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1988 AFC Asian Cup

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Host country  Qatar
Runners-up  South Korea
Matches played  24
Dates  2 Dec 1988 – 18 Dec 1988
Teams  10
Venue(s)  2 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  China PR
Top scorer  Lee Tae-ho
Best player  Kim Joo-sung
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Champions  Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Champion  Saudi Arabia national football team
Third place  Iran national football team
Similar  1984 AFC Asian Cup, 1992 AFC Asian Cup, 1980 AFC Asian Cup, 1972 AFC Asian Cup, 1976 AFC Asian Cup

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The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.



  •  Qatar qualified automatically as host
  •  Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as defending champions
  • The other 8 qualifying teams were:

  •  Bahrain
  •  China PR
  •  Iran
  •  Japan
  •  Kuwait
  •  South Korea
  •  Syria
  •  United Arab Emirates
  • First round

    All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

    Knockout stage

    All times are Qatar time (UTC+3)

    MVP (Most Valuable Player)

  • Kim Joo-Sung
  • Top Scorer

  • Lee Tae-Ho - 3 goals
  • Best Goalkeeper

  • Zhang Huikang
  • Goalscorers

    With three goals, Lee Tae-Ho is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 28 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.


    1988 AFC Asian Cup Wikipedia

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