2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

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This page provides the summaries of the AFC First Round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Format[edit]

In this round teams ranked from 6–24 were randomly drawn against teams ranked from 25–43, and the draw took place on 6 August 2007 in the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Teams ranked from 1–5 received a bye to the third round.

The matches were held between 8 October 2007 and 30 October 2007. The 11 highest ranked teams (according to the first round seeding) among the 19 winners advanced to the third round of the Asian qualifiers, while the eight remaining teams advanced to the second round in November 2007.

Summary[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pakistan  0–7  Iraq 0–7 0–01
Uzbekistan  11–0  Chinese Taipei 9–0 2–0
Thailand  13–2  Macau 6–1 7–1
Sri Lanka  0–6  Qatar 0–1 0–5
China PR  11–0  Myanmar 7–0 4–04
Bhutan  w/o2  Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan  2–2
(5–6 pens)
 Jordan 2–0 0–2 (aet)
Vietnam  0–6  United Arab Emirates 0–1 0–5
Bahrain  4–1  Malaysia 4–1 0–0
Timor-Leste  3–11  Hong Kong 2–35 1–8
Syria  5–1  Afghanistan 3–0 2–11
Yemen  3–2  Maldives 3–0 0–2
Bangladesh  1–6  Tajikistan 1–1 0–5
Mongolia  2–9  North Korea 1–4 1–5
Oman  4–0    Nepal 2–0 2–0
Palestine  0–7  Singapore 0–41 0–36
Lebanon  6–3  India 4–1 2–2
Cambodia  1–5  Turkmenistan 0–1 1–4
Guam  w/o3  Indonesia
  1. ^ For security reasons, Iraq played their home leg in Syria, Palestine played their home leg in Qatar and Afghanistan played their home leg in Tajikistan.[1]
  2. ^ Bhutan withdrew.[2]
  3. ^ Guam withdrew.[3]
  4. ^ FIFA decided to move Myanmar home match to Malaysia.[4]
  5. ^ Timor-Leste elected to play their home leg in Indonesia.
  6. ^ Palestine failed to appear; Singapore was awarded a 3–0 win. The Palestine Football Federation appealed to have the match rescheduled on the grounds that its players did not receive permits to leave the Gaza Strip, but FIFA dismissed the appeal.[5]

Matches[edit]

22 October 2007
19:30 UTC+5
Pakistan  0 – 7  Iraq
Report Akram Goal 19'
M. Karim Goal 24'49'88'90'
Ghulam Goal 71'
Mohammed Goal 83'
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Kadyrbek Chynybekov (Kyrgyzstan)
28 October 2007
14:00 UTC+3
Iraq  0 – 0  Pakistan
Report

Iraq won 7 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


13 October 2007
16:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  9 – 0  Chinese Taipei
Shatskikh Goal 4'16'34'57'77'
Kapadze Goal 26'
Karpenko Goal 43'
Bakayev Goal 54'
Salomov Goal 68'
Report
28 October 2007
18:00 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  0 – 2  Uzbekistan
Report Inomov Goal 79'
Suyunov Goal 89'

Uzbekistan won 11 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


8 October 2007
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  6 – 1  Macau
Chaikamdee Goal 12'49'
Dangda Goal 21'
Winothai Goal 55' (pen.)
Phetphun Goal 82'
Thonglao Goal 90+1'
Report Kin Seng Chan Goal 23'
15 October 2007
20:00 UTC+8
Macau  1 – 7  Thailand
Kin Seng Chan Goal 90+2' Report Dangda Goal 22'
Sukha Goal 39'
Surasiang Goal 43'
Thonglao Goal 48'
Chaikamdee Goal 53'57'86'

Thailand won 13 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


21 October 2007
16:00 UTC+5:30
Sri Lanka  0 – 1  Qatar
Report Soria Goal 68'
Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Abdul Bashir (Singapore)
28 October 2007
Qatar  5 – 0  Sri Lanka
Soria Goal 4'76'
Bechir Goal 17'55'
Al-Shammari Goal 85'
Report

Qatar won 6 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


21 October 2007
20:00 UTC+8
China PR  7 – 0  Myanmar
Qu Bo Goal 17'81'
Du Zhenyu Goal 22'
Yang Lin Goal 58'
Liu Jian Goal 63'
Li Jinyu Goal 76'
Li Weifeng Goal 79'
Report
28 October 2007
16:00 UTC+8
Myanmar  0 – 4  China PR
Report Wu Wei'an Goal 13'
Liu Jian Goal 14'
Zheng Bin Goal 35'
Zhang Yaokun Goal 39' (pen.)

China PR won 11 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


Bhutan withdrew.[8] Kuwait advanced to the Third Round.


18 October 2007
15:30 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  2 – 0  Jordan
Esenkul Uulu Goal 45'
Bokoev Goal 76'
Report
Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Subrata Sarkar (India)

2 – 2 on aggregate after extra time; Jordan won 6 – 5 on penalty kicks and advanced to the Third Round.


