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2019 AFC Asian Cup

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2015 AFC Asian Cup Champions

2019 Qualification

Round 1    Round 2    Playoff Round    Round 3
12 of 24 Nations Qualified

United Arab Emirates (Hosts)

Saudi Arabia

Australia

Qatar

China

Iran

Japan

Syria

Thailand

Iraq

South Korea

Uzbekistan
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Round 1

Aggregate Goal Winners Qualify For Round 2
Match
Home Agg Away 1st Leg
2nd Leg
1
India
2-0
Nepal
2-0
0-0
2
Yemen
3-1
Pakistan
3-1
0-0
3
Timor-Leste
5-1
Mongolia
4-1
1-0
4
Cambodia
4-1
Macau
3-0
1-1
5
Chinese Taipei
2-1
Brunei
0-1
2-0
6
Sri Lanka
3-1
Bhutan
0-1
1-2

Round 2
Group Winners and 4 Best Runners-Up Winners Qualify For Asian Cup
The next 16 highest ranked teams (the remaining four group runners-up, the eight third-placed teams and the four best group fourth-placed teams) advanced directly to the third round of Asian Cup qualification. The remaining 12 teams enter playoff round for the final 8 spots in Round 3 of qualification.

As a result of Indonesia being disqualified due to FIFA suspension, Group F contains only four teams comapred to five teams in all other grouops. Therefore, the results against the fifth-placed team are not counted when determining the ranking of the runner-up teams.
Advance to Asian Cup Finals  *-Advance to Qualification Round 3  **-Advance to Qulification Playoff Round
GROUP A
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Saudi Arabia
8
6
2
0
28
4
+24
20
United Arab Emirates
8
5
2
1
25
4
+21
17
Palastine*
8
3
3
2
22
6
+16
12
Malaysia**
8
1
1
6
3
30
-27
4
Timor-Leste**
8
0
2
6
2
36
-34
2

June 11 2015
Malaysia 1-1 Timor-Leste
Saudi Arabia 3-2 Palastine
June 16 2015
Timor-Leste 0-1 United Arab Emirates
Malaysia 0-6 Palastine
September 3 2015
United Arab Emirates 10-0 Malaysia
Saudi Arabia 7-0 Timor-Leste
September 8 2015
Malaysia 0-3 Saudi Arabia (Awarded By FIFA)
Palastine 0-0 United Arab Emirates
October 8 2015
Timor-Leste 1-1 Palastine
Saudi Arabia 2-1 United Arab Emirates
October 13 2015
Timor-Leste 0-1 Malaysia
November 9 2015
Palastine 0-0 Saudi Arabia
November 12 2015
Palastine 6-0 Malaysia
United Arab Emirates 8-0 Timor-Leste
November 17 2015
Timor-Leste 0-10 Saudi Arabia
Malaysia 1-2 United Arab Emirates
March 24 2016
United Arab Emirates 2-0 Palastine
Saudi Arabia 2-0 Malaysia
March 29 2016
Palastine 7-0 Timor-Leste
United Arab Emirates 1-1 Saudi Arabia

GROUP B
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Australia
8
7
0
1
29
4
+25
21
Jordan*
8
5
1
2
21
7
+14
16
Kyrgyzstan*
8
4
2
2
10
8
+2
14
Tajikistan**
8
1
2
5
9
20
-11
5
Bangladesh**
8
0
1
7
2
32
-30
1

June 11 2015
Bangladesh 1-3 Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan 1-3 Jordan
June 16 2015
Bangladesh 1-1 Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan 1-2 Australia
September 3 2015
Australia 5-0 Bangladesh
Jordan 0-0 Kyrgyzstan
September 8 2015
Bangladesh 0-4 Jordan
Tajikistan 0-3 Australia
October 8 2015
Jordan 2-0 Australia
Kyrgyzstan 2-2 Tajikistan
October 13 2015
Kyrgyzstan 2-0 Bangaldesh
Jordan 3-0 Tajikistan
November 12 2015
Australia 3-0 Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan 5-0 Bangladesh
November 17 2015
Bangladesh 0-4 Australia
Kyrgyzstan 1-0 Jordan
March 24 2016
Australia 7-0 Tajikistan
Jordan 8-0 Bangladesh
March 29 2016
Australia 5-1 Jordan
Tajikistan 0-1 Kyrgyzstan

