2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

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The AFC second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, which also serves as the second round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, is scheduled to be played from 5 September 2019 to 9 June 2020.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The 40 teams will be drawn into eight groups of five to play home-and-away matches. Six winners from the first round will compete in this round. The eight group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the third round. Matches in this round will double as part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[3]

Seeding[edit]

The draw for the second round is scheduled to be held on 17 July 2019 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[4]

The seeding is based on the FIFA World Rankings of June 2019 (shown in parentheses below).[5]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
  1.  Iran (20)
  2.  Japan (28)
  3.  South Korea (37)
  4.  Australia (43)
  5.  Qatar (55)
  6.  United Arab Emirates (67)
  7.  Saudi Arabia (69)
  8.  China PR (73)
  1.  Iraq (77)
  2.  Uzbekistan (82)
  3.  Syria (85)
  4.  Oman (86)
  5.  Lebanon (86)
  6.  Kyrgyzstan (95)
  7.  Vietnam (96)
  8.  Jordan (98)
  1.  Palestine (100)
  2.  India (101)
  3.  Bahrain (110)
  4.  Thailand (116)
  5.  Tajikistan (120)
  6.  North Korea (122)
  7.  Chinese Taipei (125)
  8.  Philippines (126)
Pot 4 Pot 5
  1.  Turkmenistan (135)
  2.  Myanmar (138)
  3.  Hong Kong (141)
  4.  Yemen (144)
  5.  Afghanistan (149)
  6.  Maldives (151)
  7.  Kuwait (156)
  8.  Malaysia (159)
  1.  Indonesia (160)
  2.  Singapore (162)
  3.    Nepal (165)
  4.  Cambodia (169)
  5.  Bangladesh (183)
  6.  Mongolia (187)
  7.  Guam (190)
  8.  Macau (182) /  Sri Lanka (201) (TBD)

Groups[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
A3vA2
A5vA4

A4vA1
A5vA3

A1vA5
A2vA4

A3vA1
A5vA2

A2vA1
A4vA3

A2vA3
A4vA5

A1vA4
A3vA5

A4vA2
A5vA1

A1vA3
A2vA5

A1vA2
A3vA4

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
B3vB2
B5vB4

B4vB1
B5vB3

B1vB5
B2vB4

B3vB1
B5vB2

B2vB1
B4vB3

B2vB3
B4vB5

B1vB4
B3vB5

B4vB2
B5vB1

B1vB3
B2vB5

B1vB2
B3vB4

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
C3vC2
C5vC4

C4vC1
C5vC3

C1vC5
C2vC4

C3vC1
C5vC2

C2vC1
C4vC3

C2vC3
C4vC5

C1vC4
C3vC5

C4vC2
C5vC1

C1vC3
C2vC5

C1vC2
C3vC4

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
D3vD2
D5vD4

D4vD1
D5vD3

D1vD5
D2vD4

D3vD1
D5vD2

D2vD1
D4vD3

D2vD3
D4vD5

D1vD4
D3vD5

D4vD2
D5vD1

D1vD3
D2vD5

D1vD2
D3vD4

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
E3vE2
E5vE4

E4vE1
E5vE3

E1vE5
E2vE4

E3vE1
E5vE2

E2vE1
E4vE3

E2vE3
E4vE5

E1vE4
E3vE5

E4vE2
E5vE1

E1vE3
E2vE5

E1vE2
E3vE4

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
F3vF2
F5vF4

F4vF1
F5vF3

F1vF5
F2vF4

F3vF1
F5vF2

F2vF1
F4vF3

F2vF3
F4vF5

F1vF4
F3vF5

F4vF2
F5vF1

F1vF3
F2vF5

F1vF2
F3vF4

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
G3vG2
G5vG4

G4vG1
G5vG3

G1vG5
G2vG4

G3vG1
G5vG2

G2vG1
G4vG3

G2vG3
G4vG5

G1vG4
G3vG5

G4vG2
G5vG1

G1vG3
G2vG5

G1vG2
G3vG4

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round TBD TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
H3vH2
H5vH4

H4vH1
H5vH3

H1vH5
H2vH4

H3vH1
H5vH2

H2vH1
H4vH3

H2vH3
H4vH5

H1vH4
H3vH5

H4vH2
H5vH1

H1vH3
H2vH5

H1vH2
H3vH4

Ranking of runner-up teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third Round and 2023 Asian Cup
2 B TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round
6 F TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 G TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 H TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Ranking of fourth-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round
2 B TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off
6 F TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 G TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 H TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2019" (PDF). AFC. 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2020" (PDF). AFC. 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Asia's 2022 Football World Cup qualifiers drawn, features continent's lowest ranked national teams". NewsIn.Asia. 20 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Asian qualifiers draw to provide pathway to Qatar and China". 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking – June 2019 (AFC)". FIFA.com. 14 June 2019.

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