Kuala Lumpur: With simply two years to go to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the continent’s hopefuls have all the things to play for within the Asian Qualifiers.
Inform us within the polls under whether or not your favorite staff will advance to the following spherical of the Qualifiers as Asia appears to construct on the report 5 groups on the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
There may be nonetheless a lot to do on the Street to Qatar 2022 within the second spherical of the Asian Qualifiers and the remaining matchdays will decide the 12 groups who will advance to the third spherical of the Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which can even affirm their tickets to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Solely the highest staff from every of the eight teams is assured passage into the following part of qualifying for Qatar 2022, with the 4 finest second-placed sides to affix them.
Nonetheless, with Qatar having certified as hosts, the fifth second-placed finest staff will advance to the third spherical of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers ought to the West Asians emerge as Group E winners.
Be a part of the-AFC.com as we check out how Teams A to D at present stand and do not forget to inform us who you suppose will advance to the third spherical of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers within the polls under.
An ideal 5 wins from 5 video games marked Syria out not solely because the leaders of Group A forward of China PR however noticed the West Asian nation stand tallest throughout the whole thing of the qualifying part with the most effective return up to now.
Previous to the Asian Qualifiers being postponed, the Syrians put themselves in pole place to ebook their place within the subsequent spherical of qualifying, sitting eight factors forward of Li Tie’s facet though, with the Chinese language having performed one sport fewer, the struggle for berths within the third part stays alive.
The Philippines, who pulled off a shock 0-0 draw with the Chinese language in Bacolod in October, 2019, are stage on seven factors with China, with the Maldives some extent additional adrift whereas Guam are out of competition.
Australia even have an unblemished report, successful their first 4 video games in Group B to be in a robust place to advance to the following spherical.
Graham Arnold’s facet are two factors forward of Kuwait regardless of having performed one sport fewer than the facet from the Gulf, with the Socceroos already notching up wins in opposition to all of their opponents as they eye qualification for a fifth successive FIFA World Cup.
Jordan are additionally on 10 factors however behind Kuwait on aim distinction whereas Nepal (3) and Chinese language Taipei (0) are fourth and fifth respectively.
Iraq – on 11 factors – are two forward of Bahrain in Group C however each nations have performed 5 video games to the 4 contested by the Islamic Republic of Iran, who sit in third spot on six factors.
Group Melli head coach Dragan Skocic will likely be trying to shut the five-point hole with the Iraqis as soon as play resumes because the Central Asians look to qualify for a 3rd successive FIFA World Cup Finals.
Hong Kong are fourth with 5 factors whereas Cambodia solely have some extent to indicate from 5 matches.
In an especially tight group, Uzbekistan are high with 9 factors from their first 5 video games however lead Saudi Arabia by a solitary level, with Herve Renard’s facet holding a sport in hand on Vadim Abramov’s expenses.
The Saudis face Yemen within the subsequent spherical of matches and, with Uzbekistan not scheduled to play that matchday, the five-time FIFA World Cup qualifiers would transfer into pole place with a win over their West Asians.
Singapore are additionally within the combine with seven factors from 5 matches whereas Yemen (5) and Palestine (4) are nonetheless inside touching distance.
Polls finish at 16:00 (UTC+8) on November 24.