1972 AFC Asian Cup

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1972 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Thailand 1972
เอเชียนคัพ 2515
Tournament details
Host country  Thailand
Dates 7–19 May
Teams 6
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (2nd title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Third place  Thailand
Fourth place  Khmer Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 38 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Hossein Kalani
(5 goals)
1968
1976

The 1972 AFC Asian Cup was the 5th 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 Thailand between 7 May and 19 May 1972. It was won by Iran.[1]

Qualification

  •  Iran (qualified automatically as defending champions)
  •  Israel originally qualified as host, but later withdrew.

The other 5 qualifying teams were:

Squads

Venue

Bangkok
National Stadium
Capacity: 26,000
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Group allocation matches

  • Winners divided over different groups

7 May 1972
Iran  2–0  Khmer Republic
Kalani Goal 45'
Iranpak Goal 51'
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Jo-Wong (South Korea)

8 May 1972
Thailand  0–2  Kuwait
Khalaf Goal 42'
Marzouq Goal 87'

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4
 Thailand 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
 Iraq 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1

9 May 1972
Iran  3–0  Iraq
Kalani Goal 34'70'78'
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

11 May 1972
Thailand  1–1  Iraq
Meelarpkit Goal 57' Yousif Goal 6'

13 May 1972
Thailand  2–3  Iran
Tantariyanond Goal 69'70' Jabbari Goal 80'86'88'
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Matolzi (Malaysia)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 2
 Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
 Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 2

12 May 1972
South Korea  1–2  Kuwait
Park Lee-Chun Goal 2' (pen.) Sultan Goal 25'
Duraiham Goal 73'

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
16 May–Bangkok
  Iran  2  
  Khmer Republic  1  
 
19 May–Bangkok
      Iran (a.e.t.)  2
    South Korea  1
Third place
17 May–Bangkok 19 May–Bangkok
  South Korea (pen.)  1 (2)   Khmer Republic  2 (3)
  Thailand  1 (1)     Thailand (pen.)  2 (5)

Semi-finals

16 May 1972
Iran  2–1  Khmer Republic
Iranpak Goal 13'
Ghelichkhani Goal 47'
Doeur Sokhom Goal 18'
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matolozi (Malaysia)

Third place play-off

Final

19 May 1972
Iran  2–1 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Jabbari Goal 48'
Kalani Goal 108'
Park Lee-Chun Goal 65'
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1972 Winners 

Iran
Second title

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 10
2  South Korea 5 1 2 2 7 6 +1 4
3  Thailand 5 0 3 2 6 9 −3 3
4  Khmer Republic 5 1 1 3 8 10 −2 3
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Kuwait 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 4
6  Iraq 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2

References

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

External links

  • Details at RSSSF
  • FIFA results record, used to update dates and locations
  • AFC Report
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