2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

The AFC Third Round of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification began on 9 February 2005 and finished on 17 August 2005.

The top two countries in each group at the end of the stage qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, while the third-placed teams entered a play-off to determine an entrant for the play-off with the fifth-placed CONCACAF team.

FormatEdit

The 8 group-winners from the previous round were split into two groups of four teams each – with all teams playing home and away against each of the other three teams in the group.

The top two teams in each group qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 14 2–0 3–0 3–0
  South Korea 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10 0–1 2–1 2–0
  Uzbekistan 6 1 2 3 7 11 −4 5 1–1 1–1 3–2
  Kuwait 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4 0–0 0–4 2–1
South Korea  2–0  Kuwait
Lee Dong-Gook   23'
Lee Young-Pyo   81'
(Report)
Uzbekistan  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Soliev   90+3' (Report) Al-Jaber   77'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Saudi Arabia  2–0  South Korea
Khariri   29'
Al-Qahtani   73' (pen.)
(Report)
Kuwait  2–1  Uzbekistan
Abdullah   7'62' (Report) Geynrikh   77'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)

Kuwait  0–0  Saudi Arabia
(Report)
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)
South Korea  2–1  Uzbekistan
Lee Young-Pyo   55'
Lee Dong-Gook   62'
(Report) Geynrikh   79'
Attendance: 62,857
Referee: Tallat Najm (Lebanon)

Saudi Arabia  3–0  Kuwait
Al-Shalhoub   19'49'
Al-Harthi   83'
(Report)
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Uzbekistan  1–1  South Korea
Shatskikh   62' (Report) Park Chu-Young   90+1'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Kuwait  0–4  South Korea
(Report) Park Chu-Young   19'
Lee Dong-Gook   29' (pen.)
Chung Kyung-ho   55'
Park Ji-Sung   61'
Saudi Arabia  3–0  Uzbekistan
Al-Jaber   8'60'
Al-Harthi   87'
(Report)
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Huang Junjie (China PR)

South Korea  0–1  Saudi Arabia
(Report) Al-Anbar   5'
Uzbekistan  3–2  Kuwait
Djeparov   41' (pen.)
Shatskikh   62'
Soliev   76'
(Report) Al-Mutawa   16'
Abdullah   31'

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Japan 6 5 0 1 9 4 +5 15 2–1 1–0 2–1
  Iran 6 4 1 1 7 3 +4 13 2–1 1–0 1–0
  Bahrain 6 1 1 4 4 7 −3 4 0–1 0–0 2–3
  North Korea 6 1 0 5 5 11 −6 3 0–2 0–2 1–2
Japan  2–1  North Korea
Ogasawara   4'
Oguro   90+1'
(Report) Nam Song-Chol   61'
Bahrain  0–0  Iran
(Report)

North Korea  1–2  Bahrain
Pak Song-Gwan   63' (Report) Ali   7'58'
Iran  2–1  Japan
Hashemian   13'75' (Report) Fukunishi   66'
Attendance: 110,000

North Korea  0–2  Iran
(Report) Mahdavikia   34'
Nekounam   79'
Attendance: 55,000
Japan  1–0  Bahrain
Salmeen   72' (o.g.) (Report)
Attendance: 67,549

Iran  1–0  North Korea
Rezaei   45' (Report)
Attendance: 35,000
Bahrain  0–1  Japan
(Report) Ogasawara   34'

Iran  1–0  Bahrain
Nosrati   48' (Report)
Attendance: 80,000

Note: This match was used as backdrop for the 2006 Iranian film Offside.

North Korea  0–2  Japan
(Report) Yanagisawa   67'
Oguro   89'

Note: Since there were crowd troubles in the previous two North Korea's home matches,[1] FIFA decided that the next one North Korea's home match be moved to a neutral venue (Thailand) and played behind closed doors.[2]


Japan  2–1  Iran
Kaji   28'
Oguro   76'
(Report) Daei   79' (pen.)
Bahrain  2–3  North Korea
Isa   49'
Ali   54'
(Report) Choe Chol-Man   28'
Kim Chol-Ho   43'
An Chol-Hyok   90'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA decision on N Korea on April 29". The-AFC.com. 27 April 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ "FIFA.com - Korea DPR to play Japan in Thailand". FIFA.com. 9 May 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2011.