After the success at King’s Cup 2019, the Vietnamese team was added 5.17 points thanks to a 1-0 win over Thailand in the semi-finals and a loss to Curacao on the 11m mark (2 teams drew 1-1 in the main 90 minutes). awake).
That achievement helped our team rise to 98th in the world and 16th in Asia, 1227 points on the FIFA rankings. And that result helped Vietnam almost secure a spot in the top 16 in Asia before a series of friendly matches on June 11th.
The chasing opponent is Palestine (99th in the world and 17th in Asia) with 1224 points, the only team that can take the 16th place of Vietnam. However, in a series of friendly matches on the night of June 11, Palestine’s hopes were extinguished after a 2-2 draw on the field of Kyrgyzstan.
In the early match, Jordan (ranked 97th in the world and 15th in Asia; 1229 points) defeated Indonesia with a score of 4-1. However, Jordan will definitely lose the 15th position in Asia to Vietnam because the score has not improved.
The reason is that in the friendly match on June 7, Jordan lost points because he lost to Slovakia (ranked 32 in the world) with a score of 1-5, so he will get an equivalent score because he won the opponent Indonesia ranked 159th in the world. gender.
And because of all the above results, the Vietnamese team will rise to 97th in the world and 15th in Asia on the June FIFA rankings to be announced on June 14.
According to the regulations, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will base on the FIFA rankings of the latest month (July) to place the seed group in the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup of the region.
Therefore, with no international friendly matches between now and the draw date, Vietnam will still maintain its position on the FIFA rankings in July.
The above ranking will help the Golden Stars definitely be placed in the 2nd seed group at the draw for the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia (also the 2023 Asian Cup Finals). As expected, the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will take place on July 16-17 in Doha (Qatar).
There will be 5 groups of seeds distributed in this draw. Group 1 includes 8 teams from the top 8 in Asia; group 2 has 8 remaining teams in the top 16; group 3: teams ranked from 17 to 24; group 4: includes teams ranked 25th to 32nd; Group 5 includes the 33rd, 34th place team and six teams that passed the first qualifying round.
Being in the 2nd seed group will make the Vietnamese team’s chance to continue much larger. This group will help Park Hang Seo’s teachers and students avoid strong teams such as Iraq, Uzbekistan, Syria, Oman, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon (teams placed in the same seed group 2).
The second qualifying round of the 2020 World Cup in Asia will have 40 participants, divided into 8 groups, each with 5 teams and will start from September.
Teams will play in a circle in the form of away and home to determine the top 8 teams and the 4 best runners-up to qualify for the third qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup and qualify for the finals. Asian Cup 2023 hosted by China.
In 2019, there will be 6 rounds of the first qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup on September 5 and 10, October 10 and 15, and November 14 and 19. The remaining 4 matches will be played in March and June of 2020. Thus, the Vietnamese team will have 6 matches in 2019, of which 3 matches at home are likely to be held at My Dinh Stadium. .
After the great success in the past time, after the miracles in the regional and continental playgrounds, the Vietnamese team is expected to be able to realize the dream of the World Cup.
Although, this is still extremely difficult because Asia only has 4.5 seats for the 2022 World Cup, but fans will still put their faith in the current generation of talented young players.