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The 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification saw various countries take part to determine 10 spots to the final tournament in Qatar under the new qualification system set by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Six other teams also qualified for the finals, even though they did not take part in the qualifiers:

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Qualified teamsEdit

 
Final qualification status
  Team qualified for Asian Cup
  Team failed to qualify
Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1, 2
  Qatar Hosts 29 July 2007 7 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  Iraq 2007 AFC Asian Cup winner 25 July 2007 6 (1972, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  Saudi Arabia 2007 AFC Asian Cup runner-up 25 July 2007 7 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  South Korea 2007 AFC Asian Cup third place 28 July 2007 11 (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  India 2008 AFC Challenge Cup winner 13 August 2008 2 (1964, 1984)
  Uzbekistan Group C runner-up 18 November 2009 4 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  Syria Group D winner 18 November 2009 4 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
  Iran Group E winner 6 January 2010 11 (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  China PR Group D runner-up 6 January 2010 9 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  Japan Group A winner 6 January 2010 6 (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
  Bahrain Group A runner-up 6 January 2010 3 (1988, 2004, 2007)
  United Arab Emirates Group C winner 6 January 2010 7 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2007)
  North Korea 2010 AFC Challenge Cup winner 27 February 2010 2 (1980, 1992)
  Australia Group B winner 3 March 2010 1 (2007)
  Kuwait Group B runner-up 3 March 2010 8 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004)
  Jordan Group E runner-up 3 March 2010 1 (2004)

Notes:

1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italic indicates host

SeedingsEdit

On 6 December 2007 the Asian Football Confederation announced the seeding for the preliminary round of the 2011 tournament:[1]

Automatic Qualifiers Other Teams
  • Teams marked '*' withdrew prior to the draw. All of them participated in the 2008 and 2010 AFC Challenge Cup, and therefore had a chance to qualify via those two tournaments.
  • India (marked '**') were drawn into Group C of the qualifiers, but withdrew from the qualifiers following their victory in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup which automatically qualified them for the final tournament.
  • Maldives (marked '***') were the only other team that entered the Asian Cup qualifiers who could also qualify via the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup, but they were eliminated from the Asian Cup qualifiers before the group stage.
  • The following teams did not enter main qualification, but could qualify via the AFC Challenge Cups if they chose to enter:

Preliminary roundEdit

The preliminary round reduced the number of non-automatic qualifiers to 20. Following the withdrawals of Korea DPR, Myanmar and Turkmenistan, only two teams were involved. The two lowest ranked AFC teams, Lebanon and Maldives, played home-and-away matches in April 2008. The away goals rule would be applied, and extra time and penalty shootout would be used to decide the winner if necessary. The winner of the preliminary round advanced to the qualifying round, where it was joined by the 19 teams seeded 4th to 22nd.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lebanon   6–1   Maldives 4–0 2–1

Lebanon  4–0  Maldives
El Ali   5'
Yaacoub   11'
Atwi   13' (pen.)
Ghaddar   39'
Report

Maldives  1–2  Lebanon
Shamweel Qasim   22' Report Korhani   9'
Al Jamal   75'

Lebanon won 6–1 on aggregate and advanced to the group stage.

Qualifying roundEdit

The 20 teams were divided into five groups of four. Teams played each other home and way in a round-robin format. The top two in each group advanced to the 2011 tournament where they were joined by the other qualifiers — Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and North Korea.

SeedingsEdit

The following teams were drawn at this round:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

TiebreakersEdit

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss) and tie breakers are in following order:[2]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Japan 6 5 0 1 17 4 +13 15 2–0 2–1 6–0
  Bahrain 6 4 0 2 12 6 +6 12 1–0 4–0 4–0
  Yemen 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7 2–3 3–0 1–0
  Hong Kong 6 0 1 5 1 18 −17 1 0–4 1–3 0–0
Japan  2–1  Yemen
Okazaki   7'
Tatsuya Tanaka   66'
Report Al-Fadhli   47'
Attendance: 30,654
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
Hong Kong  1–3  Bahrain
Cheng Siu Wai   90' Report Abdullatif   10'
Fatadi   37'
Salman Isa   87'
Attendance: 6,013
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Yemen  1–0  Hong Kong
Al Selwi   52' Report
Attendance: 10,000
Bahrain  1–0  Japan
Salman Isa   24' Report

Japan  6–0  Hong Kong
Okazaki   17'74'76'
Nagatomo   28'
Nakazawa   50'
Túlio   67'
Report
Attendance: 16,028
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Hong Kong  0–4  Japan
Report Hasebe   32'
Satō   74'
S. Nakamura   84'
Okazaki   90+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 13,254
Bahrain  4–0  Yemen
Abdullatif   20'
Fatadi   28'
Salman   64'
Al-Dali   75' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohsen Basma (Syria)

Yemen  2–3  Japan
Al-Fadhli   13'
Abbod   39'
Report Hirayama   42'55'79'
Attendance: 10,000
Bahrain  4–0  Hong Kong
Abdullatif   35'40'44'
Adnan   79'
Report

Yemen  3–0  Bahrain
Al Nono   5'25'
Al Abidi   86'
Report
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Japan  2–0  Bahrain
Okazaki   36'
Honda   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 38,042
Hong Kong  0–0  Yemen
Report
Attendance: 1,212
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Australia 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 11 0–1 1–0 1–0
  Kuwait 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9 2–2 0–1 2–1
  Oman 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8 1–2 0–0 0–0
  Indonesia 6 0 3 3 3 6 −3 3 0–0 1–1 1–2
Oman  0–0  Indonesia
Report

