Cambodia will face off against the highest-ranked team in Asia, after the draw for the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers and 2023 AFC Cup Joint-Qualifiers was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
Drawn in a tough Group C, the Angkor Warriors will face Iran, 20th in the Fifa/Coca-Cola World Rankings, along with Iraq, Bahrain and Hong Kong.
Cambodia, led by Japanese general manager Keisuke Honda and head coach Felix Dalmas, qualified for Round 2 by overcoming Pakistan 4-1 on aggregate last month in the previous round but their world ranking of 169 only saw them into pot five in the draw.
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