1990 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

The Asian Football Confederation was allocated two assured qualifying berths for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. 26 teams were in the running for these spots; Bahrain, India, Maldives and South Yemen withdrew without playing a qualifying match.

1990 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Teams25 (from 1 confederation)
1986
1994

Asia's two automatic qualifying berths were taken by Korea Republic and the United Arab Emirates.

FormatEdit

  • First Round: The Maldives withdrew before the final draw, leaving 25 teams to be divided into 6 groups of 4 or 5 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis, except in Group 4, where the teams played against each other twice in South Korea and Singapore. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 6 teams played against each other once over a 16-day period based in Singapore. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.

First roundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  QAT  IRQ  JOR  OMA
  Qatar 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 9 1 – 0 1 – 0 3 – 0
  Iraq 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 8 1 – 3 4 – 0 2 – 2
  Jordan 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 5 1 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 0
  Oman 6 0 2 4 2 11 −9 2 0 – 0 1 – 1 0 – 2

Qatar advanced to the Final Round.

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  KSA  SYR  NYE  BHR
  Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 7 4 +3 7 5 – 4 1 – 0 X – X
  Syria 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 5 0 – 0 2 – 0 X – X
  North Yemen 4 0 0 4 0 5 −5 0 0 – 1 0 – 1 X – X
  Bahrain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X – X X – X X – X

Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round.

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  UAE  KUW  PAK  SYE
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 0 1 12 4 +8 6 1 – 0 5 – 0 X – X
  Kuwait 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 6 3 – 2 2 – 0 X – X
  Pakistan 4 0 0 4 1 12 −11 0 1 – 4 0 – 1 X – X
  South Yemen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X – X X – X X – X

United Arab Emirates advanced to the Final Round.

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  KOR  MAS  SIN    NEP  IND
  South Korea 6 6 0 0 25 0 +25 12 3 – 0 3 – 0 9 – 0 X – X
  Malaysia 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 7 0 – 3 1 – 0 3 – 0 X – X
  Singapore 6 2 1 3 12 9 +3 5 0 – 3 2 – 2 7 – 0 X – X
    Nepal 6 0 0 6 0 28 −28 0 0 – 4 0 – 2 0 – 3 X – X
  India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X – X X – X X – X X – X

Korea Republic advanced to the Final Round.

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  CHN  IRN  BAN  THA
  China PR 6 5 0 1 13 3 +10 10 2 – 0 2 – 0 2 – 0
  Iran 6 5 0 1 12 5 +7 10 3 – 2 1 – 0 3 – 0
  Bangladesh 6 1 0 5 4 9 −5 2 0 – 2 1 – 2 3 – 1
  Thailand 6 1 0 5 2 14 −12 2 0 – 3 0 – 3 1 – 0

China PR advanced to the Final Round.

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts  PRK  JPN  IDN  HKG
  North Korea 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 9 2 – 0 2 – 1 4 – 1
  Japan 6 2 3 1 7 3 +4 7 2 – 1 5 – 0 0 – 0
  Indonesia 6 1 3 2 5 10 −5 5 0 – 0 0 – 0 3 – 2
  Hong Kong 6 0 3 3 5 10 −5 3 1 – 2 0 – 0 1 – 1

Korea DPR advanced to the Final Round.

Final roundEdit

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 5 3 2 0 5 1 +4 8
  United Arab Emirates 5 1 4 0 4 3 +1 6
  Qatar 5 1 3 1 4 5 −1 5
  China 5 2 0 3 5 6 −1 4
  Saudi Arabia 5 1 2 2 4 5 −1 4
  North Korea 5 1 1 3 2 4 −2 3

Korea Republic and the United Arab Emirates qualified for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

ResultsEdit

China PR  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Mai Chao   63' (pen.)70' (Report) Al-Bishi   24' (pen.)

South Korea  0 – 0  Qatar

Qatar  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Muftah   87' (Report) Al-Suwaiti   4'

United Arab Emirates  2 – 1  China PR
K. Mubarak   87'
Al Talyani   88'
Tang Yaodong   61'

South Korea  1 – 0  China PR
Kim Joo-Sung   67'
North Korea  2 – 0  Qatar
Kim Pung-Il   23'
Ghu Gyong-Sik   32'

Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  United Arab Emirates
(Report)
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

United Arab Emirates  1 – 1  Qatar
K. Mubarak   20' Sulaiti   37'
China PR  1 – 0  North Korea
Xie Yuxin   67'

South Korea  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Hwangbo Kwan   42'
Hwang Sun-Hong   89'
(Report)

Qatar  2 – 1  China PR
Al-Soufi   87'
Muftah   87'
Ma Lin   76'
Referee: Vincent Mauro (United States)

GoalscorersEdit

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

NotesEdit

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