In addition to the European zone, there are other regions from the continent that are interesting for us to review, due to the meeting between Italy and Portugal at the life and death party in the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-off final. One of them is the Asian region.
The Asian Zone quota is 5 tickets, 4 tickets are for automatic qualification, while 1 ticket will be contested through the play-offs of the team that finished third from Groups A and B. If they win in the Asian play-off, the winner will go through a confederation play-off match against the Order of 5 Conmebol regions.
Currently, Iran and South Korea have 2 automatic tickets, with both teams confirmed to have qualified after winning Group A and runners-up, with these two countries not advancing on points from the 4 other countries in Group A. are confirmed, Iran points 16 and South Korea 14, 3,4 and 5 positions far behind, namely the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Iraq, who have 6.5 and 4 points respectively, while caretaker Syria is sure to be knocked out Because he has scored only 2 marks.
Hopefully Order 3 can get yet another ticket through the play-offs. In Group A, third place is still held in the Asian region, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Iraq.
Meanwhile, three countries are still fighting for 2 automatic tickets to qualify for Qatar in Group B of the Asian region. The leader and runner-up in this group have not yet been decided. The situation in this group is very tight. Provisional standings leader Saudi Arabia on 16 points, runners-up Japan on 12 points and third place Australia with 11 points. These three countries are guaranteed to be in the top three of Group B. Because the order of 4 to 6 will not hold again in the other 3 countries, namely Oman, China and Vietnam.
So that in the last 2 matches to be held on 24-29 March, the only chance is Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia. These three countries will fight to become the top-ranked and runner-up to receive an automatic ticket to Qatar, while 3rd place will have to go through the Asian play-offs, and the winner will still have to deal with 5th place. CONMEBOL area.
Mathematically, Saudi Arabia is easy to get a ticket, with Saudi Arabia meeting China next week on March 24, which coincidentally has no hope of qualifying for Qatar. Unlike Japan, which is currently the runner-up, Japan is competing with Australia, who are in third place. Both the teams are only 1 point apart. It is certain that both teams will want to be runners-up in order to get an automatic ticket to Qatar.
And on Machde 10 or last March 29, regardless of whether Japan draws or loses, they still have hope as they compete with bottom Group B Vietnam. Meanwhile, Australia meets Saudi Arabia. Getting an automatic ticket will be a tough road for Australia.
Meanwhile, for the African region, it has entered the third round, where 10 teams compete with a home-away system, with the first leg on 25 and 26 March and the second leg on 30 March, with the winners to Qatar. 5 tickets will be available.
Congo vs Morocco
Cameroon vs Algeria
Mali vs Tunisia
ghana vs nigeria
Egypt vs Senegal
In the CONMEBOL zone or South America, countries have 4 quotas that qualify automatically, so far 2 teams have been confirmed to qualify, namely Brazil with 39 points and Argentina with 35 points, both of these countries. cannot exceed the number of The order of 3 currently resides in Ecuador. 25 marks.
The region is followed by 10 South American or Latin American countries, there are still 2 more spots that can be contested to automatically qualify for Qatar, namely teams ranked 3 and 4. While the 5th ranked Asian will have to go through the play-offs. Play-off champion.
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- Brazil 39
- Argentina 35
- Ecuador 25
- Uruguay 22
- Peru 21
- Chile 19
- Colombia 17
- Bolivia 15
- Paraguay 13
- Venezuela 10
Looking at this sequence, it is clear that Ecuador has a great opportunity to support Brazil and Argentina. Ecuador will only qualify for 1 win. After that Uruguay can qualify in the order of 4 but it will not be easy for the team facing Luiz Suárez et al, as they will face Peru whose position is just below them aka 5th order and only 1 point reduction. If Uruguay fails to win with Peru, they fall to 5th place, Chile could overtake Uruguay’s points because if Chile wins with Colombia the points would be the same as 22. There will then be a life-and-death match for 5th place, who is still expected to qualify via the Confederation play-off against the Asian play-off champions. Uruguay will face Chile in the last match.
But if Uruguay wins in the match against Peru on 25 March, Uruguay will surely move to fourth place, even if they lose 5 to the play-off quota after losing Uruguay in the final match against Chile. be in th place.
On the other hand, if Peru fails and Chile wins against Colombia, Peru’s position is in danger of failing to qualify. Even if Peru wins against Paraguay in the final Macthday, the maximum value is only 24. Still down to Uruguay, which is if it loses against Chile in the final on 30 March. And Chile managed to win the last 2 matches against Colombia and Uruguay. So Uruguay and Chile are on the order of 4 and 5. So it’s still very exciting in the CONMEBOL area.
In the Concacaf region or north, Central America and the Caribbean will still play 3 matches, which will be played on March 25, March 28 and finally March 31. The region receives 3 quotas that will automatically qualify for Qatar, namely 1, 2 and 3, while the fourth place will have to follow the play-off region against the winner of Oceania or the OFC region.
- Canada 25
- United States 21
- Mexico 21
- Panama 17
- Costa Rica 16
- El Salvador 9
- Jamaica 7
- Honduras 3
For the Oceania zone, the winner will qualify after going through the play-off round with a fourth-place finish in the CONCACAF zone. The Oceania zone is currently still competing, with 8 countries divided into 2 groups. Group A: Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tonga. Group B: New Zealand, New Caledonia, Finney, Papua New Guinea. The winners of the group will compete in the final qualifying round, with the winner competing in the play-off against fourth place in the CONCACAF region. Of course it is very difficult to qualify for the Oceania region Qatar. Because the journey to get 1 ticket is quite difficult and takes a long time. So far Oceania Zone has played only 2 matches. It was also reported that one country, Vanuatu, had resigned.
The last ticket fight to qualify for Qatar is the last match of the Oceania Zone champions’ play-off round against fourth place in the CONCACAF Zone to be held in June 2022.
Then complete the 32 countries that will participate in the Qatar World Cup 2022 on 21 November – 18 December. (End)