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The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the 7th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).[1] The finals were hosted by Kuwait between 15 and 30 September 1980. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3–0.

1980 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Kuwait 1980
كأس آسيا 1980
Tournament details
Host country Kuwait
Dates15–30 September
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Kuwait (1st title)
Runners-up South Korea
Third place Iran
Fourth place North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored76 (3.17 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Behtash Fariba
South Korea Choi Soon-ho
(7 goals each)
1976
1984

QualificationEdit

  •   Kuwait qualified automatically as host
  •   Iran qualified automatically as defending champions

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1980 AFC Asian Cup squads.

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 4 2 2 0 12 4 +8 6
  North Korea 4 3 0 1 9 7 +2 6
  Syria 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 5
  China PR 4 1 1 2 9 5 +4 3
  Bangladesh 4 0 0 4 2 17 −15 0
North Korea  3–2  Bangladesh
Choi Jae-pil   44'45'
Kim Jong-man   90'
Chunnu   60' (pen.)
Salahuddin   88'

Iran  0–0  Syria

North Korea  2–1  China PR
Kim Bok-man   20'   Li Fubao   7'

Bangladesh  0–1  Syria
Keshek   7'

China PR  2–2  Iran
Chen Jingang   74'
Xu Yonglai   89'
Alidousti   35'
Fariba   70'

Bangladesh  0–7  Iran
Fariba   11'34'80'82'
Roshan   21'
Barzegari   27'87'

Syria  1–0  China PR
Keshek   86'

Iran  3–2  North Korea
Alidousti   27'
Danaeifard   57'
Fariba   60'
Hwang Sang-hoi   68'
Pak Jong-hun   90'

China PR  6–0  Bangladesh
Shen Xiangfu      
Xu Yonglai      

North Korea  2–1  Syria
Suleiman  

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 7
  Kuwait 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 5
  Malaysia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
  Qatar 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 3
  United Arab Emirates 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1
United Arab Emirates  1–1  Kuwait
Chombi   35' Al-Houti   19'

South Korea  1–1  Malaysia
Choi Soon-ho   69' Zulkifli   90'

Qatar  2–1  United Arab Emirates
Muftah   50'60' Al-Hajri   58'

Kuwait  3–1  Malaysia
Kameel   20'
Yaqoub   53' (pen.)77' (pen.)
Zulkifli   44'

Qatar  0–2  South Korea
Lee Jung-il   7'
Choi Soon-ho   21'

Malaysia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Abdah   32'
Tukamin   89'

Kuwait  0–3  South Korea
Hwang Seok-keun   47'
Choi Soon-ho   71'78'

Malaysia  1–1  Qatar
Tukamin  

South Korea  4–1  United Arab Emirates
Choi Soon-ho   26'53'78' (pen.)
Chung Hae-won   84'
Chombi   79'

Kuwait  4–0  Qatar
Al-Dakhil   32'57'
Yaqoub   50' (pen.)
Al-Anberi   66'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
28 September – Kuwait
 
 
  Iran1
 
30 September – Kuwait
 
  Kuwait2
 
  Kuwait3
 
28 September – Kuwait
 
  South Korea0
 
  South Korea2
 
 
  North Korea1
 
Third place
 
 
29 September – Kuwait
 
 
  Iran3
 
 
  North Korea0

Semi-finalsEdit

Iran  1–2  Kuwait
Faraki   90' Yaqoub   63'
Al-Dakhil   85'

South Korea  2–1  North Korea
Chung Hae-won   80'89' Pak Jong-hun   19' (pen.)

Third place play-offEdit

Iran  3–0  North Korea
Fariba   49'
Faraki   66'76'

FinalEdit

Kuwait  3–0  South Korea
Al-Houti   8'
Al-Dakhil   34'69'

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 1980 AFC Asian Cup Winners 
 
Kuwait
First title

All-Star TeamEdit

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Nasser Hejazi

  Naeem Saad
  Soh Chin Aun
  Mahboub Juma'a
  Mehdi Dinvarzadeh

  Abdolreza Barzegari
  Saad Al-Houti
  Lee Young-moo

  Choi Soon-ho
  Faisal Al-Dakhil
  Jasem Yaqoub

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Kuwait 6 4 1 1 13 6 +7 9
2   South Korea 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 9
3   Iran 6 3 2 1 16 6 +10 8
4   North Korea 6 3 0 3 10 12 −2 6
Eliminated in the First Stage
5   Syria 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 5
6   Malaysia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
7   China PR 4 1 1 2 9 5 +4 3
8   Qatar 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 3
9   United Arab Emirates 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1
10   Bangladesh 4 0 0 4 2 17 −15 0

ReferencesEdit

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

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