This afternoon (July 17), the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will take place. Despite being in the first seed group, the Korean team is still worried that it will be in the group of death, with the appearance of the Vietnamese team.
Accordingly, the Kimchi press is cautious about the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign ahead of the home team. The StarNew.kr newspaper has made some comments about the possibilities that may happen in the next draw.
Especially the Korean media expressed concern with the possibility of meeting Vietnam, the representative of the second seed group:
“The Korean team is in the first seed group at the 2022 World Cup Qualifier draw in Asia. Therefore, we will not be in the same group with strong teams like Iran, Japan or Australia.
The Korean team is considered the “Asian Tiger”, but we should hope to avoid some strong opponents. In group 2, Iraq and Uzbekistan are the big challenges. While the Vietnamese team is getting stronger and stronger with the guidance of Coach Park Hang Seo. So we should meet Jordan or Kyrgyzstan.
The hardest opponents and should be avoided in group 3 are Bahrain and North Korea. While Korea can overwhelm the remaining rivals such as Thailand, Philippines or India. The opponents in groups 4 and 5 are not worrisome.”
According to the draw for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Vietnam and South Korea can completely be in the same group. However, this is not what both teams want.
And whether we like it or not, the results of the draw will be determined after 16 pm today (July 17).