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3yDebayan Sen in Abu Dhabi

Eriksson: Football needs India, China and USA

Sven-Göran Eriksson speaks exclusively to ESPN about the Asian Cup, describing India's win over Thailand the tournament's "biggest surprise."

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Japan stroll in final Asian Cup warm-up game

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu remains undefeated after five games in charge following a 4-0 rout of Kyrgyzstan in Toyota City on Tuesday.

5yArjun Namboothiri

India on right track, but mind the potholes

Over-reliance on Sunil Chhetri, holes in midfield and defensive flaws are pressing issues for India despite favourable results.

5yDebayan Sen

Sen: Gurpreet leads India from the back

Sunil Chhetri grabbed the headlines once again, but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's inspired show was equally instrumental in India's win over Kyrgyzstan.

'Massive game for both teams' - Sen (3:37)
6yESPN Staff

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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6yESPN staff

Australia 3-0 Kyrgyzstan: Jedinak scores

Captain Mile Jedinak helped Australia get their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a first half penalty in his comeback from injury

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6yESPN staff

AFC: North Korea, Qatar win to pad leads

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.

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6yAssociated Press

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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7yESPN Staff

WCQ: Super sub Oar decisive for Australia

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou hailed the influence of substitute Tommy Oar in their opening 2018 WC Qualifier win against Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday.

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7yAssociated Press

Kyrgyzstan 1-2 Australia: Jedinak scores

Skipper Mile Jedinak scored in the second minute to set Asian champion Australia on its way to a 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan in its opening qualifier.

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference0
Goals Scored11
Goals Conceded11