 Afghanistan 4 0 1 3 4 11 –7 1

10 January 1979
Bangladesh  1 – 1  Qatar

11 January 1979
Qatar  3 – 0  Afghanistan

12 January 1979
Bangladesh  2 – 2  Afghanistan

14 January 1979
Bangladesh  0 – 4  Qatar

15 January 1979
Qatar  2 – 1  Afghanistan

16 January 1979
Bangladesh  4 – 1  Afghanistan

Group 3[edit]

Allocation matches to determine groups
  • Singapore received a bye

1 May 1979
Thailand  3 – 1  Indonesia

2 May 1979
Malaysia  3 – 1  Sri Lanka

2 May 1979
North Korea  3 – 0  Hong Kong
Group 3A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 3
 North Korea 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
 Indonesia 2 0 0 2 2 7 –5 0

5 May 1979
Malaysia  4 – 1  Indonesia

7 May 1979
North Korea  3 – 1  Indonesia

9 May 1979
Malaysia  1 – 1  North Korea
Group 3B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
 Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 4 9 –5 2
 Singapore 3 0 0 3 1 11 –10 0

4 May 1979
Hong Kong  4 – 1  Singapore

4 May 1979
Thailand  4 – 0  Sri Lanka

6 May 1979
Hong Kong  5 – 0  Sri Lanka

6 May 1979
Thailand  4 – 0  Singapore

8 May 1979
Sri Lanka  4 – 0  Singapore

8 May 1979
Thailand  1 – 0  Hong Kong

Semi-finals

11 May 1979
Malaysia  0 – 0  Hong Kong
  Penalties  
5 – 4

12 May 1979
Thailand  0 – 1  North Korea

Third place play-off

14 May 1979
Thailand  1 – 2  Hong Kong
Final

14 May 1979
North Korea  1 – 0  Malaysia

Korea DPR and Malaysia qualified for the final tournament

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
 China PR 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Macau 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0

25 December 1978
South Korea  4 – 1  Macau

27 December 1978
China PR  2 – 1  Macau

29 December 1978
Philippines  1 – 2  Macau

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