In June, the FIFA ranking was announced in advance. According to this ranking, the next 12 finals will be divided into groups, because China and Iraq are in the same stage and will not be in the same group! It can be said that in the top 12 groupings on July 1, the national football team is destined to have a relatively ideal result.
Iraq is a traditional Asian team. Although the most recent match against the national football team was in 2018 three years ago, it has been the main player of the national football team recently. The national football team’s most recent victory over Iraq was the 2013 Asian Cup qualifier, with a 1-0 home win. The Chinese team, which played one more man in the half, was at home until the 90th minute because of the Dabao goal to beat the former Asian Cup champion. In recent years, Iraq has maintained the top second-rate level in Asia, second only to Japan, South Korea, Iran and Australia. In the 2019 Asian Cup group match, it drew with Iran and lost only one goal in the 1/8 final to the final champion, Qatar.
Currently in Asia, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Australia are clearly superior in the first level, but the remaining 8 teams in the top 12 are actually not sure of each other’s victory, and the outcome is often between the details. According to the current FIFA rankings, we avoid Iraq. The third gear is Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have relatively better historical records. At least in terms of classification, the national football’s luck is quite good.
Of course, being able to qualify from the top 40 is by no means good at his peers, and the national football team has to be prepared for a hard fight. Historical matches are just the past. After all, Asian football as a whole is improving today, including China, which has naturalized players. Relying on scoring, drawing lots, and ultimately relying on yourself, just like the 4-game winning streak in the second stage of the top 40, the fate is still to be grasped by yourself.
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