Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s national teams will take another step towards the FIFA World Cup 2026 and the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ when the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 kicks off next Thursday.
The dream remains alive for the 10 teams that made it through the first round of the Asian Qualifiers last month and they will join the remaining 26 Member Associations to continue their journey.
Kuala Lumpur: Bahrain are optimistic of their knockout stage chances after being drawn in Group E of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™.
Assistant coach Ahmed Alamrei described the draw as balanced, expressing confidence that Bahrain had every chance of advancing to the Round of 16 from a group that also consists former winners Korea Republic, Malaysia and Jordan.
Kuala Lumpur: The cast for the AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 Round of 16 has started to assemble with two teams booking their spots on Matchday Four.
There is, however, still much to play for and as we await the next round of fixtures at the end of November, the-AFC.com takes a look at how the groups stand with UAE's Al Ain FC and Pohang Steelers of Korea Republic the first teams through to the Round of 16.