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Asian dozen learn final World Cup qualifying opponents

By Arman
In April 12, 2016
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AFC – Kuala Lumpur, Twelve of Asia’s finest sides discovered the teams standing between themselves and a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia when the official draw for the final round of Asian qualifiers was held in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Draw Result

Group A: A1 Iran – A2 Korea Republic – A3 Uzbekistan – A4 China – A5 Qatar – A6 Syria

Group B: B1 Australia – B2 Japan – B3 Saudi Arabia – B4 United Arab Emirates – B5 Iraq – B6 Thailand

Match Schedule

Matchday 1: September 1, 2016 = 1 vs 5, 2 vs 4 and 3 vs 6
Matchday 2: September 6, 2016 = 5 vs 3, 6 vs 2 and 4 vs 1
Matchday 3: October 6, 2016 = 3 vs 1, 4 vs 6 and 2 vs 5
Matchday 4: October 11, 2016 = 5 vs 6, 3 vs 4 and 1 vs 2
Matchday 5: November 15, 2016 = 4 vs 5, 6 vs 1 and 2 vs 3
Matchday 6: March 23, 2017 = 5 vs 1, 4 vs 2 and 6 vs 3
Matchday 7: March 28, 2017 = 3 vs 5, 2 vs 6 and 1 vs 4
Matchday 8: June 13, 2017 = 1 vs 3, 6 vs 4 and 5 vs 2
Matchday 9: August 31, 2017 = 6 vs 5, 4 vs 3 and 2 vs 1
Matchday 10: September 5, 2017 = 5 vs 4, 1 vs 6 and 3 vs 2

The winner and runner-up of each group (four teams in total) will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals while the third-placed teams of each group (two teams in total) will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Play-off Round.

The winner of the Asian Play-off Round (one team in total) will take on the side that finishes fourth in the fifth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers in a two-legged inter-confederation play-off.

full match schedule: 

http://www.the-afc.com/uploads/afc/files/20160412_FWC_ACQ_FR_MatchSchedule%28final%29.pdf

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