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For the first time .. 6 Asian teams in the World Cup finals


Doha: Australia’s qualification for the World Cup gave Asia a record in the next edition of the tournament, as the number of Asian teams participating in the “Qatar 2022” World Cup has risen to 6 for the first time in history. Australia has reached the World Cup in Qatar, after the victory over Peru on penalties (5-4), at the end of the match that brought them together in the Qatari capital, Doha, in the final play-offs. The Australian side had previously outlasted their UAE counterpart in the Asian play-offs by two goals to one, as each country had finished third in their group at the end of qualifying for the yellow continent. Australia qualified for the sixth time in its history for the World Finals and their best result was reaching the round of 16 at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, when she was eliminated by Italy, champion in charge of that year. The arrival of Australia was warmly welcomed by the football officials of the Asian continent, where the President of the Asian Confederation, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, praised this achievement, indicating that it came after the great commitment made by the 12 federations that participated in the final stages of the qualifiers. Sheikh Salman stated in statements published by the Asian Confederation on its website web: “This is the moment of the Asian continent and there is no better way to confirm this celebration than by qualifying a number record of six teams from the Asian continent to the World Cup, for the first time in the history of the tournament ”. Host country: Qatar was the first to qualify for the World Cup finals, being the country that was granted the right to host this important football event, being the first country in the Middle East and the Arab region to receive this honor. The Qatar national team has never played in World Cup first, and this is his first participation. The draw, which took place in early April, placed the Qatari team in Group A, along with the Netherlands, Senegal and Ecuador. Al Annabi’s chances of reaching the round of 16 are considered to be quite large, given the remarkable development the Qatar team has shown in recent years, as well as the terrain and crowd that will be armed by the men of coach Felix Sanchez. Saudi Green: Saudi Arabia reached the World Cup final after a distinct level presented by their team in qualifiers and took first place in Group B with 23 points under the leadership of French manager Herve Renard. Saudi Arabia reached the World Cup for the sixth time in its history and the second in a row, and represented its best result in the 1994 edition in the United States, in which qualified for the round of 16, and said goodbye to Sweden. And in followed was not in able to repeat the goal, since it came out in all later versions of the role groups. The Saudi national team is in Group C, which also includes Argentina, Mexico and Poland. Renard described the group as difficult in his statements after the draw ceremony, saying: “A difficult draw for us, Argentina, the recent Copa America champions, Mexico and Poland are good teams, but this is the World Cup. and this is the place in we want to be and this is what we expect ”. Japanese Samurai: Japan qualified for the World Cup in Qatar after finishing second in his group behind Saudi Arabia and secured the seventh time in final after 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Japan previously hosted the World Cup in collaboration with South Korea, and then presented its best version, achieving a result going up in top of his group which included Russia, Belgium and Tunisia, but woke up from his euphoria due to the loss in the round of 16 with an unanswered goal against Turkey, who took third place in that World Cup. Japan made it to Group E in strong comparisons that will unite them to Germany and Spain, and the winner of the match between Costa Rica and New Zealand in the playoffs. Sixth arrival for Iran: Iran reached the World Cup final by leading the first round of the Asian qualifiers (25 points), also for the sixth time in its history. Iran play in Group B alongside strong sides, England, the United States and Wales, who have qualified at the expense of Ukraine in the European play-offs. Despite being one of the most successful teams in Asia, Iran did not register a notable presence and failed to make it through the first round in the history of its participation in the World Cup. The Korean Samson: South Korea has booked its place in the World Cup “Qatar 2022” collecting 23 points and finishing second after Iran in the first round. South Korea has the best record of the World Cup in the history of the participation of Asian teams, since it reached the finals in 10 previous occasions, the years 1954, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018. The 2002 World Cup, which it hosted on its soil, was in participation with Japan, the best for the South Korean team, after scoring exceptional results that led him to the semifinals before losing to his German counterpart. South Korea was ranked fourth in that World Cup after losing to Turkey, with two goals to three. South Korea will play the next Group H finals, alongside Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay. (Anatolia)


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