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The 1992 AFC Asian Cup was the 10th 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 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between 29 October and 8 November 1992. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.

1992 AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup Japan 1992
AFCアジアカップ1992
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates29 October – 8 November
Teams8
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place China PR
Fourth place United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance316,496 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi (3 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Kazuyoshi Miura
1988
1996

This was the first Asian Cup not to have any debuting countries.

Contents

StadiumsEdit

QualificationEdit

  •   Japan qualified automatically as host
  •   Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions

20 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 6 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 6 qualifying teams were:

SquadsEdit

First roundEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan (H) 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2   United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3   Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3
4   North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: WorldFootball.net
(H) Host.
North Korea  0–2  Iran
Report Pious   30'
Ghayeghran   80'

Japan  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

Iran  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Japan  1–1  North Korea
Nakayama   80' Report Kim Gwang-Min   29' (pen.)

United Arab Emirates  2–1  North Korea
K. Saad   81'
Bakhit   85'
Report Kim Gwang-Min   69'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Japan  1–0  Iran
Miura   87' Report
Attendance: 37,000

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2   China PR 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
3   Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4   Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2
Saudi Arabia  1–1  China PR
Al-Thunayan   17' Report Li Bing   41'
Attendance: 15,000

Thailand  1–1  Qatar
Thanis   42' Report Soufi   81'
Attendance: 21,000

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Al-Muwallid   86' Report Mustafa   74'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

China PR  0–0  Thailand
Report

Saudi Arabia  4–0  Thailand
Al-Owairan   4'
Al-Bishi   19'72'
Al-Thunayan   64'
Report

Qatar  1–2  China PR
Al-Sulaiti   20' Report Peng Weiguo   44'58'
Attendance: 4,500

Knockout stageEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
 
  Japan3
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
  China PR2
 
  Japan1
 
6 November – Hiroshima
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
  Saudi Arabia2
 
 
  United Arab Emirates0
 
Third place
 
 
8 November – Hiroshima
 
 
  China PR (pen.)1 (4)
 
 
  United Arab Emirates1 (3)

Semi-finalsEdit

Japan  3–2  China PR
Fukuda   48'
Kitazawa   57'
Nakayama   84'
Report Xie Yuxin   1'
Li Xiao   70'
Attendance: 15,000

Saudi Arabia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Al-Owairan   77'
Al-Bishi   80'
Report

Third place play-offEdit

China PR  1–1  United Arab Emirates
Hao Haidong   15' Report Ismail   10'
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

FinalEdit

Japan  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Takagi   36' Report
Attendance: 60,000
GK 19 Kazuya Maekawa
RB 4 Takumi Horiike
CB 5 Tetsuji Hashiratani
CB 7 Masami Ihara
LB 6 Satoshi Tsunami
DM 15 Mitsunori Yoshida   86'
RM 14 Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
LM 10 Ruy Ramos
AM 8 Masahiro Fukuda
CF 20 Takuya Takagi
CF 11 Kazuyoshi Miura
Substitutions:
DF 3 Toshinobu Katsuya   86'
Manager:
  Hans Ooft
GK 21 Shaker Al-Shujaa
D 2 Abdullah Al-Dosari
D 4 Abdul Rahman Al-Roomi
D 5 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
M 3 Salem Al-Alawi
M 6 Fuad Anwar Amin
M 8 Fahad Al-Bishi
M 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid
F 7 Saeed Al-Owairan
F 9 Hamzah Idris   66'
F 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan
Substitutions:
F 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel   66'
Manager:
  Nelsinho Rosa

WinnersEdit

 AFC Asian Cup 1992 Winners 
 
Japan
First title


AwardsEdit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With three goals, Fahad Al-Bishi is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 31 goals were scored by 24 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

Top scoring teamsEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Japan 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3 8 80.0%
2   Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6 60.0%
3   China PR 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5 50.0%
4   United Arab Emirates 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 5 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5   Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3 50.0%
6   Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 33.3%
7   Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2 33.3%
8   North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 16.7%

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit