Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
Oman pulled off a stunning upset of heavyweights Japan while Vietnam couldn't hold onto their narrow lead against Saudi Arabia
Asia's 12 remaining hopefuls will resume their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday when the third round of qualifiers begin.
Vietnam will face three heavyweights - Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia - in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
Monday produced another eventful matchday in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Asia, with 44 goals in 13 matches
China will no longer host Group A of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup due to challenges faced by several teams in travelling to China PR.
The race to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Asia has finally returned, but which teams are in pole position to advance to the next round?
Syria won a late penalty to earn a draw, but will miss out on the Intercontinental Cup final as a result.
Syria have sacked head coach Bernd Stange after a 2-0 Asian Cup defeat by Jordan on Thursday.
The Rwanda coach has confirmed to KweséESPN that he has a received a contract offer to work with the Syrian national team.
Vietnam survived a late onslaught from Syria to claim a 0-0 draw and join Malaysia in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China, with Thailand eliminated.
Syria's Omar Khrbin was named the AFC Player of the Year at the AFC's annual awards, with Tottenham's Son Heung-Min scooping the international award.
After being snubbed by FIFA, Ausralia and Perth Glory star Sam Kerr is on the three-player shortlist for the Asian Women's Player of the Year.
Aaron Mooy says he enjoys playing with Tom Rogic and hopes that the British-based pair can inspire the Socceroos to victory over Honduras next month.
Syria's World Cup dream has come to a heartbreaking end. Tim Cahill's double, including one in extra time, ensured the Aussies advanced ... just.
Two goals from Tim Cahill saw Australia edge past 10-man Syria after extra time to move one step closer to the 2018 World Cup.
They make as many excuses as they want, but the 2017 Socceroos pale in comparison to past playoff squads, writes Michael Church.
In Ange Postecoglou's eyes, Tom Rogic is the kind of match winner most managers would kill to have in their arsenal.
Returning veteran Firas Al-Khatib, an ex-favourite of Shanghai Shenhua, could hold key for Syria against Australia in Tuesday's World Cup playoff.
Australia must avoid slipping up against the counter-attacking Syrians at home in Sydney to take the next step towards Russia 2018, writes Rob Brooks.
Australia players slammed the penalty decision that allowed Syria to secure a 1-1 draw in Thursday's key World Cup qualifying playoff.
Australia's World Cup hopes hang in the balance while Syria continue to dream following their AFC playoff first leg draw on Thursday night.
Syria and Australia drew 1-1 in the first leg of their Asian World Cup playoff in Malaysia.