Group A: The race to the quarter-finals explained
Changzhou: With plenty still to play for in the race to qualify for the AFC U23 Championship 2018 quarter-finals, the-AFC.com brings you the qualification scenario ahead of the Matchday Three action in Group A.
Game 1: China (CHN) v Qatar (QAT): Changzhou Olympic Sports Center
Game 2: Uzbekistan (UZB) v Oman (OMA), Jianyin Sports Center
Qatar are top of Group A with six points, followed by Uzbekistan on three points and China who also have three points but are below their Central Asian rivals because of their head to head record. Oman are in fourth place and have yet to win a point.
CHN win + OMA win results in = CHN 6pts^, QAT 6pts^, OMA 3pts^, UZB 3pts^
CHN win + Game 2 draw results in = CHN 6pts^, QAT 6pts^, UZB 4pts, OMA 1pt
CHN win + UZB win results in = CHN 6pts^^, QAT 6pts^^, UZB 6pts^^, OMA 0pts
Game 1 draw + OMA win results in = QAT 7pts, CHN 4pts, OMA 3pts^, UZB 3pts^
Both games drawn results in = QAT 7pts, UZB 4pts^, CHN 4pts^, OMA 1pt
Game 1 draw + UZB win results in = QAT 7pts, UZB 6pts, CHN 4pts, OMA 0pts
QAT win + OMA win results in = QAT 9pts, CHN 3pts^^, OMA 3pts^^, UZB 3pts^^
QAT win + Game 2 draw results in = QAT 9pts, UZB 4pts, CHN 3pts, OMA 1pt
QAT win + UZB win results in = QAT 9pts, UZB 6pts, CHN 3pts, OMA 0pts
^ Ranking determined on number of points obtained from group match among the teams (Article 220.127.116.11)
^^ Ranking determined on goal difference from the group matches among the teams (Article 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124). If still equal, yellow and red cards will be calculated (Article 126.96.36.199) or the drawing of lots will take place (Article 188.8.131.52) in the order given. If the drawing of lots is required, it will be at the AFC Headquarters hotel on the same night. The timing will be announced by the AFC, taking into account sufficient time for concerned teams to send representatives.