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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

This page provides the summaries of the AFC First Round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

FormatEdit

In this round teams ranked from 6–24 were randomly drawn against teams ranked from 25–43, and the draw took place on 6 August 2007 in the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Teams ranked from 1–5 received a bye to the third round.

The matches were held between 8 October 2007 and 30 October 2007. The 11 highest ranked teams (according to the first round seeding) among the 19 winners advanced to the third round of the Asian qualifiers, while the eight remaining teams advanced to the second round in November 2007.

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pakistan   0–7   Iraq 0–7 0–01
Uzbekistan   11–0   Chinese Taipei 9–0 2–0
Thailand   13–2   Macau 6–1 7–1
Sri Lanka   0–6   Qatar 0–1 0–5
China PR   11–0   Myanmar 7–0 4–04
Bhutan   w/o2   Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan   2–2
(5–6 pens)
  Jordan 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Vietnam   0–6   United Arab Emirates 0–1 0–5
Bahrain   4–1   Malaysia 4–1 0–0
Timor-Leste   3–11   Hong Kong 2–35 1–8
Syria   5–1   Afghanistan 3–0 2–11
Yemen   3–2   Maldives 3–0 0–2
Bangladesh   1–6   Tajikistan 1–1 0–5
Mongolia   2–9   North Korea 1–4 1–5
Oman   4–0     Nepal 2–0 2–0
Palestine   0–7   Singapore 0–41 0–36
Lebanon   6–3   India 4–1 2–2
Cambodia   1–5   Turkmenistan 0–1 1–4
Guam   w/o3   Indonesia
  1. ^ For security reasons, Iraq played their home leg in Syria, Palestine played their home leg in Qatar and Afghanistan played their home leg in Tajikistan.[1]
  2. ^ Bhutan withdrew.[2]
  3. ^ Guam withdrew.[3]
  4. ^ FIFA decided to move Myanmar home match to Malaysia.[4]
  5. ^ Timor-Leste elected to play their home leg in Indonesia.
  6. ^ Palestine failed to appear; Singapore was awarded a 3–0 win. The Palestine Football Federation appealed to have the match rescheduled on the grounds that its players did not receive permits to leave the Gaza Strip, but FIFA dismissed the appeal.[5]

MatchesEdit

Pakistan  0–7  Iraq
Report Akram   19'
M. Karim   24'49'88'90'
Ghulam   71'
Mohammed   83'
Iraq  0–0  Pakistan
Report

Iraq won 7 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Uzbekistan  9–0  Chinese Taipei
Shatskikh   4'16'34'57'77'
Kapadze   26'
Karpenko   43'
Bakayev   54'
Salomov   68'
Report
Chinese Taipei  0–2  Uzbekistan
Report Inomov   79'
Suyunov   89'

Uzbekistan won 11 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Thailand  6–1  Macau
Chaikamdee   12'49'
Dangda   21'
Winothai   55' (pen.)
Phetphun   82'
Thonglao   90+1'
Report Kin Seng Chan   23'
Macau  1–7  Thailand
Kin Seng Chan   90+2' Report Dangda   22'
Sukha   39'
Surasiang   43'
Thonglao   48'
Chaikamdee   53'57'86'

Thailand won 13 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Sri Lanka  0–1  Qatar
Report Soria   68'
Qatar  5–0  Sri Lanka
Soria   4'76'
Bechir   17'55'
Al-Shammari   85'
Report

Qatar won 6 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


China PR  7–0  Myanmar
Qu Bo   17'81'
Du Zhenyu   22'
Yang Lin   58'
Liu Jian   63'
Li Jinyu   76'
Li Weifeng   79'
Report
Myanmar  0–4  China PR
Report Wu Wei'an   13'
Liu Jian   14'
Zheng Bin   35'
Zhang Yaokun   39' (pen.)

China PR won 11 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Bhutan  w/o  Kuwait

Bhutan withdrew.[8] Kuwait advanced to the Third Round.


Kyrgyzstan  2–0  Jordan
Esenkul Uulu   45'
Bokoev   76'
Report
Attendance: 18,000
Jordan  2–0 (a.e.t.)  Kyrgyzstan
Shelbaieh   34'
Aqel   51' (pen.)
Report
Penalties
Abu Alieh  
Bawab  
Abu Keshek  
Amer  
Aqel  
Bashar  
6–5   Kudrenko
  Harchenko
  Samsaliev
  Sydykov
  Esenkul Uulu
  Amin

2 – 2 on aggregate after extra time; Jordan won 6 – 5 on penalty kicks and advanced to the Third Round.


