According to the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), the qualification for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying stage was secured by the victories the Afghan achieved during FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier matches.
AFF further added that the Afghan team secured 9 points to qualify to the next stage of AFC Asian 2019 qualifier together with Philippines team which secured 10 points.
Afghanistan and Philippines have been selected as the fourth best group among the 8 groups competing during the qualifier matches, AFF said.
The Afghan team defeated Singapore 2-1 in their second appearance in a qualifier match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The match against Singapore was vital for the Afghan football following a heavy loss against Japan Thursday which ended 5-0 in the favor of Japan.
The Afghan team will return home this afternoon after ending campaign in the second stage of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier.