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1956 AFC Asian Cup qualification

The qualification for the 1956 AFC Asian Cup consisted of 19 teams separated in three zones.[1] The winner of each zone would join hosts Hong Kong in the final tournament. Qualification was done on a two-legged format, home and away games.

Central zone

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Thailand  Bye
Singapore  w/o  Indonesia
South Vietnam  Bye
Malaya  11–5  Cambodia 9–2 2–3

First leg

17 March 1956
Malaya  9 – 2  Cambodia
Ghani Goal 14'25'30'35'40'45'48'
Pang Siang Hock Goal 20'49'
Tuy Goal 70'
Reith Goal 71'

Second leg

24 April 1956
Cambodia  3 – 2  Malaya

Malaya won 11–5 on aggregate.[2]

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Thailand  w/o  Indonesia
South Vietnam  7–3  Malaya 4–0 3–3

First leg

3 May 1956
South Vietnam  4 – 0  Malaya

Second leg

24 May 1956
Malaya  3 – 3  South Vietnam
Ghani Goal 55'80'
Pang Siang Hock Goal 83'
Nguyễn Văn Tu Goal 24'
Trần Văn Nhung Goal 74'88'
Princes Road Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Greg de Silva (Malaya)

South Vietnam won 7–3 on aggregate.[3]

Third round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Indonesia  w/o  South Vietnam

Eastern zone

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Philippines  Bye
South Korea  Bye
North Borneo  Bye
Japan  w/o  Republic of China

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Philippines  0–5  South Korea 0–2 0–3
North Borneo  w/o  Republic of China

First leg

25 February 1956
Philippines  0 – 2  South Korea

Second leg

21 April 1956
South Korea  3 – 0  Philippines
Seoul
Attendance: 40,000

South Korea won 5–0 on aggregate.

Third round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Korea  4–1  Republic of China 2–0 2–1

First leg

26 August 1956
South Korea  2 – 0  Republic of China

Second leg

2 September 1956
Republic of China  1 – 2  South Korea

South Korea won 4–1 on aggregate.

Western zone

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
India  w/o  Iran
Burma  w/o    Nepal
Ceylon  w/o  Afghanistan
Pakistan  w/o  Israel

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
n/a
Afghanistan  w/o  Israel

Third round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bye w/o  Israel

References

  1. ^ "Singapore to Meet Indonesia in Asian Soccer Tourney".  
  2. ^ "Ghani Gets 7 in Rout of Cambodia".  
  3. ^ "Vietnam move into third round on 3-all draw".  
  • Jovanovic, Bojan; Panahi, Majeed; Veroeveren, Pieter. "Asian Nations Cup 1956". RSSSF.
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