2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers - AFC

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Suren01, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. ChuckBlazersCat

    ChuckBlazersCat New Member

    Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic FC, FC St. Pauli, Chicago Fire
    United States
    Mar 25, 2019
    To me, the only explanation that makes any sense is that they won the home leg at a "neutral" site 1-0. Therefore they might feel they have more of a case in the appeal to FIFA to simply let the result of the first leg stand. If they were down 1-0 after the first leg, then it's easy for AFC or FIFA to simply say "Ok, fine, whatever you say....we'll cancel the second leg. You lose 1-0."
     
  2. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    FT:

    Malaysia 5:1 Timor Leste
    Brunei 2:1 Mongolia
    Guam 5:0 Bhutan
    Macau no show for their second leg match in Sri Lanka.

    So Malaysia, Mongolia, Guam and Sri Lanka are through to the group stages.
     
  3. Fureeku

    Fureeku Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Maldives
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maldives
    Pakistan 1-2 Cambodia

    So this means Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia are set for their debuts in Round 2.

    Indonesia were suspended in the last edition.
     
  4. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Final pots

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  5. ChuckBlazersCat

    ChuckBlazersCat New Member

    Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic FC, FC St. Pauli, Chicago Fire
    United States
    Mar 25, 2019
    Not sure of anyone in pot 4 or 5 who can be at all disruptive, but a lot of those 2's and 3's seem interchangeable to me. India is the biggest wildcard
     
  6. Zbagint

    Zbagint New Member

    Nov 9, 2018
    Singapore did get a draw in Japan last cycle. Them or Indonesia might be able to snag a surprise result but everyone else except maybe Guam in pot 5 is going to get murdered. Especially Sri Lanka. Unless by "disruptive" you mean actually going through to the next round in which case, probably only Kuwait has a chance to do that
     
  7. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    FIFA has spoken.

    https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-macau-football-association

    "The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today sanctioned the Macau Football Association for failing to play the second leg of their first-round match against Sri Lanka in the AFC’s FIFA World Cup 2022™ preliminary competition.

    The match between Sri Lanka and Macau, which was due to be played on 11 June 2019, has been declared a 3-0 forfeit victory for Sri Lanka, with the Macau Football Association also receiving a fine of CHF 10,000..."
     
  8. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Macau FA must be super happy with this outcome. Macau govt will pay their fine so they have no problems.

    Now I hope Hong Kong draws Sri Lanka and then see how HKFA deals with this issue.
     
  9. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Melbourne Victory, Derby County
    Australia
    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Round 2 draw results
    Group A: China PR, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, Guam

    Group B: Australia, Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, Nepal

    Group C: IR Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Cambodia

    Group D: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen, Singapore

    Group E: Bangladesh, Oman, India, Afghanistan, Qatar

    Group F: Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia

    Group G: UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia

    Group H: Korea Republic, Lebanon, Korea DPR, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka
     
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  10. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Melbourne Victory, Derby County
    Australia
    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Some interesting match ups there. Iran vs Iraq, Australia vs Jordan, Saudi Arabia vs Palestine, North vs South Korea’s.
    I hope the UAE like their tropical SE Asian get-aways.
    Japan might as well keep playing their under 23 squad in preparation for the Olympics, with a group that simple.
     
  11. Qytloh

    Qytloh New Member

    Arsenal
    Malaysia
    Aug 14, 2018
    You miss Saudi vs Yemen. And all of Asean matches as well.

    Seriously how the hell happened on Group G? Remind me of 2018 Qualifier where Thai, Indo, Vietnam in same group.
     
  12. Fureeku

    Fureeku Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Maldives
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maldives
    What happens when Qatar finishes top of their group or top 4 runner up positions? Will another team take their place in the third round?
     
  13. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Korea Republic, Lebanon, Korea DPR, Turkmenistan.

    Let's see if they will refuse to travel to Sri Lanka, too, just like Macau. That should give 12 easy points to Sri Lanka.
     
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  14. Zbagint

    Zbagint New Member

    Nov 9, 2018
    Group G looks like the most even of the bunch. Can't see many gimme games in that one
     
  15. Fureeku

    Fureeku Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Maldives
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maldives
    The SEA teams are going to be so consumed by the derby thing, I feel that they are going to take points off each other and ultimately provide UAE with a clear passage to the next round.

    Just as well that they have been grouped together. I recently found that they have the most annoying fans on social media :D
     
  16. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    Jordan and Australia drawn together again :laugh: Iran and Iraq as well, and North vs South Korea ofcourse to add some spice.

    Group E and F look straightforward to me. Group D, G, H definitely the hardest groups with teams capable of pulling off upsets.

    Can't wait for the qualifiers to start :)
     
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  17. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Melbourne Victory, Derby County
    Australia
    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Early predictions
    Group Winners
    China
    Australia
    Iran
    Uzbekistan
    Qatar
    Japan
    UAE
    South Korea

    Best Runners-up
    Saudi Arabia
    Syria
    Jordan
    Iraq

    Oman 5th best Runner up to replace Qatar.
     
  18. Fureeku

    Fureeku Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Maldives
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maldives
    They were suspended, so didn't play in the last qualifiers.

    I have a feeling that one of Saudi or Uzbekistan may miss out on the next round. This was probably the worst draw as far as the Saudis are concerned, with Palestine and Yemen in the same group as well. Whoever finishes second may draw too many games and miss out on the best runners-up spots.
     
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  19. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    True. This is the risk of Group of Deaths. I think Group B, G and H could also turn out ugly for the pot 1 teams. Gap in Asia is getting closer as we could see in the 2019 Asian Cup.
     

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