Male', MALDIVES - Maldives have been drawn in Group A alongside China, Philippines, Syria and Guam in round two of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The draw was held in Kuala Lampur on Wednesday.
The Maldives needs to finish top of the group in order to move on to the next qualification phase of the World Cup.
A second-placed standing will also allow the Maldives to advance but it must be one of the four best runners-up for that to happen. Both instances, however, will secure an outright berth in the Asian Cup.
Group A - China, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, GuamGroup B - Australia, Jordan, Taiwan, Kuwait, Nepal.Group C - Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Cambodia.Group D - Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen, Singapore.Group E - Qatar, Oman, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh.Group F - Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia.Group G - United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia. Group H - South Korea, Lebanon, North Korea, Turkmenistan,Sri LankaFixtures (MALDIVES)
Guam vs Maldives (September 5, 2019)
Maldives vs China (September 10, 2019)
Syria vs Maldives (October 10, 2019)
Maldives vs Philippines (November 14, 2019)
Maldives vs Guam (November 19, 2019)
China vs Maldives (March 26, 2020)
Maldives vs Syria (March 31, 2020)
Philippines vs Maldives (June 9, 2020)