Asia’s finest learn path to glory in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw
Doha: Five Asian sides including tournament hosts Qatar learned their group stage opponents at a glittering FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw ceremony at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on Friday.
Felix Sanchez’s side will kick off the tournament on November against Ecuador after being drawn in an intriguing Group A, which also features Senegal and the Netherlands.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™: What They Said
Kuala Lumpur: After seven months of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action on the Road to Qatar, Groups A and B drew to a close on Tuesday with four nations having booked their tickets to the global showpiece and a further two gaining a second chance via the playoffs.
As fans of Asian football start to look forward to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the-AFC.com picks out some of the best quotes from the journey towards football’s greatest spectacle.
Bangkok: Nine Southeast Asian teams will convene in the Thailand capital for the AFF Futsal Championship 2022 which kicks off on Saturday.
Group A will feature five teams - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Brunei Darussalam, while Group B will see Vietnam, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Australia going head to head, with the top two teams in each group to progress to the semi-finals.
The regional tournament will also serve as qualification for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022™, with the top three teams representing ASEAN in the Finals in September.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™: Stats and Facts
Kuala Lumpur: After a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign that began in mid-2019 and had to contend with the significant obstacle of COVID-19-related interruptions, Asia’s four automatic qualification spots – joining hosts Qatar – were confirmed after Matchdays Nine and Ten of the AFC Asian Qualifiers™.
The final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar was played over just seven months, with the action coming thick and fast and empty stadiums turning into fan-filled venues as the campaign grew deeper.
With Groups A and B having drawn to a close after Tuesday’s final round of fixtures, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the stats and facts that have caught the eye.