Breaking: Nepal Qualified Directly for Third Round of Asian Cup Qualifiers
Nepali football team has been granted a direct qualification to the third round of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
According to the official statement by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), there has been change in the qualification criteria and all the teams finishing fourth in their respective groups will be handed automatic qualification to the next round.
Previously, only four out of eight fourth placed finishers were handed the direct qualification for the third round. Therefore, Nepal who finished fourth in Group B with 6 points from 8 matches will head towards the third round of AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
Three of the lowest ranked second-placed teams, all eight third and fourth-placed teams across Groups A to H, as well as three best fifth-placed teams – 22 teams in total – have qualified for the 24-team AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.
The remaining four Participating teams, ranked 36 to 39, will compete in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Play-offs, which will be played over two legs on September 7 and October 12, 2021, with the draw to be held on June 24, 2021.
List of the teams qualified for the Third Round of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers
The remaining four Teams (ranked 36 to 39) will be drawn to compete in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Play-off, with the two winners qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round.