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World Cup 2006



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    ASIA


    • 44 teams entered the competition.
    • 4 teams qualify directly. A fifth team will play off against the fourth best CONCACAF team for one spot in the World Cup finals.
    • Preliminary home/away knock-out round held for the 14 weakest teams made 7 teams progress to join the 25 seeded teams in the second phase groupstage. Here the 32 teams are divided into 8 groups of 4. The 8 winners progress to the third phase.
    • The third phase contains two groups of four teams. The two groupwinners and the two runners-up qualify for the World Cup. The two third placed teams play eachother home/away to determine who will represent Asia in an intercontinental play-off with a CONCACAF team with one spot in the World Cup at stake.
    • PWC columnist Peter Goldstein guides you through the qualifying process: Qualifying systems 2006 - Asia


    Updated: October 12th 2005

    Matches played: 134  Goals scored: 403  Goals pr game: 3,01

    [Topscorers in this region][Preliminary Round]


    Intercontinental Play-off

    Play-off
    Trinidad/Tobago v Bahrain


    Asian Play-off

    Play-off
    Uzbekistan v Bahrain


    Third Phase

    GROUP A
    South Korea
    Kuwait
    Saudi Arabia
    Uzbekistan
    GROUP B
    Japan
    North Korea
    Iran
    Bahrain


    Second Phase
    ---

    GROUP 1
    Iran
    Qatar
    Jordan
    Laos
    GROUP 2
    Uzbekistan
    Iraq
    Palestine
    Chinese Taipei
    GROUP 3
    Japan
    Oman
    India
    Singapore
    ---
    GROUP 4
    China
    Kuwait
    Malaysia
    Hong Kong
    GROUP 5
    United Arab Emirates
    Thailand
    Yemen
    North Korea
    GROUP 6
    Bahrain
    Syria
    Kyrgyzstan
    Tajikistan
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    GROUP 7
    South Korea
    Lebanon
    Vietnam
    Maldives
    GROUP 8
    Saudi Arabia
    Indonesia
    Turkmenistan
    Sri Lanka

     

    Topscorers in this region

    Begench Kuliyev         Turkmenistan    6
    Alaa Hubail             Bahrain         5
    Ali Ashfaq              Maldives        4
    Al-Maimani Bader        Oman            4
    
    


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