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Asian Qualifiers In Numbers


516 - It was goals galore as a total 516 were scored across the eight groups in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
46 - Japan were the highest scorers, finding the back of the net 46 times in eight matches, with 19 players etching their names on the scoresheet.
14 - Islamic Republic of Iran and Japan registered the highest winning margins, beating Cambodia and Mongolia 14-0 respectively.
11 - Ali Mabkhout emerged top scorer with 11 goals, with the UAE forward playing a prominent role in taking his side into the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
5 - Australia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan and Korea Republic were the only unbeaten teams in the Asian Qualifiers, with the Socceroos and Samurai Blue winning all eight of their matches.
4 - IR Iran’s Karim Ansarifard scored the most goals in a single game, with the AEK Athens FC forward hitting four past Cambodia.
4 - Lebanon, Oman, Syria and Vietnam will be seeking to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time.
12 - As the dust settles on the second round, 12 teams confirmed their places in the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
13 - Thirteen teams have already booked their spots in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals, with the 11 remaining places to be decided in the third round of the Qualifiers.
516 - It was goals galore as a total 516 were scored across the eight groups in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
46 - Japan were the highest scorers, finding the back of the net 46 times in eight matches, with 19 players etching their names on the scoresheet.
14 - Islamic Republic of Iran and Japan registered the highest winning margins, beating Cambodia and Mongolia 14-0 respectively.
11 - Ali Mabkhout emerged top scorer with 11 goals, with the UAE forward playing a prominent role in taking his side into the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
5 - Australia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan and Korea Republic were the only unbeaten teams in the Asian Qualifiers, with the Socceroos and Samurai Blue winning all eight of their matches.
4 - IR Iran’s Karim Ansarifard scored the most goals in a single game, with the AEK Athens FC forward hitting four past Cambodia.
4 - Lebanon, Oman, Syria and Vietnam will be seeking to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time.
12 - As the dust settles on the second round, 12 teams confirmed their places in the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
13 - Thirteen teams have already booked their spots in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals, with the 11 remaining places to be decided in the third round of the Qualifiers.
516 - It was goals galore as a total 516 were scored across the eight groups in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
46 - Japan were the highest scorers, finding the back of the net 46 times in eight matches, with 19 players etching their names on the scoresheet.
14 - Islamic Republic of Iran and Japan registered the highest winning margins, beating Cambodia and Mongolia 14-0 respectively.
11 - Ali Mabkhout emerged top scorer with 11 goals, with the UAE forward playing a prominent role in taking his side into the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
5 - Australia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Japan and Korea Republic were the only unbeaten teams in the Asian Qualifiers, with the Socceroos and Samurai Blue winning all eight of their matches.
4 - IR Iran’s Karim Ansarifard scored the most goals in a single game, with the AEK Athens FC forward hitting four past Cambodia.
4 - Lebanon, Oman, Syria and Vietnam will be seeking to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time.
12 - As the dust settles on the second round, 12 teams confirmed their places in the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
13 - Thirteen teams have already booked their spots in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals, with the 11 remaining places to be decided in the third round of the Qualifiers.

Kuala Lumpur: Round 2 of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 concluded on Tuesday, almost 21 months after the first ball was kicked.

The COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges but Asian football came together to ensure a successful conclusion to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers.

It was a campaign that was filled with thrills, spills and goals galore so join the-AFC.com as we take a look at how it all went down.

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