1968 AFC Asian Cup
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The 1968 AFC Asian Cup was the 4th 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 Iran between 10 and 19 May 1968. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.
|جام ملتهای آسیا ۱۹۶۸|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Iran (1st title)|
|Fourth place||Republic of China|
|Goals scored||32 (3.2 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Homayoun Behzadi|
(4 goals each)
Except Iran, none of the other four teams that played in this tournament has ever appeared again in the Asian Cup finals as of 2019.
|Republic of China||4||0||2||2||3||10||−7||2|
|Republic of China||1–1||Burma|
|Wong Chi-keung 64'||Hla Htay 14'|
|Yuan Kuan Yick 75'||Spiegler 10', 65'
Spiegel 52', 53'
|Iran||4–0||Republic of China|
|Ye Nyunt 42'|
|Hong Kong||1–1||Republic of China|
|Li Kwok Keung 14'||Mak Tian-fu 37'|
|Hla Htay 50'||Kalani 2'
|Israel||4–1||Republic of China|
|Romano 2', 60'
|Li Huan-wen 45+1'|
|Aung Khin 80'
Suk Bahadur 85'
|AFC Asian Cup 1968 Winners|
With 4 goals, Homayoun Behzadi of Iran, Giora Spiegel and Moshe Romano of Israel are the top scorers of the tournament. In total, 32 goals were scored by 19 or 20 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.
- 4 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
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