2026 World Cup - Asian qualifiers

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All the energy's gone out of the crowd, it's so quiet now.
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In the meantime, Indonesia is making sure of their stage 3 qualification: 2:0 up against the Philippines after 60 min. With a win they won't be dependent on the Iraq-Vietnam match.
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Ed wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 15:51 In the meantime, Indonesia is making sure of their stage 3 qualification: 2:0 up against the Philippines after 60 min. With a win they won't be dependent on the Iraq-Vietnam match.
So is DPR Korea, now 3-0 up. Malaysia, who need a huge swing, are actually losing at home 0-1 to Taiwan at HT.
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And Thailand on 3:1 after 86'. They need one more....
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Heartbreak for Thailand. They came up one goal short of qualification. Now China qualifies on head-to-head result for the next stage.

Indonesia qualifies with a 2:0 win against the Philippines.
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Ed wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 16:29 Heartbreak for Thailand. They came up one goal short of qualification. Now China qualifies on head-to-head result for the next stage.

Indonesia qualifies with a 2:0 win against the Philippines.
Turns out the first match which China won at Thailand was the decisive match, which feels like ages ago since all four teams in this group changed coaches after the first window of matches.

And if somebody said before the start of this round that only one Southeast Asia team would advance to the next round (not counting the "fake" ASEAN team Australia of course, and assuming Malaysia could not overcome the GD deficit), who would have picked Indonesia to do it?
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Stream went down with 20mins to go so didn't get to see the action unfortunately. Singapore became China's friend in the end after being their enemy.
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DPR Korea won 4-1, so there will be a four East Asian teams in the final round.
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Malaysia won 3:1 against Taiwan. With this result anything better than a 7-goals deficit loss for Kyrgyzstan in Oman later today, is enough for Kyrgyzstan to qualify. Manageable it seems....
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Btw, not very AFC-like to schedule both last matches in groups that still need a decision on different start times. Normally they are sensitive enough to create equal sportive circumstances. I know, Asia has a lot of different time zones, but still...
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Ed wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 17:22 Btw, not very AFC-like to schedule both last matches in groups that still need a decision on different start times. Normally they are sensitive enough to create equal sportive circumstances. I know, Asia has a lot of different time zones, but still...
Some groups they cannot do it, like in Group D (one match in Malaysia and one match in Oman) and Group F (one match in Indonesia and one match in Iraq), but certainly for Group B (one match in Japan and one match in Laos) and Group C (one match in Korea Republic and one match in Thailand), they should have been able to do simultaneous kick-offs.

Wait, looks like they have brought forward the Group A match Kuwait vs Afghanistan by two hours, so both this match and the Qatar vs India match will kick off at the same time in about five minutes. https://www.fifa.com/en/tournaments/men ... filter=ALL
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And in coaching news, not surprisingly, Hector Cuper submitted his resignation from Syria after their WCQ elimination: https://www.dzairsport.net/hector-cuper ... onal-team/
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No luck with the streams for either game. Wanted India last MD and couldn't get them. India lead in Qatar!

Kyrgyzstan are winning in Oman too, if that holds it would be a really surprisingly strong showing in that group.
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Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 18:24 No luck with the streams for either game. Wanted India last MD and couldn't get them. India lead in Qatar!

Kyrgyzstan are winning in Oman too, if that holds it would be a really surprisingly strong showing in that group.
The Group A matches are available on FIFA+ in certain regions: https://www.fifa.com/en/tournaments/men ... tream-free
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amenina wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 18:44
Lorric wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 18:24 No luck with the streams for either game. Wanted India last MD and couldn't get them. India lead in Qatar!

Kyrgyzstan are winning in Oman too, if that holds it would be a really surprisingly strong showing in that group.
The Group A matches are available on FIFA+ in certain regions: https://www.fifa.com/en/tournaments/men ... tream-free
And that includes me! :D

Thanks a million! :smile1:

I'll just watch India for now, since the other game is irrelevant as long as they hold the lead.
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