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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

The AFC Third Round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification was decided by a random draw which was conducted in Durban, South Africa on 25 November 2007. The round began on 6 February 2008 and finished on 22 June 2008.

The top two countries in each group at the end of the stage progressed to the fourth round, where the ten remaining teams will be divided into two groups of five.

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FormatEdit

The 20 teams (five teams given a bye directly to the third round, 11 highest-ranked winners from the first round, and four winners from the second round) were divided into four pots for the draw, each containing five teams. The pots were drawn as follows:

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

  Australia
  South Korea
  Iran
  Japan
  Saudi Arabia

  Bahrain
  Uzbekistan
  Kuwait
  North Korea
  China PR

  Jordan
  Iraq
  Lebanon
  Oman
  United Arab Emirates

  Qatar
  Syria
  Thailand
  Turkmenistan
  Singapore

The 20 teams were split into five 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 fourth round.

Group 1Edit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10
  Qatar 6 3 1 2 5 6 −1 10
  Iraq 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
  China PR 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6
         
Australia   0 – 1 1 – 0 3 – 0
China PR   0 – 0 1 – 2 0 – 1
Iraq   1 – 0 1 – 1 0 – 1
Qatar   1 – 3 0 – 0 2 – 0


Australia  3–0  Qatar
Kennedy   11'
Cahill   17'
Bresciano   33'
Report
Iraq  1–1  China PR
Hawar Mulla   51' (pen.) Report Zheng Zhi   75'

China PR  0–0  Australia
Report
Qatar  2–0  Iraq
Montezine   1'62' Report

Australia  1–0  Iraq
Kewell   47' Report
Attendance: 48,678
Qatar  0–0  China PR
Report
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

China PR  0–1  Qatar
Report Soria   14' (pen.)
Iraq  1–0  Australia
Mohammed   28' Report

China PR  1–2  Iraq
Zhou Haibin   33' Report Mohammed   41'
Akram   65'
Qatar  1–3  Australia
Al Khalfan   89' Report Emerton   17'56'
Kewell   74'

Australia  0–1  China PR
Report Sun Xiang   12'
Iraq  0–1  Qatar
Report Bechir   77'

Group 2Edit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13
  Bahrain 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
  Oman 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8
  Thailand 6 0 1 5 5 14 −9 1
         
Bahrain   1 – 0 1 – 1 1 – 1
Japan   1 – 0 3 – 0 4 – 1
Oman   0 – 1 1 – 1 2 – 1
Thailand   2 – 3 0 – 3 0 – 1


Japan  4–1  Thailand
Endō   21'
Ōkubo   54'
Nakazawa   66'
Maki   90+1'
Report Winothai   22'
Oman  0–1  Bahrain
Report Hubail   14'

Thailand  0–1  Oman
Report Sulaiman   1'
Bahrain  1–0  Japan
Hubail   77' Report

Japan  3–0  Oman
Nakazawa   10'
Ōkubo   22'
S. Nakamura   49'
Report
Thailand  2–3  Bahrain
Chaikamdee   25'
Winothai   45'
Report Isa   22'
Latif   34'
Adnan   57'

Oman  1–1  Japan
Ahmed Mubarak   11' Report Endō   53' (pen.)
Bahrain  1–1  Thailand
Isa   67' Report Thonglao   65'
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

Thailand  0–3  Japan
Report Tulio   23'
Nakazawa   39'
K. Nakamura   89'
Bahrain  1–1  Oman
Aaish   41' Report Sulaiman   72'

Japan  1–0  Bahrain
Uchida   90' Report
Attendance: 51,180
Oman  2–1  Thailand
Al Hosni   58'85' Report Sripan   3' (pen.)

Group 3Edit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 6 3 3 0 10 3 +7 12
  North Korea 6 3 3 0 4 0 +4 12
  Jordan 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
  Turkmenistan 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1
         
Jordan   0 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 0
North Korea   2 – 0 0 – 0 1 – 0
South Korea   2 – 2 0 – 0 4 – 0
Turkmenistan   0 – 2 0 – 0 1 – 3


South Korea  4–0  Turkmenistan
Kwak Tae-Hwi   43'
Seol Ki-Hyeon   57'85'
Park Ji-Sung   73'
Report
Attendance: 25,738
Referee: Jasim Karim (Bahrain)
Jordan  0–1  North Korea
Report Hong Yong-Jo   44'

North Korea  0–0  South Korea
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Turkmenistan  0–2  Jordan
Report Al-Bzour   33'
Bawab   86'

South Korea  2–2  Jordan
Park Ji-Sung   39'
Park Chu-Young   48' (pen.)
Report Abdel Fattah   73'80'
Attendance: 50,000
Turkmenistan  0–0  North Korea
Report

North Korea  1–0  Turkmenistan
Choe Kum-Chol   72' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Jordan  0–1  South Korea
Report Park Chu-Young   24' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

North Korea  2–0  Jordan
Hong Yong-Jo   44'72' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Talaat Najm (Lebanon)
Turkmenistan  1–3  South Korea
Ovekov   77' (pen.) Report Kim Do-Heon   14'86'90+3' (pen.)

