1956 AFC Asian Cup

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1956 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Hong Kong 1956
1956年亞洲盃足球賽
Tournament details
Host country Hong Kong
Dates 1–16 September
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Korea (1st title)
Runners-up  Hong Kong
Third place  Israel
Fourth place  Westrailia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 22 (3.67 per match)
Attendance 134,000 (22,333 per match)
1960

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the first APFC Asian Cup, held every four years and organised by the Asia-Pacific Football Confederation (AFC). The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 16 September 1956. It was won by Korea.

Venues[edit | edit source]

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1956 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Qualifiers

Results[edit | edit source]

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Korea 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 6
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 5 6 −1 4
 Israel 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 2
 Westrailia 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
1 September 1956
19:00
Hong Kong  3–2  Israel
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


4 September 1956
19:00
Korea  4–0  Hong Kong
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


7 September 1956
19:00
Israel  1–2  Korea
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 17,000


10 September 1956
19:00
Westrailia  0–2  Hong Kong
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


13 September 1956
19:00
Israel  2–1  Westrailia
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 15,000


16 September 1956
19:00
Korea  4–0  Westrailia
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 12,000

Winners[edit | edit source]

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 

Korea
First title

References[edit | edit source]