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If they are re-instated to FIFA in time. If not, they will either forfeit all their matches 3-0, or FIFA/AFC might bring in the next best team who did not qualify to take their place. It's anyone's guess until a definitive statement is made by AFC/FIFA.pieter wrote:
what about Kuwait? can they play the Asia Cup qualifiers?
Don’t know why it’s in Korea. But I’m pretty sure it was postponed due to a terrorist or security threat.pieter wrote:why is Kyrgystan-Burma played in Korea? why was it postponed?
http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017 ... ty-threat/pieter wrote: why is Kyrgystan-Burma played in Korea? why was it postponed?
pieter wrote:I suppose Kyrgystan qualifies for their first Asia Cup......
Wasn’t shocked that they won or even qualified. In the previous game they had Myanmar on the ropes away from home. Was just alittle shocked they beat Myanmar by 4.TheRoonBa wrote:Not a huge shock that they won (162 against 177 on eloratings, for example - the winning expextancy before the match was 66-34 in favour of Kyrgyzstan). Margin of victory was probably expected to be about 2 though, not 4.
Not a huge shock that they qualified either - with the field set to 24 teams, and Kyrgyzstan ranked 2nd in their group, and 21st overall in Asia.
Good to see new teams, I suppose - but in my opinion, having half the AFC teams qualify is too much..
Totally agree with you man. It really just depends on the draw. Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan could most definitely get thru to the knockout round with a good draw. Don’t see them going much further than that. The only “-Stan” team that can obviously make some serious noise is Uzbekistan. I truly thought they were going to qualify for the World Cup this time around. Have a very good youth system as well.TheRoonBa wrote:I think all these "stan" teams can be competitive at home - but I think they will be shown up when it comes to playing at a major tournament. In the World Cup qualifiers, they did well against Jordan, but when they played a top-class AFC team (Australia), they lost 1-2 at home, and 3-0 away - I'd translate this to a 2-0 defeat at a neutral venue. The other teams in their group (Tajikistan and Bangladesh) weren't much of a challenge.
I think that is the best they can hope for against the big teams. They might be able to sneak a narrow win against medium-rated teams, which might be enough to get them into the last 16 - but I think that is as far as they will go.
Still - I didn't expect Wales to get to the semi-finals of the Euros, so you never know!
Never mind, I get what you meanEagles19 wrote:Didn’t Hong Kong host?nfm24 wrote:Yay! The team which hosted the very first Asian Cup game has finally qualified.
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Let's hope Israel can join AFC again. It would mean a sign of peace for Middle East.pieter wrote: with Yemen and Lebanon every Middle East team once qualified for the AC (Lebanon was there once before but as hosts they did not have to qualify)