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1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
كأس آسيا 1996
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 4 – 21 December
Teams 12
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (3rd title)
Runners-up  United Arab Emirates
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 80 (3.08 per match)
Attendance 448,000 (17,231 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Ali Daei (8 goals)
Best player Iran Khodadad Azizi
Best goalkeeper Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
Fair play award  Iran
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1996 AFC Asian Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates from 4 to 21 December.

Results

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
 Kuwait 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Indonesia 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Iraq 3 2 0 1 6 3 3 6
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 2 13 -11 0

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 China PR 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Syria 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
 Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  United Arab Emirates  1
  Iraq  0  
  United Arab Emirates  1
    Kuwait  0  
  Kuwait  2
  Japan  0  
  United Arab Emirates  0 (2)
    Saudi Arabia  0 (4)
  Korea Republic  2
  Iran  6  
  Iran  0 (3) Third place
    Saudi Arabia  0 (4)  
  Saudi Arabia  4   Kuwait  1 (2)
  China PR  3     Iran  1 (3)
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