World Cup Qualifying
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2022
Location
Asia/Australia
Abbreviation
AFC

Summary

6 June 2019, all 46 FIFA affiliated national teams from AFC (Asian Football Confederation) started qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Seedings (2019 AFC Seedings table) for the first 2 qualification rounds were based on FIFA World Rankings (April 2019).

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2019 AFC Seedings
CountryFIFA
Rank
afc
Rank
Iran211
Japan262
Korea Republic373
Australia414
Qatar555
United Arab Emirates676
Saudi Arabia727
China PR748
Iraq769
Syria8310
Uzbekistan8511
Lebanon8612
Oman8613
Kyrgyzstan9514
Jordan9715
Vietnam9816
Palestine9917
India10118
Bahrain11119
Thailand11420
Tajikistan12021
Korea DPR12122
Philippines12423
Chinese Taipei12524
Turkmenistan13625
Myanmar14026
Hong Kong14127
Yemen14628
Afghanistan14929
Maldives15130
Kuwait15631
Indonesia15932
Singapore16033
Nepal16134
Malaysia16835
Cambodia17336
Macau18337
Laos18438
Bhutan18639
Mongolia18740
Bangladesh18841
Guam19342
Brunei19443
Timor-Leste19544
Pakistan20045
Sri Lanka20246

Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
1st Round12national teams ranked 35-46 in AFC 6 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
2nd Round40national teams ranked 1-34 in CAF6 winners from 1st Round8 groups of 5 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, each group winner (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) and four 2nd place teams with highest point totals advance to the 3rd Round
3rd Round12 8 group winners and four 2nd place teams with highest point totals from 2nd Round2 groups of 6 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, 1st and 2nd place in each group (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) qualifies for 2022 World Cup 3rd place teams advance to the 4th Round
4th Round2Two 3rd place teams from 3rd Round Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the FIFA Inter-Confederation Playoff

