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2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

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The AFC second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, which also serves as the second round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, is being played from 5 September 2019 to 17 November 2020.[1][2]

Format

A total of 40 teams were drawn into eight groups of five to play home-and-away round-robin matches. They included the 34 teams (teams ranked 1–34 in the AFC entrant list) which received byes to this round, and the six winners from the first round.

The eight group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the third round. If Qatar, the World Cup hosts, win their group or finish as one of the four best second-placed teams, their spot in the third round will be given to the fifth best second-placed team.[3]

Matches in this round are also part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[4] Twelve teams which advance to the third round of the FIFA World Cup qualification will automatically qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Twenty-four teams (sixteen which advance directly and eight which advance from an additional play-off round) will play in the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualification to decide the remaining 16 teams. In total, the 2023 AFC Asian Cup will feature 24 teams.

Seeding

The draw for the second round was held on 17 July 2019 at 17:00 MST (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5]

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of June 2019 (shown in parentheses below).[6]

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the third round.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  1.  Iraq (77)
  2.  Uzbekistan (82)
  3.  Syria (85)
  4.  Oman (86)
  5.  Lebanon (86)
  6.  Kyrgyzstan (95)
  7.  Vietnam (96)
  8.  Jordan (98)
  1.  Palestine (100)
  2.  India (101)
  3.  Bahrain (110)
  4.  Thailand (116)
  5.  Tajikistan (120)
  6.  North Korea (122)
  7.  Chinese Taipei (125)
  8.  Philippines (126)
  1.  Turkmenistan (135)
  2.  Myanmar (138)
  3.  Hong Kong (141)
  4.  Yemen (144)
  5.  Afghanistan (149)
  6.  Maldives (151)
  7.  Kuwait (156)
  8.  Malaysia (159)
  1.  Indonesia (160)
  2.  Singapore (162)
  3.    Nepal (165)
  4.  Cambodia (169)
  5.  Bangladesh (183)
  6.  Mongolia (187)
  7.  Guam (190)
  8.  Sri Lanka (201)

First round winners

Schedule

The schedule of each matchday is as follows.

On 5 March 2020, FIFA announced that it would be monitoring the health situation in the region for possible rescheduling of matchdays 7 through 10 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7] On 9 March 2020, FIFA and AFC announced that the matches on matchdays 7–10 due to take place in March and June 2020 were postponed, with the new dates to be confirmed. However, subject to approval by FIFA and AFC, and agreement of both member associations, the matches may be played as scheduled provided that the safety of all individuals involved meets the required standards.[8][9] On 5 June 2020, AFC confirmed that Matchdays 7 and 8 were scheduled to take place on 8 and 13 October respectively while Matchdays 9 and 10 were scheduled to kick off on 12 and 17 November.[10]

Note: The group spots of Qatar (E1) and Bangladesh (E5) were swapped due to Qatar's planned participation in 2020 Copa América.

Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 5 September 2019 Team 3 vs. Team 2, Team 5 vs. Team 4
Matchday 2 10 September 2019 Team 4 vs. Team 1, Team 5 vs. Team 3
Matchday 3 10 October 2019 Team 1 vs. Team 5, Team 2 vs. Team 4
Matchday 4 15 October 2019 Team 5 vs. Team 2, Team 3 vs. Team 1
Matchday 5 14 November 2019 Team 4 vs. Team 3, Team 2 vs. Team 1
Matchday 6 19 November 2019 Team 2 vs. Team 3, Team 4 vs. Team 5
Matchday 7 8 October 2020 (originally 26 March 2020) Team 1 vs. Team 4, Team 3 vs. Team 5
Matchday 8 13 October 2020 (originally 31 March 2020) Team 5 vs. Team 1, Team 4 vs. Team 2
Matchday 9 12 November 2020 (originally 4 June 2020) Team 2 vs. Team 5, Team 1 vs. Team 3
Matchday 10 17 November 2020 (originally 9 June 2020) Team 3 vs. Team 4, Team 1 vs. Team 2

