1977 AFC Youth Championship

The 1977 AFC Youth Championship was held between April 15 and April 28 in Iran. It was won by Iraq 4-3 over Iran in Aryamehr Stadium in Tehran in front of 100,000 spectators. Both teams qualified for 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

1977 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates15 April - 28 April
Teams13
Final positions
Champions Iraq (2nd title)
Runners-up Iran
Third place Bahrain
Fourth place Japan
1976
1978

TeamsEdit

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 4
  Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 1
  Singapore 2 0 1 1 0 8 -8 1

  Iran 8 - 0   Singapore

  Iran 3 - 0   Afghanistan

  Afghanistan 0 - 0   Singapore

Group BEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 4
  India 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
  Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0

  Iraq 4 - 0   India

  Iraq 3 - 0   Bangladesh

  India 4 - 0   Bangladesh

Group CEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 3
  Bahrain 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
  Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0

  Japan 5 - 0   Hong Kong

  Japan 1 - 1   Bahrain

  Bahrain 3 - 1   Hong Kong

Group DEdit

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
  South Korea 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 4
  Malaysia 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 2
  Jordan 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1

  Saudi Arabia 2 - 0   Jordan

  South Korea 0 - 0   Malaysia

  South Korea 0 - 0   Saudi Arabia

  Malaysia 1 - 1   Jordan

  South Korea 3 - 0   Jordan

  Saudi Arabia 3 - 0   Malaysia

QuarterfinalsEdit

  Iran 3 - 0   India

  Iraq 5 - 1   Afghanistan

  Japan 0 - 0   South Korea 3-1 after penalties

  Saudi Arabia 2 - 2   Bahrain 5-6 after penalties

SemifinalsEdit

  Iran 2 - 1   Japan

  Iraq 3 - 0   Bahrain

Third place matchEdit

  Bahrain 3 - 1   Japan

FinalEdit

Iraq  4 – 3  Iran
Hussein Luaibi   29'
Mahdi Abdul-Sahib   38'
Hussein Saeed   74'   80'
Moharam Asheri   7'
Hassanzadeh   55'
Alikaram Suri   78'
Attendance: 100,000


 1977 AFC Youth Championship 
 
Iraq
Second title

Qualification to World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External linksEdit