[July 27, 2023 – Harmon, Guam] Guam’s road to the FIFA World Cup 2026™ and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ begins with Joint Preliminary Qualification Round 1 home and away matches against Singapore as revealed in Thursday afternoon’s draw event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Guam was drawn into Pairing 3 with the southeast Asian country and will first travel to Singapore for its first match on Oct. 12. After, the Matao will return to Guam to play against Singapore at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on Oct. 17. Information on kick off times and ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
“All things considered, I’m happy with the draw,” said Jason Cunliffe, captain of the Matao, Guam National Team, via WhatsApp from the team’s training camp in San Diego, Calif. “We have the utmost respect for the Singapore team, but when taking into account the travel, the climate, and the atmosphere of both the home and away matches, I think it bodes well for us. .....
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