Groups

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Syria China Philippines Maldives Guam
1  Syria 5 5 0 0 14 4 +10 15 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0
2  China PR 4 2 1 1 13 2 +11 7 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 17 Nov 12 Nov 8 Oct 7–0
3  Philippines 5 2 1 2 8 8 0 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–5 0–0 17 Nov 8 Oct
4  Maldives 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 13 Oct 0–5 1–2 3–1
5  Guam (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 19 −17 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 12 Nov 13 Oct 1–4 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Guam 0–1 Maldives
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 714
Referee: Yaqoub Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Philippines 2–5 Syria
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,645
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)

Guam 1–4 Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 1,096
Referee: Kim Woo-sung (South Korea)
Maldives 0–5 China PR
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)

China PR 7–0 Guam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 39,987
Referee: Ali Reda (Lebanon)
Syria 2–1 Maldives
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Philippines 0–0 China PR
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,982
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Syria 4–0 Guam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Maldives 1–2 Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)
Syria 2–1 China PR
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Maldives 3–1 Guam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,612
Referee: Hussein Abo Yehia (Lebanon)

China PR v Maldives
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Philippines v Guam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Guam v China PR
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

China PR v Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Guam v Syria
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

China PR v Syria
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Philippines v Maldives
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Australia Kuwait Jordan Nepal Chinese Taipei
1  Australia 4 4 0 0 16 1 +15 12 Third round and Asian Cup 8 Oct 17 Nov 5–0 12 Nov
2  Kuwait 5 3 1 1 17 3 +14 10 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 0–3 13 Oct 7–0 9–0
3  Jordan 5 3 1 1 10 2 +8 10 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 0–0 3–0 5–0
4    Nepal (Y) 5 1 0 4 2 16 −14 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 13 Oct 0–1 12 Nov 8 Oct
5  Chinese Taipei (Z) 5 0 0 5 2 25 −23 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 1–7 17 Nov 1–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up; (Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Chinese Taipei 1–2 Jordan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 5,520
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)
Kuwait 7–0   Nepal
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Kim Dae-yong (South Korea)

Chinese Taipei 0–2   Nepal
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 4,780
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)
Kuwait 0–3 Australia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Australia 5–0   Nepal
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 18,563
Jordan 0–0 Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 10,720
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Chinese Taipei 1–7 Australia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 3,251
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
Jordan 3–0   Nepal
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 4,863
Referee: Sadullo Gulmurodi (Tajikistan)

Kuwait 9–0 Chinese Taipei
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Jordan 0–1 Australia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 9,712
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

Nepal   0–1 Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)
Jordan 5–0 Chinese Taipei
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Australia v Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Nepal   v Chinese Taipei
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Nepal   v Australia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Australia v Chinese Taipei
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Nepal   v Jordan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Australia v Jordan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Chinese Taipei v Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Iraq Bahrain Iran Hong Kong Cambodia
1  Iraq 5 3 2 0 9 2 +7 11 Third round and Asian Cup 0–0 2–1 2–0 12 Nov
2  Bahrain 5 2 3 0 3 1 +2 9 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 1–1 1–0 17 Nov 8 Oct
3  Iran 4 2 0 2 17 3 +14 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round 17 Nov 12 Nov 8 Oct 14–0
4  Hong Kong 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 13 Oct 0–0 0–2 2–0
5  Cambodia (Y) 5 0 1 4 1 22 −21 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–4 0–1 13 Oct 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Cambodia 1–1 Hong Kong
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Bahrain 1–1 Iraq
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,049
Referee: Omar Al-Yaqoubi (Oman)

Cambodia 0–1 Bahrain
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)
Hong Kong 0–2 Iran
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 13,942

Iran 14–0 Cambodia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 15,823
Iraq 2–0 Hong Kong
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Cambodia 0–4 Iraq
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 48,258
Referee: Clifford Daypuyat (Philippines)
Bahrain 1–0 Iran
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Hong Kong 0–0 Bahrain
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Iraq 2–1 Iran
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Hong Kong 2–0 Cambodia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,497
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
Iraq 0–0 Bahrain
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)



