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2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:35:00 PM »

The 40 nations taking part in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round Two for the FIFA World Cup Russian 2019 - Preliminary Competition and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2018 Qualifiers now know which respective pots they will be drawn from on April 14.




Based on the latest FIFA World Ranking which was released on Thursday, the teams will be divided into five pots as follows, from which, the teams will be drawn into eight groups of five teams.

- Pot 1 (Teams ranked 1st to 8th): Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Australia, UAE, Uzbekistan, China, Iraq

- Pot 2 (Teams ranked 9th to 16th): Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, Vietnam, Syria and Kuwait

- Pot 3 (Teams ranked 17th to 24th): Afghanistan, Philippines, Palestine, Maldives, Thailand, Tajikistan, Lebanon and India

- Pot 4 (Teams ranked 25th to 32nd): Timor-Leste, Kyrgyzstan, DPR Korea, Myanmar, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, Singapore and Bhutan

- Pot 5 (Teams ranked 33rd to 40th): Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Yemen, Guam, Laos, Cambodia and Chinese Taipei

Nations placed in the same pot will not face each other during the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round Two matches.

The teams will compete according to a double round robin format, and the Round 2 qualification matches will be held from June 11, 2015 to March 29, 2016.

The group winners and four best runners-up (total 12 teams) will advance to the 2019 Asian Cup finals and the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The next best 24 teams from the preliminary stage of the joint qualifiers will compete in a separate competition for the remaining slots (12 slots or 11 slots + 1 slot for the host) in the 24-team 2019 Asian Cup finals.

http://www.the-afc.com/asian-cup-2019-2018-world-cup/draw-seeding-for-russia-2018-uae-2019-round-2-qualifiers-revealed
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 07:58:24 AM »
From what I can tell on the AFC website, looks like it all starts at 6:30pm tonight. Some interesting new opponents in the lower pots for us to come up against. 

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 08:31:15 PM »
Jordan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.

The aways will be quite challenging.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 08:58:29 PM »
Wikipedia acknowledges an article from February, which states that the first of these home qualifiers for us (against Bangladesh) will be at nib Stadium in Perth in June.

So that leaves the rest of Australia to claw over the morsels of (again, matchdays according to wiki)

12 November vs Krygystan
24 March vs Tajikistan
29 March vs Jordan

Surely the A-League will think ahead and will properly have that international week in March OFF ?

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 10:55:16 PM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 02:48:37 AM »
Probably the easiest group out of the lot of them. Should be able to win all of them
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 07:03:26 AM »
Yep goal should be to wrap up top spot with a few games to spare and then blood some newbies.

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 09:12:00 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues. 
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 09:17:11 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues.

haha Australia v Tajikistan at Suncorp would sell less tickets than Brisbane will get tonight. Completely absurd to hold it in a major city.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 09:54:07 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues. 

Two opposing points on that.

First, we're likely to have travel issues getting to venues in some of those countries, so I'd love to see us return the favour and put our home games in remote locations.

On the flip side, many of the Socceroos are based oversees and need to have games easily accessible to international travel, so it's probably this point that gets the highest priority.

Glad to see one of the games is in Perth. One of the others should at least be in Adelaide, but travel for our own players is likely to cause issues. Both cities see less of the national team than Brisbane does.

Regardless, Sydney sees more than it's fair share of matches, so the more matches away from that location the better as far as I am concerned.

As for games in Brisbane, I'd be happy to travel down to see Australia play Mongolia if it was a WC qualifier.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 10:12:29 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

Agree DW.  Any WC qualifier in Brisbane is a must see.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues. 

Two opposing points on that.

First, we're likely to have travel issues getting to venues in some of those countries, so I'd love to see us return the favour and put our home games in remote locations.

On the flip side, many of the Socceroos are based oversees and need to have games easily accessible to international travel, so it's probably this point that gets the highest priority.

Glad to see one of the games is in Perth. One of the others should at least be in Adelaide, but travel for our own players is likely to cause issues. Both cities see less of the national team than Brisbane does.

Regardless, Sydney sees more than it's fair share of matches, so the more matches away from that location the better as far as I am concerned.

As for games in Brisbane, I'd be happy to travel down to see Australia play Mongolia if it was a WC qualifier.

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 10:29:25 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

Agree DW.  Any WC qualifier in Brisbane is a must see.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues. 

Two opposing points on that.

First, we're likely to have travel issues getting to venues in some of those countries, so I'd love to see us return the favour and put our home games in remote locations.

On the flip side, many of the Socceroos are based oversees and need to have games easily accessible to international travel, so it's probably this point that gets the highest priority.

Glad to see one of the games is in Perth. One of the others should at least be in Adelaide, but travel for our own players is likely to cause issues. Both cities see less of the national team than Brisbane does.

Regardless, Sydney sees more than it's fair share of matches, so the more matches away from that location the better as far as I am concerned.

As for games in Brisbane, I'd be happy to travel down to see Australia play Mongolia if it was a WC qualifier.

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 11:43:32 AM »
On paper should comfortably make the next round of qualifiers.

Will be interesting to see how Ange sets us up for the away games.. Do we still go full attack mode or use a more cautious approach.

Jordan looks like the only team that will give us some worries.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2015, 11:51:50 AM »
Can hardly see the state govt spending big bucks you the FFA to host these games. About time they sent them to regional destinations perhaps.

disagree totally..these are Asian and World Cup qualifiers . They should be played at major venues and be treated as important. These are not games to experiment or take lightly. Respect should be shown to all opposition in these games. They are all potential banana skins and we should be playing the best teams we have available at the best venues. 

Yes I agree and show them respect on the field.  As for regional centers, well I'd rather they play in Newcastle, Hobart or Townsville, Adelaide as an example.  I'd say the crowds would be better there than ANZ Stadium, Etihad and Suncorp.   

Parramatta even. 

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2015, 02:11:39 PM »
Moree, Coober Pedy, Longreach and Broome.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 03:17:15 PM »
Moree, Coober Pedy, Longreach and Broome.
All have better pitches than Suncorp I would assume

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2015, 03:19:57 PM »
Moree, Coober Pedy, Longreach and Broome.
All have better pitches than Suncorp I would assume

It's true, and the pitch in Longreach is a literal cow paddock.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 06:05:03 PM »
On paper should comfortably make the next round of qualifiers.

Will be interesting to see how Ange sets us up for the away games.. Do we still go full attack mode or use a more cautious approach.

Jordan looks like the only team that will give us some worries.

Agreed, and even then it should be an easy win.
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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2015, 10:28:20 PM »
WHy not play the games in Perth, as already decided then three cities which are looking to get A-league... eg Canberra, one from Tasmania, perhaps Wollongong.  Next round can be in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as per usual.

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Re: 2018 World Cup/2019 Asian Cup Qualifying
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2015, 12:23:50 PM »
WHy not play the games in Perth, as already decided then three cities which are looking to get A-league... eg Canberra, one from Tasmania, perhaps Wollongong.  Next round can be in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as per usual.


it would be a good way to guage interest for new team.....

 

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