1988 AFC Asian Cup

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1988 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Qatar 1988
كأس آسيا 1988
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates2 December–18 December
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea
Third place Iran
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored40 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (3 goals)
Best player(s)South Korea Kim Joo-Sung
Best goalkeeperChina Zhang Huikang
1984
1992

The 1988 AFC Asian Cup was the 9th 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 Qatar between 2 December and 18 December 1988. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.[1]

Qualification[edit]

  •  Qatar qualified automatically as host
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Doha Doha
Al-Ahly Stadium Qatar SC Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 20,000

First round[edit]

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 8 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7
 Iran 5 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
 Qatar 4 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1
 United Arab Emirates 2 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2
 Japan 1 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6
Iran 2–0 Qatar
Bavi Goal 6'
Pious Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 20,000


Japan 0–0 Iran
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Qatar 2–1 United Arab Emirates
Muftah Goal 17'
Musabah Goal 26' (o.g.)
Report H. Mohamed Goal 35'

South Korea 2–0 Japan
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 13'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 35'
Report

Iran 1–0 United Arab Emirates
Pious Goal 27' Report
Attendance: 4,000

Qatar 2–3 South Korea
Salman Goal 47' (pen.)80' (pen.) Report Chung Hae-Won Goal 10'72'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 34'

United Arab Emirates 1–0 Japan
A.A. Mohamed Goal 86' Report

South Korea 3–0 Iran
Byun Byung-Joo Goal 26'57'
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 42'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan 0–3 Qatar
Report Khamis Goal 58'82'
Muftah Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3
 China PR 5 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
 Syria 4 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3
 Kuwait 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1
 Bahrain 2 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2
Syria 0–2 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Mutlaq Goal 20'
Al-Suwaiyed Goal 82'

Kuwait 0–0 Bahrain
Report
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

China PR 3–0 Syria
Gao Sheng Goal 13'
Xie Yuxin Goal 14'19'
Report

Saudi Arabia 0–0 Kuwait
Report

Bahrain 0–1 China PR
Report Zhang Xiaowen Goal 78'

Syria 1–0 Kuwait
Al-Nasser Goal 63' Report

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Bahrain
Jazea'a Goal 78' Report F. Mohamed Goal 44' (pen.)
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Kuwait 2–2 China PR
Adel Abbas Goal 60' (pen.)
Mansour Basha Goal 62'
Report Ma Lin Goal 10'87'

Bahrain 0–1 Syria
Report Abu Al-Sel Goal 72' (pen.)

China PR 0–1 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi Goal 56'

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 14 - Doha
 
 
 South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
December 18 - Doha
 
 China PR1
 
 South Korea0 (3)
 
December 15 - Doha
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (4)
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 
 Iran0
 
Third place
 
 
December 17 - Doha
 
 
 China PR0 (0)
 
 
 Iran (pen.)0 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

South Korea 2–1 (a.e.t.) China PR
Lee Tae-Ho Goal 93'103' Report Mai Chao Goal 100'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Saudi Arabia 1–0 Iran
Abdullah Goal 16' Report
Attendance: 17,000

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

GK Cho Byung-deuk
D Park Kyung-hoon
D Chung Yong-hwan
D Cho Yoon-hwan
D Gu Sang-bum
M Yeo Bum-kyu
M Cho Min-kook
M Chung Hae-won
M Ham Hyun-gi Substituted off 49'
F Hwang Sun-hong Substituted off 58'
F Kim Joo-sung
Substitutions:
F Lee Tae-ho Substituted in 58'
F Byun Byung-joo Substituted in 49'
Manager:
South Korea Lee Hoe-taik
GK Abdullah Al-Deayea
D Abdullah Al-Dosari
D Ahmed Jameel Madani
D Saleh Nu'eimeh
D Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad
M Saleh Al-Saleh
M Fahad Al-Bishi
M Fahad Al-Musaibeah
M Majed Abdullah
F Yousuf Al-Thunayan Substituted off 105'
F Saad Al-Dossary Substituted off 72'
Substitutions:
D Youssef Al-Dossary Substituted in 105'
D Mohaisen Al-Jam'an Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira


 AFC Asian Cup 1988 Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Second title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Lee Tae-Ho is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

Top scoring teams[edit]

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 75.0%
2  South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 91.7%
3  Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 50.0%
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 50.0%
6  Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 50.0%
7  Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 37.5%
8  United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 25.0%
9  Bahrain 4 1 0 3 1 3 −2 2 25.0%
10  Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 12.5%

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]