On the afternoon of July 17, the draw for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in Asia took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the headquarters of the Asian Football Confederation.
The 40 best teams have been divided into 8 unpredictable groups.
Lucky draws have brought joy to Chinese fans. With being in the first seed group, this team fell into the group quite smoothly.
Accordingly, China will be in Group A with relatively gentle opponents, namely Syria, Philippines, Maldives, and Guam.
Of the four opponents that coach Marcello Lippi’s army will have to face, only Syria can cause a little difficulty for them, while the Philippines, Maldives and Guam are not worthy opponents.
Before the favorable draw of the home team, the Chinese media was very happy. In particular, that joy is much greater when China avoids Vietnam:
“Fighting rivals like Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are already in the same group. Not having to meet them is a good thing for the Chinese team, but most importantly, we have to do our job well.” – Reporter Song Ci said.
The lottery results were too favorable for us. Only Syria and the Philippines are competitors capable of competing with the Chinese team. Overall, this is an easy group, but we should not be subjective.”
The goal of Chinese football in the next period is to win tickets to the 2022 World Cup. And of course to accomplish that goal, coach Lippi and his students must win tickets to qualify.
With a group that is considered easy to breathe, China has a great opportunity to realize its World Cup goal.