2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Draw: Malaysia, Cambodia to know their opponents for first round

World Cup Draw first round Malaysia Cambodia

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers will be held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday with the likes of Malaysia and Cambodia set to know their fate. 

The draw for the preliminary round of the joint qualifiers will see 12 teams from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) with six winners advancing to the second round of the World Cup and Asian Cup qualification tournament.


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The teams are drawn into two pots A and B based on their FIFA World Rankings with teams ranked 35 to 40 in Asia in the April 2019 edition of the ranking featuring in Pot A while those ranked 41 to 46 going in Pot B.

Malaysia (World Ranking 168), Cambodia (173), Macau (183), Laos (184), Bhutan (186) and Mongolia (187) are in Pot A while Bangladesh (188), Guam (193), Brunei (194), Timor-Leste (195), Pakistan (200) and Sri Lanka (202) are in Pot B.

The matches will be played on a home and way basis in two legs with the matches scheduled to be held on June 6 and 11, 2019.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup preliminary joint qualification round 1 draw will be held from 11 AM HKT on April 17.