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Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall — Bhutan, ranked 209th and last by FIFA, will take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their tie with Sri Lanka after recording only their fourth ever win and first at this level in Thursday's match in Colombo.

Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall — SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Football's worst international side Bhutan are on the verge of a significant pay windfall if they can reach the second round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Mooney once again Ireland's headline act — (Reuters) - As Ireland prepare for their decisive Pool B clash with Pakistan on Sunday, all-rounder John Mooney finds himself at the centre of a 'did he or didn't he?' controversy that has once again put him in the World Cup headlines.

UAE beat Iran to win 2019 Asian Cup hosting rights — REUTERS - United Arab Emirates were, as expected, named hosts of the 2019 Asian Cup on Monday after beating outsiders Iran to stage the expanded 24-team tournament. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the safe bet decision after a meeting of their executive committee in Bahrain on Monday.

Double victory for Park in Singapore as she wins family bet — SINGAPORE, March 8 (Reuters) - South Korea's Park In-bee picked up a healthy win-double in one of the world's biggest gambling cities on Sunday after a father-daughter wager helped her focus to success at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.

Double victory for Park in Singapore as she wins family bet — SINGAPORE (Reuters) - South Korea's Park In-bee claimed the $1.4 million HSBC Women's Champions by two shots on Sunday as world number one Lydia Ko and third-ranked Stacy Lewis wilted in the Singapore heat.

Singapore's rising mercury a challenge for Ko's hot streak — Aug 21, 2014; London, Ontario, CAN; LPGA golfer and two time defending champion Lydia Ko (NZL) tees off on the first tee during the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament at London Hunt and Country Club.

Is expansion good or bad for Asian Cup? — SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has lauded the record lack of draws at the ongoing Asian Cup in Australia, but the absence of tied matches raises questions about the competitiveness of future 24-team expanded editions.

Struggling Wilkins supports Prince Ali's FIFA bid — (Reuters) - Jordan coach Ray Wilkins is convinced Prince Ali bin Al Hussein is the right man to clean up FIFA's tarnished image and the former England captain will be hoping the royal can reciprocate his support in a similarly tough battle.

Plucky Palestine ready to surprise Down Under — (Reuters) - Palestine's first Asian Cup finals appearance is likely to end in three defeats and a group stage exit but the rank outsiders have long proved capable of punching above their weight.
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