As the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup reaches its halfway mark, we look at who's on course to reach Qatar 2022 and who's as good as gone.
Japan continued working their way back to form while Iran produced a stunning come-from-behind win on Match Day 5 of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.
There will be plenty to play for as the third round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup return for the final international break of the year.
Having shown plenty of endeavour without reward so far in the Asian World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam will be looking for victory against Oman.
With late drama and star turns from some big names, there was plenty to digest from the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup resume on Thursday, we look at the main talking points from the six matches on Match Day 3.
Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
South Korea secured their first win in Group B as Paulo Bento's side saw off Lebanon to win 1-0 in Suwon.
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.
Lebanon's leading footballer, Mohammed Atwi, died Friday, nearly a month after he was wounded in Beirut by a stray bullet that hit him in the head.
Martin Boyle bagged a first-half double at ANZ Stadium and an assist after the break as Tim Cahill made a final international appearance.
He retired from international football last month after playing at a fourth World Cup but is likely to lace up for the Nov. 20 match in Sydney.
The Malaysia Super League will introduce a squad place for an ASEAN player in 2018, which helps Singapore midfielder Hariss Harun who returns to JDT.
Singapore vice-captain Hariss Harun wants Singapore to show 'fire and desire' in Tuesday's Asian Cup qualifier vs. Bahrain at the National Stadium.
Head coach V. Sundramoorthy insists Singapore have a strong chance of beating group leaders Bahrain in Tuesday's 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier.
Singapore continued their winless run in 2017 after a narrow 1-0 loss to Lebanon in a friendly at the National Stadium on Thursday night.
Tampines Rovers winger Hafiz Sujad is raring to go for Singapore, and targeting more goals, in upcoming internationals against Lebanon and Bahrain.
Khairul Amri is expected to lead the Singapore attack in the absence of Shahril Ishak for the home friendly against Lebanon on Thursday night.
After an excellent season, Singapore rising star Irfan Fandi is planning to head overseas next February after he finishes his National Service.
Singapore coach V. Sundramoorthy has selected Geylang's Shawal Anuar and Safirul Sulaiman for Thursday's game vs. Lebanon, 'one of Asia's best teams'.
Singapore will face Lebanon in a friendly next month at the National Stadium as a warm up for the crunch AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain.
"We need to win the league and the cup... you need to win it all," said JDT's new striker Mohammed Ghaddar on the eve of their Malaysia Cup campaign.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has given his vote of confidence to his former assistant Nelo Vingada, despite Malaysia's new coach making a losing start.