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FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 – News – Thailand and Vietnam complete World Cup line-up

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FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 - News - Thailand and Vietnam complete World Cup line-up

  • Thailand and Vietnam be part of IR Iran, Uzbekistan and Japan as Asia’s representatives
  • Thailand defeated Iraq, whereas Vietnam prevailed towards Lebanon
  • All 24 members at this 12 months’s Futsal World Cup now recognized

The record of groups participating within the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ is now complete.

With the conclusion of the Asian play-offs involving Thailand, Iraq, Vietnam and Lebanon, the identification of the 24 groups that may compete for the worldwide title from 12 September is now recognized. And whereas Thailand comfortably got here by their showdown with Iraq, the conflict of Vietnam and Lebanon was a nail-biting affair, which finally went the way in which of the Vietnamese on away targets.

First legs

  • Iraq 2-7 Thailand
  • Vietnam 0-0 Lebanon

Second legs

  • Thailand 4-0 Iraq
  • Lebanon 1-1 Vietnam

The certified groups


2012 World Cup hosts Thailand held the higher hand in each video games, securing their sixth World Cup look courtesy of seven-2 and 4-0 wins. The Thais underlined their standing as a powerhouse within the area and have now certified for each World Cup since 2000.

Both legs happened on the Khor Fakkan Futsal Club Arena within the United Arab Emirates. Thailand coach Jose Maria Mendes, higher generally known as Pupis, left nothing to likelihood and began each legs along with his strongest quintet, together with their influential captain Kritsada Wongkaew and Muhammad Ousmanmusa. The skilled duo duly delivered, discovering the web in each video games.


Vietnam and Lebanon additionally performed their video games on the identical venue within the UAE. After a scoreless draw within the first leg, the southeast Asians grabbed the area’s closing World Cup ticket on away targets after the second leg completed 1-1. Both video games had been tight affairs.

Vietnam coach Pham Minh Giang relied totally on gamers from Thai Son Nam, the Vietnamese membership that had been runners-up on the 2018 AFC Futsal Club Championship, whereas most of Lebanon’s squad got here from Bank of Beirut, which completed third within the aforementioned match.

In the second leg, Vietnam went in entrance because of Chau Doan Phat and, whereas Ali Tneich equalized for the West Asians, it was not sufficient to earn them a maiden look on the world stage. It was the Vietnamese who had been celebrating on the closing whistle after securing solely the second ever World Cup participation.

IR Iran, Japan and Uzbekistan will be part of Thailand and Vietnam in flying the flag for Asia at Lithuania 2021 in September.

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