World Cup 2014 Qualifying – AFC
Today, in the AFC House in Malaysia, the much awaited World Cup 2014 Qualifying draw for Asia.
Please see link for the results: http://www.the-afc.com/draw/fwc/index.htm
The Azkals will play Sri Lanka on a home-away format for the 1st Round of the qualifiers on the following dates:
June 29, 2011 in Sri Lanka
July 03, 2011 in the Philippines
Sri Lanka is currently ranked 173 while the Azkals at 151 in the FIFA Rankings. Sri Lankan National Football Team is also known as “The Lion, the Brave Reds”.
Meanwhile, if Azkals advanced to the 2nd Round, they will face a tough opponent – Kuwait. They are also know as “Al-Azraq” or “The Blue” and currently ranked at 101 in the FIFA Rankings.
Please see link for the comparative performance of the 3 teams in the past year courtesy of FIFA.com. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/compare/compareTeams.html#g=m&t1=PHI&x1=&t2=SRI&x2=&t3=KUW&x3=&x4=&dRange=2&fm=3&fy=2010&tm=3&ty=2011.