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1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Kelayakan Piala Asia 1980

This 1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification phase started in December 1978 while other qualification matches took place in early 1979. A total of 18 teams participated. Eight teams from the top two of each group advance to the final tournament, joining hosts Kuwait and defending champions Iran.

1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification Intro articles: 2

Groups

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

 Bahrain
 Iran **
 Kuwait ***
 Lebanon
 Pakistan *
 South Yemen *
 Syria
 United Arab Emirates

 Afghanistan
 Bangladesh
 India *
 Iraq *
 Jordan *
   Nepal *
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia *

 Brunei *
 Burma *
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Malaysia
 North Korea
 Singapore
 Sri Lanka
 Thailand

 China PR
 Democratic Kampuchea *
 Japan *
 Laos *
 Macau
 Philippines
 South Korea
 Vietnam *

  • * Withdrew
  • ** Qualified as defending champions
  • *** Qualified as host

1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification Groups articles: 31

Qualification

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 4
 Lebanon 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
 Bahrain 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0[a]
Source:
Notes:
  1. ^ Bahrain withdrew after abandoning their first match against Syria at 1–0. Their following matches were awarded to the opposing team at 2–0
United Arab Emirates  0–0  Lebanon
Syria  1–0  Bahrain

Lebanon  2–0
Awarded
 Bahrain

Syria  1–0  Lebanon
  • Qaddour  21'
Referee: Abdulwahab Binai (Kuwait)

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Qatar 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 7
 Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 7 8 −1 4
 Afghanistan 4 0 1 3 4 11 −7 1
Source:
Bangladesh  1–1  Qatar

Qatar  3–0  Afghanistan

Bangladesh  2–2  Afghanistan

Bangladesh  0–4  Qatar

Qatar  2–1  Afghanistan

Bangladesh  4–1  Afghanistan

Group 3

Allocation matches to determine groups
  • Singapore received a bye
Thailand  3–1  Indonesia
Daoyod Dara  12'
Withaya Laohakul  24'
Manus R.  35'
Timo Kapissa  18'

Malaysia  3–1  Sri Lanka

North Korea  3–0  Hong Kong

Group 3A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 3
 North Korea 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
 Indonesia 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
Source:
Malaysia  4–1  Indonesia
Santokh Singh  35'
James Wong  51'
Bakri Ibni  55'
Mokhtar Dahari  88'
Iswadi Idris  71'

North Korea  3–1  Indonesia
Pak Jong-Hun  22'  75'
Hong Song-Nam  32'
Andi Lala  35'

Malaysia  1–1  North Korea

Group 3B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
 Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 2
 Singapore 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source:
Hong Kong  3–1  Singapore
Thailand  4–0  Sri Lanka

Hong Kong  5–0  Sri Lanka
Thailand  4–0  Singapore

Sri Lanka  4–0  Singapore
Thailand  1–0  Hong Kong

Semi-finals

Malaysia  0–0  Hong Kong
Penalties
5–4
Thailand  0–1  North Korea

Third place play-off

Thailand  1–2  Hong Kong

Final

North Korea  1–0  Malaysia

Korea DPR and Malaysia qualified for the final tournament

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 6
 China PR 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Macau 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source:
South Korea  4–1  Macau
Philippines  0–3  China PR

China PR  2–1  Macau

South Korea  1–0  China PR
Philippines  1–2  Macau

1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification Qualification articles: 3

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