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AFC Qualifiers

Qualifying nations

AFC 1: Japan
AFC 2: Iran
AFC 3: Korea
AFC 4: Saudi Arabia
Play-off: AFC - CONCACAF: Trinidad and Tobago (CONCACAF)

AFC - CONCACAF Play-off

The winner qualifies to WC2006 Finals.

	12.11.05 16.11.05	 Trinidad and Tobago  1-1  1-0  Bahrain

AFC Play-off

The winner qualifies to AFC - CONCACAF play-offs.

	08.10.05 12.10.05	          Uzbekistan 1-1   0-0  Bahrain

	03.09.05 game is annuled because of the rule infringement by the referee.
	Both games are rescheduled.

	03.09.05 07.09.05	          Uzbekistan 1-0   -  Bahrain

3rd Stage


The Draw

8 nations are ranked according to AFC Ranking for WC2002.
The games will be played in 2 groups with 4 nations each.
There will be 4 pots with 2 nations:
Pot A: 1st and 2nd in the ranking
Pot B: 3th and 4th in the ranking
Pot C: 5th and 6th in the ranking
Pot D: 7th and 8th in the ranking

The draw starts emptying Pot D first into 2 groups and continues with Pots C, B, and A.

Top 2 in each group will qualify to WC2006.
Third place nations will play two-legged play-off games and the winner will play play-off games with CONCACAF qualifiers.

The Games

	Group  1:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
			     Saudi Arabia  6  4  2  0 10  1 14  WC2006 Finals
				    Korea  6  3  1  2  9  5 10  WC2006 Finals
			-----------------------------------------------
			       Uzbekistan  6  1  2  3  7 11  5  Play-off
			-----------------------------------------------
				   Kuwait  6  1  1  4  4 13  4

	09/02/2005	Uzbekistan 1-1 Saudi Arabia
	09/02/2005	Korea 2-0 Kuwait
	25/03/2005	Kuwait 2-1 Uzbekistan
	25/03/2005	Saudi Arabia 2-0 Korea
	30/03/2005	Korea 2-1 Uzbekistan
	30/03/2005	Kuwait 0-0 Saudi Arabia
	03/06/2005	Saudi Arabia 3-0 Kuwait
	03/06/2005	Uzbekistan 1-1 Korea
	08/06/2005	Kuwait 0-4 Korea
	08/06/2005	Saudi Arabia 3-0 Uzbekistan
	17/08/2005	Uzbekistan 3-2 Kuwait
	17/08/2005	Korea 0-1 Saudi Arabia

	Group  2:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				    Japan  6  5  0  1  9  4 15  WC2006 Finals
				     Iran  6  4  1  1  7  3 13  WC2006 Finals
			-----------------------------------------------
				  Bahrain  6  1  1  4  4  7  4  Play-off
			-----------------------------------------------
				Korea DPR  6  1  0  5  5 11  3

	09/02/2005	Bahrain 0-0 Iran
	09/02/2005	Japan 2-1 Korea DPR
	25/03/2005	Iran 2-1 Japan
	25/03/2005	Korea DPR 1-2 Bahrain
	30/03/2005	Japan 1-0 Bahrain
	30/03/2005	Korea DPR 0-2 Iran
	03/06/2005	Iran 1-0 Korea DPR
	03/06/2005	Bahrain 0-1 Japan
	08/06/2005	Iran 1-0 Bahrain
	08/06/2005	Korea DPR 0-2 Japan
	17/08/2005	Japan 2-1 Iran
	17/08/2005	Bahrain 2-3 Korea DPR

2nd Stage


The Draw

32 nations are ranked according to AFC Ranking for WC2002.
The games will be played in 8 groups with 4 nations each.
There will be 4 pots:
Pot A: Korea Republic, Japan, China PR, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Uzbekistan
Pot B: Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Thailand, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Indonesia
Pot C: Turkmenistan, Yemen, India, Vietnam, Jordan, Palestine, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan
Pot D: Hong Komg, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Laos, Tajikistan, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Korea DPR

The draw starts emptying Pot D first into 8 groups and continues with Pots C, B, and A.

The winners of each group qualifies to Stage 3.

