AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2019
Location
Asia/Australia
Abbreviation
ASIACUPQ

Summary

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification (ASIACUPQ) determined the teams that participated in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup (ASIACUP). All 45 AFC member nations participate. 2019 ASIACUPQ Seedings are based on the January 2015 FIFA World Rankings. The 2019 ASIACUPQ ran from 12 March 2015 to 27 March 2018.

In both the 2nd and 3rd Rounds, points (win = 3pts, draw = 1 pt) determine table positions, and table ranking ties were broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) Fair Play points, then (4) a drawing.

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Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
1st Round1212 AFC teams ranked 35th to 46th 6 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the 2nd Round
2nd Round624 AFC teams ranked 1st to 34th6 winners from the 1st Round8 groups of 5 with Home/Away matches against each team in their group, each group winner and four 2nd place teams with highest point totals qualify for the 2022 World Cup Qualification - 3rd Round and the 2019 Asian Cup, the next 16 teams with the most points advance to the 3rd Round
Playoff - Round 110 10 teams from the 2nd Round6 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to 3rd Round
Playoff - Round 26 6 losing teams from Playoff - Round 13 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the 3rd Round
3rd Round24 16 teams from 2nd Round, 5 winners from Playoff - Round 1, 3 winners from Playoff - Round 26 groups of 4 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, the 1st and 2nd place teams in each group qualifies for the 2019 Asian Cup

3rd Round

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Kyrgyzstan 64 -1-113-148633 -0-0982631 -1-14660
2India 64 -1-113-115632 -1-0773432 -0-16422
3Myanmar 62 -2-28-1010031 -1-1433031 -1-14770
4Macau 60 -0-60-416-1230 -0-30310-730 -0-3016-5
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.03.17Myanmar 01 IndiaThuwanna YTC Stadium
 Kyrgyzstan 10 MacauDolen Omurzakov Stadium
13.06.17Macau 04 MyanmarMacau Olympic Complex Stadium
 India 10 KyrgyzstanSree Kanteerava Stadium
05.09.17Macau 02 IndiaMacau Olympic Complex Stadium
10.10.17Myanmar 22 KyrgyzstanThuwanna YTC Stadium
11.10.17India 41 MacauSree Kanteerava Stadium
14.11.17Macau 34 KyrgyzstanMacau Olympic Complex Stadium
 India 22 MyanmarFatadora Stadium
22.03.18Kyrgyzstan 51 MyanmarDolen Omurzakov Stadium
27.03.18Myanmar 10 MacauThuwanna YTC Stadium
 Kyrgyzstan 21 IndiaDolen Omurzakov Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Lebanon 65 -1-016-1441033 -0-0991832 -1-07532
2Korea DPR 63 -2-111-1310332 -1-0783531 -1-1457-2
3Hong Kong 61 -2-35-47-331 -1-1432130 -1-2115-4
4Malaysia 60 -1-51-515-1030 -1-2137-430 -0-3028-6
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.03.17Lebanon 20 Hong KongCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
13.06.17Hong Kong 11 Korea DPRHong Kong Stadium
 Malaysia 12 LebanonStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
05.09.17Korea DPR 22 LebanonKimm Il-Sung Stadium
 Malaysia 11 Hong KongHANG JEBAT STADIUM
10.10.17Hong Kong 20 MalaysiaHong Kong Stadium
 Lebanon 50 Korea DPRCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
10.11.17Korea DPR 41 MalaysiaChang Arena
13.11.17Malaysia 14 Korea DPRChang Arena
14.11.17Hong Kong 01 LebanonHong Kong Stadium
27.03.18Korea DPR 20 Hong KongKimm Il-Sung Stadium
 Lebanon 21 MalaysiaCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Jordan 63 -3-012-1651132 -1-071221031 -2-05431
2Vietnam 62 -4-010-93631 -2-0550531 -2-05431
3Afghanistan 61 -3-26-710-331 -2-0565130 -1-2115-4
4Cambodia 61 -0-53-317-1431 -0-2323-130 -0-30114-13
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.03.17Afghanistan 11 VietnamPamir Stadium
 Jordan 70 CambodiaKing Abdullah II Stadium
13.06.17Cambodia 10 AfghanistanStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Vietnam 00 JordanThong Nhat Stadium
05.09.17Cambodia 12 VietnamStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Jordan 41 AfghanistanKing Abdullah II Stadium
10.10.17Afghanistan 33 JordanPamir Stadium
 Vietnam 50 CambodiaMy Dinh National Stadium
14.11.17Cambodia 01 JordanStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Vietnam 00 AfghanistanMy Dinh National Stadium
27.03.18Afghanistan 21 CambodiaPamir Stadium
 Jordan 11 VietnamKing Abdullah II Stadium
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Oman 65 -0-115-2852333 -0-092002032 -0-16853
2Palestine 65 -0-115-2532233 -0-092021832 -0-16514
3Maldives 62 -0-46-1119-831 -0-2386231 -0-23313-10
4Bhutan 60 -0-60-239-3730 -0-3028-630 -0-30031-31
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.03.17Oman 140 BhutanSultan Qaboos Sports Complex
 Maldives 03 PalestineNational Football Stadium (MDV)
13.06.17Bhutan 02 MaldivesChanglimithang Stadium
 Palestine 21 OmanFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
05.09.17Bhutan 02 PalestineChanglimithang Stadium
 Oman 50 MaldivesSultan Qaboos Sports Complex
10.10.17Palestine 100 BhutanDora International Stadium
 Maldives 13 OmanNational Football Stadium (MDV)
14.11.17Bhutan 24 OmanChanglimithang Stadium
 Palestine 81 MaldivesArab American University Stadium (Jenin)
27.03.18Oman 10 PalestineSultan Qaboos Sports Complex
 Maldives 70 BhutanNational Football Stadium (MDV)
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Bahrain 64 -1-113-1531232 -1-0790932 -0-16633
2Turkmenistan 63 -1-210-910-132 -0-1654131 -1-1446-2
3Chinese Taipei 63 -0-39-712-532 -0-1644031 -0-2338-5
4Singapore 60 -2-42-39-630 -1-2126-430 -1-2113-2
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
26.03.17Chinese Taipei 13 TurkmenistanTaipei Municipal Stadium
28.03.17Bahrain 00 SingaporeBahrain National Stadium
10.06.17Singapore 12 Chinese TaipeiNational Stadium (Singapore)
13.06.17Turkmenistan 12 BahrainGaraşsyzlyk Stadiony
05.09.17Singapore 11 TurkmenistanJalan Besar Stadium
 Bahrain 50 Chinese TaipeiBahrain National Stadium
10.10.17Chinese Taipei 21 BahrainTaipei Municipal Stadium
 Turkmenistan 21 SingaporeKöpetdag Stadium
14.11.17Turkmenistan 21 Chinese TaipeiSport Toplumy Stadium
 Singapore 03 BahrainNational Stadium (Singapore)
27.03.18Chinese Taipei 10 SingaporeTaipei Municipal Stadium
 Bahrain 40 TurkmenistanBahrain National Stadium
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Philippines 63 -3-012-138532 -1-0784431 -2-05541
2Yemen 62 -4-010-75232 -1-0753230 -3-03220
3Tajikistan 62 -1-37-109131 -1-1464231 -0-2345-1
4Nepal 60 -2-42-311-830 -2-1212-130 -0-3029-7
2019 ASIACUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
28.03.17Philippines 41 NepalRizal Memorial Track & Football Stadium
 Yemen 21 TajikistanQatar SC Stadium
13.06.17Nepal 00 YemenHalchowk Stadium
 Tajikistan 34 PhilippinesPamir Stadium
05.09.17Nepal 12 TajikistanANFA Complex Satdobato
 Philippines 22 YemenPanaad Stadium
10.10.17Tajikistan 30 NepalPamir Stadium
 Yemen 11 PhilippinesSaoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium
14.11.17Nepal 00 PhilippinesANFA Complex Satdobato
 Tajikistan 00 YemenPamir Stadium
27.03.18Philippines 21 TajikistanRizal Memorial Track & Football Stadium
 Yemen 21 NepalQatar SC Stadium

