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World Cup France 1998 Asian Qualifiers

First Round

Group 1

[Fixtures played in Malaysia:]
16.03.1997 Chinese Taipei 0 - 2 Saudi Arabia  
16.03.1997 Malaysia 2 - 0 Bangladesh
18.03.1997 Bangladesh 1 - 3 Chinese Taipei
18.03.1997 Malaysia 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia
20.03.1997 Bangladesh 1 - 4 Saudi Arabia
20.03.1997 Malaysia 2 - 0 Chinese Taipei
[Fixtures played in Saudi Aradia:]
27.03.1997 Chinese Taipei 0 - 0 Malaysia
27.03.1997 Saudi Arabia 3 - 0 Bangladesh
29.03.1997 Chinese Taipei 1 - 2 Bangladesh
29.03.1997 Saudi Arabia 3 - 0 Malaysia
31.03.1997 Bangladesh 0 - 1 Malaysia
31.03.1997 Saudi Arabia 6 - 0 Chinese Taipei
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Saudi Arabia 6 5 1 0 18 1 +17 16
2 Malaysia 6 3 2 1 5 3 +2 11
3 Chinese Taipei 6 1 1 4 4 13 -9 4
4 Bangladesh 6 1 0 5 4 14 -10 3

Group 2

[Fixtures played in Syria:]
02.06.1997 Maldives 0 - 17 Iran  
02.06.1997 Syria n/p Kyrgyzstan
04.06.1997 Kyrgyzstan 0 - 7 Iran
04.06.1997 Syria 12 - 0 Maldives
06.06.1997 Kyrgyzstan 3 - 0 Maldives
06.06.1997 Syria 0 - 1 Iran
[Fixtures played in Iran:]
09.06.1997 Iran 3 - 1 Kyrgyzstan
09.06.1997 Maldives 0 - 12 Syria
11.06.1997 Iran 9 - 0 Maldives
11.06.1997 Kyrgyzstan 2 - 1 Syria
15.06.1997 Iran 2 - 2 Syria
15.06.1997 Maldives 0 - 6 Kyrgyzstan
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Iran 6 5 1 0 39 3 +36 16
2 Kyrgyzstan 5 3 0 2 12 11 +1 9
3 Syria 5 2 1 2 27 5 +22 7
4 Maldives 6 0 0 6 0 59 -59 0

Group 3

[Fixtures played in Bahrain:]
08.04.1997 Jordan 0 - 0 United Arab Emirates  
11.04.1997 Bahrain 1 - 2 United Arab Emirates
14.04.1997 Bahrain 1 - 0 Jordan
[Fixtures played in United Arab Emirates:]
19.04.1997 Jordan 4 - 1 Bahrain
22.04.1997 United Arab Emirates 3 - 0 Bahrain
26.04.1997 United Arab Emirates 2 - 0 Jordan
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 10
2 Jordan 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 4
3 Bahrain 4 1 0 3 3 9 -6 3

Group 4

[Fixtures played in Oman:]
23.03.1997 Nepal 1 - 1 Macao  
23.03.1997 Oman 0 - 1 Japan
25.03.1997 Macao 1 - 10 Japan
25.03.1997 Oman 1 - 0 Nepal
27.03.1997 Nepal 0 - 6 Japan
27.03.1997 Oman 4 - 0 Macao
[Fixtures played in Japan:]
22.06.1997 Japan 10 - 0 Macao
22.06.1997 Nepal 0 - 6 Oman
25.06.1997 Japan 3 - 0 Nepal
25.06.1997 Macao 0 - 2 Oman
28.06.1997 Japan 1 - 1 Oman
28.06.1997 Macao 2 - 1 Nepal
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Japan 6 5 1 0 31 2 +29 16
2 Oman 6 4 1 1 14 2 +12 13
3 Macao 6 1 1 4 4 28 -24 4
4 Nepal 6 0 1 5 2 19 -17 1

Group 5

06.04.1997 Indonesia 8 - 0 Cambodia  
13.04.1997 Indonesia 0 - 0 Yemen
20.04.1997 Cambodia 0 - 1 Yemen
27.04.1997 Cambodia 1 - 1 Indonesia
09.05.1997 Yemen 0 - 1 Uzbekistan
16.05.1997 Yemen 7 - 0 Cambodia
25.05.1997 Uzbekistan 6 - 0 Cambodia
01.06.1997 Indonesia 1 - 1 Uzbekistan
13.06.1997 Yemen 1 - 1 Indonesia
20.06.1997 Uzbekistan 3 - 0 Indonesia
29.06.1997 Cambodia 1 - 4 Uzbekistan
24.08.1997 Uzbekistan 5 - 1 Yemen
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Uzbekistan 6 5 1 0 20 3 +17 16
2 Yemen 6 2 2 2 10 7 +3 8
3 Indonesia 6 1 4 1 11 6 +5 7
4 Cambodia 6 0 1 5 2 27 -25 1

Group 6

22.02.1997 Hong Kong 0 - 2 South Korea  
02.03.1997 Thailand 1 - 3 South Korea
09.03.1997 Thailand 2 - 0 Hong Kong
30.03.1997 Hong Kong 3 - 2 Thailand
28.05.1997 South Korea 4 - 0 Hong Kong
01.06.1997 South Korea 0 - 0 Thailand
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - South Korea 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8 10
2 Thailand 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
3 Hong Kong 4 1 0 3 3 10 -7 3

Group 7

13.04.1997 Lebanon 1 - 1 Singapore  
26.04.1997 Singapore 0 - 1 Kuwait
08.05.1997 Kuwait 2 - 0 Lebanon
24.05.1997 Singapore 1 - 2 Lebanon
05.06.1997 Kuwait 4 - 0 Singapore
22.06.1997 Lebanon 1 - 3 Kuwait
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Kuwait 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9 12
2 Lebanon 4 1 1 2 4 7 -3 4
3 Singapore 4 0 1 3 2 8 -6 1

