Kuala Lumpur: It's the final international window before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and Asia’s six representatives at the global showpiece will be looking to fine-tune their performances in their upcoming friendlies.
Australia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are all in action in the coming days as they continue their preparations towards football’s greatest spectacle.
With the competition in Qatar drawing ever closer, the-AFC.com has selected six things to look out for in matches ahead.
ASEAN Wrap: Chonburi lead in Thailand; United City defeat Kaya in Philippines
Kuala Lumpur: Chonburi FC are the new leaders in Thailand after their 5-1 win over Muangthong United coupled with Bangkok United dropping points against Ratchaburi FC saw them move into pole position.
United City FC won the battle of the top two in the Philippines, defeating Kaya FC-Iloilo 2-0, while defending Indonesian champions Bali United suffered a shock loss to Persis Solo.
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, draws dominated the results in Vietnam, Johor Darul Ta’zim were held in Malaysia and there were games in Myanmar, so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest rounds of fixtures from across the region.
East Asia Wrap: Top two draw in China PR; Vissel out of bottom three
Hong Kong: Defending Chinese Super League champions Shandong Taishan and the current leaders Wuhan Three Towns played out a 1-1 draw in the top-of-the-table clash in China PR last Wednesday.
In Japan, Vissel Kobe are out of the relegation zone after coming from behind to defeat Gamba Osaka 2-1 on Sunday with a win that saw their opponents fall to second from bottom.
It was a key weekend in Korea Republic as the top two won in the final round of fixtures before the league splits into two, while Kitchee SC got their campaign off to a flying start in Hong Kong, so join the-AFC.com as we review the action from across East Asia.