The second round of AFC matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification) was played from 24 May 2015 to 29 March 2016.

Format

A total of 40 teams (teams ranked 1–34 in the AFC entrant list and six first round winners) were divided into eight groups of five teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The eight group winners and the four best group runners-up advanced to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification as well as qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals.

A total of 24 teams eliminated from World Cup qualification in the second round competed in the third round of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification (which was separated from the third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification), where they were divided into six groups of four teams and competed for the remaining slots of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The 24 teams consisted of the 16 highest ranked teams eliminated in the second round, and the eight teams that advance from the play-off round of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification which are contested by the remaining 12 teams eliminated in the second round.

Seeding

The draw for the second round was held on 14 April 2015, at 17:00 MST (UTC+8), at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of April 2015 (shown in parentheses below). The 40 teams were seeded into five pots:

  • Pot 1 contained the teams ranked 1–8.
  • Pot 2 contained the teams ranked 9–16.
  • Pot 3 contained the teams ranked 17–24.
  • Pot 4 contained the teams ranked 25–32.
  • Pot 5 contained the teams ranked 33–40.

Each group contained one team from each of the five pots. The fixtures of each group were automatically decided based on the respective pot of each team.

As the seeding order was based on the most recent FIFA Rankings prior to the draw, it differed from the order in the AFC entrant list, which was based on the FIFA World Rankings of January 2015. Among the six first round winners, three were seeded higher than pot 5 (India in pot 3, Timor-Leste and Bhutan in pot 4), on the basis of ranking points gained from the first round matches, while the other three (Yemen, Cambodia and Chinese Taipei) were seeded in pot 5.

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the third round.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

1. Iran (40)
2. Japan (50)
3. South Korea (57)
4. Australia (63)
5. United Arab Emirates (68)
6. Uzbekistan (73)
7. China (82)
8. Iraq (86)

9. Saudi Arabia (95)
10. Oman (97)
11. Qatar (99)
12. Jordan (103)
13. Bahrain (108)
14. Vietnam (125)
15. Syria (126)
16. Kuwait (127)

17. Afghanistan (135)
18. Philippines (139)
19. Palestine (140)
20. Maldives (141)
21. Thailand (142)
22. Tajikistan (143)
23. Lebanon (144)
24. India (147)

Pot 4 Pot 5

25. Timor-Leste (152)
26. Kyrgyzstan (153)
27. North Korea (157)
28. Myanmar (158)
29. Turkmenistan (159)
30. Indonesia (159)
31. Singapore (162)
32. Bhutan (163)

33. Malaysia (164)
34. Hong Kong (167)
35. Bangladesh (167)
36. Yemen (170)
37. Guam (175)
38. Laos (178)
39. Cambodia (179)
40. Chinese Taipei (179)

Groups

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tiebreakers
In home-and-away league format, the ranking of teams in each group is based on the following criteria (regulations Articles 20.6 and 20.7):
  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Points in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Away goals scored in matches between tied teams (if the tie is only between two teams)
  8. Play-off match(es) on neutral ground (if approved by FIFA Organizing Committee), with extra time and penalty shoot-out if necessary

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Saudi Arabia 8 6 2 0 28 4 +24 20 Third round and Asian Cup
 United Arab Emirates 8 5 2 1 27 4 +23 17
 Palestine 8 4 2 2 24 5 +19 14 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Malaysia 8 2 0 6 7 29 −22 6 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Template:Country data Timor-Leste 8 0 0 8 0 44 −44 0
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  1–1
Forfeited
 Timor-Leste Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
Safee Goal 34' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Saro Goal 90+3'
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
21:00 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  3–2  Palestine Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam
Attendance: 4,820
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Al-Shehri Goal 6'
Al-Sahlawi Goal 46'90+4'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Tamburrini Goal 51'
Jadue Goal 90+1'

16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
16:00 UTC+8
Timor-Leste  0–1
Forfeited
 United Arab Emirates Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam (Malaysia)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
O. Abdulrahman Goal 80'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  0–6  Palestine Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Batat Goal 9'
Maraaba Goal 22'75'
Seyam Goal 41'86'
Yousef Goal 63'

