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China to Face South Korea First in World Cup Qualifier

(CRI Online)    19:14, April 12, 2016

The official draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round takes place in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday 12 April, kicking off at 16.30 local time. [Photo: the-afc.com]

China's men's national football team will face South Korea on September 1st this year in their first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Final.

This comes as the official drawing concluded on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, with 12 teams divided into 2 groups.

China is in Group A, together with South Korea, Iran, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Syria.

The other six teams in Group B are Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand.

According to the AFC, the six teams of each group will play home-and-away under the round-robin format. The winner and runner-up of each group (four teams in total) will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finals while the third-placed teams of each group (two teams in total) will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Play-off Round.

The winner of the Asian Play-off Round (one team in total) will take on the side that finishes fourth in the fifth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers in a two-legged inter-confederation playoff for a spot at the global finals. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Yuan Can,Bianji)

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