The draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia will take place at 16:00 tomorrow (July 17) in Malaysia.
The representative for Vietnam in this draw will be VFF Vice President in charge of expertise Tran Quoc Tuan and Head of National Teams Doan Anh Tuan.
And there is quite special information that the head coach of the Vietnamese team, Park Hang Seo, will not attend this draw.
The reason is that the Korean teacher is worried that he will bring bad luck to the team. At the recent Asian Cup 2019 draw, Mr. Park attended and the Vietnamese team fell into a group containing both Iran and Iraq, two very strong teams of West Asia. That is why, Mr did not attend the draw this time.
Besides, the more important reason is that the round of 16 V-League 2019 taking place on the afternoon of July 17 has many matches, so he wants to continue to be monitored and look for new factors.
At the drawing ceremony taking place tomorrow (July 17), 40 teams are divided into 5 seed groups, will be drawn into 8 groups. The 8 group winners and the 4 best second-placed teams will advance to the third qualifying round and have direct tickets to the 2023 Asian Cup.
The Vietnamese team is in the 2nd seed group (ranked 15 FIFA), avoiding many strong teams in group 2 such as Iraq, Uzbekistan, Jordan and will have a great advantage in terms of the schedule.