2nd Round

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Syria 55 -0-015-1441044 -0-01292711 -0-03523
2China PR 42 -1-17-1321111 -0-0370731 -1-14624
3Philippines 52 -1-27-88020 -1-1125-332 -0-16633
4Maldives 52 -0-36-610-431 -0-2348-421 -0-13220
5Guam 50 -0-50-219-1720 -0-2015-430 -0-30114-13
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Guam 01 MaldivesGFA Center Lower Field
 Philippines 25 SyriaPanaad Stadium
10.09.19Guam 14 PhilippinesGFA Center Lower Field
 Maldives 05 China PRNational Football Stadium (MDV)
10.10.19China PR 70 GuamTianhe Stadium
 Syria 21 MaldivesAl-Rashid Stadium
15.10.19Philippines 00 China PRPanaad Stadium
 Syria 40 GuamAl-Shabab Stadium
14.11.19Maldives 12 PhilippinesNational Football Stadium (MDV)
 Syria 21 China PRAl-Shabab Stadium
19.11.19Maldives 31 GuamNational Football Stadium (MDV)
 Syria 10 PhilippinesAl-Shabab Stadium
02.06.21China PR   MaldivesNational Stadium (Beijing)
 Philippines   GuamRizal Memorial Track & Football Stadium
06.06.21Guam   SyriaGuam National Football Stadium
 China PR   PhilippinesNational Stadium (Beijing)
10.06.21Maldives   SyriaNational Football Stadium (MDV)
 Guam   China PRGuam National Football Stadium
14.06.21China PR   SyriaNational Stadium (Beijing)
 Philippines   MaldivesRizal Memorial Track & Football Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Australia 44 -0-012-1611511 -0-0350533 -0-0911110
2Kuwait 53 -1-110-1731432 -0-161631321 -1-04101
3Jordan 53 -1-110-102842 -1-1781711 -0-03211
4Nepal 51 -0-43-216-1410 -0-1001-141 -0-33215-13
5Chinese Taipei 50 -0-50-225-2330 -0-30211-920 -0-20014-14
3rd Round, ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Chinese Taipei 12 JordanTaipei Municipal Stadium
 Kuwait 70 NepalJaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
10.09.19Chinese Taipei 02 NepalTaipei Municipal Stadium
 Kuwait 03 AustraliaAl-Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
10.10.19Australia 50 NepalGIO Stadium Canberra
 Jordan 00 KuwaitAmman International Stadium
15.10.19Chinese Taipei 17 AustraliaKaohsiung National Stadium
 Jordan 30 NepalAmman International Stadium
14.11.19Jordan 01 AustraliaKing Abdullah II Stadium
 Kuwait 90 Chinese TaipeiJaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
19.11.19Nepal 01 KuwaitChanglimithang National Stadium
 Jordan 50 Chinese TaipeiAmman International Stadium
02.06.21Australia   KuwaitANZ Stadium
 Chinese Taipei   NepalDasarath Rangasala Stadium
06.06.21Australia   Chinese TaipeiANZ Stadium
 Jordan   NepalDasarath Rangasala Stadium
10.06.21Kuwait   JordanJaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
 Nepal   AustraliaDasarath Rangasala Stadium
14.06.21Australia   JordanANZ Stadium
 Chinese Taipei   KuwaitTaipei Municipal Stadium
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Iraq 53 -2-011-92732 -1-0741321 -1-04514
2Bahrain 52 -3-09-31221 -1-0421131 -2-05101
3Iran 42 -0-26-1731411 -0-031401431 -0-23330
4Hong Kong 51 -2-25-35-231 -1-1422020 -1-1113-2
5Cambodia 50 -1-41-122-2130 -1-2116-520 -0-20016-16
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Cambodia 11 Hong KongStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Bahrain 11 IraqBahrain National Stadium
10.09.19Cambodia 01 BahrainStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Hong Kong 02 IranHong Kong Stadium
10.10.19Iran 140 CambodiaAzadi Stadium
 Iraq 20 Hong KongBasra Athletics Stadium
15.10.19Cambodia 04 IraqStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
 Bahrain 10 IranBahrain National Stadium
14.11.19Hong Kong 00 BahrainHong Kong Stadium
 Iraq 21 IranBasra Sports City Stadium
19.11.19Hong Kong 20 CambodiaHong Kong Stadium
 Iraq 00 BahrainBasra Sports City Stadium
02.06.21Iran   Hong KongAzadi Stadium
 Bahrain   CambodiaBahrain National Stadium
06.06.21Iran   BahrainAzadi Stadium
 Iraq   CambodiaBasra Sports City Stadium
10.06.21Hong Kong   IraqHong Kong Stadium
 Cambodia   IranStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
14.06.21Iran   IraqAzadi Stadium
 Bahrain   Hong KongBahrain National Stadium
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Saudi Arabia 53 -2-011-134922 -0-0680831 -2-05541
