The World Cup Alphabet – I is for…

The list continues, today Dennis Gedling looks at two Asian Confederation members – one a modern powerhouse with five finals qualifications, the other an underperformer with a quirky tale of (almost) qualification

November 16th 2005 Why was it a great night?

In three days it will be 10 years since Australia qualified for the 2006 World Cup and Vaughan Menlove reflects on that night in Sydney, a night which he saw as a pivotal night for not just Australian football but Australian sport.

Asian Cup – Iran v Bahrain: One of the Cup favourites satisfies its legion of fans.

Iran seems to have a strong squad of fans. Local Iranians? Supportive neutrals? International visitors? Roy Hay spends the night in the commentary box and sees the favourites get home.