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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

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

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FormatEdit

In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings (Japan, South Korea, Australia, North Korea, Bahrain). The teams were drawn into five groups of four teams, at the World Cup Preliminary Draw at the Marina da Glória in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 30 July 2011.[1][2]

The matches were played from 2 September 2011 to 29 February 2012. The top two teams in each group advanced to the fourth round.

SeedingEdit

The 20 teams were divided into four pots for the draw, each containing five teams. The July 2011 FIFA Ranking – released on 27 July – was used to seed the teams.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Japan (16)
  Australia (23)
  South Korea (28)
  Iran (54)
  China PR (73)

  Uzbekistan (83)
  Qatar (90)
  Jordan (91)
  Saudi Arabia (92)
  Kuwait (95)

  Bahrain (100)
  Syria (104)*
  Oman (107)
  Iraq (108)
  United Arab Emirates (109)

  North Korea (115)
  Thailand (119)
  Singapore (131)
  Indonesia (137)
  Lebanon (159)

Note: Syria was replaced by Tajikistan in the Third Round on 19 August 2011 following the awarding of both Second Round matches to Tajikistan.[3]

GroupsEdit

  Top two teams in each group advanced to the Fourth Round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Iraq 6 5 0 1 14 4 +10 15 0–2 1–0 7–1
  Jordan 6 4 0 2 11 7 +4 12 1–3 2–1 2–0
  China PR 6 3 0 3 10 6 +4 9 0–1 3–1 2–1
  Singapore 6 0 0 6 2 20 −18 0 0–2 0–3 0–4

China PR  2–1  Singapore
Zheng Zhi   69' (pen.)
Yu Hai   73'
Report Đurić   33'
Attendance: 17,000

Iraq  0–2  Jordan
Report Abdel-Fattah   43'
Abdallah Deeb   47'
Attendance: 24,000

Singapore  0–2  Iraq
Report Abdul-Zahra   50'
Mahmoud   86'
Attendance: 5,505
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Jordan  2–1  China PR
Abdel-Rahman   49'
Amer Deeb   56'
Report Hao Junmin   57'

Singapore  0–3  Jordan
Report Abdallah Deeb   11'
B. Bani Yaseen   54'
Hayel   64'

China PR  0–1  Iraq
Report Mahmoud   45'

Iraq  1–0  China PR
Mahmoud   90+2' Report

Jordan  2–0  Singapore
Hayel   15'
Amer Deeb   65'
Report

Singapore  0–4  China PR
Report Yu Hai   41'
Li Weifeng   56'
Zheng Zheng   73'81'

Jordan  1–3  Iraq
Abdel-Fattah   17' Report Akram   55'81'
Munir   65'

China PR  3–1  Jordan
Hao Junmin   43'69'
Yu Dabao   88'
Report Fathi   85'

Iraq  7–1  Singapore
Jassim   5'
Mahmoud   11'61'90+3'
H. W. Mohammed   22' (pen.)
Akram   36' (pen.)
Karim   48'
Report Isa   27'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  South Korea 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 6–0 2–0 2–1
  Lebanon 6 3 1 2 10 14 −4 10 2–1 2–2 3–1
  Kuwait 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 1–1 0–1 2–1
  United Arab Emirates 6 1 0 5 9 14 −5 3 0–2 4–2 2–3

South Korea  6–0  Lebanon
Park Chu-Young   8'45+1'67'
Ji Dong-Won   66'85'
Kim Jung-Woo   82'
Report
Attendance: 37,655

United Arab Emirates  2–3  Kuwait
Al Hammadi   84'
Khalil   89'
Report Nasser   7'65'
Al-Mutawa   51'
Attendance: 8,715
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

Lebanon  3–1  United Arab Emirates
Ghaddar   37' (pen.)
Moghrabi   52'
Antar   83'
Report Khamees   16'

Kuwait  1–1  South Korea
Fadhel   54' Report Park Chu-Young   9'

South Korea  2–1  United Arab Emirates
Park Chu-Young   55'
Al-Kamali   64' (o.g.)
Report Matar   90+2'
Attendance: 28,689
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

Lebanon  2–2  Kuwait
Maatouk   15'86' (pen.) Report Neda   51'
Younes   89' (o.g.)

United Arab Emirates  0–2  South Korea
Report Lee Keun-Ho   88'
Park Chu-Young   90+3'

Kuwait  0–1  Lebanon
Report El Ali   57'

Lebanon  2–1  South Korea
Al Saadi   4'
Ali Atwi   32' (pen.)
Report Koo Ja-Cheol   20' (pen.)

