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1972 AFC Asian Cup

1972 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Thailand 1972
เอเชียนคัพ 2515
Tournament details
Host countryThailand
Dates7–19 May
Teams6
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 played13
Goals scored38 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hossein Kalani
(5 goals)
Best player(s) Ebrahim Ashtiani
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]

1972 AFC Asian Cup Intro articles: 4

Qualification

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

The other 5 qualifying teams were:

1972 AFC Asian Cup Qualification articles: 5

Squads

Venue

Bangkok
National Stadium
Capacity: 26,000

Group allocation matches

  • Winners divided over different groups
South Korea  0–0  Iraq
Penalties
Cha Bum-Kun
Hwang Jae-Man
Park Su-Deok
2–4 Aziz
Nouri
Kadhim
Fathi
Attendance: 2,000

Iran  2–0  Khmer Republic
Kalani  45'
Iranpak  51'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Jo-Wong (South Korea)

Thailand  0–2  Kuwait
Khalaf  42'
Marzouq  87'

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Thailand (H) 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
3  Iraq 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Source:
(H) Host.
Iran  3–0  Iraq
Kalani  34'70'78'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

Thailand  1–1  Iraq
Supakit  57' Yousif  6'

Thailand  2–3  Iran
Prapon  69'70' Jabbari  80'86'88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Matolzi (Malaysia)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 2 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
3  Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 2
Source:
South Korea  4–1  Khmer Republic
Park Su-Deok  37'
Lee Hoi-Taek  59'
Cha Bum-Kun  69'
Park Lee-Chun  78'
Doeur Sokhom  82'

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

Khmer Republic  4–0  Kuwait
Doeur Sokhom  23'
Sok Sun Hean  56'
Tes Sean  59'
Sea Cheng Eang  80'

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 May–Bangkok
 
 
 Iran2
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
 Khmer Republic 1
 
 Iran (a.e.t.)2
 
17 May–Bangkok
 
 South Korea 1
 
 South Korea (pen.)1 (2)
 
 
 Thailand1 (1)
 
Third place
 
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
 
 Khmer Republic2 (3)
 
 
 Thailand (pen.)2 (5)

Semi-finals

Iran  2–1  Khmer Republic
Iranpak  13'
Ghelichkhani  47'
Doeur Sokhom  18'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matolozi (Malaysia)

South Korea  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Park Lee-Chun  115' Tantariyanond  98'
Penalties
2–1

Third place play-off

Khmer Republic  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Tol Kimchi  44'49' Ich Narding  6'90+13'
Penalties
3–5

Final

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

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1972 Winners 

Iran
Second title

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
  • Doeur Sokhom
  • Prapon Tantariyanond
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1  Iran 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 10 1st
2  South Korea 5 1 2 2 7 6 +1 4 2nd
3  Thailand 5 0 3 2 6 9 −3 3 3rd
4  Khmer Republic 5 1 1 3 8 10 −2 3
5  Kuwait 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 4 Eliminated in the first stage
6  Iraq 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Source: rsssf.com

References

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

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