Featured Matches
Previous
Arsenal
Besiktas
1
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
3
1
ESPNDeportes FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
4
0
ESPN3 FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 7 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
0
1
FT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
0
3
FT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
3
0
FT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
1
0
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Besiktas
1
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Napoli
3
1
ESPNDeportes FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen
4
0
ESPN3 FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 7 - 2
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Steaua Bucuresti
1
0
ESPN3 FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Malmo FF
SV Salzburg
3
0
ESPN3 FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2
Game Details
Aston Villa
Leyton Orient
0
1
FT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sunderland
0
3
FT
Game Details
Bradford City
Leeds United
2
1
FT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Queens Park Rangers
1
0
FT
Game Details
Stoke City
Portsmouth
3
0
FT
Game Details
Los Angeles Galaxy
DC United
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
León
Herediano
1
1
FT
Game Details
Municipal
Pachuca
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Cobresal
General Díaz
2
2
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 4
Game Details
Independiente Terán
Trujillanos
1
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Libertad
Nacional Potosí
3
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 1
Game Details
River Plate
Universidad Católica
3
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
Internacional
Bahia
0
1
LIVE 45'
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportivo La Guaira
0
0
LIVE 3'
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Alianza Lima
Barcelona
0
0
LIVE 3'
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Atletico Rafaela
Newell's Old Boys
2
3
FT
Game Details
Rosario Central
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
0
1
FT
Game Details
River Plate
Defensa y Justicia
3
0
FT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Boca Juniors
3
0
LIVE 71'
Game Details
Irapuato
U.A.N.L
1
0
LIVE 93'
Game Details
Morelia
Celaya
3
0
ESPNDeportes FT
Game Details
Oaxaca
Chiapas
0
0
FT
Game Details
Atlas
Mineros de Zacatecas
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Santos
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
UNAM
Mérida
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Zacatepec
Guadalajara
ESPNDeportes 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
América RN
Atletico Paranaense
3
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Santa Rita
5
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Botafogo
Ceará
0
2
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Bragantino
Corinthians
0
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
Flamengo
0
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Palmeiras
Atlético MG
0
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
LDU Quito
Deportivo Quito
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Seoul
Pohang Steelers
0
0
FT-Pens
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0FC Seoul win 3-0 on penalties
Game Details
Guangzhou Evergrande
Western Sydney Wanderers
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 2
Game Details
Amazulu
Bloem Celtic
0
2
FT
Game Details
Mamelodi Sundowns
Orlando Pirates
0
3
FT
Game Details
Pretoria Univ
Free State Stars
0
1
FT
Game Details
Silver Stars
Kaizer Chiefs
0
2
FT
Game Details
SuperSport United
Mpumalanga Black Aces
1
2
FT
Game Details
Saprissa
Santos
Postp
Game Details
Carmelita
Club Sport Uruguay
2
0
FT
Game Details
Cartagines
Perez Zeledon
Postp
Postponed - now being played Sun, Aug 31
Game Details
Antigua
Marquense
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Petapa
Coatepeque
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vida
Marathon
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Serie A season preview: AS Roma

AS Roma 8 hours ago
Read
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Oct 16, 2008

Asia: Big guns sit pretty in qualifying

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - After stuttering in earlier rounds, Asia's top sides look to have finally found their feet in World Cup qualifying, with the highest-ranked teams leading the pack on the final stretch to South Africa 2010.

Only Japan have yet to find top gear, despite sitting comfortably in second place behind Australia in their group.

The Socceroos thumped Qatar 4-0 to go top of Group One on Wednesday, while 2002 World Cup semi-finalists South Korea routed the United Arab Emirates 4-1 to grab the Group Two lead.

Iran beat North Korea 2-1 to move second behind South Korea, followed by Saudi Arabia.

Japan still trail the Australians after an uninspiring 1-1 home draw with Uzbekistan, whose once promising campaign now looks to have fizzled out.

Australia coach Pim Verbeek praised his players for their perfect start to the final round of World Cup qualifying, their first campaign in Asia.

"We're very happy. Two games, six points, five goals scored, zero goals against -- not bad," the Dutchman told reporters.

"The goals were fantastic, the way we played, we controlled the game completely."

The European-based duo of Park Ji-sung and Lee Young-pyo had a big impact in South Korea's win, which gave them the advantage on goal difference in arguably the toughest of the two groups.

"They played well, but so did everybody," said coach Huh Jung-moo, whose side are chasing a place at their seventh-successive finals.

"There are no such things as weak teams at this stage and we have to build on this result and work hard."

While second in their group, Wednesday's draw increased the pressure on under-fire Japan coach coach Takeshi Okada, who has had little breathing space since taking over from Bosnian Ivica Osim last year.

Okada could be on borrowed time and his side's lukewarm performances have impressed few people in Japan, with Shunsuke Nakamura accusing the team of "fancy" but ineffective football.

"It's okay to play ugly sometimes," said the Celtic midfielder. "It doesn't matter if it's not pretty -- we need to be more direct in front of goal."

The top two teams from each of the two groups qualify automatically for the 2010 World Cup.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.