1992 AFC Asian Cup

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1992 AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup Japan 1992
AFCアジアカップ1992
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates29 October – 8 November
Teams8
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place China PR
Fourth place United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance316,496 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi (3 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Kazuyoshi Miura
1988
1996

The 1992 AFC Asian Cup was the 10th 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 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between 29 October and 8 November 1992. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.

Stadiums[edit]

Hiroshima Onomichi
Hiroshima Big Arch Hiroshima Stadium Bingo Athletic Stadium
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 13,800 Capacity: 9,245
Bigarch050423.jpg Hiroshimasogokyujo.JPG Bingoriku1.jpg

Qualification[edit]

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

20 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 6 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 6 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan (H) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
4  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: WorldFootball.net
(H) Host.
North Korea 0–2 Iran
Report Pious Goal 30'
Ghayeghran Goal 80'

Japan 0–0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Iran 0–0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Japan 1–1 North Korea
Nakayama Goal 80' Report Kim Gwang-Min Goal 29' (pen.)

United Arab Emirates 2–1 North Korea
K. Saad Goal 81'
Bakhit Goal 85'
Report Kim Gwang-Min Goal 69'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan 1–0 Iran
Miura Goal 87' Report
Attendance: 37,000

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2  China PR 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
3  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2
Saudi Arabia 1–1 China PR
Al-Thunayan Goal 17' Report Li Bing Goal 41'
Attendance: 15,000

Thailand 1–1 Qatar
Thanis Goal 42' Report Soufi Goal 81'
Attendance: 21,000

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Qatar
Al-Muwallid Goal 86' Report Mustafa Goal 74'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

China PR 0–0 Thailand
Report

Saudi Arabia 4–0 Thailand
Al-Owairan Goal 4'
Al-Bishi Goal 19'72'
Al-Thunayan Goal 64'
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Qatar 1–2 China PR
Al-Sulaiti Goal 20' Report Peng Weiguo Goal 44'58'
Attendance: 4,500

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 Japan3
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 China PR2
 
 Japan1
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 
 Saudi Arabia2
 
 
 United Arab Emirates0
 
Third place
 
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 China PR (pen.)1 (4)
 
 
 United Arab Emirates1 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

Japan 3–2 China PR
Fukuda Goal 48'
Kitazawa Goal 57'
Nakayama Goal 84'
Report Xie Yuxin Goal 1'
Li Xiao Goal 70'
Attendance: 15,000

Saudi Arabia 2–0 United Arab Emirates
Al-Owairan Goal 77'
Al-Bishi Goal 80'
Report

Third place play-off[edit]

China PR 1–1 United Arab Emirates
Hao Haidong Goal 15' Report Ismail Goal 10'
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Final[edit]

Japan 1–0 Saudi Arabia
Takagi Goal 36' Report
Attendance: 60,000
GK 19 Kazuya Maekawa
D 7 Masami Ihara
D 6 Satoshi Tsunami
D 5 Tetsuji Hashiratani
D 4 Takumi Horiike
M 10 Ruy Ramos
M 14 Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
M 15 Mitsunori Yoshida Substituted off 86'
F 8 Masahiro Fukuda
F 11 Kazuyoshi Miura
F 20 Takuya Takagi
Substitutions:
D 3 Toshinobu Katsuya Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Netherlands Hans Ooft
GK 21 Shaker Al-Shujaa
D 2 Abdullah Al-Dosari
D 4 Abdul Rahman Al-Roomi
D 5 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
M 3 Salem Al-Alawi
M 6 Fuad Anwar Amin
M 8 Fahad Al-Bishi
M 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid
F 7 Saeed Al-Owairan
F 9 Hamzah Idris Substituted off 66'
F 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan
Substitutions:
F 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel Substituted in 66'
Manager:
Brazil Nelsinho Rosa

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1992 Winners 

Japan
First title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Fahad Al-Bishi is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 31 goals were scored by 24 different players, with none 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  Japan 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3 8 80.0%
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6 60.0%
3  China PR 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5 50.0%
4  United Arab Emirates 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 5 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3 50.0%
6  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 33.3%
7  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2 33.3%
8  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 16.7%

References[edit]

External links[edit]