Afc Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers


Who qualified for AFC Asian Cup 2023?

Qualified teams

Team Method of qualification Previous best performance
Iran Second round Group C winners Winners (1968, 1972, 1976)
Saudi Arabia Second round Group D winners Winners (1984, 1988, 1996)
United Arab Emirates Second round Group G winners Runners-up (1996)
China Second round Group A runners-up Runners-up (1984, 2004)

How many teams qualify for Asia Cup 2023?

Asia Cup Team List 2023 –

Serial Number Asia Cup Team List (Group A) Asia Cup Team List (Group B)
01. Pakistan Afghanistan
02. India Bangladesh
03. Nepal Sri Lanka

ul> There are a total 6 Teams in Asia Cup Team List 2023, These teams are divided in two groups known as Group A and Group B. In Group A, the teams are Pakistan, India, Nepal. In the Group B, Teams are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. These teams will play with each other to reach the knockout stages. After that, the top 2 teams will play the final match to win the title.

Where will AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers be held?

The 18th edition of the continental competition will be held from January 12 to February 10 next year. India will be one of the 24 teams in fray. (Picture by 2011 Getty Images) The Indian men’s football team, along with Asia’s top 23 nations, will compete in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 football tournament in Qatar from January 12 to February 10, 2024. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed the dates and venues for the 18th edition of the continental competition on Wednesday.

  1. The AFC Asian Cup 2023 was supposed to be held in China.
  2. However, due to COVID-19, China relinquished their hosting rights and Qatar was selected to host the tournament.
  3. India, for the first time, have qualified for two successive editions of the AFC Asian Cup.
  4. At the last edition in 2019, India narrowly missed out on the knockout rounds.

The Igor Stimac-coached Indian team, ranked 106th in FIFA rankings, qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup by finishing as Group D winners in the third round of the qualifiers. The 30-day event will see 24 teams divided into six groups. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams from across the six groups will progress to the round of 16.

The final will be held on February 10. The AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be held across eight stadiums – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. Six of these venues were used during the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The draw for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be held on May 11, 2023 in Doha. The 24 competing teams have been divided into six pots of four teams each for the draw. India are placed in Pot 4 alongside Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Add these to your favourites Football IND

Who are the pots in AFC Asian Cup 2023?

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Draw: India in Pot 4 Afc Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: It’s been four years since India experienced the thrill of a 4-1 win against Thailand, followed by the disappointment of elimination from the tournament after consecutive losses against hosts UAE (0-2) and Bahrain (0-1). The Blue Tigers, after a successful qualifying campaign for the continental competition, are now all set for the AFC Asian Cup Draw, set to take place in Doha, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 4.30 pm IST.

  • The event will be streamed live on The,
  • Twenty-four teams have been divided into four pots, and will be drawn into six groups of four teams each for the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
  • India have been placed in Pot 4.
  • Hosts and defending champions Qatar will start from Pot 1, and will be the first team to be drawn into Group A, with the rest to be drawn arbitrarily into all the groups (A-F).

India head coach Igor Stimac said ahead of the draw, “There’s great anticipation before the draw. There’s still some time left until the competition itself, and I would say that it is very important, how well we use that time to prepare, rather than concentrate on who our opponents will be.

I truly believe in our team and the work that they put in, and with the support of the huge Indian fan base in Qatar, we can achieve our goals.” In the AFC Asian Cup, the top two teams from each group will make it to the Round of 16, while the four best third-placed teams across the six groups will join them in the knockout rounds.

The AFC Asian Cup 2023 will be India’s fifth appearance in the competition, with the Blue Tigers having participated at the continental level in 1964, 1984, 2011, and 2019 previously. Their best finish in Asia has been a runners-up place in the 1964 edition of the competition.

Draw Seedings: Pot 1: Qatar, Japan, IR Iran, Korea Republic, Australia, Saudi Arabia. Pot 2: Iraq, UAE, Oman, Uzbekistan, China PR, Jordan. Pot 3: Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, Vietnam, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon. Pot 4: India, Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia.

