Queiroz quits Iran amid tax confusion and 'pressures'

Carlos Queiroz and IranMarch 23 - Carlos Queiroz's uncomfortable tenure as Iran's coach ended on a bitter note when he was briefly barred from leaving the country over allegations of a reported $300,000-plus in unpaid taxes.

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Lahore bombing forces Pakistan 2018 qualifier to be switched to Bahrain

Pakistan vs yemenMarch 19 - Pakistan's home World Cup qualifier against Yemen has been switched to neutral ground in Bahrain after it was postponed following Sunday's deadly bombings in Lahore.

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Egypt: Prosecutor indicts 16 fans as terrorists over Zamalek massacre

Zamalek UltrasBy Mark Baber
March 18 - Egypt's Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has indicted 16 defendants for the Zamalek massacre in which 20 fans died after a crowd outside the stadium was fired upon by police before the game between Zamalek and Enppi on February 8.

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China turns its sports focus on building a football revolution

Chinese fansBy Andrew Warshaw
March 18 - China is setting out a blueprint for staging the World Cup a generation down the road by raising the standard of the national team as part of a sweeping development project.

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Bhutan glory: world's worst team qualifies for World Cup group stages

Chencho GyeltshenMarch 18 - Bhutan, officially the world's worst national team, have pulled off a second straight fairytale victory by defying all the odds - and this time progressed to the second round of Asian World Cup qualifying.

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Pakistan v Yemen World Cup qualifier postponed after Lahore bombings

Pakistan vs yemenBy Mark Baber
March 17 - FIFA has postponed the Pakistan v Yemen World Cup qualifier, which had been scheduled for today, following Sunday's twin bombings aimed at Christians in Lahore.

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Bhutan and East Timor take giant killing strides in World Cup qualifiers

MaxW640imageVersiondefaultAR-150319635March 13 - Bhutan, the world's worst international team according to FIFA rankings, defied their lowly status by securing a shock 1-0 win over Sri Lanka in their World Cup qualifying debut as the Asian zone kicked off for places in Russia in 2018.

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Exclusive interview: Zico, the 'White Pele'on the Indian Super League

ZicoBrazilian superstar Zico, often referred to as the 'White Pelé', was not only a fantastic player, but he has become a respected and a successful professional coach. Having coached in Iran, Japan and Brazil, more recently he has become an idol in India's Goa.

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AFC to take 2019 Asian Cup to UAE

UAE fansMarch 10 - The Gulf region has struck yet another blow for staging major tournaments with the news that The United Arab Emirates has been awarded hosting rights to the 2019 Asian Cup.

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