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Forty Asian countries played in ten groups of four teams, with the ten winners moving forward.

The two second round group winners qualify for the 2002 World Cup Finals.

Asian Football Confederation

Travel to Japan Japan and Travel to South Korea South Korea represent Asia as joint hosts, along with 2 or 3 other qualifiers.

1st Round

39 countries play in 10 groups of four teams, with the ten winners moving forward.

Group 1 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Oman Oman 6 5 1 0 33/3 +30 16
Travel to Syria Syria 6 4 1 1 40/6 +34 13
Travel to Laos Laos 6 1 1 4 3/40 -37 4
Travel to Philippines Philippines 6 0 1 5 2/29 -27 1
30 April, 2001:
Oman vs Laos (12:0)
Syria vs Philippines (12:0)
04 May, 2001:
Laos vs Oman (0:7)
Philippines vs Syria (1:5)
07 May, 2001:
Oman vs Philippines (7-0)
Syria vs Laos (11-0)
11 May, 2001:
Laos vs Syria (0:9)
Philippines vs Oman (0:2)
18 May, 2001:
Syria vs Oman (3-3)
19 May, 2001:
Laos vs Philippines (2:0)
25 May, 2001:
Oman vs Syria (2-0)
26 May, 2001:
Philippines vs Laos (1:1)

 

Group 2 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Iran Iran 2 2 0 0 21/0 +21 6
Travel to Tajikistan Tajikistan 2 1 0 1 16/2 +14 3
Travel to Guam Guam 2 0 0 2 0/40 -40 0

Played in Tehran.

24 November, 2000:
Iran vs Guam (19:0)

26 November, 2000:
Tajikistan vs Guam (16:0)

28 November, 2000:
Iran vs Tajikistan (2:0)

 

Group 3 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Qatar Qatar 6 5 1 0 14/3 +11 16
Travel to Palestine Palestine 6 2 1 3 8/9 -1 7
Travel to Malaysia Malaysia 6 2 1 3 8/11 -3 7
Travel to Hong Kong Hong Kong 6 1 1 4 3/10 -7 4

Played in Hong Kong.

04 March, 2001:
Hong Kong vs Palestine (1:1)
Qatar vs Malaysia (5-1)

08 March, 2001:
Malaysia vs Hong Kong (2:0)
Palestine vs Qatar (1:2)

11 March, 2001:
Palestine vs Malaysia (1:0)
Qatar vs Hong Kong (2:0)

Played in Doha.

20 March, 2001:
Malaysia vs Qatar (0:0)
Palestine vs Hong Kong (1:0)

23 March, 2001:
Hong Kong vs Malaysia (2:1)
Qatar vs Palestine (2:1)

25 March, 2001:
Hong Kong vs Qatar (0:3)
Malaysia vs Palestine (4:3)

 

Group 4 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Bahrain Bahrain 6 5 0 1 9/4 +5 15
Travel to Kuwait Kuwait 6 4 1 1 9/3 +6 13
Travel to Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 6 1 1 4 3/9 -6 4
Travel to Singapore Singapore 6 0 2 4 3/8 -5 2

Played in Singapore.

03 February, 2001:
Bahrain vs Kuwait (1:2)
Singapore vs Kyrgyzstan (0:1)

06 February, 2001:
Bahrain vs Kyrgyzstan (1:0)
Kuwait vs Singapore (1:1)

09 February, 2001:
Kyrgyzstan vs Kuwait (0:3)
Singapore vs Bahrain (1:2)

Played in Kuwait.

21 February, 2001:
Kyrgyzstan vs Bahrain (1:2)
Singapore vs Kuwait (0:1)

24 February, 2001:
Bahrain vs Singapore (2:0)
Kuwait vs Kyrgyzstan (2:0)

27 February, 2001:
Kuwait vs Bahrain (0:1)
Kyrgyzstan vs Singapore (1:1)

 

Group 5 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Thailand Thailand 6 5 1 0 20/5 +15 16
Travel to Lebanon Lebanon 6 4 1 1 26/5 +21 13
Travel to Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 6 1 1 4 8/20 -12 4
Travel to Pakistan Pakistan 6 0 1 5 5/29 -24 1

Played in Beirut.

13 May, 2001:
Lebanon vs Pakistan (6:0)
Thailand vs Sri Lanka (4:2)

15 May, 2001:
Lebanon vs Sri Lanka (4:0)
Thailand vs Pakistan (3:0)

17 May, 2001:
Lebanon vs Thailand (1:2)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (3:3)

Played in Bangkok.

26 May, 2001:
Pakistan vs Lebanon (1:8)
Sri Lanka vs Thailand (0:3)

28 May, 2001:
Pakistan vs Thailand (0:6)
Sri Lanka vs Lebanon (0:5)

30 May, 2001:
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan (3:1)
Thailand vs Lebanon (2:2)

 

Group 6 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Iraq Iraq 6 4 2 0 28/5 +23 14
Travel to Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 6 4 2 0 20/2 +18 14
Travel to Nepal Nepal 6 2 0 4 13/25 -12 6
Travel to Macau Macao 6 0 0 6 2/31 0

Played in Baghdad.

