2000 AFC Asian Cup

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2000 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Lebanon 2000
كأس آسيا 2000
Coupe d'Asie des nations 2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 2000 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country Lebanon
Dates 12 – 29 October
Teams 12
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (2nd title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  South Korea
Fourth place  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 77 (2.96 per match)
Attendance 276,488 (10,634 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Korea Lee Dong-Gook (6 goals)
Best player Japan Hiroshi Nanami
Best goalkeeper China Jiang Jin
Fair play award  Saudi Arabia
1996
2004

The 2000 AFC Asian Cup was the 12th 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 Lebanon between 12 and 29 October 2000. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.

Qualification[edit]

  •  Lebanon qualified automatically as host.
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions.

42 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified. A total of 84 games were held, starting with the Oman versus Kyrgyzstan game on 3 August 1999.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

 

Stadiums[edit]

Beirut Sidon Tripoli
Sports City Stadium Saida International Stadium International Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 47,799 Capacity: 22,600 Capacity: 22,400
Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium Beirut 2.jpg Saida International Stadium with beachgoers.jpg Tripoli (Lebanon) - El Ma'rad 1.jpg

Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3).

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Iraq 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Thailand 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2
 Lebanon 2 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4
Iraq 2–0 Thailand
Chathir Goal 27'
Mahmoud Goal 60'
Report

Lebanon 0–4 Iran
Report Bagheri Goal 19'
Estili Goal 75'87'
Daei Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 52,418
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Iran 1–1 Thailand
Daei Goal 73' Report Sakesan Goal 12'

Lebanon 2–2 Iraq
Chahrour Goal 28'
Hojeij Goal 76'
Report Jeayer Goal 5'22'

Iran 1–0 Iraq
Daei Goal 77' Report

Lebanon 1–1 Thailand
Fernandez Goal 83' Report Sakesan Goal 58'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Kuwait 5 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 Indonesia 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7
South Korea 2–2 China PR
Lee Young-Pyo Goal 30'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 58'
Report Su Maozhen Goal 36'
Fan Zhiyi Goal 66' (pen.)

Kuwait 0–0 Indonesia
Report

China PR 4–0 Indonesia
Li Ming Goal 2'
Shen Si Goal 7' (pen.)
Yang Chen Goal 10'
Qi Hong Goal 90'
Report

South Korea 0–1 Kuwait
Report Al-Huwaidi Goal 43'

China PR 0–0 Kuwait
Report

South Korea 3–0 Indonesia
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 30'76'90+1' Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 7 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
 Qatar 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Uzbekistan 1 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12
Saudi Arabia 1–4 Japan
Morioka Goal 90' (o.g.) Report Yanagisawa Goal 22'
Takahara Goal 37'
Nanami Goal 53'
Ono Goal 88'

Qatar 1–1 Uzbekistan
Gholam Goal 61' Report Qosimov Goal 73'

Japan 8–1 Uzbekistan
Morishima Goal 7'
Nishizawa Goal 14'25'49'
Takahara Goal 18'20'57'
Kitajima Goal 79'
Report Lushan Goal 29'

Saudi Arabia 0–0 Qatar
Report

Saudi Arabia 5–0 Uzbekistan
Al-Otaibi Goal 18'
Al-Shalhoub Goal 35'78'86'
Al-Temyat Goal 88'
Report

Japan 1–1 Qatar
Nishizawa Goal 61' Report Al-Obaidly Goal 22'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Third-placed qualifiers[edit]

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
 Qatar 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Thailand 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2

Korea Republic (best third-place) and Qatar (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3)

Extra times were played under the golden goal rule.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 October – Sidon
 
 
 China PR3
 
26 October – Beirut
 
 Qatar1
 
 China PR2
 
24 October – Beirut
 
 Japan3
 
 Japan4
 
29 October – Beirut
 
 Iraq1
 
 Japan1
 
23 October – Tripoli
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 
 Iran1
 
26 October – Beirut
 
 South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
 South Korea1
 
24 October – Beirut
 
 Saudi Arabia2 Third place
 
 Kuwait2
 
29 October – Beirut
 
 Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.) 3
 
 China PR0
 
 
 South Korea1
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Iran 1–2 (a.e.t.) South Korea
Bagheri Goal 71' Report Kim Sang-Sik Goal 90'
Lee Dong-Gook Golden goal 99'

China PR 3–1 Qatar
Li Ming Goal 9'
Qi Hong Goal 38'
Yang Chen Goal 54'
Report Al-Enazi Goal 65'

Japan 4–1 Iraq
Nanami Goal 8'29'
Takahara Goal 11'
Myojin Goal 62'
Report A. Obeid Goal 4'
Attendance: 2,000

Kuwait 2–3 (a.e.t.) Saudi Arabia
Bashar Abdullah Goal 62'
Al-Huwaidi Goal 68'
Report Al-Temyat Goal 45+1' Golden goal 109'
Al-Meshal Goal 72'

Semi-finals[edit]

South Korea 1–2 Saudi Arabia
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 90+1' Report Al-Meshal Goal 76'80'

China PR 2–3 Japan
Qi Hong Goal 30'
Yang Chen Goal 48'
Report Fan Zhiyi Goal 21' (o.g.)
Nishizawa Goal 53'
Myojin Goal 61'

Third place play-off[edit]

South Korea 1–0 China PR
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 76' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Final[edit]

Japan 1–0 Saudi Arabia
Mochizuki Goal 30' Report
Attendance: 47,400
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
GK 1 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
D 3 Naoki Matsuda
D 4 Ryuzo Morioka
D 6 Toshihiro Hattori
M 8 Hiroshi Nanami
M 10 Shigeyoshi Mochizuki
M 12 Hiroaki Morishima Substituted off 89'
M 14 Shunsuke Nakamura
M 24 Tomokazu Myojin
F 9 Naohiro Takahara Substituted off 80'
F 29 Akinori Nishizawa
Substitutions:
M 15 Daisuke Oku Substituted in 88'
M 30 Shinji Ono Substituted in 89'
F 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa Substituted in 80' Substituted off 88'
Manager:
France Philippe Troussier
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
D 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
D 12 Ahmed Dokhi
D 13 Saleh Al-Saqri
M 9 Sami Al-Jaber
M 16 Fouzi Al-Shehri Substituted off 72'
M 17 Abdullah Al-Waked
M 18 Nawaf Al-Temyat
M 23 Saeed Al-Dosari
F 19 Hamzah Idris Substituted off 46'
F 29 Talal Al-Meshal
Substitutions:
M 20 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub Substituted in 46'
M 14 Marzouk Al-Otaibi Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Czech Republic Milan Máčala

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 2000 Winners 

Japan
Second title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Fair-Play Award[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

China Jiang Jin

South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
Kuwait Jamal Mubarak

Japan Hiroshi Nanami
Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Temyat
Iraq Abbas Obeid
Iran Karim Bagheri
Japan Shunsuke Nakamura

South Korea Lee Dong-Gook
Japan Naohiro Takahara

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Lee Dong-Gook is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 77 goals were scored by 43 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

Top scoring teams[edit]

Tournament team rankings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Japan 6 5 1 0 21 6 +15 16 88.9%
2  Saudi Arabia 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 55.6%
3  South Korea 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 55.6%
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Iran 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 58.3%
6  Kuwait 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5 41.7%
7  Iraq 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4 33.3%
8  Qatar 4 0 3 1 3 5 −2 3 25.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Thailand 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2 22.2%
10  Lebanon 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2 22.2%
11  Indonesia 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1 11.1%
12  Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12 1 11.1%

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • RSSSF Details
  • "Official Website". Archived from the original on 6 December 2000.