1988 AFC Youth Championship
|Dates||17 October – 28 October|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Iraq (4th title)|
|Goals scored||39 (2.44 per match)|
The 1988 AFC Youth Championship finals were held between October 17 and October 28 in Doha, capital of Qatar. Eight teams enterd the final tournament, playing for the Asian Youth title and a spot at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.
The Iraqi team qualified for the World Cup Finals, whereas Syria and Qatar had to enter a play-off round against Australia and New Zealand. Syria won the tournament it hosted in January 1989 in Aleppo.
|United Arab Emirates||4||3||1||2||0||2||1||+1|
Third place play-off
Qualification to World Youth Championship
The following teams qualified for the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.