: AFC Asian Cup 2023 Draw: India in Pot 4

Is Zimbabwe qualified for World Cup 2023?

ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Highlights: Catch the highlights and updates of Zimbabwe vs Scotland and Nepal vs Ireland here. – ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Highlights: Michael Leask helped Scotland to a stunning 31-run victory over Zimbabwe on Tuesday to set up a winner-takes-all clash with the Netherlands for a place at the World Cup. Afc Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score:(Getty Images) Follow all the updates here:

Jul 04, 2023 08:33 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Winning runs! Ireland win the 7-place playoff match It got pretty intense and close towards the end but Ireland hold their nerves to register a narrow 8-wicket win. Barry McCarthy with the winning runs – a boundary – as Ireland beat Nepal with four balls to spare. Nepal pushed Ireland with two quick wickets but despite pushing it till the last over, it was Ireland who handled pressure better. Jul 04, 2023 08:19 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: ZIMBABWE’S WORLD CUP HOPES OVER Craig Ervine (Captain): “I thought we did well to restrict them to 230. But that first spell from Sole put us in a difficult position and we could not recover. We have played some good cricket through the tournament but fell short today. We had done really well and had we finished better (with the ball) then we would have been chasing 210. Everybody is gutted, it is always nice to put the demons from 2018 behind us and had we won today, nobody would have been asking about that but unfortunately we didn’t. I am extremely proud of the way boys have played right through the tournament, Williams has been fantastic and we can take a lot of positives away. We are really thankful for the crowd that has come and supported us, cricket has changed in the last year or so and that is because of the way we are playing. We are playing an exciting brand of cricket and that is the reason the crowd are coming out to support us.” Jul 04, 2023 07:47 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: All over! Heartbreak for Zimbabwe That’s it. Zimbabwe are all out for 203, giving Scotland a win by 31 runs. All out in just 41.3 overs, which also means that they have been eliminated and won’t take part in the World Cup in India later this year. Scotland, with this famous win, keep their chances alive and the winner of the SCO vs Netherlands match will qualify for the World Cup. Jul 04, 2023 06:05 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Huge wicket for Scotland Uh oh! Just what Zimbabwe did not want. Sikander Raza perishes for 34, leaving his team is dire straits at 91/5. Zimbabwe still need 141 more runs to win from here but with 5 down, they’ll need a heroic escape. Jul 04, 2023 05:41 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Scotland making steady progress Harry Tector and Paul Stirling are taking it cautious at the moment to take Ireland’s score to 58/2 in 11 overs. They’re almost on par with the required run rate. Zimbabwe too are hopeful of a steady partnership between Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza. Remember, they need to win this tie if they are to remain alive. Jul 04, 2023 05:23 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Zimbabwe 41/4 in 10 overs Raza on 9 off 12, Ryan Burn at the other end on two off seven. It has been a dream powerplay for Scotland, McMullen taking one wicket and Sole taking three. The 234 is looking quite far away indeed now for the hosts. Jul 04, 2023 05:11 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Zimbabwe 34/3 in 7 overs It won’t be an all-round masterclass from Williams. He became the third man to fall to the brilliant Sole today, absolutely castled by a 149kph laser beam from the Scottish quick. Zimbabwe now have their stalwart Sikandar Raza in the middle with Innocent Kaia. Kaia on 11 off 17, Raza on five off three. Jul 04, 2023 04:50 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Early troubles for Zimbabwe! Sean Williams did the heavy lifting with the ball and he may have to do the same with the bat as well. Chris Sole took two wickets in his first two overs and Zimbabwe have been reduced to 13/2 in 2.2 overs! Jul 04, 2023 04:07 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Scotland 234/8 in 50 overs 28 runs in the last two overs has given Scotland a competitive total to defend. Zimbabwe were brilliant throughout the innings and they would hope that they can remain just as efficient with their batting as well. Jul 04, 2023 03:55 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live: Into the last 2 overs! Scotland have somehow dragged themselves into the 200s. This game has not gone well for them at all thus far. Williams finished his spell with figures of 3/43 while Tendai Chatara has bowled seven overs for two wickets and 46 runs. Scotland are 206/7. Jul 04, 2023 03:07 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Scotland 150/4 in 39 overs Sean Williams has done a real number on Scotland and the hosts are firmly in control at the moment. Williams’s numbers currently stand at 3/30 in 8 overs, having also dismissed Scotland captain Richie Berrington in the 32nd. Jul 04, 2023 02:23 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live: Zimbabwe make headway! Wickets in consecutive overs for Sean Williams and Scotland suddenly have two fresh batters at the crease. Sean Williams first got Matthew Cross for 38 off 75 balls. Then Williams got Brandon McMullen off the first ball of the very next over for a run a ball 34. With that fall of wicket, Scotland are 105/3 in 27.1 overs Jul 04, 2023 02:09 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Scotland 100/1 in 24.1 overs Matthew Cross is on 37 off 71, Brandon McMullen 32 off 29. Sikandar Raza seems to have hurt his right index as he looked to stop that shot from Cross. Cross had hit it back at Raza, who is bowling his second over here, it bounced up off the pitch and went over the bowler. Some worry for Zimbabwe here, Raza needs treatment. Jul 04, 2023 01:40 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live: WICKET! Zimbabwe get a breakthrough! Tendai Chatara gets the breakthrough for the hosts and Christopher McBride walks. The stumps have been rattled and Zimbabwe get their first wicket. McBride b Chatara 28 (45), Scotland 56/1 in 16.1 overs Jul 04, 2023 01:34 PM IST ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Live Score: Hello and welcome! It is kitchen sink day for Zimbabwe! Either they win and qualify for India 2023, or lose and watch the tournament on their television screens. For Scotland, it is one of two last chance salons they will be visiting. If they win here, they will then have to beat the Netherlands in a virtual knockout game and that will decide which of those two sides go through. It is all to play for at the Queen’s Park Club. Meanwhile, over at Takashinga Cricket Club in Harare, Ireland take on Nepal in a battle for seventh place, with Nepal winning the toss and elected to bowl.

