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The 1976 AFC Asian Cup was the sixth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia (AFC). It was hosted by Iran. The field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Iran won their third title in a row, beating Kuwait in the final 1-0.[1]

1976 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Iran 1976
جام ملت‌های آسیا ۱۹۷۶
Tournament details
Host country  Iran
Dates 3–13 June
Teams 6
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (3rd title)
Runners-up  Kuwait
Third place  China PR
Fourth place  Iraq
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 25 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kuwait Fathi Kamel
Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloumi
Iran Nasser Nouraei
(3 goals each)
1972
1980

Contents

QualificationEdit

VenuesEdit

The two host cities, Tehran and Tabriz, with two venues was used for the 1976 AFC Asian Cup.

Tabriz
Tehran
Bagh Shomal Stadium Aryamehr Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 100,000
 

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kuwait 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 4
  China PR 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
  Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1

3 June 1976
Kuwait   2–0   Malaysia
Al-Anberi   10'
Al-Dakhil   42'

5 June 1976
China PR   1–1   Malaysia
Wang Jilian   58' Dahari   50'

7 June 1976
Kuwait   1–0   China PR
Kameel   1'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 4
  Iraq 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
  South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0

4 June 1976
Iran   2–0   Iraq
Nouraei   45'
Roshan   58'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marijan Raus (Yugoslavia)

6 June 1976
Iraq   1–0   South Yemen
Waal   84'

8 June 1976
Iran   8–0   South Yemen
Azizi   17'73'
Nouraei   40'42'
Khorshidi   45'
Mazloumi   63'74'80'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Akram Ul Haq (India)

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals Final
11 June–Tehran
   Kuwait (a.e.t.)  3  
   Iraq  2  
 
13 June–Tehran
       Kuwait  0
     Iran  1
Third place
11 June–Tehran 13 June–Tehran
   Iran (a.e.t.)  2    Iraq  0
   China PR  0      China PR  1

Semi-finalsEdit

11 June 1976
Kuwait   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Iraq
Ibrahim   11'
Kameel   77'100'
Abdul-Jaleel   46'
Hassan   85'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000

11 June 1976
Iran   2–0 (a.e.t.)   China PR
Khorshidi   100'
Roshan   119'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Asami (Japan)

Third place play-offEdit

13 June 1976
Iraq   0–1   China PR
He Jia   61'

FinalEdit

13 June 1976
  Iran 1–0 Kuwait  
Parvin   71'
Aryamehr Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)


GK Mansour Rashidi
D Hassan Nazari
D Bijan Zolfagharnasab
D Nasrollah Abdollahi
D Andranik Eskandarian
M Ali Parvin
M Parviz Ghelichkhani capt
M Ebrahim Qasempour
M Alireza Khorshidi
F Nasser Nouraei   55'
F Hassan Rowshan
Substitutions:
M Gholam Hossein Mazloumi   55'
Manager:
  Heshmat Mohajerani
GK Ahmed Al Terablousi
D Saleh Al Osfour
D Abdullah Mayuof
D Mahbob Jema
D Ebrahim Al Dourahim    capt
M Faruq Ibrahim
M Sa'ad Al Hoti
M Hamd Bou Hamd
F Fathi Kameel
F Faisal Al-Dakhil
F Mohamad Abdullah
Substitutions:
None
Manager:
  Mario Zagalo

WinnersEdit

 1976 AFC Asian Cup Winners 
 
Iran
Third title

GoalscorersEdit

With three goals, Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Nasser Nouraei and Fathi Kameel are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 25 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Iran 4 4 0 0 13 0 +13 8
2   Kuwait 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   China PR 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Iraq 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Eliminated in the First Stage
5   Malaysia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
6   South Yemen 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 

External linksEdit