2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule
2-0-2, 3rd in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
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India among five bids to host 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of five nations to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

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Iran tells FIFA women can attend matches

Iran has given FIFA a written commitment that women will be allowed to attend matches in the domestic club league, a source said on Friday.

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2yJohn Duerden

Iran continues ban on female soccer fans

The Iranian domestic league resumed on Sunday and Monday with women fans barred from entering stadiums up and down the country.

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Women snap up Iran qualifer tickets in minutes

Iranian women have snapped up tickets for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia in Tehran after they were released for sale online.

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Hong Kong fans turn back on Chinese anthem

Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier.

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Iranian women allowed to attend WC qualifier

Iranian women fans will be allowed to attend a men's football World Cup qualifying match in the Islamic Republic in October.

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Colombia present Queiroz as new head coach

Colombia present former Real Madrid and Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz as national team coach on a contract that runs until the 2022 World Cup.


Asian Cup: Iran, Japan advance to semifinals

Kim Jin-su's header took South Korea past stubborn Bahrain and Qatar wrestled their way past Iraq as the victors move to the quarterfinals.

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Queiroz to manage Iran without a contract

Carlos Queiroz's relationship with Iranian officials has been fractured throughout his seven-and-a-half year tenure, and is yet to sign a new deal.

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3yJohn Duerden

AFC teams exit Russia, look to January's Asian Cup

John Duerden takes a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

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World Cup fan faces in photos

The World Cup has been superb on the pitch but equally brilliant off it thanks to the rich, vibrant and merry travelling fans who came to party.

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference14
Goals Scored17
Goals Conceded3