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Will India go to Pakistan for Asia Cup?

Asia Cup schedule finalised, India not going to Pakistan: IPL chairman Arun Dhumal July 12, 2023 04:20 am | Updated 10:25 am IST – New Delhi READ LATER Rohit Sharma-led Indian team won’t travel to Pakistan, IPL chairman Arun Dhumal confirmed on Wednesday.

File | Photo Credit: AP The much anticipated Asia Cup games between India and Pakistan will be held in Sri Lanka as Rohit Sharma-led team won’t travel to Pakistan, IPL chairman Arun Dhumal confirmed on Wednesday. Dhumal, who is in Durban for the ICC Chief Executives Meet (CEC) confirmed that BCCI secretary Jay Shah and PCB representative head Zaka Ashraf met ahead of ICC Board meeting scheduled on Thursday to finalise the schedule.

“Our secretary met PCB head Zaka Ashraf and the Asia Cup schedule was finalised and it is on course as it was discussed earlier. There will be four games of league stage in Pakistan, followed by 9 games in Sri Lanka including both India versus Pakistan game and in case a third game if both teams play final,” Dhumal told PTI from Durban.

  1. He rubbished reports emerging from Pakistan media that India will travel to neighbouring country as their sports minister Ehsan Mazari had been claiming in some quarters.
  2. There was no such discussion held.
  3. Neither India is travelling to Pakistan nor our secretary will be travelling contrary to reports that have surfaced.

Only the schedule was finalised,” Dhumal added.

