1997 MATCHES

ASIA

02/02/1997, Beirut, Burj Hammoud Stadium, 6000
Friendly International
LEBANON             1 (Jamal Taha 12')
JORDAN              0
Referee:            Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)

07/02/1997, Amman, Amman Stadium, 12000
Friendly International
JORDAN              0
LEBANON             0

09/02/1997, Bangkok, 30000
Kings Cup
THAILAND            1 (Natipong Sritong-in 70')
JAPAN               1 (Shoji Jo 65')
Thailand:           Chaiyong Khumpiam, Jakarat Tonhongsa, Natee Tongsukkao, 
                    Surachi Jaturapattarapong, Kritsada Piandit, Sanor Longsawang, 
                    Dusit Chalermsan, Worrawoot Srimaka, Natipong Sritong-in, 
                    Pongtorn Thiubthong (Piyapong Pue-on 65').
Japan:              Kenichi Shimokawa, Tadashi Nakamura, Norio Omura, Masami Ihara, Naoki Soma,
                    Hiroaki Morishima (Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 78'), Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
                    Hiroshi Nanami, Masakiyo Maezono, Kazuyoshi Miura, Shoji Jo.
Coaches:            Thailand: Chanwit Polchivin.
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              Thailand: Worrawoot Srimaka [Y 7'], Sanor Longsawang [Y 49'],
                              Piyapong Pue-on [Y 90'].
                    Japan: Masami Ihara [Y 90'].
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).

09/02/1997, Beirut, 12000
Friendly International
LEBANON             0
JORDAN              0

12/02/1997
Friendly International
SAUDI ARABIA        0
SYRIA B             0
Note:               Not a full FIFA international.

16/02/1997, Baghdad, 8000
Friendly International
IRAQ                1 (Habib Jaafar 56')
JORDAN              0

21/02/1997, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Dunhill Cup
CHINA               3 (Fan Zhiyi 11' pen, Li Jinyu 59', Sui Dongliang 82')
SINGAPORE           1 (Mohamed Nazri Nasir 73')

23/02/1997, Kuala Lumpur, 12000
Dunhill Cup
MALAYSIA            0
SINGAPORE           0

23/02/1997, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Stadium, 16000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
HONG KONG           0
SOUTH KOREA         2 (Choi Moon-sik 61', Seo Jung-won 74')
Hong Kong:          Kevin Lokkar Win, Chi Tak Cheung, Kam Fai Ku, Chi Keung Chan,
                    Wai Chiu Chan, Kin Wo Lee, Chung Man Chiu (Wai Man Lee 65'), 
                    Stephen Sung Lin Yung, Kai Wah Lo (? 87'), Wai Lun Au (Kwan Lung Wai 81'),
                    Timothy Bredbury.
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Choi Young-il [c], Lee Ki-hyung, Kim Tae-young,
                    Yoon Jung-hwan (Kim Sang-hoon 46'), Kim Do-hoon (Choi Moon-shik 70'),
                    Seo Jung-won, Kim Hyun-soo (Lee Sang-heon 46'), Kim Jong-soo, 
                    Yoo Sang-Cheol, Park Keon-ha.
Referee:            Yoshimi Ogawa (Japan).
Coaches:            Hong Kong: Kwok Ka Ming.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              None.

24/02/1997, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Merdeka Stadium
Dunhill Cup
INDONESIA           1 (Widodo C. Putro 3')
VIETNAM             0

25/02/1997, Kuala Lumpur
Dunhill Cup
MALAYSIA            0
CHINA               2 (Su Maozhen 60', Sui Dongliang 72')

