2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fifth Round

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The AFC Fifth Round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification was held on 5 and 9 September 2009 between the two teams that finished third in the fourth round. The order for the matches was decided by a random draw held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, the Bahamas.

The winning team advanced to a play-off against the winner of the OFC qualifying group, New Zealand. The winner of this play-off qualified for the 2010 World Cup finals.

The winner switched twice during the stoppage time in the second leg: before the stoppage time, the score was tied by 1-1 and therefore Bahrain had an advantage by away goals rule. In the first minute of the stoppage time, Saudi Arabia pulled the advantage to themselves by Hamad Al-Montashari. However, this was reversed again by Bahraini Ismael Abdullatif in the third minute of the stoppage time and Bahrain progressed on away goals.[1][2]

AFC Fifth Round play-off[edit]

5 September 2009
22:00 UTC+3
Bahrain  0 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Report
Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
9 September 2009
22:15 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  2 – 2  Bahrain
Al-Shamrani Goal 13'
Al-Montashari Goal 90+1'
Report Jaycee John Goal 42'
Abdullatif Goal 90+3'

2–2 on aggregate; Bahrain advanced on the away goals rule.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last-gasp Bahrain deny Saudis". FIFA. September 9, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "KSA 2-2 BHR: Saudis stunned in stoppage-time". Asian Football Confederation. September 10, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2011.