Last night, in Durban, South Africa, the Asian World Cup Qualifiers groups were set as follows:
- South Korea
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
All group 1 clashes should be very interesting and dramatic.
Our group (the 2nd one), is still rather close but with clear advantage to Japan. Oman is getting stronger and Thailand is known to pull upsets. We on the other hand are poorly managed and poorly coordinated. Our kind of football cannot be prepared for because of the fact that the players are not disciplined. And if they don't know what they're doing, how can their opponents? Thats how we win!
Group 3 will be won by South Korea.
Group 4 will see Saudi Arabia battling against the Uzbek. Lebanon and Singapore aspire to have fun while they travel, no more.
As for Group 5, Iran will surely preside. Kuwait is gone, UAE was a fluke and Syria has no hope. This is a cake walk for Iran.
Only Five Group winners and five runner ups will go through. I expect them to be:
- Iraq & Australia
- Japan & (one of the remaining three)
- South Korea & Jordan
- S. Arabia & Uzbekistan
- Iran & .. maybe UAE.