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1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification

This 1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification phase started in December 1978 while other qualification matches took place in early 1979. A total of 18 teams participated. Eight teams from the top two of each group advance to the final tournament, joining hosts Kuwait and defending champions Iran.

Contents

Groups

  • * Withdrew
  • ** Qualified as defending champions
  • *** Qualified as host
  • Group 1

  • All matches played in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahrain withdrew after abandoning their first match against Syria at 1–0. Their following matches were awarded to the opposing team at 2–0
  • Group 2

  • All matches played in Bangladesh.
  • Group 3

  • All matches played in Thailand.
  • Allocation matches to determine groups
  • Singapore received a bye
  • Group 3A
    Group 3B
    Semi-finals
    Third place play-off
    Final

    Korea DPR and Malaysia qualified for the final tournament

    Group 4

  • All matches played in the Philippines.
  • References

    1980 AFC Asian Cup qualification Wikipedia


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