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.
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.
Australia were the only team to make the final 12 on Matchday 9 of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Asia, meaning there are eight spots up for grabs.
Al-Nasr have signed midfielder Dia Saba from Guangzhou R&F on a two-year deal, becoming the first Arab club to sign a player from Israel.
Hosts UAE, who lost 4-0 to Qatar in the Asian Cup semifinals, claim that Almoez Ali and Bassam Al-Rawi do not meet FIFA nationality requirements.
The Asian Football Confederation has launched an investigation into the throwing of shoes at Qatar players in the Asian Cup semifinal against UAE.
Qatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates.
Australia's Asian Cup defence ended after a 1-0 loss to hosts the United Arab Emirates, while Qatar also shocked heavyweight South Korea.
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India were punished for the wastefulness in front of goal as UAE made the most of their chances on Thursday.
Anirudh Thapa and Sunil Chhetri shone in attack but mistakes at the back proved costly against hosts UAE.
Centre-back Sandesh Jhingan, like India, made mistakes but UAE would agree they were in a proper contest on Thursday night.
Follow live scores and match updates as India take on UAE in their second group game at the AFC Asian Cup.
India haven't beaten UAE in 18 years, but after their win over Thailand, they will fancy their chances of getting at least a point.
One of the stars in India's victory over Thailand, the 21-year-old striker is reaping the benefits of being patient and keeping things simple.
India are being ultra-careful with what they eat as they prepare for their crucial fixture against UAE in the Asian Cup.
Hosts United Arab Emirates needed a late penalty from a handball to salvage a 1-1 draw with Bahrain in the opening match of the Asian Cup.