Indonesia  0–0  Australia
Report
Kuwait  0–1  Oman
Report Rabia   64'

Australia  0–1  Kuwait
Report Neda   38'
Attendance: 20,032
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Australia  1–0  Oman
Cahill   74' Report
Attendance: 20,595
Referee: Maasaki Toma (Japan)

Oman  1–2  Australia
Ayil   15' (pen.) Report Wilkshire   43'
Emerton   82'
Kuwait  2–1  Indonesia
Al-Mutawa   61' (pen.)87' Report Bambang   33'

Indonesia  1–1  Kuwait
Budi   45+4' Report Ajab   72'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Minoru Toju (Japan)

Indonesia  1–2  Oman
Boaz   45' Report Bashir   32'
Sulaiman   52'
Kuwait  2–2  Australia
Bandar   40'
Naser   44'
Report Wilkshire   2'
Heffernan   4'

Australia  1–0  Indonesia
Milligan   42' Report
Attendance: 20,422
Referee: Kenji Ogiya (Japan)
Oman  0–0  Kuwait
Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts      
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 0 1 7 1 +6 9 0–1 1–0
  Uzbekistan 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9 0–1 3–1
  Malaysia 4 0 0 4 2 12 −10 0 0–5 1–3

Following their victory in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, India was given a bye to the final tournament and removed from this group prior to the first match. They were not replaced.[3]

Malaysia  0–5  United Arab Emirates
Report Omar   29'45+1' (pen.)
Matar   62'76'
A. Khalil   85'
Attendance: 10,000

United Arab Emirates  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report F. Tadjiyev   30'
Attendance: 15,000

Uzbekistan  3–1  Malaysia
Djeparov   46'
Geynrikh   57'65'
Report Zaquan Adha   68'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Malaysia  1–3  Uzbekistan
Baddrol   73' Report Gafurov   33'
Nasimov   59'
Kapadze   74'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

United Arab Emirates  1–0  Malaysia
A. Khalil   90+3' Report
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Mohsen Basma (Syria)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Syria 6 4 2 0 10 2 +8 14 3–2 0–0 4–0
  China PR 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13 0–0 6–1 1–0
  Vietnam 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 0–1 1–2 3–1
  Lebanon 6 0 1 5 2 13 −11 1 0–2 0–2 1–1
Vietnam  3–1  Lebanon
Nguyen Minh Phuong   12'
Le Cong Vinh   30'
Nguyen Vu Phong   70'
Report Moghrabi   75'
Attendance: 13,000
Syria  3–2  China PR
Al Sayed   8' (pen.)24'
Al Khatib   39' (pen.)
Report Qu Bo   51'
Liu Jian   90+4'

China PR  6–1  Vietnam
Gao Lin   2'20'84'
Du Wei   27'
Jiang Ning   37'
Hao Junmin   47'
Report Nguyen Vu Phong   11'
Lebanon  0–2  Syria
Report J. Al Hussain   37'
Al Khatib   78'

Vietnam  0–1  Syria
Report Rafe   90+4'
Lebanon  0–2  China PR
Report Yu Hai   44'
Qu Bo   73'

Syria  0–0  Vietnam
Report
China PR  1–0  Lebanon
Du Wei   21' Report

China PR  0–0  Syria
Report
Lebanon  1–1  Vietnam
El Ali   20' Report Pham Thanh Luong   40'

Vietnam  1–2  China PR
Le Cong Vinh   76' (pen.) Report Yang Xu   35'
Zhang Linpeng   43'
Syria  4–0  Lebanon
Al Zeno   4'
Al Ahga   10'
J. Al Hussain   47'
A. Al Hussain   60'
Report

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Iran 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13 1–0 1–0 6–0
  Jordan 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8 1–0 0–0 2–1
  Thailand 6 1 3 2 3 3 0 6 0–0 0–0 0–1
  Singapore 6 2 0 4 6 15 −9 6 1–3 2–1 1–3
Iran  6–0  Singapore
Gholamnejad   43'
Bagheri   52'
Rezaei   55'
Zare   80'
Nouri   82'83'
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Jordan  0–0  Thailand
Report

Singapore  2–1  Jordan
Casmir   21'
Alam Shah   63'
Report Aqel   41' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,188
Thailand  0–0  Iran
Report

Singapore  1–3  Thailand
Fahrudin   84' (pen.) Report Suksomkit   12' (pen.)81'
Chaiman   75'
Attendance: 22,183
Iran  1–0  Jordan
Nekounam   72' Report
Attendance: 15,000

Thailand  0–1  Singapore
Report Đurić   38'
Attendance: 30,000
Jordan  1–0  Iran
Amer Deeb   78' Report

Singapore  1–3  Iran
Alam Shah   32' Report Aghili   11' (pen.)
Madanchi   12'
Rezaei   63'
Attendance: 7,356
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)
Thailand  0–0  Jordan
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Iran  1–0  Thailand
Nekounam   90' Report
Attendance: 17,000
Jordan  2–1  Singapore
Al-Saify   9'
Anas   60'
Report Alam Shah   48'

GoalscorersEdit

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australia, Japan top seeds for 2011 Asian Cup draw
  2. ^ Regulations AFC Asian Cup 2011 – Qualifiers Archived 27 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Asian Cup qualifying Group C recast". AFC. 15 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2008.

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