India in all likelihood will play Pakistan in Sri Lanka’s Dambulla just like 2010 edition.Pakistan’s only home match in their country will be against minnows Nepal.The other three games are Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka vs Afghsnistan.

: Asia Cup schedule finalised, India not going to Pakistan: IPL chairman Arun Dhumal

How many teams will qualify from Asia to World Cup 2026?

Road to the World Cup: What do ASEAN hopefuls have to do to qualify? – ESPN play Son backs friend Dele to bounce back from off-pitch issues (0:34) Son Heung-Min shows his support to friend and ex-Tottenham teammate Dele after his recent struggles both off and on the pitch. (0:34) Jul 27, 2023, 12:45 PM

  • For any of Asia’s hopefuls looking to qualify for the 2026, they now know what the fate that lies ahead for them.
  • On Thursday, the draw for the first two rounds of the for the World Cup – which run in tandem with the – was made as 48 of the continent’s teams were handed their paths to football’s biggest stage.
  • The first round of qualifiers will see the 20 lowest-ranked sides face off in a home-and-away knockout tie, with the ten winners then progressing.
  1. The second round, now consisting of 36 teams, see nine groups do battle – with the top two in each both advancing on in their World Cup quest, as well as qualifying automatically for the 2027 Asian Cup.
  2. The World Cup’s expansion in 2026 means Asia will now have a guaranteed eight spots at the 48-team competition, meaning some of those outside the continent’s established order could be in with a chance.
  3. Southeast Asia continues to wait its first representatives since took part in the 1938 edition as the Dutch East Indies, although both and have reached the final round of qualifiers in the past two campaigns respectively.
  4. Here, we take a look at what the region has ahead of them in their quest to book their ticket to United States, Mexico and Canada.

Thailand and Vietnam have flown the flag for Southeast Asia in recent times by reaching the third and final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in the last two editions respectively. LUONG THAI LINH/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