02/03/1997, Bangkok, National Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
THAILAND            1 (Piyapong Pue-on 48')
SOUTH KOREA         3 (Roh Sang-Rae 18', Ha Seok-joo 74', Choi Moon-Shik 86')
Thailand:           Chaiyong Khumpiam, Sing Totavee, Jakarat Tonghonsa, Sanor Longsawang, 
                    Natee Tongsukkao, Natipong Sritong-in, Tawatchai Ongtrakul, 
                    Surachai Jaturapattarapong (Kiatisak Senamuang 28'), 
                    Surachai Jirasirichote, Dusit Chalermsan [c] (Piyapong Pue-on 46'),
                    Pongtorn Thiubthong (Kritsada Piandit 78').
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Lee Sang-heon, Choi Young-il [c], Lee Ki-hyung,
                    Kim Do-hoon (Park Keon-ha 76'), Seo Jung-won, Ko Jong-soo, Yoo Sang-cheol, 
                    Roh Sand-rae (Choi Moon-shik 46'), Ha Seok-joo (Kim Tae-young 79'), 
                    Hong Myung-bo.
Referee:            Lu Jun (China).
Coaches:            Thailand: Chanvit Polchivin.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              Thailand: Jakarat Tonghongsa [Y 40'], Natee Tongsukkao [Y 72'].
                    South Korea: None.

02/03/1997, Riyadh, King Fahad Stadium
Friendly International
SAUDI ARABIA        3
SYRIA               0

05/03/1997, Riyadh, King Fahad Stadium
Friendly International
SAUDI ARABIA        1
SYRIA               1

06/03/1997, Muharraq
Friendly International
BAHRAIN             1
OMAN                0
Referee:            Sultan Mujalli Al-Aalaq (Bahrain).

09/03/1997, Bangkok, National Stadium, 10000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
THAILAND            2 (Kritsada Piandit 23', Natipong Sritong-in 79')
HONG KONG           0
Thailand:           Chaiyong Khumpiam, Kritsada Piandit, Pairote Pongjan,
                    Surachai Jirasirichote, Natee Tongsukkao, Supakit Suwannachot 
                    (Dusit Chalermsan 23'), Sanor Longsawang, Kiatisuk Senemuang, 
                    Surachai Jatturapattara (Jaiman Tersdak 56'), Natipong Sritong-in,
                    Pongtorn Thiubthong (Piyapong Pue-on 52').
Hong Kong:          Kevin Lokkar Win, Chi Tak Cheung (Wai Man Lee 74'), Kam Fai Ku,
                    Chi Keung Chan, Wai Chiu Chan, Kin Wo Lee, Tse Kong Chan (Kai Wah Lo 53'),
                    Stephen Sung Lin Yung, Chung Cheng Sin Siu, Wai Lun Au (Kwan Lung Wai 74'),
                    Timothy Bredbury.
Referee:            Abdulaziz Al-Dokhail (Saudi Arabia).
Coaches:            Thailand: Chanvit Polchivin.
                    Hong Kong: Ka Ming Kwok.
Cards:              Thailand: Pairote Pongjan [Y 23'], Surachai Jirasirichote [Y 34'].
                    Hong Kong: Kam Fai Ku [Y 58'], Timothy Bredbury [Y 81'].

09/03/1997, Damman
Friendly International
SAUDI ARABIA        2
INDONESIA           0

12/03/1997, Damman
Friendly International
SAUDI ARABIA        3 ()
INDONESIA           1 (Irwansyah)

15/03/1997, Bangkok, National Stadium, 20000
Friendly International
THAILAND            3 (Kiatisuk Senamuang 16', 67', Dusit Chalermsan 48')
JAPAN               1 (Kazuyoshi Miura 29')
Thailand:           Dusit Chalermsan, Samson Pobprasert,
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK),

16/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Shah Alam Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
TAIWAN              0
SAUDI ARABIA        2 (Obeid Al-Dosari 34', Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 37')
Taiwan:             Cheng Hsing Yang, Kuo Chen Chang, Chun I Wu, Jui Chen Hsu, Kuei Jen Chen,
                    Che Ming Huang, Ching Tueng Yeh, Wen Han Lin (Pao Tai Su 74'), 
                    Kun Shan Chen, Te Ming Hsu, Chung Wen Wu.
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Mohammed Al-Jahani, 
                    Khalid Al-Mowalad, Abdulaziz Al-Janoubi (Abdullah Al-Dosari 59'), 
                    Obeid Al-Dosari, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Temawi (Fahad Mehalel 65'),
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Khamis Al-Dosari, Ibrahim Al-Harbi 
                    (Ahmed Al-Dosari 76').
Referee:            Hiroyuki Umemoto (Japan).
Coaches:            Taiwan: Mu Tsai Chaing.
                    Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada.
Cards:              Taiwan: Kun Shen Chen [Y 86'].
                    Saudi Arabia: Khalid Al-Muwalid [Y 74'].