3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:15 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  10–0  Malaysia Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 7,822
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Salem Goal 16'
Mabkhout Goal 22'33'76'
Khalil Goal 24'29'70'78'
Fardan Goal 25'
Ahmed Goal 37'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
20:40 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  7–0
Forfeited
 Timor-Leste King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Timur Faizullin (Kyrgyzstan)
Al-Shehri Goal 2'
Al-Sahlawi Goal 23' (pen.)26'71'
Al-Faraj Goal 30'
Al-Jassim Goal 32'
Al-Muwallad Goal 73'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  0–3
Awarded
 Saudi Arabia Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Safiq Goal 70' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Jassim Goal 73'
Al-Sahlawi Goal 76'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
17:00 UTC+3
Palestine  0–0  United Arab Emirates Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ali Sabah Adday Al-Qaysi (Iraq)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
16:00 UTC+9
Timor-Leste  1–1
Forfeited
 Palestine Dili Municipal Stadium, Dili
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Saro Goal 54' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Abu Nahyeh Goal 90+2'
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:00 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  2–1  United Arab Emirates King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Attendance: 32,482
Referee: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (Singapore)
Al-Sahlawi Goal 45'90' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Khalil Goal 18'

13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
16:00 UTC+9
Timor-Leste  0–1
Forfeited
 Malaysia Dili Municipal Stadium, Dili
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Amri Goal 10'

9 November 2015 (2015-11-09)
16:00 UTC+2
Palestine  0–0  Saudi Arabia Amman International Stadium, Amman (Jordan)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
16:00 UTC+2
Palestine  6–0  Malaysia Amman International Stadium, Amman (Jordan)
Attendance: 9,772
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Cantillana Goal 37'
Abu Nahyeh Goal 38'45'58'
Seyam Goal 88'
Ihbeisheh Goal 90+1'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
18:15 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  8–0  Timor-Leste Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 7,870
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Mabkhout Goal 15'19'
Khalil Goal 43'53' (pen.)56'57'
Ali Goal 54'
Al Hashmi Goal 87'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
16:00 UTC+9
Timor-Leste  0–10  Saudi Arabia Dili Municipal Stadium, Dili
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alan Milliner (Australia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Sahlawi Goal 29' (pen.)42'55' (pen.)70'89'
Hawsawi Goal 34'
Al-Shehri Goal 35'
Al-Jassim Goal 85'
Hazazi Goal 90'
Al-Muwallad Goal 90+2'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:45 UTC+8
Malaysia  1–2  United Arab Emirates Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam
Attendance: 100
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
Baddrol Goal 59' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
O. Abdulrahman Goal 22'
Khalil Goal 52'

24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:00 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  2–0  Palestine Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 15,822
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
Al Hammadi Goal 33'
Khalil Goal 60' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
20:30 UTC+3
Saudi Arabia  2–0  Malaysia King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Attendance: 34,839
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Al-Sahlawi Goal 50'
Al-Jassim Goal 74'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
17:00 UTC+3
Palestine  7–0  Timor-Leste Dora International Stadium, Hebron
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
Ihbeisheh Goal 2'
Cantillana Goal 18'66'
Pinto Goal 32'39'
Awad Goal 77'
Bahdari Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
19:00 UTC+4
United Arab Emirates  1–1  Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 32,325
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
O. Abdulrahman Goal 52' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Jassim Goal 24'

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Australia 8 7 0 1 29 4 +25 21 Third round and Asian Cup
 Jordan 8 5 1 2 21 7 +14 16
 Kyrgyzstan 8 4 2 2 10 8 +2 14 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Tajikistan 8 1 2 5 9 20 −11 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
 Bangladesh 8 0 1 7 2 32 −30 1
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
17:00 UTC+6
Bangladesh  1–3  Kyrgyzstan Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Sukhbir Singh (Singapore)
Kichin Goal 32' (o.g.) Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Zemlianukhin Goal 9'41'
Bernhardt Goal 29' (pen.)
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
20:00 UTC+5
Tajikistan  1–3  Jordan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
M. Dzhalilov Goal 66' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Abdel-Fattah Goal 29'63'88'

