1972 AFC Asian Cup

The 1972 AFC Asian Cup was the 5th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), that was hosted in Thailand . The finals were held in Thailand between 7 May and 19 May 1972. It was won by Iran.[1][2]

1972 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Thailand 1972
เอเชียนคัพ 2515
Tournament details
Host countryThailand
Dates7–19 May
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea
Third place Thailand
Fourth place Khmer Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored38 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Hossein Kalani
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Iran Ebrahim Ashtiani
1968
1976

QualificationEdit

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
  Thailand Hosts and Central Zone winners 30 May 1971 0 (debut)
  Iran 1968 AFC Asian Cup champions 19 May 1968 1 (1968)
  Khmer Republic Central Zone runners-up 30 May 1971 0 (debut)
  South Korea Eastern zone winners (automatically qualified) 1971 3 (1956, 1960, 1964)
  Iraq Western Zone winners 22 December 1971 0 (debut)
  Kuwait Western Zone runners-up 21 December 1971 0 (debut)
  •   Israel qualified as hosts but later withdrew.   Thailand replaced them later.

SquadsEdit

VenueEdit

Bangkok
National Stadium
Capacity: 26,000
 

Group allocation matchesEdit

  • Winners divided over different groups
South Korea  0–0  Iraq
Penalties
Cha Bum-Kun  
Hwang Jae-Man  
Park Su-Deok  
2–4   Aziz
  Nouri
  Kadhim
  Fathi
Attendance: 2,000

Iran  2–0  Khmer Republic
Kalani   45'
Iranpak   51'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Jo-Wong (South Korea)

Thailand  0–2  Kuwait
Jawad Khalaf   42'
Fayez Marzouq   87'

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2   Thailand (H) 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
3   Iraq 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Source: RSSSF
(H) Host
Iran  3–0  Iraq
Kalani   34', 70', 78'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

Thailand  1–1  Iraq
Supakit Meelarpkit   57' Yousif   6'

Thailand  2–3  Iran
Prapon Tantariyanond   69', 70' Jabbari   80', 86', 88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Matolzi (Malaysia)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 2 Advance to Knockout stage
2   Khmer Republic 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
3   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 2
Source: RSSSF
South Korea  4–1  Khmer Republic
Park Su-deok   37'
Lee Hoi-taek   59'
Cha Bum-kun   69'
Park Lee-chun   78'
Doeur Sokhom   82'

South Korea  1–2  Kuwait
Park Lee-chun   2' (pen.) Mohammad Sultan   25'
Ibrahim Duraiham   73'

Khmer Republic  4–0  Kuwait
Doeur Sokhom   23'
Sok Sun Hean   56'
Tes Sean   59'
Sea Cheng Eang   80'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 May–Bangkok
 
 
  Iran2
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
  Khmer Republic 1
 
  Iran (a.e.t.)2
 
17 May–Bangkok
 
  South Korea 1
 
  South Korea (pen.)1 (2)
 
 
  Thailand1 (1)
 
Third place
 
 
19 May–Bangkok
 
 
  Khmer Republic2 (3)
 
 
  Thailand (pen.)2 (5)

Semi-finalsEdit

Iran  2–1  Khmer Republic
Iranpak   13'
Ghelichkhani   47'
Doeur Sokhom   18'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matolozi (Malaysia)

South Korea  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Park Lee-chun   115' Prapon Tantariyanond   98'
Penalties
2–1

Third place play-offEdit

Khmer Republic  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Thailand
Tol Kimchi   44', 49' Ich Narding   6', 90+13'
Penalties
3–5

FinalEdit

Iran  2–1 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Jabbari   48'
Kalani   108'
Park Lee-chun   65'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
  •   Doeur Sokhom
  •   Prapon Tantariyanond
2 goals
1 goal

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1   Iran 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 10 1st
2   South Korea 5 1 2 2 7 6 +1 4 2nd
3   Thailand 5 0 3 2 6 9 −3 3 3rd
4   Khmer Republic 5 1 1 3 8 10 −2 3
5   Kuwait 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 4 Eliminated in the first stage
6   Iraq 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Source: rsssf.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ "Asian Cup of Nations 1972; RSSSF". Retrieved 9 May 2021.

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