2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
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409dJayaditya Gupta

Top 10 WC memories: Portugal 7 North Korea 0

Cristiano Ronaldo left a lasting impression in 2010 as Portugal routed North Korea, whose misery extended well beyond the scoreline.

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577dMichael Church

S Korea thrash Japan to win East Asian title

South Korea handed fellow 2018 World Cup finalists Japan a brutal 4-1 thrashing in Tokyo on Saturday night to win the 2017 East Asian Championships.

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581dMichael Church

Shoji wonder goal fires Japan over China

Japan made it two wins out of two in the East Asian Championships after Gen Shoji's outrageous strike helped them to a 2-1 win over China on Tuesday.

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581dMichael Church

Japan experiment without Kagawa, Honda

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has set his sights on another two wins in the at the East Asian Championship, despite the absence of Europe-based stars.

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584dMichael Church

Ideguchi helps Japan edge North Korea

Japan scored a late 1-0 win over North Korea after China and South Korea played out a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the Esat Asian Championships.

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607dPaul Murphy

Mou couldn't stop Malaysia defeats - Satia

Not even Jose Mourinho could have led Malaysia to Asian Cup victories over North Korea and Lebanon, says ex-national boss B. Satianathan.

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609dPaul Murphy

Winless Vingada wants to stay for AFF Cup

Malaysia boss Nelo Vingada has vowed to fight on, despite failing to win any of his first seven matches and wants to stay on for the 2018 AFF Cup.

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610dPaul Murphy

Malaysia lose again, exit Asian Cup race

Malaysia are officially out of contention for a place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after North Korean striker Kim Yu-song's first half hat trick.

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611dPaul Murphy

TMJ to review Malaysia flops, boss Vingada

FAM boss TMJ will discuss the Malaysia national team after the second game of their Asian Cup qualifying double header vs. North Korea on Monday.

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612dPaul Murphy

Malaysia to ring changes for Asian qualifier

Nelo Vingada will ring the changes for Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea on Monday after Friday's 4-1 defeat to the same opponents.

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613dPaul Murphy

Malaysia thrashed 4-1 by North Korea

Malaysia's 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying hopes lie in tatters after they were outclassed in a 4-1 defeat to North Korea.

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617dNicolas Anil

Nor Azam fills in for Safiq for Malaysia

Pahang midfielder Nor Azam could win his first cap in place of the suspended Safiq Rahim in Friday's 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier vs. North Korea.

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617dNicolas Anil

Vingada eyes 'Cup final effect' on Malaysia

Nelo Vingada says the timing of Saturday's Malaysia Cup final could hinder his side's chances in this week's Asian Cup qualifiers vs. North Korea.

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622dESPN Staff

S. Kunanlan, Shas return to Malaysia squad

Nelo Vingada has called up 12 players from champions JDT for Malaysia's AFC Asian Cup qualifying double header against North Korea on Nov. 10 and 13.

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622dESPN Staff

Malaysia venue setback for Asian qualifiers

Malaysia have been dealt a potential blow for their Asian Cup qualifiers vs. North Korea on Nov. 10 and 13 set for remote Buriram instead of Bangkok.

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623dPaul Murphy

Safiq escapes with one-game Malaysia ban

Captain Safiq Rahim has been cleared to play in the second match of Malaysia's crucial 2019 Asian Cup qualifying double header against North Korea.

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627dESPN Staff

Malaysia's Thailand home away from home

Winless Nelo Vingada is hopeful Malaysia will end their losing run now that they will face North Korea in Thailand in two Asian Cup qualifiers.

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630dESPN Staff

Malaysia to play N Korea in Thailand - AFC

Malaysia will face North Korea in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying double header in Thailand next month after a ruling from Asia's governing body.

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634dESPN Staff

Malaysia to play N Korea at neutral venue

Malaysia will play both their AFC Asian Cup qualifying matches against North Korea in November on neutral territory, the AFC confirmed on Friday.

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637dNicolas Anil

Malaysia could play N Korea on neutral soil

The AFC says Malaysia's rescheduled 2019 Asian Cup qualifying match away to North Korea could be played at a neutral venue.

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643dNicolas Anil

Clueless Malaysia lack discipline, game plan

Red cards, lack of goals and no victories... Malaysia have got even worse, and risk missing out of the 2019 Asian Cup after another qualifying loss.

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652dMichael Church

Five best World Cup playoffs

Ahead of Australia's AFC World Cup playoff against Syria, Michael Church looks back at five memorable showdowns involving Asian sides.

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654dESPN Staff

Malaysia win over HK 'mandatory' - Vingada

Coach Nelo Vingada believes the postponement of their AFC Asian Cup qualifier in North Korea will give Malaysia impetus to beat Hong Kong on Oct. 10.

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656dESPN Staff

AFC postpones N Korea vs. Malaysia again

Malaysia's Asian Cup qualifier in North Korea was postponed for a third time on Thursday after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel ban.

2019 AFC Cup Standings

GROUP AGPWDLGDP
United Arab Emirates3120+25
Thailand3111-24
Bahrain311104
India310203
GROUP BGPWDLGDP
Jordan3210+37
Australia3201+36
Palestine3021-32
Syria3012-31
GROUP CGPWDLGDP
South Korea3300+49
China3201+26
Kyrgyz Republic310203
Philippines3003-60
GROUP DGPWDLGDP
Iran3210+77
Iraq3210+47
Vietnam3102-13
Yemen3003-100
GROUP EGPWDLGDP
Qatar3300+109
Saudi Arabia3201+46
Lebanon3102-13
North Korea3003-130
AFC ASIAN CUP - GROUP FGPWDLGDP
Japan3300+39
Uzbekistan3201+46
Oman310203
Turkmenistan3003-70