Dushanbe: India had to settle for yet another draw in their Asian Qualifiers campaign, needing a goal in added time to salvage a point against Afghanistan on Thursday, leaving head coach Igor Stimac to rue his side's lack of luck.
The South Asians looked to be heading for their second defeat in four Group E matches as the match entered into added time, only for Seiminlen Doungel to draw them level almost at the end.
Afghanistan had taken the lead through Zelfagar Nazary in first half stoppage time.
Muscat: A sparkling second-half display gave Oman a 4-1 win over Bangladesh in Group E of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers on Thursday.
Oman were left frustrated in the opening 45 minutes by a determined Bangladesh at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. However the home side returned with four goals after the break to power past Jamie Day’s charges.
Oman moved within a point behind Qatar, who will be in action against Afghanistan next Tuesday and lead the standings with 10 points.
Search on for Lippi's successor as China PR head coach
Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese Football Association (CFA) will begin the search for a new head coach after accepting the resignation of Marcello Lippi following his side’s 2-1 loss against Syria in the Asian Qualifiers on Thursday.
Lippi announced his intention to stand down from the role during the post-match press conference after Zhang Linpeng’s 76th minute own goal handed Syria a fourth win in a row to leave China PR’s hopes of advancing to the next round in jeopardy.
Kuala Lumpur: Mohamadou Sumareh’s second half strike secured a crucial victory for Malaysia as they defeated Thailand 2-1 in their Asian Qualifiers Group G clash for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Thursday.
Chanathip Songkrasin opened the scoring for Thailand early in the match before Malaysia drew level through Brendan Gan before Sumareh earned his side three vital points at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.