1996 AFC Asian Cup

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1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
كأس آسيا 1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country  United Arab Emirates
Dates 4 – 21 December
Teams 12
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (3rd title)
Runners-up  United Arab Emirates
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 80 (3.08 per match)
Attendance 448,000 (17,231 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Ali Daei (8 goals)
Best player Iran Khodadad Azizi
Best goalkeeper Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
Fair play award  Iran
1992
2000

The 1996 AFC Asian Cup was the 11th 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 the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December 1996. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup as the winners Saudi Arabia had qualified automatically as host.

Qualification[edit]

33 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Sheikh Zayed Stadium Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium
Abu Dhabi Al Ain
Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 15,000
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Al-Maktoum Stadium
Dubai
Capacity: 12,000

First round[edit]

All times are UAE time (UTC+4)

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

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United Arab Emirates 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
 Kuwait 4 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Indonesia 1 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4
United Arab Emirates  1–1  South Korea
K. Saad Goal 40' Report Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 9'

Indonesia  2–2  Kuwait
Putro Goal 20'
Wabia Goal 40'
Report Al-Saqer Goal 73'
Haji Goal 84' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000

United Arab Emirates  3–2  Kuwait
Saeed Goal 53'
Al-Talyani Goal 55'
B. Saad Goal 80'
Report Al-Huwaidi Goal 9'44'
Attendance: 15,000

South Korea  4–2  Indonesia
Kim Do-Hoon Goal 5'
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 7'15'
Ko Jeong-Woon Goal 55'
Report Wabia Goal 58'
Putro Goal 65'

United Arab Emirates  2–0  Indonesia
Saeed Goal 15'
Al-Talyani Goal 64'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Kuwait  2–0  South Korea
Al-Huwaidi Goal 60'
B. Abdullah Goal 87'
Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
 Saudi Arabia 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
 Iraq 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Thailand 0 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11
Saudi Arabia  6–0  Thailand
Al-Temawi Goal 10' (pen.)29' (pen.)
Al-Mehallel Goal 15'54'
Al-Muwallid Goal 18'
Al-Jaber Goal 52'
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Iran  1–2  Iraq
Daei Goal 90' (pen.) Report Fawzi Goal 37'
Sabbar Goal 69'
Attendance: 15,000

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Iraq
Al-Mehallel Goal 26' Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Thailand  1–3  Iran
Kiatisuk Goal 80' Report Saadavi Goal 38'
Minavand Goal 54'
Daei Goal 70'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Saudi Arabia  0–3  Iran
Report Daei Goal 12'
Bagheri Goal 37'
Azizi Goal 47'
Attendance: 12,000

Iraq  4–1  Thailand
Mahmoud Goal 17'50'
Hussein Goal 23'63'
Report Dusit Goal 26'

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 9 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6
 China PR 3 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
 Syria 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
 Uzbekistan 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3
Japan  2–1  Syria
Abbas Goal 85' (o.g.)
Takagi Goal 88'
Report Jokhadar Goal 8'

China PR  0–2  Uzbekistan
Report Shkvyrin Goal 78'
Shatskikh Goal 90'

Japan  4–0  Uzbekistan
Nanami Goal 7'
Miura Goal 37'
Maezono Goal 86'90'
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jalal Moradi (Iran)

Syria  0–3  China PR
Report Ma Mingyu Goal 35'
Gao Feng Goal 49'
Li Bing Goal 73'

Japan  1–0  China PR
Soma Goal 90' Report

Uzbekistan  1–2  Syria
Lebedev Goal 53' (pen.) Report Jokhadar Goal 48'
Dib Goal 74'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Third-placed qualifiers[edit]

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 Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 South Korea 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Syria 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3

Iraq (best third-place) and Korea Republic (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are UAE time (UTC+4)

