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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fourth Round

This page provides the summaries of the AFC Fourth Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

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FormatEdit

The fourth round saw the five group winners and five group runners-up from the third round split into two groups of five.[1] The top two teams from each group advanced to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, while the two third-placed teams advanced to the fifth round.

SeedingEdit

The draw for Round Four was held on 9 March 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[2] with the teams seeded according to their March 2012 FIFA Ranking.[3] The FIFA rankings used were released on 7 March 2012 and included all matches from the third round of Asian Qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[4] The ten teams (shown below with their March 2012 FIFA Ranking in brackets, and their positions in the third round in small brackets)[5] are split into five pots, with each group containing a team from each pot.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

  Australia (20) (D1)
  South Korea (30) (B1)

  Japan (33) (C2)
  Iran (51) (E1)

  Uzbekistan (67) (C1)
  Iraq (76) (A1)

  Jordan (83) (A2)
  Qatar (88) (E2)

  Oman (92) (D2)
  Lebanon (124) (B2)

GroupsEdit

The matches were played from 3 June 2012 to 18 June 2013.[1]

As the last matchday overlaps with the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup (which commences on 15 June 2013), the fourth round draw was adjusted to ensure Japan (the representative of the AFC for the Confederations Cup) received a bye on 18 June 2013, by placing them on Position 5 (instead of Position 2 where Japan were supposed to be placed as of the date of draw) in their group in order not to play on the last matchday.[7]

Lebanon defender Ramez Dayoub was convicted of match-fixing after his back pass led to the only goal of the match in a 1-0 defeat by Qatar.[8] Dayoub was suspended for life by the Lebanese Football Association.

  Top two teams in each group qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Third-placed team in each group advanced to the Fifth Round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Iran 8 5 1 2 8 2 +6 16 1–0 0–1 0–0 4–0
  South Korea 8 4 2 2 13 7 +6 14 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
  Uzbekistan 8 4 2 2 11 6 +5 14 0–1 2–2 5–1 1–0
  Qatar 8 2 1 5 5 13 −8 7 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–0
  Lebanon 8 1 2 5 3 12 −9 5 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1

Uzbekistan  0–1  Iran
Report Khalatbari   90+3'
Attendance: 9,000

Lebanon  0–1  Qatar
Report Soria   64'

Lebanon  1–1  Uzbekistan
Al Saadi   34' Report Hasanov   12'

Qatar  1–4  South Korea
Ahmed   22' Report Lee Keun-Ho   26'80'
Kwak Tae-Hwi   55'
Kim Shin-Wook   64'

South Korea  3–0  Lebanon
Kim Bo-Kyung   30'48'
Koo Ja-Cheol   90'
Report
Attendance: 36,756
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Iran  0–0  Qatar
Report
Attendance: 100,000

Uzbekistan  2–2  South Korea
Ki Sung-Yueng   13' (o.g.)
Tursunov   59'
Report Filiposyan   44' (o.g.)
Lee Dong-Gook   57'

Lebanon  1–0  Iran
Antar   27' Report

Qatar  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Tursunov   13'
Attendance: 11,260
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Iran  1–0  South Korea
Nekounam   76' Report

Qatar  1–0  Lebanon
Soria   75' Report

Iran  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Bakayev   71'

South Korea  2–1  Qatar
Lee Keun-Ho   60'
Son Heung-Min   90+6'
Report Ibrahim   63'

Uzbekistan  1–0  Lebanon
Djeparov   63' Report

Qatar  0–1  Iran
Report Ghoochannejhad   66'

Lebanon  1–1  South Korea
Maatouk   12' Report Kim Chi-Woo   90+6'

South Korea  1–0  Uzbekistan
Shorakhmedov   43' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 50,699
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Iran  4–0  Lebanon
Khalatbari   39'
Nekounam   45+1'86'
Ghoochannejhad   46'
Report
Attendance: 91,300
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

South Korea  0–1  Iran
Report Ghoochannejhad   60'
Attendance: 42,243
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Uzbekistan  5–1  Qatar
Nasimov   61'74'
Zoteev   72'
Ahmedov   87'
Bakayev   90+1'
Report Ilyas   37'
Attendance: 34,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts          
  Japan 8 5 2 1 16 5 +11 17 1–1 6–0 3–0 1–0
  Australia 8 3 4 1 12 7 +5 13 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–0
  Jordan 8 3 1 4 7 16 −9 10 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
  Oman 8 2 3 3 7 10 −3 9 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
  Iraq 8 1 2 5 4 8 −4 5 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1

Japan  3–0  Oman
Honda   11'
Maeda   51'
Okazaki   54'
Report

Jordan  1–1  Iraq
Hayel   43' Report Akram   14'

Japan  6–0  Jordan
Maeda   18'
Honda   22'31'53' (pen.)
Kagawa   35'
Kurihara   89'
Report

Oman  0–0  Australia
Report

Australia  1–1  Japan
Wilkshire   70' (pen.) Report Kurihara   65'

Iraq  1–1  Oman
Mahmoud   37' (pen.) Report Al Balushi   8'

Japan  1–0  Iraq
Maeda   25' Report

Jordan  2–1  Australia
Abdel-Fattah   50' (pen.)
Amer Deeb   73'
Report Thompson   86'
Attendance: 16,000

Oman  2–1  Jordan
Al Mahaijri   62'
Al-Mashri   87'
Report Bawab   90'

Iraq  1–2  Australia
Abdul-Zahra   72' Report Cahill   80'
Thompson   84'

Oman  1–2  Japan
Al Mahaijri   77' Report Kiyotake   20'
Okazaki   90'

Iraq  1–0  Jordan
Ahmad   86' Report
Attendance: 1,755
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Australia  2–2  Oman
Cahill   52'
Holman   85'
Report Al-Muqbali   7'
Jedinak   49' (o.g.)
Attendance: 34,603

Jordan  2–1  Japan
Bani Attiah   45+1'
Hayel   60'
Report Kagawa   69'
Attendance: 18,000

Japan  1–1  Australia
Honda   90+1' (pen.) Report Oar   81'

Oman  1–0  Iraq
Al Ajmi   45+4' Report

Australia  4–0  Jordan
Bresciano   15'
Cahill   61'
Kruse   76'
Neill   84'
Report

Iraq  0–1  Japan
Report Okazaki   89'

Australia  1–0  Iraq
Kennedy   83' Report
Attendance: 80,523

Jordan  1–0  Oman
Hayel   58' Report

GoalscorersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Iraq had to play all four home games for the Fourth round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at a neutral venue following a ban by FIFA on playing in Iraq.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – Asian Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  2. ^ "Final Round draw date set". the-afc.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  3. ^ "AFC announces key competition decisions". the-afc.com. 12 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ "FIFA Ranking rescheduled to March 7". the-afc.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Socceroos top seeds for Final Round draw". the-afc.com. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Who do you want in the Qantas Socceroos' FIFA World Cup draw?". Football Federation Australia. 8 March 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  7. ^ "43 in the fray for 2014 FWC qualifiers". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  8. ^ Crossman, Steve (2013-03-08). "BBC Sport - Lebanon head coach reveals anger over match fixing". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  9. ^ "FIFA decision on Iraq matches". Asian Football Confederation. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.

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