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Kuala Lumpur: The list of 24 qualifiers for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 UAE will move a step closer to completion this week as action in the six qualifying groups resumes on Tuesday.

As many as five teams could confirm their places alongside hosts the UAE as well as Australia, China P.R, Japan, Korea Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, Thailand and Uzbekistan, who all booked their berths last year.
 
the-AFC.com looks at the permutations that could see the list of qualifiers for the Finals grow.


Group A - India, Myanmar, Kyrgyz Republic, Macau

India have amassed a perfect record so far in their first three games and Stephen Constantine’s side can, provided the Myanmar-Kyrgyz Republic match on Tuesday ends in a draw, guarantee qualification with victory over Macau in Bangalore on Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Myanmar v Kyrgyz Republic
Venue: Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon
Kick-off: 1800 

Wednesday
India v Macau
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
Kick-off: 1930


Group B - Lebanon, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia

Lebanon lead the way in Group B, but no sequence of results can secure a place at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 finals for any of the four teams.

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Tuesday
Hong Kong v Malaysia

Venue: Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Kick-off: 2000

Lebanon v DPR Korea
Venue: Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Kick-off: 1730


Group C - Jordan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan

Jordan can book their place at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Finals if they defeat Afghanistan and Vietnam win against third-placed Cambodia.

That sequence of results would also see Afghanistan eliminated. Afghanistan will also be eliminated if they draw with Jordan and Vietnam win.

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Tuesday
Afghanistan v Jordan

Venue: Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe
Kick-off: 1500

Vietnam v Cambodia
Venue: My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi
Kick-off: 1900


Group D - Palestine, Oman, Maldives, Bhutan

Wins for Palestine and Oman will take both nations to the Finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Maldives must avoid defeat against Oman to stay alive in the competition while a win for Darren Stewart’s team would also postpone Bhutan’s elimination no matter the outcome of their meeting with Palestine.

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Tuesday
Palestine v Bhutan

Venue: Dura Stadium, Hebron, Hebron
Kick-off: 1700

Maldives v Oman
Venue: National Stadium, Male
Kick-off: 2100


Group E - Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Chinese Taipei, Singapore

Bahrain, semi-finalists when the tournament was played in China in 2004, will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Finals if they defeat Chinese Taipei and Singapore fail to win against Turkmenistan.

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Tuesday
Chinese Taipei v Bahrain

Venue: Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei
Kick-off: 1800

Turkmenistan v Singapore
Venue: Kopetdag Stadium, Ashgabat
Kick-off: 1630


Group F - Philippines, Yemen, Tajikistan, Nepal

Philippines lead Group F and will take on Yemen in Doha on Tuesday, but none of the four teams will be able to confirm their place at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Finals.

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Tuesday
Tajikistan v Nepal

Venue: Hisor Central Stadium, Hisor
Kick-off: 1800

Yemen v Philippines
Venue: Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Doha
Kick-off: 1800

Photos: AFC 

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