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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.

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.

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