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Round of 16 race for Groups D, E and F explained


Monday, January 14, 2019
IR Iran celebrate after Sardar Azmoun opens the scoring against Vietnam at the Al Nahyan Stadium.

Abu Dhabi: With six points each, top two teams in Groups D, E and F have already confirmed their qualification for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Knockout stage, but all teams remain in contention with one set of matches remaining. 


The AFC presents the possible qualification scenarios based on results in forthcoming Matchday Three fixtures.



GROUP D



Already-qualified Iraq and Islamic Republic of Iran, both on six points, will play for the chance to be group winners, while Vietnam or Yemen could still reach the Round of 16 as one the four highest-ranked third-placed teams



For all possible permutations and outcomes for the teams in Group D, please click here.

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GROUP E



Two wins from two matches mean Saudi Arabia and Qatar are safely through to the Knockout Stage, but their meeting will decide who wins Group E, while Lebanon and DPR Korea will aim to keep their hopes alive.



For all possible permutations and outcomes for the teams in Group E, please click here.

GROUP F



Winless Turkmenistan and Oman will play in the hope of claiming one of the four Round of 16 places available to the highest-ranked third-place teams, while Japan and Uzbekistan have already qualified, but the group winners remain undecided.



For all possible permutations and outcomes for the teams in Group F, please click here.

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