Kuala Lumpur: Bangladesh have been drawn against Laos for Round 1 of the Preliminary Joint Qualification for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023.
A total of 12 teams are participating in Round 1 of the Preliminary Joint Qualification for the two tournaments. The teams were drawn against one another at an official draw ceremony at the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday morning. Here are the results of the draw:
Mongolia v Brunei Darussalam
Macau v Sri Lanka
Laos v Bangladesh
Malaysia v Timor-Leste
Cambodia v Pakistan
Bhutan v Guam
Bangladesh and Laos will add spice to the mix when they face each other for a place in the second round.
Both teams are beginning their qualifying campaign in Round 1 for the first time after usually starting from Round 2.
According to AFC’s official announcement, the first leg of the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 will take place on June 6 with the return leg scheduled to kick-off on June 11.
The six winners will join Asia’s top 34 teams in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, which will commence in September.
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