LIVE: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and 2023 AFC Asian Cup first spherical draw
The first spherical draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar will also double as a qualification leg for the 2023 Asian Cup and could involve 12 Asian groups.
The teams to be able to cross into the hat are Malaysia, Cambodia, Macau, Laos, Bhutan, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Guam, Brunei Darussalam, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – AFC-affiliated groups ranked from number 35 to forty-six within the FIFA global scores.
These teams could be matched up against each other into 6 pairs all through today’s draw, in which they will play a domestic and away leg to decide 6 winners.
Those 6 winners will development to the second one qualification round to enroll in the number one to range 34 ranked Asian groups to make it into a pool of 40 teams, on the way to cross on to be divided into 8 groups of five each.
Out of these groups, the 8 organization winners and the four high-quality runners-up will all qualify for the 0.33 round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar and for the finals of the 2023 Asian Cup as properly.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa had this to mention on Qatar website hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the guy collaborating Asian groups:
“As we’ve got seen inside the remaining 12 months, Qatar is leaving not anything to danger in staging a sincerely staggering spectacle”.
“And what higher manner to kick-start this exciting journey, than proper right here in our terrific Continent. On behalf of the Asian soccer own family, I desire all our teams the very satisfactory of good fortune and I am assured we are able to witness any other thrilling qualifying campaign,” he said.
As hosts of the event, Qatar will routinely qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup event. Apart from them, 4 direct qualification spots and 1 determined through an inter-confederation play-off could be allotted for Asian groups in the event. Today’s draw will kick off the complaints with a view to finally cross directly to decide which teams will fill those spots.