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 15 June 2021.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Matches in this round are also part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[5] 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 12 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.[6]

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of June 2019 (shown in parentheses below).[7]

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.

On 5 March 2020, FIFA announced that it would be monitoring the health situation in the region for possible rescheduling of matchdays 7 through 10 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] Later on 9 March, FIFA and AFC jointly announced that the matches on matchdays 7–10 due to take place in March and June 2020 were postponed, with the new dates to be confirmed. However, subject to approval by FIFA and AFC, and agreement of both member associations, the matches may be played as scheduled provided that the safety of all individuals involved meets the required standards.[9][10] On 5 June, AFC confirmed that matchdays 7 and 8 were scheduled to take place on 8 and 13 October respectively while matchdays 9 and 10 were scheduled to kick off on 12 and 17 November.[11] On 12 August, FIFA announced that the matches scheduled for October and November 2020 would be rescheduled to 2021.[12][13]

On 11 November 2020, the AFC Competitions Committee agreed at its third meeting that all remaining second round matches should be completed by 15 June 2021 with matchdays 7 and 8 in March 2021 and matchdays 9 and 10 in June 2021.[3] On the same day, however, FIFA, along with the Bangladeshi and Qatari associations, gave approval to the only second round match originally scheduled for 2020, Qatar versus Bangladesh, which was played on 4 December.[14]

On 19 February 2021, FIFA and AFC postponed the majority of the upcoming matches to June.[15]

Note: The group spots of Qatar and Bangladesh were swapped due to Qatar's planned participation in the 2020 Copa América, which was later deferred (becoming the 2021 Copa América).

Matchday Date(s)
Matchday 1 5 September 2019
Matchday 2 10 September 2019
Matchday 3 10 October 2019
Matchday 4 15 October 2019
Matchday 5 14 November 2019
Matchday 6 19 November 2019
Matchday 7 25 March and 3 June 2021
Matchday 8 4 December 2020, 30 March and 7 June 2021
Matchday 9 11 June 2021
Matchday 10 15 June 2021
Original group stage schedule
Matchday Date
Matchday 7 26 March 2020, later 8 October
Matchday 8 31 March 2020, later 13 October
Matchday 9 4 June 2020, later 12 November, then 7 June 2021
Matchday 10 9 June 2020, later 17 November

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] 15 Jun 11 Jun 3 Jun 7–0
3   Philippines 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–5 0–0 15 Jun 3 Jun
4   Maldives 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 7 Jun 0–5 1–2 3–1
5   Guam (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 19 −17 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 11 Jun 7 Jun 1–4 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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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China PR  7–0  Guam
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 39,987
Referee: Ali Reda (Lebanon)
Syria  2–1  Maldives
Report (FIFA)
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Philippines  0–0  China PR
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 2,982
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Syria  4–0  Guam
Report (FIFA)
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Maldives  1–2  Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)
Syria  2–1  China PR
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Maldives  3–1  Guam
Report (FIFA)
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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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Philippines  v  Guam
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Guam  v  China PR
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Maldives  v  Syria
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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   Australia 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15 12 Third round and Asian Cup 3 Jun 15 Jun 5–0 11 Jun
2   Kuwait 5 3 1 1 17 3 +14 10 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 0–3 7 Jun 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] 7 Jun 0–1 11 Jun 3 Jun
5   Chinese Taipei (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 25 −23 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 1–7 15 Jun 1–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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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Report (AFC)
Attendance: 10,720
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Chinese Taipei  1–7  Australia
Report (FIFA)
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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
Report (FIFA)
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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 11 Jun
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 15 Jun 3 Jun
3   Iran 4 2 0 2 17 3 +14 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round 15 Jun 11 Jun 3 Jun 14–0
4   Hong Kong 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 7 Jun 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 7 Jun 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
Bahrain  1–1  Iraq
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,049
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)