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
17:00 UTC+6
Bangladesh  1–1  Tajikistan Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Lee Min-hu (South Korea)
Hasan Goal 50' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Fatkhuloev Goal 88'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
20:00 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  1–2  Australia Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Mirzaliev Goal 90+2' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Jedinak Goal 2'
Oar Goal 68'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+8
Australia  5–0  Bangladesh Perth Oval, Perth
Attendance: 19,495
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)
Leckie Goal 6'
Rogic Goal 8'20'
Burns Goal 29'
Mooy Goal 61'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+3
Jordan  0–0  Kyrgyzstan Amman International Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 5,012
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
17:00 UTC+6
Bangladesh  0–4  Jordan Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Deeb Goal 13' (pen.)56'
Abu Amarah Goal 33'
Al-Bakhit Goal 58'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
18:00 UTC+5
Tajikistan  0–3  Australia Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Jameel Abdulhusin (Bahrain)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Milligan Goal 57'
Cahill Goal 73'90+1'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
17:00 UTC+3
Jordan  2–0  Australia Amman International Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 11,462
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
Abdel-Fattah Goal 47' (pen.)
Al-Dardour Goal 84'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:00 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  2–2  Tajikistan Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 17,600
Referee: Mooud Bonyadifard (Iran)
Duyshobekov Goal 7'
Zemlianukhin Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
M. Dzhalilov Goal 65'
Nazarov Goal 71' (pen.)

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
20:00 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  2–0  Bangladesh Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 12,001
Referee: Jameel Abdulhusin (Bahrain)
Lux Goal 27'
Amirov Goal 89'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
19:00 UTC+3
Jordan  3–0  Tajikistan Amman International Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
Al-Dardour Goal 65'90+4'
Abdel-Fattah Goal 67'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
20:00 UTC+11
Australia  3–0  Kyrgyzstan Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 19,412
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Jedinak Goal 40' (pen.)
Cahill Goal 50'
Amirov Goal 69' (o.g.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
17:00 UTC+5
Tajikistan  5–0  Bangladesh Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Ali Sabah Adday Al-Qaysi (Iraq)
M. Dzhalilov Goal 16'26'59'74'
Nazarov Goal 51' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
17:30 UTC+6
Bangladesh  0–4  Australia Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Attendance: 19,730
Referee: Wang Di (China)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Cahill Goal 6'32'37'
Jedinak Goal 43'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:00 UTC+6
Kyrgyzstan  1–0  Jordan Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Çarymyrat Kurbanow (Turkmenistan)
Zemlianukhin Goal 48' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:30 UTC+10:30
Australia  7–0  Tajikistan Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Attendance: 35,439
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)
Luongo Goal 3'
Jedinak Goal 13' (pen.)
Milligan Goal 57' (pen.)
Burns Goal 67'87'
Rogic Goal 70'72'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
14:30 UTC+2
Jordan  8–0  Bangladesh Amman International Stadium, Amman
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (Singapore)
Al-Dardour Goal 7'23'40'
Deeb Goal 29' (pen.)
Al-Rawashdeh Goal 32'
Faisal Goal 63'
Al-Naber Goal 82'
Samir Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
20:00 UTC+11
Australia  5–1  Jordan Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 24,975
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
Cahill Goal 24'44'
Mooy Goal 39'
Rogic Goal 53'
Luongo Goal 69'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Deeb Goal 90'
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
18:00 UTC+5
Tajikistan  0–1  Kyrgyzstan Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Lux Goal 18'

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Qatar 8 7 0 1 29 4 +25 21 Third round and Asian Cup
 China 8 5 2 1 27 1 +26 17
 Hong Kong 8 4 2 2 13 5 +8 14 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Maldives 8 2 0 6 8 20 −12 6 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
 Bhutan 8 0 0 8 5 52 −47 0
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
20:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  7–0  Bhutan Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,326
Referee: Çarymyrat Kurbanow (Turkmenistan)
McKee Goal 19'57'
Christian Goal 23'
Lo Kwan Yee Goal 30'
Ju Yingzhi Goal 42'
Lam Ka Wai Goal 49' (pen.)
Godfred Goal 67'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
21:00 UTC+5
Maldives  0–1  Qatar National Football Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Abdul Maqsoud Goal 90+8'

