Kuala Lumpur: 12 groups in Asia are nonetheless in rivalry to qualify for the World Cup
Spherical 3 draw to happen on 1 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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 cut up into two teams of six in a home-and-away, spherical robin format. The winners and runners-up in every group (4 complete) will qualify straight for the World Cup Finals, whereas the third-placed groups will advance to a playoff, the place they may play to find out which workforce will advance to the intercontinental playoff.
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 Rating particularly for Asia right now, 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, is not going to be collaborating within the third spherical.
How will the draw work?
Groups will likely be divided into six pots in line with the FIFA Rating printed 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 all through to Pot 1.