Nepal has been grouped with Kuwait, Chinese Taipei, Jordan and Australia in 2nd Round Of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The draw was held in KL, Malaysia this afternoon.
Nepal are the lowest ranked teams in the group. They recently played friendly series against Kuwait which they drew one and lost 1-0 in another match. They had also played 1-1 draw against Chinese Taipei recently.
Nepal had met Jordan in 2014 World Cup qualifiers. They were brutally hammered 9-0 in the first leg but Gorkhali played brave 1-1 draw at home. Nepal have never played against Australia in men's category.
Nepal U19 women's team had played against Australia U19 women's team in Olympic qualifiers few month ago in Myanmar.
Nepal will play four matches at home and four away matches. But ANFA hasn't confirmed its home ground yet. Dasharth stadium might not be available for Nepal's home matches due to SA Games.
When will the games be played?
The matches in Round 2 will be played from 5 September 2019 through 9 June 2020.
The group winners and four best runners-up (12 teams in total) will advance to the third round of Asian World Cup qualifying.Those 12 sides will also automatically qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup, with the next best 24 teams competing in a separate qualifying competition to determine the remaining sides that will take part at China 2023.
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