Asian Football Confederation says late World Cup qualifiers will be played in March and June

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The AFC said the rest of the games would be played in March and June on safer dates for FIFA to invite players from its clubs to national teams.

The epidemic of the Asian Qualifying Games for the 2022 World Cup was scheduled for late Wednesday by the Asian Football Confederation.

No qualifiers have been played so far this year Coronavirus Outbreak. The AFC said the rest of the games would be played in March and June, the dates set by FIFA for national teams to invite players from their clubs.

After this, the group stage of two six-group groups is scheduled from September 2021 to March 2022. It will use the new slots created by FIFA from January 24 to February 24. 1, 2022, to help national teams outside Europe clear the backlog of their games.

Four Asian teams will qualify directly from those groups for the final tournament in Qatar. Two more moves towards an elimination game that will decide Asia’s entry into the intercontinental playoffs.

FIFA had earlier extended the World Cup qualifying program to May-June 2022 international dates to make room for the Intercontinental Playoffs. A team from Asia, North America, Oceania and South America entered to decide the last two places of the 32-team World Cup.

An Asian qualifying game is to be played in 2020. The Qatar Football Federation said on Wednesday that it would host Bangladesh on December 4.

Although Qatar automatically qualifies as the host of the 2022 World Cup, the current group stage also counts on China qualifying for the 2023 Asian Cup. Qatar is the defending champions and leads their qualifying group with three matches.

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