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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).[1] The finals were held in Israel from 26 May to 3 June 1964.

1964 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Israel 1964
גביע אסיה בכדורגל 1964
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Israeli team holds the Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country Israel
Dates26 May – 3 June
Teams4
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Israel (1st title)
Runners-up India
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Hong Kong
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored13 (2.17 per match)
Attendance99,000 (16,500 per match)
Top scorer(s)India Inder Singh
Israel Mordechai Spiegler
(2 goals each)
1960
1968

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.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

VenuesEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Israel 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 6
  India 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
  South Korea 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Israel  1–0  Hong Kong
Spiegler   76'
Attendance: 25,000

South Korea  0–2  India
Appalaraju   2'
I. Singh   57'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Davoud Nassiri (Iran)

Israel  2–0  India
Spiegler   29' (pen.)
Aharoni   76'
Attendance: 20,000

South Korea  1–0  Hong Kong
Park Seung-ok   74'

India  3–1  Hong Kong
I. Singh   45'
Samajapati   60'
Goswami   77'
Cheung Yiu Kwok   39'
Attendance: 5,000

South Korea  1–2  Israel
Lee Soon-myung   79' Leon   20'
Tish   38'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Davoud Nassiri (Iran)

WinnersEdit

 1964 AFC Asian Cup Winners 
 
Israel
First title

ScorersEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nations that withdrew: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of China, and Singapore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ Smith, Matt (2014-06-04). "Amnesia, not admiration for Israel's 1964 heroes | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  3. ^ Dann, Uzi (2015-01-22). "Israel erased from Asian Cup history video - World - Israel News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  4. ^ Michael Safi. "Israel omitted from Asian Cup video history | Football". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  5. ^ "Israel wiped from AFC history | The Australian Jewish News". Jewishnews.net.au. 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  6. ^ Dominic Bossi (2015-01-30). "Winners and losers of the 2015 Asian Cup". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  7. ^ "Football: Israel's forgottten heroes who brought Asian Cup in 1964 - The Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  8. ^ "Asian Eye - Indian football still finding its feet :: Total Football Magazine - Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, Non-League News". Totalfootballmag.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.

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