1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification.

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Teams27 (from 1 confederation)
1982
1990

A total of 28 AFC teams entered the competition. However, Chinese Taipei were assigned to the Oceanian zone instead. The Asian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. Asia's automatic qualifying berths were taken by Iraq and Korea Republic

Tournament StructureEdit

The 27 teams were divided into 2 zones, based on geographical considerations. Zone A had 13 teams (teams from West Asia) and Zone B had 14 teams (teams from East Asia). There would be three rounds of play in each zone:

  • First Round: The teams were divided into 4 groups of 3 or 4 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Second Round.
  • Second Round: The 4 teams in each zone were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 2 teams in each zone played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winners would qualify for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Due to wars their countries were involved in, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon had to play all their home matches on neutral ground or away.

AFC Zone A (West)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group 1AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Emirates 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
  Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
  Oman Withdrew
       
Oman   - -
Saudi Arabia   - 0–0
United Arab Emirates   - 1–0

Group 1BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 4 3 0 1 7 6 +1 6
  Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 3 +3 4
  Jordan 4 1 0 3 3 7 −4 2
  Lebanon Withdrew
         
Iraq   2–0 2–1
Jordan   2–3 1–0
Lebanon  
Qatar   3–0 2–0

Group 2AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Syria 4 3 1 0 5 0 +5 7
  Kuwait 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
  North Yemen 4 0 0 4 1 12 −11 0
       
Kuwait   5–0 0–0
North Yemen   1–3 0–1
Syria   1–0 3–0

Group 2BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 2 1 1 0 7 4 +3 3
  South Yemen 2 0 1 1 4 7 −3 1
  Iran Disqualified
       
Bahrain   - 3–3
Iran   -
South Yemen   1–4 -

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
United Arab Emirates   4–4 (a)   Iraq 2–3 2–1
Bahrain   1–2   Syria 1–1 0–1

First LegEdit

United Arab Emirates  2–3  Iraq
Al-Talyani   15',
Fahad Khamees   60'
Report Saeed   42',   79'
Hassan   81'
Referee: Abdul-Aziz Saleh Al-Salmi (Kuwait)

Bahrain  1–1  Syria
Issa   42' Report Mahrous   61'
Attendance: 8,224
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

Second LegEdit

Iraq  1–2  United Arab Emirates
Saddam   88' Report F. Khamis   2'
Al-Talyani   60'
Attendance: 4,175
Referee: Daina (Switzerland)

4–4 on aggregate, Iraq advanced to the Zone A Final Round on away goals.

Syria  1–0  Bahrain
Kardaghli   4' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Abuwahid Shambe El-Boloshi (Oman)

Syria advanced to the Zone A Final Round.

Final RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Syria   1–3   Iraq 0–0 1–3

First LegEdit

Syria  0–0  Iraq
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Vautrot (France)

Second LegEdit

Iraq  3–1  Syria
Saeed   28'
Mahmoud   49'
Allawi   72'
Report Walid Abou El-Sel   54'
Attendance: 4,500

Iraq won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

AFC Zone B (East)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group 3AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7 6
  Malaysia 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 5
    Nepal 4 0 1 3 0 11 −11 1
       
South Korea   2–0 4–0
Malaysia   1–0 5–0
Nepal     0–2 0–0

Group 3BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Indonesia 6 4 1 1 8 4 +4 9
  India 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 7
  Thailand 6 1 2 3 4 4 0 4
  Bangladesh 6 2 0 4 5 10 −5 4
         
Bangladesh   1–2 2–1 1–0
India   2–1 1–1 1–1
Indonesia   2–0 2–1 1–0
Thailand   3–0 0–0 0–1

Group 4AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hong Kong 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17 11
  China PR 6 4 1 1 23 2 +21 9
  Macau 6 2 0 4 4 15 −11 4
  Brunei 6 0 0 6 2 29 −27 0
         
Brunei   0–4 1–5 1–2
China PR   8–0 1–2 6–0
Hong Kong   8–0 0–0 2–0
Macau   2–0 0–4 0–2

Group 4BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8 7
  North Korea 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 4
  Singapore 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
       
Japan   1–0 5–0
North Korea   0–0 2–0
Singapore   1–3 1–1

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Korea   6–1   Indonesia 2–0 4–1
Japan   5–1   Hong Kong 3–0 2–1

First LegEdit

South Korea  2–0  Indonesia
Byun Byung-Joo   73'
Kim Joo-Sung   81'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Booncherd Pratumthong (Thailand)
Japan  3–0  Hong Kong
Kimura   9' (p)
Hara   11'
Mizunuma   53'
Report
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Tulu Gurkan (Philippines)

Second LegEdit

Indonesia  1–4  South Korea
Dede Sulaiman   87' Report Byun Byung-Joo   7'
Choi Soon-Ho   9'
Huh Jung-Moo   32'
Kim Joo-Sung   47'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Timothy Joseph (Malaysia)

Korea Republic won 6–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Zone B Final Round.

Hong Kong  1–2  Japan
Wan Chi Keung   79' (p) Report Kazushi Kimura   45'
Hiromi Hara   90'

Japan won 5–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Zone B Final Round.

Final RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Japan   1–3   South Korea 1–2 0–1

First LegEdit

Japan  1–2  South Korea
Kazushi Kimura   43' Report Jung Yong-Hwan   30'
Lee Tae-Ho   42'

Second LegEdit

South Korea  1–0  Japan
Huh Jung-Moo   61' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Korea Republic won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 1986 World Cup

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

See alsoEdit

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