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1968 AFC Asian Cup

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1968 AFC Asian Cup
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۶۸
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates10–19 May
Teams5
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  Burma
Third place  Israel
Fourth place  Republic of China
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored32 (3.2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Homayoun Behzadi
Moshe Romano
Giora Spiegel
(4 goals each)
1964
1972

The 1968 AFC Asian Cup was the 4th 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 Iran between 10 and 19 May 1968. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.[1]

Except Iran, none of the other four teams that played in this tournament has ever appeared again in the Asian Cup finals as of 2019.

1968 AFC Asian Cup Intro articles: 2

Qualification

Qualifiers

Squads

Venues

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
Capacity: 30,000

Results

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Iran (H) 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9 8 Champions
2  Burma 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
3  Israel 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 4
4  Republic of China 4 0 2 2 3 10 −7 2
5  Hong Kong 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
Source:
(H) Host.
Iran  2–0  Hong Kong
Behzadi  70'
Jabbari  89'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Republic of China  1–1  Burma
Wong Chi-keung  64' Hla Htay  14'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Hong Kong  1–6  Israel
Yuan Kuan Yick  75' Spiegler  10'65'
Spiegel  52'53'
Romano  61'
Young  70'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Iran  4–0  Republic of China
Behzadi  34'
Kalani  35'
Eftekhari  51'
Farzami  57'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  1–0  Israel
Ye Nyunt  42'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Hong Kong  1–1  Republic of China
Li Kwok Keung  14' Mak Tian-fu  37'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  1–3  Iran
Hla Htay  50' Kalani  2'
Eftekhari  60'
Behzadi  70'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Israel  4–1  Republic of China
Romano  2'60'
Rosenthal  70'
Spiegel  76'
Li Huan-wen  45+1'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  2–0  Hong Kong
Aung Khin  80'
Suk Bahadur  85'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Iran  2–1  Israel
Behzadi  75'
Ghelichkhani  87'
Spiegel  52'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1968 Winners 

Iran
First title

Goalscorers

With 4 goals, Homayoun Behzadi of Iran, Giora Spiegel and Moshe Romano of Israel are the top scorers of the tournament. In total, 32 goals were scored by 19 or 20 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

1968 AFC Asian Cup Qualification articles: 15

References

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History – Part One (1956–1988)". Goal.com. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015.

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