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FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC Preliminary Draw Round 1

Today, on July 27, 2023, the AFC Preliminary Draw Round 1 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 20 of Asia’s lowest-ranked teams were divided into 10 pairs to play one home and one away match. The winners of Round 1 will qualify for Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2. Based in the ranking these teams were divided into 2 pots.

Pot 1 (ranked 27-36):

  • Hong Kong (China),
  • Indonesia,
  • Chinese Taipei,
  • Maldives,
  • Yemen,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Singapore,
  • Myanmar,
  • Nepal,
  • Cambodia

Pot 2 (ranked 37-46):

  • Macau,
  • Mongolia,
  • Bhutan,
  • Laos,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Brunei Darussalam,
  • Timor-Leste,
  • Pakistan,
  • Guam,
  • Sri Lanka

AFC Preliminary Round 1 Draws:

P1- Afghanistan vs Mongolia

P2- Maldives vs Bangladesh

P3- Singapore vs Guam

P4- Yemen vs Srilanka

P5- Myanmar vs Macau

P6- Cambodia vs Pakistan

P7- Chinese Taipei vs Timor-Leste

P8- Indonesia vs Brunei Darussalam

P9- Hong Kong, China vs Bhutan

P10- Nepal vs Laos

FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC Preliminary Draw Round 1 Teams

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