  • (All world rankings as of July 20, 2023)
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (world ranking 190th)
  • Having only played in 18 World Cup qualifiers ever, including just two each in the first round of the past two editions before an early elimination, are expected to find the going tough once again.
  • They will enter their first-round tie against Indonesia as severe underdogs and will have to pull off an almighty upset if they are to join, Vietnam and in Group F.
  • CAMBODIA (world ranking 176th)
  • While the draw could have been far less kind to, it will still take something special if they are to go further than seeing off in the first round, with, and lying in wait.
  • Especially after suffering some humiliating defeats in previous years – including 14-0 and 10-0 thrashings at the hands of – the Cambodians will be hoping to just escape with their pride intact this time, along with maybe a creditable point or two along the way.
  • INDONESIA (world ranking 150th)
  • As one of four Southeast Asian teams that did well enough last time out to qualify for next year’s Asian Cup, Indonesia will be hoping for a repeat and it does look like the draw has handed them a chance – with Iraq and regional rivals Vietnam and Philippines awaiting in Group F should they see off Brunei in the first round as expected.
  • The main issue lies in the fact that the familiarity between most of Southeast Asia’s teams means the form book often goes out the window and, as much as a chance Indonesia have of upsetting Vietnam, there also is of them falling to an unexpected loss to Philippines.
  • LAOS (world ranking 176th)
  • One of seven ASEAN teams that will begin their campaign in the first round, the opening test for will see them come up against – ranked just one place above them at the moment.
  • Whoever emerges victorious from that tie will then have to battle with much stronger opposition in the form of and, as well as the victors of another first-round tie between and,
  • MALAYSIA (world ranking 136th)
  • did extremely well to qualify for the Asian Cup – to be held in Qatar at the start of the next year – last time out and that should be their target once again, even though the World Cup is obviously the dream.
  • At the very least, they do have a chance of advancing to the third round with the clear favourites in Group D but beatable, while either or will complete the group.
  • MYANMAR (world ranking 160th)
  • , who memorably competed at the U-17 World Cup in 2015, are first up against – who currently six 22 places behind them in the world rankings.
  • Should Myanmar advance into the second round, they face an uphill task to go further up in Group B against powerhouses and, as well as,
  • PHILIPPINES (world ranking 135th)
  • With their making a name for themselves at the ongoing – having over on Tuesday – the men now get the chance again the emulate the feat of gracing the biggest stage football has to offer.
  • Up against Iraq, Vietnam and either Indonesia or Brunei, the Azkals have plenty of work ahead of them but they have proven in the past to be capable of pulling off an upset against the continent’s traditional heavyweights.
  • SINGAPORE (world ranking 158th)
  • Undeniably in the doldrums at present, following a humbling Southeast Asian Games campaign that saw them thrashed 7-1 by bitter rivals Malaysia which led to the decision not to send a team to the upcoming Asian Games, are in desperate need of some positivity.
  • They should be confident in their prospects of seeing off in the first round, but it is difficult to see them finishing above any two from, and Thailand in Group B of the second round.
  • THAILAND (world ranking 113th)
  • Having reached the third and final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, Thailand will be looking to bounce back after their status as Southeast Asian’s leading lights was taken over by Vietnam last time out.
  • The Thais enter the second round directly and, while South Korea are favourites to top Group B, will be feeling they have a chance of pipping China to a top-two finish.
  • TIMOR-LESTE (world ranking 192nd)
  • Should they manage to see off Chinese Taipei in the first round, Timor-Leste will then join Malaysia in Group D alongside Oman and Kyrgyz Republic.
  • In 16 attempts, the Timorese have only ever won two World Cup qualifiers – both against in 2018 – and even then, the victories were eventually reversed after they were penalised for fielding ineligible players.
  • VIETNAM (world ranking 95th)
  • As the best-performing Southeast Asian team in the previous edition, Vietnam once again stand an excellent chance of going deep into the qualifiers – although a new era has dawned following the arrival of Philippe Troussier to replace former coach Park Hang-seo.
  • Fast becoming a custom albeit through sheer coincidence, Vietnam – the only ASEAN outfit inside the world’s top 100 – will come up alongside some familiar foes from the region as they have done in recent times, with Philippines and either Indonesia and Brunei also part of a Group F that has Iraq as favourites to finish top.
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: Road to the World Cup: What do ASEAN hopefuls have to do to qualify? – ESPN

How many teams qualify for FIFA World Cup from Asia?

Inter-confederation play-offs – The fifth-round winner will join one team each from CAF, CONMEBOL, and OFC and two from CONCACAF in the inter-confederation play-offs. The teams will be ranked according to the FIFA Men’s World Ranking, with the four lowest-ranked teams playing in two single-elimination matches.

How many teams can play in FIFA World Cup from Asia?

For the first time Asia will have eight direct spots to a FIFA World Cup with an additional nation participating in the FIFA play-off tournament for a possible total of nine AFC participants at the expanded 48-nation global finals.

How does Asia Cup work?

2018 – On 29 October 2015, following the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Singapore, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated that the 2018 edition of the tournament would be held in India. It will follow the ODI format. However, in April 2018, the tournament was moved to the United Arab Emirates, due to political tensions between India and Pakistan,

  1. India were the defending champions, and retained their title, after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final.
  2. India did not suffer a single defeat in the tournament, with 2 wins each against Pakistan & Bangladesh, a solitary win against Hong Kong, and a tie with Afghanistan.
  3. Shikhar Dhawan was the top run getter with 342 runs in 5 matches, was awarded Man of the Series.

Afghanistan was the only team in the tournament who remained unbeaten against eventual winners India.

How do you qualify for AFC Champions League?

Teams – In the following table, the number of appearances and last appearance count only those since the 2002–03 season (including qualifying rounds), when the competition was rebranded as the AFC Champions League.