Kuwait  2–1  United Arab Emirates
Al Enezi   50'
Abbas   68' (o.g.)
Report Matar   19'

South Korea  2–0  Kuwait
Lee Dong-Gook   65'
Lee Keun-Ho   71'
Report

United Arab Emirates  4–2  Lebanon
Saeed   20'78'
Al-Wehaibi   38'
Matar   69'
Report El Ali   23'
Maatouk   45+2'
Attendance: 10,000

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Uzbekistan 6 5 1 0 8 1 +7 16 1–1 1–0 3–0
  Japan 6 3 1 2 14 3 +11 10 0–1 1–0 8–0
  North Korea 6 2 1 3 3 4 −1 7 0–1 1–0 1–0
  Tajikistan 6 0 1 5 1 18 −17 1 0–1 0–4 1–1

Japan  1–0  North Korea
Yoshida   90+4' Report

Tajikistan  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Shatskikh   72'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

North Korea  1–0  Tajikistan
Pak Nam-Chol   14' Report
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Uzbekistan  1–1  Japan
Djeparov   8' Report Okazaki   65'

North Korea  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Geynrikh   26'
Attendance: 29,000

Japan  8–0  Tajikistan
Havenaar   11'47'
Okazaki   19'74'
Komano   35'
Kagawa   41'68'
Nakamura   56'
Report
Attendance: 44,688

Tajikistan  0–4  Japan
Report Konno   36'
Okazaki   61'90+2'
Maeda   82'

Uzbekistan  1–0  North Korea
Kapadze   48' Report

North Korea  1–0  Japan
Pak Nam-Chol   50' Report

Uzbekistan  3–0  Tajikistan
Tursunov   35'
Ahmedov   60'
Geynrikh   70'
Report

Tajikistan  1–1  North Korea
Khamrakulov   61' Report Jang Song-Hyok   54' (pen.)

Japan  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Shadrin   53'
Attendance: 42,720

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Australia 6 5 0 1 13 5 +8 15 3–0 4–2 2–1
  Oman 6 2 2 2 3 6 −3 8 1–0 0–0 2–0
  Saudi Arabia 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 6 1–3 0–0 3–0
  Thailand 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4 0–1 3–0 0–0

Australia  2–1  Thailand
Kennedy   58'
Brosque   86'
Report Teerasil   15'
Attendance: 24,540

Oman  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Attendance: 14,000

Thailand  3–0  Oman
Sompong   35'
Teerasil   41'
Al-Farsi   90+1' (o.g.)
Report

Saudi Arabia  1–3  Australia
Al-Shamrani   66' Report Kennedy   40'56'
Wilkshire   77' (pen.)

Australia  3–0  Oman
Holman   8'
Kennedy   65'
Jedinak   85'
Report
Attendance: 24,732

Thailand  0–0  Saudi Arabia
Report

Oman  1–0  Australia
Al-Hosni   18' Report

Saudi Arabia  3–0  Thailand
Hazazi   59'
Al-Fraidi   80'
Noor   89' (pen.)
Report

Thailand  0–1  Australia
Report Holman   77'

Saudi Arabia  0–0  Oman
Report

Australia  4–2  Saudi Arabia
Brosque   43'75'
Kewell   73'
Emerton   76'
Report Al-Dawsari   19'
Al-Shamrani   45+2'
Attendance: 24,240

Oman  2–0  Thailand
Al-Hadhri   8'
Al-Muqbali   90+2'
Report

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Iran 6 3 3 0 17 5 +12 12 2–2 6–0 3–0
  Qatar 6 2 4 0 10 5 +5 10 1–1 0–0 4–0
  Bahrain 6 2 3 1 13 7 +6 9 1–1 0–0 10–0
  Indonesia 6 0 0 6 3 26 −23 0 1–4 2–3 0–2

Iran  3–0  Indonesia
Nekounam   53'74'
Teymourian   87'
Report
Attendance: 75,800
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Bahrain  0–0  Qatar
Report

Indonesia  0–2  Bahrain
Report Saeed   45+1'
Abdul-Latif   70'

Qatar  1–1  Iran
El-Sayed   56' Report Aghily   46'

Indonesia  2–3  Qatar
Gonzáles   27'35' Report Al Sulaiti   14'
Khalfan   32'
Razak   59'

Iran  6–0  Bahrain
Hosseini   22'
Jabbari   34'
Aghily   42'
Teymourian   61'
Ansarifard   75'
Rezaei   83'
Report
Attendance: 82,000

Bahrain  1–1  Iran
Al-Ajmi   45' Report Jabbari   90+2'

Qatar  4–0  Indonesia
Razak   30'
Khalfan   34' (pen.)63'
Soria   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

Indonesia  1–4  Iran
Pamungkas   44' Report Meydavoudi   7'
Jabbari   21'
Rezaei   25'
Nekounam   73' (pen.)

Qatar  0–0  Bahrain
Report

Bahrain  10–0  Indonesia
Abdul-Latif   5' (pen.)71'75'
Al Alawi   16'61'
Abdulrahman   35' (pen.)42'
Saeed   63'82'90+4'
Report

Iran  2–2  Qatar
Dejagah   4'50' Report Khalfan   9' (pen.)
Kasola   86'
Attendance: 51,300

GoalscorersEdit

There were 173 goals scored in 60 games, for an average of 2.88 goals per game.

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Iraq had to play their remaining home games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at a neutral venue following a ban by FIFA on playing in Iraq.[4]
  2. ^ Moved from the original venue at Yanggakdo Stadium due to the poor condition of the pitch.[5]
  3. ^ Moved from the original venue at Rajamangala Stadium due to flooding.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – Asian Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  2. ^ "Stage set for FWCQ R3 draw". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  3. ^ Syria disqualified from 2014 FIFA World Cup FIFA.com; 19 August 2011
  4. ^ "FIFA decision on Iraq matches". Asian Football Confederation. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  5. ^ "New stadium for PRK-JPN match". The-AFC.com. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Teerasil set to miss crucial W Cup qualifier". nationmultimedia.com. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.

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