2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fourth Round

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This page provides the summaries of the AFC Fourth Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Format[edit]

The fourth round saw the five group winners and five group runners-up from the third round split into two groups of five.[1] The matches were played from 3 June 2012 to 18 June 2013.[1] The top two teams from each group advanced to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, while the two third-placed teams advanced to the fifth round.

Seeding[edit]

The draw for Round Four was held on 9 March 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[2] with the teams seeded according to their March 2012 FIFA Ranking.[3] The FIFA rankings used were released on 7 March 2012 and included all matches from the third round of Asian Qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[4] The ten teams (shown below with their March 2012 FIFA Ranking in brackets, and their positions in the third round in small brackets)[5] are split into five pots, with each group containing a team from each pot.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

 Australia (20) (D1)
 South Korea (30) (B1)

 Japan (33) (C2)
 Iran (51) (E1)

 Uzbekistan (67) (C1)
 Iraq (76) (A1)

 Jordan (83) (A2)
 Qatar (88) (E2)

 Oman (92) (D2)
 Lebanon (124) (B2)

Groups[edit]

The matches were played from 3 June 2012 to 18 June 2013.[1]

As the last matchday overlaps with the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup (which commences on 15 June 2013), the fourth round draw was adjusted to ensure Japan (the representative of the AFC for the Confederations Cup) received a bye on 18 June 2013, by placing them on Position 5 (instead of Position 2 where Japan were supposed to be placed as of the date of draw) in their group in order not to play on the last matchday.[7]

  Top two teams in each group qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Third-placed team in each group advanced to the Fifth Round

Group A[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 8 5 1 2 8 2 +6 16
 South Korea 8 4 2 2 13 7 +6 14
 Uzbekistan 8 4 2 2 11 6 +5 14
 Qatar 8 2 1 5 5 13 −8 7
 Lebanon 8 1 2 5 3 12 −9 5
  Iran Lebanon Qatar South Korea Uzbekistan
Iran  4–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Lebanon  1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Qatar  0–1 1–0 1–4 0–1
South Korea  0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
Uzbekistan  0–1 1–0 5–1 2–2


3 June 2012
19:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  0–1  Iran
Report Khalatbari Goal 90+3'
JAR Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
3 June 2012
20:30 UTC+3
Lebanon  0–1  Qatar
Report Soria Goal 64'

8 June 2012
16:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  1–1  Uzbekistan
Al Saadi Goal 34' Report Hasanov Goal 12'
8 June 2012
19:15 UTC+3
Qatar  1–4  South Korea
Ahmed Goal 22' Report Lee Keun-Ho Goal 26'80'
Kwak Tae-Hwi Goal 55'
Kim Shin-Wook Goal 64'

12 June 2012
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  3–0  Lebanon
Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 30'48'
Koo Ja-Cheol Goal 90'
Report
Goyang Stadium, Goyang
Attendance: 36,756
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
12 June 2012
20:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  0–0  Qatar
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

11 September 2012
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  2–2  South Korea
Ki Sung-Yueng Goal 13' (o.g.)
Tursunov Goal 59'
Report Filiposyan Goal 44' (o.g.)
Lee Dong-Gook Goal 57'
11 September 2012
17:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  1–0  Iran
Antar Goal 27' Report

16 October 2012
15:25 UTC+3
Qatar  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Tursunov Goal 13'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 11,260
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
16 October 2012
20:00 UTC+3:30
Iran  1–0  South Korea
Nekounam Goal 76' Report

14 November 2012
17:45 UTC+3
Qatar  1–0  Lebanon
Soria Goal 75' Report
14 November 2012
20:00 UTC+3:30
Iran  0–1  Uzbekistan
Report Bakayev Goal 71'

26 March 2013
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  2–1  Qatar
Lee Keun-Ho Goal 60'
Son Heung-Min Goal 90+6'
Report Ibrahim Goal 63'
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 37,222
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
26 March 2013
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  1–0  Lebanon
Djeparov Goal 63' Report

4 June 2013
19:15 UTC+3
Qatar  0–1  Iran
Report Ghoochannejhad Goal 66'
4 June 2013
20:30 UTC+3
Lebanon  1–1  South Korea
Maatouk Goal 12' Report Kim Chi-Woo Goal 90+6'

11 June 2013
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  1–0  Uzbekistan
Shorakhmedov Goal 43' (o.g.) Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 50,699
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
11 June 2013
20:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  4–0  Lebanon
Khalatbari Goal 39'
Nekounam Goal 45+1'86'
Ghoochannejhad Goal 46'
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 91,300
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

