1988 AFC Asian Cup

The 1988 AFC Asian Cup was the 9th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were held in Qatar between 2 December and 18 December 1988. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.[1]

1988 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Qatar 1988
كأس آسيا 1988
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates2 December–18 December
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea
Third place Iran
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored40 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Lee Tae-Ho (3 goals)
Best player(s)South Korea Kim Joo-Sung
Best goalkeeperChina Zhang Huikang
1984
1992

QualificationEdit

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearance
  Qatar Hosts 2 (1980, 1984)
  Saudi Arabia 1984 AFC Asian Cup champions 16 December 1984 1 (1984)
  United Arab Emirates Group 1 winners 17 February 1988 1 (1980), (1984)
  China PR Group 1 runners-up 16 February 1988 3 (1976, 1980), 1984
  Kuwait Group 2 winners 18 April 1988 4 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984)
  Japan Group 2 runners-up 18 April 1988 0 (debut)
  Iran Group 3 winners 4 June 1988 5 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980), 1984)
  Syria Group 3 runners-up 3 June 1988 2 (1980, 1984 AFC Asian Cup)
  Bahrain Group 4 winners 22 June 1988 0 (debut)
  South Korea Group 4 runners-up 22 June 1988 4 (1956, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1984)

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Doha
Al-Ahly Stadium Qatar SC Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 20,000
   

First roundEdit

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7 8 Advance to knockout stage
2   Iran 4 2 1 1 3 3 0 5
3   Qatar (H) 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4
4   United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2
5   Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Iran  2–0  Qatar
Bavi   6'
Pious   89'
Report
Attendance: 20,000

United Arab Emirates  0–1  South Korea
Report Lee Tae-ho   8' (pen.)

Japan  0–0  Iran
Report

Qatar  2–1  United Arab Emirates
Muftah   17'
Musabah   26' (o.g.)
Report H. Mohamed   35'

South Korea  2–0  Japan
Hwang Sun-hong   13'
Kim Joo-sung   35'
Report

Iran  1–0  United Arab Emirates
Pious   27' Report
Attendance: 4,000

Qatar  2–3  South Korea
Salman   47' (pen.)80' (pen.) Report Chung Hae-won   10'72'
Kim Joo-sung   34'

United Arab Emirates  1–0  Japan
A.A. Mohamed   86' Report

South Korea  3–0  Iran
Byun Byung-joo   26'57'
Hwang Sun-hong   42'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan  0–3  Qatar
Report Khamis   58'82'
Muftah   90'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   China PR 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
3   Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4
4   Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
5   Bahrain 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2
Syria  0–2  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Mutlaq   20'
Al-Suwaiyed   82'

Kuwait  0–0  Bahrain
Report
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

China PR  3–0  Syria
Gao Sheng   13'
Xie Yuxin   14'19'
Report

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Kuwait
Report

Bahrain  0–1  China PR
Report Zhang Xiaowen   78'

Syria  1–0  Kuwait
Al-Nasser   63' Report

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Bahrain
Jazea'a   78' Report F. Mohamed   44' (pen.)
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Kuwait  2–2  China PR
Adel Abbas   60' (pen.)
Mansour Basha   62'
Report Ma Lin   10'87'

Bahrain  0–1  Syria
Report Abu Al-Sel   72' (pen.)

China PR  0–1  Saudi Arabia
Report Al-Bishi   56'

Knockout stageEdit

All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 14 - Doha
 
 
  South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
December 18 - Doha
 
  China PR1
 
  South Korea0 (3)
 
December 15 - Doha
 
  Saudi Arabia (pen.)0 (4)
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
 
  Iran0
 
Third place
 
 
December 17 - Doha
 
 
  China PR0 (0)
 
 
  Iran (pen.)0 (3)

Semi-finalsEdit

South Korea  2–1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Lee Tae-ho   93'103' Report Mai Chao   100'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Iran
Abdullah   16' Report
Attendance: 17,000

Third place play-offEdit

China PR  0–0  Iran
Report
Penalties
Duan Ju  
Wang Baoshan  
Wu Wenbing  
0–3   Moharrami
  Pious
  Ghayeghran
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With three goals, Lee Tae-Ho is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal. The second highest scorer in this tournament was Shadi Gilke of Syria who was the first teenager to score 2 goals in the AFC. Shadi went afterwards to play in Europe in Dynamo Moscow.

3 goals:

2 goals:

1 goal:

1 own goal

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player[2]

Top scorer[2]

Best Goalkeeper[2]

Best Forward[2]

Team of the Tournament[2]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forward
  Zhang Huikang
  Abdullah Al-Deayea
  Mohamed Al-Jawad
  Saleh Nu'eimeh
  Park Kyung-hoon
  Chung Yong-hwan
  Xie Yuxin
  Mohamed Salim
  Mahboub Juma'a
  Sirous Ghayeghran
  Chung Hae-won
  Adel Khamis
  Abdulaziz Al-Hajeri
  Byun Byung-joo
  Youssef Al-Thunayan
  Majed Abdullah
  Kim Joo-sung
  Wang Baoshan

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PCT Result
1   Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 .750 1st
2   South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 .917 2nd
3   Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 .500 3rd
4   China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 .500
5   Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 .500 Eliminated in the first stage
6   Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 .500
7   Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 .375
8   United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 .250
9   Bahrain 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2 .250
10   Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 .125
Source: rsssf.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Cup: Know Your History - Part One (1956-1988)". Goal.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jovanovic, Bojan; King, Ian; Morrison, Neil; Panahi, Majeed; Veroeveren, Pieter (16 December 2010). "Asian Nations Cup 1988". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

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