2026 World Cup - Asian qualifiers

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Late game results
Group A: India 0-0 Kuwait, Afghanistan 0-0 Qatar
Group D: Kyrgyz Republic 1-1 Malaysia
Group E: Uzbekistan 3-1 Turkmenistan
Group G: Pakistan 0-3 Saudi Arabia, Jordan 3-0 Tajikistan
Group H: Nepal 0-4 UAE, Bahrain 0-0 Yemen
Group I: Palestine 0-0 Lebanon

Oman, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Bahrain, and Jordan advanced to the third round.

Lebanon, Yemen, and Tajikistan are eliminated.

Of the 18 places in the third round, 13 are now known, and only 5 are to be decided.
Group A: India/Afghanistan/Kuwait
Group B: Syria/DPR Korea
Group C: China PR/Thailand
Group D: Kyrgyz Republic/Malaysia
Group F: Indonesia/Vietnam
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Standings after matchday 5

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Second round final matchday fixtures tomorrow

Matches which will decide the final 5 places in the third round. Note that none of the groups will have simultaneous kickoffs.

Group A
Qatar v India
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Doha)
Kick-off: 18:45 (UTC+3)
Kuwait v Afghanistan
Venue: Ali Sabah Al Salem Stadium (Kuwait City)
Kick-off: 20:45 (UTC+3)

Group B
Japan v Syria
Venue: Edion Peace Wing Hiroshime Stadium (Hiroshima)
Kick-off: 19:14 (UTC+9)
DPR Korea v Myanmar
Venue: Lao National Stadium KM16 (Vientiane)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+7)

Group C
Korea Republic v China PR
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+9)
Thailand v Singapore
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok)
Kick-off: 19:30 (UTC+7)

Group D
Malaysia v Chinese Taipei
Venue: Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Kuala Lumpur)
Kick-off: 21:00 (UTC+8)
Oman v Kyrgyz Republic
Venue: Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex (Muscat)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+4)

Group F
Indonesia v Philippines
Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Jakarta)
Kick-off: 19:30 (UTC+7)
Iraq v Vietnam
Venue: Basra International Stadium (Basra)
Kick-off: 21:00 (UTC+3)

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amenina wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:38 Second round final matchday fixtures tomorrow

Matches which will decide the final 5 places in the third round. Note that none of the groups will have simultaneous kickoffs.

Group C
Korea Republic v China PR
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+9)
Thailand v Singapore
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok)
Kick-off: 19:30 (UTC+7)
The Thailand game will kick off 1.5 hours after the China game. So if China don't get the point needed to secure qualification, Thailand will know (for certain at half time) how many China lost by and therefore what winning margin they will need. Could be very interesting.
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MartinW wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:15
amenina wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:38 Second round final matchday fixtures tomorrow

Matches which will decide the final 5 places in the third round. Note that none of the groups will have simultaneous kickoffs.

Group C
Korea Republic v China PR
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+9)
Thailand v Singapore
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok)
Kick-off: 19:30 (UTC+7)
The Thailand game will kick off 1.5 hours after the China game. So if China don't get the point needed to secure qualification, Thailand will know (for certain at half time) how many China lost by and therefore what winning margin they will need. Could be very interesting.
Yes, their current records in Group C are China PR 8 pts, +1 GD (9-8) and Thailand 5 pts, -2 GD (6-8).

So if China PR lose by 1 goal away at Korea Republic, Thailand need to win by 3 goals at home against Singapore to be certain of qualification (2-goal win means GD tie and it goes to goals scored), while if China PR lose by 2 goals, Thailand need to win by 2 goals to be certain of qualification (1-goal win means GD tie and it goes to goals scored). If China PR lose by 3 goals or more, any win by Thailand is enough.

For the other groups, here are the scenarios.

Group A: India 5 pts, -3 GD (2-5), Afghanistan 5 pts, -10 GD (3-13), Kuwait 4 pts, -1 GD (5-6)

India play first, and if they can pull off a shock win at Qatar, it is almost certainly enough since Afghanistan are unlikely to overhaul that GD deficit. If India draw, the winner of Kuwait vs Afghanistan qualify, otherwise India advance if it ends in a draw. If India lose, Afghanistan will also qualify with a draw.

Group B: Syria 7 pts, +2 GD (9-7), DPR Korea 6 pts, +1 GD (7-6)

Syria play first, and they need an upset win at Japan to make sure of qualification. If Syria draw, DPR Korea will qualify with a "home" win against Myanmar. If Syria lose by 2 goals or more, DPR Korea will qualify with a draw. If Syria lose by 1 goal and DPR Korea draw, goals scored will decide qualification.

Group D: Kyrgyz Republic 10 pts. +6 GD (12-6), Malaysia 7 pts, -2 GD (6-8)

This group is undecided mostly mathematically only, as Malaysia, who play first at home against Chinese Taipei, must overcome a GD deficit of 8 to overtake Kyrgyz Republic, who play away at Oman.

Group F: Indonesia 7 pts, -2 GD (6-8), Vietnam 6 pts, -2 GD (5-7)

Indonesia play first, and a win at home against bottom Philippines will qualify them for a historical place in the third round. If they trip up, Vietnam can take advantage if they can get a result away at Iraq, as a win is enough if Indonesia draw, and a draw is enough if Indonesia lose.
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amenina wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:32
MartinW wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:15
amenina wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:38 Second round final matchday fixtures tomorrow

Matches which will decide the final 5 places in the third round. Note that none of the groups will have simultaneous kickoffs.

