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1972 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Thailand 1972
Tournament details
Host country  Thailand
Dates 7 May - 19 May
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iran (2nd title)
Runner-up  Korea Republic
Third place  Thailand
Fourth place  Khmer Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 38 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Hossein Kalani (5 goals)

The Asian Football Confederation's 1972 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Thailand between May 7 and May 19. It was won by Iran.

Contents

Qualification

  •  Thailand qualified automatically as host.
  •  Iran qualified automatically as defending champions

The other 4 qualifying teams were:

Group allocation matches

  • winners divided over different groups
1972-05-07
Iran  2 – 0  Khmer Republic National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 2,000
Kalani Goal 45'
Iranpak Goal 51'

1972-05-07
Korea Republic  0 – 0  Iraq National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 2,000
    Penalties  
2 – 4 Scored Douglas Aziz
Scored Riyadh Noori
Scored Ali Kadhim
Scored Ahmed Fathi
 

1972-05-08
Thailand  0 – 2  Kuwait National Stadium, Bangkok
Khalaf Goal
Marzouq Goal

Group stage

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Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iran 4 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4
 Thailand 1 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1
 Iraq 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
1972-05-09
Iran  3 – 0  Iraq National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)
Kalani Goal 34'70'78'

1972-05-11
Thailand  1 – 1  Iraq National Stadium, Bangkok
Ammo Yousif Goal

1972-05-13
Thailand  2 – 3  Iran National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Matolzi (Malaysia)
Pricha Goal 69'
Prayon Goal 70'
Jabbari Goal 80'86'88'

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Korea Republic 2 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2
 Khmer Republic 2 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1
 Kuwait 2 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3
1972-05-10
Korea Republic  4 – 1  Khmer Republic National Stadium, Bangkok
Park Su-Deok Goal
Lee Hoi-Taek Goal
Cha Bum-Kun Goal
Park Ee-Chon Goal
Sukhom Goal

1972-05-12
Korea Republic  1 – 2  Kuwait National Stadium, Bangkok
Park Ee-Chon Goal Sultan Goal
Duraiham Goal

1972-05-14
Khmer Republic  4 – 0  Kuwait National Stadium, Bangkok

Knockout stage

  Semifinals Final
May 16 - Bangkok
  Iran  2  
  Khmer Republic  1  
 
May 19 - Bangkok
      Iran (a.e.t.)  2
    Korea Republic  1
Third place
May 17 - Bangkok May 19 - Bangkok
  Korea Republic (pen.)  1 (2)   Khmer Republic  2 (3)
  Thailand  1 (1)     Thailand (pen.)  2 (5)

Semi-finals

1972-05-16
Iran  2 – 1  Khmer Republic National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Matolozi (Malaysia)
Iranpak Goal 13'
Ghelichkhani Goal 47'
Selim Goal 18'

1972-05-17
Korea Republic  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Thailand National Stadium, Bangkok
Park Ee-Chon Goal Tantriyanod Goal 97'
    Penalties  
2 – 1  

Third place play-off

1972-05-19
Khmer Republic  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Thailand National Stadium, Bangkok
    Penalties  
3 – 5  

Final

1972-05-19
Iran  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Korea Republic National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale (Malaysia)
Jabbari Goal 48'
Kalani Goal 108'
Park Ee-Chon Goal 65'

Winner

 AFC Asian Cup 1972 Winners 

Iran
Second title

Top scoring teams

12 goals:

8 goals:

7 goals:

6 goals:

4 goals:

1 goal:

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