It costs a lot to tempt a World Cup winning coach to China but Marcello Lippi paid back some of the $55 million or so on Tuesday.
One thing is for sure and that’s Asia will be sending at least four, possibly five, representatives to next year’s FIFA World Cup.
Jordan prepared for their opening Asian Cup qualifier in style as they ran out convincing 4-0 victors against Hong Kong at King Abdullah International Stadium on Thursday.
Singapore slipped to defeat again at the hands of Afghanistan after losing 2-1 in a friendly at Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium on Thursday.
Japan beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 in Al Ain on Thursday to move back into automatic contention for World Cup qualification.
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