FIFA World Cup 2022: AFC Representative Faces Uphill Climb Against CONMEBOL Representative

FIFA World Cup 2022: AFC Representative Faces Uphill Climb Against CONMEBOL Representative

The AFC World Cup qualifiers victors coming into the World Cup faces a tough challenge at the onset if the Intercontinental Playoffs for Qatar 2022 is to be the basis. The representative of the Asian Confederation is set to clash with counterparts coming from the South American side.

After Friday’s draw, which was done at the FIFA HQ in Zurich, the 12BET online sports betting analysts received information that the AFC and the CONMEBOL are headed for a match. This will happen through a playoff for a spot in the group stages of Qatar 2022. A playoff will also determine the team that makes it from a match between the CONCACAF and OFC representatives.

Draw Taking Place for the 2022 World Cup

In what could be an exciting competition, the team emerging from the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers could very well play in the Intercontinental play-offs. These will be single-leg competitions and are slated for June 13 and 14, 2022. The other participants will get outright entries into the Finals, with the top Group A and B teams of the AFC Asian Qualifiers advancing.

The recent play-offs were history in the making for the Asian Football Confederation. Syria lost to Australia in the play-off for Russia 2018; so did Honduras. The country made it into Russia and also made it to the Finals, where the five-team squad the AFC sent was a first for the region.

The Current Picture—The AFC Asian Qualifiers 2022

This early in 2022, the AFC Asian Qualifiers continued with Syria allowed to play their home matches in a neutral venue. The football score in Group A will reflect Syria’s battles with the Korea Republic on Tuesday, February 1. These matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates.

Currently, the Taeguk Warriors hold second place in Group A. Meanwhile, Syria is still searching for their first win in their entire campaign. Korea Republic saw them off 2-1 in their last match, which was held at the Ansan Wa Stadium on October 7, 2021.

What Might Be for the AFC

While the AFC historically never produced a World Cup champion, it’s only a matter of time. 12BET Online oddsmakers will no doubt look closely to certain matches, such as the possible face-off of Italy and Portugal for a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. One of these countries could very well host the AFC representative after the Asian play-offs.

 

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