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World Cup Argentina 1978 Asian Qualifiers

Asia/Oceania First Round

Sub-group 1

[Sri Lanka withdrew]
[Fixtures played in Singapore:]
27.02.1977 Singapore 2 - 0 Thailand  
28.02.1977 Hong Kong 4 - 1 Indonesia
01.03.1977 Malaysia 6 - 4 Thailand
02.03.1977 Singapore 2 - 2 Hong Kong
03.03.1977 Indonesia 0 - 0 Malaysia
05.03.1977 Hong Kong 2 - 1 Thailand
06.03.1977 Singapore 1 - 0 Malaysia
07.03.1977 Thailand 3 - 2 Indonesia
08.03.1977 Hong Kong 1 - 1 Malaysia
09.03.1977 Singapore 0 - 4 Indonesia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Hong Kong 4 2 2 0 9 5 +4 6
2 - Singapore 4 2 1 1 5 6 -1 5
3 Malaysia 4 1 2 1 7 6 +1 4
4 Indonesia 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 3
5 Thailand 4 1 0 3 8 12 -4 2

Sub-group 1 First/Second Play-off

[Fixture played in Singapore:]
12.03.1977 Singapore 0 - 1 Hong Kong  

Sub-group 2

[North Korea withdrew]
27.02.1977 Israel 0 - 0 South Korea  
06.03.1977 Israel 2 - 0 Japan
[Fixture played in Israel:]
10.03.1977 Japan 0 - 2 Israel
20.03.1977 South Korea 3 - 1 Israel
26.03.1977 Japan 0 - 0 South Korea
03.04.1977 South Korea 1 - 0 Japan
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - South Korea 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3 6
2 Israel 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
3 Japan 4 0 1 3 0 5 -5 1

Sub-group 3

[Iraq withdrew]
12.11.1977 Saudi Arabia 2 - 0 Syria  
26.11.1977 Syria 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia
07.01.1977 Saudi Arabia 0 - 3 Iran
28.01.1977 Syria 0 - 1 Iran
06.04.1977 Iran n/p Syria [Syria withdrew; awarded 2-0 to Iran]
22.04.1977 Iran 2 - 0 Saudi Arabia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Iran 4 4 0 0 8 0 +8 6
2 Saudi Arabia 4 1 0 3 3 7 -4 2
3 Syria 4 1 0 3 2 6 -4 2

Sub-group 4

[United Arab Emirates withdrew]
[Fixtures played in Qatar:]
11.03.1977 Kuwait 2 - 0 Bahrain  
13.03.1977 Qatar 2 - 0 Bahrain
15.03.1977 Qatar 0 - 2 Kuwait
17.03.1977 Kuwait 2 - 1 Bahrain
19.03.1977 Qatar 0 - 3 Bahrain
21.03.1977 Qatar 1 - 4 Kuwait
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Kuwait 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 8
2 Bahrain 4 1 0 3 4 6 -2 2
3 Qatar 4 1 0 3 3 9 -6 2

Final Round

19.06.1977 Hong Kong 0 - 2 Iran  
26.06.1977 Hong Kong 0 - 1 South Korea
03.07.1977 South Korea 0 - 0 Iran
10.07.1977 Australia 3 - 0 Hong Kong
14.08.1977 Australia 0 - 1 Iran
27.08.1977 Australia 2 - 1 South Korea
02.10.1977 Hong Kong 1 - 3 Kuwait
09.10.1977 South Korea 1 - 0 Kuwait
16.10.1977 Australia 1 - 2 Kuwait
23.10.1977 South Korea 0 - 0 Australia
28.10.1977 Iran 1 - 0 Kuwait
30.10.1977 Hong Kong 2 - 5 Australia
05.11.1977 Kuwait 2 - 2 South Korea
11.11.1977 Iran 2 - 2 South Korea
12.11.1977 Kuwait 4 - 0 Hong Kong
18.11.1977 Iran 3 - 0 Hong Kong
19.11.1977 Kuwait 1 - 0 Australia
25.11.1977 Iran 1 - 0 Australia
03.12.1977 Kuwait 1 - 2 Iran
04.12.1977 South Korea 5 - 2 Hong Kong
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * IRAN 8 6 2 0 12 3 +9 14
2 South Korea 8 3 4 1 12 8 +4 10
3 Kuwait 8 4 1 3 13 8 +5 9
4 Australia 8 3 1 4 11 8 +3 7
5 Hong Kong 8 0 0 8 5 26 -21 0