GROUP C
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Qatar
8
7
0
1
29
4
+25
21
China
8
5
2
1
27
1
+26
17
Hong Kong*
8
4
2
2
13
5
+8
14
Maldives**
8
2
0
6
8
20
-12
6
Bhutan**
8
0
0
8
5
52
-47
0

June 11 2015
Hong Kong 7-0 Bhutan
Maldives 0-1 Qatar
June 16 2015
Bhutan 0-6 China
Hong Kong 2-0 Maldives
September 3 2015
China 0-0 Hong Kong
Qatar 15-0 Bhutan
September 8 2015
Maldives 0-3 China
Hong Kong 2-3 Qatar
October 8 2015
Bhutan 3-4 Maldives
Qatar 1-0 China
October 13 2015
Butan 0-1 Hong Kong
Qatar 4-0 Maldives
November 12 2015
Maldives 0-1 Hong Kong
China 12-0 Bhutan
November 17 2015
Bhutan 0-3 Qatar
Hong Kong 0-0 China
March 24 2016
China 4-0 Maldives
Qatar 2-0 Hong Kong
March 29 2016
China 2-0 Qatar
Maldives 4-2 Bhutan

GROUP D
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Iran
8
6
2
0
26
3
+23
21
Oman*
8
4
2
2
11
7
+4
14
Turkmenistan*
8
4
1
3
10
11
-1
13
Guam*
8
2
1
5
3
16
-13
7
India**
8
1
0
7
5
18
-13
3

June 11 2015
Guam 1-0 Turkmenistan
India 1-2 Oman
June 16 2015
Guam 2-1 India
Turkmenistan 1-1 Iran
September 3 2015
Iran 6-0 Guam
Oman 3-1 Turkmenistan
September 8 2015

Guam 0-0 Oman
India 0-3 Iran
October 8 2015
Turkmenistan 2-1 India
Oman 1-1 Iran
October 13 2015
Turkmenistan 1-0 Guam
Oman 3-0 India
November 12 2015
Iran 3-1 Turkmenistan
India 1-0 Guam
November 17 2015
Guam 0-6 Iran
Turkmenistan 2-1 Oman
March 24 2016
Iran 4-0 India
Oman 1-0 Guam
March 29 2016
India 1-2 Turkmenistan
Iran 2-0 Oman

GROUP E
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Japan
8
7
1
0
27
0
+27
22
Syria
8
6
0
2
26
11
+15
18
Singapore*
8
3
1
4
9
9
0
10
Afghanistan*
8
3
0
5
8
24
-16
9
Cambodia**
8
0
0
8
1
27
-26
0

June 11 2015
Cambodia 0-4 Singapore
Afghanistan 0-6 Syria
June 16 2015
Japan 0-0 Singapore
Cambodia 0-1 Afghanistan
September 3 2015
Japan 3-0 Cambodia
Syria 1-0 Singapore
September 8 2015
Cambodia 0-6 Syria
Afghanistan 0-6 Japan
October 8 2015
Singapore 1-0 Afghanistan
Syria 0-3 Japan
October 13 2015
Singapore 2-1 Cambodia
Syria 5-2 Afghanistan
November 12 2015
Singapore 0-3 Japan
Afghanistan 3-0 Cambodia
November 17 2015
Singapore 1-2 Syria
Cambodia 0-2 Japan
March 24 2016
Japan 5-0 Afghanistan
Syria 6-0 Cambodia
March 29 2016
Afghanistan 2-1 Singapore
Japan 5-0 Syria

GROUP F
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Thailand
6
4
2
0
14
6
+8
14
Iraq
6
3
3
0
13
6
+7
12
Vietnam*
6
2
1
3
7
8
-1
7
Chinese Taipei**
6
0
0
6
5
19
-14
0
Indonesia
Indonesia Disqualified Due To FIFA Suspension

