World Cup Asia draws
Draws for 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup.
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Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 14th April, 2015.
Date: 14/04/2015 10:52 AM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 14th April, 2015.
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SHOTLIST: JW Marriott Hotel/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/14 April 2015
1. 00:00 Asian Cup Trophy with FIFA World Cup 2018 words at the background
2. 00:04 2018 FIFA World Cup Signage
3. 00:07 Pan of draw room
4. 00:13 China name out of the pot
5. 00:18 China Head Coach Alain Perrin talking to the Chinese press
6. 00:22 China Head Coach Alain Perrin Soundbite 1
"I want to avoid to play in Qatar because I know them very well, I was coach in Qatar, I was coach for the OIympic team, I know very well the players and I think for me, the strongest team in pot 2. So I want to avoid Qatar. But it's a draw, if you want to qualify, we want to improve our level and very interesting for both of the teams to play, to compete for the qualification because our target is to qualify for Russia. So we have to be ready to compete everywhere in the world, especially to win and to go to Russia."
7. 01:06 Alain Perrin cutaways
8. 01:12 Alain Perrin Soundbite 2
"I think we saw during the Asian cup, the team show a good spirit. Not only to compete, but to live together and to work, to train and to improve the level. Young players we have time to improve our level, but very quickly because we did one step during the Asian cup and now we have to continue and make another step for the World Cup."
8. 01:48 Australia name out of the pot
9. 01:57 Australia Head Coach Ange Postegoclou Soundbite
"Yeah look, we'll be ok. As I said, we've already started our planning and for the players who finished earlier (referring to the completion of the A-League in May), we'll have camps and make sure that everyone's ready for that first game. Every game is important, like everything else we do, we make sure we prepare well."
10. 02:13 Ange Postegoclou cutaways
11. 02:17 Australia Head Coach Ange Postegoclou Soundbite 2
"Look, I think everyone will be excited and looking forward to it. We are really determined to qualify for the World Cup in Russia and not just to qualify and when we get to Russia, we really want to make an impact and make sure that this time when we do qualify that we get to the next round and really cause some problems for all the teams."
12. 02:37 UAE name out of the pot
13. 02:44 UAE Head Coach Mahdi Ali soundbite (Arabic)
14. 02:58 Jordan name out of the pot
15. 03:03 Jordan Head Coach Ahmad Abdul Qader soundbite (Arabic)
16. 03:21 Wide shot of the draw
17. 03:25 Jordan Head Coach Ahmad Abdul Qader soundbite 2 (Arabic)
18. 03:51 Jordan Head Coach Ahmad Abdul Qader cutaway
18. 03:54 Jordan Head Coach Ahmad Abdul Qader soundbite 3 (Arabic)
19. 04:10 Japan out of the pot
20. 04:15 Japan Director of National Teams, Yukawa Kazuyuki soundbite
"I think so we didn't have enough time to have the training with the new coach (Vahid Halilhodzic). But so fortunately we have experienced players in Europe. They changed the mind and so far we could have the good result, so I think we would like to continue to have the good preparation for the World Cup."
21. 04:41 AFC Logo
22. 04:44 2018 FIFA World Cup signage
STORYLINE: FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Draw Reactions (14 April 2015)
Asian Cup champions Australis will be their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 campaign with a trip to Central Asia to face Kyrgyzstan on 16 June 2015.
The Socceroos are in Group B of the joint-FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup draw held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier today.
Also in Group B are Jordan, Tajikstan and Bangladesh.
China's road to the FIFA World Cup 2018 begins with a trip to Bhutan, with the Chinese in Group C, alongside the Maldives, Hong Kong and Qatar.
Japan are Group E with Syria, Afghanistan, Singapore and Cambodia. The FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign will be their new coach, Vahid Halilhodzic's first major assignment since taking up the job in March.
Japan will be facing Singapore for their first game, on 16 June 2015.
The United Arab Emirates, hosts of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Finals, are top seeds of Group A, alongside Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Timor Leste and Malaysia.
The 40 nations will be drawn into eight groups of five teams and 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 2019 Asian Cup finals and the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
The next best 24 teams from the preliminary stage of the joint qualifiers will compete in a separate competition for the remaining slots (12 slots or 11 slots + 1 slot for the host) in the 24-team 2019 Asian Cup Finals.