AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar: Facts and Stats
Kuala Lumpur: Matchdays Three and Four of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar promise to be thrilling affairs as the 12 teams look to enhance their hopes of reaching the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Finals.
Some will head into the next round of matches boosted by their recent form while others will need to up their game if they are to stay in the race for the four automatic Qatar 2022 spots.
Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at the facts and stats the teams will have to contend with going into Matchday Three.
Bailey Wright called up by Australia for Oman, Japan ties
Doha: Australia have called up Bailey Wright to replace Milos Degenek for their matches in the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar against Oman and Japan after the defender tested positive for COVID-19.
The Red Star Belgrade player, who is asymptomatic, returned the positive result before travelling to Qatar to link up with Graham Arnold’s Socceroos squad.
Son, Taremi, Hwang and Iwabuchi: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpurs: Goals, goals and more goals were the topic of discussion this week as Asia’s stars couldn’t stop scoring in Europe’s biggest and best competitions.
Jasur Yakhshiboev lived out a boyhood dream, Hwang Hee-chan announced himself as a Premier League star, while names like Taremi, Kerr, Iwabuchi and Kumagai all found the net for their respective clubs.
In a week where twice as many players could have made the cut, study our 10 nominees – based on matches played between September 28 and October 4 - and don’t forget to cast your vote.