2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates9 April 2008 – 3 March 2008
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored158 (2.82 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Japan.svg Shinji Okazaki (6 goals)
2007
2015

The 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification saw various countries take part to determine 10 spots to the final tournament in Qatar under the new qualification system set by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Contents

Six other teams also qualified for the finals, even though they did not take part in the qualifiers:

Qualified teams

Final qualification status
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Team qualified for Asian Cup
Team failed to qualify 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification.PNG
Final qualification status
  Team qualified for Asian Cup
  Team failed to qualify
CountryQualified asDate qualification was securedPrevious appearances in tournament 1, 2
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Hosts29 July 20077 (1980, 1984, 1988 , 1992, 2000, 2004, 2007)
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2007 AFC Asian Cup winner25 July 20076 (1972, 1976, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007 )
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2007 AFC Asian Cup runner-up25 July 20077 ( 1984 , 1988 , 1992, 1996 , 2000, 2004, 2007)
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea 2007 AFC Asian Cup third place28 July 200711 ( 1956 , 1960 , 1964, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
Flag of India.svg  India 2008 AFC Challenge Cup winner13 August 20082 (1964, 1984)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Group C runner-up18 November 20094 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Group D winner18 November 20094 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Group E winner6 January 201011 ( 1968 , 1972 , 1976 , 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Group D runner-up6 January 20109 (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 , 2007)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Group A winner6 January 20106 (1988, 1992 , 1996, 2000 , 2004 , 2007)
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Group A runner-up6 January 20103 (1988, 2004, 2007)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Group C winner6 January 20107 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 , 2004, 2007)
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2010 AFC Challenge Cup winner27 February 20102 (1980, 1992)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Group B winner3 March 20101 (2007)
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Group B runner-up3 March 20108 (1972, 1976, 1980 , 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004)
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Group E runner-up3 March 20101 (2004)

Notes:

1Bold indicates champion for that year
2Italic indicates host

Seedings

On 6 December 2007 the Asian Football Confederation announced the seeding for the preliminary round of the 2011 tournament: [1]

Automatic QualifiersOther Teams

Preliminary round

The preliminary round reduced the number of non-automatic qualifiers to 20. Following the withdrawals of Korea DPR, Myanmar and Turkmenistan, only two teams were involved. The two lowest ranked AFC teams, Lebanon and Maldives, played home-and-away matches in April 2008. The away goals rule would be applied, and extra time and penalty shootout would be used to decide the winner if necessary. The winner of the preliminary round advanced to the qualifying round, where it was joined by the 19 teams seeded 4th to 22nd.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg6–1Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 4–0 2–1
Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg4–0Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives
El Ali Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Yaacoub Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Atwi Soccerball shade.svg 13' (pen.)
Ghaddar Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Report

Maldives  Flag of Maldives.svg1–2Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Shamweel Qasim Soccerball shade.svg 22' Report Korhani Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Al Jamal Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Rosdi Shahrul (Malaysia)

Lebanon won 6–1 on aggregate and advanced to the group stage.

Qualifying round

The 20 teams were divided into five groups of four. Teams played each other home and way in a round-robin format. The top two in each group advanced to the 2011 tournament where they were joined by the other qualifiers — Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and North Korea.

Seedings

The following teams were drawn at this round:

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss) and tie breakers are in following order: [2]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Yemen.svg Flag of Hong Kong.svg
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6501174+1315 2–0 2–1 6–0
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 6402126+612 1–0 4–0 4–0
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 62137927 2–3 3–0 1–0
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 6015118171 0–4 1–3 0–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–1Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Tatsuya Tanaka Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Report Al-Fadhli Soccerball shade.svg 47'
KKWing Stadium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 30,654
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)
Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg1–3Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
Cheng Siu Wai Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report Abdullatif Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Fatadi Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Salman Isa Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,013
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Yemen  Flag of Yemen.svg1–0Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Al Selwi Soccerball shade.svg 52' Report
Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg1–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Salman Isa Soccerball shade.svg 24' Report

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg6–0Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 17', 74', 76'
Nagatomo Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Nakazawa Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Túlio Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Report
Outsourcing Stadium, Shizuoka
Attendance: 16,028
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg0–4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report Hasebe Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Satō Soccerball shade.svg 74'
S. Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' (pen.)
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 13,254
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg4–0Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
Abdullatif Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Fatadi Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Salman Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Al-Dali Soccerball shade.svg 75' (o.g.)
Report
National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohsen Basma (Syria)

Yemen  Flag of Yemen.svg2–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Al-Fadhli Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Abbod Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Report Hirayama Soccerball shade.svg 42', 55', 79'
Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ali Hamad Al-Badwawi (UAE)
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg4–0Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Abdullatif Soccerball shade.svg 35', 40', 44'
Adnan Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report
National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa
Attendance: 1,550
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

Yemen  Flag of Yemen.svg3–0Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
Al Nono Soccerball shade.svg 5', 25'
Al Abidi Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report
Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Honda Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Report
Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 38,042
Referee: Malik Abdul Bashir (Singapore)
Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg0–0Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
Report
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,212
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of Kuwait.svg Flag of Oman.svg Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 632164+211 0–1 1–0 1–0
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 623165+19 2–2 0–1 2–1
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 62224408 1–2 0–0 0–0
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 60333633 0–0 1–1 1–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Oman  Flag of Oman.svg0–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Report

Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg0–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg0–1Flag of Oman.svg  Oman
Report Rabia Soccerball shade.svg 64'

