2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

The AFC second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, which also serves as the second round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, is being played from 5 September 2019 to 9 June 2020.[1][2]

FormatEdit

A total of 40 teams were drawn into eight groups of five to play home-and-away round-robin matches. They included the 34 teams (teams ranked 1–34 in the AFC entrant list) which received byes to this round, and the six winners from the first round.

The eight group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the third round. If Qatar, the World Cup hosts, win their group or finish as one of the four best second-placed teams, their spot in the third round will be given to the fifth best second-placed team.[3]

Matches in this round are also part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[4] Twelve teams which advance to the third round of the FIFA World Cup qualification will automatically qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Twenty-four teams (sixteen which advance directly and eight which advance from an additional play-off round) will play in the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualification to decide the remaining 16 teams. In total, the 2023 AFC Asian Cup will feature 24 teams.

SeedingEdit

The draw for the second round was held on 17 July 2019 at 17:00 MST (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5]

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of June 2019 (shown in parentheses below).[6]

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the third round.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  1.   Iran (20)
  2.   Japan (28)
  3.   South Korea (37)
  4.   Australia (43)
  5.   Qatar (55)[note 1]
  6.   United Arab Emirates (67)
  7.   Saudi Arabia (69)
  8.   China PR (73)[note 2]
  1.   Iraq (77)
  2.   Uzbekistan (82)
  3.   Syria (85)
  4.   Oman (86)
  5.   Lebanon (86)
  6.   Kyrgyzstan (95)
  7.   Vietnam (96)
  8.   Jordan (98)
  1.   Palestine (100)
  2.   India (101)
  3.   Bahrain (110)
  4.   Thailand (116)
  5.   Tajikistan (120)
  6.   North Korea (122)
  7.   Chinese Taipei (125)
  8.   Philippines (126)
  1.   Turkmenistan (135)
  2.   Myanmar (138)
  3.   Hong Kong (141)
  4.   Yemen (144)
  5.   Afghanistan (149)
  6.   Maldives (151)
  7.   Kuwait (156)
  8.   Malaysia (159)
  1.   Indonesia (160)
  2.   Singapore (162)
  3.     Nepal (165)
  4.   Cambodia (169)
  5.   Bangladesh (183)
  6.   Mongolia (187)
  7.   Guam (190)
  8.   Sri Lanka (201)

First round winners

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of each matchday is as follows.

Note: The group spots of Qatar (E1) and Bangladesh (E5) were swapped due to Qatar's participation in 2020 Copa América.

Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 5 September 2019 Team 3 vs. Team 2, Team 5 vs. Team 4
Matchday 2 10 September 2019 Team 4 vs. Team 1, Team 5 vs. Team 3
Matchday 3 10 October 2019 Team 1 vs. Team 5, Team 2 vs. Team 4
Matchday 4 15 October 2019 Team 5 vs. Team 2, Team 3 vs. Team 1
Matchday 5 14 November 2019 Team 4 vs. Team 3, Team 2 vs. Team 1
Matchday 6 19 November 2019 Team 2 vs. Team 3, Team 4 vs. Team 5
Matchday 7 26 March 2020 Team 1 vs. Team 4, Team 3 vs. Team 5
Matchday 8 31 March 2020 Team 5 vs. Team 1, Team 4 vs. Team 2
Matchday 9 4 June 2020 Team 2 vs. Team 5, Team 1 vs. Team 3
Matchday 10 9 June 2020 Team 3 vs. Team 4, Team 1 vs. Team 2

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Syria 5 5 0 0 14 4 +10 15 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0
2   China PR 4 2 1 1 13 2 +11 7 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 9 Jun '20 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 7–0
3   Philippines 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–5 0–0 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
4   Maldives 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 31 Mar '20 0–5 1–2 3–1
5   Guam (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 19 −17 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 4 Jun '20 31 Mar '20 1–4 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Guam  0–1  Maldives
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Attendance: 714
Referee: Yaqoub Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Philippines  2–5  Syria
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Attendance: 2,645
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Guam  1–4  Philippines
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Attendance: 1,096
Referee: Kim Woo-sung (South Korea)
Maldives  0–5  China PR
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Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)

