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1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Teams30 (from 1 confederation)
1990
1998

A total of 30 teams entered the competition. The Asian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

There were two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 30 teams were divided into 6 groups of 5 teams each, although Myanmar and Nepal withdrew after playing no matches. The teams would play against each other twice. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 6 teams would play against each other once in Qatar. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.

Contents

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Iraq 8 6 1 1 28 4 +24 13
2   China 8 6 0 2 18 4 +14 12
3   Yemen 8 3 2 3 12 13 −1 8
4   Jordan 8 2 3 3 12 15 −3 7
5   Pakistan 8 0 0 8 2 36 −34 0

Iraq advanced to the Final Round.




















Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Iran 6 3 3 0 15 2 +13 9
2   Syria 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9
3   Oman 6 2 2 2 10 5 +5 6
4   Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 6 3 31 −28 0
5   Myanmar (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
(W) Withdrew.

Iran advanced to the Final Round.

23 June 1993 Iran  0–0  OmanTehran, Iran


25 June 1993 Oman  0–0  SyriaTehran, Iran









Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   North Korea 8 7 1 0 19 6 +13 15
2   Qatar 8 5 1 2 22 8 +14 11
3   Singapore 8 5 0 3 12 12 0 10
4   Indonesia 8 1 0 7 6 19 −13 2
5   Vietnam 8 1 0 7 4 18 −14 2

North Korea advanced to the Final Round.




















Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   South Korea 8 7 1 0 23 1 +22 15
2   Bahrain 8 3 3 2 9 6 +3 9
3   Lebanon 8 2 4 2 8 9 −1 8
4   Hong Kong 8 2 1 5 9 19 −10 5
5   India 8 1 1 6 8 22 −14 3

South Korea advanced to the Final Round.



9 May 1993 Bahrain  0–0  South KoreaBeirut, Lebanon




13 May 1993 Lebanon  0–0  BahrainBeirut, Lebanon





5 June 1993 Bahrain  0–0  LebanonSeoul, South Korea








Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 0 20 1 +19 10
2   Kuwait 6 3 2 1 21 4 +17 8
3   Malaysia 6 2 2 2 16 7 +9 6
4   Macau 6 0 0 6 1 46 −45 0
5     Nepal (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
(W) Withdrew.

Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round.





5 May 1993 Kuwait  0–0  Saudi ArabiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia







Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Japan 8 7 1 0 28 2 +26 15
2   United Arab Emirates 8 6 1 1 19 4 +15 13
3   Thailand 8 4 0 4 13 7 +6 8
4   Bangladesh 8 2 0 6 7 28 −21 4
5   Sri Lanka 8 0 0 8 0 26 −26 0

Japan advanced to the Final Round.




















Final roundEdit

With all of Iran, North Korea and Iraq qualifying for the final round fears were expressed in the United States of those countries potentially turning up at their tournament, since the three nations at the time were under economic sanctions by the United States.[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Saudi Arabia 5 2 3 0 8 6 +2 7
2   South Korea 5 2 2 1 9 4 +5 6
3   Japan 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 6
4   Iraq 5 1 3 1 9 9 0 5
5   Iran 5 2 0 3 8 11 −3 4
6   North Korea 5 1 0 4 5 12 −7 2

Saudi Arabia and South Korea qualified.

North Korea  3–2  Iraq
Kim Gwang-Min   63'
Kim Gyong-Il   76'
Choi Won-Nam   80'
Kadhim   8'46'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Saudi Arabia  0–0  Japan
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Iran  0–3  South Korea
Park Jung-bae   18'
Ha Seok-Ju   79'
Ko Jeong-Woon   81'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)

North Korea  1–2  Saudi Arabia
Ryu Song-Gun   68' Mehalel   56'
Al-Muwallid   73'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
Japan  1–2  Iran
Nakayama   88' Hassanzadeh   45'
Daei   85'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)
Iraq  2–2  South Korea
Hussein   32'
Jafar   86'
Kim Pan-Keun   40'
Hong Myung-Bo   67' (pen)
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)

North Korea  0–3  Japan
Miura   28'69'
Nakayama   51'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Iraq  2–1  Iran
Radhi   20'
Kadhim   38'
Daei   21'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
South Korea  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Shin Hong-Ki   63' Madani   90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)

Iraq  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Radhi   1' Owairan   36'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)
Japan  1–0  South Korea
Miura   61'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)
Iran  2–1  North Korea
Daei   49'66' Choi Won-Nam   22'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)

South Korea  3–0  North Korea
Ko Jeong-Woon   49'
Hwang Seon-Hong   53'
Ha Seok-Ju   75'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
Saudi Arabia  4–3  Iran
Al-Jaber   21'
Mehalel   27'
Al-Mousa   47'
Falatah   74'
Fonounizadeh   43'52'
Manafi   90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Iraq  2–2  Japan
Shenaishil   54'
Omran   90'
Miura   5'
Nakayama   69'
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

To date, this is the last time Japan failed to qualify for a World Cup.

Qualified teamsEdit

The following two teams from AFC qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Saudi Arabia Final round winners 28 October 1993 0 (debut)
  South Korea Final round runners-up 28 October 1993 3 (1954, 1986, 1990)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

13 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal