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1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
Tournament details
Host country  Hong Kong
Dates 1 September – 15 September
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Korea Republic (1st title)
Runner-up  Israel
Third place  Hong Kong
Fourth place  South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 27 (4.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Israel Nahum Stelmach (4 goals)

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956. It was won by the Korea Republic.

Contents

Qualifying round

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Group 1

Israel accepted an invitation after Afghanistan and Pakistan withdrew.

Preliminary round


Afghanistan   Pakistan

Pakistan   Afghanistan

Final round


Israel  Winner

Winner  Israel

Group 2

Preliminary round

1956-03-17
Malaya  9 – 2  Cambodia Kuala Lumpur
1956-04-24
Cambodia  3 – 2  Malaya Phnom Penh

Malaya qualified to the final round with 11–5 on aggregate

Final round

1956-05-03
South Vietnam  4 – 0  Malaya Saigon
1956-05-24
Malaya  3 – 3  South Vietnam Kuala Lumpur

South Vietnam qualified from group 2 with 7–3 on aggregate

Group 3

Preliminary round

1956-02-25
Philippines  0 – 2  Korea Republic Manila
1956-04-21
Korea Republic  3 – 0  Philippines Seoul

Korea Republic qualified to the final round with 5–0 on aggregate

Final round

1956-08-26
Korea Republic  2 – 0  Republic of China Seoul
1956-09-02
Republic of China  1 – 2  Korea Republic Taipei

Korea Republic qualified from group 3 with 4–1 on aggregate

Final tournament

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Korea Republic 5 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3
 Israel 4 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Hong Kong 2 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1
 South Vietnam 1 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3
1956-09-01
19:00
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)
Au Chi Yin Goal 12'66' Glazer Goal 37'76'
Stelmach Goal 69'

1956-09-06
19:00
Korea Republic  2 – 2  Hong Kong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Kim Ji-Sung Goal 45'
Choi Kwang-Seok Goal 62'
Goal 10'
Ko Po Keung Goal 39'

1956-09-08
19:00
Israel  1 – 2  Korea Republic Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)
Stelmach Goal 71' Woo Sang-Kwon Goal 52'
Sung Nak-Woon Goal 64'

1956-09-09
19:00
South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000
Trần Văn Tổng Goal 30'
Goal 64'
Chu Wing Wah Goal 59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam Goal 79'

1956-09-12
19:00
Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)
Stelmach Goal 14'27' Trần Văn Tổng Goal 58'

1956-09-15
19:00
Korea Republic  5 – 3  South Vietnam Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Sung Nak-Woon Goal 5'
Woo Sang-Kwon Goal 41' (pen.)58'
Choi Jung-Min Goal 57'66'
Goal 20'
Goal 51'63'

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 

Korea Republic
First title

Scoring players

4 goals

3 goals

  • South Korea Woo Sang-Kwon

2 goals

  • Hong Kong Au Chi Yin
  • Israel Yehoshua Glazer
  • South Korea Choi Jung-Min
  • South Korea Sung Nak-Woon
  • South Vietnam Trần Văn Tổng
  • South Vietnam

1 goal

  • Hong Kong Chu Wing Wah
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Lau Chi Lam
  • Hong Kong Ko Po Keung
  • South Korea Choi Kwang-Seok
  • South Korea Kim Ji-Sung
  • South Vietnam
  • South Vietnam

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