(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) National Football World Cup preliminary time will be determined in October and November
China News Agency, Beijing, June 6th-Kuala Lumpur-based AFC announced on the evening of the 5th local time that the 40 top 40 qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup in Asia that were originally scheduled for March and June will be extended to 10. It takes place on the 8th and 13th of November and the 12th and 17th of November.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian Qualifiers kicked off last year. The Chinese men’s football team is in Group A with Syria, the Philippines, Guam and Maldives. But in the current Group A standings, the Chinese men ranked second in the group with 4 wins, 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss and 7 points.
Affected by the new global pneumonia epidemic, the remaining schedule of the top 40 games had to be changed. According to the previous schedule, the Chinese team was originally scheduled to play against the Maldives and Guam on March 26 and March 31, and to face the Philippines and Syria on June 4 and June 9.
Earlier this month, the AFC discussed the arrangements for various international competitions in Asia. It is reported that all the participants agreed to complete the remaining 40 competitions in 2020, in order to facilitate the next 12 rounds of group drawing ceremony and the competition can proceed smoothly.
On the 5th, AFC officially announced the schedule. As far as the national football team is concerned, it will play against the Maldives at home on October 8, challenge Guam on October 13, play against the Philippines on November 12, and play against Syria on November 17.
The AFC also stated that it completed the top 40 matches in November this year, aiming to make the third round of the Asian preliminaries in Asia, the top 12 matches, start in March 2021 before the FIFA International Competition Day.
In January this year, Li Tie, the new coach of the national football team, took over and replaced Lippi as the coach of the national team. The next four games are crucial for the national football team to advance to the top 12. (Finish)