China PR  7–0  Guam
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Attendance: 39,987
Referee: Ali Reda (Lebanon)
Syria  2–1  Maldives
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Philippines  0–0  China PR
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Attendance: 2,982
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Syria  4–0  Guam
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Maldives  1–2  Philippines
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Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)
Syria  2–1  China PR
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Maldives  3–1  Guam
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Attendance: 2,612
Referee: Hussein Abo Yehia (Lebanon)
Syria  1–0  Philippines
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China PR  v  Maldives
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Maldives  v  Syria
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Guam  v  China PR
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China PR  v  Philippines
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Guam  v  Syria
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China PR  v  Syria
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Australia 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15 12 Third round and Asian Cup 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 5–0 4 Jun '20
2   Kuwait 5 3 1 1 17 3 +14 10 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 0–3 31 Mar '20 7–0 9–0
3   Jordan 5 3 1 1 10 2 +8 10 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 0–0 3–0 5–0
4     Nepal (Y) 5 1 0 4 2 16 −14 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 31 Mar '20 0–1 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
5   Chinese Taipei (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 25 −23 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 1–7 9 Jun '20 1–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up; (Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Chinese Taipei  1–2  Jordan
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Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)
Kuwait  7–0    Nepal
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Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Kim Dae-yong (South Korea)

Chinese Taipei  0–2    Nepal
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Attendance: 4,780
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)
Kuwait  0–3  Australia
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Australia  5–0    Nepal
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Attendance: 18,563
Jordan  0–0  Kuwait
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Attendance: 10,720
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Chinese Taipei  1–7  Australia
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Attendance: 3,251
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
Jordan  3–0    Nepal
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Attendance: 4,863
Referee: Sadullo Gulmurodi (Tajikistan)

Kuwait  9–0  Chinese Taipei
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Jordan  0–1  Australia
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Attendance: 9,712
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

Nepal    0–1  Kuwait
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Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)
Jordan  5–0  Chinese Taipei
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Australia  v  Kuwait
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Nepal    v  Chinese Taipei
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Kuwait  v  Jordan
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Nepal    v  Australia
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Australia  v  Chinese Taipei
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Nepal    v  Jordan
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Australia  v  Jordan
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Chinese Taipei  v  Kuwait
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Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Iraq 5 3 2 0 9 2 +7 11 Third round and Asian Cup 0–0 2–1 2–0 4 Jun '20
2   Bahrain 5 2 3 0 3 1 +2 9 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 1–1 1–0 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
3   Iran 4 2 0 2 17 3 +14 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round 9 Jun '20 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 14–0
4   Hong Kong 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 31 Mar '20 0–0 0–2 2–0
5   Cambodia (Y) 5 0 1 4 1 22 −21 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–4 0–1 31 Mar '20 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Cambodia  1–1  Hong Kong
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Bahrain  1–1  Iraq
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Attendance: 6,049
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)

Cambodia  0–1  Bahrain
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Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)
Hong Kong  0–2  Iran
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Attendance: 13,942

Iran  14–0  Cambodia
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Attendance: 15,823
Iraq  2–0  Hong Kong
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Cambodia  0–4  Iraq
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Attendance: 48,258
Referee: Clifford Daypuyat (Philippines)
Bahrain  1–0  Iran
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Hong Kong  0–0  Bahrain
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Iraq  2–1  Iran
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Hong Kong  2–0  Cambodia
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Attendance: 6,497
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
Iraq  0–0  Bahrain
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Iran  v  Hong Kong
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Bahrain  v  Cambodia
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Hong Kong  v  Iraq
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Cambodia  v  Iran
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Iran  v  Bahrain
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Iraq  v  Cambodia
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Iran  v  Iraq
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Bahrain  v  Hong Kong
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Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Uzbekistan 5 3 0 2 12 6 +6 9 Third round and Asian Cup 2–3 4 Jun '20 5–0 2–0
2   Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 9 Jun '20 3–0 26 Mar '20 4 Jun '20
3   Singapore 5 2 1 2 7 10 −3 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 1–3 31 Mar '20 2–2 2–1
4   Yemen 5 1 2 2 6 11 −5 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 31 Mar '20 2–2 1–2 1–0
5   Palestine 5 1 1 3 3 5 −2 4 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 2–0 0–0 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Singapore  2–2  Yemen
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Attendance: 7,018
Referee: Shaun Evans (Australia)
Palestine  2–0  Uzbekistan
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Singapore  2–1  Palestine
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Attendance: 6,011
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Yemen  2–2  Saudi Arabia
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Uzbekistan  5–0  Yemen
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Attendance: 28,571
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Saudi Arabia  3–0  Singapore
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Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)

