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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 country Qatar
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

Contents

QualificationEdit

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

The other 8 qualifying teams were:

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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  South Korea 8 4 4 0 0 9 2 +7
  Iran 5 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
  Qatar 4 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1
  United Arab Emirates 2 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2
  Japan 1 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6
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

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3
  China PR 5 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3
  Syria 4 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3
  Kuwait 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1
  Bahrain 2 4 0 2 2 1 3 −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
  Ansarifard
  Ghayeghran
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

FinalEdit

GK Cho Byung-deuk
D Park Kyung-hoon
D Chung Yong-hwan
D Cho Yoon-hwan
D Gu Sang-bum
M Yeo Bum-kyu
M Cho Min-kook
M Chung Hae-won
M Ham Hyun-gi   49'
F Hwang Sun-hong   58'
F Kim Joo-sung
Substitutions:
F Lee Tae-ho   58'
F Byun Byung-joo   49'
Manager:
  Lee Hoe-taik
GK Abdullah Al-Deayea
D Abdullah Al-Dosari
D Ahmed Jameel Madani
D Saleh Nu'eimeh
D Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad
M Saleh Al-Saleh
M Fahad Al-Bishi
M Fahad Al-Musaibeah
M Majed Abdullah
F Yousuf Al-Thunayan   105'
F Saad Al-Dossary   72'
Substitutions:
D Youssef Al-Dossary   105'
D Mohaisen Al-Jam'an   72'
Manager:
  Carlos Alberto Parreira


 AFC Asian Cup 1988 Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
Second title

AwardsEdit

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.

Top scoring teamsEdit

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1   Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 5 1 +4 9 75.0%
2   South Korea 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 11 91.7%
3   Iran 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 6 50.0%
4   China PR 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 6 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5   Qatar 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4 50.0%
6   Syria 4 2 0 2 2 5 −3 4 50.0%
7   Kuwait 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3 37.5%
8   United Arab Emirates 4 1 0 3 2 4 −2 2 25.0%
9   Bahrain 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2 25.0%
10   Japan 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 12.5%

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit