The 2022 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Final Round contenders – Indonesia, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei and Guam – will discover their opponents tomorrow when the Play-off draw takes place in Kuala Lumpur at 3pm local time.
On the same day, the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India Qualifiers Draw will also be staged virtually at 4:30pm with 28 Member Associations (MAs) in the running to qualify for Asia’s marquee women’s national team competition, which will feature an expanded 12 teams for the first time.
Starting with the 2022 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Play-off, Indonesia, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei and Guam, will be divided into two pairings of two teams who will play home and away matches on September 7 and October 12.
The two winners of the matches will join the other 22 MAs who have qualified to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China Qualifiers Final Round.
Meanwhile, the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India Qualifiers will divide 28 MAs into four seeding pots based on the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – Jordan ranking. Defending champions Japan, runners-up Australia and third-placed China as well as hosts India have already qualified for the Finals.
The teams will be divided into four groups of four and four groups of three, with the winners of each group clinching their place in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India, scheduled to take place from January 20 to February 6.
Additionally, the hosts for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India Qualifiers consisting of Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be placed in a separate host pot. They will be drawn into the separate groups based on their positions in their ranking pot.
Due to the lower number of hosts, there will be no host team drawn into Group H and the AFC will follow-up with the Participating Member Associations drawn to this group for further arrangements on the venue details. Meanwhile Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal are granted conditional hosting rights, which will be re-evaluated by the AFC six weeks before the first match of the Group for a final decision.
Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Jordan, Vietnam and North Korea, will be placed in Pot 1, while Pot 2 will consist of Bahrain, Iran, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Pot 3 will include Iraq as well as non-ranked teams from Pot 4 (10 non-ranked teams) consisting of Afghanistan, Guam, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan.
Watch the 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China Qualifiers Play-off draw on June 24, 2021, at 3:00pm (+8 GMT) here and please click here to follow the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – India Qualifiers Draw at 4:30pm.