Jul 17, 2019 14:10 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Apr 05, 2020 15:01 Asia/Tehran]
  • Groups finalised for Qatar 2022 & China 2023 race
    Groups finalised for Qatar 2022 & China 2023 race

The draw for the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier took place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.

 

Iran Press/Asia News: Japan, Korea Republic, Iran, Australia, Asian champions Qatar, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines, have been pooled into five pots based on their FIFA World Rankings (issued on June 14, 2019) ahead of the draw.

The draw, conducted by FIFA Director of Competitions Christian Unger and Australian legend Tim Cahill, saw Asia's top ranked team Islamic Republic of Iran pooled in Group C alongside Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Cambodia, according to AFC's official site.

Iran will be aiming for a third consecutive appearance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, having narrowly missed on qualifying for the knockout stage in Russia 2018.

2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Round 2 draw results:

Group A – 1. China PR 2. Syria 3. Philippines 4. Maldives 5. Guam

Group B – 1. Australia 2. Jordan 3. Chinese Taipei 4. Kuwait 5. Nepal

Group C – 1. IR Iran 2. Iraq 3. Bahrain 4. Hong Kong 5. Cambodia

Group D 1. Saudi Arabia 2. Uzbekistan 3. Palestine 4. Yemen 5. Singapore

Group E 1. Bangladesh 2. Oman 3. India 4. Afghanistan 5. Qatar

Group F – 1. Japan 2. Kyrgyz Republic 3. Tajikistan 4. Myanmar 5. Mongolia

Group G – 1. UAE 2. Vietnam 3. Thailand 4. Malaysia 5. Indonesia

Group H 1. Korea Republic 2. Lebanon 3. DPR Korea 4. Turkmenistan 5. Sri Lanka

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