Iran in Pot 2 of AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualification
- June, 23, 2021 - 15:46
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran will know its rivals at the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification draw ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony will be held in Kuala Lumpur with 28 Member Associations (MAs) in the running to qualify for Asia’s marquee women’s national team competition, which will feature an expanded 12 teams for the first time.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers will divide 28 MAs into four seeding pots based on the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 ranking. Defending champion Japan, runner-up Australia and third-placed China PR as well as host India have already qualified for the Finals.
The teams will be divided into four groups of four and four groups of three, with the winner of each group clinching its place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, scheduled to take place from January 20 to February 6.
Thailand, Korea Republic, Philippines, Jordan, Vietnam and DPR Korea, will be placed in Pot 1, while Pot 2 will consist of Bahrain, Iran, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Pot 3 will include Iraq as well as non-ranked teams from Pot 4 (10 non-ranked teams) consisting of Afghanistan, Guam, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan.