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
South Korea 2 – 0 Oman
Yoon Bit-Garam Goal 24'
Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 74'
Report
Saudi Arabia 1 – 1 Qatar
Dagriri Goal 12' Report Al Nahoyi Goal 89'

Oman 2 – 0 Saudi Arabia
Hardan Goal 15'
Al Shamli Goal 56'
Report
Qatar 1 – 1 South Korea
Majid Goal 43' (pen.) Report Kim Hyun-Sung Goal 68'

South Korea 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia
Cho Young-Cheol Goal 33' (pen.) Report
Oman 3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Qatar
Al-Maqbali Goal 11' Report Khalfan Goal 88'

Qatar 2 – 2 Oman
Khalfan Goal 26'
Al-Haidos Goal 86'
Report Al-Maqbali Goal 34'
Farah Goal 76'
Saudi Arabia 1 – 1 South Korea
Khudari Goal 60' Report Kim Bo-Kyung Goal 90+1'

Oman 0 – 3 South Korea
Report Nam Tae-Hee Goal 1'
Kim Hyun-Sung Goal 68'
Baek Sung-Dong Goal 72'
Qatar 2 – 1 Saudi Arabia
Al-Haidos Goal 44'
Nabeel Goal 78'
Report Walibi Goal 12' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,270
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Saudi Arabia 1 – 1 Oman
Al-Muwallad Goal 57' Report Al-Hadhri Goal 43'
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
Uzbekistan 2 – 0 Iraq
Temurkhuja Goal 71'
Turaev Goal 78'
Report
Attendance: 7,223
Australia 0 – 0 United Arab Emirates
Report
Attendance: 2,390
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Iraq 0 – 0 Australia
Report
Attendance: 200

Australia 0 – 0 Uzbekistan
Report
United Arab Emirates 3 – 0
(awarded1)
 Iraq
Report Abdul-Raheem Goal 21'
Sabah Goal 77'

Iraq 0 – 1 United Arab Emirates
Report Ali Goal 3'
Attendance: 420
Uzbekistan 2 – 0 Australia
Turaev Goal 27'
Zoteev Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 4,527

Iraq 2 – 1 Uzbekistan
M. Abdullah Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Ahmad Goal 88'
Report Musaev Goal 23'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
United Arab Emirates 1 – 0 Australia
Abdulrahman Goal 23' Report

Uzbekistan 2 – 3 United Arab Emirates
Zoteev Goal 34'
Musaev Goal 47'
Report Khalil Goal 51'55'
Saleh Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 7,600
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
Australia 0 – 0 Iraq
Report
  • 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
Japan 2 – 0 Malaysia
Higashi Goal 10'
Yamazaki Goal 76'
Report
Attendance: 22,504
Syria 3 – 1 Bahrain
Fares Goal 15'
Mardigian Goal 45'54'
Report Shubbar Goal 85' (pen.)

Bahrain 0 – 2 Japan
Report Otsu Goal 44'
Higashi Goal 66'
Attendance: 2,000
Malaysia 0 – 2 Syria
Report Solaiman Goal 50'
Nasouh Goal 88'

Japan 2 – 1 Syria
Hamada Goal 45'
Otsu Goal 86'
Report Al Soma Goal 75'
Attendance: 25,482
Malaysia 2 – 3 Bahrain
Nazmi Goal 28'
Mahali Goal 69'
Report Al Amer Goal 80'
Ahmed Goal 84'86'

Syria 2 – 1 Japan
Osako Goal 19' (o.g.)
Al Salih Goal 90'
Report Nagai Goal 45'
Bahrain 2 – 1 Malaysia
Al Alawi Goal 25'
Farhan Goal 88'
Report Hazwan Goal 76'
Attendance: 2,000

Malaysia 0 – 4 Japan
Report Sakai Goal 35'
Osako Goal 44'
Haraguchi Goal 55'
Saito Goal 60'
Bahrain 2 – 1 Syria
Al Alawi Goal 12'89' Report Al Douni Goal 86'
Attendance: 600

Syria 3 – 0 Malaysia
Mardigian Goal 48'68'
Al Soma Goal 80'
Report
Attendance: 600
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Japan 2 – 0 Bahrain
Ogihara Goal 54'
Kiyotake Goal 59'
Report
Attendance: 36,233

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.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Iraq sanctioned for ineligible player[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Bahrain arrive for Olympic qualifier". 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2011-00-21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Bahrain-Japan tie on Nov 22". 2011-08-10. Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2011-08-10.