Asia’s first-round aspirants in focus

12 Asian nations will open global 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in June This week’s draw set up six two-legged ties All Round 1 competing nations previewed It is just nine months since France hoisted the FIFA World Cup™ into the Moscow night, but already the gaze is turning to the next

Draw sets out path for Asian aspirants

The long road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ is a step closer following the completion of the AFC Round 1 draw which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. AFC Round 1 draw Mongolia v Brunei DarussalamMacau v Sri LankaLaos v BangladeshMalaysia v Timor-LesteCambodia v PakistanBhutan v

Asia’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers drawn despite FIFA not knowing how many teams will play

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June's congress in Paris. ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle reports from the FIFA council meeting in Miami, which opened the door for a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022. The draw