Kuala Lumpur: After September’s action-packed start, the Continent’s leading national teams are set to return for Matchdays Three and Four of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
With records, streaks and qualification for the two biggest international tournaments on the Asian football calendar all on the line, the-AFC.com examines some of the stats and facts you need to know ahead of the 32 fixtures to come.
Kuala Lumpur: Syafia Ahmad is enjoying a rich vein of form and the Malaysian can't wait to take on Vietnam in their Asian Qualifiers Group G match in Hanoi on Thursday.
Syafiq scored a hat-trick in Malaysia's 6-0 win over Sri Lanka in an international friendly on Saturday, taking his overall tally to eight goals since making his international debut in 2017 against DPR Korea.
Syafiq’s impressive showing at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium followed goals against Indonesia and United Arab Emirates in the Asian Qualifiers and the attacking midfielder is sure to start against Vietnam.
Tokyo: Japan are bracing themselves for tough tests when they face Mongolia and Tajikistan on Matchdays Three and Four of their Asian Qualifiers Group F campaign.
The four-time AFC Asian Cup winners were left frustrated after their opening 2-0 win over Myanmar last month as the Samurai Blue felt they should have scored more in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifier.
Tehran: Alireza Jahanbakhsh will miss Islamic Republic of Iran's next two Asian Qualifiers' matches after the attacker was left out of the squad by head coach Marc Wilmots.
The Brighton & Hove Albion FC attacker was the conspicuous name absent from the squad announced by Wilmots to face Cambodia and Bahrain in Group C of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying.
Kuala Lumpur: The Continent's elite players will be travelling across the globe over the next 24 hours ahead of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
All 40 teams aiming for qualification will be in action with Matchdays Three and Four scheduled for October 10 and 15.
As we prepare for another fiesta of national team football, the-AFC.com takes a look at the scenario in the eight groups heading into the next two rounds of matches on the Road to Qatar 2022 and China 2023.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation has agreed to a request from the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to shift the Asian Qualifiers' Group G tie between Indonesia and Vietnam on October 15 to the Capt. I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Bali.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying match was originally scheduled to be played at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.