2000 AFC Asian Cup

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2000 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup Lebanon 2000
كأس آسيا 2000
Coupe d'Asie des nations 2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 2000 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryLebanon
Dates12 – 29 October
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Japan.svg  Japan (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Third placeFlag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea
Fourth placeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored77 (2.96 per match)
Attendance276,488 (10,634 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Lee Dong-Gook (6 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Nanami
Best goalkeeper Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiang Jin
Fair play awardFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
1996
2004

The 2000 AFC Asian Cup was the 12th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The finals were held in Lebanon between 12 and 29 October 2000. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.

Contents

Qualification

42 teams participated in a preliminary tournament. It was divided into 10 groups and the first-placed team of each group thus qualified. A total of 84 games were held, starting with the Oman versus Kyrgyzstan game on 3 August 1999.

The other 10 qualifying teams were:

CountryQualified asDate qualification was securedPrevious appearances in tournament 1, 2
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Hosts20 December 19960 (Debut)
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1996 AFC Asian Cup winners21 December 19964 ( 1984 , 1988 , 1992, 1996 )
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq Qualifying round Group 1 winners7 August 19993 (1972, 1976, 1996)
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Qualifying round Group 7 winners20 November 19991 (1996)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Qualifying round Group 3 winners26 November 19991 (1996)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Qualifying round Group 9 winners29 January 20006 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Qualifying round Group 5 winners18 February 20006 (1972, 1976, 1980 , 1984, 1988, 1996)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Qualifying round Group 10 winners20 February 20003 (1988, 1992 , 1996)
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Qualifying round Group 4 winners8 April 20004 (1980, 1984, 1988 , 1992)
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Qualifying round Group 6 winners9 April 20008 ( 1956 , 1960 , 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Qualifying round Group 8 winners9 April 20003 ( 1972 , 1992, 1996)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Qualifying round Group 2 winners11 April 20008 ( 1968 , 1972 , 1976 , 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)

Notes:

1Bold indicates champion for that year
2Italic indicates host

Stadiums

Beirut Sidon Tripoli
Sports City Stadium Saida International Stadium International Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 47,799Capacity: 22,600Capacity: 22,400
Camille Chamoun Stadium Fans.png Saida International Stadium with beachgoers.jpg Tripoli (Lebanon) - El Ma'rad 1.jpg

Squads

Tournament summary

Lebanon participated in the country's first ever football competition in the history as host, but began disappointingly, losing 0–4 to mighty Iran. Lebanon sought to reinvigorate the team against Iraq and Thailand, but all ended up in just draws, and Lebanon finished bottom in the group, the first host nation since Qatar 1988 to not progress from the group stage. Iran and Iraq managed to survive in the group A with seven and four points respectively, and Thailand took the third, but did not progress due to inferior points, having won no match in their group. Group B saw South Korea failed to achieve a top two finish, falling behind group winner China and Kuwait, but qualified as the best third place team, with the team's only win was against Indonesia. Indonesia was the only team to not score a single goal in the tournament, being beaten by South Korea and China, and a goalless draw with Kuwait. Group C witnessed Uzbekistan to become the worst-performed team in the tournament, being heavily beaten 1–8 by Japan and 0–5 by defending champions Saudi Arabia. The Japanese scrambled to top the group with a famous 4–1 win over the Saudis, though Saudi Arabia would go on to progress together after an unpromising group stage performance. Qatar, another participant in the group, finished in third and progressed thanked for one point ahead of Thailand, having drawn in all three matches.

The quarter-finals saw Iran lost 1–2 to South Korea by a golden goal of Lee Dong-gook, and the same happened in Saudi Arabia's victory over Kuwait, also by a golden goal of Nawaf Al-Temyat. China and Japan easily passed through their Arab rivals Qatar and Iraq, with 3–1 and 4–1 wins respectively, to set up an entirely East Asian affair in the semi-finals, with Saudi Arabia being the only non-East Asian team to be here.

The first semi-finals saw Saudi Arabia sealed the victory over the South Koreans, with two goals by Talal Al-Meshal at 76' and 80' meant Lee Dong-gook's late equalizer was too little, too late. Japan beat China in a thriller in Beirut, 3–2, to once again face the Saudis in the final. In the third place match, South Korea won bronze with a 1–0 win over China.

The final in Beirut was filled with majority of Saudi supporters, and was seen as the rematch of the 1992 final and earlier group stage encounter. Hamzah Idris had a chance to take the Saudis ahead of Japan at 10', but he missed the opportunity. Eventually, the missing penalty was what the Saudis regretted the most, because Shigeyoshi Mochizuki, who had accidentally given the Saudis the failed opportunity on the penalty earlier, became the hero of Japan with a goal in 30'. Saudi attempt proved to be fruitless, and Japan won the game by just one goal margin, to conquer its second Asian trophy, repeating Japan's victory over Saudi Arabia eight years ago. Subsequently, Japan, the winner, automatically qualified for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup.

