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2000 AFC Asian Cup

The 2000 AFC Asian Cup was the 12th 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 Lebanon between 12 and 29 October 2000. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.

2000 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Lebanon 2000
كأس آسيا 2000
Coupe d'Asie des nations 2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 2000 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryLebanon
Dates12 – 29 October
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Japan (2nd title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Third place South Korea
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored77 (2.96 per match)
Attendance276,488 (10,634 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Lee Dong-Gook (6 goals)
Best player(s)Japan Hiroshi Nanami
Best goalkeeperChina Jiang Jin
Fair play award Saudi Arabia
1996
2004

QualificationEdit

  •   Lebanon qualified automatically as host.
  •   Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions.

42 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified. A total of 84 games were held, starting with the Oman versus Kyrgyzstan game on 3 August 1999.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

 

StadiumsEdit

SquadsEdit

First roundEdit

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3).

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Iraq 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Thailand 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
  Lebanon 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2
Iraq  2–0  Thailand
Chathir   27'
Mahmoud   60'
Report

Lebanon  0–4  Iran
Report Bagheri   19'
Estili   75'87'
Daei   90+1'
Attendance: 52,418
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Iran  1–1  Thailand
Daei   73' Report Sakesan   12'

Lebanon  2–2  Iraq
Chahrour   28'
Hojeij   76'
Report Jeayer   5'22'

Iran  1–0  Iraq
Daei   77' Report

Lebanon  1–1  Thailand
Fernandez   83' Report Sakesan   58'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China PR 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
  Kuwait 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
  Indonesia 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
South Korea  2–2  China PR
Lee Young-Pyo   30'
Noh Jung-Yoon   58'
Report Su Maozhen   36'
Fan Zhiyi   66' (pen.)

Kuwait  0–0  Indonesia
Report

China PR  4–0  Indonesia
Li Ming   2'
Shen Si   7' (pen.)
Yang Chen   10'
Qi Hong   90'
Report

South Korea  0–1  Kuwait
Report Al-Huwaidi   43'

China PR  0–0  Kuwait
Report

South Korea  3–0  Indonesia
Lee Dong-Gook   30'76'90+1' Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10 7
  Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
  Qatar 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
  Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12 1
Saudi Arabia  1–4  Japan
Morioka   90' (o.g.) Report Yanagisawa   22'
Takahara   37'
Nanami   53'
Ono   88'

Qatar  1–1  Uzbekistan
Gholam   61' Report Qosimov   73'

Japan  8–1  Uzbekistan
Morishima   7'
Nishizawa   14'25'49'
Takahara   18'20'57'
Kitajima   79'
Report Lushan   29'

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Qatar
Report

Saudi Arabia  5–0  Uzbekistan
Al-Otaibi   18'
Al-Shalhoub   35'78'86'
Al-Temyat   88'
Report

Japan  1–1  Qatar
Nishizawa   61' Report Al-Obaidly   22'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Third-placed qualifiersEdit

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
  Qatar 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
  Thailand 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2

South Korea (best third-place) and Qatar (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stageEdit

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3)

Extra times were played under the golden goal rule.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 October – Sidon
 
 
  China PR3
 
26 October – Beirut
 
  Qatar1
 
  China PR2
 
24 October – Beirut
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan4
 
29 October – Beirut
 
  Iraq1
 
  Japan1
 
23 October – Tripoli
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
  Iran1
 
26 October – Beirut
 
  South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
  South Korea1
 
24 October – Beirut
 
  Saudi Arabia2 Third place
 
  Kuwait2
 
29 October – Beirut
 
  Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.) 3
 
  China PR0
 
 
  South Korea1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Iran  1–2 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Bagheri   71' Report Kim Sang-Sik   90'
Lee Dong-Gook   99'

China PR  3–1  Qatar
Li Ming   9'
Qi Hong   38'
Yang Chen   54'
Report Al-Enazi   65'

Japan  4–1  Iraq
Nanami   8'29'
Takahara   11'
Myojin   62'
Report A. Obeid   4'
Attendance: 2,000

Kuwait  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Saudi Arabia
Bashar Abdullah   62'
Al-Huwaidi   68'
Report Al-Temyat   45+1'   109'
Al-Meshal   72'

Semi-finalsEdit

South Korea  1–2  Saudi Arabia
Lee Dong-Gook   90+1' Report Al-Meshal   76'80'

China PR  2–3  Japan
Qi Hong   30'
Yang Chen   48'
Report Fan Zhiyi   21' (o.g.)
Nishizawa   53'
Myojin   61'

Third place play-offEdit

South Korea  1–0  China PR
Lee Dong-Gook   76' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

FinalEdit

Japan  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Mochizuki   30' Report
GK 1 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
CB 3 Naoki Matsuda
CB 4 Ryuzo Morioka
CB 6 Toshihiro Hattori
RM 8 Shigeyoshi Mochizuki
CM 24 Tomokazu Myojin
CM 10 Hiroshi Nanami
LM 14 Shunsuke Nakamura
AM 12 Hiroaki Morishima   89'
CF 9 Naohiro Takahara   80'
CF 29 Akinori Nishizawa
Substitutions:
MF 15 Daisuke Oku   88'
MF 30 Shinji Ono   89'
FW 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa   80'   88'
Manager:
  Philippe Troussier
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
D 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
D 12 Ahmed Dokhi
D 13 Saleh Al-Saqri
M 9 Sami Al-Jaber
M 16 Fouzi Al-Shehri   72'
M 17 Abdullah Al-Waked
M 18 Nawaf Al-Temyat
M 23 Saeed Al-Dosari
F 19 Hamzah Idris   46'
F 29 Talal Al-Meshal
Substitutions:
M 20 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub   46'
M 14 Marzouk Al-Otaibi   72'
Manager:
  Milan Máčala

WinnersEdit

 AFC Asian Cup 2000 Winners 
 
Japan
Second title

AwardsEdit

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With six goals, Lee Dong-Gook is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 77 goals were scored by 43 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

Top scoring teamsEdit

Tournament team rankingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1   Japan 6 5 1 0 21 6 +15 16 Champions
2   Saudi Arabia 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 Runner-ups
3   South Korea 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 Third place
4   China PR 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4 8 Fourth place
5   Iran 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 Eliminated
in the
Quarterfinals
6   Kuwait 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
7   Iraq 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
8   Qatar 4 0 3 1 3 5 −2 3
9   Thailand 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2 Eliminated
in the
First Stage
10   Lebanon 3 0 2 1 3 7 −4 2
11   Indonesia 3 0 1 2 0 7 −7 1
12   Uzbekistan 3 0 1 2 2 14 −12 1

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • RSSSF Details
  • "Official Website". Archived from the original on 6 December 2000.