Group C
Korea Republic v China PR
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul)
Kick-off: 20:00 (UTC+9)
Thailand v Singapore
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok)
Kick-off: 19:30 (UTC+7)
The Thailand game will kick off 1.5 hours after the China game. So if China don't get the point needed to secure qualification, Thailand will know (for certain at half time) how many China lost by and therefore what winning margin they will need. Could be very interesting.
Yes, their current records in Group C are China PR 8 pts, +1 GD (9-8) and Thailand 5 pts, -2 GD (6-8).

So if China PR lose by 1 goal away at Korea Republic, Thailand need to win by 3 goals at home against Singapore to be certain of qualification (2-goal win means GD tie and it goes to goals scored), while if China PR lose by 2 goals, Thailand need to win by 2 goals to be certain of qualification (1-goal win means GD tie and it goes to goals scored). If China PR lose by 3 goals or more, any win by Thailand is enough.

For the other groups, here are the scenarios.

Group A: India 5 pts, -3 GD (2-5), Afghanistan 5 pts, -10 GD (3-13), Kuwait 4 pts, -1 GD (5-6)

India play first, and if they can pull off a shock win at Qatar, it is almost certainly enough since Afghanistan are unlikely to overhaul that GD deficit. If India draw, the winner of Kuwait vs Afghanistan qualify, otherwise India advance if it ends in a draw. If India lose, Afghanistan will also qualify with a draw.

Group B: Syria 7 pts, +2 GD (9-7), DPR Korea 6 pts, +1 GD (7-6)

Syria play first, and they need an upset win at Japan to make sure of qualification. If Syria draw, DPR Korea will qualify with a "home" win against Myanmar. If Syria lose by 2 goals or more, DPR Korea will qualify with a draw. If Syria lose by 1 goal and DPR Korea draw, goals scored will decide qualification.

Group D: Kyrgyz Republic 10 pts. +6 GD (12-6), Malaysia 7 pts, -2 GD (6-8)

This group is undecided mostly mathematically only, as Malaysia, who play first at home against Chinese Taipei, must overcome a GD deficit of 8 to overtake Kyrgyz Republic, who play away at Oman.

Group F: Indonesia 7 pts, -2 GD (6-8), Vietnam 6 pts, -2 GD (5-7)

Indonesia play first, and a win at home against bottom Philippines will qualify them for a historical place in the third round. If they trip up, Vietnam can take advantage if they can get a result away at Iraq, as a win is enough if Indonesia draw, and a draw is enough if Indonesia lose.
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South Korea have opened the door up for Thailand, but with a 1-0 win, they need goals, and it's still 0-0 24mins in...
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Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 14:55 South Korea have opened the door up for Thailand, but with a 1-0 win, they need goals, and it's still 0-0 24mins in...
Thailand need to win by 3 goals or more, or by 4-2, 5-3, etc. (3-1 win means a tie on overall record, and China PR won the direct head-to-head).

In the earlier match, Japan trounced Syria 5-0, so later DPR Korea only need a draw.
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Thailand cut open Singapore for the first goal at '37.
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amenina wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 15:02
Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 14:55 South Korea have opened the door up for Thailand, but with a 1-0 win, they need goals, and it's still 0-0 24mins in...
Thailand need to win by 3 goals or more, or by 4-2, 5-3, etc. (3-1 win means a tie on overall record, and China PR won the direct head-to-head).

In the earlier match, Japan trounced Syria 5-0, so later DPR Korea only need a draw.
DPR Korea with the big brain move to forfeit to Japan to impove their GD in the battle with Syria. :tongue: :wink1:

They're already beating Myanmar anyway.
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1-0 HT. Complete dominance from Thailand, and I've already seen them blow a couple of big chances. Do they have what it takes to get what they need?
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Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 15:16
amenina wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 15:02
Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 14:55 South Korea have opened the door up for Thailand, but with a 1-0 win, they need goals, and it's still 0-0 24mins in...
Thailand need to win by 3 goals or more, or by 4-2, 5-3, etc. (3-1 win means a tie on overall record, and China PR won the direct head-to-head).

In the earlier match, Japan trounced Syria 5-0, so later DPR Korea only need a draw.
DPR Korea with the big brain move to forfeit to Japan to impove their GD in the battle with Syria. :tongue: :wink1:

They're already beating Myanmar anyway.
So Japan finished the group with a perfect record, 24 goals "scored" and none conceded (looks like Australia will also keep 6 clean sheets but likely won't match their GD). They beat Syria and Myanmar 5-0 twice, plus a 1-0 home win against DPR Korea, and of course the forfeit 3-0 win.

The rumor was that all the reasons about not able to host Japan due to "fear of viruses" were just excuses, as the DPRK authorities higher up decided they could not host the Japan match due to political reasons. If it were true, it would be a "supreme" decision by the Supreme Leader Kim....
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Thailand hit the post.
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Thailand crying out for some quality, shot after shot after shot not finding the net, then Singapore break and score, 1-1.
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