Vietnam have been placed in the same group as Myanmar, Hong Kong (China) and Chinese Taipei in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 Qualifiers.
NDO – Vietnam appear set for a straightforward route to the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 after being placed in a comfortable group in the draw for the qualifiers made in Tashkent on Friday (July 9).
The 2018 runners-up will be joined by Myanmar, Hong Kong (China) and Chinese Taipei in Group I, while title holders Republic of Korea were drawn into Group H together with three Southeast Asian sides, namely Singapore, Timor Leste and the Philippines.
The draw divided the total 43 participating teams into two Regions – the West Region comprising 23 West, South and Central teams, and the East Region consisting of 19 East and ASEAN teams.
The West Region comprises six groups in total – five groups of four teams and one group of three teams – while the East Region features four groups of four teams and one group of three teams.
The AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 Qualifiers feature the participation of 43 teams.
Teams were seeded according to their ranking at the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020, with 2018 finalists Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Australia, DPR Korea, and Thailand occupying Pot 1 in the East Region.
The qualification tournament will be played on a round robin format from October 23 to 31, with the 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams joining host Uzbekistan in the fifth edition of the AFC U23 Asian Cup in 2022, which will be staged in the Central Zone for the first time in Asian football history.
The draw results.
- Vietnam drawn against Japan in final round of World Cup Qualifiers
- Vietnam placed in No. 6 seed group for draw of World Cup's third qualifiers
- Draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup's third qualifiers slated for July 1
- Vietnam Football Federation announces national team’s schedule in FIFA World Cup qualifiers
- Vietnamese representatives get comfortable AFC Cup 2021 draws
- Vietnam to advance in FIFA world rankings
- Vietnam suspends national team call-up as World Cup Asian qualifiers delayed again
- Vietnam to play Jordan ahead of World Cup qualifiers
- Heavy training schedule for national football teams this year