West Region direct entrants (Groups A–E)

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champions 4th ()
runners-up 1st

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East Region direct entrants (Groups F–J)

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champions and winners 10th ()
third place 11th ()
champions 9th ()
winners 8th ()
runners-up 5th ()
champions 15th ()
winners 3rd ()
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winners 5th ()
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champions 5th ()
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champions 8th ()
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champions 7th ()

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Team Qualifying method App. (last) second place 7th () winners 2nd ()

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  1. Title holders (TH): are the,
  2. Jordan (JOR): The champions were not granted an AFC Champions League license.
  3. Saudi Arabia (KSA):, the third place, failed to obtain an AFC license. As a result,, the league’s fourth placed team, entered the qualifying play-offs.
  4. Myanmar (MYA): Due to the plus the 2021 Myanmar and, the was not held by the,
  5. Philippines (PHI): Due to the, the was cancelled. The Philippine Football Federation has nominated, the champions, to participate.
  6. Syria (SYR): The champions were not granted an AFC Champions League license, and will play in the 2022 AFC Cup instead.
  7. Turkmenistan (TKM): Only Ahal were granted an AFC Champions League license, so the Ýokary Liga champions were only eligible for the 2022 AFC Cup.
  8. Vietnam (VIE): Due to the, the and were both abandoned by the, It was decided that the league’s first-placed team at the time of abandonment would take the AFC Champions League slot, with the AFC Cup slots to go to the second- and third-placed teams.
  9. Withdrawn Teams 1 (WDN1): Shan United withdrew from the competition on 19 January 2022.
  10. Withdrawn Teams 2 (WDN2): Changchun Yatai withdrew from the competition on 1 March 2022.
  11. Withdrawn Teams 3 (WDN3): Shanghai Port withdrew from the competition on 11 April 2022, as a result of the lockdown measures enforced in Shanghai.

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What are the pots in AFC Cup?

2026 FIFA World Cup and 2027 AFC Asian Cup: Confirmed Pots from AFC Region – Pot 1: Japan, Iran, Australia, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.Pot 2: Uzbekistan, China, Jordan, Bahrain, Syria, Vietnam, Palestine, Kyrgyz Republic, and India.Pot 3: Lebanon, Tajikistan, Thailand, Korea DPR, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuwait, Turkmenistan, and Hong Kong.

Can Netherlands qualify for World Cup?

Netherlands qualify for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after four-wicket win over Scotland | Cricket News

  • Netherlands have qualified for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, after dramatically defeating Scotland in a pivotal qualifying clash in Zimbabwe.
  • Netherlands won the toss and chose to field, but were left needing to chase down 278 in 44 overs to qualify for the World Cup in India due to the difference in run-rate, with Scotland’s Brandon McMullen to the fore with a knock of 106.
  • Dutchman Bas de Leede took five wickets and registered a superb 123 with the bat, however, as they did so in superb fashion.

The sides headed into the clash knowing either could take the last qualification spot, with Zimbabwe knocked out of contention. A win for Scotland would take them through, while a loss would have also done had the margin of defeat been relatively small, but in the end Netherlands did enough by reaching the target off 42.5 overs with four wickets in hand.

  1. The number of overs bowled was significant as, to climb above Scotland in the qualifying table, the Dutch needed not only to win but to do so with at least six overs to spare.
  2. De Leede produced a stunning late flurry to carry his side to victory, completely eclipsing McMullen’s century for Scotland earlier in the match.
  3. Indeed, it was De Leede’s first One-Day International century as he finished with 123 from 92 balls, run out with his team two runs short of their target.
  4. The Netherlands now go through to this autumn’s showpiece in India alongside qualifying tournament winners Sri Lanka.
  5. It is a highly impressive achievement, with West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland among those to have fallen short in the qualifying series.
  6. “We had a look at the targets, where we wanted to be at the halfway point,” De Leede said at the post-match presentation.
  7. “The rate was 10 to 11 runs per over, so we had to go into T20 mode and try and score as many runs as we could and see where it would take us.
  8. “It’s amazing, I can’t describe the feeling, it’s going to be one big party tonight!”

