FIFA World Cup 2022™ – Information – Asia World Cup qualifying: What’s subsequent?
- 12 groups in Asia are nonetheless in competition to qualify for the World Cup
- Spherical 3 draw to happen on 1 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- FIFA.com breaks down the whole lot it’s essential to know
The trail to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has reached a pivotal stage in Asia.
Twelve groups have certified for the third spherical after a virtually two-year lengthy journey in Spherical 2. Group winners Syria (A), Australia (B), IR Iran (C), Saudi Arabia (D), Japan (F), United Arab Emirates (G) and Korea Republic (H) will likely be joined by the 5 greatest runners-up: China PR (A), Oman (E), Iraq (C), Vietnam (G) and Lebanon (H). Qatar completed as winners of Group E, however as hosts have already certified for the World Cup and won’t take part within the subsequent spherical of qualifying.
The 12 groups will likely be break up into two teams of six in a home-and-away, spherical robin format. The winners and runners-up in every group (4 whole) will qualify straight for the World Cup finals, whereas the third-placed groups will advance to the fourth spherical, the place they are going to play to find out which workforce will advance to the intercontinental play-off.
When’s the draw?
The third spherical draw will likely be performed on 1 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Video games within the third spherical are scheduled to be performed on the next match days: 2 September 2021, 7 September 2021, 7 October 2021, 12 October 2021, 11 November 2021, 16 November 2021, 27 January 2022, 1 February 2022, 24 March 2022 and 29 March 2022.
How will the seedings for the draw work?
FIFA has launched a particular FIFA/Coca-Cola Rating particularly for Asia in the present day, 18 June 2021, which will likely be used to find out the seeding for the draw. Qatar, whereas ranked fifth on this rating and winners of Group E in Spherical 2, won’t be collaborating within the third spherical.
How will the draw work?
Groups will likely be divided into six pots based on the FIFA Rating revealed on 18 June 2021: Pot 1: Groups ranked 1-2, Pot 2: 3-4, Pot 3: 5-6, Pot 4: 7-8, Pot 5: 9-10, Pot 6: 11-12. The pot quantity corresponds to the place the workforce will likely be positioned within the group.
The primary and second ball drawn from every pot will likely be positioned in Teams A and B respectively. The draw will start with Pot 6, the place the primary ball drawn will likely be positioned in place A6. The subsequent ball drawn will likely be positioned in place B6, till the sequence is accomplished during to Pot 1.