Nepal | November 17, 2019

WC 2022 Asian Qualifiers draw: Nepal handed toughest group with Australia and Kuwait

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FILE: Nepal national football team members jog during a team training session in Kuching, Malaysia, on Monday, November 7, 2016. Photo courtesy: ANFA

KATHMANDU: Nepal have been placed alongside Australia and Kuwait in their second-round qualification draw of the World Cup 2022, in Malaysia, on Wednesday.

According to the Asian Football Federation, Nepal are drawn in Group B with Australia, Kuwait, Chinese Taipei and Jordan.

Asia’s 40 countries have been divided into eight groups. Group winners and four best runner-up teams will qualify for the final round of qualification. Likewise, these twelve teams will secure their berth in the Asian Cup 2023.

The matches will be held in round-robin format — home and away — the first round of matches will kick-off on September 05.


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