NB: all countries which reached the third stage of the Asian section of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament are automatically qualified for the final tournament of the 2019 Asian Nations Cup: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Qatar, Iran, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Syria and China (the UA Emirates were already qualified as hosts). Playoff Round - First Stage NB: the four worst fourth placed teams (Malaysia, Tajikistan, Maldives, Taiwan) and the fifth placed teams (East Timor, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Yemen) of the second stage of the Asian section of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament enter, to determine eight entrants for the group stage (so three teams to be eliminated) 2- 6-16 Kaohsiung Taiwan 2-2 Cambodia 7- 6-16 Phnom Penh Cambodia 2-0 Taiwan 2- 6-16 Vientiane Laos 0-1 India 7- 6-16 Guwahati India 6-1 Laos 2- 6-16 Johor Bahru Malaysia 3-0 East Timor 6- 6-16 Johor Bahru East Timor 0-3 Malaysia NB: both matches in Malaysia 2- 6-16 Dushanbe Tajikistan 5-0 Bangladesh 7- 6-16 Dhaka Bangladesh 0-1 Tajikistan 2- 6-16 Malé Maldives 0-2 Yemen 7- 6-16 Doha (Qatar) Yemen 2-0 Maldives Bhutan bye NB: winners qualified for group stage qualifying tournament; losers to second stage Playoff Round - Second Stage 6- 9-16 Dhaka Bangladesh 0-0 Bhutan 10-10-16 Thimphu Bhutan 3-1 Bangladesh 6- 9-16 Malé Maldives 4-0 Laos 11-10-16 Vientiane Laos 1-1 Maldives 8-10-16 Kaohsiung East Timor 1-2 Taiwan 11-10-16 Kaohsiung Taiwan 2-1 East Timor NB: both matches in Taiwan NB: winners qualified for group stage qualifying tournament; losers eliminated Group Stage NB: the four worst second placed teams (Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, North Korea), the third placed teams (Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Hongkong, Turkmenistan, Singapore, Vietnam, Kuwait, Philippines) and the four best fourth placed teams (Guam, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bahrain) of the second stage of the Asian section of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament enter, together with the eight winners of the above playoff round; note that Kuwait is currently under a FIFA suspension and will be disqualified if that is not lifted prior to the draw of the group stage
NB: in the United Arab Emirates Qualified: UA Emirates (as hosts) Saudi Arabia, Australia, Qatar, Iran, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Syria and China (all by reaching third stage of the Asian section of the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament; 12 other countries to qualify
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