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1992 AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup Japan 1992
AFCアジアカップ1992
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates29 October – 8 November
Teams8
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place China PR
Fourth place United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance316,496 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi (3 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Kazuyoshi Miura
1988
1996

The 1992 AFC Asian Cup was the 10th 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 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between 29 October and 8 November 1992. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.[1]

This was the first Asian Cup not to have any debuting countries.

Stadiums

Hiroshima
Hiroshima Big Arch Hiroshima Stadium
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 13,800
Onomichi
Bingo Athletic Stadium
Capacity: 9,245

Qualification

Main article: 1992 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
 Japan Hosts 1 (1988)
 Saudi Arabia 1988 AFC Asian Cup champions 18 December 1988 2 (1984, 1988)
 Qatar Group 1 winners 31 May 1992 3 (1980, 1984, 1988)
 United Arab Emirates Group 2 winners 30 May 1992 3 (1980, 1984, 1988)
 Iran Group 3 winners 15 May 1992 6 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988)
 North Korea Group 4 winners 7 June 1992 1 (1980)
 China PR Group 5 winners 26 April 1992 4 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988
 Thailand Group 6 winners 23 June 1992 1 (1972)

Squads

Further information: 1992 AFC Asian Cup squads

First round

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan (H) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
4  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: WorldFootball.net
(H) Host
North Korea 0–2 Iran
Report Pious 30'
Ghayeghran 80'

Japan 0–0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Bingo Sports Park, Onomichi
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Iran 0–0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Japan 1–1 North Korea
Nakayama 80' Report Kim Kwang-min 29' (pen.)
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

United Arab Emirates 2–1 North Korea
K. Mubarak 81'
Bakhit 85'
Report Kim Kwang-min 69'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan 1–0 Iran
Miura 87' Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  China PR 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
3  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2
Source: WorldFootball.net
Saudi Arabia 1–1 China PR
Al-Thunayan 17' Report Li Bing 41'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Shinichiro Obata (Japan)

Thailand 1–1 Qatar
Thanis 42' Report Soufi 81'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Qatar
Al-Muwallid 86' Report Mustafa 74'
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

China PR 0–0 Thailand
Report
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noh Byung-Il (South Korea)

Saudi Arabia 4–0 Thailand
Al-Owairan 4'
Al-Bishi 19', 72'
Al-Thunayan 64'
Report

Qatar 1–2 China PR
Al-Sulaiti 20' Report Peng Weiguo 44', 58'
Bingo Sports Park, Onomichi
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

Knockout stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 Japan3
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 China PR2
 
 Japan1
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 
 Saudi Arabia2
 
 
 United Arab Emirates0
 
Third place
 
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 
 China PR (pen.)1 (4)
 
 
 United Arab Emirates1 (3)

Semi-finals

Japan 3–2 China PR
Fukuda 48'
Kitazawa 57'
Nakayama 84'
Report Xie Yuxin 1'
Li Xiao 70'
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

Saudi Arabia 2–0 United Arab Emirates
Al-Owairan 77'
Al-Bishi 80'
Report
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

Third place play-off

China PR 1–1 United Arab Emirates
Hao Haidong 15' Report Ismail 10'
Penalties
Fan Zhiyi

Cai Sheng soccer ball with check mark
Wu Qunli soccer ball with check mark
Peng Weiguo soccer ball with check mark
Fu Yubin soccer ball with check mark
4–3
Al-Talyani
soccer ball with check mark
soccer ball with check mark
soccer ball with check mark
Ismaïl
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Final

Japan 1–0 Saudi Arabia
Takagi 36' Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Assistant referees:
Noh Byung-Il (South Korea)
Choi Hae-Il (North Korea)

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1992 Winners 

Japan
First title

Awards

MVP (Most Valuable Player)

Top Scorer

Statistics

Goalscorers

With three goals, Fahad Al-Bishi is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 31 goals were scored by 24 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Top scoring teams

8 goals
6 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positions

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PCT Result
1  Japan 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3 8 .800 1st
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6 .600 2nd
3  China PR 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5 .500 3rd
4  United Arab Emirates 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 5 .500
5  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3 .500 Eliminated in the first stage
6  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 .333
7  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2 .333
8  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 .167
Source: rsssf.com

References