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1992 AFC Asian Cup

Football tournament

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1992 AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup Japan 1992
AFCアジアカップ1992
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates29 October – 8 November
Teams8
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  China PR
Fourth place  United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance316,496 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s) Fahad Al-Bishi (3 goals)
Best player(s) Kazuyoshi Miura
1988
1996

The 1992 AFC Asian Cup was the 10th 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 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between 29 October and 8 November 1992. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.

This was the first Asian Cup not to have any debuting countries.

1992 AFC Asian Cup Intro articles: 5

Stadiums

Hiroshima
Hiroshima Big Arch Hiroshima Stadium
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 13,800
Onomichi
Bingo Athletic Stadium
Capacity: 9,245

Qualification

  •  Japan qualified automatically as host
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions

20 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 6 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 6 qualifying teams were:

1992 AFC Asian Cup Stadiums articles: 6

Squads

First round

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan (H) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
4  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: WorldFootball.net
(H) Host.
North Korea  0–2  Iran
Report Pious  30'
Ghayeghran  80'

Japan  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Iran  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Japan  1–1  North Korea
Nakayama  80' Report Kim Gwang-Min  29' (pen.)
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

United Arab Emirates  2–1  North Korea
K. Saad  81'
Bakhit  85'
Report Kim Gwang-Min  69'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan  1–0  Iran
Miura  87' Report
Attendance: 37,000

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  China PR 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
3  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2
Saudi Arabia  1–1  China PR
Al-Thunayan  17' Report Li Bing  41'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Shinichiro Obata (Japan)

Thailand  1–1  Qatar
Thanis  42' Report Soufi  81'
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Al-Muwallid  86' Report Mustafa  74'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

China PR  0–0  Thailand
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noh Byung-Il (South Korea)

Saudi Arabia  4–0  Thailand
Al-Owairan  4'
Al-Bishi  19'72'
Al-Thunayan  64'
Report

Qatar  1–2  China PR
Al-Sulaiti  20' Report Peng Weiguo  44'58'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

1992 AFC Asian Cup Squads articles: 35

Knockout stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 Japan3
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 China PR2
 
 Japan1
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 
 Saudi Arabia2
 
 
 United Arab Emirates0
 
Third place
 
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 China PR (pen.)1 (4)
 
 
 United Arab Emirates1 (3)

Semi-finals

Japan  3–2  China PR
Fukuda  48'
Kitazawa  57'
Nakayama  84'
Report Xie Yuxin  1'
Li Xiao  70'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

Saudi Arabia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Al-Owairan  77'
Al-Bishi  80'
Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

Third place play-off

China PR  1–1  United Arab Emirates
Hao Haidong  15' Report Ismail  10'
Penalties
Fan Zhiyi
Cai Seng
Wu Liqun
Peng Weiguo
Fu Yubin
4–3 Al-Talyani



Ismaïl
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Final

Japan  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Takagi  36' Report
Attendance: 60,000

1992 AFC Asian Cup Knockout stage articles: 33

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1992 Winners 

Japan
First title

Awards

MVP (Most Valuable Player)

Top Scorer

Statistics

Goalscorers

With three goals, Fahad Al-Bishi is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 31 goals were scored by 24 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Top scoring teams

8 goals
6 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PCT Result
1  Japan 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3 8 .800 1st
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6 .600 2nd
3  China PR 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5 .500 3rd
4  United Arab Emirates 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 5 .500
5  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3 .500 Eliminated in the first stage
6  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 .333
7  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2 .333
8  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 .167
Source: rsssf.com

1992 AFC Asian Cup Winners articles: 7

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