1992 AFC Asian Cup

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1992 AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup Japan 1992
AFCアジアカップ1992
Tournament details
Host country  Japan
Dates 2 – 12 January
Teams 8
Venue(s) 3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  China PR
Fourth place  United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 31 (1.94 per match)
Attendance 316,496 (19,781 per match)
Top scorer(s) Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi (3 goals)
Best player Japan Kazuyoshi Miura
1988
1996

The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between 2 January and 12 January. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.

Stadiums[edit]

Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima Onomichi, Hiroshima Nishi-ku, Hiroshima
Hiroshima Big Arch Bingo Athletic Stadium Hiroshima Stadium
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 9,245 Capacity: 13,800
Hiroshima Big Arch.jpg Bingoriku1.jpg Hiroshimasogokyujo.JPG

Qualification[edit]

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

20 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 6 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified.

The other 6 qualifying teams were:

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1992 AFC Asian Cup squads.

First round[edit]

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Japan 5 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1
 United Arab Emirates 5 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1
 Iran 4 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1
 North Korea 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3

30 October 1992
17:00
North Korea  0–2  Iran
Report Pious Goal 30'
Ghayeghran Goal 80'

30 October 1992
19:00
Japan  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Bingo Sports Park, Onomichi
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Wei Jihong (China)

1 November 1992
12:00
Iran  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

1 November 1992
14:00
Japan  1–1  North Korea
Nakayama Goal 80' Report Kim Gwang-Min Goal 29' (pen.)
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

3 November 1992
12:00
United Arab Emirates  2–1  North Korea
K. Saad Goal 81'
Bakhit Goal 85'
Report Kim Gwang-Min Goal 69'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

3 November 1992
14:00
Japan  1–0  Iran
Miura Goal 87' Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 5 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 China PR 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
 Qatar 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1
 Thailand 2 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4

29 October 1992
17:00
Saudi Arabia  1–1  China PR
Al-Thunayan Goal 17' Report Li Bing Goal 41'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Shinichiro Obata (Japan)

29 October 1992
19:00
Thailand  1–1  Qatar
Areesngarkul Goal 42' Report Soufi Goal 81'
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

31 October 1992
13:00
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Al-Muwallid Goal 86' Report Mustafa Goal 74'
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

31 October 1992
15:00
China PR  0–0  Thailand
Report
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Noh Byung-Il (Korea Republic)

2 November 1992
17:00
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Thailand
Al-Owairan Goal 4'
Al-Bishi Goal 19'72'
Al-Thunayan Goal 64'
Report
Bingo Sports Park, Onomichi
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

2 November 1992
19:00
Qatar  1–2  China PR
Al-Sulaiti Goal 20' Report Peng Weiguo Goal 44'58'
Bingo Sports Park, Onomichi
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Semi-finals Final
6 November – Hiroshima
  Japan  3  
  China PR  2  
 
8 November – Hiroshima
      Japan  1
    Saudi Arabia  0
Third place
6 November – Hiroshima 8 November – Hiroshima
  Saudi Arabia  2   China PR (pen.)  1 (4)
  United Arab Emirates  0     United Arab Emirates  1 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

6 November 1992
16:30
Japan  3–2  China PR
Fukuda Goal 48'
Kitazawa Goal 57'
Nakayama Goal 84'
Report Xie Yuxin Goal 1'
Li Xiao Goal 70'
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hossein Khoshkhan (Iran)

6 November 1992
19:00
Saudi Arabia  2–0  United Arab Emirates
Al-Owairan Goal 77'
Al-Bishi Goal 80'
Report
Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

Third place play-off[edit]

8 November 1992
12:00
China PR  1–1  United Arab Emirates
Hao Haidong Goal 15' Report Ismail Goal 10'
  Penalties  
4–3
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Final[edit]

8 November 1992
14:30
Japan  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Takagi Goal 36' Report
Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)


GK 19 Kazuya Maekawa
D 7 Masami Ihara
D 6 Satoshi Tsunami
D 5 Tetsuji Hashiratani
D 4 Takumi Horiike
M 10 Ruy Ramos
M 14 Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
M 15 Mitsunori Yoshida Substituted off 86'
F 8 Masahiro Fukuda
F 11 Kazuyoshi Miura
F 20 Takuya Takagi
Substitutions:
D 3 Toshinobu Katsuya Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Netherlands Hans Ooft
GK 21 Shaker Al-Shujaa
D 2 Abdullah Al-Dosari
D 4 Abdul Rahman Al-Roomi
D 5 Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
M 3 Salem Al-Alawi
M 6 Fuad Anwar Amin
M 8 Fahad Al-Bishi
M 14 Khaled Al-Muwallid
F 7 Saeed Al-Owairan
F 9 Hamzah Idris Substituted off 66'
F 15 Yousuf Al-Thunayan
Substitutions:
F 11 Fahad Al-Mehallel Substituted in 66'
Manager:
Brazil Nelsinho Rosa


Winners[edit]

 AFC Asian Cup 1992 Winners 

Japan
First title

Awards[edit]

MVP (Most Valuable Player)[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With three goals, Fahad Al-Bishi is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 31 goals were scored by 24 different players, with none 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  Japan 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3 8 80.0%
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6 60.0%
3  China PR 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 5 50.0%
4  United Arab Emirates 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 5 50.0%
Eliminated in the First Stage
5  Iran 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 3 50.0%
6  Qatar 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 33.3%
7  Thailand 3 0 2 1 1 5 −4 2 33.3%
8  North Korea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 16.7%

References[edit]

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