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Malaysia wants to "avenge" Vietnam in World Cup 2022 qualification

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Before the drawing ceremony of the 2022 World Cup qualification, Malaysia football fans wished their home team would be on the same table in Vietnam, to pay the debt of losing in the AFF Cup final in 2018.

With a rank outside the top 34 in Asia, Malaysia football has to attend the 1st Round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. 'Tiger of Malaysia' was impressive when beating East Timor with a total score of 12-2 after 2 matches, thereby winning a ticket to round 2.

This impressive result helped Tan Cheng Hoe's army to rise 9 places to FIFA's 159th place. Accordingly, Malaysia has been assigned by AFC to No. 4 seeding group at the 2022 World Cup qualification draw.

Before the World Cup 2022 qualification, Malaysian fans are confident of their ability to continue on. Even, they expect Malaysia will be on the same table with Vietnam football to have a chance to claim the debt in the AFF Cup finals 2018.

A fan named Aisy Zafran judged: "If Malaysia is in the group which has the parcitipation of China, Vietnam, Phillippines and Guam, we and China will be the two teams that qualify for the next round of 2022 World Cup qualification AFC and head straight to the 2023 Asian Cup ".

Syafiq Zulkiflee shared: "Excellence in group 3 is our utopia. Hopefully, Malaysia will continue to be lucky in the upcoming draw. I hope we will be on the same table as China, Vietnam, Taiwan (China) and Bangladesh".

Muhammad Ali Akbar commented: "If selecting, I want us to be on the same table as Vietnam and Indonesia. It will be interesting matches and we will defeat them. Apart from the two rivals with Southeast Asia, it is hoped that Malaysia will fall into the group with UAE and India".

Supporter Is Iskandar wrote: "Please enter the table with Vietnam. We will make them pay the debt at AFF Cup 2018. The most ideal match will be China, Vietnam, India, Malaysia and Guam". While, Ikhwan Sha Sha desires: "I really want us to meet Vietnam and the Philippines. The table will be China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Nepal ".

Another fan - Annas E Ahmad said: "A tournament in the World Cup qualification that includes all the Southeast Asian teams will be very interesting. Imagine that tournament will include Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. - That's really terrible.

With the ranking of 96th in the world and 15th in Asia, Vietnam is in the group of seeding 2nd of World Cup qualification 2022 (AFC). With the current strength, Coach Park Hang Seo and his players are completely capable of winning the top of the table, thereby creating history when they first qualified for the third round of a World Cup qualification.

List of group seeding at the 2022 World Cup qualification (AFC) before the draw ceremony:

Group 1: Iran, Japan, Korea, Australia, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China

Group 2: Iraq, Syria, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Jordan.

Group 3: Palestine, India, Bahrain, Thailand, Tajikistan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan

Group 4: Turkmenistan, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Yemen, Afghanistan, Maldives, Kuwait, Malaysia

Group 5: Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Guam, Sri Lanka.