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2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

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 will double as part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[4] The teams which advance to the third round will qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The next best 24 teams (including 16 teams which advance directly and eight teams which advance from an additional play-off round) will play in the third round of AFC Asian Cup qualifying to decide the remaining slots of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which will involve a total of 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)

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   China PR 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3 Third round and Asian Cup 9 Jun '20 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 10 Oct
2   Syria 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 14 Nov 19 Nov 10 Oct 4 Jun '20
3   Philippines 2 1 0 1 6 6 0 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 15 Oct 2–5 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
4   Maldives 2 1 0 1 1 5 −4 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 0–5 31 Mar '20 14 Nov 19 Nov
5   Guam 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 31 Mar '20 15 Oct 1–4 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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  v  Guam
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Philippines  v  China PR
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Syria  v  China PR
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Maldives  v  Philippines
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Syria  v  Philippines
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Maldives  v  Guam
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China PR  v  Maldives
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Philippines  v  Guam
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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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Philippines  v  Maldives
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 7 3 +4 3 Third round and Asian Cup 0–3 31 Mar '20 7–0 14 Nov
2   Australia 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 10 Oct 4 Jun '20
3   Jordan 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 10 Oct 14 Nov 15 Oct 19 Nov
4     Nepal 2 1 0 1 2 7 −5 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 19 Nov 31 Mar '20 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
5   Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 9 Jun '20 15 Oct 1–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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  v    Nepal
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Jordan  v  Kuwait
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Chinese Taipei  v  Australia
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Jordan  v    Nepal
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Jordan  v  Australia
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Kuwait  v  Chinese Taipei
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Jordan  v  Chinese Taipei
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Nepal    v  Kuwait
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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   Bahrain 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Third round and Asian Cup 15 Oct 1–1 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20
2   Iran 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 9 Jun '20 10 Oct 26 Mar '20
3   Iraq 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 Asian Cup qualifying third round 19 Nov 14 Nov 4 Jun '20 10 Oct
4   Cambodia 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 0–1 31 Mar '20 15 Oct 1–1
5   Hong Kong 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 14 Nov 0–2 31 Mar '20 19 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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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Report (AFC)
Attendance: 13,942

Iran  v  Cambodia
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Iraq  v  Hong Kong
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Bahrain  v  Iran
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Cambodia  v  Iraq
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Iraq  v  Iran
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Hong Kong  v  Bahrain
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Iraq  v  Bahrain
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Hong Kong  v  Cambodia
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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   Singapore 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 2–2 31 Mar '20 15 Oct
2   Palestine 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 15 Oct 2–0
3   Yemen 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2 Asian Cup qualifying third round 19 Nov 14 Nov 2–2 31 Mar '20
4   Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 10 Oct 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20
5   Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 4 Jun '20 19 Nov 10 Oct 14 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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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Singapore  v  Uzbekistan
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Uzbekistan  v  Saudi Arabia
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Yemen  v  Palestine
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Uzbekistan  v  Palestine
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Yemen  v  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 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 4 Third round and Asian Cup 15 Oct 6–0 0–0 31 Mar '20
2   Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 10 Oct 19 Nov 14 Nov
3   Afghanistan 2 1 0 1 1 6 −5 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 19 Nov 31 Mar '20 14 Nov 1–0
4   India 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 26 Mar '20 1–2 9 Jun '20 15 Oct
5   Bangladesh 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 10 Oct 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 4 Jun '20
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. Should Qatar win this group or be among the four best runners-up, they will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round only and the fifth best runners-up will take Qatar's place in the third round, also advancing to the Asian Cup.[3]
  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  v  Qatar
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India  v  Bangladesh
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Qatar  v  Oman
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Oman  v  Bangladesh
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Afghanistan  v  India
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Oman  v  India
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Afghanistan  v  Qatar
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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   Tajikistan 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6 Third round and Asian Cup 15 Oct 26 Mar '20 1–0 9 Jun '20
2   Japan 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 10 Oct 9 Jun '20 26 Mar '20
3   Mongolia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 31 Mar '20 15 Oct 1–0
4   Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 19 Nov 14 Nov 4 Jun '20 10 Oct
5   Myanmar 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 14 Nov 0–2 19 Nov 31 Mar '20
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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  v  Mongolia
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Kyrgyzstan  v  Myanmar
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Mongolia  v  Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyzstan  v  Japan
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Myanmar  v  Tajikistan
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Kyrgyzstan  v  Tajikistan
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Myanmar  v  Mongolia
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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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Japan  v  Kyrgyzstan
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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   Thailand 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4 Third round and Asian Cup 15 Oct 9 Jun '20 0–0 26 Mar '20
2   United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 10 Oct
3   Malaysia 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 14 Nov 1–2 31 Mar '20 19 Nov
4   Vietnam 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 19 Nov 14 Nov 10 Oct 4 Jun '20
5   Indonesia 2 0 0 2 2 6 −4 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–3 31 Mar '20 2–3 15 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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-Athbah (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)