: Netherlands qualify for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after four-wicket win over Scotland | Cricket News

Will Netherlands qualify for ICC World Cup 2023?

ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifiers: Netherlands becomes 10th team to qualify, joins Sri Lanka on flight to India Netherlands beat Scotland by four wickets in an ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier match at Queen Sports Club in Bulawayo on Thursday and qualified for the ODI World Cup 2023.

  • Netherlands took the final available spot for the ODI World Cup 2023, to be held in India in October-November.
  • It joins Sri Lanka as the second team to qualify from the qualifying round for the 10-team tournament.
  • India, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, Afghanistan and South Africa already qualified for the quadrennial event after finishing in the top eight of the World Cup Super League.

Netherlands will take on Sri Lanka in the final of the qualifying tournament on Sunday. The result, however, will effectively be inconsequential as both teams have already secured a World Cup berth. The Dutch last featured in an ODI World Cup back in 2011, when the tournament was last held in India.

Why Pakistan is not playing Asia Cup 2023?

Pakistan may not take part in Asia Cup 2023; here’s why Pakistan could miss out on the Asia Cup 2023 after Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan rejected the hybrid model for the upcoming tournament. The controversy over the hosting of the Asia Cup 2023 began after the BCCI refused to send the Indian cricket team to Pakistan for the upcoming event.

According to PTI, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have agreed to the BCCI’s demand that the, scheduled for September, be held outside Pakistan. The neighbouring nations believe it will not be logistically or financially feasible to host the tournament at two different venues. “It is just a formality now that the Asian Cricket Council executive board members meet virtually or a proper meeting is called later this month But the PCB is now aware that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are not backing their hybrid model proposal for the Asia Cup” news agency PTI quoted a source as saying The PTI report claims that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Najam Sethi is already in talks with cricket management committee members and the Pakistan government over the country’s response if they do not get to host any matches of the Asia Cup.

“Pakistan only has two options. Play the tourney at neutral venue or withdraw,” an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) source was quoted by PTI as saying. “In case Pakistan doesn’t play, it will still be called Asia Cup but broadcaster will renegotiate the deal in absence of Pakistan.” the source added.

  • With broadcasters unwilling to pay the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) the same amount as before, there is a possibility of the tournament being cancelled this year following Pakistan’s withdrawal, says the report.
  • In the event that the Asia Cup is cancelled, the BCCI is preparing for a 4-5 nations event in India in the window that the Asia Cup would have been held.

Najam Sethi has said on many occasions that Pakistan will not play in the Asia Cup if it is moved to a neutral venue. The ripples of controversy over the Asia Cup venue could also affect the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which is due to be held in India later this year.

Why is Pakistan not playing Asia Cup?

KARACHI: Left with no option after Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan backed out of their proposed ‘Hybrid Model’, hosts Pakistan may pull out of the Asia Cup in September. According to the ‘Hybrid Model’ proposed by Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) chief Najam Sethi, Pakistan were to conduct 3 to 4 games of the Asia Cup in their country, while the rest of the matches involving India could be held at a neutral venue.

  1. The idea was floated after India refused to travel to Pakistan because of security concerns.
  2. However, it has become clear now that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have all backed the BCCI’s push for moving the tournament out of Pakistan.
  3. It is just a formality now that the Asian Cricket Council executive board members meet virtually or a proper meeting is called later this month.

“But the PCB is now aware that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are not backing their hybrid model proposal for the Asia Cup,” said a well-informed source aware of the developments. The source said that Sethi was already in touch with his cricket management committee members and also with the relevant government officials to discuss Pakistan’s stance if they do not get to host any matches of the Asia Cup at home.

Sethi has repeatedly said that if the tournament is moved to one neutral country from Pakistan, it will not take part in the competition and the source said it is on the cards that PCB will go for a boycott of the Asia Cup. “Pakistan only has two options. Play the tourney at neutral venue or withdraw,” an Asian Cricket Council ( ACC ) source said.

