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Cambodia draw Laos in World Cup qualifier

Cambodia draw Laos in World Cup qualifier

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Cambodia face Laos in their 2014 World Cup qualifier. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

Cambodia have been drawn against neighbouring rivals Laos in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. The first and second round matchups were decided at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Cambodia played out a goalless stalemate with Laos in their most recent meeting in Vientiane during the 2011 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers last October. The winner of the home and away legs will face China in the second round.        

First round draw

  • Malaysia v Taiwan
  • Bangladesh v Pakistan
  • Cambodia v Laos
  • Sri Lanka v Philippines
  • Afghanistan v Palestine
  • Vietnam v Macau
  • Nepal v East Timor
  • Mongolia v Myanmar    

First legs to be played on June 29. Second legs to be played on July 3.    

Second round draw

  • Thailand v Afghanistan or Palestine
  • Lebanon v Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • China v Cambodia or Laos
  • Turkmenistan v Indonesia
  • Kuwait v Sri Lanka or Philippines
  • Oman v Mongolia or Myanmar
  • Saudi Arabia v Hong Kong
  • Iran v Maldives
  • Syria v Tajikistan
  • Qatar v Vietnam or Macau
  • Iraq v Yemen
  • Singapore v Malaysia or Taiwan
  • Uzbekistan v Kyrgyzstan
  • United Arab Emirates v IndiaJordan v Nepal or East Timor

First legs to be played on July 23. Second legs to be played on July 28.

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