Australia, Japan drawn together in WCup qualifying
Australia will continue its fierce rivalry with Japan after the
regional powers were drawn together in the final round of Asian
qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Australia and Japan were drawn in Group B during a ceremony
Friday at the Asian Football Confederation’s headquarters in
Malaysia, along with fellow World Cup veteran Iraq, Jordan and
Group A comprises 2002 World Cup semifinalist South Korea, Iran,
Lebanon, Uzbekistan and 2022 host Qatar.
The top-two teams from each group will advance to the World Cup
finals, while the two third-placed teams playoff for a further
The home-and-away matches are scheduled from June 3, 2012 to
June 18, 2013.