Singapore  1–3  Uzbekistan
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Attendance: 12,547
Referee: Shen Yinhao (China)
Palestine  0–0  Saudi Arabia
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Uzbekistan  2–3  Saudi Arabia
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Attendance: 31,524
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Yemen  1–0  Palestine
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Uzbekistan  2–0  Palestine
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Yemen  1–2  Singapore
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Saudi Arabia  v  Yemen
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Palestine  v  Singapore
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Yemen  v  Uzbekistan
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Singapore  v  Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia  v  Palestine
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Uzbekistan  v  Singapore
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Saudi Arabia  v  Uzbekistan
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Palestine  v  Yemen
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Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Qatar 5 4 1 0 11 1 +10 13 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 6–0 0–0 31 Mar '20
2   Oman 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 3–0 1–0 4–1
3   Afghanistan (Y) 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 31 Mar '20 1–1 1–0
4   India (Y) 5 0 3 2 3 5 −2 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 26 Mar '20 1–2 9 Jun '20 1–1
5   Bangladesh (Y) 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 4 Jun '20
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.

The group spots of Qatar (E1) and Bangladesh (E5) were swapped due to Qatar's participation in 2020 Copa América.

India  1–2  Oman
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Qatar  6–0  Afghanistan
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Attendance: 10,950
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)

Afghanistan  1–0  Bangladesh
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Qatar  0–0  India
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Bangladesh  0–2  Qatar
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Attendance: 24,570
Referee: Bijan Heidari (Iran)
Oman  3–0  Afghanistan
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Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

India  1–1  Bangladesh
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Attendance: 53,286
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Qatar  2–1  Oman
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Attendance: 26,731
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

Afghanistan  1–1  India
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Attendance: 8,100
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Oman  4–1  Bangladesh
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Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)

Afghanistan  0–1  Qatar
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Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Timur Faizullin (Kyrgyzstan)
Oman  1–0  India
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Attendance: 24,250
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)

Bangladesh  v  Afghanistan
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India  v  Qatar
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Afghanistan  v  Oman
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Qatar  v  Bangladesh
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Bangladesh  v  India
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Oman  v  Qatar
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Bangladesh  v  Oman
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India  v  Afghanistan
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Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Japan 4 4 0 0 13 0 +13 12 Third round and Asian Cup 9 Jun '20 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 6–0
2   Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 10 5 +5 7 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 0–2 1–1 7–0 4 Jun '20
3   Tajikistan 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–3 1–0 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
4   Myanmar 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 0–2 31 Mar '20 4–3 1–0
5   Mongolia 5 1 0 4 2 10 −8 3 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 31 Mar '20 1–2 0–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Mongolia  1–0  Myanmar
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Tajikistan  1–0  Kyrgyzstan
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Mongolia  0–1  Tajikistan
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Attendance: 3,455
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Myanmar  0–2  Japan
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Attendance: 25,500
Referee: Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim (Jordan)

Japan  6–0  Mongolia
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Attendance: 43,122
Referee: Chae Sang-hyeop (South Korea)
Kyrgyzstan  7–0  Myanmar
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Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Omar Mohamed Al-Ali (United Arab Emirates)

Mongolia  1–2  Kyrgyzstan
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Attendance: 2,182
Referee: Hussein Abo Yehia (Lebanon)
Tajikistan  0–3  Japan
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Attendance: 19,100
Referee: Zaid Thamer (Iraq)

Myanmar  4–3  Tajikistan
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Attendance: 7,365
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Kyrgyzstan  0–2  Japan
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Attendance: 17,543
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoish (Saudi Arabia)

