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1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

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1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian zone (AFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 28 AFC teams entered the competition. However, Chinese Taipei were assigned to the Oceanian zone instead. The Asian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament. Asia's automatic qualifying berths were taken by Iraq and Korea Republic

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Intro articles: 2

Tournament Structure

The 27 teams were divided into 2 zones, based on geographical considerations. Zone A had 13 teams (teams from West Asia) and Zone B had 14 teams (teams from East Asia). There would be three rounds of play in each zone:

  • First Round: The teams were divided into 4 groups of 3 or 4 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Second Round.
  • Second Round: The 4 teams in each zone were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 2 teams in each zone played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winners would qualify for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Due to wars their countries were involved in, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon had to play all their home matches on neutral ground or away.

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Tournament Structure articles: 3

AFC Zone A (West)

First Round

Group 1A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
 Oman Withdrew
 
Oman  - -
Saudi Arabia  - 0–0
United Arab Emirates  - 1–0

Group 1B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 4 3 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Qatar 4 2 0 2 6 3 +3 4
 Jordan 4 1 0 3 3 7 −4 2
 Lebanon Withdrew
 
Iraq  2–0 2–1
Jordan  2–3 1–0
Lebanon 
Qatar  3–0 2–0

Group 2A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 4 3 1 0 5 0 +5 7
 Kuwait 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
 North Yemen 4 0 0 4 1 12 −11 0
 
Kuwait  5–0 0–0
North Yemen  1–3 0–1
Syria  1–0 3–0

Group 2B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bahrain 2 1 1 0 7 4 +3 3
 South Yemen 2 0 1 1 4 7 −3 1
 Iran Disqualified
 
Bahrain  - 3–3
Iran  -
South Yemen  1–4 -

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
United Arab Emirates  4–4 (a)  Iraq 2–3 2–1
Bahrain  1–2  Syria 1–1 0–1

First Leg

United Arab Emirates  2–3  Iraq
Al-Talyani  15',
Fahad Khamees  60'
Report Saeed  42',  79'
Hassan  81'
Referee: Abdul-Aziz Saleh Al-Salmi (Kuwait)

Bahrain  1–1  Syria
Issa  42' Report Mahrous  61'
Attendance: 8,224
Referee: Ahmad Bash (Jordan)

Second Leg

Iraq  1–2  United Arab Emirates
Saddam  88' Report F. Khamis  2'
Al-Talyani  60'
Attendance: 4,175
Referee: Daina (Switzerland)

4–4 on aggregate, Iraq advanced to the Zone A Final Round on away goals.

Syria  1–0  Bahrain
Kardaghli  4' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Abuwahid Shambe El-Boloshi (Oman)

Syria advanced to the Zone A Final Round.

Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Syria  1–3  Iraq 0–0 1–3

First Leg

Syria  0–0  Iraq
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Vautrot (France)

Second Leg

Iraq  3–1  Syria
Saeed  28'
Mahmoud  49'
Allawi  72'
Report Walid Abou El-Sel  54'
Attendance: 4,500

Iraq won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) AFC Zone A (West) articles: 18

AFC Zone B (East)

First Round

Group 3A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7 6
 Malaysia 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 5
   Nepal 4 0 1 3 0 11 −11 1
 
South Korea  2–0 4–0
Malaysia  1–0 5–0
Nepal    0–2 0–0

Group 3B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Indonesia 6 4 1 1 8 4 +4 9
 India 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 7
 Thailand 6 1 2 3 4 4 0 4
 Bangladesh 6 2 0 4 5 10 −5 4
 
Bangladesh  1–2 2–1 1–0
India  2–1 1–1 1–1
Indonesia  2–0 2–1 1–0
Thailand  3–0 0–0 0–1

Group 4A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hong Kong 6 5 1 0 19 2 +17 11
 China PR 6 4 1 1 23 2 +21 9
 Macau 6 2 0 4 4 15 −11 4
 Brunei 6 0 0 6 2 29 −27 0
 
Brunei  0–4 1–5 1–2
China PR  8–0 1–2 6–0
Hong Kong  8–0 0–0 2–0
Macau  2–0 0–4 0–2

Group 4B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 North Korea 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 4
 Singapore 4 0 1 3 2 11 −9 1
 
Japan  1–0 5–0
North Korea  0–0 2–0
Singapore  1–3 1–1

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Korea  6–1  Indonesia 2–0 4–1
Japan  5–1  Hong Kong 3–0 2–1

First Leg

South Korea  2–0  Indonesia
Byun Byung-Joo  73'
Kim Joo-Sung  81'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Booncherd Pratumthong (Thailand)
Japan  3–0  Hong Kong
Kimura  9' (p)
Hara  11'
Mizunuma  53'
Report
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Tulu Gurkan (Philippines)

Second Leg

Indonesia  1–4  South Korea
Dede Sulaiman  87' Report Byun Byung-Joo  7'
Choi Soon-Ho  9'
Huh Jung-Moo  32'
Kim Joo-Sung  47'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Timothy Joseph (Malaysia)

Korea Republic won 6–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Zone B Final Round.

Hong Kong  1–2  Japan
Wan Chi Keung  79' (p) Report Kazushi Kimura  45'
Hiromi Hara  90'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Lee Kok Leong (Singapore)

Japan won 5–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Zone B Final Round.

Final Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Japan  1–3  South Korea 1–2 0–1

First Leg

Japan  1–2  South Korea
Kazushi Kimura  43' Report Jung Yong-Hwan  30'
Lee Tae-Ho  42'
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Maidin Bin-Singah (Singapore)

Second Leg

South Korea  1–0  Japan
Huh Jung-Moo  61' Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: thman Bin Omar (Malaysia)

Korea Republic won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 1986 World Cup

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) AFC Zone B (East) articles: 19

Goalscorers

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Goalscorers articles: 65

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