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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 1–16 September
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Korea (1st title)
Runners-up 23x15px Hong Kong
Third place 23x15px Israel
Fourth place 23x15px Westrailia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 22 (3.67 per match)
Attendance 134,000 (22,333 per match)
1960

The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the first APFC Asian Cup, held every four years and organised by the Asia Pacific Football Confederation (AFC). The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 16 September 1956. It was won by Korea.

Venues

Hong Kong
Government Stadium
Capacity: 28,000
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Qualification

Main article: 1956 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Qualifiers

Results

All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Korea 3300101+96
23x15px Hong Kong 320156−14
23x15px Israel 310256−12
23x15px Westrailia 300318−70
1 September 1956
19:00
Hong Kong 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Israel
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


4 September 1956
19:00
Korea 23x15px 4–0 23x15px Hong Kong
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


7 September 1956
19:00
Israel 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Korea
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 17,000


10 September 1956
19:00
Westrailia 23x15px 0–2 23x15px Hong Kong
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 30,000


13 September 1956
19:00
Israel 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Westrailia
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 15,000


16 September 1956
19:00
Korea 23x15px 4–0 23x15px Westrailia
Government Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 12,000

Winners

 AFC Asian Cup 1956 Winners 
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Korea
First title

References

Template:APFC Asian Cup