At around 12:00 pm on Wednesday, the VFF announced its plan for the national team’s call-up in Hanoi from August 16 to 28, with a list of 36 players chosen by head coach Park Hang Seo, in preparation for the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision. Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult.”
Thirty lower-ranked nations were due to play four qualifiers each this year but those games should now start in March 2021. Only three of those teams will advance to join the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras in a final eight-team group, from which three teams will qualify directly for the 2022 tournament […]
Under CONCACAF’s qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.
“One year on from the result, I still find it hard to recall how many times I have felt the way I felt that that night in Doha.”I couldn’t be on the pitch with my fellow Blue Tigers but the way they played and the heart they showed, they gave me a memory to cherish […]
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward’s suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
Vietnam could wait until 2022 for World Cup qualifiers FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have revealed that they are set to reschedule the Vietnam national team’s remaining 2022 World Cup qualifying fixtures against Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UAE to next year.
The retun leg against Qatar will be held on October 8. It was originally scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar on March 26, but was put off, just like most of the other sports fixtures, due to the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ho Chi Minh City FC in group F were supposed to have played on September 23 at their Thong Nhat Stadium, and Than Quang Ninh in group G, on September 29 at their Cam Pha Stadium in the northern Quang Ninh Province.
Other tournaments have been pushed back to next year, including the remaining matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round in Asia, the 2020 AFC U16 Championship and the 2020 AFC U19 Championship. — VNS