At least three but no more than four teams from the Asian Football Confederation will qualify for France '98. Group winners automatically qualify then the two second place teams will play on neutral ground on Nov. 16, 1997. The winner qualifies, the loser must then play Oceania Group winner Australia in a home-and-home series on Nov. 22 and 29, 1997 for a bid.
Remaining Games: Oct. 17– Iran vs. China; Kuwait vs. Saudi Arabia. Oct. 24– Kuwait vs. Qatar; Saudi Arabia vs. Iran. Oct 31– China vs. Qatar; Iran vs. Kuwait. Nov. 6– Saudi Arabia vs. China. Nov. 7– Qatar vs. Iran . Nov 12– China vs. Kuwait; Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia..
Remaining Games: Oct. 18– Uzbekistan vs. S. Korea; Kazakhstan vs. UAE. Oct. 25– Uzbekistan vs. Kazakhstan. Oct 26– Japan vs. UAE. Nov. 1– S. Korea vs. Japan. Nov. 2– UAE vs. Uzbekistan. Nov 8– Japan vs. Kazakhstan. Nov. 9– UAE vs. S. Korea.
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