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
18:00 UTC+6
Bhutan  0–6  China Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Rowan Arumughan (India)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Yang Xu Goal 45+2'60'76'
Wu Lei Goal 55'
Yu Dabao Goal 67'83'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
20:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  2–0  Maldives Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,370
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
Xu Deshuai Goal 63'
Lam Ka Wai Goal 67'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:35 UTC+8
China  0–0  Hong Kong Bao'an Stadium, Shenzhen
Attendance: 26,173
Referee: Strebre Delovski (Australia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+3
Qatar  15–0  Bhutan Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 2,022
Referee: Mohammad Abu Loum (Jordan)
Musa Goal 8'28'
Kasola Goal 18'
Assadalla Goal 21'45'63'
Al-Haidos Goal 25'87'
Muntari Goal 37'41'48'
Afif Goal 57'
Khoukhi Goal 62'70'
Mohammad Goal 75'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:35 UTC+8
Maldives  0–3  China Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Shenyang (China PR)
Attendance: 28,036
Referee: Sukhbir Singh (Singapore)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Yu Dabao Goal 8'57'
Zhang Linpeng Goal 66'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
20:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  2–3  Qatar Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,396
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Bai He Goal 87'
Godfred Goal 89'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Boudiaf Goal 22'
Hassan Goal 62'
Musa Goal 84'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
18:00 UTC+6
Bhutan  3–4  Maldives Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Tayeb Shamsuzzaman (Bangladesh)
Dorji Goal 85'
Gyeltshen Goal 88'
Basnet Goal 90+1'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Nashid Goal 11'
Ashfaq Goal 23'33'57' (pen.)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
18:30 UTC+3
Qatar  1–0  China Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 7,730
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
Boudiaf Goal 22' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
18:00 UTC+6
Bhutan  0–1  Hong Kong Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Attendance: 7,280
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Chan Siu Ki Goal 89'
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
18:30 UTC+3
Qatar  4–0  Maldives Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,006
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Khoukhi Goal 28'70'
Kasola Goal 69'
Musa Goal 90+2'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
15:50 UTC+5
Maldives  0–1  Hong Kong National Football Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Paulinho Goal 13' (pen.)
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
19:35 UTC+8
China  12–0  Bhutan Helong Stadium, Changsha
Attendance: 27,358
Referee: Marai Al-Awaji (Saudi Arabia)
Mei Fang Goal 10'
Yang Xu Goal 13'21' (pen.)37'52'
Yu Dabao Goal 16'39'
Yu Hanchao Goal 34'72'
Wang Yongpo Goal 66'81'
Zhang Xizhe Goal 88'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
18:00 UTC+6
Bhutan  0–3  Qatar Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu
Attendance: 4,128
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Muntari Goal 22'
Al-Haidos Goal 36'90'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  0–0  China Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,071
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:35 UTC+8
China  4–0  Maldives Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan
Attendance: 32,618
Referee: Ali Sabah Adday Al-Qaysi (Iraq)
Jiang Ning Goal 2'84'90+1'
Yang Xu Goal 12'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:00 UTC+3
Qatar  2–0  Hong Kong Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 10,170
Referee: Dmitriy Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)
Al-Haidos Goal 20'
Soria Goal 87'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
20:15 UTC+8
China  2–0  Qatar Shaanxi Province Stadium, Xi'an
Attendance: 46,718
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
Huang Bowen Goal 57'
Wu Lei Goal 88'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
21:00 UTC+5
Maldives  4–2  Bhutan National Football Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 4,102
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Asadhulla Goal 37'
Ashfaq Goal 81' (pen.)90+4'
Hassan Goal 87'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Gyeltshen Goal 7'
Dorji Goal 48' (pen.)

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Iran 8 6 2 0 26 3 +23 20 Third round and Asian Cup
 Oman 8 4 2 2 11 7 +4 14
 Turkmenistan 8 4 1 3 10 11 −1 13 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Guam 8 2 1 5 3 16 −13 7 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
 India 8 1 0 7 5 18 −13 3
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
16:15 UTC+10
Guam  1–0  Turkmenistan Guam F.A. National Training Center, Dededo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Wang Di (China)
Annaorazow Goal 12' (o.g.) Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
19:00 UTC+5:30
India  1–2  Oman Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 19,312
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
Chhetri Goal 26' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Said Goal 1'
Al-Hosni Goal 40' (pen.)

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
16:15 UTC+10
Guam  2–1  India Guam F.A. National Training Center, Dededo
Attendance: 3,277
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)
McDonald Goal 37'
Nicklaw Goal 62'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Chhetri Goal 90+3'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
18:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  1–1  Iran Sport Toplumy Stadium, Daşoguz
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jameel Abdulhusin (Bahrain)
Mingazow Goal 45+1' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Azmoun Goal 4'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  6–0  Guam Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 11,232
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Dejagah Goal 10' (pen.)
Taremi Goal 31'65'
Azmoun Goal 34'41'
Torabi Goal 89'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+4
Oman  3–1  Turkmenistan Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (Singapore)
Saleh Goal 7'
Saparow Goal 11' (o.g.)
Al-Hosni Goal 59'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Amanow Goal 82'