May 24 2015
Thailand 1-0 Vietnam
June 16 2015
Chinese Taipei 0-2 Thailand
September 3 2015
Iraq 5-1 Chinese Taipei
September 8 2015
Chinese Taipei 1-2 Vietnam
Thailand 2-2 Iraq
October 8 2015
Vietnam 1-1 Iraq
October 13 2015
Vietnam 0-3 Thailand
November 12 2015
Thailand 4-2 Chinese Taipei
November 17 2015
Chinese Taipei 0-2 Iraq
March 24 2016
Vietnam 4-1 Chinese Taipei
Iraq 2-2 Thailand
March 29 2016
Iraq 1-0 Vietnam

GROUP G
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
South Korea
7
7
0
0
24
0
+24
21
Lebanon*
8
3
2
3
12
6
+6
11
Kuwait*
6
3
1
2
12
4
+8
10
Myanmar*
8
2
2
4
9
21
-12
8
Laos**
7
0
1
6
3
29
-26
1

June 11 2015
Laos 2-2 Myanmar
Lebanon 0-1 Kuwait
June 16 2015
Myanmar 0-2 South Korea
Laos 0-2 Lebanon
September 3 2015
South Korea 8-0 Laos
Kuwait 9-0 Myanmar
September 8 2015
Laos 0-2 Kuwait
Lebanon 0-3 South Korea
October 8 2015
Myanmar 0-2 Lebanon
Kuwait 0-1 South Korea
October 13 2015
Myanmar 3-1 Laos
Kuwait 0-0 Lebanon
November 12 2015
South Korea 4-0 Myanmar
Lebanon 7-0 Laos
November 17 2015
Laos 0-5 South Korea
Myanmar 3-0 Kuwait (Awarded by FIFA)
March 24 2016
South Korea 1-0 Lebanon
Kuwait Postponed Laos
March 29 2016
South Korea Postponed Kuwait
Lebanon 1-1 Myanmar

GROUP H
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Uzbekistan 8
7
0
1
20
7
+13
21
North Korea*
8
5
1
2
14
8
+6
16
Philippines* 8
3
1
4
8
12
-4
10
Bahrain*
8
3
0
5
10
10
0
9
Yemen**
8
1
0
7
2
17
-15
3

June 11 2015
Philippines 2-1 Bahrain
Yemen 0-3 North Korea (Awarded by FIFA)
June 16 2015
North Korea 4-2 Uzbekistan
Yemen 0-2 Philippines
September 3 2015
Uzbekistan 1-0 Yemen
Bahrain 0-1 North Korea
September 8 2015
Philippines 1-5 Uzbekistan
Yemen 0-4 Bahrain
October 8 2015
North Korea 0-0 Philippines
Bahrain 0-4 Uzbekistan
October 13 2015
North Korea 1-0 Yemen
Bahrain 2-0 Philippines
November 12 2015
Philippines 0-1 Yemen
Uzbekistan 3-1 North Korea
November 17 2015
North Korea 2-0 Bahrain
Yemen 1-3 Uzbekistan
March 24 2016
Uzbekistan 1-0 Philippines
Bahrain 3-0 Yemen
March 29 2016
Philippines 3-2 North Korea
Uzbekistan 1-0 Bahrain

Playoff Round
Winners Advance to Qualification Round 3 Losers join Bhutan in Playoff Round 2
Playoff Round One
Match
Home Agg Away 1st Leg
2nd Leg
1
Chinese Taipei
2-4
Cambodia
2-2
0-2
2
Maldives
0-4
Yemen
0-2
0-2
3
Tajikistan
6-0
Bangladesh
5-0
1-0
4
Malaysia
6-0
Timor-Leste
Forfeit
Forfeit
5
Laos
1-7
India
0-1
1-6

Winners Advance to Qualification Round 3
Playoff Round Two
Match
Home Agg Away 1st Leg
2nd Leg
1
Maldives
5-1
Loas
4-0
1-1
2
Bangladesh
1-3
Bhutan
0-0
1-3
3
Timor-Leste
2-4
Chinese Taipei
1-2
1-2

Round 3
Due to withdrawl of Guam and Kuwait, Nepal and Macau were invited into Round 3 as the top 2 countries from the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup
Top 2 Advance to Asian Cup
GROUP A
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
India
2
2
0
0
2
0
+2
6
Myanmar
2
1
0
1
4
1
+3
3
Kyrgyzstan
2
1
0
1
1
1
0
3
Macau
2
0
0
2
0
5
-5
0

