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2018 FIFA World Cup: Draw for Asian final round qualifiers out

Twelve of Asia’s finest sides discovered the teams standing between themselves and a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia when the official draw for the final round of Asian qualifiers was held in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, April 12.

2018 FIFA World Cup - Asia R3 qualifiers

Draw Result

Group A: A1 Iran – A2 Korea Republic – A3 Uzbekistan – A4 China – A5 Qatar – A6 Syria

Group B: B1 Australia – B2 Japan – B3 Saudi Arabia – B4 United Arab Emirates – B5 Iraq – B6 Thailand

Match Schedule

Matchday 1: September 1, 2016 = 1 vs 5, 2 vs 4 and 3 vs 6
Matchday 2: September 6, 2016 = 5 vs 3, 6 vs 2 and 4 vs 1
Matchday 3: October 6, 2016 = 3 vs 1, 4 vs 6 and 2 vs 5
Matchday 4: October 11, 2016 = 5 vs 6, 3 vs 4 and 1 vs 2
Matchday 5: November 15, 2016 = 4 vs 5, 6 vs 1 and 2 vs 3
Matchday 6: March 23, 2017 = 5 vs 1, 4 vs 2 and 6 vs 3
Matchday 7: March 28, 2017 = 3 vs 5, 2 vs 6 and 1 vs 4
Matchday 8: June 13, 2017 = 1 vs 3, 6 vs 4 and 5 vs 2
Matchday 9: August 31, 2017 = 6 vs 5, 4 vs 3 and 2 vs 1
Matchday 10: September 5, 2017 = 5 vs 4, 1 vs 6 and 3 vs 2

Download Draw Result and Full Match Schedule Here

The winner and runner-up of each group (four teams in total) will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals while the third-placed teams of each group (two teams in total) will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Play-off Round.

The winner of the Asian Play-off Round (one team in total) will take on the side that finishes fourth in the fifth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers in a two-legged inter-confederation play-off.

AFC press release

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