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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the Asian and Oceanian zone (AFC and OFC). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 21 AFC and OFC teams entered the competition. However, withdrew before the draw was made. The Asian and Oceanian zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

There would be two rounds of play:
  • First Round: The remaining 20 teams would be divided into 4 groups. The groups had different rules, as follows:
    • Group 1 had 5 teams. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner would qualify.
    • Group 2 had 5 teams. The teams played against each other once in Saudi Arabia. The group winner would qualify.
    • Group 3 had 4 teams. The teams played against each other once in Kuwait. The group winner would qualify.
    • Group 4 had 6 teams. All matches were played in Hong Kong. There would be four stages of play:
      • Classification matches: All teams would be paired up to play preliminary matches to determine group classification.
      • Group stage: Based on the results of the classification matches, the 6 teams were divided into 2 groups of 3 teams each. The teams played against each other once. The group winners and runners-up would advance to the semifinals.
      • Semifinals: The winner of Group A played against the runner-up of Group B in a single match, and the winner of Group B played against the runner-up of Group A in a single match. The winners would advance to the Final.
      • Final: The 2 teams played against each other in a single match. The winner would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 4 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.


AFC / OFC First Round

Group 1

April 25, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 3 - 3

May 3, 1981, Suvamarker, Fijimarker - 0 - 4

May 7, 1981, Taipeimarker, Republic of Chinamarker - 0 - 0

May 11, 1981, Jakartamarker, Indonesiamarker - 0 - 2

May 16, 1981, Sydneymarker, Australia - 0 - 2

May 20, 1981, Melbournemarker, Australia - 2 - 0

May 23, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 5 - 0

May 30, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 2 - 0

May 31, 1981, Suvamarker, Fijimarker - 0 - 0

June 6, 1981, Suvamarker, Fijimarker - 2 - 1

June 10, 1981, Adelaidemarker, Australia - 3 - 2

June 15, 1981, Jakartamarker, Indonesiamarker - 1 - 0

June 28, 1981, Taipeimarker, Republic of Chinamarker - 2 - 0

July 26, 1981, Suvamarker, Fijimarker - 1 - 4

August 4, 1981, Taipeimarker, Republic of Chinamarker - 0 - 0

August 10, 1981, Jakartamarker, Indonesiamarker - 3 - 3

August 14, 1981, Melbournemarker, Australia - 10 - 0

August 16, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 13 - 0

August 30, 1981, Jakartamarker, Indonesiamarker - 1 - 0

September 6, 1981, Taipeimarker, Republic of Chinamarker - 0 - 0

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 14 8 6 2 0 31 3 28
2 10 8 4 2 2 22 9 13
3 6 8 2 2 4 5 14 -9
4 5 8 1 3 4 5 8 -3
5 5 8 1 3 4 6 35 -29


New Zealand advanced to the Final Round.

Group 2

March 18, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

March 19, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

March 21, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

March 22, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 3 - 0

March 24, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 2

March 25, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 2 - 0

March 27, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 2 - 1

March 28, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

March 30, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 2 - 1

March 31, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 8 4 4 0 0 5 0 5
2 6 4 3 0 1 5 2 3
3 4 4 2 0 2 5 3 2
4 2 4 1 0 3 1 6 -5
5 0 4 0 0 4 2 7 -5


Saudi Arabia advanced to the Final Round.

Group 3

April 21, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 1 - 2

April 22, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 6 - 0

April 24, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 5 - 1

April 25, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 4 - 0

April 27, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 2 - 2

April 29, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 2 - 0

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 6 3 3 0 0 12 0 12
2 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 3
3 1 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5
4 1 3 0 1 2 3 13 -10


Kuwait advanced to the Final Round.

Group 4

Classification matches

December 21, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 0 - 1

December 22, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 3 - 0

December 22, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 0 - 1

Based on the results, China PR, Japan and Macau were placed in Group A, while Hong Kong, Korea DPR and Singapore were placed in Group B.

Group A

December 24, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 3 - 0

December 26, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 1 - 0

December 28, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 3 - 0

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 4
2 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 2
3 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6


China PR and Japan advanced to the Group 4 Semifinals.

Group B

December 24, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 1 - 1

December 26, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 1 - 0

December 28, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 2 - 2

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 3
2 2 2 0 2 0 3 3 0
3 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 1


Korea DPR and Hong Kong advanced to the Group 4 Semifinals.

Semifinals

December 30, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 1 - 0

Korea DPR advanced to the Group 4 Final.

December 31, 1980, Hong Kongmarker - 0 - 0 (aet)

China PR won 5-4 on penalties and advanced to the Group 4 Final.

Final

January 4, 1981, Hong Kongmarker - 4 - 2 (aet)

China PR advanced to the Final Round.

AFC / OFC Final Round

September 24, 1981, Beijing, Chinamarker - 0 - 0

October 3, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 1 - 0

October 10, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 1 - 2

October 18, 1981, Beijing, Chinamarker - 3 - 0

November 4, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 1

November 12, 1981, Kuala Lumpurmarker, Malaysiamarker - 2 - 4

November 19, 1981, Kuala Lumpurmarker, Malaysiamarker - 2 - 0

November 28, 1981, Aucklandmarker, New Zealandmarker - 2 - 2

November 30, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 1 - 0

December 7, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 2 - 0

December 14, 1981, Kuwaitmarker, Kuwaitmarker - 2 - 2

December 19, 1981, Riyadhmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker - 0 - 5

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 9 6 4 1 1 8 6 2
2= 7 6 3 1 2 9 4 5
2= 7 6 2 3 1 11 6 5
4 1 6 0 1 5 4 16 -12


China PR and New Zealand finished level on points and goal difference, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

January 10, 1982, Singaporemarker - 2 - 1

Kuwait and New Zealand qualified.

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