The Games

	Group  1:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				     Iran  6  5  0  1 22  4 15
			-----------------------------------------------
				   Jordan  6  4  0  2 10  6 12
				    Qatar  6  3  0  3 16  8  9
				     Laos  6  0  0  6  3 33  0

	18/02/2004	Iran 3-1 Qatar
	18/02/2004	Jordan 5-0 Laos
	31/03/2004	Jordan 1-0 Qatar
	31/03/2004	Laos 0-7 Iran
	09/06/2004	Qatar 5-0 Laos
	09/06/2004	Iran 0-1 Jordan
	08/09/2004	Laos 1-6 Qatar
	08/09/2004	Jordan 0-2 Iran
	13/10/2004	Qatar 2-3 Iran
	13/10/2004	Laos 2-3 Jordan
	17/11/2004	Iran 7-0 Laos
	17/11/2004	Qatar 2-0 Jordan

	Group  2:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
			       Uzbekistan  6  5  1  0 16  3 16
			-----------------------------------------------
				     Iraq  6  3  2  1 17  7 11
				Palestine  6  2  1  3 11 11  7
			   Chinese Taipei  6  0  0  6  3 26  0

	18/02/2004	Palestine 8-0 Chinese Taipei
	18/02/2004	Uzbekistan 1-1 Iraq
	31/03/2004	Chinese Taipei 0-1 Uzbekistan
	31/03/2004	Palestine 1-1 Iraq
	09/06/2004	Iraq 6-1 Chinese Taipei
	09/06/2004	Uzbekistan 3-0 Palestine
	08/09/2004	Chinese Taipei 1-4 Iraq
	08/09/2004	Palestine 0-3 Uzbekistan
	13/10/2004	Iraq 1-2 Uzbekistan
	13/10/2004	Chinese Taipei 0-1 Palestine
	16/11/2004	Iraq 4-1 Palestine
	17/11/2004	Uzbekistan 6-1 Chinese Taipei

	Group  3:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				    Japan  6  6  0  0 16  1 18
			-----------------------------------------------
				     Oman  6  3  1  2 14  3 10
				    India  6  1  1  4  2 18  4
				Singapore  6  1  0  5  3 13  3

	18/02/2004	Japan 1-0 Oman
	18/02/2004	India 1-0 Singapore
	31/03/2004	Singapore 1-2 Japan
	31/03/2004	India 1-5 Oman
	09/06/2004	Oman 7-0 Singapore
	09/06/2004	Japan 7-0 India
	08/09/2004	Singapore 0-2 Oman
	08/09/2004	India 0-4 Japan
	13/10/2004	Oman 0-1 Japan
	13/10/2004	Singapore 2-0 India
	17/11/2004	Japan 1-0 Singapore
	17/11/2004	Oman 0-0 India

	Group  4:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				   Kuwait  6  5  0  1 15  2 12   3  1-1
			-----------------------------------------------
				 China PR  6  5  0  1 14  1 12   3  1-1
				Hong Kong  6  2  0  4  5 15  6
				 Malaysia  6  0  0  6  2 18  0

	18/02/2004	Malaysia 1-3 Hong Kong
	18/02/2004	China PR 1-0 Kuwait
	31/03/2004	Malaysia 0-2 Kuwait
	31/03/2004	Hong Kong 0-1 China PR
	09/06/2004	Kuwait 4-0 Hong Kong
	09/06/2004	China PR 4-0 Malaysia
	08/09/2004	Hong Kong 0-2 Kuwait
	08/09/2004	Malaysia 0-1 China PR
	13/10/2004	Kuwait 1-0 China PR
	13/10/2004	Hong Kong 2-0 Malaysia
	17/11/2004	China PR 7-0 Hong Kong
	17/11/2004	Kuwait 6-1 Malaysia

	Group  5:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				Korea DPR  6  3  2  1 11  5 11
			-----------------------------------------------
		     United Arab Emirates  6  3  1  2  6  6 10
				 Thailand  6  2  1  3  9  7  7
				    Yemen  6  1  2  3  6 11  5

	18/02/2004	United Arab Emirates 1-0 Thailand
	18/02/2004	Yemen 1-1 Korea DPR
	31/03/2004	Korea DPR 0-0 United Arab Emirates
	31/03/2004	Yemen 0-3 Thailand
	09/06/2004	Thailand 1-4 Korea DPR
	09/06/2004	United Arab Emirates 3-0 Yemen
	08/09/2004	Korea DPR 4-1 Thailand
	08/09/2004	Yemen 3-1 United Arab Emirates
	13/10/2004	Thailand 3-0 United Arab Emirates
	13/10/2004	Korea DPR 2-1 Yemen
	17/11/2004	United Arab Emirates 1-0 Korea DPR
	17/11/2004	Thailand 1-1 Yemen