12 April, 2001:
Iraq vs Macao (8:0)
Nepal vs Kazakhstan (0:6)

14 April, 2001:
Kazakhstan vs Macao (3:0)
Nepal vs Iraq (1:9)

16 April, 2001:
Kazakhstan vs Iraq (1:1)
Nepal vs Macao (4:1)

Played in Almaty.

21 April, 2001:
Kazakhstan vs Nepal (4:0)
Macao vs Iraq (0:5)

23 April, 2001:
Iraq vs Nepal (4:2)
Macao vs Kazakhstan (0:5)

25 April, 2001:
Iraq vs Kazakhstan (1:1)
Macao vs Nepal (1:6)

 

Group 7 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 6 4 2 0 20/5 +15 14
Travel to Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 6 4 0 2 12/7 +5 12
Travel to Jordan Jordan 6 2 2 2 12/7 +5 8
Travel to Taiwan Taiwan 6 0 0 6 0/25 -25 0

Played in Tashkent.

23 April, 2001:
Turkmenistan vs Jordan (2:0)
Uzbekistan vs Taiwan (7:0)

25 April, 2001:
Taiwan vs Jordan (0:2)
Uzbekistan vs Turkmenistan (1:0)

27 April, 2001:
Taiwan vs Turkmenistan (0:5)
Uzbekistan vs Jordan (2:2)

Played in Amman.

03 May, 2001:
Jordan vs Taiwan (6:0)
Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan (2:5)

05 May, 2001:
Jordan vs Turkmenistan (1:2)
Taiwan vs Uzbekistan (0:4)

07 May, 2001:
Jordan vs Uzbekistan (1:1)
Turkmenistan vs Taiwan (1:0)

 

Group 8 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to United Arab Emirates UAE 6 4 0 2 21/5 +16 12
Travel to Yemen Yemen 6 3 2 1 14/8 +6 11
Travel to India India 6 3 2 1 11/5 +6 11
Travel to Brunei Brunei 6 0 0 6 0/28 -28 0
07 Apri, 2001:
Brunei vs Yemen (0:5)
08 April, 2001:
India vs UAE (1:0)
14 April, 2001:
Brunei vs UAE (0:12)
15 April, 2001:
India vs Yemen (1:1)
26 April, 2001:
UAE vs India (1:0)
27 April, 2001:
Yemen vs Brunei (1:0)
04 May, 2001:
UAE vs Brunei (4:0)
04 May, 2001:
Yemen vs India (3:3)
11 May, 2001:
Yemen vs UAE (2:1)
12 May, 2001:
Brunei vs India (0:1)
18 May, 2001:
UAE vs Yemen (3:2)
20 May, 2001:
India vs Brunei (5:0)

 

Group 9 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to China China 6 6 0 0 25/3 +22 18
Travel to Indonesia Indonesia 6 4 0 2 16/7 +9 12
Travel to Maldives Maldives 6 1 1 4 8/19 -11 4
Travel to Cambodia Cambodia 6 0 1 5 2/22 -20 1
01 April, 2001:
Maldives vs Cambodia (6:0)
08 April, 2001:
Indonesia vs Maldives (5:0)
15 April, 2001:
Cambodia vs Maldives (1:1)
22 April, 2001:
China vs Maldives (10:1)
Indonesia vs Cambodia (6:0)
28 April, 2001:
Maldives vs China (0:1)
29 April, 2001:
Cambodia vs Indonesia (0:2)
06 May, 2001:
Cambodia vs China (0:4)
Maldives vs Indonesia (0:2)
13 May, 2001:
China vs Indonesia (5:1)
20 May, 2001:
China vs Cambodia (3:1)
27 May, 2001:
Indonesia vs China (0:2)

 

Group 10 P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 6 6 0 0 30/0 +30 18
Travel to Vietnam Vietnam 6 3 1 2 9/9 -- 10
Travel to Bangladesh Bangladesh 6 1 2 3 5/15 -10 5
Travel to Mongolia Mongolia 6 0 1 5 2/22 -20 1

Played in Saudi Arabia.

08 February, 2001:
Saudi Arabia vs Mongolia (6:0)
Vietnam vs Bangladesh (0:0)

10 February, 2001:
Bangladesh vs Saudi Arabia (0:3)
Mongolia vs Vietnam (0:1)

12 February, 2001:
Mongolia vs Bangladesh (0:3)
Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam (5:0)

15 February, 2001:
Bangladesh vs Vietnam (0:4)
Mongolia vs Saudi Arabia (0:6)

17 February, 2001:
Saudi Arabia vs Bangladesh (6:0)
Vietnam vs Mongolia (4:0)

19 February, 2001:
Bangladesh vs Mongolia (2:2)
Vietnam vs Saudi Arabia (0:4)

2nd Round of Asia Qualifying For The 2002 World Cup Finals.

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