16/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam Stadium, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
MALAYSIA            2 (Adnan Azman 43', Karim Idris 87')
BANGLADESH          0
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Rizal Sukiman (Munusamy Chandran 50'), Adnan Azman,
                    Azali Azmil, Ahmad Cik Zambil (Sulong Rosdee 28'), Wai Loon Yap, 
                    Abidin Zainal, Mohamed Noor Zami, Mohamed Yunus Nazri, 
                    Rajanikadhn Batumalai, K. Sanbagaraman.
Bangladesh:         Mohammed Ponir, Mohammed Iqbal, Mohammed Jewel Rana,
                    Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun, Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum, Mohammed Arman 
                    (Mohammed Nurul Manik 64'), Hossain Zakir Shaheen, Rakib Hossain, 
                    Mohammed Joarder Mamun (Sourav Majumder 78'), Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz 
                    (Ahmed Imtiaz 58'), Mohammed Masud Rana.
Referee:            Ji Hong Wei (China).
Coaches:            Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
                    Bangladesh: Otto Pfister (Germany).
Cards:              Malaysia: Wai Loon Yap [Y 25'], Adnan Azman [Y 87'].

18/03/1997, Kuwait City
Friendly International
KUWAIT              3
BAHRAIN             1
Referee:            Saad Kameel Mane (Kuwait).

18/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Shah Alam Stadium, 10000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
BANGLADESH          1 (Mohammed Jewel Rana 56')
TAIWAN              3 (Wen Han Lin 59', Che Ming Huang 62', Kuei Jen Chen 78')
Bangladesh:         Mohammed Ponir, Monem Munna, Mohammed Jewel Rana, Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun,
                    Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum, Mohammed Arman (Mohammed Nurul Manik 46'), 
                    Hossain Zakir Shaheen, Rakib Hossain, Mohammed Joarder Mamun 
                    (Sourav Majumder 66'), Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz, Mohammed Masud Rana 
                    (Mohammed Iqbal 71').
Taiwan:             Cheng Hsing Yang, Kuo Chen Chang, Chun I Wu (Pao Tai Su 46'), 
                    Jui Chen Hsu, Kuei Jen Chen, Che Ming Huang, Ching Tueng Yeh, Wen Han Lin,
                    Kun Shan Chen, Te Ming Hsu, Ching Wen Wu.
Referee:            Hameed Al-Hindyani (Kuwait).
Coaches:            Bangladesh: Otto Pfister.
                    Taiwan: Mu Tsai Chiang.
Cards:              Bangladesh: Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz [Y 61'].
                    Taiwan: Ching Wen Wu [Y 55'], Kuo Chen Chang [Y 58'].

18/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
MALAYSIA            0
SAUDI ARABIA        0
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Rahim Roslan (Munusamy Chandran 20' (Sulong Rosdee 79')),
                    Adnan Azman, Azali Azmil, Yusuf Suharmin (Ahmad Cik Zambil 56'),
                    Wai Loon Yap, Abidin Zainal, Mohamed Noor Zami, Mohamed Yunus Nazri,
                    Rajanikadhn Batumalai, Karim Idris.
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Ahmed Madani, Mohammed Al-Jahani, Khalid Al-Mowalad, 
                    Hussain Sulimani, Obeid Al-Dosari, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Temawi 
                    (Ahmed Al-Dosari 80'), Abdullah Zebermawi, Khamis Al-Dosari,
                    Ibrahim Al-Harbi (Sami Al-Jaber 76').
Referee:            Hiroyuki Umemoto (Japan).
Coaches:            Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
                    Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
Cards:              Malaysia: Adnan Azman [Y 19'], Wai Loon Yap [Y 30'], 
                              Munusamy Chandran [Y 67'].
                    Saudi Arabia: Khamis Al-Dosari [Y 64'], Obeid Al-Dosari [Y 71'].

