1978 AFC Youth Championship

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The 1978 AFC Youth Championship was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 5 October to 28 October 1978. It also served as qualification for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

1978 AFC Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryBangladesh
Dates5 October – 28 October
Teams18 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsSouth Korea Korea Republic
(4th title)
 Iraq (3rd title)
(Title shared)
Third place Kuwait
 North Korea
(Shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored122 (3.05 per match)
1977
1980

TeamsEdit

TournamentEdit

Group StageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 6
  Indonesia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
  Jordan 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
Indonesia  0 – 4  Iraq

Malaysia  3 – 0  Jordan

Iraq  6 – 0  Jordan

Malaysia  0 – 2  Indonesia

Indonesia  4 – 0  Jordan

Malaysia  0 – 7  Iraq

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  North Korea 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9 7
  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 11 3 +8 6
  Japan 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 4
  India 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 3
  Sri Lanka 4 0 0 4 1 19 −18 0
Sri Lanka  1 – 5  Japan

India  0 – 2  Korea DPR

Saudi Arabia  5 – 0  Sri Lanka

Japan  2 – 2  India

Sri Lanka  0 – 5  Korea DPR

Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Korea DPR

India  4 – 0  Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia  4 – 1  India
Japan  0 – 2  Korea DPR

Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Japan

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kuwait 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 7
  Bahrain 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 5
  Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 4
  North Yemen 4 1 1 2 6 3 +3 3
  Singapore 4 0 1 3 3 15 −12 1
Bangladesh  2 – 2  Singapore

Kuwait  1 – 1  North Yemen

Bahrain  3 – 0  Singapore
Bangladesh  1 – 0  North Yemen

Kuwait  5 – 1  Singapore

Bahrain  1 – 0  North Yemen

Bangladesh  0 – 2  Kuwait

Singapore  0 – 5  North Yemen

Kuwait  2 – 1  Bahrain

Bangladesh  1 – 1  Bahrain

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
  Iran 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
  China PR 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 2
  Afghanistan 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Iran  3 – 0  Afghanistan

Korea Republic  2 – 1  China PR

Iran  1 – 1  Korea Republic
China PR  1 – 0  Afghanistan

Korea Republic  7 – 0  Afghanistan

Iran  2 – 1  China PR

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Kuwait  1 – 0
Awarded
  Iran
Iraq  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia

Korea DPR  2 – 0  Indonesia
Korea Republic  1 – 0  Bahrain
  • Note: Originally, Iran had won 1-0 against Kuwait. But they disqualified for fielding an over-age player.

Semi-finalsEdit

Iraq  0 – 0  Kuwait
Penalties
6 – 5

Korea Republic  0 – 0  Korea DPR
Penalties
6 – 5

Third place play-offEdit

Kuwait  1 – 1
Third place shared
  Korea DPR

FinalEdit

Korea Republic  1 – 1
Title shared
  Iraq


 1978 AFC Youth Championship 
 
South Korea
Fourth title


 1978 AFC Youth Championship 
 
Iraq
Third title

Qualification to World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The following teams qualified for the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

ReferencesEdit