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Asian World Cup Qualifiers Fixtures Nepal Time

March 21, 2024
World Cup Qualifiers Fixtures

World Cup Qualifiers Fixtures: The road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup for Asian teams is a grueling one, with multiple group stages serving as a gauntlet that teams must navigate. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has outlined the qualification format, which will see eight teams directly qualify for the World Cup, while a ninth team will compete in the inter-confederation playoffs.

The first round, held from October 11-17, 2023, involved 20 teams playing home-and-away matches. The successful teams from this round have advanced to the second round, which is currently underway.

The second round, taking place from November 2023 to June 2024, features 36 teams divided into nine groups. The top two teams from each group will progress to the third round, scheduled to begin in September 2024.

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In the third round, the 18 remaining teams will be split into three groups, with the top two teams from each group directly qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. The third- and fourth-placed teams will advance to the fourth round.

The fourth round, commencing in October 2025, will consist of six teams divided into two groups. The group winners will secure their spots in the World Cup, while the second-placed teams will proceed to the fifth and final round.

The fifth round, slated for November 2025, will be a two-team playoff, with the winner earning a place in the inter-confederation playoffs.

Asian World Cup Qualifiers Fixtures

Here are the fixtures for the second round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers, with the times converted to Nepal Standard Time (NST):

MatchDate3:45 pm
Pakistan vs JordanThursday, March 21, 20243:55 pm
Australia vs LebanonThursday, March 21, 20244:45 pm
Chinese Taipei vs KyrgyzstanThursday, March 21, 20245:08 pm
Japan vs North KoreaThursday, March 21, 20245:45 pm
South Korea vs ThailandThursday, March 21, 20246:15 pm
Myanmar vs SyriaThursday, March 21, 20246:45 pm
Hong Kong vs UzbekistanThursday, March 21, 20247:15 pm
Singapore vs ChinaThursday, March 21, 20248:15 pm
Indonesia vs VietnamThursday, March 21, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Iran vs TurkmenistanThursday, March 21, 202410:45pm
Oman vs MalaysiaThursday, March 21, 20241:45 am (Next day)
UAE vs YemenThursday, March 21, 202412:45 am (Next day)
Qatar vs KuwaitThursday, March 21, 202412:45 am (Next day)
Bangladesh vs PalestineThursday, March 21, 20241:15 am (Next day)
Iraq vs PhilippinesThursday, March 21, 20241:15 am (Next day)
Nepal vs BahrainThursday, March 21, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Saudi Arabia vs TajikistanThursday, March 21, 20243:30 pm
Afghanistan vs IndiaThursday, March 21, 20241:45 am (Next day)
North Korea vs JapanTuesday, March 26, 20244:15 pm
Lebanon vs AustraliaTuesday, March 26, 20242:45 pm
Bangladesh vs PalestineTuesday, March 26, 20245:45 pm
Philippines vs IraqTuesday, March 26, 20246:45 pm
China vs SingaporeTuesday, March 26, 20246:45 pm
Vietnam vs IndonesiaTuesday, March 26, 20247:15 pm
Thailand vs South KoreaTuesday, March 26, 20248:15 pm
India vs AfghanistanTuesday, March 26, 20248:45 pm
Kyrgyzstan vs Chinese TaipeiTuesday, March 26, 20248:45 pm
Malaysia vs OmanTuesday, March 26, 20249:15 pm
Uzbekistan vs Hong KongTuesday, March 26, 20249:45 pm
Turkmenistan vs IranTuesday, March 26, 20249:45 pm
Tajikistan vs Saudi ArabiaTuesday, March 26, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Palestine vs BangladeshTuesday, March 26, 2024
Yemen vs UAETuesday, March 26, 20241:45am (Next day)
Bahrain vs NepalTuesday, March 26, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Kuwait vs QatarTuesday, March 26, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Syria vs MyanmarTuesday, March 26, 20241:45 am (Next day)
Jordan vs TajikistanTuesday, March 26, 202410:45 pm

As the qualifying process unfolds, football fans in Nepal and across Asia will be eagerly following their respective national teams’ journeys towards the coveted World Cup berths. The fixtures in Nepal time will allow supporters to follow the action and cheer on their teams during these crucial matches.


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Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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