19/03/1997, Abu Dhabi
Friendly International
UAE                 2
LEBANON             1
Referee:            Esa Mohamed Saleh (UAE).

20/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Shah Alam Stadium, 5000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
BANGLADESH          1 (Mohammed Jewel Rana 44')
SAUDI ARABIA        4 (Khalid Al-Mowalad 20', Khalid Al-Temawi 27', Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 65',
                       Fahad Mehalel 73')
Bangladesh:         Mohammed Ponir, Ruhul Amin, Mohammed Jewel Rana, Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun,
                    Prodip Kumar Prodder, Mohammed Arman, Hossain Zakir Shaheen 
                    (Mohammed Nurul Manik 24'), Rakib Hossain (Ahmed Imtiaz 75'), 
                    Mohammed Joarder Mamun, Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz, Mohammed Masud Rana.
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Ahmed Medani, Mohammed Al-Jahani (Fahad Mehalel 46'),
                    Khalid Al-Mowalad (Khamis Al-Zahrani 76'), Hussain Sulimani, 
                    Obeid Al-Dosari (Sami Al-Jaber 66'), Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Temawi,
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Khamis Al-Dosari, Ibrahim Al-Harbi.
Referee:            Fat Wah Wong (Hong Kong).
Coaches:            Bangladesh: Otto Pfister (Germany).
                    Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
Cards:              Bangladesh: Mohammed Masud Rana [Y 16'], Mohammed Nurul Manik [Y 42'].
                    Saudi Arabia: Khalid Al-Mowalad [Y 13'], Khamis Al-Zahrani [Y 88'].

20/03/1997, Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam Stadium, 10293
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
MALAYSIA            2 (Ahmad Cik Zambil 2', Sulong Rosdee 16')
TAIWAN              0
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Sulong Rosdee (Rizal Sukiman 72'), Ahmad Cik Zambil,
                    Azali Azmil (Rahim Roslan 41'), Yusuf Suharmin, K. Sanbagaraman 
                    (Munusamy Chandran 56'), Abidin Zainal, Mohamed Noor Zami, 
                    Mohamed Yunus Nazri, Rajanikadhn Batumalai, Karin Idris.
Taiwan:             Cheng Hsing Yang, Kuo Chen Chang, Chun I Wu (Ching Hau Sheen 46'), 
                    Jui Chen Hsu, Kuei Jen Chen, Che Ming Huang, Ching Tueng Yeh, Wen Han Lin 
                    (Pao Tai Su 40'), Kun Shan Chen, Te Ming Hsu, Ching Wen Wu.
Referee:            Ahmed Ibrahim Hakeem (UAE).
Coaches:            Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
                    Taiwan: 
Cards:              Malaysia: K. Sanbagaraman [Y 53'].
                    Taiwan: Kuo Chen Chang [Y 35'], Kuo Chen Chang [R 51'].

23/03/1997, Muscat (Oman), Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, 2000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
NEPAL               1 (Hari Khadka 23')
MACAO               1 (Cheang Chon Man 13')
Nepal:              Upendra Man Singh, Sunil Tulandhar, Dev Narayan Chaudhary,
                    Bal Gopal Maharajan, Rajesh Manandhar (Rajesh Thapa 37'), Raju Kajt Shakya,
                    Umesh Pradhan (Baju Pulami Magar 27'), Deepak Amatya, Saugesh Shrestha, 
                    Mani Bikram Shah, Hari Khadka.
Macao:              Fernando Alves Bento, Lei Chong (Roberto Peretainha 60'), Cheong Ung Sio,
                    Antonio Teles Pereira, Lam Ka Koi, Francisco Rodrigues, Joao Machado, 
                    Che Chi Man, Josi da Cruz Martins, Cheang Chon Man, Vong Son In 
                    (Ng Wan Long 46').
Referee:            Mahmoud Nurilddin Salman (Iraq)
Coaches:            Nepal: Yougamber Suwal
                    Macao: Junior Joao do Santos Lopes
Cards:              Nepal:
                    Macao: Antonio Teles Pereira [Y 78'], Francisco Rodrigues [Y 80'].

