• Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier
    Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

    SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday. …

  • Goal glut as Bhutan, Malaysia suffer

    Qatar recorded their biggest victory in international football when they eased past tiny Bhutan 15-0 while the UAE handed Malaysia a 10-0 rout in the Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. …

  • Chung accuses AFC of 'undermining' FIFA election

    By Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them …

  • Son spurs Laos rout; Hong Kong hold China

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - South Korea smashed eight past lowly Laos and Asian champions Australia battered Bangladesh 5-0 as the continent's elite made light work of the region's …

  • Qatar feels heat ahead of World Cup qualifier

    Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country's last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years …

  • Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence

    (Reuters) - Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth. Jedinak, who skippered …

  • Australia coach backtracks in pay dispute row

    (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has backtracked on critical comments and toed the party line of his employers Football Federation Australia (FFA) on a pay dispute that led to his players …

  • No pressure for Japan coach ahead of World Cup qualifiers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite a disappointing start to his tenure as Japan coach, Vahid Halilhodzic has been told by the Japan football association that his job is not under threat ahead of …

  • FIFA slams brakes on Singapore FA polls

    FIFA has told Singapore's football association to put internal elections on hold over possible political interference. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it has been in talks with the …

  • Australia coach fumes over distracting pay dispute

    (Reuters) - Australia players opted to boycott team activities on Tuesday over a long-running pay dispute, just 48 hours before their World Cup qualifier with Bangladesh, leaving head coach Ange …