Singapore, Malaysia and India have been handed a tough qualifying route to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after Monday's third round draw in Abu Dhabi.
India will begin their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign away to Myanmar in Group A on March 28.
The AFC have banned Timor-Leste from participating in the 2023 Asian Cup for falsifying documents of their Brazilian-born players.
Former S.League coach Darren Stewart, a Singapore-based ex-Australia international, is the new head coach of Maldives, replacing Ricki Herbert.
The results weren't great, but Malaysia's trip into the unknown on their Oceania tour should pay off in November's Suzuki Cup, writes Jason Dasey.
The European Championship has expanded to 24, giving more sides the chance to take part. Asian football should follow the lead, says John Duerden.