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   North Korea 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6 Third round and Asian Cup 15 Oct 9 Jun '20 2–0 26 Mar '20
2   South Korea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 4 Jun '20 26 Mar '20 9 Jun '20 10 Oct
3   Turkmenistan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round 14 Nov 0–2 31 Mar '20 19 Nov
4   Lebanon 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 19 Nov 14 Nov 10 Oct 4 Jun '20
5   Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–1 31 Mar '20 0–2 15 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the 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  v  Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka  v  Lebanon
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Lebanon  v  South Korea
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Turkmenistan  v  North Korea
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Lebanon  v  North Korea
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Turkmenistan  v  Sri Lanka
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South Korea  v  Turkmenistan
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North Korea  v  Sri Lanka
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Turkmenistan  v  Lebanon
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Sri Lanka  v  South Korea
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South Korea  v  North Korea
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Lebanon  v  Sri Lanka
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North Korea  v  Turkmenistan
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Ranking of runner-up teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Syria 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 3 Third round and Asian Cup
2 B   Australia 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3
3 C   Iran 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
4 F   Japan 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
5 H   South Korea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a]
6 D   Palestine 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round
7 E   Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
8 G   United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 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 the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The fifth best runner-up will take Qatar's place in the FIFA World Cup qualification third round, also advancing to the Asian Cup.[3]

Ranking of fourth-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Maldives 2 1 0 1 1 5 −4 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round
2 B     Nepal 2 1 0 1 2 7 −5 3
3 D   Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
4 G   Vietnam 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
5 C   Cambodia 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
6 E   India 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
7 F   Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
8 H   Lebanon 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

GoalscorersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Qatar have already qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as tournament hosts and are competing to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
  2. ^ China have already qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup as tournament hosts and are competing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  3. ^ a b c d Syria play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns from the Syrian Civil War.[7]
  4. ^ a b c d e f The home matches of Nepal against Chinese Taipei, Jordan and Kuwait were swapped with the away matches at the request of the All Nepal Football Association with consent from the opponents.[8] The only Nepali stadium that meets the required criteria for this competition is the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, which was damaged in the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, and would not be repaired in time.[9]
  5. ^ a b c d Yemen play their home matches in Bahrain because of security concerns from the Yemeni Civil War.[10]
  6. ^ a b c d Afghanistan play their home matches in Tajikistan because of security concerns from the War in Afghanistan.[11]
  7. ^ United Arab Emirates will play their home match against Indonesia without spectators because of an incident from the 2019 AFC Asian Cup encounter between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2019" (PDF). AFC. 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2020" (PDF). AFC. 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Groups finalised for Qatar 2022 & China 2023 race". The-AFC.com. 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Asia's 2022 Football World Cup qualifiers drawn, features continent's lowest ranked national teams". NewsIn.Asia. 20 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Asian hopefuls begin mammoth campaign for Qatar 2022". FIFA.com. 17 July 2019.
  6. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking – June 2019 (AFC)". FIFA.com. 14 June 2019.
  7. ^ "سوريا تلعب مبارياتها في تصفيات كأس آسيا والمونديال على ملاعب الإمارات" (in Arabic). Al Bayan. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Kuwait FA agrees to host Nepal". The Himalayan Times. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Dashrath Stadium not capable of hosting first two World Cup Qualifying matches". The Kathmandu Post. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  10. ^ "اليمن يلعب مباريات التصفيات الآسيوية على أرض البحرين" (in Arabic). Al-Watan. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  11. ^ "'Rested booters' to leave for Dushanbe on Sep 1". The Daily Star. 15 August 2019.
  12. ^ "AFC DEC issues USD$150,000 fine on UAE FA". the-afc.com. 11 March 2019.

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