The current world ranking of the national football team is 76, ranking 9th in Asia. This ranking is slightly lower than that before the start of the Asian qualifiers. Before the start of the top 40, the national football ranked 68th in the world and 7th in Asia. 2022 World Cup In addition to the host Qatar, Asia still has 4.5 places. For the national football team, it is the most realistic to compete for that 0.5 place. Unfortunately, according to the current situation, the national football team still needs to enter the top 12 matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Doing calculation problems, the World Cup, which will be expanded six years later, seems more realistic.
The national football team was assigned to Group A in the 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers. The opponents in the same group are Syria, the Philippines, Maldives and Guam. This was supposed to be a signing, but in the end the fans have to start doing it again. Calculation problem. The national football team scored 7 points in one short match, which is 8 points behind Syria, which means that as long as Syria wins another game, the group will be the first place. Since the Chinese team was tied by the Philippines in the 4th round, the goal of the national football team has changed from being the first in the group to being the second in the top 4 groups with the best results, but now, even if it is competing for the top 4 results The best group becomes a problem second.
Since Qatar is the host country of the 2022 World Cup, if Qatar gets the first place in the group in the top 40, the second team with the best group will become five teams. The national football team now ranks 7th in the second ranking of the best-performing group. However, only South Korea and Saudi Arabia rank before the national football team. The other four teams have played 5 rounds. If the national football team, South Korea, If Saudi Arabia wins in the next game, the Chinese team will rise to 5th, but the 5th position is not safe. If the national football team wants to advance to the top 12, it will be in the next 4 A total victory must be maintained in the game, and enough goal difference is required.
But even if it advances to the top 12, the prospects of the national football team are not clear. Japan, South Korea, Iran (although Iran is ranked third in the group, but in the case of one less round, Iran is still very hopeful to advance to the top 12. ). The four Australian teams have basically locked up the 4 places for Asian promotion, and only the 0.5 place is left. The teams competing with the national football team for this 0.5 place are Syria, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Stan and Vietnam teams. Although the current national football team has naturalized players to join, most of the naturalized players are on the offensive line. There is only one central defender Jiang Guangtai on the back line. This will result in the national football team having a first-class striker in Asia, but with On the second-rate (or even third-rate) defense in Asia.
Naturalization is indeed the most effective and fastest way to improve the strength of the national team in a short period of time, but naturalization must not become the mainstream of the future development of Chinese football. After all, no one wants to see wearing the Chinese national team jersey. Of the 11 players on the field, only one goalkeeper speaks Chinese. Six years later, the US-Canada-Mexico World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams to participate in the 2026 World Cup. The Asian region will receive 8.5 promotion places. From the current situation of the national team, focus on the first 8 places in 6 years. More realistic.