Competition
  • Premier League
  • Serie A

World Cup 2022

World Cup 2022 qualifying starts: Mongolia win first qualifier

Mongolia win first World Cup 2022 qualifier

Getty Images

The first game of the long qualification process for World Cup 2022 was won by Mongolia, who beat Brunei 2-0.

The long road to the World Cup 2022 is underway, with Mongolia beating Brunei 2-0 in the first game of qualifying for the tournament to be held in Qatar.

With the tournament still nearly three and a half years away, the nations met in the first match of their two-legged tie in the first round of qualifying in the AFC section on Thursday.

Mongolia captain Tsedenbal Norjmoo scored the opening goal of the qualifiers with a free-kick in the ninth minute in Ulaanbaatar.

Bhutan take the upper hand over Guam

Tshering Dorji's right-footed strike proved the only goal of the game as Bhutan took a narrow lead into Tuesday's return match against Guam.

Cambodia earned a 2-0 lead against Pakistan, while Macao won 1-0 at home to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh triumphed by the same narrow scoreline at Laos.

Teams that win their opening-round ties will go through to the next phase, where a further 34 Asian sides join the qualifying competition.