2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule
4-0-0, 1st in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
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9dJames Olley

Saudi Arabia-led consortium buys Newcastle

A Saudi Arabia-led takeover of Newcastle United has been completed with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) buying the Premier League club.

86dGabriel Tan

Paulinho signs for Al Ahli after leaving China

Former Brazil international Paulinho has joined Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli after parting ways with Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou.

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151dAssociated Press

Saudi Arabia proposes World Cups every 2 years

Saudi Arabia's football federation has formally asked FIFA to look at staging biennial World Cups for men and women.

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India among five bids to host 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of five nations to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

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Amnesty Int. criticises Newcastle takeover

Human rights organisation Amnesty International have criticised Newcastle's potential takeover by the Saudi-backed consortium PCP Partners.

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Jesus and Sandro steer Brazil to victory

Brazil had scored 16 goals in their four previous wins against the Saudis but the home side matched the visitors, particularly in midfield.

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3yJohn Duerden

AFC teams exit Russia, look to January's Asian Cup

John Duerden takes a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference18
Goals Scored22
Goals Conceded4