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
15 December – Abu Dhabi        
  United Arab Emirates (a.e.t.)  1
18 December – Abu Dhabi
  Iraq  0  
  United Arab Emirates  1
15 December – Al Ain
      Kuwait  0  
  Kuwait  2
21 December – Abu Dhabi
  Japan  0  
  United Arab Emirates  0 (2)
16 December – Dubai    
    Saudi Arabia (pen.)  0 (4)
  South Korea  2
18 December – Abu Dhabi
  Iran  6  
  Iran  0 (3) Third place
16 December – Abu Dhabi
      Saudi Arabia (pen.)  0 (4)   21 December – Abu Dhabi
  Saudi Arabia  4
  Kuwait  1 (2)
  China PR  3  
  Iran (pen.)  1 (3)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

United Arab Emirates  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Ab. Ibrahim Golden goal 103' Report
Attendance: 50,000

Kuwait  2–0  Japan
Al-Huwaidi Goal 17'54' Report

South Korea  2–6  Iran
Kim Do-Hoon Goal 11'
Shin Tae-Yong Goal 35'
Report Bagheri Goal 31'
Azizi Goal 52'
Daei Goal 66'76'83'89' (pen.)
Attendance: 19,000

Saudi Arabia  4–3  China PR
Al-Thunayan Goal 31'65'
Al-Jaber Goal 34'
Al-Mehallel Goal 43'
Report Zhang Enhua Goal 6'89'
Peng Weiguo Goal 16'

Semi-finals[edit]

United Arab Emirates  1–0  Kuwait
Saeed Goal 69' Report
Attendance: 55,000

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

GK 17 Muhsin Musabah
D 5 Yousef Saleh
D 6 Ismail Rashid Ismail
D 12 Hassan Mubarak
D 3 Munther Abdullah
M 10 Adnan Al Talyani Substituted in 91'
M 16 Hassan Ahmed
M 18 Ahmed Ibrahim Ali
F 7 Saad Bakheet Mubarak Substituted off 46'
F 15 Mohamed Ali
F 23 Abdel Ahmed Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
D 13 Abdulaziz Mohamed Substituted in 46'
M 11 Zuhair Bakheet Substituted in 46'
F 14 Khamees Saad Mubarak Substituted in 91'
Manager:
Croatia Tomislav Ivić
GK 1 Mohamed Al-Deayea
D 2 Mohammed Al-Jahani
D 3 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi Substituted off 77'
D 4 Abdullah Zubromawi
D 13 Hussein Abdulghani
M 8 Khalid Al Temawi
M 9 Sami Al-Jaber Substituted off 62'
M 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid
M 16 Khamis Al-Dosari
F 10 Fahad Al-Mehallel Substituted off 80'
F 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan
Substitutions:
M 25 Abdullah Al-Dosari Substituted in 62'
F 12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi Substituted in 77'
F 20 Hamzah Idris Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Portugal Nelo Vingada

Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1996 Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Third title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Fair-Play Award[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea

Saudi Arabia Abdullah Zubromawi
United Arab Emirates Yousef Saleh
Iran Mohammad Khakpour

Iran Mehrdad Minavand
United Arab Emirates Mohamed Ali
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Muwallid
United Arab Emirates Saad Bakheet Mubarak

Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Mehallel
Kuwait Jasem Al-Huwaidi
Iran Ali Daei

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With eight goals, Ali Daei is the top scorer in the tournament; in total, 80 goals were scored by 47 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

Top scoring teams[edit]

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Eff
1  Saudi Arabia 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11 61.1%
2  United Arab Emirates 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14 77.8%
3  Iran 6 3 2 1 14 6 +8 11 61.1%
4  Kuwait 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8 44.4%
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
5  Japan 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9 75.0%
6  Iraq 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6 50.0%
7  South Korea 4 1 1 2 7 11 −4 4 33.3%
8  China PR 4 1 0 3 6 7 −1 3 25.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
9  Syria 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3 33.3%
10  Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3 33.3%
11  Indonesia 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1 11.1%
12  Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0 0.0%

References[edit]

External links[edit]