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
16:00 UTC+10
Guam  0–0  Oman Guam F.A. National Training Center, Dededo
Attendance: 2,239
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:00 UTC+5:30
India  0–3
Awarded
 Iran Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Azmoun Goal 28'
Teymourian Goal 46'
Taremi Goal 49'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
18:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  2–1  India Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat
Attendance: 20,100
Referee: Masoud Tufayelieh (Syria)
Abylow Goal 8'
Amanow Goal 60'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Lalpekhlua Goal 28'
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
18:30 UTC+4
Oman  1–1  Iran Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Al-Mukhaini Goal 52' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Hosseini Goal 70'

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
18:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  1–0  Guam Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat
Attendance: 20,200
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Abylow Goal 16' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
18:30 UTC+4
Oman  3–0  India Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)
Mubarak Goal 55'
Al-Muqbali Goal 67'84'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
15:00 UTC+3:30
Iran  3–1  Turkmenistan Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 35,800
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Pouraliganji Goal 6'
Ezatolahi Goal 64'
Dejagah Goal 83' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Saparow Goal 62'
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
19:00 UTC+5:30
India  1–0  Guam Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Attendance: 6,277
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
R. Singh Goal 10' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
15:30 UTC+10
Guam  0–6  Iran Guam F.A. National Training Center, Dededo
Attendance: 2,087
Referee: Ho Wai Sing (Hong Kong)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Taremi Goal 12'63'
Kamyabinia Goal 32'
Rezaeian Goal 49'
Shojaei Goal 52' (pen.)
Ansarifard Goal 53'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
18:00 UTC+5
Turkmenistan  2–1  Oman Köpetdag Stadium, Ashgabat
Attendance: 23,100
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Geworkýan Goal 40'
Muhadow Goal 67'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Ghassani Goal 70'

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  4–0  India Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 29,160
Referee: Võ Minh Trí (Vietnam)
Hajsafi Goal 33' (pen.)66' (pen.)
Azmoun Goal 61'
Jahanbakhsh Goal 78'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:00 UTC+4
Oman  1–0  Guam Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jameel Abdulhusin (Bahrain)
Mubarak Goal 53' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
18:00 UTC+5:30
India  1–2  Turkmenistan Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Attendance: 3,111
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Jhingan Goal 26' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Amanow Goal 48'
Ataýew Goal 70'
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
19:00 UTC+4:30
Iran  2–0  Oman Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 33,850
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
Azmoun Goal 16'23' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Japan 8 7 1 0 27 0 +27 22 Third round and Asian Cup
 Syria 8 6 0 2 26 11 +15 18
 Singapore 8 3 1 4 9 9 0 10 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Afghanistan 8 3 0 5 8 24 −16 9 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
 Cambodia 8 0 0 8 1 27 −26 0
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
18:30 UTC+7
Cambodia  0–4  Singapore Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 63,000
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Khairul Goal 9'
Safuwan Goal 21'35'
Fazrul Goal 55'
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
20:00 UTC+4:30
Afghanistan  0–6  Syria Samen Stadium, Mashhad (Iran)
Attendance: 7,647
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Rafe Goal 19'35'
Ajan Goal 42'
Al Hussain Goal 70'
Malki Goal 75'
Kharbin Goal 90+4' (pen.)

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
19:30 UTC+9
Japan  0–0  Singapore Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 57,533
Referee: Mohanad Qasim Eesee Sarray (Iraq)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
18:30 UTC+7
Cambodia  0–1  Afghanistan Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Marai Al-Awaji (Saudi Arabia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Zazai Goal 86'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:26 UTC+9
Japan  3–0  Cambodia Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 54,716
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)
Honda Goal 28'
Yoshida Goal 50'
Kagawa Goal 61'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
20:00 UTC+4
Syria  1–0  Singapore Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat (Oman)
Attendance: 100
Referee: Yousef Al-Marzouq (Kuwait)
Al-Jafal Goal 59' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
18:30 UTC+7
Cambodia  0–6  Syria Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Wang Di (China)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kharbin Goal 29'39'
Malki Goal 31'
Al-Mawas Goal 44'
Midani Goal 50'
Omari Goal 81'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
16:55 UTC+4:30
Afghanistan  0–6  Japan Azadi Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 8,650
Referee: Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kagawa Goal 10'50'
Morishige Goal 35'
Okazaki Goal 57'60'
Honda Goal 74'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  1–0  Afghanistan National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok (Hong Kong)
Khairul Goal 72' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
17:00 UTC+4
Syria  0–3  Japan Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb (Oman)
Attendance: 680
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Honda Goal 55' (pen.)
Okazaki Goal 70'
Usami Goal 88'

