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FIFA World Cup 2018 Asian Zone qualifiers; Iran in Group D.

Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup hopefuls learned their fate on Tuesday when the draw for the second round draw of continental qualifiers was held in the Malaysian capital.

Some 40 sides were placed in eight groups of five teams each for the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Team Melli was drawn in group “D” along with Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam

The Draw:

Group A: 1. UAE 2. Saudi Arabia 3. Palestine 4. Timor-Leste 5. Malaysia 

Group B: 1. Australia 2. Jordan 3. Tajikistan 4. Kyrgyzstan 5. Bangladesh

Group C: 1. China 2. Qatar 3. Maldives 4. Bhutan 5. Hong Kong

Group D: 1. Iran 2. Oman 3. India 4. Turkmenistan 5. Guam

Group E: 1. Japan 2. Syria 3. Afghanistan 4. Singapore 5. Cambodia

Group F: 1. Iraq 2. Vietnam 3. Thailand 4. Indonesia 5. Chinese Taipei

Group G: 1. Korea Republic 2. Kuwait 3. Lebanon 4. Myanmar 5. Laos

Group H: 1. Uzbekistan 2. Bahrain 3. Philippines 4. DPR Korea 5. Yemen

What Next:

The teams will compete according to a double round robin format, and the Round 2 qualification matches will be held from June 11, 2015 to March 29, 2016.

The group winners and four best runners-up (total 12 teams) will advance to the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Fixture Schedule:

GROUP ‘D’

Matchday 1 – June 11, 2015 India vs. Oman
Guam vs. Turkmenistan
Matchday 2 – June 16, 2015 Turkmenistan vs. Iran
Guam vs. India
Matchday 3 – September 3, 2015 Iran vs. Guam
Oman vs. Turkmenistan
Matchday 4 – September 8, 2015  Guam vs. Oman
India vs. Iran
Matchday 5 – October 8, 2015  Turkmenistan vs. India
Oman vs. Iran
Matchday 6 – October 13, 2015 Oman vs. India
Turkmenistan vs. Guam
Matchday 7 – November 12, 2015 Iran vs. Turkmenistan
India vs. Guam
Matchday 8 – November 17, 2015 Guam vs. Iran
Turkmenistan vs. Oman
Matchday 9 – March 24, 2016 Oman vs. Guam
Iran vs. India
Matchday 10 – March 29, 2016 India vs. Turkmenistan
Iran vs. Oman


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