Playoffs - 2nd Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateBangladesh () 13 Bhutan () 
06.09.16Bangladesh 00 BhutanBangabandhu National Stadium
10.10.16Bhutan 31 BangladeshChanglimithang Stadium
AggregateMaldives () 51 Laos () 
06.09.16Maldives 40 LaosNational Football Stadium (MDV)
11.10.16Laos 11 MaldivesNew Laos National Stadium
AggregateTimor-Leste () 24 Chinese Taipei () 
08.10.16Timor-Leste 12 Chinese TaipeiKaohsiung National Stadium
11.10.16Chinese Taipei 21 Timor-LesteKaohsiung National Stadium

Playoffs - 1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateChinese Taipei () 24 Cambodia () 
02.06.16Chinese Taipei 22 CambodiaKaohsiung National Stadium
07.06.16Cambodia 20 Chinese TaipeiStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
AggregateLaos () 17 India () 
02.06.16Laos 01 IndiaNew Laos National Stadium
07.06.16India 61 LaosIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Guwahati)
AggregateMalaysia () 60 Timor-Leste () 
02.06.16Malaysia 30 Timor-LesteTan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium
06.06.16Timor-Leste 03 MalaysiaTan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium
AggregateTajikistan () 60 Bangladesh () 
02.06.16Tajikistan 50 BangladeshPamir Stadium
07.06.16Bangladesh 01 TajikistanBangabandhu National Stadium
AggregateMaldives () 04 Yemen () 
02.06.16Maldives 02 YemenNational Football Stadium (MDV)
07.06.16Yemen 20 MaldivesGrand Hamad Stadium