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India drawn against Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran in AFC U-16

India have been drawn against two-time champions Saudi Arabia

Hosts India have been drawn alongside Iran, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Group A of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship, to be played in Goa in September-October 2016.

Saudi Arabia have previosly won the tournament twice in 1985 and 1988, while Iran have won it once in 2008.

16 teams from around the confederation - including reigning champions DPR Korea, who defeated Korea Republic 2-1 in the 2014 edition final in Thailand - will be vying for top honours...

Sundram looks to give Tampines Rovers parting gift in AFC Cup

Tampines boss Sundram is tipped to sign a one-year contract as Singapore national coach.

Tampines Rovers' coach V. Sundramoorthy is determined to lead his side to the quarterfinals of the AFC Cup in what is likely to be his last act in charge of the S.League giants.

The Stags will take on India's Mohun Bagan in the Round of 16 on Tuesday night at Indira Gandhi Stadium, looking to become the first Singaporean outfit to reach the last eight since the tournament was expanded to 32 teams in 2009.

Both sides have met earlier this year in the preliminary round of the qualifiers for the AFC...

China keep alive their 2018 World Cup hopes, as Australia and Japan cruise

China completed a remarkable transformation in their 2018 World Cup AFC qualifying campaign after a 2-0 victory over Qatar saw them advance to the third round on the road to Russia. 

Facing elimination if they failed to win in Xian, China brought the game to life just before the hour. Qatari goalkeeper Amine Lecomte saved from point-blank range but was helpless as the rebound was hit against the underside of the bar and bounced out.

The ball found its way to Huang Bowen, whose shot on the turn...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Australia, Jordan cruise in World Cup qualifiers as Thailand, Japan advance

Tom Rogic and Nathan Burns both scored doubles as the Socceroos thrashed Tajikistan 7-0 in Adelaide.

Australia hammered Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying in Ange Postecoglou's biggest win as head coach on Thursday.

The Socceroos went ahead through Massimo Luongo in the second minute, then Mile Jedinak slotted home a penalty in the 13th and went into the break at 2-0.

However, the floodgates opened in the second half as another penalty from Mark Milligan made it 3-0 in the 57th minute and Nathan Burns and Tomas Rogic both netted braces in the latter stages to put a gloss on the scoreline.


 By Jason Dasey

Coach Ashley Westwood brings Manchester United flavour to India

Former Manchester United junior Ashley Westwood coached Bengaluru FC to the 2013-14 I-League title.

As a player, Ashley Westwood was a teammate of Phil Neville as Manchester United won the 1995 FA Youth Cup by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final. And more than two decades later, on the other side of the world, the former defender is incorporating many of the same values he learnt under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Westwood, 39, is head coach at India's Bengaluru FC, not to be confused with his 25-year-old namesake who's a midfielder for Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The older Westwood...