Drawing-lots event for 2026 World Cup Qualifiers of Myanmar to kick-start today

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Myanmar star players are seen celebrating during an international football match. PHOTO: MFF

A drawing-lots ceremony for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers (Asian Zone) of team Myanmar and first and second round qualifiers for 2027 Asian Cup will be convened today according to the FIFA.
The Asian Football Confederation will hold the first and second rounds of the Asian Zone 2026 World Cup qualifiers together with the 2027 Asian Cup qualifiers, and only the third-round qualifiers will be held separately.
A total of 18 teams will participate in the first round of qualifiers, and the nine teams that win at both home and away stadiums will qualify for the second-round qualifiers. Team Myanmar will play from first round of qualifiers.
According to the sedan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Maldives, Yemen, Afghanistan, Singapore, Nepal and Cambodia are falling in the Pot 1 while Macao, Mongolia, Bhutan, Laos, Bangladesh, Brunei, Timor, Pakistan and North Mariana Island are placed in the Pot 2.
The 27 teams that have the opportunity to play directly in the second-round qualifiers and the nine teams that participated in the first round totalling 36 will be divided into nine groups of four teams.
The first round qualifiers will be held on 12 October while the second round will be on 17 October. The next round of qualifying will be held from November 2023 to June 2024. — Ko Nyi Lay/KZL

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