1956 AFC Asian Cup

football tournament

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was held in Hong Kong from 1 to 15 September.

1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host countryHong Kong
Dates1–15 September
Teams4
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Israel
Third place Hong Kong
Fourth place South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s)Israel Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960

VenuesEdit

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000
 

QualificationEdit

Qualifiers

ResultsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5 Champions
2   Israel 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
3   Hong Kong (H) 3 0 2 1 6 7 −1 2
4   South Vietnam 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1
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(H) Host
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel
Au Chi Yin   12'66' Glazer   37'76'
Stelmach   69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)

South Korea  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Kim Ji-sung   45'
Choi Kwang-seok   62'
Tang Yee Kit   10'
Ko Po Keung   39'
Attendance: 25,000

Israel  1 – 2  South Korea
Stelmach   71' Woo Sang-kwon   52'
Sung Nak-woon   64'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)

South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong
Trần Văn Tổng   30'
Lê Hữu Đức   64'
Chu Wing Wah   59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam   79'
Attendance: 20,000

Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam
Stelmach   14'27' Trần Văn Tổng   58'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)

South Korea  5 – 3  South Vietnam
Sung Nak-woon   5'
Woo Sang-kwon   41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min   57'66'
Trải Văn Đào   20'
Lê Hữu Đức   51'63'
Attendance: 13,000

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