Myanmar  1–0  Mongolia
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Kyrgyzstan  1–1  Tajikistan
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Japan  v  Myanmar
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Tajikistan  v  Mongolia
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Myanmar  v  Kyrgyzstan
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Mongolia  v  Japan
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Japan  v  Tajikistan
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Kyrgyzstan  v  Mongolia
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Tajikistan  v  Myanmar
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Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Vietnam 5 3 2 0 5 1 +4 11 Third round and Asian Cup 1–0 0–0 1–0 4 Jun '20
2   Malaysia 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 31 Mar '20 2–1 1–2 2–0
3   Thailand 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–0 9 Jun '20 2–1 26 Mar '20
4   United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 4 Jun '20 5–0
5   Indonesia (Z) 5 0 0 5 3 16 −13 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 1–3 2–3 0–3 31 Mar '20
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Thailand  0–0  Vietnam
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Attendance: 19,011
Referee: Saoud Al-Adba (Qatar)
Indonesia  2–3  Malaysia
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Indonesia  0–3  Thailand
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Attendance: 11,619
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Malaysia  1–2  United Arab Emirates
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Attendance: 43,200
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

Vietnam  1–0  Malaysia
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United Arab Emirates  5–0  Indonesia
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Indonesia  1–3  Vietnam
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Attendance: 8,237
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Thailand  2–1  United Arab Emirates
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Malaysia  2–1  Thailand
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Vietnam  1–0  United Arab Emirates
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Malaysia  2–0  Indonesia
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Vietnam  0–0  Thailand
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United Arab Emirates  v  Malaysia
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Malaysia  v  Vietnam
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Indonesia  v  United Arab Emirates
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Attendance: 0[note 12]

United Arab Emirates  v  Thailand
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Vietnam  v  Indonesia
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United Arab Emirates  v  Vietnam
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Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Turkmenistan 5 3 0 2 8 5 +3 9 Third round and Asian Cup 0–2 31 Mar '20 3–1 2–0
2   South Korea 4 2 2 0 10 0 +10 8 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 4 Jun '20 8–0
3   Lebanon 5 2 2 1 5 3 +2 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–1 0–0 0–0 4 Jun '20
4   North Korea 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 9 Jun '20 0–0 2–0 26 Mar '20
5   Sri Lanka (Z) 5 0 0 5 0 16 −16 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 31 Mar '20 0–3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
North Korea  2–0  Lebanon
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Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov (Uzbekistan)
Sri Lanka  0–2  Turkmenistan
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Attendance: 1,120
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoish (Saudi Arabia)

Turkmenistan  0–2  South Korea
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Sri Lanka  0–1  North Korea
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Attendance: 1,258
Referee: Timur Faizullin (Kyrgyzstan)

South Korea  8–0  Sri Lanka
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Attendance: 23,522
Referee: Hasan Akrami (Iran)
Lebanon  2–1  Turkmenistan
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Attendance: 7,820
Referee: Takuto Okabe (Japan)

North Korea  0–0  South Korea
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Sri Lanka  0–3  Lebanon
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Attendance: 1,052
Referee: Ammar Mahfoodh (Bahrain)

Turkmenistan  3–1  North Korea
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Lebanon  0–0  South Korea
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Turkmenistan  2–0  Sri Lanka
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Attendance: 26,304
Referee: Saoud Al-Adba (Qatar)
Lebanon  0–0  North Korea
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Attendance: [note 13]
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)

South Korea  v  Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan  v  Lebanon
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South Korea  v  North Korea
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Lebanon  v  Sri Lanka
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Ranking of runner-up teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E   Oman 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7 12 World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup
2 B   Kuwait 5 3 1 1 17 3 +14 10
3 G   Malaysia 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9
4 C   Bahrain 5 2 3 0 3 1 +2 9
5 H   South Korea 4 2 2 0 10 0 +10 8 World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a]
6 D   Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round
7 A   China PR 4 2 1 1 13 2 +11 7
8 F   Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 10 5 +5 7
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Should Qatar win Group E or be among the four best runners-up, they will advance to 2023 AFC Asian Cup only. The fifth best runner-up will take Qatar's place in the World Cup qualifying third round.[3]

Ranking of fourth-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 H   North Korea 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round
2 G   United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 6
3 A   Maldives 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4 6
4 F   Myanmar 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 6
5 C   Hong Kong 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
6 D   Yemen 5 1 2 2 6 11 −5 5
7 E   India 5 0 3 2 3 5 −2 3
8 B     Nepal 5 1 0 4 2 16 −14 3
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 281 goals scored in 96 matches, for an average of 2.93 goals per match (as of 19 November 2019).

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals