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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Teams39 (from 1 confederation)
1998
2006

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for Asia.

The Asian Football Confederation was allocated four and half qualifying berths for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, South Korea and Japan, the co-hosts, qualified automatically, leaving two and half spots open for competition between 40 teams. Myanmar withdrew from the tournament after being placed in Group 2 but before any matches had been played, therefore reducing the group to 3 teams.

Afghanistan, Bhutan and North Korea chose not to participate.

Asia's two remaining automatic qualifying berths were taken by Saudi Arabia and China.

Iran defeated United Arab Emirates for the chance to become the possible fifth Asian qualifier, but lost to Ireland in the intercontinental play-off.

Tournament structureEdit

There were three rounds of play:

  • First Stage: The 39 teams were divided into 9 groups of 4 teams each, and 1 group of 3 teams. The teams played against each other twice, except in Group 2, where the teams played against each other once. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Second Stage: The 10 teams were divided into 2 groups of 5 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. The runners-up would advance to the AFC Play-off.
  • Play-off: The 2 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner would advance to the UEFA/AFC Intercontinental Play-off.

First roundEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners qualify for the Second round

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Oman 6 5 1 0 33 3 +30 16
  Syria 6 4 1 1 40 6 +34 13
  Laos 6 1 1 4 3 40 −37 4
  Philippines 6 0 1 5 2 29 −27 1
         
Laos   0–7 2–0 0–9
Oman   12–0 7–0 2–0
Philippines   1–1 0–2 1–5
Syria   11–0 3–3 12–0

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 2 2 0 0 21 0 +21 6
  Tajikistan 2 1 0 1 16 2 +14 3
  Guam 2 0 0 2 0 35 −35 0
       
Guam  
Iran   19–0 2–0
Tajikistan   16–0 - -

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Qatar 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 16
  Palestine 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7
  Malaysia 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 7
  Hong Kong 6 1 1 4 3 10 −7 4
         
Hong Kong   2–1 1–1 0–3
Malaysia   2–0 4–3 0–0
Palestine   1–0 1–0 1–2
Qatar   2–0 5–1 2–1

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 6 5 0 1 9 4 +5 15
  Kuwait 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13
  Kyrgyzstan 6 1 1 4 3 9 −6 4
  Singapore 6 0 2 4 3 8 −5 2
         
Bahrain   1–2 1–0 2–0
Kuwait   0–1 2–0 1–1
Kyrgyzstan   1–2 0–3 1–1
Singapore   1–2 0-1 0–1

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Thailand 6 5 1 0 20 5 +15 16
  Lebanon 6 4 1 1 26 5 +21 13
  Sri Lanka 6 1 1 4 8 20 −12 4
  Pakistan 6 0 1 5 5 29 −24 1
         
Lebanon   6–0 4–0 1–2
Pakistan   1–8 3–3 0–6
Sri Lanka   0–5 3–1 0–3
Thailand   2–2 3–0 4–2

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 6 4 2 0 28 5 +23 14
  Kazakhstan 6 4 2 0 20 2 +18 14
  Nepal 6 2 0 4 13 25 −12 6
  Macau 6 0 0 6 2 31 −29 0
         
Iraq   1–1 8–0 4–2
Kazakhstan   1–1 3–0 4–0
Macau   0–5 0–5 1–6
Nepal   1–9 0-6 4–1

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 6 4 2 0 20 5 +15 14
  Turkmenistan 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5 12
  Jordan 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 8
  Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 6 0 25 −25 0
         
Chinese Taipei   0–2 0–5 0–4
Jordan   6–0 1–2 1–1
Turkmenistan   1–0 2–0 2–5
Uzbekistan   7–0 2–2 1–0

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  UAE 6 4 0 2 21 5 +16 12
  Yemen 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11
  India 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
  Brunei 6 0 0 6 0 28 −28 0
         
Brunei   0–1 0–12 0–5
India   5–0 1–0 1–1
UAE   4–0 1–0 3–2
Yemen   1–0 3-3 2–1

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China 6 6 0 0 25 3 +22 18
  Indonesia 6 4 0 2 16 7 +9 12
  Maldives 6 1 1 4 8 19 −11 4
  Cambodia 6 0 1 5 2 22 −20 1
         
Cambodia   0–4 0–2 1–1
China   3–1 5–1 10–1
Indonesia   6–0 0–2 5–0
Maldives   6–0 0-1 0–2

Group 10Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 6 6 0 0 30 0 +30 18
  Vietnam 6 3 1 2 9 9 +0 10
  Bangladesh 6 1 2 3 5 15 −10 5
  Mongolia 6 0 1 5 2 22 −20 1
         
Bangladesh   2–2 0–3 0–4
Mongolia   0–3 0–6 0–1
Saudi Arabia   6–0 6–0 5–0
Vietnam   0–0 4–0 0–4

Second roundEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Runners-up advance to the AFC play off

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 8 5 2 1 17 8 +9 17
  Iran 8 4 3 1 10 7 +3 15
  Bahrain 8 2 4 2 8 9 −1 10
  Iraq 8 2 1 5 9 10 −1 7
  Thailand 8 0 4 4 5 15 −10 4
           
Bahrain   3–1 2–0 0–4 1–1
Iran   0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
Iraq   1–0 1–2 1–2 4–0
Saudi Arabia   1–1 2–2 1–0 4–1
Thailand   1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China 8 6 1 1 13 2 +11 19
  UAE 8 3 2 3 10 11 −1 11
  Uzbekistan 8 3 1 4 13 14 −1 10
  Qatar 8 2 3 3 10 10 +0 9
  Oman 8 1 3 4 7 16 −9 6
           
China   1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0
Oman   0–2 0–3 1–1 4–2
Qatar   1–1 0–0 1–2 2–2
UAE   0–1 2–2 0–2 4–1
Uzbekistan   1–0 5–0 2–1 0–1

Play-offEdit

Iran  1 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Bagheri   45' Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (KOR)

United Arab Emirates  0 – 3  Iran
Report Daei   7'
Bagheri   76'
Minavand   79'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (JPN)

Iran win 4-0 on aggregate and qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA–AFC play-off)

Intercontinental play-offEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Republic of Ireland   2–1   Iran 2–0 0–1

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Japan Hosts 31 May 1996 1 (1998)
  South Korea Hosts 31 May 1996 5 (1954, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Saudi Arabia Second Round Group A winners 21 October 2001 2 (1994, 1998)
  China PR Second Round Group B winners 7 October 2001 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

11 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal


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