2Uzbekistan 53 -0-29-126632 -0-1693621 -0-13330
3Singapore 52 -1-27-710-331 -1-1456-121 -0-1324-2
4Yemen 51 -2-25-611-531 -1-1444020 -1-1127-5
5Palestine 61 -1-44-310-721 -1-0420240 -0-40110-9
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Singapore 22 YemenNational Stadium (Singapore)
 Palestine 20 UzbekistanFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
10.09.19Singapore 21 PalestineJalan Besar Stadium
 Yemen 22 Saudi ArabiaBahrain National Stadium
10.10.19Uzbekistan 50 YemenPakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
 Saudi Arabia 30 SingaporeKing Abdullah II Stadium
15.10.19Singapore 13 UzbekistanNational Stadium (Singapore)
 Palestine 00 Saudi ArabiaFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
14.11.19Uzbekistan 23 Saudi ArabiaPakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
 Yemen 10 PalestineSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
19.11.19Uzbekistan 20 PalestinePakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
 Yemen 12 SingaporeSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
30.03.21Saudi Arabia 50 PalestineKing Saud University Stadium
02.06.21Saudi Arabia   YemenKing Fahd International Stadium
 Palestine   SingaporeFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
06.06.21Uzbekistan   SingaporePakhtakor Markaziy Stadium
10.06.21Yemen   UzbekistanAlthawra Sports City Stadium
 Singapore   Saudi ArabiaNational Stadium (Singapore)
14.06.21Saudi Arabia   UzbekistanKing Fahd International Stadium
 Palestine   YemenFaisal Al-Husseini International Stadium
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Qatar 65 -1-016-1611543 -1-0101311222 -0-06303
2Oman 54 -0-112-114733 -0-0981721 -0-13330
3Afghanistan 51 -1-34-211-931 -1-1422020 -0-2009-9
4India 50 -3-23-35-220 -1-1123-130 -2-1212-1
5Bangladesh 50 -1-41-213-1110 -0-1002-240 -1-31211-9
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19India 12 OmanIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Guwahati)
 Qatar 60 AfghanistanJassim Bin Hamad Stadium
10.09.19Afghanistan 10 BangladeshPamir Stadium
 Qatar 00 IndiaJassim Bin Hamad Stadium
10.10.19Bangladesh 02 QatarBangabandhu National Stadium
 Oman 30 AfghanistanSultan Qaboos Sports Complex
15.10.19India 11 BangladeshSalt Lake Stadium
 Qatar 21 OmanJassim Bin Hamad Stadium
14.11.19Afghanistan 11 IndiaPamir Stadium
 Oman 41 BangladeshAl-Seeb Stadium
19.11.19Afghanistan 01 QatarPamir Stadium
 Oman 10 IndiaAl-Seeb Stadium
04.12.20Qatar 50 BangladeshAbdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
02.06.21Bangladesh   AfghanistanBangabandhu National Stadium
 India   QatarJawaharlal Nehru Stadium (New Delhi)
06.06.21Bangladesh   IndiaBangabandhu National Stadium
 Oman   QatarSultan Qaboos Sports Complex
10.06.21Afghanistan   OmanGhazi Stadium
14.06.21Bangladesh   OmanBangabandhu National Stadium
 India   AfghanistanJawaharlal Nehru Stadium (New Delhi)
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Japan 55 -0-015-2702711 -0-0360644 -0-01221021
2Tajikistan 63 -1-210-98132 -0-1643131 -1-14550
3Kyrgyzstan 52 -1-27-105531 -1-1483521 -0-13220
4Myanmar 52 -0-36-513-832 -0-1655020 -0-2008-8
5Mongolia 71 -0-63-227-2541 -0-33217-1530 -0-30010-10
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Mongolia 10 MyanmarMFF Football Centre
 Tajikistan 10 KyrgyzstanPamir Stadium
10.09.19Mongolia 01 TajikistanMFF Football Centre
 Myanmar 02 JapanThuwanna YTC Stadium
10.10.19Japan 60 MongoliaSaitama Stadium 2002
 Kyrgyzstan 70 MyanmarDolen Omurzakov Stadium
15.10.19Mongolia 12 KyrgyzstanMFF Football Centre
 Tajikistan 03 JapanPamir Stadium
14.11.19Myanmar 43 TajikistanMandalar Thiri Stadium
 Kyrgyzstan 02 JapanDolen Omurzakov Stadium
19.11.19Myanmar 10 MongoliaMandalar Thiri Stadium
 Kyrgyzstan 11 TajikistanDolen Omurzakov Stadium
25.03.21Tajikistan 30 MongoliaPamir Stadium
30.03.21Mongolia 014 JapanFukuda Denshi Arena
02.06.21Japan   MyanmarNational Olympic Stadium (Tōkyō)
06.06.21Japan   TajikistanNational Olympic Stadium (Tōkyō)
 Kyrgyzstan   MongoliaDolen Omurzakov Stadium
10.06.21Myanmar   KyrgyzstanThuwanna YTC Stadium
14.06.21Japan   KyrgyzstanNational Olympic Stadium (Tōkyō)
