MD6 Preview - Group C: Iraq host Bahrain with top spot at stake
Kuala Lumpur: After sensationally beating the Islamic Republic of Iran last time out, Group C leaders Iraq host second-placed Bahrain on Tuesday eager to further reinforce their position at the top of the standings.
Elsewhere, and with the Iranians not scheduled to play again until next March, Hong Kong take on Cambodia as both teams look to register their first win of the Asian Qualifiers.
Road to Qatar 2022 & China 2023: How it stands at the halfway point
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 reached the midway point following Thursday's Matchday Five.
There has been no shortage of excitement as the Continent's top 40 teams lock horns, with automatic qualification to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals guaranteed for the eight group winners and four best second-placed teams.
That will also seal them a place in the third round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, while the next 24 best-placed teams will advance to the final stage of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Kuala Lumpur: Bahrain were the star performers as Matchday Four of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 came to a close on Tuesday.
Helio Sousa's side stunned Asia's top ranked team Islamic Republic of Iran 1-0 in a gripping Group C tie while Palestine also walked tall after holding three-time AFC Asian Cup winners Saudi Arabia to a goalless draw in Group D.
The historic clash between DPR Korea and Korea Republic, meanwhile, also ended 0-0 in Pyongyang.
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