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1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Qualification for the 1972 AFC Asian Cup finals held in Thailand.

1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification Intro articles: 2

Zones

Central zone Eastern zone Western zone 1 Western zone 2

 Brunei
 Burma*
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Khmer Republic
 Laos*
 Malaysia
 Singapore*
 Thailand
 South Vietnam*

 Japan*
 Philippines*
 Republic of China *
 South Korea

 Afghanistan*
 Iran**
 Israel***
   Nepal*

 Bahrain
 Ceylon
 India*
 Jordan
 Kuwait
 Pakistan*
 Lebanon
 Syria

  • * Withdrew
  • ** Qualified as defending champions
  • *** Qualified as hosts but withdrew later[1]
  •  Iraq were allocated to Western zone later

1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification Zones articles: 27

Central Zone

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups

Thailand  1–1  Khmer Republic

Malaysia  8–0  Brunei
Zulkifli Norbit  12'  28'  80'
S. Abdullah  28' (38)83'
Wong Choon Wah  37'
Soh Chin Aun  48'

Indonesia  2–1  Hong Kong
Budi Santoso  4'
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Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Indonesia 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 4
 Thailand 2 1 0 1 10 1 +9 2
 Brunei 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19 0
Source:
Thailand  10–0  Brunei

Indonesia  1–0  Thailand

Indonesia  9–0  Brunei

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4
 Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
Source:
Khmer Republic  2–1  Hong Kong

Malaysia  2–1  Khmer Republic
Wong Choon Wah  12'
Shaharuddin Abdullah  75'
Sleyman Selim  44'

Malaysia  2–1  Hong Kong
Shaharuddin Abdullah  25'  69' Chung Chor Wai  44'

Semifinal

Khmer Republic  2–0  Indonesia

Thailand  1–0  Malaysia

Match for third place

Malaysia  3–0  Indonesia

Final

Thailand  4–2  Khmer Republic

Thailand and Khmer Republic qualified for final tournament


1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification Central Zone articles: 5

Eastern Zone

All the others withdrew, so  South Korea qualified automatically.

Western Zone

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups

Iraq  1–1  Kuwait
Aziz  15' Bu Hamad  '
Penalties
3–4

Bahrain  3–0  Lebanon

Syria  0–0  Jordan
Penalties
4–3

Ceylon (Sri Lanka) had a bye


Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
 Jordan 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 4
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 2
 Ceylon 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: [2]
Iraq  5–0  Ceylon
Kadhim  32'42'69'
Kamil  51'
Khalaf  88'
Referee: Sarkis Demirdjian (Lebanon)

Jordan  3–2  Bahrain

Iraq  1–0  Bahrain
Kadhim  89'

Jordan  2–1  Ceylon

Iraq  2–0  Jordan
Ahmed  11'
Kadhim  62'

Bahrain  3–0  Ceylon

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Lebanon 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Syria 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1 1
Source:
Kuwait  1–0  Lebanon
Khalaf  ' Rahal

Kuwait  2–2  Syria
Khalaf  '
Ibrahim  '
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 '

Lebanon  3–2  Syria
  • Mantoufi  23'
  • Al Ghoul  35'55'
  • Said  3'
  • Nano  25'
Referee: Fernando (Ceylon)

Semifinal

Kuwait  2–0  Jordan
Al Khashram  '
Khalaf  '

Iraq  4–1  Lebanon
Mantoufi  88'
Al Choueikh High School, Kuwait

Match for third place

Lebanon  2–0  Jordan
  • Al Ghoul
  • Mantoufi
Report

Final

Iraq  1–0  Kuwait
Nouri  90+4'
Referee: Sarkis Demirdjian (Lebanon)

Iraq and Kuwait qualified for final tournament


1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification Western Zone articles: 10

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