30 days until Mongolia continue their World Cup journey

Mongolia posted their poster for their opening World Cup qualifier match against Myanmar. Google Translate doesn't do Mongolian, but the game will take place in Ulaanbaatar and will only be Mongolia's 15th World Cup qualifying match in their history.

This is Mongolia's World Cup

Mongolia had a tough battle to get past Brunei in the first qualifying round, a round they've struggled to get through for the majority of their history. Mongolia picked up a strong 2-0 win in the first leg at home, with goals coming from  Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal and Nyam-Osor Naranbold making them firm favourites to easily navigate the second leg in Brunei.

That easy navigational route to the second round, nearly turned into a disaster, as Brunei raced into a 2-0 lead of own, with both goals coming from Razimie Ramlli, and at that point, it looked as if Mongolia's World Cup dream was being shattered.

However, a penalty to Mongolia a minute into that second half in Brunei meant Mongolia would be back in the driving seat if they scored, and they would have an added bonus of an away goal, making Brunei's task all that more difficult.

Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal, one of the heroes from the first leg stepped up to the spot knowing he needed to score to keep Mongolian hopes alive. The score he duly did and Mongolia held on to progress to the second round 3-2 on aggregate. The second round of qualifying is Mongolia's World Cup, this is Mongolia's World Cup dream after previously struggling over 14 games to attempt to get this far.

Mongolia's first World Cup home qualifier is against Myanmar. Mongolia's group consists of Mongolia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Myanmar.

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