2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

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

Format[edit]

In this round the sixteen lowest seeded teams were drawn into 8 home-and-away ties.[1][2] The draw took place on 30 March 2011 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

The matches were held prior to the main draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with first legs on 29 June 2011 and second legs on 2 July and 3 July. The 8 winners advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers.

Seeding[edit]

Teams were seeded into two pots – Pot 1 included teams ranked 28–35 and Pot 2 teams ranked 36–43.

Pot 1 Pot 2

 Malaysia
 Afghanistan
 Cambodia
   Nepal
 Bangladesh
 Sri Lanka
 Vietnam
 Mongolia

 Pakistan
 Palestine
 Timor-Leste
 Macau
 Chinese Taipei
 Myanmar
 Philippines
 Laos

Results[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malaysia  4–4 (a)  Chinese Taipei 2–1 2–3
Bangladesh  3–0  Pakistan 3–0 0–0
Cambodia  6–8  Laos 4–2 2–6 (a.e.t.)
Sri Lanka  1–5  Philippines 1–1 0–4
Afghanistan  1–3  Palestine 0–2 1–1
Vietnam  13–1  Macau 6–0 7–1
Nepal    7–1  Timor-Leste 2–1 5–0
Mongolia  1–2  Myanmar 1–0 0–2
29 June 2011
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  2–1  Chinese Taipei
Safiq Goal 29'
Aidil Goal 54'
Report Chen Po-liang Goal 76'
3 July 2011
19:00 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  3–2  Malaysia
Chang Han Goal 31'
Chen Po-liang Goal 44' (pen.)
X. Chen Goal 75' (pen.)
Report Aidil Goal 8'
Safiq Goal 40'
Municipal Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 16,768
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

4–4 on aggregate. Malaysia won on the away goals rule and advanced to the Second Round against Singapore.


29 June 2011
18:00 UTC+6
Bangladesh  3–0  Pakistan
Ameli Goal 1'
Hossain Goal 22'
Karim Goal 56'
Report
3 July 2011
20:30 UTC+5
Pakistan  0–0  Bangladesh
Report
Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Ali Abdulnabi (Bahrain)

Bangladesh won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Lebanon.


29 June 2011
15:00 UTC+7
Cambodia  4–2  Laos
Laboravy Goal 52'
El Nasa Goal 59'89'
Sokumpheak Goal 68'
Report Phomsouvanh Goal 10'61'
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Yadollah Jahanbazi (Iran)
3 July 2011
18:00 UTC+7
Laos  6–2 (a.e.t.)  Cambodia
Singto Goal 19'55'
Sayavutthi Goal 34'
Syphasay Goal 46'
Phaphouvanin Goal 94'
Sysomvang Goal 112' (pen.)
Report Chhoeun Goal 45'
Sokumpheak Goal 75'
New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Laos won 8–6 on aggregate after extra time and advanced to the Second Round against China.


29 June 2011
16:00 UTC+5:30
Sri Lanka  1–1  Philippines
Gunaratne Goal 43' Report Burkey Goal 50'
3 July 2011
15:30 UTC+8
Philippines  4–0  Sri Lanka
Caligdong Goal 20'
P. Younghusband Goal 43'57' (pen.)
Guirado Goal 50'
Report

Philippines won 5–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Kuwait.


29 June 2011
16:00 UTC+5
Afghanistan  0–2  Palestine
Report Alyan Goal 22'
Amour Goal 88'
3 July 2011
17:00 UTC+3
Palestine  1–1  Afghanistan
Wadi Goal 12' Report Arezou Goal 63'

Palestine won 3–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Thailand.


29 June 2011
19:15 UTC+7
Vietnam  6–0  Macau
Le Cong Vinh Goal 20'36'42' (pen.)
Pham Thanh Luong Goal 62'
Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Goal 67'
Nguyen Van Quyet Goal 89'
Report
3 July 2011
19:00 UTC+8
Macau  1–7  Vietnam
Leong Ka Hang Goal 59' Report Huynh Quang Thanh Goal 2'86'
Nguyen Quang Hai Goal 23'
Le Cong Vinh Goal 29'42'74'82'
Estádio Campo Desportivo, Macau
Attendance: 500
Referee: Kadhum Auda (Iraq)

Vietnam won 13–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Qatar.


29 June 2011
15:30 UTC+5:45
Nepal    2–1  Timor-Leste
A. Gurung Goal 15' (pen.)
J. M. Rai Goal 70'
Report Kik Goal 47'
2 July 2011
15:30 UTC+5:45
Timor-Leste  0–5    Nepal
Report A. Gurung Goal 4' (pen.)
Silwal Goal 56'
J. M. Rai Goal 59'
J. Shrestha Goal 89'
S. Shrestha Goal 90'

Nepal won 7–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Jordan.


29 June 2011
18:30 UTC+8
Mongolia  1–0  Myanmar
Tsend-Ayush Goal 48' Report
3 July 2011
15:30 UTC+6:30
Myanmar  2–0  Mongolia
Pai Soe Goal 62'
Mai Aih Naing Goal 88'
Report
Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

Myanmar won 2–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round against Oman.

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 60 goals scored in 16 games, for an average of 3.75 goals per game.

7 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to the unstable situation in Afghanistan, the first leg was played in Tajikistan.[4]
  2. ^ Due to a lack of technical infrastructure in Timor-Leste, both legs were played in Nepal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – Asian Zone". FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "43 in the fray for 2014 FWC qualifiers". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "The battle for Brazil berth begins". The-AFC.com (Asian Football Confederation). 30 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Afghanistan and Palestine Play in Metallurg Stadium FootballAfghanistan.blogspot.com; 15 May 2011
  5. ^ "Nepal Vs Timor Leste Home & Away Matches In Kathmandu". Goal Nepal. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 

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