The Asian World Cup qualifiers will take place in 3 rounds. Round 1 consists of 14 teams ranked from 34 to 47 in Asia based on FIFA rankings.
These teams will compete in the format of first and second legs to select 6 teams to advance to the next round.
Our Vietnamese team will start the campaign to win tickets to the World Cup 2022 from the second round. This means that the “Golden Dragon” will avoid unpleasant opponents such as SYRIA, UZBEKISTAN, IRAQ (due to the fact that the “Golden Dragon”) will not be able to compete with other players. same table).
Coach Park Hang Seo’s teachers and students will attend 8 matches, of which 5 will be played in 2019 and the remaining 3 will take place in 2020.
With great success and resounding success in the past 2 years, fans are looking forward to the performance of the Vietnamese team in the campaign to win the golden ticket to attend this World Cup.
The schedule of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers of the Vietnamese team
Thus, after the results of the draw took place on the afternoon of July 17 in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, the Vietnamese team has identified its main opponents.
Specifically, the army of Park Hang Seo’s teachers and students was placed in Group G with the presence of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the remaining representative is the UAE from West Asia.
It can be said that this is almost a miniature AFF Cup when 4 out of 5 teams are from Southeast Asia. The UAE will of course be the most appreciated team and the most difficult opponent for the Vietnamese team.
Meanwhile, despite winning many favorable results against Thailand in recent tournaments, experts still consider it to be an extremely tense and difficult confrontation for us.
In the last King’s Cup tournament, despite winning against “War Elephants”, it was clear that everyone could see the tension coming from both sides.
Especially, for a big arena like the World Cup, surely the Thai people will summon their best players to fulfill their ambition to reach the continent.
However, this is still a relatively suitable group for coach Park Hang Seo’s army.
If they play at their best, Vietnamese fans can fully hope for a beneficial result to win the right to move on to the final qualifying round or further to the World Cup 2022.
The schedule of the Vietnamese team in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers is as follows:
September 5, 2019: Thailand vs Vietnam
10/10/2019: Vietnam vs Malaysia
October 15, 2019: Indonesia vs Vietnam
11/14/2019: Vietnam vs UAE
11/19/2019: Vietnam vs Thailand
31/3/2020: Malaysia vs Vietnam
4/6/2020: Vietnam vs Indonesia
June 9, 2020: UAE vs Vietnam
Our team will kick off the 2022 World Cup 2nd qualifying campaign on September 5 with a trip to Thailand.
Then on 10/10 we will welcome Malaysia at My Dinh Stadium. Next 5 days, the Vietnamese team will march to be a guest of Indonesia, the weakest opponent in the group.
Looking at this schedule, it can be seen that November will have a great influence on the results of the Vietnamese team when we have to face the opponent from the 1st seed group, the UAE, and the team from the group. 3 is Thailand.
But coach Park’s teachers and students will have the home field advantage, not moving much, so we can hope for beneficial results against the opponent.
It should be noted that of the 40 teams participating in the 2nd qualifying round, the top 8 teams in each group along with the 4 best runner-up teams will advance to the next qualifying round.
Therefore, if not winning the top position, good results against weaker opponents will bring a lot of advantages to the Vietnamese team.
In the 2022 World Cup, FIFA still maintains the number of participating teams at 32, which means that the Asian region will have 4.5 places to attend.
12 teams entering the 3rd qualifying round will be divided into 2 groups, each group of 6 teams will play in a round-robin format.
The top 2 teams in each group will win direct tickets to the 2022 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the 2 3rd place teams will compete in the playoff, the winning team will continue to play another playoff match with the representative of another continent to win a ticket to Qatar in the summer of 2022.