The time was right for Uli Stielike to leave South Korea, with the country's World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.
With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in their region.
New Thailand boss Milovan Rajevac made an impressive competitive debut for an under-strength Thailand in World Cup qualifying, writes Paul Murphy.
Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea forward Son Heung-Min suffered a broken right forearm during a World Cup qualifier in Doha on Tuesday.
Marcello Lippi sought out the positives despite seeing his China side concede a late equaliser against Syria that all but ends their World Cup hopes.
With AFC WCQ proving to be a tight and tense affair, Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts look at how the Socceroos can advance.