There’s just a week to go until the Caltex Socceroos will learn who they are set to face in their first phase of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The Caltex Socceroos are aiming to qualify for their fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup finals tournament and – along with 39 other AFC nations – will discover their pathway to the 2022 showpiece event.
Here's everything you need to know about how to stay across the draw.
When and where is the draw?
The draw will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.
The ceremony will begin at 5pm local time (7pm AEST).
Which teams are in the draw and in what pots?
Ranked 43rd in the world – the fourth highest in the AFC – the Caltex Socceroos are in Pot 1 for next week’s draw.
See all the pots below.
How does the draw work?
The 40 nations will be drawn into eight groups of five teams comprising of one nation from each pot.
Those five nations will compete in a double round robin format, with matches to be held from September 5, 2019 to June 9, 2020.
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How does qualifying work?
The eight group winners and four best runners-up (12 nations) will advance to the final round of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Those same 12 countries will also book their spot in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup which will be held in China.
How can I watch?
Check out the full draw by watching the LIVE STREAM on the AFC's official YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
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