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1976 AFC Asian Cup

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Host country  Iran
Champions  Iran (3rd title)
Fourth place  Iraq
Teams  6
Matches played  10
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Kuwait
Dates  3 Jun 1976 – 13 Jun 1976
Goals scored  25
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Top scorer(s)  Fathi Kamel Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei (3 goals each)
Champion  Iran national football team
Third place  China national football team
Similar  1972 AFC Asian Cup, 1980 AFC Asian Cup, 1968 AFC Asian Cup, 1956 AFC Asian Cup, 1984 AFC Asian Cup

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The 1976 AFC Asian Cup was the sixth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia (AFC). It was hosted by Iran. The field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Iran won their third title in a row, beating Kuwait in the final 1-0.



  •  Iran qualified automatically as host
  •  China PR
  •  Iraq
  •  Kuwait
  •  Malaysia
  •  South Yemen
  •  North Korea–withdrew
  •  Saudi Arabia–withdrew
  •  Thailand–withdrew
  • Venues

    The two host cities, Tehran and Tabriz, with two venues was used for the 1976 AFC Asian Cup.


    With three goals, Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Nasser Nouraei and Fathi Kameel are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 25 goals were scored by 16 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

    3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal


    1976 AFC Asian Cup Wikipedia