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg0–1Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Report Neda Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 20,032
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–0Flag of Oman.svg  Oman
Cahill Soccerball shade.svg 74' Report
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 20,595
Referee: Maasaki Toma (Japan)

Oman  Flag of Oman.svg1–2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Ayil Soccerball shade.svg 15' (pen.) Report Wilkshire Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Emerton Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)
Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg2–1Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Al-Mutawa Soccerball shade.svg 61' (pen.), 87' Report Bambang Soccerball shade.svg 33'

Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg1–1Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Budi Soccerball shade.svg 45+4' Report Ajab Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Minoru Toju (Japan)

Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg1–2Flag of Oman.svg  Oman
Boaz Soccerball shade.svg 45' Report Bashir Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Sulaiman Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg2–2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Bandar Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Naser Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Report Wilkshire Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Heffernan Soccerball shade.svg 5'

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Milligan Soccerball shade.svg 42' Report
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 20,422
Referee: Kenji Ogiya (Japan)
Oman  Flag of Oman.svg0–0Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
Report
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 430171+69 0–1 1–0
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 430173+49 0–1 3–1
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 4004212100 0–5 1–3
Source: [ citation needed ]

Following their victory in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, India was given a bye to the final tournament and removed from this group prior to the first match. They were not replaced. [3]

Malaysia  Flag of Malaysia.svg0–5Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Report Omar Soccerball shade.svg 29', 45+1' (pen.)
Matar Soccerball shade.svg 62', 76'
A. Khalil Soccerball shade.svg 85'
KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg0–1Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Report F. Tadjiyev Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Al Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Uzbekistan  Flag of Uzbekistan.svg3–1Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
Djeparov Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Geynrikh Soccerball shade.svg 57', 65'
Report Zaquan Adha Soccerball shade.svg 68'
JAR Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)

Malaysia  Flag of Malaysia.svg1–3Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
Baddrol Soccerball shade.svg 73' Report Gafurov Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Nasimov Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Kapadze Soccerball shade.svg 74'
National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tan Hai (China PR)

United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg1–0Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
A. Khalil Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Report
Al Shabab Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Mohsen Basma (Syria)

Group D

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Syria.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg Flag of Lebanon.svg
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 6420102+814 3–2 0–0 4–0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 6411135+813 0–0 6–1 1–0
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 612361155 0–1 1–2 3–1
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 6015213111 0–2 0–2 1–1
Source: [ citation needed ]
Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg3–1Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Nguyen Minh Phuong Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Le Cong Vinh Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Nguyen Vu Phong Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Report Moghrabi Soccerball shade.svg 75'
My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto (Japan)
Syria  Flag of Syria.svg3–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Al Sayed Soccerball shade.svg 8' (pen.), 24'
Al Khatib Soccerball shade.svg 39' (pen.)
Report Qu Bo Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Liu Jian Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg6–1Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Gao Lin Soccerball shade.svg 2', 20', 84'
Du Wei Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Jiang Ning Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Hao Junmin Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Report Nguyen Vu Phong Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg0–2Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Report J. Al Hussain Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Al Khatib Soccerball shade.svg 78'

Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg0–1Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Report Rafe Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg0–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report Yu Hai Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Qu Bo Soccerball shade.svg 73'

Syria  Flag of Syria.svg0–0Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Report
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–0Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Du Wei Soccerball shade.svg 21' Report

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Report
Lebanon  Flag of Lebanon.svg1–1Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
El Ali Soccerball shade.svg 20' Report Pham Thanh Luong Soccerball shade.svg 40'

Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg1–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Le Cong Vinh Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.) Report Yang Xu Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Zhang Linpeng Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Syria  Flag of Syria.svg4–0Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Al Zeno Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Al Ahga Soccerball shade.svg 10'
J. Al Hussain Soccerball shade.svg 47'
A. Al Hussain Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report

Group E

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Iran.svg Flag of Jordan.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Singapore.svg
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 6411112+913 1–0 1–0 6–0
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 62224408 1–0 0–0 2–1
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 61323306 0–0 0–0 0–1
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 620461596 1–3 2–1 1–3
Source: [ citation needed ]
Iran  Flag of Iran.svg6–0Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Gholamnejad Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Bagheri Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Rezaei Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Zare Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Nouri Soccerball shade.svg 82', 83'
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mohamad Mansour (Lebanon)
Jordan  Flag of Jordan.svg0–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Report

Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg2–1Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Casmir Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Alam Shah Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Report Aqel Soccerball shade.svg 41' (pen.)
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 6,188
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–0Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Report

Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg1–3Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Fahrudin Soccerball shade.svg 84' (pen.) Report Suksomkit Soccerball shade.svg 12' (pen.), 81'
Chaiman Soccerball shade.svg 75'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 22,183
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama (Japan)
Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1–0Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Nekounam Soccerball shade.svg 72' Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–1Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Report Đurić Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)
Jordan  Flag of Jordan.svg1–0Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Amer Deeb Soccerball shade.svg 78' Report
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Ali Hamad Al-Badwawi (UAE)

Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg1–3Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Alam Shah Soccerball shade.svg 32' Report Aghili Soccerball shade.svg 11' (pen.)
Madanchi Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Rezaei Soccerball shade.svg 63'
National Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 7,356
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)
Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–0Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Report
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

Iran  Flag of Iran.svg1–0Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Nekounam Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)
Jordan  Flag of Jordan.svg2–1Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore
Al-Saify Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Anas Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Report Alam Shah Soccerball shade.svg 48'

Goalscorers

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

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