1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

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1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Teams30 (from 1 confederation)
1990
1998

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 30 teams entered the competition. The Asian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

There were two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 30 teams were divided into 6 groups of 5 teams each, although Myanmar and Nepal withdrew after playing no matches. The teams would play against each other twice. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 6 teams would play against each other once in Qatar. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iraq 8 6 1 1 28 4 +24 13
2 China China 8 6 0 2 18 4 +14 12
3  Yemen 8 3 2 3 12 13 -1 8
4  Jordan 8 2 3 3 12 15 -3 7
5  Pakistan 8 0 0 8 2 36 -34 0

Iraq advanced to the Final Round.




















Group B[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Iran 6 3 3 0 15 2 +13 9
2  Syria 6 3 3 0 14 4 +10 9
3  Oman 6 2 2 2 10 5 +5 6
4  Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 6 3 31 -28 0
5  Myanmar Withdrew

Iran advanced to the Final Round.

23 June 1993 Iran 0 – 0 OmanTehran, Iran


25 June 1993 Oman 0 – 0 SyriaTehran, Iran









Group C[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  North Korea 8 7 1 0 19 6 +13 15
2  Qatar 8 5 1 2 22 8 +14 11
3  Singapore 8 5 0 3 12 12 0 10
4  Indonesia 8 1 0 7 6 19 -13 2
5  Vietnam 8 1 0 7 4 18 -14 2

North Korea advanced to the Final Round.




















Group D[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 8 7 1 0 23 1 +22 15
2  Bahrain 8 3 3 2 9 6 +3 9
3  Lebanon 8 2 4 2 8 9 -1 8
4  Hong Kong 8 2 1 5 9 19 -10 5
5  India 8 1 1 6 8 22 -14 3

South Korea advanced to the Final Round.







13 May 1993 Lebanon 0 – 0 BahrainBeirut, Lebanon





5 June 1993 Bahrain 0 – 0 LebanonSeoul, South Korea








Group E[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 0 20 1 +19 10
2  Kuwait 6 3 2 1 21 4 +17 8
3  Malaysia 6 2 2 2 16 7 +9 6
4  Macau 6 0 0 6 1 46 -45 0
5    Nepal withdrew

Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round.












Group F[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Japan 8 7 1 0 28 2 +26 15
2  United Arab Emirates 8 6 1 1 19 4 +15 13
3  Thailand 8 4 0 4 13 7 +6 8
4  Bangladesh 8 2 0 6 7 28 -21 4
5  Sri Lanka 8 0 0 8 0 26 -26 0

Japan advanced to the Final Round.




















Final round[edit]

With all of Iran, North Korea and Iraq qualifying for the final round fears were expressed in the United States of those countries potentially turning up at their tournament, since the three nations at the time were under economic sanctions by the United States.[1]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 5 2 3 0 8 6 +2 7
2  South Korea 5 2 2 1 9 4 +5 6
3  Japan 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 6
4  Iraq 5 1 3 1 9 9 0 5
5  Iran 5 2 0 3 8 11 −3 4
6  North Korea 5 1 0 4 5 12 −7 2

Saudi Arabia and South Korea qualified.

North Korea 3 – 2 Iraq
Kim Gwang-Min Goal 63'
Kim Gyong-Il Goal 76'
Choi Won-Nam Goal 80'
Kadhim Goal 8'46'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Saudi Arabia 0 – 0 Japan
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Iran 0 – 3 South Korea
Park Jung-bae Goal 18'
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 79'
Ko Jeong-Woon Goal 81'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)

North Korea 1 – 2 Saudi Arabia
Ryu Song-Gun Goal 68' Mehalel Goal 56'
Al-Muwallid Goal 73'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
Japan 1 – 2 Iran
Nakayama Goal 88' Hassanzadeh Goal 45'
Daei Goal 85'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)
Iraq 2 – 2 South Korea
Hussein Goal 32'
Jafar Goal 86'
Kim Pan-Keun Goal 40'
Hong Myung-Bo Goal 67' (pen)
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)

North Korea 0 – 3 Japan
Miura Goal 28'69'
Nakayama Goal 51'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Iraq 2 – 1 Iran
Radhi Goal 20'
Kadhim Goal 38'
Daei Goal 21'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
South Korea 1 – 1 Saudi Arabia
Shin Hong-Ki Goal 63' Madani Goal 90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)

Iraq 1 – 1 Saudi Arabia
Radhi Goal 1' Owairan Goal 36'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Quiniou (France)
Japan 1 – 0 South Korea
Miura Goal 61'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Schmidhuber (Germany)
Iran 2 – 1 North Korea
Daei Goal 49'66' Choi Won-Nam Goal 22'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Baldas (Italy)

South Korea 3 – 0 North Korea
Ko Jeong-Woon Goal 49'
Hwang Seon-Hong Goal 53'
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 75'
Qatar SC Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Crăciunescu (Romania)
Saudi Arabia 4 – 3 Iran
Al-Jaber Goal 21'
Mehalel Goal 27'
Al-Mousa Goal 47'
Falatah Goal 74'
Fonounizadeh Goal 43'52'
Manafi Goal 90'
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Iraq 2 – 2 Japan
Shenaishil Goal 54'
Salman Goal 90'
Miura Goal 5'
Nakayama Goal 69'
Al-Ahly Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)

To date, this is the last time Japan failed to qualify for a World Cup.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following two teams from AFC qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 Saudi Arabia Final round winners 28 October 1993 0 (debut)
 South Korea Final round runners-up 28 October 1993 3 (1954, 1986, 1990)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers[edit]

13 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hersh, Phil. LIBYAN BAN RAISES CUP QUESTIONS. Chicago Tribune. 11 July 1993. 3.