23/03/1997, Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, 2000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
OMAN                0
JAPAN               1 (Norio Omura 10')
Oman:               Awadh Al-Alawi, Gharib Al-Haidi, Khair Fairuz, Adil Al-Mukhani, 
                    Farid Al-Mazroi, Abdul Al-Alawi, Taqi Al-Siyabi, Mohamed Abdul Noor 
                    (Majdi Samir 59'), Saeed Al-Busaidy (Mohamed Al-Kathiri 78'), 
                    Nabeel Al-Siyabi (Yaqoob Al-Zaart 59'), Ahmed Al-Mazroofi.
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Masami Ihara, Norio Omura, 
                    Hiroshige Yanagimoto, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Yasuto Honda, Hiroshi Nanami, 
                    Kazuyoshi Miura, Hiroaki Morishima, Shoji Jo.
Referee:            Nik Haji Yaakub (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Oman: Mahmoud Al-Jowahri.
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              Oman: Abdul Al-Alawi [Y 28'].
                    Japan:

25/03/1997, Muscat (Oman), Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, 600
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
MACAO               0
JAPAN               10 (Takuya Takagi 14', 33', 72', Naoki Soma 43', 
                        Kazuyoshi Miura 54', 87' pen, Hiroaki Morishima 80', 82', 90',
                        Hiroshi Nanami 86')
Macao:              Fernando Alves Bento, Lei Chong, Ung Sio Cheong, Antonio Teles Pereira
                    (Weng Kin Kok 46'), Ka Koi Lam, Francisco Rodrigues, Chi Man Che 
                    (Wilfredo Marques 87'), Jos da Cruz Martins, Chon Man Cheang, 
                    Wan Long Ng, Joo Machado.
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Hiroshige Yanagimoto, Masami Ihara,
                    Norio Omura, Hiroaki Morishima, Motohiro Yamaguchi (Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 67'),
                    Yasuto Honda, Hiroshi Nanami, Takuya Takagi (Masayuki Okano 81'), 
                    Kazuyoshi Miura.
Referee:            Xuezhi Wang (China).
Coaches:            Macao: Junior dos Santos Lopes.
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              Macao: Ung Sio Cheong [Y 38'], Francisco Rodrigues [Y 62'], 
                           Fernando Alves Bento [R 87'].
                    Japan: Takuya Takagi [Y 39'].

25/03/1997, Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, 1000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
OMAN                1 (Saeed Al-Busaidy 75')
NEPAL               0
Oman:               Awadh Al-Alawi, Khair Fariuz, Farid Al-Mazroi, Hani Al-Nobi 
                    (Tayib Abdulnoor Mohamed 34'), Yaqoob Al-Za'abi, Majdi Samir, 
                    Saeed Al-Busaidy, Mohamed Al-Kathiri (Abdulaziz Al-Alawi 80'), 
                    Tayib Mohamed, Nabeel Al-Siyabi (Taqi Al-Siyabi 65'), Ahmed Al-Mazrooei.
Nepal:              Binod Kharel, Dev Narayan Chaudhary, Rajesh Thapa, Raju Kaji Shakya,
                    Narendra Shrestha (Chet Narayan Shrestha 85'), Saugesh Shrestha, 
                    Mani Bikram Shah (Gyanendra Sherchan 63'), Hari Khadka 
                    (Raju Pulami Magar 81'), Deepak Anatya, Bal Gopal Maharajan, 
                    Sunil Tuladhar.
Referee:            Yousef Shaikho (Syria).
Coaches:            Oman: Mahmoud Al-Jowahri.
                    Nepal: Yougamber Suwal.
Cards:              Nepal: Den Narayan Chaudhary [Y 9'], Mani Bikram Shah [Y 27'],
                           Gyanendra Sherchan [Y 85'], Raju Pulami Magar [Y 88'].