South Korea  0–0  North Korea
Report
Jordan  2–0  Turkmenistan
Abdel Fattah   66'   67' Report

Group 4Edit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 6 5 0 1 17 7 +10 15
  Saudi Arabia 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15
  Singapore 6 2 0 4 7 16 −9 6
  Lebanon 6 0 0 6 3 14 −11 0
         
Lebanon   1 – 2 1 – 2 0 – 1
Saudi Arabia   4 – 1 2 – 0 4 – 0
Singapore   2 – 0 0 – 3* 3 – 7
Uzbekistan   3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 0*

Note: The positions of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia are reversed from the original final standings after two matches were forfeited by Singapore and became 3 – 0 defeats as a result of them fielding an ineligible player.

Lebanon  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Ahmedov   44'
Saudi Arabia  2–0  Singapore
Al-Qahtani   38'
Mouath   81'
Report

Uzbekistan  3–0  Saudi Arabia
Kapadze   45+1'
Shatskikh   65'
Djeparov   67' (pen.)
Report
Singapore  2–0  Lebanon
Đurić   8'
Nawaz   24'
Report

Singapore  3–7  Uzbekistan
Đurić   16'
Fahrudin   31' (pen.)
Wilkinson   73'
Report Kapadze   10'
Karpenko   22'
Djeparov   34'   44'
Denisov   42'
Ibrahimov   62'
Shatskikh   88'
Saudi Arabia  4–1  Lebanon
Al-Qahtani   45'   90+1'
Hawsawi   65'
Tukar   83'
Report El Ali   43'

Uzbekistan  3 – 0
Awarded[note 3]
  Singapore
Geynrikh   80' Report
Attendance: 12,867
Lebanon  1–2  Saudi Arabia
Ghaddar   90+3' Report Tukar   45+2'   60'

Singapore  0 – 3
Awarded[note 5]
  Saudi Arabia
Report Otaif   37'
Al-Fraidi   76'
Uzbekistan  3–0  Lebanon
Ahmedov   50'   63'
Djeparov   90+4'
Report
Attendance: 7,000

Lebanon  1–2  Singapore
Khaizan   62' (o.g.) Report Dayoub   72' (o.g.)
Wilkinson   73'
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Uzbekistan
Otaif   5'
Mouath   36'   88'
Al-Harthi   56'
Report

Group 5Edit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12
  United Arab Emirates 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
  Syria 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
  Kuwait 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4
         
Iran   2 – 0 0 – 0 0 – 0
Kuwait   2 – 2 4 – 2 2 – 3
Syria   0 – 2 1 – 0 1 – 1
United Arab Emirates   0 – 1 2 – 0 1 – 3


Iran  0–0  Syria
Report
Attendance: 45,000
United Arab Emirates  2–0  Kuwait
Al Shehhi   14'
Khalil   53'
Report

Syria  1–1  United Arab Emirates
Chaabo   2' Report Matar   54'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)
Kuwait  2–2  Iran
Ajab   38'
Al-Rashidi   81'
Report Nikbakht   2'
Hosseini   5'

Iran  0–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Syria  1–0  Kuwait
Al-Hussain   52' Report
Attendance: 25,000

United Arab Emirates  0–1  Iran
Report Zandi   8'
Kuwait  4–2  Syria
Ajab   2'   20'   63'
Al Khouja   57' (o.g.)
Report Al-Khatib   10'   45+2'
Attendance: 10,000

Syria  0–2  Iran
Report Rezaei   64'
Khalili   90+5'
Attendance: 25,000
Kuwait  2–3  United Arab Emirates
Ajab   52'   79' Report Matar   23'   39'
Mohammed   90+1'

Iran  2–0  Kuwait
Nekounam   17'
Rezaei   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)
United Arab Emirates  1–3  Syria
Matar   83' (pen.) Report Al Hussain   34'   51'
Malki   90+3'
Attendance: 7,000

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Due to security concerns, Iraq's home matches were played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]
  2. ^ Since North Korea refused to play the anthem and fly the flag of South Korea, the match was moved from Pyongyang to Shanghai, China.[2][3]
  3. ^ FIFA awarded Uzbekistan a 3 – 0 win as a result of Singapore fielding the ineligible player Qiu Li. The match originally ended 1 – 0 to Uzbekistan.[4]
  4. ^ Lebanon-Saudi Arabia match was moved from Beirut to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  5. ^ FIFA awarded Saudi Arabia a 3 – 0 win as a result of Singapore fielding the ineligible player Qiu Li. The match originally ended 2 – 0 to Saudi Arabia.[4]

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