Viet Nam expected to rank in Pot 2 for 2023 AFC Asian Cup draw

Viet Nam are one of 13 teams qualifying for final round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and likely to rank in the number 2 seed group (Pot 2).
Vietnam expected to rank in Pot 2 for 2023 AFC Asian Cup draw
Players of Viet Nam men's football team. (Photo: VNA)

In accordance with the latest FIFA rankings, Viet Nam may be placed in Pot 2 together with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), defending champions Qatar, Syria, Iraq and Oman.

However, Viet Nam still face a risk of falling to Pot 3 as they hold the lowest ranking among the Pot 2 teams and may be taken over by Uzbekistan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan or Bahrain, which have higher positions than Viet Nam in the FIFA rankings, if one of them advance to the final round.

The tournament is scheduled to take place in China in June next year with the participation of 24 squads.

The teams will be divided into six groups. The top two squads from each group and four best third-placed teams will secure berths at the Round of 16.

Previously, Viet Nam advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Asian Cup held in the UAE.

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(Source: VNA)