Asian Nations Cup 1980

Qualifying Tournament

Kuwait qualified as hosts, Iran as holders

Group 1 (tournament in Abu Dhabi, UAE; played 1979)
UAE            0-0 Lebanon
Syria          abd Bahrain           [abandoned at 1-0]
UAE            0-0 Syria
Lebanon        awd Bahrain           [awarded 2-0, Bahrain had withdrawn]
Syria          1-0 Lebanon
UAE            awd Bahrain           [awarded 2-0, Bahrain had withdrawn]

 1.SYRIA                   3  2  1  0   2- 0  5
 2.UAE                     3  1  2  0   2- 0  4
 3.Lebanon                 3  1  1  1   2- 1  3
 4.Bahrain                 3  0  0  3   0- 5  0

Group 2 (tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh; played Feb/Mar 1979)
Bangladesh     1-1 Qatar
Qatar          3-0 Afghanistan
Bangladesh     2-2 Afghanistan
Bangladesh     0-4 Qatar
Qatar          2-1 Afghanistan
Bangladesh     4-1 Afghanistan

 1.QATAR                   4  3  1  0  10- 2  7
 2.BANGLADESH              4  1  2  1   7- 8  4
 3.Afghanistan             4  0  1  3   4-11  1

Group 3 (tournament in Bangkok, Thailand)

Group allocation matches (winners divided over different groups)
 1- 5-1979 Thailand       3-1 Indonesia
 2- 5-1979 Malaysia       3-1 Sri Lanka
 2- 5-1979 North Korea    3-0 Hongkong
           Singapore      bye

Group 3-A
 5- 5-1979 Malaysia       4-1 Indonesia
 7- 5-1979 North Korea    3-1 Indonesia
 9- 5-1979 Malaysia       1-1 North Korea

 1.Malaysia                2  1  1  0   5- 2  3
 2.North Korea             2  1  1  0   4- 2  3
 3.Indonesia               2  0  0  2   2- 7  0

Group 3-B
 4- 5-1979 Hongkong       3-1 Singapore
 4- 5-1979 Thailand       4-0 Sri Lanka
 6- 5-1979 Hongkong       5-0 Sri Lanka
 6- 5-1979 Thailand       4-0 Singapore
 8- 5-1979 Sri Lanka      4-0 Singapore
 8- 5-1979 Thailand       1-0 Hongkong

 1.Thailand                3  3  0  0  10- 0  6
 2.Hongkong                3  2  0  1   8- 2  4
 3.Sri Lanka               3  1  0  2   4- 9  2
 4.Singapore               3  0  0  3   1-11  0

Semifinals
11- 5-1979 Malaysia       0-0 Hongkong         [5-4 pen]
12- 5-1979 Thailand       0-1 North Korea

Third Place Match
14- 5-1979 Thailand       1-2 Hongkong

Final
14- 5-1979 North Korea    1-0 Malaysia

North Korea and Malaysia qualified for final tournament

Group 4 (tournament in Manila, Philippines)

23-12-1978 Philippines    1-2 Macao
25-12-1978 South Korea    4-1 Macao
25-12-1978 Philippines    0-3 China
27-12-1978 Philippines    0-5 South Korea
27-12-1978 China          2-1 Macao
29-12-1978 South Korea    1-0 China

 1.SOUTH KOREA             3  3  0  0  10- 1  6
 2.CHINA                   3  2  0  1   5- 2  4
 3.Macao                   3  1  0  2   4- 7  2
 4.Philippines             3  0  0  3   1-10  0

NB: Japan, Cambodia, Laos, South Vietnam, Brunei, India, Iraq, Nepal, Jordan,
    South Yemen and Saudi Arabia all did either not play or withdrew.



