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1988 AFC Asian Cup

1988 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Qatar 1988
كأس الأمم الآسيوية لكرة القدم 1988
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 2 December – 18 December
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up  South Korea
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 40 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Lee Tae-Ho (3 goals)
Best player Kim Joo-Sung

The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.

Contents

  • Qualification 1
  • Squads 2
  • Venues 3
  • First round 4
    • Group A 4.1
    • Group B 4.2
  • Knockout stage 5
    • Semi-finals 5.1
    • Third place play-off 5.2
    • Final 5.3
  • Awards 6
    • MVP (Most Valuable Player) 6.1
    • Top Scorer 6.2
    • Best Goalkeeper 6.3
  • Statistics 7
    • Goalscorers 7.1
    • Top scoring teams 7.2
    • Final positions 7.3
  • External links 8
  • References 9

Qualification

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

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

Squads

Venues

Doha Doha
Al-Ahly Stadium Qatar SC Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 20,000

First round

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 South Korea 8 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7
 Iran 5 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
 Qatar 4 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1
 United Arab Emirates 2 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2
 Japan 1 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6
1988-12-02
16:00
Iran  2 – 0  Qatar
Bavi Goal 6'
Pious Goal 89'
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

1988-12-03
15:00
United Arab Emirates  0 – 1  South Korea
Report Lee Tae-Ho Goal 8' (pen.)
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Referee: England)

1988-12-04
15:00
Japan  0 – 0  Iran
Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Samuel Chan (Hong Kong)

1988-12-05
17:00
Qatar  2 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Muftah Goal 17'
Musabah Goal 26' (o.g.)
Report H. Mohamed Goal 35'

1988-12-06
15:00
South Korea  2 – 0  Japan
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 13'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 35'
Report

1988-12-08
15:00
Iran  1 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Pious Goal 27' Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Steven Ovinis (Malaysia)

1988-12-09
17:00
Qatar  2 – 3  South Korea
Salman Goal 47' (pen.)80' (pen.) Report Chung Hae-Won Goal 10'72'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 34'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Referee: England)

1988-12-10
15:00
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  Japan
A.A. Mohamed Goal 86' Report

1988-12-11
17:00
South Korea  3 – 0  Iran
Byun Byung-Joo Goal 26'57'
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 42'
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

1988-12-12
17:00
Japan  0 – 3  Qatar
Report Khamis Goal 58'82'
Muftah Goal 90'

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3
 China PR 5 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
 Syria 4 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3
 Kuwait 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1
 Bahrain 2 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2
1988-12-02
18:00
Syria  0 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Mutlaq Goal 20'
Al-Suwaiyed Goal 82'

1988-12-03
17:00
Kuwait  0 – 0  Bahrain
Report

1988-12-04
17:00
China PR  3 – 0  Syria
Gao Sheng Goal 13'
Xie Yuxin Goal 14'19'
Report

1988-12-05
15:00
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Kuwait
Report

1988-12-06
17:00
Bahrain  0 – 1  China PR
Report Zhang Xiaowen Goal 78'

1988-12-08
17:00
Syria  1 – 0  Kuwait
Al-Nasser Goal 63' Report

1988-12-09
15:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Bahrain
Jazea'a Goal 78' Report F. Mohamed Goal 44' (pen.)

1988-12-10
17:00
Kuwait  2 – 2  China PR
Adel Abbas Goal 60' (pen.)
Mansour Basha Goal 62'
Report Ma Lin Goal 10'87'

1988-12-11
15:00
Bahrain  0 – 1  Syria
Report Abu Al-Sel Goal 72' (pen.)

1988-12-12
15:00
China PR  0 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi Goal 56'

Knockout stage

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Semi-finals Final
December 14 - Doha
  South Korea (a.e.t.)  2  
  China PR  1  
 
December 18 - Doha
      South Korea  0 (3)
    Saudi Arabia (pen.)  0 (4)
Third place
December 15 - Doha December 17 - Doha
  Saudi Arabia  1   China PR  0 (0)
  Iran  0     Iran (pen.)  0 (3)

Semi-finals

1988-12-14
16:00
South Korea  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Lee Tae-Ho Goal 93'103' Report Mai Chao Goal 100'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

1988-12-15
16:00
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Iran
Abdullah Goal 16' Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: England)

Third place play-off

1988-12-17
16:00
China PR  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Iran
Report
  Penalties  
Duan Ju Penalty missed
Wang Baoshan Penalty missed
Wu Wenbing Penalty missed
0 – 3 Penalty scored Moharrami
Penalty scored Ansarifard
Penalty scored Ghayeghran
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

Final

 AFC Asian Cup 1988 Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Second title

Awards

MVP (Most Valuable Player)

Top Scorer

Best Goalkeeper

Statistics

Goalscorers

With three goals, Lee Tae-Ho is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

Top scoring teams

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 75.0%
2  South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 91.7%
3  Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 50.0%
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 50.0%
6  Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 50.0%
7  Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 37.5%
8  United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 25.0%
9  Bahrain 4 1 0 3 1 3 −2 2 25.0%
10  Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 12.5%

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References

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