1970 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC)

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1970 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC)
Tournament details
Teams 7 (from 1 confederation)
1966
1974

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian and Oceanian zone (AFC and OFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification.

North Korea withdrew before the matches were played as they refused to play Israel. There would be three rounds of play:

  • First Round: Israel, New Zealand and Rhodesia received byes and advanced to the Second Round directly. The remaining 3 teams, Australia, Japan and South Korea, played against each other twice in South Korea. The group winner would advance to the Second Round.
  • Second Round: The 4 teams were divided into 2 groups of 2 teams each. The teams played against each other twice. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 2 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner would qualify.

First Round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Australia 6 4 2 2 0 7 4 3
2  South Korea 4 4 1 2 1 6 5 1
3  Japan 2 4 0 2 2 4 8 −4

10 October 1969
19:30 KST (UTC+09)
Australia  3 – 1  Japan
McColl Goal 5'
Ogi Goal 68' (o.g.)
Baartz Goal 69'
Goal 11' Watanabe
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Nice (Malaysia)

12 October 1969
16:30 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  2 – 2  Japan
Kim Ki-bok Goal 8'
Park Soo-Il Goal 39'
Goal 34' Matsumoto
Goal 50' Kuwabara
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Cheung Tang-Sun (China Republic)

14 October 1969
19:30 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  1 – 2  Australia
Lee Yi-woo Goal 45' Goal 37' Watkiss
Goal 82' McColl
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Suppiah (Singapore)

16 October 1969
18:30 KST (UTC+09)
Australia  1 – 1  Japan
McColl Goal 39' Goal 4' Miyamoto
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Suvaree (Thailand)

18 October 1969
16:00 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  2 – 0  Japan
Jeong Gang-Ji Goal 17'40'
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lee Kan Chi (Hong Kong)

20 October 1969
18:30 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  1 – 1  Australia
Park Soo-Il Goal 29' Goal 58' Baartz
Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Nice (Malaysia)

Australia advanced to the Second Round.

Second Round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=  Australia 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
1=  Rhodesia 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0

Australia and Rhodesia finished level on points, and a play-off was played to decide who would advance to the Final Round.

Australia advanced to the Final Round.

Group 2[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Israel 4 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
2  New Zealand 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
 North Korea withdrew

Israel advanced to the Final Round. North Korea, despite their good performance in the previous tournament staged in England in 1966, refused to play in Israel.[1]

Final Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Israel  2–1  Australia 1–0 1–1

First Leg[edit]

4 December 1969
Israel  1 – 0  Australia
Zeman Goal 16' (o.g.) Report
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)

Second Leg[edit]

14 December 1969
Australia  1 – 1  Israel
Watkiss Goal 88' Goal 79' Spiegler
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)

Israel qualified.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c All matches were played on neutral ground due to the boycott of Rhodesia.
  2. ^ a b Both matches were played in Israel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fifa.com: preliminairies 1970