2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification AFC play-off was the first round of the Asian Football Confederation qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The 14 teams with the lowest FIFA rankings played home-and-away knockout matches to qualify for the second stage.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round
Tournament details
Dates19 November – 3 December 2003
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored46 (3.83 per match)
Top scorer(s)Turkmenistan Begençmuhammet Kulyýew
(5 goals)
2002
2010

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Turkmenistan   13–0   Afghanistan 11–0 2–0
Chinese Taipei   6–1   Macau 3–0 3–1
Bangladesh   0–4   Tajikistan 0–2 0–2
Laos   0–3   Sri Lanka 0–0 0–3
Pakistan   0–6   Kyrgyzstan 0–2 0–4
Mongolia   0–13   Maldives 0–1 0–12

MatchesEdit

Turkmenistan  11–0  Afghanistan
Öwekow   6', 35'
Kulyýew   8', 22', 81'
Baýramow   27'
Berdiýew   42'
Agabaýew   49', 65', 67'
Urazow   90'
(Report)
Afghanistan  0–2  Turkmenistan
(Report) Kulyýew   85', 91'
Attendance: 6,000

Turkmenistan won 13–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Chinese Taipei  3–0  Macau
Chuang Yao-tsung   23'
Chen Jui-te   52'
Chang Wu-yeh   57'
(Report)
Macau  1–3  Chinese Taipei
Fu Weng Lei   87' (Report) Chen Jui-te   14', 69'
Chiang Shih-lu   66'

Chinese Taipei won 6–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Bangladesh  0–2  Tajikistan
(Report) Hamidov   11'
Khakimov   51'
Tajikistan  2–0  Bangladesh
Kholmatov   15'
Rabiev   83'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Tajikistan won 4–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Laos  0–0  Sri Lanka
(Report)
Sri Lanka  3–0  Laos
Ediri   35'
Jayasuriya   59'
Hameed   90+3'
(Report)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ali Saleem (Maldives)

Sri Lanka won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Pakistan  0–2  Kyrgyzstan
(Report) Boldygin   36'
Chikishev   59'
Attendance: 10,000
Kyrgyzstan  4–0  Pakistan
Chikishev   18'
Chertkov   28'
Boldygin   67'
Krasnov   92'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,000

Kyrgyzstan won 6–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Mongolia  0–1  Maldives
(Report) Nizam   24'
Maldives  12–0  Mongolia
Ashfaq   4', 61', 63', 68'
Nizam   42'
Fazeel   45+1', 45+4'
Ghani   65'
Thoriq   74', 78'
Battulga   75' (o.g.)
Nazeeh   80'
(Report)

Maldives won 13–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Ranking of losing teamsEdit

Both Guam and Nepal would have played against each other to decide who progresses to the next round. After Nepal withdrew first, Guam would have progressed but Guam withdrew later as well. So, FIFA decided to elect a "lucky loser", to find the best of the teams that lost, who would also advance to the second round.

The losers were compared, using the following criteria to break ties:
a) number of points
b) goal difference
c) goals scored

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Laos 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
  Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
  Macau 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
  Pakistan 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
  Afghanistan 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 0
  Mongolia 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13 0

Thus, Laos advanced to the Second Round.

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