March 28 2017
Myanmar 0-1 India
Kyrgyzstan 1-0 Macau
June 13 2017
Macau 0-4 Myanmar
India 1-0 Kyrgyzstan
September 5 2017
Macau - India
Kyrgyzstan - Maynmar
October 10 2017
India - Macau
Myanmar - Kyrgyzstan
November 14 2017
Macau - Kyrgyzstan
India - Myanmar
March 27 2018
Kyrgyzstan - India
Myanmar - Macau
GROUP B
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Lebanon
2
2
0
0
4
1
+3
6
North Korea
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
Hong Kong
2
0
1
1
1
3
-2
1
Malaysia
1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0

March 28 2017
Lebanon 2-0 Hong Kong
June 13 2017
Hong Kong 1-1 North Korea
Malaysia 1-2 Lebanon
September 5 2017
Malaysia - Hong Kong
North Korea - Lebanon
October 5 2017
North Korea - Malaysia
October 10 2017
Hong Kong - Malaysia
Lebanon - North Korea
November 14 2017
Malaysia - North Korea
Hong Kong - Lebanon
March 27 2018
North Korea - Hong Kong
Lebanon - Malaysia

GROUP C
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Jordan
2
1
1
0
7
0
+7
4
Cambodia
2
1
0
1
1
7
-6
3
Vietnam
2
0
2
0
1
1
0
2
Afghanistan
2
0
1
1
1
2
-1
1

March 28 2017
Afghanistan 1-1 Vietnam
Jordan 7-0 Cambodia
June 13 2017
Cambodia 1-0 Afghanistan
Vietnam 0-0 Jordan
September 5 2017
Cambodia - Vietnam
Jordan - Afghanistan
October 10 2017
Vietnam - Cambodia
Afghanistan - Jordan
November 14 2017
Cambodia - Jordan
Vietnam - Afghanistan
March 27 2018
Jordan - Vietnam
Afghanistan - Cambodia

GROUP D
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Palastine
2
2
0
0
5
1
+4
6
Oman
2
1
0
1
15
2
+13
3
Maldives
2
1
0
1
2
3
-1
3
Bhutan
2
0
0
2
0
16
-14
0

March 28 2017
Oman 14-0 Bhutan
Maldives 0-3 Palastine
June 13 2017
Bhutan 0-2 Maldives
Palastine 2-1 Oman
September 5 2017
Bhutan - Palastine
Oman - Maldives
October 10 2017
Palastine - Bhutan
Maldives - Oman
November 14 2017
Bhutan - Oman
Palastine - Maldives
March 27 2018
Oman - Palastine
Maldives - Bhutan

GROUP E
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Bahrain
2
1
1
0
2
1
+1
4
Turkmenistan
2
1
0
1
4
3
+1
3
Chinese Taipei
2
1
0
1
3
4
-1
3
Singapore
2
0
1
1
1
2
-1
1

March 28 2017
Chinese Taipei 1-3 Turkmenistan
Bahrain 0-0 Singapore
June 10 2017
Singapore 1-2 Chinese Taipei
June 13 2017
Turkmenistan 1-2 Bahrain
September 5 2017
Singapore - Turkmenistan
Bahrain - Chinese Taipei
October 10 2017
Turkmenistan - Singapore
Chinese Taipei - Bahrain
November 14 2017
Singapore - Bahrain
Turkmenistan - Chinese Taipei
March 27 2018
Bahrain - Turkmenistan
Chinese Taipei - Singapore

GROUP F
COUNTRY
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
Philippines
2
2
0
0
8
4
+4
6
Yemen
2
1
1
0
2
1
+1
4
Nepal
2
0
1
1
1
4
-3
1
Tajikistan
2
0
0
2
4
6
-2
0

March 28 2017
Philippines 4-1 Nepal
Yemen 2-1 Tajikistan
June 13 2017
Nepal 0-0 Yemen
Tajikistan 3-4 Philippines
September 5 2017
Nepal - Tajikistan
Philippines - Yemen
October 10 2017
Tajikistan - Nepal
Yemen - Philippines
November 14 2017
Nepal - Philippines
Tajikistan - Yemen
March 27 2018
Philippines - Tajikistan
Yemen - Nepal