The World Cup 2022 qualifier between Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar has been postponed due to the political situation in Myanmar. The news of the postponement was revealed by the Kyrgyzstan Football Union.
Group F leaders Japan have played just four games in the group, while the other four teams have played five games each. Despite playing a game less than the other teams, Japan have a five-point lead at the top of the group. Apart from Japan, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia are the other two teams in Group F. Tajikistan are third on the group standings with seven points, while Mongolia are last on the table with three points. Only the top two team swill qualify for the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar at the end of next year.
Myanmar started their campaign in the second round with three straight defeats to Mongolia (away), Japan (home) and Kyrgyzstan (away) before they defeated Tajikistan (home) and Mongolia (home). For Kyrgyzstan, they started with a defeat at Tajikistan before two successive victories against Myanmar (home) and Mongolia (away). The two wins precededthe home loss to Japan and the draw with Tajikistan at home in the last match.