Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 3

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This page provides the summaries of the matches of the group stage of the Asian football qualifiers for 2012 Olympics.

Format[edit]

The 12 teams in this round were divided into three groups of four teams each and played on a home-and-away format. The group winner from each group advanced to the 2012 Summer Olympics Football tournament in London. Three second-placed teams from this round will play each other in a playoff at a centralised venue from 25 to 29 March 2012, and the winners of this group will meet the representatives of CAF for a berth in the Olympics.

Seeding[edit]

The group stage draw took place on 7 July 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1]

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

 South Korea
 Australia
 Japan

 Iraq
 Bahrain
 Qatar

 Saudi Arabia
 Syria
 Uzbekistan

 Oman
 United Arab Emirates
 Malaysia

Groups[edit]

The matches were played between 21 September 2011 and 14 March 2012.[2]

Legend
Team qualify for the 2012 Olympics
Team advance to the Play-off round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 6 3 3 0 8 2 +6 12
 Oman 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8
 Qatar 6 1 4 1 6 8 −2 7
 Saudi Arabia 6 0 3 3 4 8 −4 3
21 September 2011
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  2 – 0  Oman
Yoon Bit-Garam Goal 24'
Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 74'
Report
21 September 2011
20:15 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Qatar
Dagriri Goal 12' Report Al Nahoyi Goal 89'

23 November 2011
19:00 UTC+4
Oman  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Hardan Goal 15'
Al Shamli Goal 56'
Report
23 November 2011
19:00 UTC+3
Qatar  1 – 1  South Korea
Majid Goal 43' (pen.) Report Kim Hyun-Sung Goal 68'

27 November 2011
14:00 UTC+9
South Korea  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Cho Young-Cheol Goal 33' (pen.) Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 27,224
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
27 November 2011
19:00 UTC+4
Oman  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Qatar
Al-Maqbali Goal 11' Report Khalfan Goal 88'
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

5 February 2012
18:00 UTC+3
Qatar  2 – 2  Oman
Khalfan Goal 26'
Al-Haidos Goal 86'
Report Al-Maqbali Goal 34'
Farah Goal 76'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,707
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
5 February 2012
20:35 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  South Korea
Khudari Goal 60' Report Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 90+1'

22 February 2012
18:30 UTC+4
Oman  0 – 3  South Korea
Report Nam Tae-Hee Goal 1'
Kim Hyun-Sung Goal 68'
Baek Sung-Dong Goal 72'
22 February 2012
18:15 UTC+3
Qatar  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Al-Haidos Goal 44'
Nabeel Goal 78'
Report Walibi Goal 12' (pen.)
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,270
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

14 March 2012
14:00 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Oman
Al-Muwallad Goal 57' Report Al-Hadhri Goal 43'
14 March 2012
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  0 – 0  Qatar
Report
  • 1Qatar adjudged to have played Abdelaziz Hatem when he should have served a suspension. Original result was 1–1.[3]

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 6 4 2 0 8 2 +6 14
 Uzbekistan 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 8
 Iraq 6 1 2 3 2 7 −5 5
 Australia 6 0 4 2 0 3 −3 4
21 September 2011
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  2 – 0  Iraq
Temurkhuja Goal 71'
Turaev Goal 78'
Report
JAR Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 7,223
Referee: Kim Dong-Jin (South Korea)
21 September 2011
19:30 UTC+9:30
Australia  0 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Report
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Attendance: 2,390
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

22 November 2011
17:15 UTC+3
Iraq  0 – 0  Australia
Report
Al Arabi Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Andre El Haddad (Lebanon)
23 November 2011
18:20 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  0 – 0  Uzbekistan
Report

27 November 2011
19:15 UTC+11
Australia  0 – 0  Uzbekistan
Report
27 November 2011
18:20 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Iraq
Report Abdul-Raheem Goal 21'
Sabah Goal 77'

5 February 2012
16:45 UTC+3
Iraq  0 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Report Ali Goal 3'
Al Arabi Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 420
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
5 February 2012
15:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  2 – 0  Australia
Turaev Goal 27'
Zoteev Goal 85'
Report
JAR Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 4,527
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

21 February 2012
16:45 UTC+3
Iraq  2 – 1  Uzbekistan
M. Abdullah Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Ahmad Goal 88'
Report Musaev Goal 23'
Al Arabi Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 100
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
22 February 2012
17:30 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  Australia
Abdulrahman Goal 23' Report

14 March 2012
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  2 – 3  United Arab Emirates
Zoteev Goal 34'
Musaev Goal 47'
Report Khalil Goal 51'55'
Saleh Goal 90+3'
JAR Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 7,600
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
14 March 2012
19:30 UTC+11
Australia  0 – 0  Iraq
Report
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Attendance: 2,071
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
  • 1Iraq adjudged to have played Faisal Jassim when he should have served a suspension. Original result was 2–0 to Iraq [4]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 6 5 0 1 13 3 +10 15
 Syria 6 4 0 2 12 6 +6 12
 Bahrain 6 3 0 3 8 11 −3 9
 Malaysia 6 0 0 6 3 16 −13 0
21 September 2011
20:00 UTC+9
Japan  2 – 0  Malaysia
Higashi Goal 10'
Yamazaki Goal 76'
Report
Tosu Stadium, Tosu
Attendance: 22,504
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)
21 September 2011
19:00 UTC+3
Syria  3 – 1  Bahrain
Fares Goal 15'
Mardigian Goal 45'54'
Report Shubbar Goal 85' (pen.)

22 November 2011[6]
17:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  0 – 2  Japan
Report Otsu Goal 44'
Higashi Goal 66'
National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
23 November 2011
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  0 – 2  Syria
Report Solaiman Goal 50'
Nasouh Goal 88'
National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lee Min-Hu (South Korea)

27 November 2011
19:21 UTC+9
Japan  2 – 1  Syria
Hamada Goal 45'
Otsu Goal 86'
Report Al Soma Goal 75'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 25,482
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
27 November 2011
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  2 – 3  Bahrain
Nazmi Goal 28'
Mahali Goal 69'
Report Al Amer Goal 80'
Ahmed Goal 84'86'

5 February 2012
14:05 UTC+2
Syria  2 – 1  Japan
Osako Goal 19' (o.g.)
Al Salih Goal 90'
Report Nagai Goal 45'
5 February 2012
18:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  2 – 1  Malaysia
Al Alawi Goal 25'
Farhan Goal 88'
Report Hazwan Goal 76'
Al Ahli Stadium, Manama
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Abdulrahman Hussain (Qatar)

22 February 2012
20:00 UTC+8
Malaysia  0 – 4  Japan
Report Sakai Goal 35'
Osako Goal 44'
Haraguchi Goal 55'
Saito Goal 60'
22 February 2012
18:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  2 – 1  Syria
Al Alawi Goal 12'89' Report Al Douni Goal 86'
National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 600
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

14 March 2012
13:00 UTC+2
Syria  3 – 0  Malaysia
Mardigian Goal 48'68'
Al Soma Goal 80'
Report
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman (Jordan)
Attendance: 600
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
14 March 2012
20:00 UTC+9
Japan  2 – 0  Bahrain
Ogihara Goal 54'
Kiyotake Goal 59'
Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 36,233
Referee: Kim Dong-Jin (South Korea)

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koreans must bridge Gulf to London". the-afc.com. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Olympic final round qualifying draw on Thursday". the-afc.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Iraq sanctioned for ineligible player
  5. ^ "Bahrain arrive for Olympic qualifier". 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2011-00-21. 
  6. ^ "Bahrain-Japan tie on Nov 22". 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2011-08-10.