18 June 2013
21:00 UTC+9
South Korea  0–1  Iran
Report Ghoochannejhad Goal 60'
Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 42,243
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
18 June 2013
17:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  5–1  Qatar
Nasimov Goal 61'74'
Zoteev Goal 72'
Ahmedov Goal 87'
Bakayev Goal 90+1'
Report Ilyas Goal 37'
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

Group B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 8 5 2 1 16 5 +11 17
 Australia 8 3 4 1 12 7 +5 13
 Jordan 8 3 1 4 7 16 −9 10
 Oman 8 2 3 3 7 10 −3 9
 Iraq 8 1 2 5 4 8 −4 5
  Australia Iraq Japan Jordan Oman
Australia  1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2
Iraq  1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1
Japan  1–1 1–0 6–0 3–0
Jordan  2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Oman  0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1


3 June 2012
19:31 UTC+9
Japan  3–0  Oman
Honda Goal 11'
Maeda Goal 51'
Okazaki Goal 54'
Report
3 June 2012
19:00 UTC+3
Jordan  1–1  Iraq
Hayel Goal 43' Report Akram Goal 14'

8 June 2012
19:32 UTC+9
Japan  6–0  Jordan
Maeda Goal 18'
Honda Goal 22'31'53' (pen.)
Kagawa Goal 35'
Kurihara Goal 89'
Report
8 June 2012
17:00 UTC+4
Oman  0–0  Australia
Report

12 June 2012
20:00 UTC+10
Australia  1–1  Japan
Wilkshire Goal 70' (pen.) Report Kurihara Goal 65'
12 June 2012
17:45 UTC+3
Iraq  1–1  Oman
Mahmoud Goal 37' (pen.) Report Al Balushi Goal 8'

11 September 2012
19:34 UTC+9
Japan  1–0  Iraq
Maeda Goal 25' Report
11 September 2012
19:00 UTC+3
Jordan  2–1  Australia
Abdel-Fattah Goal 50' (pen.)
Amer Deeb Goal 73'
Report Thompson Goal 86'
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

16 October 2012
17:00 UTC+4
Oman  2–1  Jordan
Al Mahaijri Goal 62'
Al-Mashri Goal 87'
Report Bawab Goal 90'
16 October 2012
17:15 UTC+3
Iraq  1–2  Australia
Abdul-Zahra Goal 72' Report Cahill Goal 80'
Thompson Goal 84'

14 November 2012
15:30 UTC+4
Oman  1–2  Japan
Al Mahaijri Goal 77' Report Kiyotake Goal 20'
Okazaki Goal 90'
14 November 2012
16:00 UTC+3
Iraq  1–0  Jordan
Ahmad Goal 86' Report
Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)[note 1]
Attendance: 1,755
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

26 March 2013
19:30 UTC+11
Australia  2–2  Oman
Cahill Goal 52'
Holman Goal 85'
Report Al-Muqbali Goal 7'
Jedinak Goal 49' (o.g.)
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Attendance: 34,603
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
26 March 2013
17:00 UTC+3
Jordan  2–1  Japan
Bani Attiah Goal 45+1'
Hayel Goal 60'
Report Kagawa Goal 69'
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

4 June 2013
19:34 UTC+9
Japan  1–1  Australia
Honda Goal 90+1' (pen.) Report Oar Goal 81'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 62,172
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
4 June 2013
17:00 UTC+4
Oman  1–0  Iraq
Al Ajmi Goal 45+4' Report

11 June 2013
19:00 UTC+10
Australia  4–0  Jordan
Bresciano Goal 15'
Cahill Goal 61'
Kruse Goal 76'
Neill Goal 84'
Report
11 June 2013
17:30 UTC+3
Iraq  0–1  Japan
Report Okazaki Goal 89'

18 June 2013
19:30 UTC+10
Australia  1–0  Iraq
Kennedy Goal 83' Report
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Attendance: 80,523
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
18 June 2013
19:00 UTC+3
Jordan  1–0  Oman
Hayel Goal 58' Report

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 86 goals scored in 40 games, for an average of 2.15 goals per game.

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Iraq had to play all four home games for the Fourth round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at a neutral venue following a ban by FIFA on playing in Iraq.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – Asian Zone". FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "Final Round draw date set". the-afc.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "AFC announces key competition decisions". the-afc.com. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Ranking rescheduled to March 7". the-afc.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Socceroos top seeds for Final Round draw". the-afc.com. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Who do you want in the Qantas Socceroos' FIFA World Cup draw?". Football Federation Australia. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "43 in the fray for 2014 FWC qualifiers". the-afc.com (Asian Football Confederation). 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "FIFA decision on Iraq matches". Asian Football Confederation. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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