First round

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3).

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 321061+57Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq 311143+14
3Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 30212422
4Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon (H)30213742
Source: [ citation needed ]
(H) Host.
Iraq  Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg2–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Chathir Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Mahmoud Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report

Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg0–4Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Report Bagheri Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Estili Soccerball shade.svg 75', 87'
Daei Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 52,418
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Daei Soccerball shade.svg 73' Report Sakesan Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Saad Kamil Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)

Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg2–2Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq
Chahrour Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Hojeij Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report Jeayer Soccerball shade.svg 5', 22'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (South Korea)

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1–0Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq
Daei Soccerball shade.svg 77' Report

Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg1–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 83' Report Sakesan Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Lu Jun (China)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 312062+45Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 312010+15
3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 311153+24
4Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 30120771
Source: [ citation needed ]
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg2–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Lee Young-Pyo Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Noh Jung-Yoon Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Report Su Maozhen Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Fan Zhiyi Soccerball shade.svg 66' (pen.)

Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg0–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Report

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg4–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Li Ming Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Shen Si Soccerball shade.svg 7' (pen.)
Yang Chen Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Qi Hong Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg0–1Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Report Al-Huwaidi Soccerball shade.svg 43'

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Report

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg3–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Lee Dong-Gook Soccerball shade.svg 30', 76', 90+1' Report
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 500
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3210133+107Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 311164+24
3Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 30302203
4Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3012214121
Source: AFC
Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg1–4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Morioka Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' (o.g.) Report Yanagisawa Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Takahara Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Nanami Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Ono Soccerball shade.svg 90'

Qatar  Flag of Qatar.svg1–1Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Gholam Soccerball shade.svg 61' Report Qosimov Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohd Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg8–1Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Morishima Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Nishizawa Soccerball shade.svg 14', 25', 49'
Takahara Soccerball shade.svg 18', 20', 57'
Kitajima Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report Lushan Soccerball shade.svg 29'

Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg0–0Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
Report

Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg5–0Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Al-Otaibi Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Al-Shalhoub Soccerball shade.svg 35', 78', 86'
Al-Temyat Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
Nishizawa Soccerball shade.svg 61' Report Al-Obaidly Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Third-placed qualifiers

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 311153+24Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 30302203
3Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 30212422
Source: [ citation needed ]

South Korea (best third-place) and Qatar (second best third-place) qualified for the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage

All times are Lebanon summer time (UTC+3)

Extra times were played under the golden goal rule.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 October – Sidon
 
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3
 
26 October – Beirut
 
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2
 
24 October – Beirut
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4
 
29 October – Beirut
 
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq 1
 
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1
 
23 October – Tripoli
 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0
 
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1
 
26 October – Beirut
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1
 
24 October – Beirut
 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2Third place
 
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 2
 
29 October – Beirut
 
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.)3
 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0
 
 
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1
 

Quarter-finals

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Bagheri Soccerball shade.svg 71' Report Kim Sang-Sik Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Lee Dong-Gook Soccerball shade gold.svg 99'

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–1Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
Li Ming Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Qi Hong Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Yang Chen Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Report Al-Enazi Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mohd Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg4–1Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq
Nanami Soccerball shade.svg 8', 29'
Takahara Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Myojin Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Report Obeid Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tajaddin Fares (Syria)

Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg2–3 (a.e.t.)Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Bashar Abdullah Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Al-Huwaidi Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report Al-Temyat Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'Soccerball shade gold.svg 109'
Al-Meshal Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)

Semi-finals

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg1–2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Lee Dong-Gook Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' Report Al-Meshal Soccerball shade.svg 76', 80'

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Qi Hong Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Yang Chen Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Report Fan Zhiyi Soccerball shade.svg 21' (o.g.)
Nishizawa Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Myojin Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)

Third place play-off

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Lee Dong-Gook Soccerball shade.svg 76' Report
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

Final

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Mochizuki Soccerball shade.svg 30' Report

Statistics

Goalscorers

With six goals, Lee Dong-Gook is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 77 goals were scored by 43 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

6 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

Awards

Most Valuable Player

Top scorer

Best Defender

Best Goalkeeper

Fair Play Award

Team of the Tournament [1] [2]

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiang Jin

Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Hong Myung-bo
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
Flag of Kuwait.svg Jamal Mubarak

Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Nanami
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Nawaf Al-Temyat
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg Abbas Obeid
Flag of Iran.svg Karim Bagheri
Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Nakamura

Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Lee Dong-gook
Flag of Japan.svg Naohiro Takahara

Final standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsResult
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6510216+1516Champions
2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 6312118+310Runner-ups
3Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea 631296+310Third place
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 6222117+48Fourth place
5Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 421173+47Eliminated
in the
Quarterfinals
6Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 41213305
7Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg  Iraq 41125724
8Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 40313523
9Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 30212422Eliminated
in the
First Stage
10Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 30213742
11Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 30120771
12Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3012214121
Source: rsssf.com

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