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Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:28 pm

The first round draw for the AFC has just taken place for games to be played on the 6th & 11th of June. The sides who win join the rest of the AFC in the second round group stage.

Mongolia v Brunei - I'm going for Mongolia on this one given their recent performances, though Brunei do have the advantage of almost their entire side playing in the S-League as a club.
Macau v Sri Lanka - tougher one to pick but I think Sri lanka will prevail
Laos v Bangladesh - Laos should be too good
Malaysia v Timor-Leste - somewhat surprised that Malaysia are this far down the AFC rankings; an easy win for the Tigers
Cambodia v Pakistan - Cambodia to progress
Bhutan v Guam - should be Guam if they can get their US based players back.
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Re: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 pm

It seems we at least now know how many teams will qualify with the failure of the somewhat ambitious, verging on naive, attempt to expand the tournament to 48 teams.

There are still question marks over Pakistan's ability to field a side given the governance stoush has yet to be resolved (the AFC recognised President has no players nor in-country legal capacity and the one who does, recognised by the Pakistani courts, isn't recognised by the AFC so may not be able to field a team in Cambodia).

I think the Cambodians would rather face the Pakistani's than not as they are the stronger of the two sides and would welcome competitive hit out, especially the away game, before the next phase.
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Re: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Thu May 30, 2019 6:19 am

It looks like the Pakistan game will go ahead, but due to the confusion as to who is in charge, their home game against Cambodia will be played in Doha. The Cambodians will be thrilled with that.

FIFA's fact finding mission met with the different Pakistani administrators on Tuesday and another meeting with the administrators and the Pakistan Olympic Committee was held yesterday. The findings of the mission should be released today or tomorrow. 'Fresh elections' is looking the most likely outcome.
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Re: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 am

Well, ii has kicked off in Asia with the 1st leg of the First Round almost completed.

Mongolia v Brunei: 2-0
Macau v Sri Lanka: 1-0
Laos v Bangladesh: 0-1 - great result for Bangladesh
Cambodia v Pakistan: 2-0 - Honda will be happy though the reporters have been waxing lyrical describing Honda as bringing an attacking mentality - the Angkor Warriors have always had an attacking mentality; they can't defend! Hence the clean sheet probably means more than the two goals.
Bhutan v Guam : 1-0
Malaysia v Timor Leste - playing today.

The return legs are on the 11th of June.
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Postby blahblah Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:15 am

Malaysia pumped Timor Leste 7-1. I am still somewhat amazed that Malaysia are in the first round.
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Re: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:43 am

Some interesting bits coming out of the first round.

The coach for Timor Leste explained that he couldn't use his first choice 25 players because once the season had finished all they did was eat, drink whiskey and beer and lie around, meaning none of them were fit enough to play. Hence the Japanese coach had to reach into the youth ranks to fill the squad.

The Macau FA have decided they won't go to Sri Lanka over security concerns, even though they hold a 1-0 lead going into the away leg. The players are furious, with many signing a document vowing they will never play for Macau again to never (at least while the current FA is in place).
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Re: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers - AFC

Postby blahblah Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am

Brunei 2 - 3 Mongolia, Mongolia go through 4-2 on aggregate
Sri Lanka CANCELLED Macau, not confirmed but Sri Lanka likely to go through as Macau defaulted
Bangladesh 0 - Laos 0, Bangladesh go through 1-0 on aggregate
Pakistan 1 - Cambodia 2, Cambodia go through 1-4 on aggregate
Guam 5 - Bhutan 0, Guam go through 5-1 on aggregate
Timor Leste 1 - Malaysia 5, Malaysia go through 12-2 on aggregate

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