TEHRAN, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran national soccer team head coach, Marc Wilmots, said they want to progress as Group C winners at the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday.
Team Melli has been drawn along with Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong of China and Cambodia.
"First of all, I have to say it is certainly not easy at all. All teams will participate at the competition armed to the teeth. And it will be a top-level competition," the Belgian coach told Iran Football Federation's website.
"We respect all our opponents in the group; however, we will do our best to win the group," Wilmots added.
Iran will start the campaign with a match against Hong Kong, China on September 10.
The eight group winners and four best runners-up will advance to the final round of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.