2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule
0-1-1, 6th in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
4yMichael Church

Malaysia outclassed by Iraq in U23 opener

Individual mistakes proved costly as Ong Kim Swee's Malaysia were on the wrong side of a 4-1 defeat by Iraq to open their AFC U23 campaign in China.

4yMichael Church

Malaysia ready to upset Iraq in U23 opener

Coach Ong Kim Swee says Malaysia are capable of upsetting 2013 champions Iraq in Wednesday's AFC U23 opener in Changsu, China.

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4yESPN Staff

JDT recruit Adam primed for AFC U23 test

JDT's Adam Nor Azlin believes Malaysia will give a good account of themselves at the 2018 AFC Under-23 Championship in China, despite a tough draw.

4yESPN Staff

Iraq 'done Malaysia homework' at AFC U23

Iraq coach Abdul Ghani says he has respect for Malaysia as they prepare to take on the underdogs at the AFC U23 Championship in China on Wednesday.

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4yJohn Duerden

Syria can learn from Iraq to upset Aussies

Syria can learn from the heroics of 2007 Asian champions Iraq to upset the Socceroos in Thursday's 2018 AFC World Cup playoff in Malacca, Malaysia.

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4yMichael Church

Japan book World Cup spot, Koreans held

Japan beat Australia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, China won to keep their hopes alive, as South Korea drew in the penultimate round on Thursday.

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4yESPN Staff

Iraq boss remembers Asian Cup miracle

Ten years after Iraq's shock 2007 Asian Cup triumph, victorious coach Jorvan Vieira says tea and sleepless nights drove a war-torn nation to glory.

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4yMichael Church

AFC WCQ: Qatar beat S. Korea; Japan draw

Japan, China and U.A.E. were all held to costly draws in 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying, while Qatar kept slim hopes of Russia alive with S. Korea win.

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Iraq earn WCQ draw against Socceroos

The Socceroos have escaped with a nerve-wracking 1-1 draw against Iraq amid dreadful conditions in Tehran to leave their WCQ hopes in the balance.

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5yDermot Corrigan

Iraq submits 'El Clasico' film for Oscars

Iraq's official foreign-language Oscar submission this year is a film called "El Clasico" about two young Kurds who try to meet Cristiano Ronaldo.

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5yESPN Staff

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.

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference10
Goals Scored14
Goals Conceded4