Qualification for the 1976 AFC Asian Cup finals held in Iran.

1976 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates15 March 1975 – 2 December 1975
Teams15 (from 1 confederation)
1972
1980

Groups

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

 Bahrain*
 Kuwait
 Lebanon*
 Pakistan*
 South Yemen
 Syria*

 Afghanistan
 Bangladesh*
 India*
 Iraq
 Jordan*
   Nepal*
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia

 Brunei
 Burma*
 China PR
 Hong Kong
 Japan
 North Korea
 Singapore
 Sri Lanka*

 Indonesia
 Khmer Republic*
 Laos*
 Malaysia
 Philippines*
 South Korea
 South Vietnam
 Thailand

Group 1

Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 11 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11
 Saudi Arabia 7 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7
 Qatar 5 6 2 1 3 5 8 –3
 Afghanistan 1 6 0 1 5 3 18 –15

[1]
 Iraq and  Saudi Arabia qualified for the final tournament.
 Saudi Arabia eventually withdrew from the competition.


Iraq 1–0 Qatar
Hassan 55'
Saudi Arabia 2–0 Afghanistan
Mohammed Al Mugnim 40'
Hamed Subhi 50'
Report

Iraq 3–1 Afghanistan
Subhi 9'
Alwan 17'
Kadhim 78'
Saudi Arabia 0–1 Qatar
Report ? 8'

Iraq 1–1 Saudi Arabia
Ahmed 86' Report Mohammed Al Mugnim 4'
Qatar 2–1 Afghanistan

Iraq 3–0 Qatar
Alwan 9'
Hassan 60'
Waal 74'
Saudi Arabia 6–0 Afghanistan
Mohammed Al Mugnim 7', 41'
Muhsen Bakhit 12', 33'
Sultan Naseab 25'
Mohammed Saad Al-Abdali 65'
Report

Iraq 4–0 Afghanistan
Mahmoud 2', 5'
Mustafa 70'
Ahmed 84'
Saudi Arabia 2–1 Qatar
Mohammed Al Mugnim 52'
Muhsen Bakhit 59'
Report Majed Alsaieq 7'

Iraq 2–1 Saudi Arabia
Subhi 13'
Hassan 42'
Report Bakhit 54'
Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad
Referee: Mohsen Zamanyhe (Iran)
Qatar 1–1 Afghanistan

Group 3

Group Allocation Matches

Hong Kong 0–0 Japan
Penalties
4–3
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Watana (Thailand)

China PR 1–0 North Korea

Singapore 6–0 Brunei

Group 3A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 4 2 2 0 0 11 1 +10
 Hong Kong 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
 Brunei 0 2 0 0 2 1 13 –12
China PR 10–1 Brunei

Hong Kong 3–0 Brunei

Hong Kong 0–1 China PR

Group 3B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 North Korea 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Japan 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
 Singapore 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 –2
North Korea 1–0 Japan
An Se-wook 65' (pen.)
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000

North Korea 1–0 Singapore

Japan 2–1 Singapore
Ochiai 40'
Nagai 81'
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tam Sun Luk (Hong Kong)

Semifinal

China PR 2–1 Japan
Li Yutie 6'
Ke Wushang 20'
Arai 43'[2]
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 20,000

North Korea 3–3 Hong Kong
Penalties
11–10

Third place match

Hong Kong 0–1 Japan
Watanabe 6'[3]
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Hashita (Indonesia)

Final

North Korea 2–0 China PR

North Korea  and  China PR qualified for the final tournament.
North Korea  eventually withdrew from the competition.


Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Malaysia 7 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5
 Thailand 6 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6
 South Korea 4 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
 Indonesia 3 4 1 1 2 3 5 –2
 South Vietnam 0 4 0 0 4 1 10 –9

 Malaysia and  Thailand qualified for the final tournament.
 Thailand eventually withdrew from the competition.


Thailand 3–1 Indonesia
Jesdaporn 60', 66'
Pallop Maklamthong 88'
Prajrit Pangdee 70' (o.g.)

Malaysia 2–1 South Korea
Isa Bakar 19'
Mokhtar Dahari 50'
Cho Dong-hyun 34'

Indonesia 2–1 South Vietnam
Wibisono 9', 13' ? 32'

Thailand 0–1 Malaysia

South Korea 1–0 South Vietnam

Malaysia 0–0 Indonesia

Thailand 4–0 South Vietnam

South Korea 1–0 Indonesia

Malaysia 3–0 South Vietnam

Thailand 1–0 South Korea

Qualified teams

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Iran Hosts 2 (1968, 1972)
 South Yemen automatically qualified from Group 1 1975 0 (debut)
 Kuwait automatically qualified from Group 1 1975 1 (1972)
 Iraq Group 2 winners 2 December 1975 1 (1972)
 China PR Group 3 runners-up 23 June 1975 0 (debut)
 Malaysia Group 4 winners 23 March 1975 0 (debut)

References

  1. ^ "مباريات منتخب العراق الدولية 70-79".
  2. ^ "Japan International Matches - Details 1970-1979".
  3. ^ "Japan International Matches - Details 1970-1979".