1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates21 May 1971 – 24 December 1971
Teams13 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored98 (3.38 per match)
1968
1976

Qualification for the 1972 AFC Asian Cup finals held in Thailand.

Zones

Central zone Eastern zone Western zone 1 Western zone 2

 Brunei
 Burma*
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 Khmer Republic
 Laos*
 Malaysia
 Singapore*
 Thailand
 South Vietnam*

 Japan*
 Philippines*
 Republic of China *
 South Korea

 Afghanistan*
 Israel**
   Nepal*

 Bahrain
 Ceylon
 India*
 Jordan
 Kuwait
 Pakistan*
 Lebanon
 Syria

Central Zone

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups

Thailand 1–1 Khmer Republic

Malaysia 8–0 Brunei
Zulkifli Norbit 12', 28', 80'
S. Abdullah 28', 38', 83'
Wong Choon Wah 37'
Soh Chin Aun 48'

Indonesia 2–1 Hong Kong
Budi Santoso 4'
 ?
?

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Indonesia 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 4
 Thailand 2 1 0 1 10 1 +9 2
 Brunei 2 0 0 2 0 19 −19 0
Source:[citation needed]
Thailand 10–0 Brunei

Indonesia 1–0 Thailand

Indonesia 9–0 Brunei

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malaysia 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4
 Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
Source:[citation needed]
Khmer Republic 2–1 Hong Kong

Malaysia 2–1 Khmer Republic
Wong Choon Wah 12'
Shaharuddin Abdullah 75'
Sleyman Selim 44'

Malaysia 2–1 Hong Kong
Shaharuddin Abdullah 25', 69' Chung Chor Wai 44'

Semifinal

Khmer Republic 2–0 Indonesia

Thailand 1–0 Malaysia

Match for third place

Malaysia 3–0 Indonesia

Final

Thailand 4–2 Khmer Republic

Thailand and Khmer Republic qualified for final tournament


Eastern Zone

All the others withdrew, so  South Korea qualified automatically.

Western Zone

Group allocation matches where winners were divided into separate groups

Iraq 1–1 Kuwait
Aziz 15' Bu Hamad
Penalties
3–4

Bahrain 3–0 Lebanon

Syria 0–0 Jordan
Penalties
4–3

Ceylon (Sri Lanka) had a bye


Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 6
 Jordan 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 4
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 2
 Ceylon 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Source: [2]
Iraq 5–0 Ceylon
Kadhim 32', 42', 69'
Kamil 51'
Khalaf 88'
Kuwait
Referee: Sarkis Demirdjian (Lebanon)

Jordan 3–2 Bahrain

Iraq 1–0 Bahrain
Kadhim 89'

Jordan 2–1 Ceylon

Iraq 2–0 Jordan
Ahmed 11'
Kadhim 62'

Bahrain 3–0 Ceylon

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Lebanon 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Syria 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
Kuwait 1–0 Lebanon
Khalaf Rahal Red card

Kuwait 2–2 Syria
Khalaf
Ibrahim
?
?

Lebanon 3–2 Syria
Mantoufi 23'
Al Ghoul 35', 55'
Said 3'
Nano 25'
Kuwait
Referee: Fernando (Ceylon)

Semifinal

Kuwait 2–0 Jordan
Al Khashram
Khalaf

Iraq 4–1 Lebanon
Mantoufi 88'
Al Choueikh High School, Kuwait

Match for third place

Lebanon 2–0 Jordan
  • Al Ghoul
  • Mantoufi
Report

Final

Iraq 1–0 Kuwait
Nouri 90+4'
Kuwait
Referee: Sarkis Demirdjian (Lebanon)

Iraq and Kuwait qualified for final tournament


Qualified teams

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Thailand Hosts* and Central Zone winners 30 May 1971 0 (debut)
 Iran 1968 AFC Asian Cup Champions 19 May 1968 1 (1968)
 Khmer Republic Central Zone runners-up 30 May 1971 0 (debut)
 South Korea Eastern zone winners (automatically qualified) 1971 3 (1956, 1960, 1964)
 Iraq Western Zone winners 22 December 1971 0 (debut)
 Kuwait Western Zone runners-up 21 December 1971 0 (debut)

References

  1. ^ "Malaysia, Singapore stay in Asian Cup central zone". The Straits Times. 16 August 1970.
  2. ^ "مباريات منتخب العراق الدولية 70-79".