Group 8

04.05.1997 China 4 - 1 Turkmenistan  
04.05.1997 Tajikistan 4 - 0 Vietnam
11.05.1997 Tajikistan 0 - 1 China
11.05.1997 Turkmenistan 2 - 1 Vietnam
25.05.1997 Turkmenistan 1 - 2 Tajikistan
25.05.1997 Vietnam 1 - 3 China
01.06.1997 China 1 - 0 Turkmenistan
01.06.1997 Vietnam 0 - 4 Tajikistan
08.06.1997 China 0 - 0 Tajikistan
08.06.1997 Vietnam 0 - 4 Turkmenistan
22.06.1997 China 4 - 0 Vietnam
22.06.1997 Tajikistan 5 - 0 Turkmenistan
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - China 6 5 1 0 13 2 +11 16
2 Tajikistan 6 4 1 1 15 2 +13 13
3 Turkmenistan 6 2 0 4 8 13 -5 6
4 Vietnam 6 0 0 6 2 21 -19 0

Group 9

11.05.1997 Kazakhstan 3 - 0 Pakistan  
23.05.1997 Pakistan 2 - 6 Iraq
06.06.1997 Iraq 1 - 2 Kazakhstan
11.06.1997 Pakistan 0 - 7 Kazakhstan
20.06.1997 Iraq 6 - 1 Pakistan
29.06.1997 Kazakhstan 3 - 1 Iraq
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Kazakhstan 4 4 0 0 15 2 +13 12
2 Iraq 4 2 0 2 14 8 +6 6
3 Pakistan 4 0 0 4 3 22 -19 0

Group 10

[Fixtures played in Qatar:]
20.09.1996 Qatar 3 - 0 Sri Lanka  
21.09.1996 India 2 - 0 Philippines
23.09.1996 Qatar 5 - 0 Philippines
24.09.1996 Sri Lanka 1 - 1 India
26.09.1996 Philippines 0 - 3 Sri Lanka
27.09.1996 Qatar 6 - 0 India
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 - Qatar 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 9
2 Sri Lanka 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 India 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4
4 Philippines 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0

Second Round

Group A

13.09.1997 China 2 - 4 Iran  
14.09.1997 Saudi Arabia 2 - 1 Kuwait
19.09.1997 Iran 1 - 1 Saudi Arabia
19.09.1997 Qatar 0 - 2 Kuwait
26.09.1997 Kuwait 1 - 1 Iran
26.09.1997 Qatar 1 - 1 China
03.10.1997 China 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia
03.10.1997 Iran 3 - 0 Qatar
10.10.1997 Kuwait 1 - 2 China
11.10.1997 Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 Qatar
17.10.1997 Iran 4 - 1 China
17.10.1997 Kuwait 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia
24.10.1997 Kuwait 0 - 1 Qatar
24.10.1997 Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 Iran
31.10.1997 China 2 - 3 Qatar
31.10.1997 Iran 0 - 0 Kuwait
06.11.1997 Saudi Arabia 1 - 1 China
07.11.1997 Qatar 2 - 0 Iran
12.11.1997 China 1 - 0 Kuwait
12.11.1997 Qatar 0 - 1 Saudi Arabia
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * SAUDI ARABIA 8 4 2 2 8 6 +2 14
2 - Iran 8 3 3 2 13 8 +5 12
3 China 8 3 2 3 11 14 -3 11
4 Qatar 8 3 1 4 7 10 -3 10
5 Kuwait 8 2 2 4 7 8 -1 8

Group B

06.09.1997 South Korea 3 - 0 Kazakhstan  
07.09.1997 Japan 6 - 3 Uzbekistan
12.09.1997 South Korea 2 - 1 Uzbekistan
12.09.1997 United Arab Emirates 4 - 0 Kazakhstan
19.09.1997 United Arab Emirates 0 - 0 Japan
20.09.1997 Kazakhstan 1 - 1 Uzbekistan
27.09.1997 Uzbekistan 2 - 3 United Arab Emirates
28.09.1997 Japan 1 - 2 South Korea
04.10.1997 Kazakhstan 1 - 1 Japan
04.10.1997 South Korea 3 - 0 United Arab Emirates
11.10.1997 Kazakhstan 1 - 1 South Korea
11.10.1997 Uzbekistan 1 - 1 Japan
18.10.1997 Kazakhstan 3 - 0 United Arab Emirates
18.10.1997 Uzbekistan 1 - 5 South Korea
25.10.1997 Uzbekistan 4 - 0 Kazakhstan
26.10.1997 Japan 1 - 1 United Arab Emirates
01.11.1997 South Korea 0 - 2 Japan
02.11.1997 United Arab Emirates 0 - 0 Uzbekistan
08.11.1997 Japan 5 - 1 Kazakhstan
09.11.1997 United Arab Emirates 1 - 3 South Korea
TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 * SOUTH KOREA 8 6 1 1 19 7 +12 19
2 - Japan 8 3 4 1 17 9 +8 13
3 United Arab Emirates 8 2 3 3 9 12 -3 9
4 Uzbekistan 8 1 3 4 13 18 -5 6
5 Kazakhstan 8 1 3 4 7 19 -12 6

Asia Play-off

[Fixture played in Malaysia:]
16.11.1997 Iran 2 aot 3 JAPAN [FT: 2 - 2 JAPAN won with golden goal]

Asia/Oceania Play-off

22.11.1997 Iran 1 - 1 Australia  
29.11.1997 Australia 2 - 2 IRAN [AG: 2 - 2 IRAN qualify on away goals]