2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification was held in late 2005 and the final qualification round was held from February to November 2006 with 25 nations participating.
For the first time, the defending champions (Japan), did not earn an automatic berth in the finals and had to compete in the qualification tournament. Twelve teams from top two of each groups joined with four host nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) qualify for the final tournament.
Teams that did not enterEdit
16 national teams did not enter qualifying (The team's FIFA World Ranking was considered for November 2005):
- North Korea  were banned from qualifying after having been found guilty of improper conduct in the qualifying round for 2004.
Thus, out of 46 national teams, 29 entered the qualifying.
In December 2005, Bangladesh and Pakistan played off in a home and away series (with Bangladesh hosting the first leg), to determine which team would progress to the final qualifying round. This was originally scheduled in November but the earthquake in Pakistan forced it to be postponed.
After a goalless first leg in Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 22 December 2005, Bangladesh won the second leg thanks to the goal from Firaj Mahmud Hossain at the 84 minute in People's Sports Complex, Karachi, Pakistan four days later. Bangladesh qualified with the 1–0 on aggregate.
The seeding was based on the 2004 competition, including results during qualifying. The teams in their respective pots also are listed with respect to their performance. Note that Jordan and Uzbekistan were placed higher than South Korea and Iraq. For the tie-breaker here served the fact that Jordan and Uzbekistan were eliminated on penalty shootout, while the other two teams were clearly defeated. Uzbekistan precedes Jordan as it won its group, while Jordan placed second. The same principle is applied to the rest of the teams on the list. The Australian team which had just joined the Asian Football Confederation on 1 January 2006 and had not participated in previous tournaments was given the lowest rank.
|Pot A||Pot B||Pot C||Pot D|
- * = Replace Sri Lanka
If two or more teams in a group are equal on points on completion of the group matches, their places shall be determined as follows:
- Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned.
- Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned.
- Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned (Away Goals do not apply in this stage of the competition).
- Goal difference in all the group matches.
- Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play.
- Drawing of lots.
- Pakistan is added back into the final qualifying round after Sri Lanka withdrew at the last minute.
- 24 teams will be split into six groups of four, playing in a home and away format. The top two of each group will progress to the finals. Matches will start on 22 February 2006 and ends on 15 November 2006.
- On 1 August 2006, Lebanon officially withdrew from the competition after having played only one match, due to their ongoing conflict with Israel.
Note: Japan is ranked higher than Saudi Arabia by the two head-to-head game results (Japan 3 – 2 Saudi Arabia).
Kubo 78', 90'
|(Report)||Al Sawailh 14', 89'
Al-Shalhoub 77', 90+2'
|(Report)||S. Abdullah 6'
Al Nono 56' (pen.)
|(Report)||Al-Qahtani 2', 19', 50'|
|Bashir 30', 46'
Al Mahyani 33'
Al Hagbani 61'
Al Suwaileh 78', 86'
|(Report)||Bando 23', 44'
Al Mahyani 68', 90+2'
Ganaha 29', 49'
|(Report)||Al-Qahtani 33' (pen.)|
Madanchi 47', 60'
|Al Khatib 49'||(Report)||Kim Doo-Hyun 5'
Lee Chun-Soo 50'
|(Report)||Chabbo 29', 58'
Al Hussain 45'
Al Khatib 64'
|Chinese Taipei||0–3||South Korea|
|(Report)||Ahn Jung-Hwan 31'
Jung Jo-Gook 53'
Kim Doo-Hyun 80'
|Nekounam 71'||(Report)||Chaabo 88'|
|Seol Ki-Hyeon 45'||(Report)||Hashemian 90'|
|South Korea||8–0||Chinese Taipei|
|Seol Ki-Hyeon 3', 52'
Jung Jo-Gook 4', 45', 88'
Cho Jae-Jin 19', 82'
Kim Do-Heon 77'
|(Report)||Karimi 10', 56'|
|Cho Jae-Jin 9'||(Report)||Al Sayed 18'|
|Al Jaban 51'
Al Khatib 62', 79'
|United Arab Emirates||6||4||1||1||11||6||+5||13|
|Aqel 30' (pen.)
|United Arab Emirates||1–0||Oman|
|Pakistan||1–4||United Arab Emirates|
|Essa 60'||(Report)||Qassim 68'
Al Kas 88'
|Essa 79' (pen.)||(Report)||Al-Maimani 15' (pen,), 35'
Al Hosni 27'
|Jordan||1–2||United Arab Emirates|
|Ra'fat Ali 88'||(Report)||Omer 52'
|United Arab Emirates||0–0||Jordan|
|Al Hosni 7'
Bashir 35', 85'
|(Report)||Abdel-Hadi Al-Maharmeh 16'
Ra'fat Ali 37'
Khaled Saad 85'
|Oman||2–1||United Arab Emirates|
|Amer Deeb 80'
Ra'fat Ali 84'
|United Arab Emirates||3–2||Pakistan|
Omer 58', 73'
Note: Bahrain is ranked higher than Kuwait by the two head-to-head game results (Bahrain 2 – 1 Kuwait).
|Ali 35'||(Report)||Thompson 53'
Elrich 87' (pen.)
|Lebanon||1 – 1|
|A. Nasseredine 70'||(Report)||F. Al Hamad 25'|
|Al Mutairi 56'
|Yousef 35' (pen.)
1 On 1 August 2006, it was announced that the AFC had accepted a withdrawal request from the Federation Libanaise de Football due to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.  The results of the Lebanon-Kuwait game on 22 February 2006 have been declared null and void and do not count towards the group rankings.
The following fixtures were also canceled:
- against Bahrain, 16 August 2006 (in Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain)
- against Australia, 31 August 2006 (in Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia)
- against Bahrain, 6 September 2006 (in Beirut Municipal Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon)
- against Kuwait, 11 October 2006 (in National Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait)
- against Australia, 15 November 2006 (in Beirut Municipal Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon)
Note: Iraq is ranked higher than China PR by the two head-to-head game results (Iraq 3 – 2 China PR).
|Du Wei 23'
Li Weifeng 62'
Alam Shah 83'
Mulla Mohammed 67'
|(Report)||Tao Wei 54'|
|Shao Jiayi 90+5' (pen.)||(Report)|
|(Report)||Mahmoud 59', 62'
Mulla Mohammed 75'
Al Amour 78'
|Mahmoud 35', 68'
Mulla Mohammed 90+3'
|(Report)||Mao Jianqing 27'
Sun Xiang 65'
|Han Peng 40'||(Report)||Salah 65'|
1 All Iraq's home matches played in Al Ayn, United Arab Emirates.
2 All Palestine's home matches played in Amman, Jordan.
|Geynrikh 10', 52'
Shatskikh 34', 84'
M. Mohamed 90+5'
|(Report)||Chan Siu Ki 82'|
|Adel Lamy 45'
|(Report)||B. Mohammed 20' (o.g.)|
|Arman 23'||(Report)||Rizik 7' (pen.)
Adel Lamy 36'
Ibrahim 38', 74'
|(Report)||Sham Kwok Keung 66', 87'|
Adel Lamy 30'
Shatskikh 39' (pen.)
|B. Mohammed 43'
|Ambassa Guy 43', 74' (pen.)||(Report)|
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- Asian Football Confederation (15 November 2006). "AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifying: Singapore-Palestine match cancelled". Retrieved 4 February 2011.