Hosts Mongolia are taking on Tajikistan in the second match in Group F of their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers campaign at the MFF Football Centre in Ulaanbaatar on Tuesday.
Mongolia and Tajikistan are in Group F of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint-Qualifiers second round where they are joined by Asian heavyweights Japan, Kyrgyz Republic and ASEAN side Myanmar.
On the opening day of the qualifiers on Thursday, Mongolia recorded their first win of the campaign in what was likewise their maiden appearance in the second round of the World Cup Qualifiers. In the meantime, Tajikistan defeated Kyrgyz Republic 1-0 in their opener in Dushanbe.
Upwards of 40 teams from Asia have been drawn into eight groups of five teams each for the second round of the qualifiers which will run until June 9, 2020. Eight group winners, as well as the four best runners-up, will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 to be held in China as well as the third and final round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers which is scheduled to start in September 2020.
At that point, the four best teams in the third round will qualify for the showpiece occasion in Qatar while a fifth team will participate in an intercontinental play-off. In the interim, the next best 24 teams from the second round of the joint-qualifiers will partake in a different competition to decide the 12 remaining slots in the 24-team 2023 Asian Cup to be held in China PR.
Mongolia is in a bad way right now. They should play exceptionally difficult to beat the weakest team in Southeast Asia – Brunei in the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a total score of 3-2. Previously, Michael Weiß’s team lost every one of the three matches in the East Asian nation’s championship. Overall, they lost to 4 of the last 6 matches in all competitions.
A few days back, Mongolia had a valiant an hour and a half to all of a sudden beat a stronger rival like Myanmar with a score of 1-0. Be that as it may, in the fair comment, the luck woman was in favor of Mongolia when they were playing at home and played with more individuals over the most recent 30 minutes of the match. Coming back to the second match in Group F, the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC), Mongolia keeps on playing at home, however, this time M. Weiß’s team will confront a heavyweight rival: Tajikistan.
Much the same as the rival, Tajikistan began the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying with an entire 3 points, beating Kyrgyz with the score 1-0. On a larger scale, Tajikistan has a steady performance when they won 3 and lost 2 matches (both against the stronger rival than North Korea) in the last 5 matches.
This match is an extraordinary challenge for Tajikistan in the first away match in Group F of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia. They are right now just ranked 119th in the FIFA rankings. Tajikistan has not had an impressive performance in recent times.
In particular, the last time Tajikistan took part in an official competition was in the Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers. After 6 matches, the Central Asian team just won 2, drew 1 and lost 3 matches, then gave way to the final round for the Philippines and Yemen.
Mongolia vs Tajikistan match details
Date: September 10th
Time: 17:00 (GMT+8)
Venue: National Sports Stadium MFF Football Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Competition: Group F of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Mongolia vs Tajikistan Predicted Lineups:
Mongolia: Enkhtaivan, Munkh-Orgil Orkhon, Turbat Daginaa, Tuguldur Galt, Narmandakh Artag, Davajav Battur, Bilguun Ganbold, Bayasgalan, Tsend-Ayush, Oyunbat, Munkh-Erdene.
Tajikistan: Yatimov, Asrorov, Davlatmir, Dzhalilov, Navarov, Juraboev, Panishanbe, Barotov, Rahimov, Tursunov, Boboev.