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Asian Qualification (AFC)

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2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

The Asian section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar. In the AFC qualifier, 4.5 slots are available for the final tournament. 

In this slot 1 host team qualified for the tournament and the qualification structure is as follows.

AFC Asian Qualifiers

Tournament Details

Host country - Vietnam

Dates - 6 June 2019 – 7 June 2022

Teams - 46

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First round 12 teams (ranked 35–46) 6 winners reached 2nd Round

Second round 40 teams (ranked 1–34 6 winners from 1st round) (total 8 groups & 4 runners-up qualifed for the 3rd round

Third round 12 teams from 2nd round All Teams divided into 2 groups Top 2 group winners qualified for WC

Inter-confederation play-off 2 third-placed teams from 3rd group Winner qualifief for inter-confederation play-offs. 

Competing in first round- (Ranked 35th to 46th) Competing in second round-  (Ranked 1st to 34th)

April 2019 FIFA World Rankings



A total of 46 FIFA-affiliated nations from the AFC entered qualification

First Round

The 1st round was held on 17 April 2019 Total Teams : 12 (ranked 35–46)  6 winners reached 2nd Round

The 2nd round was held on 17 July 2019 Total Teams: 34 (Ranked 1st to 34th)

Second Round

Third Round

This consisted of two groups of six teams. The Top Two Teams are qualified for FIFA World Cup.  1. Iran 2. South Korea 3. Saudi Arabia 4. Japan

Match Played - Doha

Date: 7 June 2022

United Arab Emirates Vs Australia


AFC Fourth Round winner vs  Peru

The qualifier round last play-off match is scheduled to be played between Peru and AFC Fourth Round winner. It will be held in Qatar on 13 June 2022. 

Qualified Teams




Third round Group A winners

South Korea

Third round Group A runners-up


Third round Group B runners-up

Saudi Arabia

Third round Group B winners