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

Malaysia  2–1  Chinese Taipei
Safiq Goal 28'
Aidil Goal 54'
Report Chen Po-liang Goal 76'

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'
Attendance: 16,768

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


Bangladesh  3–0  Pakistan
Ameli Goal 1'
Hossain Goal 22'
Karim Goal 56'
Report

Pakistan  0–0  Bangladesh
Report
Attendance: 3,500

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


Cambodia  4–2  Laos
Laboravy Goal 52'
El Nasa Goal 58'89'
Sokumpheak Goal 68'
Report Phomsouvanh Goal 10'61'
Attendance: 25,000

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'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

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


Sri Lanka  1–1  Philippines
Gunaratne Goal 43' Report Burkey Goal 50'

Philippines  4–0  Sri Lanka
Caligdong Goal 20'
P. Younghusband Goal 43'57' (pen.)
Guirado Goal 50'
Report
Attendance: 12,500

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


Afghanistan  0–2  Palestine
Report Alyan Goal 22'
Amour Goal 88'

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.


Vietnam  6–0  Macau
Lê Công Vinh Goal 20'36'42' (pen.)
Phạm Thành Lương Goal 62'
Nguyễn Ngọc Thanh Goal 67'
Nguyễn Văn Quyết Goal 89'
Report

Macau  1–7  Vietnam
Leong Ka Hang Goal 59' Report Huỳnh Quang Thanh Goal 2'86'
Nguyễn Quang Hải Goal 23'
Lê Công Vinh Goal 29'42'74'82'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Kadhum Auda (Iraq)

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


Nepal    2–1  Timor-Leste
A. Gurung Goal 15' (pen.)
J. M. Rai Goal 70'
Report Kik Goal 47'

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.


Mongolia  1–0  Myanmar
Tsend-Ayuush Goal 48' Report

Myanmar  2–0  Mongolia
Pai Soe Goal 62'
Mai Aih Naing Goal 88'
Report
Attendance: 18,000

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" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "43 in the fray for 2014 FWC qualifiers". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "The battle for Brazil berth begins". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 30 March 2011. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Afghanistan and Palestine Play in Metallurg Stadium Archived 25 May 2012 at Archive.is 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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