Iran v Bahrain
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Iraq v Cambodia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Iran v Iraq
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Bahrain v Hong Kong
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Uzbekistan Saudi Arabia Singapore Yemen State of Palestine
1  Uzbekistan 5 3 0 2 12 6 +6 9 Third round and Asian Cup 2–3 12 Nov 5–0 2–0
2  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 17 Nov 3–0 8 Oct 12 Nov
3  Singapore 5 2 1 2 7 10 −3 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 1–3 13 Oct 2–2 2–1
4  Yemen 5 1 2 2 6 11 −5 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 13 Oct 2–2 1–2 1–0
5  Palestine 5 1 1 3 3 5 −2 4 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 2–0 0–0 8 Oct 17 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Singapore 2–2 Yemen
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 7,018
Referee: Shaun Evans (Australia)
Palestine 2–0 Uzbekistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Singapore 2–1 Palestine
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,011
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Yemen 2–2 Saudi Arabia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan 5–0 Yemen
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 28,571
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Saudi Arabia 3–0 Singapore
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)

Singapore 1–3 Uzbekistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 12,547
Referee: Shen Yinhao (China)
Palestine 0–0 Saudi Arabia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan 2–3 Saudi Arabia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 31,524
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Yemen 1–0 Palestine
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan 2–0 Palestine
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Yemen 1–2 Singapore
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)


Yemen v Uzbekistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Uzbekistan v Singapore
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Palestine v Yemen
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Qatar Oman Afghanistan India Bangladesh
1  Qatar 5 4 1 0 11 1 +10 13 Third round and Asian Cup 2–1 6–0 0–0 13 Oct
2  Oman 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 12 Nov 3–0 1–0 4–1
3  Afghanistan (Y) 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–1 13 Oct 1–1 1–0
4  India (Y) 5 0 3 2 3 5 −2 3 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 8 Oct 1–2 17 Nov 1–1
5  Bangladesh (Y) 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 17 Nov 8 Oct 12 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Y) Cannot win group, may still advance as group runner-up.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.

The group spots of Qatar (E1) and Bangladesh (E5) were swapped due to Qatar's participation in 2020 Copa América.

India 1–2 Oman
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Qatar 6–0 Afghanistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 10,950
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)

Afghanistan 1–0 Bangladesh
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Qatar 0–0 India
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Bangladesh 0–2 Qatar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 24,570
Referee: Bijan Heidari (Iran)
Oman 3–0 Afghanistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

India 1–1 Bangladesh
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 53,286
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Qatar 2–1 Oman
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 26,731
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

Afghanistan 1–1 India
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 8,100
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Oman 4–1 Bangladesh
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)

Afghanistan 0–1 Qatar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Timur Faizullin (Kyrgyzstan)
Oman 1–0 India
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 24,250
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)



Bangladesh v India
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Oman v Qatar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Bangladesh v Oman
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Japan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Myanmar Mongolia
1  Japan 4 4 0 0 13 0 +13 12 Third round and Asian Cup 17 Nov 12 Nov 8 Oct 6–0
2  Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 10 5 +5 7 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 0–2 1–1 7–0 12 Nov
3  Tajikistan 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–3 1–0 17 Nov 8 Oct
4  Myanmar 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 0–2 13 Oct 4–3 1–0
5  Mongolia 5 1 0 4 2 10 −8 3 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 13 Oct 1–2 0–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Mongolia 1–0 Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Tajikistan 1–0 Kyrgyzstan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Mongolia 0–1 Tajikistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 3,455
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
Myanmar 0–2 Japan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 25,500
Referee: Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim (Jordan)

Japan 6–0 Mongolia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 43,122
Referee: Chae Sang-hyeop (South Korea)
Kyrgyzstan 7–0 Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Omar Mohamed Al-Ali (United Arab Emirates)

