The play-off round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification was played between 7 & 12 October 2021. It was originally scheduled for 3–8 September, 13 October & 17 November 2020, but the AFC changed the dates due lớn the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia.

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A total of four teams (the four lowest fifth-placed teams of the Asian Cup qualifying second round) competed in the play-off round. The two play-off winners joined the 22 teams which advanced directly from the Asian Cup qualifying second round to the third round, lớn compete for the final 11 slots in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

The play-off round was originally supposed to lớn be consisted of 12 teams playing for 2 rounds. Following both Qatar và China"s qualifications for the final tournament, the number was reduced from 12 khổng lồ 4. The play-off losers would have joined the six teams which lost in the Asian Cup qualifying first round. They were to compete for the 2020 AFC Solidarity Cup, which was cancelled.


Qualified teams


The draw for the play-off round was held on 24 June 2021, 15:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The four teams (Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Guam, and Indonesia) were drawn into two pairings. The team drawn first in each pairing hosted the first leg, & the team drawn second in each pairing hosted the second leg.


Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. The away goals rule, extra time (away goals vày not apply in extra time) và penalty shoot-out would have been used lớn decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 8.4).

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The first leg was played on 7 & 9 October, and the return leg was played on 11 và 12 October 2021. Due lớn the COVID-19 pandemic, these fixtures were held in neutral grounds, with Bahrain and xứ sở nụ cười thái lan hosting these occasions.



Cambodia won 3–1 on aggregate.

Indonesia won 5–1 on aggregate.


There were 10 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 2.5 goals per match.

1 goal


Text submitted khổng lồ CC-BY-SA license. Source: 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Play-off Round by Wikipedia (Historical)


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