Vietnam  0–1  United Arab Emirates
Report Basheer Saeed   79'
United Arab Emirates  5–0  Vietnam
Ismail Matar   13'
Al-Mahri   40'
Al-Shehhi   53'
Mubarak   90'
Al-Kas   90+4' (pen.)
Report

United Arab Emirates won 6 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Bahrain  4–1  Malaysia
Fatadi   4'
John   15'
Abdulrahman   55'
Hubail   90' (pen.)
Report Bunyamin Omar   45+2'
Malaysia  0–0  Bahrain
Report

Bahrain won 4 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Timor-Leste  2–3  Hong Kong
Ary   41'69' Report Cheng Siu Wai   25'50'
Esteves   35' (o.g.)
Hong Kong  8–1  Timor-Leste
Lo Kwan Yee   2'
Chan Siu Ki   5'78'85'
Cheung Sai Ho   49'
Cheng Siu Wai   67'70'
Lam Ka Wai   83'
Report Ary   53'
Attendance: 1,542
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Hong Kong won 11 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Syria  3–0  Afghanistan
Al Zeno   73'87' (pen.)
Al Sayed   81' (pen.)
Report
Afghanistan  1–2  Syria
Karimi   16' Report Jenyat   17'
Issmael   64'

Syria won 5 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Yemen  3–0  Maldives
Salem   44'
Al-Hubaishi   66'
Thabit   80'
Report
Maldives  2–0  Yemen
Shamveel Qasim   14'
Ashfaq   67'
Report

Yemen won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Bangladesh  1–1  Tajikistan
Mithu   50' Report Khakimov   58' (pen.)
Tajikistan  5–0  Bangladesh
Khakimov   47'48'76' (pen.)
Mukhiddinov   51'
Vasiev   71'
Report

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


Mongolia  1–4  North Korea
Selenge   90+3' Report Pak Chol-Min   14'
Jong Chol-Min   24'32'81'
North Korea  5–1  Mongolia
Pak Chol-Min   3'79'
Kim Kuk-Jin   10'
Jong Chol-Min   36'
Jon Kwang-Ik   90+1'
Report Lkhümbengarav   41'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ram Gosh (Bangladesh)

Korea DPR won 9 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Oman  2–0    Nepal
Bashir   5'
Mudhafar   21' (pen.)
Report
Nepal    0–2  Oman
Report Saleh   29'
Al Hinai   54'

Oman won 4 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Palestine  0–4  Singapore
Report Shi Jiayi   44'53'
Wilkinson   73'
Noh Alam Shah   86'
Singapore  3–0
Awarded[note 4]
  Palestine
Report

Singapore won 7 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Lebanon  4–1  India
Antar   33'
Ghaddar   62'76'
El Ali   63'
Report Chhetri   30'
India  2–2  Lebanon
Chhetri   29'
Dias   90+2'
Report Ghaddar   72' (pen.)85'
Attendance: 10,000

Lebanon won 6 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Cambodia  0–1  Turkmenistan
Report Karadanov   85'
Turkmenistan  4–1  Cambodia
Nasyrov   41'
Gevorkyan   50'66'
Karadanov   74'
Report Nasa   12'

Turkmenistan won 5 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Guam withdrew.[8][12] Indonesia advanced to the Second Round.

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Due to security concerns, Iraq played their home leg in Syria, Palestine played their home leg in Qatar, and Afghanistan played their home leg in Tajikistan.[6]
  2. ^ The home leg of Myanmar was moved to Malaysia on request of both China and Myanmar.[7]
  3. ^ Timor-Leste elected to play their home leg in Indonesia.
  4. ^ Palestine failed to show up. Match was awarded 3–0 to Singapore as a walkover.[9][10] The Palestinian Football Federation appealed to have the match rescheduled on the grounds that its players did not receive permits to leave the Gaza Strip, but FIFA declined the appeal.[11]
  5. ^ a b Match originally scheduled for 28 October 2007 postponed and relocated due to heavy rain in Chennai.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No home play for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers". Soccerway. 6 August 2007. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Bhutan out of 2010 race". Zurich, Switzerland: FIFA. 13 September 2007. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Indonesia goes straight through – Guam declines" (in Indonesian). Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia. 7 August 2007. Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Myanmar-China switched to Malaysia". Zurich, Switzerland: FIFA. 18 October 2007. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Fifa reject Palestinian appeal". Al Jazeera Sports. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
  6. ^ No home play for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers AFP; 6 August 2007
  7. ^ Myanmar-China switched to Malaysia Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine FIFA; 18 October 2007
  8. ^ a b Bhutan out of 2010 race Archived 16 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine FIFA; 13 September 2007
  9. ^ Road to South Africa: Singapore through to second round after Palestine no-show Archived 30 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine Football Association of Singapore; 28 October 2007
  10. ^ a b Lebanon advance to Round 3 FIFA; 31 October 2007
  11. ^ Fifa reject Palestinian appeal Archived 18 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine Al Jazeera Sports; 31 October 2007
  12. ^ Indonesia goes straight through – Guam declines Archived 12 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine (Indonesian) Football Association of Indonesia; 7 August 2007