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Football At the 2000 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Asian Qualifiers

The Asian Football Confederation's Pre-Olympic Tournament was held from 3 April 1999 to 13 November 1999. Thirty-five teams entered the qualification for the three allocated spots for the 2000 Summer Olympics Football tournament in Sydney.

The qualification saw Korea Republic, Japan and Kuwait winning their final round groups and qualifying to the Olympics.

Format

Asian berths for the final is 3.

First round
35 teams were grouped into 9 groups, where each group would consist of round-robin tournament. The winners of each group would qualify to the finals. 12 teams from West Asia were grouped into 4 groups of 3 teams each, 5 teams from Central Asia were grouped into one group, 18 teams from East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia were grouped into 4 groups of 4 or 5 teams each.
Final round
9 teams were grouped into 3 groups of 3 teams each, where each group would consist of home and away round-robin tournament. The winners of each group would qualify to the finals.

First round

The first round was played in nine groups held from 3 April 1999 to 24 July 1999. The winner of each group will be promoted to the final round.

Group 1

20 May 1999 Yemen 0 – 3 Qatar
1 June 1999 Qatar 3 – 1 Yemen
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Qatar 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 10
2  United Arab Emirates 4 2 1 1 13 4 +9 7
3  Yemen 4 0 0 4 2 17 -15 0

Qatar qualify to the final round.

Group 2

6 May 1999 Oman 2 – 2 Kuwait
14 May 1999 Syria 1 – 2 Kuwait
20 May 1999 Oman 1 – 5 Syria
25 May 1999 Kuwait 3 – 2 Syria
31 May 1999 Syria 0 – 1 Oman
5 June 1999 Kuwait 3 – 1 Oman
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Kuwait 4 3 1 0 10 6 +4 10
2  Oman 4 1 1 2 5 10 -5 4
3  Syria 4 1 0 3 8 7 +1 3

Kuwait qualify to the final round.

Group 3

1 July 1999 Jordan 1 – 3 Saudi Arabia
3 July 1999 Iraq 4 – 2 Jordan
5 July 1999 Saudi Arabia 1 – 1 Iraq
8 July 1999 Saudi Arabia 2 – 0 Jordan
10 July 1999 Jordan 5 – 0 Iraq
12 July 1999 Iraq 2 – 2 Saudi Arabia
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8
2  Iraq 4 1 2 1 7 10 -3 5
3  Jordan 4 1 0 3 8 9 -1 3

Saudi Arabia qualify to the final round.

Group 4

14 May 1999 Iran 2 – 1 Bahrain
20 May 1999 Bahrain 2 – 1 Lebanon
6 June 1999 Lebanon 3 – 1 Iran
11 June 1999 Bahrain 2 – 0 Iran
18 June 1999 Lebanon 0 – 2 Bahrain
25 June 1999 Iran 1 – 1 Lebanon
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Bahrain 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9
2  Lebanon 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 4
3  Iran 4 1 1 2 3 6 -3 4

Bahrain qualify to the final round.

Group 5

3 April 1999 Uzbekistan 3 – 1 Kyrgyzstan
3 April 1999 Tajikistan 1 – 2 Turkmenistan
10 April 1999 Uzbekistan 3 – 0 Tajikistan
24 April 1999 Tajikistan 0 – 0 Kazakhstan
24 April 1999 Turkmenistan 1 – 1 Uzbekistan
8 May 1999 Kazakhstan 4 – 1 Turkmenistan
8 May 1999 Kyrgyzstan 1 – 0 Tajikistan
15 May 1999 Turkmenistan 3 – 0 Kyrgyzstan
15 May 1999 Uzbekistan 0 – 2 Kazakhstan
29 May 1999 Kyrgyzstan 2 – 1 Turkmenistan
29 May 1999 Kazakhstan 3 – 1 Uzbekistan
5 June 1999 Turkmenistan 3 – 2 Kazakhstan
5 June 1999 Tajikistan 1 – 2 Kyrgyzstan
12 June 1999 Kazakhstan 5 – 1 Tajikistan
12 June 1999 Uzbekistan 3 – 0 Turkmenistan
19 June 1999 Kazakhstan 1 – 1 Kyrgyzstan
26 June 1999 Tajikistan 0 – 2 Uzbekistan
26 June 1999 Kyrgyzstan 2 – 3 Kazakhstan
3 July 1999 Kyrgyzstan 0 – 2 Uzbekistan
3 July 1999 Turkmenistan 6 – 1 Tajikistan
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Kazakhstan 8 5 2 1 20 9 +11 17
2  Uzbekistan 8 5 1 2 15 7 +8 16
3  Turkmenistan 8 4 1 3 17 14 +3 13
4  Kyrgyzstan 8 3 1 4 9 14 -5 10
5  Tajikistan 8 0 1 7 4 21 -17 1

Kazakhstan qualify to the final round.

