On 13 June, the winners of the AFC play-off between Australia and UAE on 7 June – also played at the same venue – will face Peru, who finished fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifiers. One day later, Costa Rica, who came fourth in the Concacaf qualifiers, will play OFC champions New Zealand. Both matches will start at 21:00 local time.
Central and South Asia: Iran Pro League resumes as Nassaji Mazandaran lift Cup, Sogdiana fly high in Uzbekistan
Bishkek: Nassaji Mazandaran won their first ever Hazfi Cup, paving the way for the Iran Pro League title race to resume, while Sogdiana reached the summit of the Uzbekistan Super League in the latest week of Central and South Asian football.
Elsewhere, there was a boost for Abdysh-Ata’s title bid in Kyrgyz Republic, while FC Khatlon and Bashundhara Kings held on to top spot in their respective leagues in very different manners in Tajikistan and Bangladesh.
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