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1968 AFC Asian Cup

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.[1]

1968 AFC Asian Cup
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۶۸
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates10–19 May
Teams5
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (1st title)
Runners-up Burma
Third place Israel
Fourth place Republic of China
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored32 (3.2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Homayoun Behzadi
Israel Moshe Romano
Israel Giora Spiegel
(4 goals each)
1964
1972

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.

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Tehran
Amjadieh Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
 

ResultsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9 8
  Burma 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 5
  Israel 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 4
  Republic of China 4 0 2 2 3 10 −7 2
  Hong Kong 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
Iran  2–0  Hong Kong
Behzadi   70'
Jabbari   89'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Republic of China  1–1  Burma
Wong Chi-keung   64' Hla Htay   14'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Hong Kong  1–6  Israel
Yuan Kuan Yick   75' Spiegler   10'65'
Spiegel   52'53'
Romano   61'
Young   70'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Iran  4–0  Republic of China
Behzadi   34'
Kalani   35'
Eftekhari   51'
Farzami   57'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  1–0  Israel
Ye Nyunt   42'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Hong Kong  1–1  Republic of China
Li Kwok Keung   14' Mak Tian-fu   37'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  1–3  Iran
Hla Htay   50' Kalani   2'
Eftekhari   60'
Behzadi   70'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

Israel  4–1  Republic of China
Romano   2'60'
Rosenthal   70'
Spiegel   76'
Li Huan-wen   45+1'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: S. K. Bhattacharya (India)

Burma  2–0  Hong Kong
Aung Khin   80'
Suk Bahadur   85'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Norman Boswell (Malaysia)

Iran  2–1  Israel
Behzadi   75'
Ghelichkhani   87'
Spiegel   52'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Alex Vaz (India)

WinnersEdit

 AFC Asian Cup 1968 Winners 
 
Iran
First title

GoalscorersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History – Part One (1956–1988)". Goal.com. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015.

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