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Asian Cup 1976

1976 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Iran 1976
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۷۶
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates 3–13 June
Teams 6
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (3rd title)
Runners-up  Kuwait
Third place  China PR
Fourth place  Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 25 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
Iran Nasser Nouraei
Kuwait Fathi Kamel
(3 goals)
Thailand 1972
Kuwait 1980

The 1976 AFC Asian Cup was the sixth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia (AFC). It was hosted by Iran. The field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Iran won their third title in a row, beating Kuwait in the final 1-0.

Qualification

Venues

Tehran Tabriz
Aryamehr Stadium Bagh Shomal Stadium
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 25,000

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 4
 China PR 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
 Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
3 June 1976
Kuwait  2 – 0  Malaysia
Al-Anberi Goal 10'
Al-Dakhil Goal 42'

5 June 1976
China PR  1 – 1  Malaysia
Wang Jilian Goal 58' Dahari Goal 50'

7 June 1976
Kuwait  1 – 0  China PR
Kamel Goal 1'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 4
 Iraq 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
 South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0
4 June 1976
Iran  2 – 0  Iraq
Nouraei Goal 45'
Roshan Goal 58'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marijan Raus (Yugoslavia)

6 June 1976
Iraq  1 – 0  South Yemen
Waal Goal 84'

8 June 1976
Iran  8 – 0  South Yemen
Azizi Goal 17'73'
Nouraei Goal 40'42'
Khorshidi Goal 45'
Mazloumi Goal 63'74'80'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Akram Ul Haq (India)

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
11 June – Tehran
  Kuwait (a.e.t.)  3  
  Iraq  2  
 
13 June – Tehran
      Kuwait  0
    Iran  1
Third place
11 June – Tehran 13 June – Tehran
  Iran (a.e.t.)  2   Iraq  0
  China PR  0     China PR  1

Semi-finals

11 June 1976
Kuwait  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Ibrahim Goal 11'
Kamel Goal 77'100'
Abdul-Jalil Goal 46'
Hassan Goal 85'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000

11 June 1976
Iran  2 – 0 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Khorshidi Goal 100'
Roshan Goal 119'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Asami (Japan)

Third place play-off

13 June 1976
Iraq  0 – 1  China PR
He Jia Goal 61'

Final

13 June 1976
Kuwait  0 – 1  Iran
Parvin Goal 71'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)

Winners

 1976 AFC Asian Cup Winners 

Iran
Third title

Scorers

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 4 4 0 0 13 0 +13 8
2  Kuwait 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  China PR 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Iraq 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
6  South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0

References

External links

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