Malaysia draw familiar faces in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying

By Seng Foo 17 July 2019 1632
Malaysia draw familiar faces in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying
Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates and three Southeast Asian neighbours in the AFC second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying stage.

At a draw held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, former Australia international Tim Cahill drew the Harimau Malaya, who were one of six teams to progress from the first round, into Group G, consisting of the UAE, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
Tan Cheng Hoe's side begin their campaign away to Indonesia on September 5, followed by a home encounter with the UAE on September 10.

After an October 10 match in Vietnam, they have two consecutive home matches against Thailand and Indonesia in November.

In March the following year, they visit the UAE before welcoming Vietnam to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

Finally, Malaysia conclude their Group G action with an away trip to Thailand in June.

The World Cup qualifying round also doubles as the qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first to be held in Asia since the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan, is set to take place from November 21 to December 18.

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