AFC confirms exclusive media rights deal with CBS Sports
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and CBS Sports today announced a multi-platform agreement for exclusive rights to the AFC competitions in the United States of America.
Paramount+ will stream exclusive coverage of the AFC’s world-class competitions including the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Final Round, AFC Champions League, AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Paramount+ will deliver club and national team matches live between 2021 and 2024, including coverage of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Final Round, where Asia’s top 12 nations will compete to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Asian Qualifiers - Group B Preview: Opportunity knocks for new-look Australia against Kuwait, Nepal, Chinese Taipei seek lift
Kuwait City: For the first time since November 2019, Group B of the Asian Qualifiers will return to action as the race to qualify for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 resumes in Kuwait on Thursday.
Group leaders Australia will face their nearest challengers Kuwait in the pick on the Matchday Seven action, while Nepal will face winless Chinese Taipei.
Asian Qualifiers - Group C Preview: IR Iran seek winning return against Hong Kong, Bahrain target three points in face-off with Cambodia
Muharraq: Islamic Republic will be hoping to return to winning ways when they face Hong Kong in Group C of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Thursday, while Bahrain will be confident of bagging full points against Cambodia.
Bahrain are second in the standings on nine points, two adrift of leaders Iraq, while Iran are third with six points with a match in hand.
Hong Kong are on five points while Cambodia only have one point to their name after five matches.
Asian Qualifiers - Group D Preview: Singapore target second place against Palestine, Saudi Arabia out to widen lead
Riyadh: Singapore will be chasing second place in Group D of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 when they face Palestine as the action resumes in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will look to cement their place at the top of the group with a victory over Yemen on Saturday.
Asian Qualifiers - Group E Preview: India set for Qatar test, victory crucial for Afghanistan, Bangladesh
Doha: India will brace themselves for a stiff test against Qatar when the two teams square off in Group E of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Thursday.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, will be determined to bolster their hopes of earning an automatic spot in the third round of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 when they play Bangladesh.
Asian Qualifiers - Group G Preview: Malaysia, Thailand eye top spot as UAE, Indonesia await
Dubai: Thailand and Malaysia have a chance to move top of Group G of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 with wins on Thursday as they face Indonesia and the UAE respectively.
Vietnam lead the group heading into the restart, but Malaysia or Thailand could be at the summit come the end of the day, while the host nation, having played a game less, can close the gap with a win.
Al Malood: Bahrain can realise FIFA World Cup dream
Manama: Bahrain have twice come close to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup™, reaching the intercontinental playoffs in the qualifiers for Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010, losing to Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand respectively.
The generation that contested those two playoffs was a golden one for the country, with the likes of Alaa Hubail, Ali Husein Baba and Mohamed Salmeen leading the way. Today, more than a decade on from their exploits, the Reds’ new breed are pushing for world finals qualification once more.
Bahrain currently lie second in Group C of the Asian qualifying competition for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™, having recorded two wins and three draws in their five matches to date. They have three more games ahead of them in their bid to make it to the third round.