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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 September 1, 1956 (1956-09-01)
September 15, 1956 (1956-09-15)
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Korea Republic (1st title)
Runners-up  Israel
Third place  Hong Kong
Fourth place  South Vietnam
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 27 (4.5 per match)
Attendance 136,000 (22,667 per match)
Top scorer(s) Israel Nahum Stelmach
(4 goals)
1960 →

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

Venues

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000
Hong Kong Stadium-1.jpg

Qualification

Qualifiers

Results

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Korea Republic 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
Source:
(H) Host.
September 1956
19:00
Hong Kong  2 – 3  Israel Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: H.A. Sheppard (England)
Au Chi Yin Goal 12'66' Glazer Goal 37'76'
Stelmach Goal 69'

September 1956
19:00
Korea Republic  2 – 2  Hong Kong Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 25,000
Kim Ji-sung Goal 45'
Choi Kwang-seok Goal 62'
Tang Yee Kit Goal 10'
Ko Po Keung Goal 39'

September 8, 1956
19:00
Israel  1 – 2  Korea Republic Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Trương Văn Ky (South Vietnam)
Stelmach Goal 71' Woo Sang-kwon Goal 52'
Sung Nak-woon Goal 64'

September 9, 1956
19:00
South Vietnam  2 – 2  Hong Kong Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 20,000
Trần Văn Tổng Goal 30'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 64'
Chu Wing Wah Goal 59' (pen.)
Lau Chi Lam Goal 79'

September 12, 1956
19:00
Israel  2 – 1  South Vietnam Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tommy Tucker (England)
Stelmach Goal 14'27' Trần Văn Tổng Goal 58'

September 15, 1956
19:00
Korea Republic  5 – 3  South Vietnam Government Stadium, Hong kong
Attendance: 13,000
Sung Nak-woon Goal 5'
Woo Sang-kwon Goal 41' (pen.)58'
Choi Chung-min Goal 57'66'
Trải Văn Đào Goal 20'
Lê Hữu Đức Goal 51'63'
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