On Tuesday, November 19, as part of the sixth round of the second round of the qualifying tournament of the World Cup 2022 in Asia, the Turkmenistan national football team will meet at the Kopetdag stadium in Ashgabat with the national team of Sri Lanka.
AFC on its website has already called the upcoming match intriguing. “If the Central Asian country wins, it will bring her 9 points in 2020.”.
Now the team is in 4th place with 6 points, minimally lagging behind Lebanon and the DPRK and 2 points behind the leaders – South Korea.
Winning can help the team reach the third place in the group rating. And everything suggests that Turkmenistan is unlikely to lose. The last home game against the DPRK team showed that the green and white gathered and squeezed the maximum. The result – 3:1 and 2 points in the standings.
This adds optimism to the opening match of the tournament held on September 5 against the same Sri Lankans, whom Turkmenistan confidently defeated away with a score of 2:0.
On the same day, November 19, the closest rivals of the Turkmen team – the DPRK and Lebanon – play with each other. Both teams have 7 points, and defeat of anyone can significantly change the order in group N.
Nevertheless, the chance of the white-green to reach the next round of the tournament is small. According to the rules, “ticket” is received by the leaders of the groups and the 4 best teams who took second place.
It will be possible to cheer for the national team of Turkmenistan and support the players at the Kopetdag stadium. The match starts at 16:00.