Group 6

12 June 1999 Philippines 0 – 13 Japan
12 June 1999 Hong Kong 1 – 2   Nepal
14 June 1999 Nepal   0 – 5 Japan
14 June 1999 Hong Kong 2 – 2 Malaysia
16 June 1999 Philippines 0 – 1   Nepal
16 June 1999 Malaysia 0 – 4 Japan
18 June 1999 Malaysia 6 – 1 Philippines
18 June 1999 Hong Kong 1 – 4 Japan
20 June 1999 Nepal   1 – 1 Malaysia
20 June 1999 Hong Kong 4 – 1 Philippines
26 June 1999 Philippines 0 – 1 Hong Kong
26 June 1999 Japan 9 – 0   Nepal
28 June 1999 Nepal   1 – 2 Hong Kong
28 June 1999 Japan 4 – 0 Malaysia
30 June 1999 Nepal   2 – 2 Philippines
30 June 1999 Malaysia 0 – 3 Hong Kong
2 July 1999 Philippines 0 – 5 Malaysia
2 July 1999 Japan 2 – 0 Hong Kong
4 July 1999 Malaysia 3 – 2   Nepal
4 July 1999 Japan 11 – 0 Philippines
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Japan 8 8 0 0 52 1 +51 24
2  Hong Kong 8 4 1 3 14 12 +2 13
3  Malaysia 8 3 2 3 17 17 0 11
4    Nepal 8 2 2 4 9 23 -14 8
5  Philippines 8 0 1 7 4 43 -39 1

Japan qualify to the final round.

Group 7

23 May 1999 Myanmar 0 – 1 North Korea
23 May 1999 Vietnam 0 – 4 China PR
26 May 1999 Vietnam 1 – 2 North Korea
26 May 1999 Myanmar 0 – 4 China PR
29 May 1999 Vietnam 1 – 2 Myanmar
29 May 1999 North Korea 0 – 1 China PR
12 June 1999 North Korea 6 – 0 Myanmar
12 June 1999 China PR 3 – 0 Vietnam
15 June 1999 North Korea 1 – 1 Vietnam
15 June 1999 China PR 6 – 0 Myanmar
18 June 1999 Myanmar 0 – 0 Vietnam
18 June 1999 China PR 2 – 0 North Korea
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  China PR 6 6 0 0 20 0 +20 18
2  North Korea 6 3 1 2 10 5 +5 10
3  Myanmar 6 1 1 4 2 18 -16 4
4  Vietnam 6 0 2 4 3 12 -9 2

China qualify to the final round.

Group 8

25 May 1999 Chinese Taipei 1 – 2 Indonesia
25 May 1999 South Korea 5 – 0 Sri Lanka
27 May 1999 Indonesia 2 – 1 Sri Lanka
29 May 1999 Chinese Taipei 4 – 1 Sri Lanka
29 May 1999 South Korea 7 – 0 Indonesia
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 3 3 0 0 19 0 +19 9
2  Indonesia 3 2 0 1 4 9 -5 6
3  Chinese Taipei 3 1 0 2 5 10 -5 3
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 2 11 -9 0

South Korea qualify to the final round.

Group 9

17 July 1999 Thailand 2 – 0 India
24 July 1999 India 0 – 0 Thailand

Singapore, Brunei and Laos withdrew.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Thailand 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4
2  India 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1

Thailand qualify to the final round.

Final round

The final round was played in three groups of three teams each held from 1 October to 13 November 1999. The winner of each group will represent Asia at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Group A

1 October 1999 Qatar 4 – 1 Saudi Arabia
8 October 1999 Saudi Arabia 2 – 1 Kuwait
15 October 1999 Kuwait 4 – 0 Qatar
29 October 1999 Saudi Arabia 2 – 0 Qatar
7 November 1999 Kuwait 3 – 0 Saudi Arabia
12 November 1999 Qatar 1 – 2 Kuwait
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Kuwait 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 9
2  Saudi Arabia 4 2 0 2 5 8 -3 6
3  Qatar 4 1 0 3 5 9 -4 3

Kuwait qualify to the 2000 Summer Olympics Football tournament in Sydney.

Group B

3 October 1999 South Korea 1 – 0 China PR
10 October 1999 China PR 2 – 1 Bahrain
17 October 1999 Bahrain 0 – 1 South Korea
29 October 1999 China PR 1 – 1 South Korea
5 November 1999 Bahrain 1 – 0 China PR
13 November 1999 South Korea 2 – 1 Bahrain
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Korea 4 3 1 0 5 2 +3 10
2  China PR 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 4
3  Bahrain 4 1 0 3 3 5 -2 3

South Korea qualify to the 2000 Summer Olympics Football tournament in Sydney.

Group C

2 October 1999 Kazakhstan 0 – 0 Thailand
9 October 1999 Kazakhstan 0 – 2 Japan
17 October 1999 Japan 3 – 1 Thailand
30 October 1999 Thailand 1 – 4 Kazakhstan
6 November 1999 Japan 3 – 1 Kazakhstan
13 November 1999 Thailand 0 – 6 Japan
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Japan 4 4 0 0 14 2 +12 12
2  Kazakhstan 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
3  Thailand 4 0 1 3 2 13 -11 1

Japan qualify to the 2000 Summer Olympics Football tournament in Sydney.


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