MD3 Preview – Group A: Heavyweights out to avoid upsets
Kuala Lumpur: After winning starts to their respective FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers campaigns last month, China PR and Syria will be looking to avoid potential banana skins in Group A action on Thursday.
China PR will host Guam in Guangzhou, while Syria will face the Maldives in Dubai as the group’s two highest ranked sides look to stamp their authority on the road to Qatar 2022 and China 2023.
Kuala Lumpur: 32 ties will be played in the next two Matchdays of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 as the Continent's 40 hopefuls look to take another step closer in advancing to the two showpieces.
Matchdays One and Two produced several surprises and the-AFC-com picks out five matches to keep an eye on in Thursday's Matchday Three.
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: 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.
FIFA World Ranking: DPR Korea, Yemen, Singapore and Nepal move up
Kuala Lumpur: DPR Korea, Yemen, Singapore and Nepal - thanks to good results in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 - are the biggest movers in the latest FIFA World Ranking.
DPR Korea, who defeated Lebanon and Sri Lanka in the Asian Qualifiers, jumped five places to 113th in the world in the FIFA Ranking released on Thursday..
Yemen (137th), Singapore (157th) and Nepal (161st) also improved their respective rankings by five spots.
Bahrain (105), Tajikistan (115) and Mongolia (183) each moved up four spots.