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  2–1  Cambodia National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 6,650
Referee: Kim Dae-yong (South Korea)
Faris Goal 16'
Fazrul Goal 47'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Suhana Goal 65'
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
20:00 UTC+4
Syria  5–2  Afghanistan Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb (Oman)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Dmitriy Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)
Omari Goal 9'21'83'
Al-Mawas Goal 32'90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Amiri Goal 44'
Shayesteh Goal 78'

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
19:15 UTC+8
Singapore  0–3  Japan National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 33,868
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kanazaki Goal 20'
Honda Goal 26'
Yoshida Goal 88'
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
15:00 UTC+3:30
Afghanistan  3–0  Cambodia Takhti Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 2,585
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
Zazai Goal 42'
Amiri Goal 78'
Amani Goal 90+4'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:00 UTC+8
Singapore  1–2  Syria National Stadium, Kallang
Attendance: 7,468
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
Safuwan Goal 89' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kharbin Goal 20'90+3'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
19:14 UTC+7
Cambodia  0–2  Japan Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
Attendance: 29,871
Referee: Fu Ming (China)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Laboravy Goal 51' (o.g.)
Honda Goal 90'

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:34 UTC+9
Japan  5–0  Afghanistan Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 48,967
Referee: Mohanad Qasim Eesee Sarray (Iraq)
Okazaki Goal 43'
Kiyotake Goal 58'
Mukhammad Goal 63' (o.g.)
Yoshida Goal 74'
Kanazaki Goal 78'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
20:00 UTC+4
Syria  6–0  Cambodia Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb (Oman)
Attendance: 100
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)
Kharbin Goal 7'19'
Kallasi Goal 57'
Makara Goal 70' (o.g.)
Al Hussain Goal 80'
Malki Goal 84'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
15:00 UTC+4:30
Afghanistan  2–1  Singapore Takhti Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 24,500
Referee: Fu Ming (China)
Amani Goal 39'
Shirdel Goal 79'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Fazrul Goal 89'
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
19:34 UTC+9
Japan  5–0  Syria Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 57,475
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Al Masri Goal 17' (o.g.)
Kagawa Goal 66'90'
Honda Goal 86'
Haraguchi Goal 90+3'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Thailand 6 4 2 0 14 6 +8 14 Third round and Asian Cup
 Iraq 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7 12
 Vietnam 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 6 5 19 −14 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified due to FIFA suspension


24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  1–0  Vietnam Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 40,500
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
Pokklaw Goal 80' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
19:30 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  0–2  Thailand Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 18,168
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Teerasil Goal 21'39'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
17:00 UTC+4:30
Iraq  5–1  Chinese Taipei PAS Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)
Adnan Goal 37'
Hosni Goal 59'
Yasin Goal 80'
Mahmoud Goal 88'
Meram Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Wen Chih-hao Goal 86'

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:00 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  1–2  Vietnam Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei
Attendance: 20,239
Referee: Kim Dae-yong (South Korea)
Wu Chun-ching Goal 82' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Thành Goal 53'
Sơn Goal 90+2'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  2–2  Iraq Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 43,572
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
Theerathon Goal 80' (pen.)
Mongkol Goal 83'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Meram Goal 34'
Mahmoud Goal 49'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  1–1  Iraq Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)
Vinh Goal 25' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Mahmoud Goal 90+7' (pen.)

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  0–3  Thailand Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Kroekrit Goal 29'
Đinh Tiến Thành Goal 56' (o.g.)
Theerathon Goal 70'

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
19:00 UTC+7
Thailand  4–2  Chinese Taipei Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Dmitriy Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)
Teerasil Goal 41'
Pokklaw Goal 52'
Adisak Goal 72'
Tana Goal 74'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Yaki Yen Goal 3'
Hung Kai-chun Goal 65'

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
19:00 UTC+8
Chinese Taipei  0–2  Iraq National Stadium, Kaohsiung
Attendance: 11,960
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ismail Goal 19'
Mahmoud Goal 85'

