This 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.
The 40 best teams have been divided into 8 unpredictable groups.
Lucky draws have brought joy to Vietnamese fans. With being in the 2nd seed group, we fell into a fairly favorable group.
Accordingly, Vietnam will be in Group G with relatively gentle opponents: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the UAE.
With the above draw results, Vietnam will be a guest on the field of group 3 Thailand on September 5.
On October 10, Vietnam will return to My Dinh Stadium to welcome the team of Group 4, Malaysia. 5 days later, Vietnam will be a guest on the field of group 5, Indonesia.
It was not until November 14 that Vietnam faced the team of the first seed group, the UAE.
Then we will play the second leg against these opponents in 2020.
In addition to the Vietnam group, the lucky draws also brought many other surprises with the appearance of:
Group A: China, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, Guam
Group B: Australia, Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, Nepal
Group C: Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong (China), Cambodia
Group D: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen, Singapore
Group E: Qatar, Oman, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
Group F: Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia
Group G: UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
Group H: South Korea, Lebanon, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka
According to the rules, the 8 best teams in 8 groups along with the 4 best runner-up teams will advance to the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup.
And with a group of matches with the above schedule, Vietnam is facing a great opportunity to qualify for the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup.