Yesterday afternoon (July 17), the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers for Asia took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the headquarters of the Asian Football Confederation.
Lucky draws have brought Vietnam to a group full of charms with rivals: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the UAE.
There have been many mixed opinions about the results of the draw of Vietnam. There is an opinion that with the meeting with opponents in Southeast Asia, we will easily have the opportunity to continue.
But there are also many opinions that Southeast Asian teams understand each other too well and that having to be in the same group with teams with not much difference in qualifications will make Vietnam difficult.
And the above opinion is also the assessment of Vietnamese midfielder Pham Duc Huy after the draw results.
Midfielder in 1995 highly appreciated the opponents in the same table of Vietnam and was quite concerned about their danger:
“A pretty tight group. If Vietnam is in the same group with teams like Guam, Maldives or Cambodia, Vietnam will have a breathing space as well as the advantage of earning a certain victory.
Currently, in the group, the opponents are equal or slightly more qualified than Vietnam. The UAE is of course the strongest opponent to Vietnam in this group.
Not only do they have to lie with highly qualified opponents, but Vietnam also has to win the first place in the group to continue. Because with the level of difference is not much, it will be difficult for Vietnam to create big differences to race the difference with other groups.
The difficulties are ahead and whether Mr. Park Hang Seo’s teachers and students can overcome them. Let’s all watch together.