1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 30 teams entered the competition. The Asian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

There were two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 30 teams were divided into 6 groups of 5 teams each, although Myanmar and Nepal withdrew after playing no match. The teams would play against each other twice. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 6 teams would play against each other once in Qatar. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iraq 8 6 1 1 28 4 +24 13
2  China PR 8 6 0 2 18 4 +14 12
3  Yemen 8 3 2 3 12 13 -1 8
4  Jordan 8 2 3 3 12 15 -3 7
5  Pakistan 8 0 0 8 2 36 -34 0

Iraq advanced to the Final Round.




















Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 6 3 3 0 15 2 +13 9
2  Syria 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9
3  Oman 6 2 2 2 10 5 +5 6
4  Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 6 3 31 -28 0
5  Myanmar Withdrew

Iran advanced to the Final Round.












Group C[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  North Korea 8 7 1 0 19 6 +13 15
2  Qatar 8 5 1 2 22 8 +14 11
3  Singapore 8 5 0 3 12 12 0 10
4  Indonesia 8 1 0 7 6 19 -13 2
5  Vietnam 8 1 0 7 4 18 -14 2

North Korea advanced to the Final Round.




















Group D[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 8 7 1 0 23 1 +22 15
2  Bahrain 8 3 3 2 9 6 +3 9
3  Lebanon 8 2 4 2 8 9 -1 8
4  Hong Kong 8 2 1 5 9 19 -10 5
5  India 8 1 1 6 8 22 -14 3

South Korea advanced to the Final Round.




















Group E[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 0 20 1 +19 10
2  Kuwait 6 3 2 1 21 4 +17 8
3  Malaysia 6 2 2 2 16 7 +9 6
4  Macau 6 0 0 6 1 46 -45 0
5    Nepal withdrew

Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round.












Group F[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Japan 8 7 1 0 28 2 +26 15
2  United Arab Emirates 8 6 1 1 19 4 +15 13
3  Thailand 8 4 0 4 13 7 +6 8
4  Bangladesh 8 2 0 6 7 28 -21 4
5  Sri Lanka 8 0 0 8 0 26 -26 0

Japan advanced to the Final Round.




















Final round[edit]

With both Iran, North Korea and Iraq qualifying for the final round fears were expressed in the United States of those countries potentially turning up at their tournament, since the three nations at the time were under economic sanctions by the United States.[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 5 2 3 0 8 6 +2 7
2  South Korea 5 2 2 1 9 4 +5 6
3  Japan 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 6
4  Iraq 5 1 3 1 9 9 0 5
5  Iran 5 2 0 3 8 11 −3 4
6  North Korea 5 1 0 4 5 12 −7 2

Saudi Arabia and South Korea qualified.

October 15, 1993
North Korea  3 – 2  Iraq
Kim Gwang-Min Goal 63'
Kim Gyong-Il Goal 76'
Choi Won-Nam Goal 80'
Kadhim Goal 8'46'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
October 15, 1993
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Japan
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
October 16, 1993
Iran  0 – 3  South Korea
Park Jung-bae Goal 18'
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 79'
Ko Jeong-Woon Goal 81'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)

October 18, 1993
North Korea  1 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Ryu Song-Gun Goal 68' Mehalel Goal 56'
Al-Muwallid Goal 73'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
October 18, 1993
Japan  1 – 2  Iran
Nakayama Goal 88' Hassanzadeh Goal 45'
Daei Goal 85'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)
October 19, 1993
Iraq  2 – 2  South Korea
Hussein Goal 32'
Jafar Goal 86'
Kim Pan-Keun Goal 40'
Hong Myung-Bo Goal 67' (pen)
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)

October 21, 1993
North Korea  0 – 3  Japan
Miura Goal 28'69'
Nakayama Goal 51'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
October 22, 1993
Iraq  2 – 1  Iran
Radhi Goal 20'
Kadhim Goal 38'
Daei Goal 21'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
October 22, 1993
South Korea  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Shin Hong-Ki Goal 63' Madani Goal 90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)

October 24, 1993
Iraq  1 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Radhi Goal 1' Owairan Goal 36'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)
October 25, 1993
Japan  1 – 0  South Korea
Miura Goal 61'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)
October 25, 1993
Iran  2 – 1  North Korea
Daei Goal 49'66' Choi Won-Nam Goal 22'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)

October 28, 1993
South Korea  3 – 0  North Korea
Ko Jeong-Woon Goal 49'
Hwang Seon-Hong Goal 53'
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 75'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
October 28, 1993
Saudi Arabia  4 – 3  Iran
Al-Jaber Goal 21'
Mehalel Goal 27'
Al-Mousa Goal 47'
Falatah Goal 74'
Fonounizadeh Goal 43'52'
Manafi Goal 90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Main article: Agony of Doha
October 28, 1993
Iraq  2 – 2  Japan
Shenaishil Goal 54'
Salman Goal 90'
Miura Goal 5'
Nakayama Goal 80'
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hersh, Phil. LIBYAN BAN RAISES CUP QUESTIONS. Chicago Tribune. Jul 11, 1993. 3.