The draw resulted in strong and exciting confrontations in the final round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, where the 12 qualified teams compete to book the qualification tickets for the first and second groups.
This came during the ceremony of drawing the lottery, which was held via the virtual ceremony, on Thursday, with the participation of representatives of the member national federations and coaches of the national teams via video communication technology.
The teams participating in the final round were divided into two groups, with each group comprising six teams.
The two teams that ranked first and second in each group qualify for the 2022 World Cup, while the two third-placed teams in the Asian play-off meet to determine the team qualified for the international play-off.
The draw in the first group resulted in strong confrontations, as it includes the teams of Iran and South Korea, along with four teams from West Asia, namely the UAE, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
On the other hand, the second group included Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman and Vietnam.
The final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the World Cup will be held in 10 rounds, on September 2 and 7, 2021, October 7 and 12, 2021, on November 11 and 16, 2021, on January 27, 2022, and on February 1, 2022, and on March 24 and 29, 2022.
Asian Qualifiers Final Round Draw:
– Group A: Iran, South Korea, UAE, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon.
Group B: Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Vietnam.