The competition was tough during the second round of joint qualifiers. They could have sealed third place by now but two defeats on the trot -- including Thursday's potentially-costly 1-0 loss to Iraq -- leaves them in a precarious position, especially given they finish their campaign against South Korea.Next
World Cup hosts won Group E in the second round which meant they advanced to the finals but were not required to qualify for the World Cup.
Third-placed teams qualified into the final round of ACQs and some others will need to win a playoff fixture to do so. Retrieved 12 August 2020.Next
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The final round of AFC World Cup qualifying begins on Thursday, and every single match can be viewed live on. While the South Koreans are already through, they are likely to still field a strong XI with coach Paulo Bento looking to fine-tune various aspects of their play, especially with limited opportunities for friendlies in the lead-up to the World Cup.
Perhaps the best thing going for Iraq is that they have -- on paper -- the most straightforward of tests on Tuesday against already-eliminated Syria, who are however on a high after a 3-0 victory over Lebanon on Thursday.
While a historic moment, the performances on the field could not match with the Vietnamese finishing bottom of Group C.Next
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Group winners Syria A , Australia B , IR Iran C , Saudi Arabia D , Japan F , United Arab Emirates G and Korea Republic H will be joined by the five best runners-up: China PR A , Oman E , Iraq C , Vietnam G and Lebanon H.
They narrowly pipped Kyrgyzstan after collecting 13 points, three more than the latter. Italicised teams qualified for the.Next
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The are two groups of six team and the top two from each group will qualify for the World Cup.Next
The Lebanese need everything to fall into place in order to climb into third spot: a UAE loss to South Korea, Iraq to not beat Syria and -- perhaps the toughest ask of all -- a victory of their own against Iran.
Despite the defeat, Iraq also advanced to the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers as one of the best runners-up teams but Katanec believes his side should have gotten a better result. Qatar finished as winners of Group E, but as hosts have already qualified for the World Cup and will not participate in the next round of qualifying.Next
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