Asian Nations Cup 2019

Qualifying Tournament

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


Final Tournament

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



overview

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2016

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