Officially, Lebanon has qualified to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The 18th edition will be held in China from 16 June to 16 July. The direct qualification means that the Cedars will be placed in Pot 1 or Pot 2. In the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Lebanon were placed in Pot 3.
Lebanon advance to the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. How does the third round work?
- Two groups of six teams
- The first two teams in each group will qualify for the World Cup.
- The two third-placed teams will face each other in a single match. Then the winner will advance to the inter-continental playoffs.
The draw will take place on 1 July.
Each group contains one team from each of the six pots. The six pots are based on May FIFA Rankings:
Pot 1: Japan / Iran
Pot 2: South Korea / Australia
Pot 3: Saudi Arabia / Iraq
Pot 4: UAE / China
Pot 5: Oman / Syria
Pot 6: Vietnam / Lebanon
The first game will be played on September 2.