	Group  6:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				  Bahrain  6  4  2  0 15  4 14
			-----------------------------------------------
				    Syria  6  2  2  2  7  7  8
			       Tajikistan  6  2  1  3  5  9  7
			       Kyrgyzstan  6  1  1  4  5 12  4

	18/02/2004	Bahrain 2-1 Syria
	18/02/2004	Kyrgyzstan 1-2 Tajikistan
	31/03/2004	Tajikistan 0-0 Bahrain
	31/03/2004	Kyrgyzstan 1-1 Syria
	09/06/2004	Bahrain 5-0 Kyrgyzstan
	10/06/2004	Syria 2-1 Tajikistan
	08/09/2004	Tajikistan 0-1 Syria
	08/09/2004	Kyrgyzstan 1-2 Bahrain
	13/10/2004	Syria 2-2 Bahrain
	13/10/2004	Tajikistan 2-1 Kyrgyzstan
	17/11/2004	Bahrain 4-0 Tajikistan
	17/11/2004	Syria 0-1 Kyrgyzstan

	Group  7:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
				    Korea  6  4  2  0  9  2 14
			-----------------------------------------------
				  Lebanon  6  3  2  1 11  5 11
				  Vietnam  6  1  1  4  5  9  4   3  4-3
				 Maldives  6  1  1  4  5 14  4   3  3-4

	18/02/2004	Korea Republic 2-0 Lebanon
	18/02/2004	Vietnam SR 4-0 Maldives
	31/03/2004	Vietnam SR 0-2 Lebanon
	31/03/2004	Maldives 0-0 Korea Republic
	09/06/2004	Lebanon 3-0 Maldives
	09/06/2004	Korea Republic 2-0 Vietnam SR
	08/09/2004	Maldives 2-5 Lebanon
	08/09/2004	Vietnam SR 1-2 Korea Republic
	13/10/2004	Lebanon 1-1 Korea Republic
	13/10/2004	Maldives 3-0 Vietnam SR
	17/11/2004	Korea Republic 2-0 Maldives
	17/11/2004	Lebanon 0-0 Vietnam SR

	Group  8:
					   G  W  D  L  F  A  P
			     Saudi Arabia  6  6  0  0 14  1 18
			-----------------------------------------------
				Indonesia  6  3  0  3  8 10  9
			     Turkmenistan  6  2  1  3  8 10  7
				Sri Lanka  6  0  1  5  2 11  1

	18/02/2004	Saudi Arabia 3-0 Indonesia
	18/02/2004	Turkmenistan 2-0 Sri Lanka
	31/03/2004	Turkmenistan 3-1 Indonesia
	31/03/2004	Sri Lanka 0-1 Saudi Arabia
	09/06/2004	Indonesia 1-0 Sri Lanka
	09/06/2004	Saudi Arabia 3-0 Turkmenistan
	08/09/2004	Sri Lanka 0-2 Indonesia
	08/09/2004	Turkmenistan 0-1 Saudi Arabia
	09/10/2004	Sri Lanka 2-2 Turkmenistan
	13/10/2004	Indonesia 1-3 Saudi Arabia
	17/11/2004	Saudi Arabia 3-0 Sri Lanka
	17/11/2004	Indonesia 3-1 Turkmenistan

1st Stage


The Draw

14 of 39 lowest ranked nations according to Oct 22, 2003 FIFA World Ranking play this stage.
The nations ranked 26 through 32 were seeded and play a nation ranked 33 through 39.

The Games

	21.11.03 --.--.--		    Guam -   -   Nepal
	19.11.03 22.11.03	  Turkmenistan 11-0 2-0  Afghanistan
	23.11.03 29.11.03	Chinese Taipei  3-0 3-1  Macao
	28.11.03 02.12.03	    Bangladesh  0-2 0-2  Tajikistan
	27.11.03 03.12.03		  Laos  0-0 0-3  Sri Lanka
	29.11.03 03.12.03	      Pakistan  0-2 0-4  Kyrgyzstan
	29.11.03 03.12.03	      Mongolia  0-1 0-12 Maldives

	Both Guam and Nepal withdrew, a nation which is eliminated at this stage gets a
	re-entry. The selection criteria will be used in the following order:
		1 - Points gained this round - Win 3, Tie 1, Loss 0 points
		2 - Goal difference
		3 - Goals scored
		4 - Oct 22,2003 FIFA World Ranking

	Criteria 1:
		Afghanistan	0 points
		Macao		0 points
		Bangladesh	0 points
		Laos		1 point
		Pakistan	0 points
		Mongolia	0 points

		Laos qualifies.
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