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1984 AFC Asian Cup

The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the 8th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were hosted by Singapore between 1 December and 16 December 1984. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Saudi Arabia won their first title, beating China in the final 2–0.[1]

1984 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Singapore 1984
1984年亞洲盃足球賽
Piala Asia 1984
1984 AFC ஆசிய கோப்பை
Tournament details
Host country Singapore
Dates1–16 December
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up China PR
Third place Kuwait
Fourth place Iran
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored44 (1.83 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Shahrokh Bayani
Iran Nasser Mohammadkhani
China Jia Xiuquan
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)China Jia Xiuquan
Best goalkeeperSaudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Deayea
Fair play award China PR
1980
1988

QualificationEdit

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

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

VenueEdit

Kallang
National Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
 

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are Singapore Standard Time (UTC+8)

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
  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 6
  Kuwait 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
  Qatar 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 4
  Syria 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 3
  South Korea 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2
Qatar  1 – 1  Syria
Khalfan   7' Anber   47' (o.g.)

Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  South Korea
Abdullah   90' Lee Tae-Ho   51'
Attendance: 20,000

Kuwait  1 – 0  Qatar
Al-Rumaihi   52' (o.g.)
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Augusto Lamo (Spain)

Syria  0 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Khalifa   66'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

South Korea  0 – 0  Kuwait

Syria  1 – 0  South Korea
Hassan   12'
Attendance: 10,000

Qatar  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Zaid   47' Abduljawad   65'
Attendance: 15,000

Kuwait  3 – 1  Syria
Mahrous   66' (o.g.)
Al-Dakhil   77'
A. Al-Buloushi   79'
Abu Al-Sel   5'

South Korea  0 – 1  Qatar
Salman   69'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Augusto Lamo (Spain)

Kuwait  0 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Al-Jam'an   88'
Attendance: 5,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China PR 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8 6
  Iran 4 2 2 0 6 1 +5 6
  United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 3 8 −5 4
  Singapore 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 3
  India 4 0 1 3 0 7 −7 1
Iran  3 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Alidousti   27'
Shahrokh Bayani   85' (pen.)
Mohammadkhani   87'
Attendance: 8,000

Singapore  2 – 0  India
Awab   36'
Saad   81'
Attendance: 21,000

Iran  2 – 0  China PR
Mohammadkhani   57'
Arabshahi   69'
Attendance: 19,000

United Arab Emirates  2 – 0  India
Al-Talyani   81'
Khamees   88'
Attendance: 2,000

Singapore  0 – 2  China PR
Jia Xiuquan   21'
Zhao Dayu   39'
Attendance: 20,752

Iran  0 – 0  India
Attendance: 10,000

Singapore  0 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Abdulrahman   62'
Attendance: 15,000

China PR  3 – 0  India
Lin Lefeng   19'
Gu Guangming   59'
Jia Xiuquan   79'
Attendance: 8,256

Singapore  1 – 1  Iran
Saad   61' Shahrokh Bayani   55' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,000

China PR  5 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Yang Zhaohui   12'
Jia Xiuquan   20'
Zuo Shusheng   36'
Zhao Dayu   52'
Gu Guangming   67'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
13 December – Singapore
 
 
  Saudi Arabia (pen.)1 (5)
 
16 December – Singapore
 
  Iran1 (4)
 
  Saudi Arabia2
 
14 December – Singapore
 
  China PR0
 
  China PR (a.e.t.)1
 
 
  Kuwait0
 
Third place
 
 
16 December – Singapore
 
 
  Iran1 (3)
 
 
  Kuwait (pen.)1 (5)

Semi-finalsEdit


China PR  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Kuwait
Li Huayun   108'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Augusto Lamo (Spain)

Third place play-offEdit

Iran  1 – 1  Kuwait
Mohammadkhani   80' Al-Haddad   26'
Penalties
Hajiloo  
Derakhshan  
Ahadi  
Mokhtarifar  
3 – 5   Al-Dakhil
  Al-Suwayed
  Juma'a
  Al-Jasem
  Al-Qabendi
Attendance: 26,000

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  China PR
Al-Nafisah   10'
Abdullah   46'
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 1984 AFC Asian Cup Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
First title

Individual AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorers Best Goalkeeper Most Valuable Player Fastest Goal Award Fair Play Award
  Jia Xiuquan
  Shahrokh Bayani
  Nasser Mohammadkhani
  Abdullah Al-Deayea   Jia Xiuquan   Walid Abu Al-Sel   China PR

GoalscorersEdit

With three goals, Jia Xiuquan, Shahrokh Bayani and Nasser Mohammadkhani are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 44 goals were scored by 34 different players, with four of them credited as own goals.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 9
2   China PR 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 8
3   Kuwait 6 2 2 2 5 4 +1 6
4   Iran 6 2 4 0 8 3 +5 8
Eliminated in the First Stage
5   Qatar 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 4
6   United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 3 8 −5 4
7   Singapore 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 3
8   Syria 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 3
9   South Korea 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2
10   India 4 0 1 3 0 7 −7 1

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit