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Four Iranian players in 'AFC Fans' Best XI' - Persian Football

Team Melli's fourth most capped player with 110 appearances, Mahdavikia appeared in two FIFA World Cups and helped IR Iran reach the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup in 1996 and 2004. He spent the majority of his club career playing in Germany, where ...

Four Iranian Players at AFC Fans' Best XI - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Team Melli's fourth most capped player with 110 appearances, Mahdavikia appeared in two FIFA World Cups and helped IR Iran reach the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup in 1996 and 2004. He spent the majority of his club career playing in Germany, where ...

Everything you need to know about the 2019 AFC Asian Cup - Sport360

Taking place in the United Arab Emirates from 5th January to 1st February 2019, this is the second time the tournament has been held in the UAE – the first being in 1996 – the 2019 AFC Asian Cup will by the 17th edition of the competition, which is ...

Iran's Mahdavikia Voted the Best Ever AFC Asian Cup Defender - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Capable of playing at the right side of defense or midfield, Mahdavikia was one of the finest talents to come out the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was vital for Iran in the last two times they reached the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup in 1996 and in ...

Vote for your best ever AFC Asian Cup defender [Mehdi Mahdavikia] - Persian Football

Mahdavikia was vital for Iran in the last two times they reached the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup in 1996 and in 2004, earning a place in the 2004 Team of the Tournament. The 2003 AFC Player of the Year spent the majority of his career playing in ...

Vote for your best ever AFC Asian Cup forward – Ali Daei - Persian Football

No player in the history of football has scored more international goals than Ali Daei's 109 for Islamic Republic of Iran. Eight of those strikes came at the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, earning him the top scorer award. Daei added three more in Lebanon 2000 ...

AFC Asian Cup 2019 tickets go on sale - Sport Industry Insider (press release)

Organisers have confirmed that AFC Asian Cup 2019 tickets have gone on sale as of 12pm GST on Monday, July 30, ahead of January's continental tournament in the UAE. Asia's biggest football competition returns to the Emirates for the first time since ...

UAE ready to host biggest AFC Asian Cup in history - Khaleej Times

Next January, the UAE will host the AFC Asian Cup - 23 years after the country hosted the 11th edition of the tournament in 1996. And for the first time ever, the tournament will see the continent's 24 teams in action. From 2004 to 2015, there were 16 ...

Iran's Ali Daei AFC Asian Cup Top Scorer - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Team Melli legend Daei leads this race with an impressive total of 14 AFC Asian Cup goals. Daei was the top scorer in his maiden continental appearance in 1996, netting eight goals; a record for any player in a single AFC Asian Cup tournament. Half of ...

Asian Cup 2019 draw lines up regional giants for UAE showdown - Inside World Football

May 5 – Asia's leading sides learned their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup UAE 2019 group stage opponents on Friday, when the competition's official draw was held at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. ... He was top scorer the last time the ...

Iran National Team Learns About Rivals in AFC Asian Cup 2019 - Financial Tribune

Several of the most iconic names in Asian football were present at the draw including Iran's former captain Ali Daei, who was the top scorer the last time the tournament was held in the UAE in 1996, former China and Manchester City star Sun Jihai, as ...

Daei Confident Iran Will Win AFC Asian Cup Title - Financial Tribune

In emerging top scorer in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup, also hosted by the UAE, Daei hit four of his tournament haul of eight goals in the 6-2 win over South Korea in the quarterfinals. “There was a Korean player who was playing in Germany at that time and ...

Iran Discovers Opponents at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

The host nation will be looking to improve on its second place finish the last time the competition was held in the UAE in 1996, but will face formidable opponents in India and Thailand who complete the cast in Group A. Meanwhile defending champion ...

UAE to face Bahrain in 2019 Asian Cup opener - Gulf Today

Dubai: After more than three years of qualifying suspense, Asia's best 24 teams finally discovered their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group Stage challengers on Friday in a grand spectacle at the UAE's iconic Burj Khalifa. Hosts UAE, who were positioned in ...

Iran Legend Ali Daei to Attend AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Final Draw - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

Islamic Republic of Iran's Ali Daei, who was top scorer the last time the tournament was held in the UAE in 1996, former China PR and Manchester City star Sun Jihai, current stars India's Sunil Chettri and Philip Younghusband from the Philippines will ...

AFC Asian Cup: Iran holds three records - Persian Football

Ali Daei holds the record for most goals scored in the AFC Asian Cup, with the Iranian striker's 14 goals coming between 1996 and 2004, including a record eight in the 1996 edition. Finally, the highest official attendance recorded at the continental ...

Get to know the qualified nations for Asian Cup 2019 - Goal.com

The UAE will participate in the 2019 Asian Cup as hosts, and this will be their 10th participation in the Asian Cup. They have never won the trophy before, but reached the final in 1996 where they lost to Saudi Arabia on penalties 4-2 after a 0-0 draw ...

Indian football retains Constantine as coach ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019 - The News Minute

"The members felt that the Indian senior national men's team met the dual strategic objectives of AIFF by qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 as well as by consistently achieving a top 15 FIFA ranking amongst Asian countries in the recent past ...

AFC Asian Cup - The Official Home of Asian Football

The Islamic Republic of Iran won their second of three successive titles in Thailand in 1972. Japan were crowned continental champions for the first time on home soil in 1992. Saudi Arabia rejoice in winning their third AFC Asian Cup in 1996 in the ...

Flashback: Widodo Putro's Screamer Announces Indonesia's AFC Asian Cup Arrival - Ghanasoccernet.com

... cross floated in from the right, Widodo Putro adjusted his body and, eyes firmly fixed on the ball, perfectly executed the most acrobatic of overhead kicks to give Indonesia the lead against Kuwait in their maiden AFC Asian Cup match on December 4 ...

The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.

1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
كأس آسيا 1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country  UAE
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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The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.

Best Goals: AFC Asian Cup UAE 1996

Relive all the best goals from the 1996 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theafcasiancup Twitter: https://twitter.com/afcasiancup ...

Iraq Vs. Iran 2-1 the last minutes 1996 Asian Cup

Iraq Vs. Iran the last minutes 1996 Asian Cup.

Iran Vs. Kuwait 1996 Asian Cup third place match penalty sho

Iran Vs. Kuwait 1996 Asian Cup third place match penalty shootout.

History of the AFC Asian Cup: 1956-2011

As we head towards the AFC Asian Cup 2015, we take a look back at all the past winners and legends of the AFC Asian Cup since 1956.

1996 AFC Asian Cup Best Goals - Widodo C Putro

In the group stage of AFC Asian Cup 1996, Widodo C Putro of Indonesia scored his goal by a spectacular bicycle kick from outside the penalty area. That goal ...

AFC Asian Cup History