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2-0-1, 1st in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

South Korea step up Asian Cup preparations

South Korea maintained their unbeaten start under former Portugal coach Paulo Bento on Tuesday as they thrashed Uzbekistan 4-0 in Brisbane.


Cuper takes over as Uzbekistan manager

Former Valencia manager Hector Cuper has been named the new head coach of Uzbekistan, the country's football association announced on Wednesday.

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2yPaul Murphy

Vietnam lose to Uzbekistan in AFC U23 final

Vietnam suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 loss after extra-time against Uzbekistan in the AFC U23 Championship final in snowy Changzhou, China on Sunday.

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2yJohn Duerden

Ki 'fit' but may not start for South Korea

Captain Ki Sung-Yueng may still not start for South Korea in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Uzbekistan despite being 'fit' says coach Shin Tae-Yong

2yMichael Church

Iran first Asian nation to reach World Cup

Iran became the first Asian nation to book their place at the finals of next year's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan.

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3yJohn Duerden

AFC WCQ: Iran, South Korea, Australia win

Japan, South Korea and Iran all secured key victories on Tuesday, in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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AFC: China shock S. Korea; Australia held

Yu Dabao's header and a stirring second-half performance by goalkeeper Zeng Cheng saw Marcello Lippi's side claim a 1-0 win over South Korea.

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AFC: Australia, Japan draw; China beaten

Mile Jedinak's penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Australia against Japan while Iraq and Uzbekistan secured victories in 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying.

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AFC: Wins for S Korea, Japan; China lose

Spurs' star Son Heung-Min struck the winner as South Korea followed Japan in recording second-half victories in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

3yJohn Duerden

Duerden: Japan's UAE Panenka hoodoo

An unlucky Japan side were left seething after losing 2-1 in Saitama to United Arab Emirates in controversial fashion, writes John Duerden.

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WCQ: Australia vs. Japan, S.Korea vs. Iran

Australia and Japan will meet in the final round of 2018 AFC World Cup qualification for the third successive time following the draw in Malaysia.

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AFC: China advance, North Korea crash out

China completed a remarkable transformation in their 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Qatar to advance to the third round.

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AFC WCQ: Australia and Jordan both cruise

Australia hammered Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying in Ange Postecoglou's biggest win as head coach on Thursday.

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MSL: Perak's import MF may be ineligible

Perak's new Uzbekistan striker Oybek Kilichev could be ineligible for the 2016 Malaysia Super League season because he came from second division club.

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AFC WCQ: Cahill hat trick vs. Bangladesh

Australia's record-scorer Tim Cahill grabbed a first half hat trick as the Asian champions eased to a 4-0 victory over Bangladesh.

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AFC: Jordan surprise Australia, Japan win

Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday and move to the top of Group B in the second round of

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AFC WC Qualifiers: India shocked by Guam

Asia's smallest football nation Guam have sprung yet another surprise in Group D of the AFC WC qualifiers by defeating visitors India 2-1 on Tuesday.

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Friendles: Fabregas, Spain beat Costa Rica

Spain quickly shrugged off an early Costa Rica goal to win 2-1 in an international friendly in the northern city of Leon on Thursday night.