Mongolia 1–2 Kyrgyzstan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 2,182
Referee: Hussein Abo Yehia (Lebanon)
Tajikistan 0–3 Japan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 19,100
Referee: Zaid Thamer (Iraq)

Myanmar 4–3 Tajikistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 7,365
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Kyrgyzstan 0–2 Japan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 17,543
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoish (Saudi Arabia)

Myanmar 1–0 Mongolia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kyrgyzstan 1–1 Tajikistan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)



Kyrgyzstan v Mongolia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Tajikistan v Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Vietnam Malaysia Thailand United Arab Emirates Indonesia
1  Vietnam 5 3 2 0 5 1 +4 11 Third round and Asian Cup 1–0 0–0 1–0 12 Nov
2  Malaysia 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 13 Oct 2–1 1–2 2–0
3  Thailand 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 0–0 17 Nov 2–1 8 Oct
4  United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 17 Nov 8 Oct 12 Nov 5–0
5  Indonesia (Z) 5 0 0 5 3 16 −13 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 1–3 2–3 0–3 13 Oct
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
Thailand 0–0 Vietnam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 19,011
Referee: Saoud Al-Adba (Qatar)
Indonesia 2–3 Malaysia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Indonesia 0–3 Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 11,619
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Malaysia 1–2 United Arab Emirates
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 43,200
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

Vietnam 1–0 Malaysia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
United Arab Emirates 5–0 Indonesia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Indonesia 1–3 Vietnam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 8,237
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Thailand 2–1 United Arab Emirates
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Malaysia 2–1 Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Vietnam 1–0 United Arab Emirates
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Malaysia 2–0 Indonesia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Vietnam 0–0 Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)



United Arab Emirates v Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Vietnam v Indonesia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

United Arab Emirates v Vietnam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Thailand v Malaysia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Turkmenistan South Korea Lebanon North Korea Sri Lanka
1  Turkmenistan 5 3 0 2 8 5 +3 9 Third round and Asian Cup 0–2 13 Oct 3–1 2–0
2  South Korea 4 2 2 0 10 0 +10 8 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a] 8 Oct 17 Nov 12 Nov 8–0
3  Lebanon 5 2 2 1 5 3 +2 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round 2–1 0–0 0–0 12 Nov
4  North Korea 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round[b] 17 Nov 0–0 2–0 8 Oct
5  Sri Lanka (Z) 5 0 0 5 0 16 −16 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round 0–2 13 Oct 0–3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(Z) Eliminated from the World Cup.
Notes:
  1. ^ The four best runners-up across all groups will advance to the World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup. The remaining four runners-up will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round
  2. ^ The four best fourth-placed teams across all groups will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying third round. The remaining four fourth-placed teams will advance to the Asian Cup qualifying play-off round.
North Korea 2–0 Lebanon
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Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov (Uzbekistan)
Sri Lanka 0–2 Turkmenistan
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Attendance: 1,120
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoish (Saudi Arabia)

Turkmenistan 0–2 South Korea
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Sri Lanka 0–1 North Korea
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Attendance: 1,258
Referee: Timur Faizullin (Kyrgyzstan)

South Korea 8–0 Sri Lanka
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Attendance: 23,522
Referee: Hasan Akrami (Iran)
Lebanon 2–1 Turkmenistan
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Attendance: 7,820
Referee: Takuto Okabe (Japan)

North Korea 0–0 South Korea
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Sri Lanka 0–3 Lebanon
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Attendance: 1,052
Referee: Ammar Mahfoodh (Bahrain)

Turkmenistan 3–1 North Korea
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Lebanon 0–0 South Korea
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Turkmenistan 2–0 Sri Lanka
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Attendance: 26,304
Referee: Saoud Al-Adba (Qatar)
Lebanon 0–0 North Korea
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Attendance: [note 14]
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)



