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)Iran Homayoun Behzadi
Israel Moshe Romano
Israel 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.

Qualification[edit]

Qualifiers

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
Amjadieh Stadium.jpg

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran (C) 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9 8
 Burma 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
 Israel 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 4
 Republic of China 4 0 2 2 3 10 −7 2
 Hong Kong 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.
Iran 2–0 Hong Kong
Behzadi Goal 70'
Jabbari Goal 89'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1968 Winners 

Iran
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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