 Tajikistan   MyanmarPamir Stadium
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Vietnam 53 -2-011-51432 -1-0720221 -1-04312
2Malaysia 53 -0-29-86232 -0-1653221 -0-13330
3Thailand 52 -2-18-63321 -1-0421131 -1-14422
4United Arab Emirates 42 -0-26-84411 -0-0350531 -0-2334-1
5Indonesia 50 -0-50-316-1330 -0-3039-620 -0-2007-7
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Thailand 00 VietnamThammasat Stadium
 Indonesia 23 MalaysiaStadion Gelora Bung Karno
10.09.19Indonesia 03 ThailandStadion Gelora Bung Karno
 Malaysia 12 United Arab EmiratesStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
10.10.19Vietnam 10 MalaysiaMy Dinh National Stadium
 United Arab Emirates 50 IndonesiaRashid Al-Maktoum Stadium
15.10.19Indonesia 13 VietnamStadion Gelora Bung Karno
 Thailand 21 United Arab EmiratesThammasat Stadium
14.11.19Malaysia 21 ThailandStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
 Vietnam 10 United Arab EmiratesMy Dinh National Stadium
19.11.19Malaysia 20 IndonesiaStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
 Vietnam 00 ThailandMy Dinh National Stadium
02.06.21United Arab Emirates   MalaysiaZayed Sports City Stadium
 Thailand   IndonesiaRajamangala National Stadium
06.06.21United Arab Emirates   ThailandZayed Sports City Stadium
 Vietnam   IndonesiaMy Dinh National Stadium
10.06.21Malaysia   VietnamNasional Bukit Jalil Stadium
 Indonesia   United Arab EmiratesGelora Bung Karno Stadium
14.06.21United Arab Emirates   VietnamZayed Sports City Stadium
 Thailand   MalaysiaRajamangala National Stadium
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Turkmenistan 53 -0-29-85332 -0-1653221 -0-13321
2Korea Republic 42 -2-08-1001011 -0-0380831 -2-05202
3Lebanon 52 -2-18-53231 -2-0521121 -0-13321
4Korea DPR 52 -2-18-43121 -1-0420231 -1-1423-1
5Sri Lanka 50 -0-50-016-1630 -0-3006-620 -0-20010-10
3rd Round, 2023 ASIACUP
2023 ASIACUP 3rd Qual
2023 ASIACUP Playoff Qual
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.09.19Korea DPR 20 LebanonKimm Il-Sung Stadium
 Sri Lanka 02 TurkmenistanColombo Racecourse Stadium
10.09.19Turkmenistan 02 Korea RepublicKöpetdag Stadium
 Sri Lanka 01 Korea DPRColombo Racecourse Stadium
10.10.19Korea Republic 80 Sri LankaHwaseong Auxiliary Stadium
 Lebanon 21 TurkmenistanCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
15.10.19Korea DPR 00 Korea RepublicKimm Il-Sung Stadium
 Sri Lanka 03 LebanonColombo Racecourse Stadium
14.11.19Turkmenistan 31 Korea DPRKöpetdag Stadium
 Lebanon 00 Korea RepublicCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
19.11.19Turkmenistan 20 Sri LankaKöpetdag Stadium
 Lebanon 00 Korea DPRCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
 The match was played without spectators. 
02.06.21Korea Republic   TurkmenistanSangam Stadium
 Korea DPR   Sri LankaKimm Il-Sung Stadium
06.06.21Korea Republic   Korea DPRSangam Stadium
 Lebanon   Sri LankaCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
10.06.21Turkmenistan   LebanonSaparmyrat Türkmenbaşy Adyndaky Olimpiýa Stadio
 Sri Lanka   Korea RepublicSugathadasa Stadium
14.06.21Korea Republic   LebanonSangam Stadium
 Korea DPR   TurkmenistanKimm Il-Sung Stadium

1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateMongolia  32 Brunei  
06.06.19Mongolia 20 BruneiMFF Football Centre
11.06.19Brunei 21 MongoliaHassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
AggregateMacau  13 Sri Lanka  
06.06.19Macau 10 Sri LankaMacau Olympic Complex Stadium
11.06.19Sri Lanka 30 MacauSugathadasa Stadium
 Match awarded 3-0 to Sri Lanka by FA decision 
AggregateLaos  01 Bangladesh  
06.06.19Laos 01 BangladeshNew Laos National Stadium
11.06.19Bangladesh 00 LaosBangabandhu National Stadium
AggregateCambodia  41 Pakistan  
06.06.19Cambodia 20 PakistanStade Olympique de Phnom Penh
11.06.19Pakistan 12 CambodiaHamad bin Khalifa Stadium
AggregateBhutan  15 Guam  
06.06.19Bhutan 10 GuamChanglimithang Stadium
11.06.19Guam 50 BhutanGuam National Football Stadium
AggregateMalaysia  122 Timor-Leste  
07.06.19Malaysia 71 Timor-LesteStadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
11.06.19Timor-Leste 15 MalaysiaStadion Nasional (Timor Leste)