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1988 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Qatar 1988
كأس آسيا 1988
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates2 December–18 December
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (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 played24
Goals scored40 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (3 goals)
Best player(s)South Korea Kim Joo-Sung
Best goalkeeperChina Zhang Huikang
1984
1992

The 1988 AFC Asian Cup was the 9th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were held in Qatar between 2 December and 18 December 1988. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.[1]

Qualification

Main article: 1988 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Qatar Hosts 2 (1980, 1984)
 Saudi Arabia 1984 AFC Asian Cup champions 16 December 1984 1 (1984)
 United Arab Emirates Group 1 winners 17 February 1988 1 (1980), (1984)
 China PR Group 1 runners-up 16 February 1988 3 (1976, 1980), 1984
 Kuwait Group 2 winners 18 April 1988 4 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984)
 Japan Group 2 runners-up 18 April 1988 0 (debut)
 Iran Group 3 winners 4 June 1988 5 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980), 1984)
 Syria Group 3 runners-up 3 June 1988 2 (1980, 1984 AFC Asian Cup)
 Bahrain Group 4 winners 22 June 1988 0 (debut)
 South Korea Group 4 runners-up 22 June 1988 4 (1956, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1984)

Squads

Further information: 1988 AFC Asian Cup squads

Venues

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

First round

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7 8 Advance to knockout stage
2  Iran 4 2 1 1 3 3 0 5
3  Qatar (H) 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4
4  United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2
5  Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Iran 2–0 Qatar
Bavi Goal 6'
Pious Goal 89'
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

United Arab Emirates 0–1 South Korea
Report Lee Tae-Ho Goal 8' (pen.)

Japan 0–0 Iran
Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam Ming (Hong Kong)

Qatar 2–1 United Arab Emirates
Muftah Goal 17'
Musabah Goal 26' (o.g.)
Report H. Mohamed Goal 35'

South Korea 2–0 Japan
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 13'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 35'
Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Referee: Salah Mohammed (Iraq)

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

Qatar 2–3 South Korea
Salman Goal 47' (pen.)80' (pen.) Report Chung Hae-Won Goal 10'72'
Kim Joo-Sung Goal 34'

United Arab Emirates 1–0 Japan
A.A. Mohamed Goal 86' Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

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)

Japan 0–3 Qatar
Report Khamis Goal 58'82'
Muftah Goal 90'
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Referee: Yusuf Namoğlu (Turkey)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  China PR 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
3  Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4
4  Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
5  Bahrain 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]
Syria 0–2 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Mutlaq Goal 20'
Al-Suwaiyed Goal 82'

Kuwait 0–0 Bahrain
Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

China PR 3–0 Syria
Gao Sheng Goal 13'
Xie Yuxin Goal 14'19'
Report

Saudi Arabia 0–0 Kuwait
Report

Bahrain 0–1 China PR
Report Zhang Xiaowen Goal 78'

Syria 1–0 Kuwait
Al-Nasser Goal 63' Report
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Referee: Yusuf Namoğlu (Turkey)

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Bahrain
Jazea'a Goal 78' Report F. Mohamed Goal 44' (pen.)
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Kuwait 2–2 China PR
Adel Abbas Goal 60' (pen.)
Mansour Basha Goal 62'
Report Ma Lin Goal 10'87'

Bahrain 0–1 Syria
Report Abu Al-Sel Goal 72' (pen.)

China PR 0–1 Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi Goal 56'

Knockout stage

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 14 - Doha
 
 
 South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
December 18 - Doha
 
 China PR1
 
 South Korea0 (3)
 
December 15 - Doha
 
 Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (4)
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 
 Iran0
 
Third place
 
 
December 17 - Doha
 
 
 China PR0 (0)
 
 
 Iran (pen.)0 (3)

Semi-finals

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)

Saudi Arabia 1–0 Iran
Abdullah Goal 16' Report
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: George Courtney (England)

Third place play-off

China PR 0–0 Iran
Report
Penalties
Duan Ju Penalty missed
Wang Baoshan Penalty missed
Wu Wenbing Penalty missed
0–3 Penalty scored Moharrami
Penalty scored Pious
Penalty scored Ghayeghran
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

Final

South Korea 0–0 (a.e.t.) Saudi Arabia
Report
Penalties
Cho Min-Kook Penalty missed
Lee Tae-Ho Penalty scored
Byun Byung-Joo Penalty scored
Kim Joo-Sung Penalty scored
Cho Yoon-Hwan Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Nu'eimeh
Penalty missed Abd Al-Jawad
Penalty scored Abdullah
Penalty scored Al-Mutlaq
Penalty scored Al-Bishi
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

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. The second highest scorer in this tournament was Shadi Gilke of Syria who was the first teenager to score 2 goals in the AFC. Shadi went afterwards to play in Europe in Dynamo Moscow.

3 goals:

2 goals:

1 goal:

1 own goal

Awards

Most Valuable Player[2]

Top scorer[2]

Best Goalkeeper[2]

Best Forward[2]

Team of the Tournament[2]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forward
China Zhang Huikang
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Deayea
Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Jawad
Saudi Arabia Saleh Nu'eimeh
South Korea Park Kyung-hoon
South Korea Chung Yong-hwan
China Xie Yuxin
United Arab Emirates Mohamed Salim
Kuwait Mahboub Juma'a
Iran Sirous Ghayeghran
South Korea Chung Hae-won
Qatar Adel Khamis
Kuwait Abdulaziz Al-Hajeri
South Korea Byun Byung-joo
Saudi Arabia Youssef Al-Thunayan
Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah
South Korea Kim Joo-sung
China Wang Baoshan

Final standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PCT Result
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 .750 1st
2  South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 .917 2nd
3  Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 .500 3rd
4  China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 .500
5  Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 .500 Eliminated in the first stage
6  Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 .500
7  Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 .375
8  United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 .250
9  Bahrain 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2 .250
10  Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 .125
Source: rsssf.com

References

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jovanovic, Bojan; King, Ian; Morrison, Neil; Panahi, Majeed; Veroeveren, Pieter (16 December 2010). "Asian Nations Cup 1988". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 February 2020.