“In case Pakistan doesn’t play, it will still be called Asia Cup but broadcaster will renegotiate the deal in absence of Pakistan.” Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India have all taken the stance that it is not logistically or financially feasible to host the Asia Cup in Pakistan and some other country and it should be held in one country i.e.

Sri Lanka since India can’t travel to Pakistan. The source also said there is a possibility that the Asia Cup might be scrapped entirely this year and India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan could end up playing a multi-team event in 50-overs format before the World Cup. “There is every possibility the Asia Cup might not be held this year because without Pakistan and India matches the broadcasters are not likely to offer the same amount they were offering to the ACC with Pakistan included,” the source said.

The source added that India is also preparing for a four or five nation event at home in the window which would be left open if the Asia Cup is not held. What effect Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan’s decision could have on the relations between these boards remains to be seen.

Why India refused to play Asia Cup in Pakistan?

Pakistan, Sri Lanka to jointly host Asia Cup cricket Compromise aimed at forestalling tit-for-tat boycott by India which has not played in a bilateral series against Pakistan on either side’s soil since 2012. Published On 16 Jun 2023 16 Jun 2023

  • The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has accepted Pakistan’s hybrid proposal for staging the Asia Cup after India refused to tour due to strained relations between the two South Asian countries.
  • Pakistan will host four games and the remaining nine will be played in Sri Lanka, the ACC said in a statement on Thursday.
  • The Asia Cup will be played between August 31 and September 17 this year, the statement said.
  • The ACC statement did not mention the venues for the tournament or which team will play where but it is understood that India’s matches will be held in the island nation.

The compromise is aimed at forestalling a tit-for-tat boycott by India, which has not played in a bilateral series against Pakistan on either side’s soil since 2012. The rivals only play each other in international tournaments on neutral grounds. “I am elated that our hybrid version for the Asia Cup has been accepted,” Pakistan Cricket Board head Najam Sethi said.

Are you ready, Pakistan? Asia Cup is coming! — Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) “Our passionate fans would have loved to see the India cricket team in action in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years, but we understand the BCCI’s position. Like the PCB, the BCCI also requires government approval and clearance before crossing borders.” The two hosts and the ACC will work on a schedule.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India will be divided into two groups. The top two teams in each go to a Super Four and the top two play the final. The Asia Cup will serve as a tune-up for the 50-over Cricket World Cup in India in October-November. Afc Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Pakistani fans watch a live broadcast of the 2022 Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan, in Karachi

  1. India and Pakistan are bitter political rivals and the nuclear-armed nations have fought three wars since being carved out of the subcontinent’s partition in 1947.
  2. Any cricket match between India and Pakistan is one of the most watched events on the global sporting calendar.
  3. They last played a bilateral series in 2012 and most recently faced each other during last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia – a match India won by four wickets.
  4. The was played in the United Arab Emirates in 2022 in T20 format as a tune-up tournament for that year’s T20 World Cup.

Source: News Agencies : Pakistan, Sri Lanka to jointly host Asia Cup cricket

How many countries qualify for World Cup 2023?

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule – The ICC World Cup is one of the most anticipated cricket tournaments around the globe. It brings together the top cricketing nations to battle it out for the ultimate prize in the sport. The ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be hosted in India, and the excitement around this event is already building up.

  • The 10 teams participating in the 2023 World Cup are the same as the ones that played in the 2019 World Cup.
  • These teams are India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Afghanistan.
  • The tournament will follow a round-robin format, where each team will play against the other 9 teams once.

After the round-robin stage, the top 4 teams will qualify for the semi-finals.

Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format One Day International
Selection Procedure Round-Robin and Knockout
Opening Match 5 October 2023
Semi-Final 1, TBD
Semi-Final 2, TBD
Final Match 19 November 2023
Participants Teams 10
Total Matches played 48
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