1964 AFC Asian Cup
The 1964 AFC Asian Cup was the 3rd 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 Israel from 26 May to 3 June 1964.
|Asian Cup Israel 1964|
גביע אסיה בכדורגל 1964
|Dates||26 May – 3 June|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Israel (1st title)|
|Third place||South Korea|
|Fourth place||Hong Kong|
|Goals scored||13 (2.17 per match)|
|Attendance||99,000 (16,500 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Inder Singh|
(2 goals each)
The tournament used a round-robin system with the winners from the West, Central 1 and 2 and East Asia zones and the team from the host nation (Israel) competing for the title. 11 of the 16 nations withdrew[fn 1] with the result that only one zone (combined Central 1 and 2) played any qualifying matches and the winners of 2 zones and host Israel qualified uncontested. Israel won the title with three wins.
|Ramat Gan||Haifa||Tel Aviv||Jerusalem|
|Ramat Gan Stadium||Kiryat Eliezer Stadium||Bloomfield Stadium||Hebrew University Stadium|
|Capacity: 41,583||Capacity: 17,000||Capacity: 22,000||Capacity: 16,000|
|Team||Qualified as||Qualified on||Previous appearance|
|Israel||Hosts||2 (1956, 1960)|
|Hong Kong||Central Zone winners||14 December 1963||1 (1956)|
|South Korea||Eastern zone winners (automatically qualified)||1963||2 (1956, 1960)|
|India||Western Zone winners (automatically qualified)||1963||0 (debut)|
I. Singh 57'
|Spiegler 29' (pen.)
Yohai Aharoni 76'
|South Korea||1–0||Hong Kong|
|Park Seung-ok 74'|
|I. Singh 45'
|Cheung Yiu Kwok 39'|
|1964 AFC Asian Cup Winners|
With two goals, Inder Singh and Mordechai Spiegler were the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 13 goals were scored by 11 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Nations that withdrew: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of China, and Singapore.
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