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
19:00 UTC+7
Vietnam  4–1  Chinese Taipei Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi
Attendance: 18,350
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
Vinh Goal 8'90+1'
Văn Toàn Goal 29'42'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Wu Chun-ching Goal 7'
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
18:30 UTC+4:30
Iraq  2–2  Thailand PAS Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Kamel Goal 66'
Adnan Goal 90+5'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Mongkol Goal 39'
Adisak Goal 86'

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
18:30 UTC+4:30
Iraq  1–0  Vietnam PAS Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Attendance: 2,160
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
Abdul-Raheem Goal 45+1' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group G

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
19:00 UTC+7
Laos  2–2  Myanmar New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Sayavutthi Goal 81' (pen.)83' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Zaw Min Tun Goal 41'
Kyaw Zayar Win Goal 85'
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
17:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  0–1  Kuwait Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 15,215
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Nasser Goal 86'

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
19:00 UTC+7
Myanmar  0–2  South Korea Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok (Thailand)
Attendance: 1,090
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Lee Jae-sung Goal 35'
Son Heung-min Goal 67'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
19:00 UTC+7
Laos  0–2  Lebanon New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ghaddar Goal 5'
Shamsin Goal 75'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  8–0  Laos Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong
Attendance: 30,205
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Lee Chung-yong Goal 9'
Son Heung-min Goal 12'74'89'
Kwon Chang-hoon Goal 30'75'
Suk Hyun-jun Goal 57'
Lee Jae-sung Goal 90+4'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
20:00 UTC+3
Kuwait  9–0  Myanmar Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 550
Referee: Aziz Asimov (Uzbekistan)
Nasser Goal 11'18'
Maqseed Goal 12'
Zayid Goal 46'
Zaw Min Tun Goal 56' (o.g.)
Mashaan Goal 61'
Al-Mutawa Goal 69' (pen.)88'90+3'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:00 UTC+7
Laos  0–2  Kuwait New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Sivakorn Pu-udom (Thailand)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Nasser Goal 31'
Al-Mutawa Goal 84' (pen.)
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
17:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  0–3  South Korea Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Dmitriy Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Jang Hyun-soo Goal 22' (pen.)
Ali Hamam Goal 26' (o.g.)
Kwon Chang-hoon Goal 60'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
19:00 UTC+7
Myanmar  0–2  Lebanon Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok (Thailand)
Attendance: 3,056
Referee: Mohd Nafeez Abdul Wahab (Malaysia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Maatouk Goal 28'
Atwi Goal 90+3'
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
17:55 UTC+3
Kuwait  0–1  South Korea Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 12,350
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 12'

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
19:00 UTC+7
Myanmar  3–1  Laos Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok (Thailand)
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Salah Abbas Alabbasi (Bahrain)
Suan Lam Mang Goal 13'
Kyaw Ko Ko Goal 32'
Aung Thu Goal 50'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Sayavutthi Goal 2'
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
19:30 UTC+3
Kuwait  0–0  Lebanon Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City
Attendance: 12,150
Referee: Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  4–0  Myanmar Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 24,270
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Lee Jae-sung Goal 18'
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 30'
Jang Hyun-soo Goal 82'
Nam Tae-hee Goal 86'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
17:00 UTC+2
Lebanon  7–0  Laos Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sivakorn Pu-udom (Thailand)
Mohamad Goal 27'
Antar Goal 34'
Chaito Goal 36'90+3'
Hamam Goal 42'
Maatouk Goal 59'
Oumari Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
19:00 UTC+7
Laos  0–5  South Korea New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ki Sung-yueng Goal 3' (pen.)33'
Son Heung-min Goal 35'67'
Suk Hyun-jun Goal 43'
Not played
Myanmar  3–0
Awarded
 Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
20:00 UTC+9
South Korea  1–0  Lebanon Ansan Wa~ Stadium, Ansan
Attendance: 30,532
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Lee Jeong-hyeop Goal 90+3' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Not played
Kuwait  0–3
Awarded
 Laos
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
15:00 UTC+3
Lebanon  1–1  Myanmar Saida International Stadium, Sidon
Attendance: 3,470
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
El-Helwe Goal 88' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Aung Thu Goal 73'
Not played
South Korea  3–0
Awarded
 Kuwait
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Group H

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
20:00 UTC+8
Philippines  2–1  Bahrain Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Bahadoran Goal 50'
Patiño Goal 60'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Al-Malood Goal 90+3'
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
19:00 UTC+3
Yemen  0–3
Awarded
 North Korea Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
So Hyon-uk Goal 71'