Final Tournament (Kuwait, September 1980)


Group A
16- 9-1980 North Korea    3-2 Bangladesh    (2-0 HT)
17- 9-1980 Iran           0-0 Syria
18- 9-1980 North Korea    2-1 China         (1-1 HT)
  [Kim Bok-Man 20', ? / Li Fubao 7']
19- 9-1980 Syria          1-0 Bangladesh
20- 9-1980 Iran           2-2 China         (1-0 HT)
  [Hamid Alidosti, Behtash Fariba 56' / Chen Jingang 75', Huang Xiangdong 90']
  [Note: second Chinese scorer also reported as Cai Jinbiao]
22- 9-1980 Iran           7-0 Bangladesh    (4-0 HT)
  [Behtash Fariba 11' 37' 80' 82', Hassan Rowshan 21', Abdulreza Barzaghari 32' 87']
23- 9-1980 China          0-1 Syria         (0-0 HT)
  [Mohamed Jamal Kishek 89']
24- 9-1980 Iran           3-2 North Korea   (1-0 HT)
  [Hamid Alidosti 28', Iraj Danaei-fard 56', Behtash Fariba 59' / Hwang Sang-Hoi 68', Pak
Jong-Hun 73']
  [Note: Korean goals also reported as Kim Bok-Man 68' 86']
25- 9-1980 China          6-0 Bangladesh    (3-0 HT)
26- 9-1980 North Korea    2-1 Syria

 1.IRAN                    4  2  2  0  12- 4  6
 2.NORTH KOREA             4  3  0  1   9- 7  6
 3.Syria                   4  2  1  1   3- 2  5
 4.China                   4  1  1  2   9- 5  3
 5.Bangladesh              4  0  0  4   2-17  0

Group B
15- 9-1980 Kuwait         1-1 UAE           (1-1 HT)
  [Saad Al-Houti 18' / Ahmed Shombi 40']
16- 9-1980 South Korea    1-1 Malaysia      (0-0 HT)
  [Choi Soon-Ho 68' / Abdul Ali 90']
17- 9-1980 Qatar          2-1 UAE
18- 9-1980 Kuwait         3-1 Malaysia
19- 9-1980 South Korea    2-0 Qatar         (2-0 HT)
  [Lee Jung-Il 4', Choi Soon-Ho 21']
20- 9-1980 Malaysia       2-0 UAE           (1-0 HT)
  [Abdah Alif 32', Tukamin Bahari 89']
21- 9-1980 South Korea    3-0 Kuwait        (0-0 HT)
  [Hwang Seok-Geun 49', Choi Soon-Ho 72' 79']
23- 9-1980 Malaysia       1-1 Qatar
24- 9-1980 South Korea    4-1 UAE           (1-0 HT)
  [Choi Soon-Ho 26' 53' 78' pen, Chung Hae-Won 84' / Ahmed Shombi 79']
25- 9-1980 Kuwait         4-0 Qatar         (1-0 HT)

 1.SOUTH KOREA             4  3  1  0  10- 2  7
 2.KUWAIT                  4  2  1  1   8- 5  5
 3.Malaysia                4  1  2  1   5- 5  4
 4.Qatar                   4  1  1  2   3- 8  3
 5.UAE                     4  0  1  3   3- 9  1

Semifinals
28- 9-1980 Kuwait         2-1 Iran          (1-0 HT)
  [Jassim Yaqoub 17', Faisal Al-Dakheel 85' / Hussain Faraki 89']
28- 9-1980 South Korea    2-1 North Korea   (0-1 HT)
  [Chung Hae-Won 80' 89' / Pak Jong-Hon 19' pen]

Third Place Match
29- 9-1980 Iran           3-0 North Korea   (0-0 HT)
  [Behtash Fariba 49', Hussain Faraki 66' 76']

Final
30- 9-1980 Kuwait         3-0 South Korea   (2-0 HT)
  [Saad Al-Houti 8', Faisal Al-Dakheel 34' 77']
  [Note: the first goal scorer is also reported as Mohamed Karam]




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Sources: Xinhua News Agency, United Press International, Team Melli, RDFC (Yansfield); thanks to "Tanaka" and Mark Cruickshank

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Last updated: 16 Dec 2010

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