Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
Oman pulled off a stunning upset of heavyweights Japan while Vietnam couldn't hold onto their narrow lead against Saudi Arabia
Asia's 12 remaining hopefuls will resume their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday when the third round of qualifiers begin.
Vietnam will face three heavyweights - Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia - in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
UAE's Ali Mabkhout scored a hat trick as as UAE crushed India 6-0.
India take on UAE, in a friendly in Dubai on Monday, four days after their 1-1 draw vs Oman.
Manvir Singhs 55th minute goal helped India come back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw.
India take on Oman in a friendly in Dubai on Thursday, their first international match in over a year.
India lost to Oman 1-0 in the fifth group game of the World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier in Muscat to all but end their World Cup dream.
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India paid the price for sitting back on their lead in the second half as Oman ran away with a late winner.
Sunil Chhetri seemed to have put India on course for victory in the AFC qualifiers , but two late goals from Oman undid the hosts' hard work.
Their performance today will indicate if India have any realistic chance of finishing in the top two in their group in this round of WC qualifying.
FIFA is considering adding Oman and Kuwait as hosts alongside Qatar if the 2022 World Cup expands from 32 to 48 teams.
Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and Korea boss calling time on a 40-year managerial career.
Australia captain Mark Milligan is happy his side is getting "into the habit of scoring goals" after the defending champions thrashed Oman 5-0.
Former Socceroos boss Pim Verbeek has been confirmed as the new coach of the Oman national team.
South Korea chalked up a 2-0 home win over Canada as Kim Bo-Kyung and Lee Jeong-Hyeop struck inside the first half hour.
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.
Australia hammered Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying in Ange Postecoglou's biggest win as head coach on Thursday.
Australia's record-scorer Tim Cahill grabbed a first half hat trick as the Asian champions eased to a 4-0 victory over Bangladesh.
North Korea, Qatar, Thailand and Jordan all won on Tuesday to maintain their group leads in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.
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
Radamel Falcao scored a penalty as Colombia controlled the second half to defeat Kuwait 3-1 in a friendly in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Malaysia coach Dollah Salleh says his nation will need better preparation for international matches in the wake of Thursday's humiliating 6-0 defeat in the friendly against Oman in Muscat.