The second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Asian Football Confederation has been scheduled to begin on 24 May, 2015 with a Group F game between Vietnam and Thailand. There are 40 teams participating in the qualification round to advance in the third round for Russia World Cup 2018. 5 teams are categorized in 8 groups and Group A consist United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Timor-Leste and Malaysia.
United Arab Emirates is the top seed football team in the Group A and they’ll face Timor-Leste in their first match of qualification round-2 on 16 June at National Stadium in Dili. Malaysia will be taking on Timor-Leste in the opening match for Group-A on 11 June, 2015 at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
Group A fixtures
|11 June, 2015||Malaysia vs Timor-Leste||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
|11 June, 2015||Palestine vs Saudi Arabia||Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram|
|16 June, 2015||Timor-Leste vs UAE||National Stadium, Dili|
|16 June, 2015||Malaysia vs Palestine||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
|3 September, 2015||UAE vs Malaysia||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|3 September, 2015||Saudi Arabia vs Timor-Leste||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah|
|8 September, 2015||Malaysia vs Saudi Arabia||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
|8 September, 2015||Palestine vs UAE||Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram|
|8 October, 2015||Timor-Leste vs Palestine||National Stadium, Dili|
|8 October, 2015||Saudi Arabia vs UAE||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah|
|13 October, 2015||Saudi Arabia vs Palestine||King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah|
|13 October, 2015||Timor-Leste vs Malaysia||National Stadium, Dili|
|12 November, 2015||Palestine vs Malaysia||Dora International Stadium, Hebron|
|12 November, 2015||UAE vs Timor-Leste||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|17 November, 2015||Malaysia vs UAE||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
|17 November, 2015||Timor-Leste vs Saudi Arabia||National Stadium, Dili|
|24 March, 2016||Saudi Arabia vs Malaysia||Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam|
|24 March, 2016||UAE vs Palestine||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|29 March, 2016||Palestine vs Timor-Leste||Dora International Stadium, Hebron|
|29 March, 2016||UAE vs Saudi Arabia||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
What do you think about this Group A, which team will top the group and make it through third round of FIFA world cup 2018 qualifiers?