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China's hopes of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, despite their massive investment in the game, could be dented significantly if they lose at home to Iran on...
Australia will play Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand in the final AFC qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after the draw at...
Mohammad Al Sahlawi scored five times as Saudi Arabia demolished East Timor 10-0 in the AFC section of World Cup qualifying.
Korea Republic, Australia and Japan all chalked up commanding wins to move towards the third round of the AFC's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying section.

Jordan extends lead over Australia

Jordan moved four points clear of Australia at the top of Group B of AFC 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying after beating Tajikistan 3-0.
A fortunate Yoshinori Muto strike saw Japan record a 1-1 draw with Iran after Mehdi Torabi had opened the scoring in a non-competitive international in Tehran.
Group A leader Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates in the AFC's second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the...

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Japan recorded a 6-0 win over Afghanistan to maintain its unbeaten record in AFC World Cup qualifying Group E.

Iran stars in tattoo trouble

Iran internationals Ashkan Dejagah and Sardar Azmoun are reportedly to be summoned before the ethics commission of the nation's governing body FFI, because their...

Qatar puts 15 past hapless Bhutan

Qatar romped to a 15-0 win over Bhutan in the first home game of its 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign - as 75 goals were amassed in the latest AFC zone...
Brazilian legend Rivellino has joined Lionel Messi's long list of admirers, describing him as a modern-day Diego Maradona and better than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Queiroz parts company with Iran

Former Real Madrid boss Carlos Queiroz has left his position as Iran's coach after four years at the helm.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 54th goal in 103 appearances for Sweden as the Scandinavian side downed Iran 3-1 at the Friends Arena, while Slovakia defeated Czech...
Chile saw its preparations as Copa America host hit a bump on Friday (AEDT) as it was beaten 2-0 by Iran at St Polten's NV Arena in Austria.

One brave woman's noble cause

One Iranian woman travelled to Australia not only to support her nation in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup but to raise awareness for a campaign much closer to her heart,...
The AFC’s disciplinary committee has dismissed Iran’s complaint over the eligibility of Iraqi forward Alaa Abdul Zahra during the two nations' AFC Asian Cup...
EXCLUSIVE: The AFC Asian Cup has been rocked by allegations that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in Friday's dramatic quarter-final win over Iran.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz questioned whether Australian referee Ben William can "sleep at night" after a contentious red card contributed to his side's AFC Asian...
Iraq overcame old foe Iran at Canberra Stadium on Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup after winning an epic contest 7-6 on penalties.
Carlos Queiroz insists Iran has 'nothing to lose' in Friday's AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-final against Iraq in Canberra.
Iraq will look to use its performance against Palestine as a blueprint when it faces arch-rival Iran in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-finals on Friday.
Carlos Queiroz feels Iran's injury-time winner in Monday's 1-0 AFC Asian Cup 2015 victory over United Arab Emirates was just reward for its better game management.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) coach Mahdi Ali is set for a hefty fine after sensationally alleging conspiracy was behind the appointment of Japanese referee Ryuji...
Substitute Reza Ghoochannejhad scored an injury-time winner as Iran defeated United Arab Emirates 1-0 to seal top spot in AFC Asian Cup Group C on Monday.
Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz have been fined by the Asian Football Confederation for criticising referees at the Asian Cup.
Iran and United Arab Emirates have qualified for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-finals, but their clash on Monday is important for a different reason.
Iran has emerged as a genuine favourite for the AFC Asian Cup after reaching the quarter-finals with a match to spare.