Lebanese club Nejmeh has refused playing in Jerusalem against Hilal Al-Quds. What’s the point? Who’s to blame? Where are we going from here? Uri has some thoughts.
Qatar completed the group stage with another clean sheet and a win against rivals Saudi Arabia. Lebanon won against North Korea, but missed the knockout stage by a single yellow card.
Iran, Iraq & Saudi Arabia completed their qualification for the knockout stage, preparing for the groups’ last matchday that will present the Gulf War, the football version.
The Asian Cup group stage first round is done, and the Middle Eastern teams have struggled to produce enough quality.
While the tournament will take place in the Emirates, 12 teams from the Middle East will try to conquer Asia and win the tournament. This is the Western Asia team-by-team preview for the Asian Cup.