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

Iran  14–0  Cambodia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 15,823
Iraq  2–0  Hong Kong
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Cambodia  0–4  Iraq
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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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Cambodia  v  Iran
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Hong Kong  v  Iraq
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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 11 Jun 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] 15 Jun 3–0 3 Jun 30 Mar
3   Singapore 5 2 1 2 7 10 −3 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 1–3 7 Jun 2–2 2–1
4   Yemen 5 1 2 2 6 11 −5 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 7 Jun 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 3 Jun 15 Jun
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 7,018
Referee: Shaun Evans (Australia)
Palestine  2–0  Uzbekistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Singapore  2–1  Palestine
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,011
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Yemen  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan  5–0  Yemen
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 28,571
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Saudi Arabia  3–0  Singapore
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)

Singapore  1–3  Uzbekistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 12,547
Referee: Shen Yinhao (China)
Palestine  0–0  Saudi Arabia
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Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan  2–3  Saudi Arabia
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Report (AFC)
Attendance: 31,524
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Yemen  1–0  Palestine
Report (FIFA)
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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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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 6 5 1 0 16 1 +15 16 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 6–0 0–0 5–0
2   Oman 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 11 Jun 3–0 1–0 4–1
3   Afghanistan (Y) 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 7 Jun 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] 3 Jun 1–2 15 Jun 1–1
5   Bangladesh (Z) 5 0 1 4 2 13 −11 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 15 Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun
Updated to match(es) played on 4 December 2020. Source: FIFA
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.

The group spots of Qatar and Bangladesh were swapped due to Qatar's planned participation in the 2020 Copa América. The tournament was later deferred (becoming the 2021 Copa América), and eventually Qatar withdrew from it.

India  1–2  Oman
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 22,798
Referee: Mooud Bonyadifard (Iran)
Qatar  6–0  Afghanistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 24,570
Referee: Bijan Heidari (Iran)
Oman  3–0  Afghanistan
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

India  1–1  Bangladesh
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 53,286
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Qatar  2–1  Oman
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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
Report (FIFA)
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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
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 24,250
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)

Qatar  5–0  Bangladesh
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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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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 15 Jun 11 Jun 3 Jun 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 11 Jun
3   Tajikistan 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–3 1–0 15 Jun 25 Mar
4   Myanmar 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 0–2 7 Jun 4–3 1–0
5   Mongolia 5 1 0 4 2 10 −8 3 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 30 Mar 1–2 0–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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
Report (FIFA)
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Attendance: 43,122
Referee: Chae Sang-hyeop (South Korea)
Kyrgyzstan  7–0  Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
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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Myanmar  v  Kyrgyzstan
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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   Vietnam 5 3 2 0 5 1 +4 11 Third round and Asian Cup 1–0 0–0 1–0 11 Jun
2   Malaysia 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 7 Jun 2–1 1–2 2–0
3   Thailand 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–0 15 Jun 2–1 3 Jun
4   United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 15 Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun 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 7 Jun
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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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Attendance: 38,256
Referee: Mooud Bonyadifard (Iran)
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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Thailand  v  Indonesia
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Indonesia  v  United Arab Emirates
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Attendance: 0[note 15]
Malaysia  v  Vietnam
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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   Turkmenistan 5 3 0 2 8 5 +3 9 Third round and Asian Cup 0–2 7 Jun 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] 3 Jun 15 Jun 11 Jun 8–0
3   Lebanon 5 2 2 1 5 3 +2 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–1 0–0 0–0 11 Jun
4   North Korea 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 15 Jun 0–0 2–0 3 Jun
5   Sri Lanka (Z) 5 0 0 5 0 16 −16 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 7 Jun 0–3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
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 16]
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)

North Korea  v  Sri Lanka
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South Korea  v  Turkmenistan
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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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South Korea  v  Lebanon
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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 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.[4]


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 286 goals scored in 97 matches, for an average of 2.95 goals per match (as of 4 December 2020).

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals