2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

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The AFC Third Round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification was decided by a random draw which was conducted in Durban, South Africa on 25 November 2007. The round began on 6 February 2008 and finished on 22 June 2008.

The top two countries in each group at the end of the stage progressed to the fourth round, where the ten remaining teams will be divided into two groups of five.

Format[edit]

The 20 teams (five teams given a bye directly to the third round, 11 highest-ranked winners from the first round, and four winners from the second round) were divided into four pots for the draw, each containing five teams. The pots were drawn as follows:

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

 Australia
 South Korea
 Iran
 Japan
 Saudi Arabia

 Bahrain
 Uzbekistan
 Kuwait
 North Korea
 China PR

 Jordan
 Iraq
 Lebanon
 Oman
 United Arab Emirates

 Qatar
 Syria
 Thailand
 Turkmenistan
 Singapore

The 20 teams were split into five groups of four teams each - with all teams playing home and away against each of the other three teams in the group.

The top two teams in each group qualified for the fourth round.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 6 3 1 2 7 3 +4 10
 Qatar 6 3 1 2 5 6 −1 10
 Iraq 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 China PR 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6
  Australia China Iraq Qatar
Australia  0 – 1 1 – 0 3 – 0
China PR  0 – 0 1 – 2 0 – 1
Iraq  1 – 0 1 – 1 0 – 1
Qatar  1 – 3 0 – 0 2 – 0



6 February 2008
19:30 UTC+11
Australia  3 – 0  Qatar
Kennedy Goal 11'
Cahill Goal 17'
Bresciano Goal 33'
Report
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 50,969
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
6 February 2008
16:30 UTC+4
Iraq  1 – 1  China PR
Hawar Mulla Goal 51' (pen.) Report Zheng Zhi Goal 75'

26 March 2008
14:00 UTC+8
China PR  0 – 0  Australia
Report
26 March 2008
18:30 UTC+3
Qatar  2 – 0  Iraq
Montezine Goal 1'62' Report
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

1 June 2008
17:00 UTC+10
Australia  1 – 0  Iraq
Kewell Goal 47' Report
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 48,678
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
2 June 2008
19:00 UTC+3
Qatar  0 – 0  China PR
Report
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

7 June 2008
20:00 UTC+8
China PR  0 – 1  Qatar
Report Soria Goal 14' (pen.)
7 June 2008
20:00 UTC+4
Iraq  1 – 0  Australia
Mohammed Goal 28' Report

14 June 2008
20:00 UTC+8
China PR  1 – 2  Iraq
Zhou Haibin Goal 33' Report Mohammed Goal 41'
Akram Goal 65'
14 June 2008
19:00 UTC+3
Qatar  1 – 3  Australia
Al Khalfan Goal 89' Report Emerton Goal 17'56'
Kewell Goal 74'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Lee Gi-Young (South Korea)

22 June 2008
18:00 UTC+10
Australia  0 – 1  China PR
Report Sun Xiang Goal 12'
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Attendance: 70,054
Referee: Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
22 June 2008
20:00 UTC+4
Iraq  0 – 1  Qatar
Report Bechir Goal 77'

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9 13
 Bahrain 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
 Oman 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8
 Thailand 6 0 1 5 5 14 −9 1
  Bahrain Japan Oman Thailand
Bahrain  1 – 0 1 – 1 1 – 1
Japan  1 – 0 3 – 0 4 – 1
Oman  0 – 1 1 – 1 2 – 1
Thailand  2 – 3 0 – 3 0 – 1



6 February 2008
19:20 UTC+9
Japan  4 – 1  Thailand
Endō Goal 21'
Ōkubo Goal 54'
Nakazawa Goal 66'
Maki Goal 90+1'
Report Winothai Goal 22'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 35,130
Referee: Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
6 February 2008
18:30 UTC+4
Oman  0 – 1  Bahrain
Report Hubail Goal 14'

26 March 2008
18:30 UTC+7
Thailand  0 – 1  Oman
Report Sulaiman Goal 1'
Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
26 March 2008
17:20 UTC+3
Bahrain  1 – 0  Japan
Hubail Goal 77' Report
Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

2 June 2008
19:20 UTC+9
Japan  3 – 0  Oman
Nakazawa Goal 10'
Ōkubo Goal 22'
S. Nakamura Goal 49'
Report
2 June 2008
18:30 UTC+7
Thailand  2 – 3  Bahrain
Chaikamdee Goal 25'
Winothai Goal 45'
Report Isa Goal 22'
Latif Goal 34'
Adnan Goal 57'

7 June 2008
17:15 UTC+4
Oman  1 – 1  Japan
Ahmed Mubarak Goal 11' Report Endō Goal 53' (pen.)
7 June 2008
19:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  1 – 1  Thailand
Isa Goal 67' Report Thonglao Goal 65'
Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Muhsen Basma (Syria)

14 June 2008
17:30 UTC+7
Thailand  0 – 3  Japan
Report Tulio Goal 23'
Nakazawa Goal 39'
K. Nakamura Goal 89'
14 June 2008
19:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  1 – 1  Oman
Aaish Goal 41' Report Sulaiman Goal 72'
Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saad Al Fadhli (Kuwait)

22 June 2008
19:20 UTC+9
Japan  1 – 0  Bahrain
Uchida Goal 90' Report
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 51,180
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
22 June 2008
18:00 UTC+4
Oman  2 – 1  Thailand
Al Hosni Goal 58'85' Report Sripan Goal 3' (pen.)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 6 3 3 0 10 3 +7 12
 North Korea 6 3 3 0 4 0 +4 12
 Jordan 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
 Turkmenistan 6 0 1 5 1 12 −11 1
  Jordan North Korea South Korea Turkmenistan
Jordan  0 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 0
North Korea  2 – 0 0 – 0 1 – 0
South Korea  2 – 2 0 – 0 4 – 0
Turkmenistan  0 – 2 0 – 0 1 – 3



6 February 2008
15:00 UTC+9
South Korea  4 – 0  Turkmenistan
Kwak Tae-Hwi Goal 43'
Seol Ki-Hyeon Goal 57'85'
Park Ji-Sung Goal 73'
Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 25,738
Referee: Jasim Karim (Bahrain)
6 February 2008
17:00 UTC+2
Jordan  0 – 1  North Korea
Report Hong Yong-Jo Goal 44'

26 March 2008
19:00 UTC+8
North Korea  0 – 0  South Korea
Report
26 March 2008
17:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  0 – 2  Jordan
Report Al-Bzour Goal 33'
Bawab Goal 86'

31 May 2008
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  2 – 2  Jordan
Park Ji-Sung Goal 39'
Park Chu-Young Goal 48' (pen.)
Report Abdel Fattah Goal 73'80'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
2 June 2008
17:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  0 – 0  North Korea
Report

7 June 2008
17:00 UTC+9
North Korea  1 – 0  Turkmenistan
Choe Kum-Chol Goal 72' Report
Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saad Al Fadhli (Kuwait)
7 June 2008
17:30 UTC+3
Jordan  0 – 1  South Korea
Report Park Chu-Young Goal 24' (pen.)
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

14 June 2008
17:00 UTC+9
North Korea  2 – 0  Jordan
Hong Yong-Jo Goal 44'72' Report
Yanggakdo Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Talaat Najm (Lebanon)
14 June 2008
19:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  1 – 3  South Korea
Ovekov Goal 77' (pen.) Report Kim Do-Heon Goal 14'86'90+3' (pen.)

22 June 2008
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  0 – 0  North Korea
Report
22 June 2008
18:00 UTC+3
Jordan  2 – 0  Turkmenistan
Abdel Fattah Goal 66' Goal 67' Report

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uzbekistan 6 5 0 1 17 7 +10 15
 Saudi Arabia 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 15
 Singapore 6 2 0 4 7 16 −9 6
 Lebanon 6 0 0 6 3 14 −11 0
  Lebanon Saudi Arabia Singapore Uzbekistan
Lebanon  1 – 2 1 – 2 0 – 1
Saudi Arabia  4 – 1 2 – 0 4 – 0
Singapore  2 – 0 0 – 3* 3 – 7
Uzbekistan  3 – 0 3 – 0 3 – 0*

Note: The positions of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia are reversed from the original final standings after two matches were forfeited by Singapore and became 3 – 0 defeats as a result of them fielding an ineligible player.


6 February 2008
18:00 UTC+2
Lebanon  0 – 1  Uzbekistan
Report Ahmedov Goal 44'
6 February 2008
20:15 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  Singapore
Al-Qahtani Goal 38'
Mouath Goal 81'
Report

26 March 2008
16:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  3 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Kapadze Goal 45+1'
Shatskikh Goal 65'
Djeparov Goal 67' (pen.)
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
26 March 2008
19:30 UTC+8
Singapore  2 – 0  Lebanon
Đurić Goal 8'
Nawaz Goal 24'
Report
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 10,118
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama (Japan)

2 June 2008
19:30 UTC+8
Singapore  3 – 7  Uzbekistan
Đurić Goal 16'
Fahrudin Goal 31' (pen.)
Wilkinson Goal 73'
Report Kapadze Goal 10'
Karpenko Goal 22'
Djeparov Goal 34' Goal 44'
Denisov Goal 42'
Ibrahimov Goal 62'
Shatskikh Goal 88'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 28,750
Referee: Ali Hamad Al-Badwawi (UAE)
2 June 2008
21:00 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  4 – 1  Lebanon
Al-Qahtani Goal 45' Goal 90+1'
Hawsawi Goal 65'
Tukar Goal 83'
Report El Ali Goal 43'

7 June 2008
19:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  3 – 0
Awarded[note 3]
 Singapore
Geynrikh Goal 80' Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 12,867
Referee: Kim Dong-Jin (South Korea)
7 June 2008
18:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  1 – 2  Saudi Arabia
Ghaddar Goal 90+3' Report Tukar Goal 45+2' Goal 60'

14 June 2008
19:30 UTC+8
Singapore  0 – 3
Awarded[note 5]
 Saudi Arabia
Report Otaif Goal 37'
Al-Fraidi Goal 76'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
14 June 2008
19:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  3 – 0  Lebanon
Ahmedov Goal 50' Goal 63'
Djeparov Goal 90+4'
Report
MHSK Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)

22 June 2008
18:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  1 – 2  Singapore
Khaizan Goal 62' (o.g.) Report Dayoub Goal 72' (o.g.)
Wilkinson Goal 73'
22 June 2008
21:00 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  4 – 0  Uzbekistan
Otaif Goal 5'
Mouath Goal 36' Goal 88'
Al-Harthi Goal 56'
Report

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12
 United Arab Emirates 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
 Syria 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
 Kuwait 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4
  Iran Kuwait Syria United Arab Emirates
Iran  2 – 0 0 – 0 0 – 0
Kuwait  2 – 2 4 – 2 2 – 3
Syria  0 – 2 1 – 0 1 – 1
United Arab Emirates  0 – 1 2 – 0 1 – 3



6 February 2008
15:00 UTC+3:30
Iran  0 – 0  Syria
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir (Singapore)
6 February 2008
19:15 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  2 – 0  Kuwait
Al Shehhi Goal 14'
Khalil Goal 53'
Report

26 March 2008
14:30 UTC+2
Syria  1 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Chaabo Goal 2' Report Matar Goal 54'
Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)
26 March 2008
19:45 UTC+3
Kuwait  2 – 2  Iran
Ajab Goal 38'
Al-Rashidi Goal 81'
Report Nikbakht Goal 2'
Hosseini Goal 5'

2 June 2008
19:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  0 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Lee Gi-Young (South Korea)
2 June 2008
20:00 UTC+3
Syria  1 – 0  Kuwait
Al-Hussain Goal 52' Report
Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef (Jordan)

7 June 2008
20:00 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  0 – 1  Iran
Report Zandi Goal 8'
8 June 2008
20:45 UTC+3
Kuwait  4 – 2  Syria
Ajab Goal 2' Goal 20' Goal 63'
Al Khouja Goal 57' (o.g.)
Report Al-Khatib Goal 10' Goal 45+2'
Thamir Stadium, Al Salmiya
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

14 June 2008
20:00 UTC+3
Syria  0 – 2  Iran
Report Rezaei Goal 64'
Khalili Goal 90+5'
Abbasiyyin Stadium, Damascus
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Satop Tongkhan (Thailand)
14 June 2008
20:45 UTC+3
Kuwait  2 – 3  United Arab Emirates
Ajab Goal 52' Goal 79' Report Matar Goal 23' Goal 39'
Mohammed Goal 90+1'
Thamer Stadium, Salmiya
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)

22 June 2008
20:30 UTC+4:30
Iran  2 – 0  Kuwait
Nekounam Goal 17'
Rezaei Goal 90+2'
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)
22 June 2008
20:00 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  1 – 3  Syria
Matar Goal 83' (pen.) Report Al Hussain Goal 34' Goal 51'
Malki Goal 90+3'
Al Qatara Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Due to security concerns, Iraq's home matches were played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]
  2. ^ Since North Korea refused to play the anthem and fly the flag of South Korea, the match was moved from Pyongyang to Shanghai, China.[2][3]
  3. ^ FIFA awarded Uzbekistan a 3 – 0 win as a result of Singapore fielding the ineligible player Qiu Li. The match originally ended 1 – 0 to Uzbekistan.[4]
  4. ^ Lebanon-Saudi Arabia match was moved from Beirut to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  5. ^ FIFA awarded Saudi Arabia a 3 – 0 win as a result of Singapore fielding the ineligible player Qiu Li. The match originally ended 2 – 0 to Saudi Arabia.[4]

References[edit]

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