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16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
17:00 UTC+9
North Korea  4–2  Uzbekistan Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)
Pak Kwang-ryong Goal 4'
Jang Kuk-chol Goal 16'
Ro Hak-su Goal 34'
Ri Hyok-chol Goal 36'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ismailov Goal 53'
Rashidov Goal 79'
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
19:00 UTC+3
Yemen  0–2  Philippines Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Dmitriy Mashentsev (Kyrgyzstan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Bahadoran Goal 52'
Ramsay Goal 74'

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3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
19:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  1–0  Yemen Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lee Min-hu (South Korea)
Geynrikh Goal 51' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
3 September 2015 (2015-09-03)
18:40 UTC+3
Bahrain  0–1  North Korea Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Jong Il-gwan Goal 42'

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8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
20:00 UTC+8
Philippines  1–5  Uzbekistan Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
Schröck Goal 68' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ahmedov Goal 1'
Rashidov Goal 14'80'
Sergeev Goal 43'65'
8 September 2015 (2015-09-08)
19:00 UTC+3
Yemen  0–4  Bahrain Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 421
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ali Baba Goal 31' (pen.)
Al-Husaini Goal 45+1'
Omar Goal 66'
Adnan Goal 77'

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8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
16:00 UTC+8:30
North Korea  0–0  Philippines Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
8 October 2015 (2015-10-08)
18:00 UTC+3
Bahrain  0–4  Uzbekistan Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Sergeev Goal 52'
Ahmedov Goal 56'
Rashidov Goal 66'
Shomurodov Goal 90+5'

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13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
16:00 UTC+8:30
North Korea  1–0  Yemen Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Jong Il-gwan Goal 12' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)
18:00 UTC+3
Bahrain  2–0  Philippines Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 3,050
Referee: Mohanad Qasim Eesee Sarray (Iraq)
Abdullatif Goal 53'
Adnan Goal 61'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
20:00 UTC+8
Philippines  0–1  Yemen Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Attendance: 6,478
Referee: Kim Hee-gon (South Korea)
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
A. Al-Sarori Goal 83'
12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  3–1  North Korea Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 27,135
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Sergeev Goal 23'
Geynrikh Goal 65'
Ahmedov Goal 87'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Ri Hyok-chol Goal 2'

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17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
15:30 UTC+8:30
North Korea  2–0  Bahrain Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari (Singapore)
Pak Kwang-ryong Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Jong Il-gwan Goal 90+3'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
18:30 UTC+3
Yemen  1–3  Uzbekistan Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar)
Attendance: 350
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
A. Al-Sarori Goal 90+2' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Haydarov Goal 7'
Djeparov Goal 31'
Andreev Goal 50'

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24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  1–0  Philippines Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Ismailov Goal 59' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
24 March 2016 (2016-03-24)
18:30 UTC+3
Bahrain  3–0  Yemen Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Abdulatif Goal 32' (pen.)
Al-Malood Goal 63'
Al Romaihi Goal 90+2'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

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29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
20:00 UTC+8
Philippines  3–2  North Korea Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Attendance: 7,350
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
Bahadoran Goal 43'
Ott Goal 84'
Ramsay Goal 90'
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
So Kyong-jin Goal 45+2'
Ri Hyok-chol Goal 48'
29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
18:00 UTC+5
Uzbekistan  1–0  Bahrain Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Rashidov Goal 50' Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Ranking of runner-up teams

To determine the four best runner-up teams, the following criteria were used:

  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Play-off match(es) on neutral ground (if approved by FIFA Organizing Committee), with extra time and penalty shoot-out if necessary

As a result of Indonesia being disqualified by FIFA suspension, Group F contained only four teams compared to five teams in all other groups. Therefore, the results against the fifth-placed team were not counted when determining the ranking of the runner-up teams.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Ranking of fourth-placed teams

To determine the four best fourth-placed teams, the following criteria were used:

  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Play-off match(es) on neutral ground (if approved by AFC Organizing Committee), with extra time and penalty shoot-out if necessary

As a result of Indonesia being disqualified by FIFA suspension, Group F contains only four teams compared to five teams in all other groups. Therefore, the results against the fifth-placed team are not counted when determining the ranking of the fourth-placed teams.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Goalscorers

There were 507 goals scored in 152 matches, for an average of 3.34 goals per match.

14 goals
11 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal