1978 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Aryamehr, now Azadi Stadium
hosted the first leg
Cancelled
First leg
Date19 May 1978
VenueAryamehr Stadium, Tehran
RefereeAbdulwahab Al Bannai (Kuwait)
Attendance8,000
Second leg
Cancelled
Date1978
VenueAccra Sports Stadium, Accra
1985

The 1978 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, it was contested by Ghana, winners of the 1978 African Cup of Nations, and Iran, winners of the 1976 AFC Asian Cup. The tournament planned to be played into two legs. The first leg was played in Tehran and Iran beat Ghana 3–0. However the second leg which was normally played in Accra was cancelled because political problems in Iran.[1]

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Previous appearance in tournament
 Ghana 1978 African Cup of Nations champions Debut
 Iran 1976 Asian Cup champions Debut

Match details

First leg

Iran 3–0 Ghana
Ghelichkhani Goal
Khalilian Goal
Mazloomi Goal
Report
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Abdulwahab Al Bannai (Kuwait)
Iran:
GK Karim Boostani
DF Mehdi Dinvarzadeh Substituted off3
DF Kazem Seyed Alikhani
DF Mohammad Dadkan
MF Ahmad Sanjari Substituted off1
MF Kamal Khalilian
MF Hossein Hosseini Substituted off2
MF Majeed Salimpour
MF Ali Akbar Yousefi
FW Parviz Ghelichkhani
FW Gholam Hossein Mazloomi
Substitutes:
DF Habib Khabiri
MF Mohammad Mayeli Kohan Substituted in3
MF Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Substituted in1
MF Alireza Heydari Substituted in2
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Second leg

Ghana Cancelled Iran

The trophy was not awarded, because the second leg was cancelled.

References

  1. ^ "بهترین نتایج تاریخ تیم‌ملی با ذخیره‌ها". varzesh3.com. 6 January 2015.