8 October 2007
20:30 UTC+7
Vietnam  0 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Report Basheer Saeed Goal 79'
My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
28 October 2007
19:00 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  5 – 0  Vietnam
Ismail Matar Goal 13'
Al-Mahri Goal 40'
Al-Shehhi Goal 53'
Al-Darmaki Goal 90'
Al-Kas Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report

United Arab Emirates won 6 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


21 October 2007
18:00 UTC+3
Bahrain  4 – 1  Malaysia
Fatadi Goal 4'
John Goal 15'
Abdulrahman Goal 55'
Hubail Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Bunyamin Omar Goal 45+2'
28 October 2007
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  0 – 0  Bahrain
Report

Bahrain won 4 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


21 October 2007
15:30 UTC+8
Timor-Leste  2 – 3  Hong Kong
Da Silva Goal 41'69' Report Cheng Siu Wai Goal 25'50'
Esteves Goal 35' (o.g.)
28 October 2007
15:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  8 – 1  Timor-Leste
Lo Kwan Yee Goal 2'
Chan Siu Ki Goal 5'78'85'
Cheung Sai Ho Goal 49'
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 67'70'
Lam Ka Wai Goal 83'
Report Da Silva Goal 53'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,542
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Hong Kong won 11 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


8 October 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Syria  3 – 0  Afghanistan
Al Zeno Goal 73'87' (pen.)
Al Sayed Goal 81' (pen.)
Report
26 October 2007
13:00 UTC+5
Afghanistan  1 – 2  Syria
Karimi Goal 16' Report Jenyat Goal 17'
Issmael Goal 64'

Syria won 5 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


8 October 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Yemen  3 – 0  Maldives
Salem Goal 44'
Al-Hubaishi Goal 66'
Thabit Goal 80'
Report
28 October 2007
16:00 UTC+5
Maldives  2 – 0  Yemen
Shamveel Qasim Goal 14'
Ashfaq Goal 67'
Report
Galolhu National Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 8,900
Referee: Subrata Sarkar (India)

Yemen won 3 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


8 October 2007
15:00 UTC+6
Bangladesh  1 – 1  Tajikistan
Mithu Goal 50' Report Khakimov Goal 58' (pen.)
28 October 2007
14:00 UTC+5
Tajikistan  5 – 0  Bangladesh
Khakimov Goal 47'48'76' (pen.)
Mukhiddinov Goal 51'
Vasiev Goal 71'
Report

Tajikistan won 6 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


21 October 2007
13:00 UTC+8
Mongolia  1 – 4  North Korea
Selenge Goal 90+3' Report Pak Chol-Min Goal 14'
Jong Chol-Min Goal 24'32'81'
28 October 2007
16:00 UTC+9
North Korea  5 – 1  Mongolia
Pak Chol-Min Goal 3'79'
Kim Kuk-Jin Goal 10'
Jong Chol-Min Goal 36'
Jon Kwang-Ik Goal 90+1'
Report Lkhümbengarav Goal 41'
Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ram Gosh (Bangladesh)

Korea DPR won 9 – 2 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


8 October 2007
21:30 UTC+4
Oman  2 – 0    Nepal
Bashir Goal 5'
Mudhafar Goal 21' (pen.)
Report
28 October 2007
14:30 UTC+5:45
Nepal    0 – 2  Oman
Report Saleh Goal 29'
Al Hinai Goal 54'

Oman won 4 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


8 October 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Palestine  0 – 4  Singapore
Report Shi Jiayi Goal 44'53'
Wilkinson Goal 73'
Noh Alam Shah Goal 86'
28 October 2007
17:00 UTC+8
Singapore  3 – 0
Awarded[note 4]
 Palestine
Report

Singapore won 7 – 0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


8 October 2007
21:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  4 – 1  India
Antar Goal 33'
Ghaddar Goal 62'76'
El Ali Goal 63'
Report Chetri Goal 30'
30 October 2007
15:00 UTC+5:30
[note 5]
India  2 – 2  Lebanon
Chetri Goal 29'
Dias Goal 90+2'
Report Ghaddar Goal 72' (pen.)85'
Fatorda Stadium, Goa[note 5]
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)

Lebanon won 6 – 3 on aggregate and advanced to the Third Round.


11 October 2007
15:00 UTC+7
Cambodia  0 – 1  Turkmenistan
Report Karadanov Goal 85'
28 October 2007
18:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  4 – 1  Cambodia
Nasyrov Goal 41'
Gevorkyan Goal 50'66'
Karadanov Goal 74'
Report Nasa Goal 12'

Turkmenistan won 5 – 1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


Guam withdrew.[8][12] Indonesia advanced to the Second Round.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Due to security concerns, Iraq played their home leg in Syria, Palestine played their home leg in Qatar, and Afghanistan played their home leg in Tajikistan.[6]
  2. ^ The home leg of Myanmar was moved to Malaysia on request of both China and Myanmar.[7]
  3. ^ Timor-Leste elected to play their home leg in Indonesia.
  4. ^ Palestine failed to show up. Match was awarded 3–0 to Singapore as a walkover.[9][10] The Palestinian Football Federation appealed to have the match rescheduled on the grounds that its players did not receive permits to leave the Gaza Strip, but FIFA declined the appeal.[11]
  5. ^ a b Match originally scheduled for 28 October 2007 postponed and relocated due to heavy rain in Chennai.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No home play for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers". Soccerway. 6 August 2007. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Bhutan out of 2010 race". Zurich, Switzerland: FIFA. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Indonesia goes straight through - Guam declines" (in Indonesian). Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-21. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Myanmar-China switched to Malaysia". Zurich, Switzerland: FIFA. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Fifa reject Palestinian appeal". Al Jazeera Sports. Retrieved 2007-10-31. [dead link]
  6. ^ No home play for Iraq in World Cup qualifiers AFP; 6 August 2007
  7. ^ Myanmar-China switched to Malaysia FIFA; 18 October 2007
  8. ^ a b Bhutan out of 2010 race FIFA; 13 September 2007
  9. ^ Road to South Africa: Singapore through to second round after Palestine no-show Football Association of Singapore; 28 October 2007
  10. ^ a b Lebanon advance to Round 3 FIFA; 31 October 2007
  11. ^ Fifa reject Palestinian appeal Al Jazeera Sports; 31 October 2007
  12. ^ Indonesia goes straight through - Guam declines (Indonesian) Football Association of Indonesia; 7 August 2007