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1968 Asian Cup

1968 AFC Asian Cup
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۶۸
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates 10 – 19 May
Teams 5
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  Burma
Third place  Israel
Fourth place  Republic of China
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 32 (3.2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Homayoun Behzadi
Israel Moshe Romano
Israel Giora Spiegel
(4 goals)
Israel 1964
Thailand 1972

The 1968 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.

Qualification

Qualifiers

Squads

Main article: 1968 AFC Asian Cup squads

Venues

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
Capacity: 30,000

Results

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 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
10 May 1968
Iran  2 – 0  Hong Kong
Behzadi Goal 70'
Jabbari Goal 88'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

11 May 1968
Republic of China  1 – 1  Burma

12 May 1968
Hong Kong  1 – 6  Israel
Yuan Kuan Yick Goal 76' Spiegler Goal 9'65'
Spiegel Goal 52'53'
Romano Goal 61'71'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Batha Chaterchi (India)

13 May 1968
Iran  4 – 0  Republic of China
Behzadi Goal 31'
Kalani Goal 34'
Eftekhari Goal 51'
Farzami Goal 56'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alex Joseph Vaz (India)

14 May 1968
Burma  1 – 0  Israel
Pu Ba Goal 42'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)


16 May 1968
Burma  1 – 3  Iran
Yeni Yot Goal 50' Kalani Goal 2'
Eftekhari Goal 60'
Behzadi Goal 71'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Natrajan (India)

17 May 1968
Israel  4 – 1  Republic of China
Romano Goal 2'60'
Rosenthal Goal 70'
Spiegel Goal 76'
Li Huan-wen Goal 45+1'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Narayan Ghosh (India)

18 May 1968
Burma  2 – 0  Hong Kong

19 May 1968
Iran  2 – 1  Israel
Behzadi Goal 75'
Ghelichkhani Goal 86'
Spiegel Goal 56'
Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alex Joseph Vaz (India)

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1968 Winners 

Iran
First title

References

  • Garin, Erik; Jovanovic, Bojan; Panahi, Majeed; Veroeveren, Pieter. "Asian Nations Cup 1968". RSSSF.
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