South Korea v North Korea
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South Korea v Lebanon
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North Korea v Turkmenistan
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Ranking of runner-up teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E  Oman 5 4 0 1 11 4 +7 12 World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup
2 B  Kuwait 5 3 1 1 17 3 +14 10
3 G  Malaysia 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9
4 C  Bahrain 5 2 3 0 3 1 +2 9
5 H  South Korea 4 2 2 0 10 0 +10 8 World Cup qualifying third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round[a]
6 D  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round
7 A  China PR 4 2 1 1 13 2 +11 7
8 F  Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 10 5 +5 7
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Should Qatar win Group E or be among the four best runners-up, they will advance to 2023 AFC Asian Cup only. The fifth best runner-up will take Qatar's place in the World Cup qualifying third round.[3]

Ranking of fourth-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 H  North Korea 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 8 Asian Cup qualifying third round
2 G  United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 8 4 +4 6
3 A  Maldives 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4 6
4 F  Myanmar 5 2 0 3 5 13 −8 6
5 C  Hong Kong 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
6 D  Yemen 5 1 2 2 6 11 −5 5
7 E  India 5 0 3 2 3 5 −2 3
8 B    Nepal 5 1 0 4 2 16 −14 3
Updated to match(es) played on 19 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Goalscorers

There have been 281 goals scored in 96 matches, for an average of 2.93 goals per match (as of 19 November 2019).

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Notes

  1. ^ Qatar have already qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as tournament hosts and are competing to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
  2. ^ China have already qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup as tournament hosts and are competing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  3. ^ a b c d Syria play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns from the Syrian Civil War.[11]
  4. ^ a b The fixtures between Guam and Syria were reversed from their original scheduled dates as the process for Syrian players to obtain United States visas would not be completed in time.[12]
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl Both FIFA and the AFC have agreed to the postponement of upcoming matches in the Asian FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia, although some matches may still be able to be played after mutual consent from the relative member federations, plus FIFA and the AFC.[8][9] On 5 June 2020, AFC confirmed that Matchdays 7 and 8 were scheduled to take place on 8 and 13 October respectively while Matchdays 9 and 10 were scheduled to kick off on 12 and 17 November.[10]
  6. ^ a b c d e f The home matches of Nepal against Chinese Taipei, Jordan and Kuwait were swapped with the away matches at the request of the All Nepal Football Association with consent from the opponents.[13] The only Nepali stadium that meets the required criteria for this competition is the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, which was damaged in the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, and would not be repaired in time.[14]
  7. ^ After previously swapping the home-fixtures with other teams in the group due to Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu not being able to be repaired in time, Nepal then played their home-fixtures at Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan due to the AFC citing that the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium has poor infrastructure.[15]
  8. ^ a b Following an assessment of the security situation in Iraq due to the 2019 Iraqi protests, FIFA and AFC directed the Iraq Football Association to shift their home matches against Iran and Bahrain from the Basra International Stadium, Basra to a neutral ground.[16] The AFC later announced that the matches have been shifted to Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan.[17]
  9. ^ a b c d Yemen play their home matches in Bahrain because of security concerns from the Yemeni Civil War.[18]
  10. ^ a b c d Afghanistan play their home matches in Tajikistan because of security concerns from the War in Afghanistan.[20]
  11. ^ The United Arab Emirates v Indonesia match was initially announced to be played without spectators following sanctions due to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup incident between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.[21][22] The decision was later appealed by the UAEFA.[citation needed]
  12. ^ The Indonesia v Vietnam match was shifted to Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar from Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta based on an internal risk management process and analysis by the PSSI General Secretariat.[23]
  13. ^ The Indonesia v United Arab Emirates match will be played without spectators following sanctions by FIFA due to fan disturbances in the Indonesia v Malaysia and Indonesia v Thailand matches.[24]
  14. ^ a b The Lebanon v South Korea and the Lebanon v North Korea matches were played behind closed door due to security reasons regarding the Lebanese protests.[25][26]

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  26. ^ "Lebanon-DPR Korea match to be played behind closed doors". AFC. 19 November 2019.
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