26/03/1997, Sharjah
Friendly International
UAE                 1
SYRIA XI            1
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

27/03/1997, Muscat (Oman), Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, 500
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
NEPAL               0
JAPAN               6 (Hiroaki Morishima 24', Takuya Takagi 47', 55', 89', Norio Omura 76',
                       Yasuto Honda 90')
Nepal:              Upendra Man Singh, Dev Narayan Chaudhary, Rajesh Thapa, Raju Kaji Shakya,
                    Narendra Shrestha (Srjun Lama 88'), Saugesh Shrestha 
                    (Raju Pulami Magar 83'), Mani Bikram Shah, Hari Khadka 
                    (Chet Narayan Shrestha 31'), Deepak Amatya, Bal Gopal Maharajan, 
                    Sunil Tuladhar.
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Hiroshige Yanagimoto (Tadashi Nakamura 81'),
                    Naoki Soma, Hiroaki Morishima, Masami Ihara, Norio Omura, 
                    Motohiro Yamaguchi (Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 72'), Yasuto Honda, Hiroshi Nanami, 
                    Takuya Takagi, Shoji Jo (Masayuki Okano 67').
Referee:            Sardar Nadjafaliev (Uzbekistan).
Coaches:            Nepal: Yougamber Suwal.
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              Nepal: Bal Gopal Maharajan [Y 25'], Saugesh Shrestha [Y 42'].
                    Japan:

27/03/1997, Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
OMAN                4 (Madji Samir 32', Nabeel Al-Siyabi 42', 56', Tayib Abdulnoor Mohamed 83')
MACAO               0
Oman:               Awadh Al-Alawi, Khair Fairuz (Mohsin Al-Harbi 46'), Farid Al-Mazroi, 
                    Adil Al-Mukhaini, Yaqoob Al-Za'abi, Majdi Samir 
                    (Tayib Abdulnoor Mohamed 70'), Saeed Al-Busaidy (Jamal Al-Balushi 59'), 
                    Abdulaziz Al-Alawi, Taqi Al-Siyabi, Nabeel Al-Siyabi, Ahmed Al-Mazrooei.
Macao:              Wilfredo Marques, Lei Chong, Ung Sio Cheong, Antonio Teles Pereira, 
                    Lam Ka Koi, Lei Io Veng (Vong Song In 49'), Che Chi Man, 
                    Jos Cruz Martins, Cheang Chon Man, Ng Wan Long (Kok Weng Kin 38'), 
                    Joo Machado (Roberto Pereirinha 82').
Referee:            Mahmoud Nurilddin Salman (Iraq).
Coaches:            Oman: Mahmoud Al-Jouhwari.
                    Nepal: Joao dos Santos Lopes.
Cards:              Oman:
                    Macao: Ung Sio Cheong [Y 57'].
 
27/03/1997, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Youth Welfare Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
TAIWAN              0
MALAYSIA            0
Taiwan:             Chen Hsing Yang, Wen Han Lin, Kun Shan Chen, Pao Tai Su, Chun I Wu, 
                    Te Ming Hsu, Jui Chen Hsu (Wen Cheng Huang 82'), Ching Wen Wu, 
                    Kuei Jen Chen, Che Ming Huang (Chun Huang Wu 90'), Ching Tueng Yeh.
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Sulong Rosdee (Yusuf Suharmin 59'), Azali Azmil, 
                    Adnan Azman, Sukiman Rizal (Ahmad Cik Zambil 65'), Munusamy Chandran
                    (Abdul Rahman Samsurin 54'), Karim Idris, Abidin Zainal, Wai Loon Yap,
                    Mohamed Noor Zami, Rajanikadhn Batumalai.
Referee:            Mohamed Al-Kaabi (Oman).
Coaches:            Taiwan: Mu Tsai Chiang.
                    Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
Cards:              Taiwan: Kun Shan Chen [Y 55'], Cheng Hsing Yang [Y 64'], 
                            Te Ming Hsu [Y 74'].
                    Malaysia: Munusamy Chandran [Y 42'], Azali Azmil [Y 64'].

27/03/1997, Jeddah, Youth Welfare Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
SAUDI ARABIA        3 (Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 2', Obeid Al-Dosari 43', Abdullah Al-Dosari 79')
BANGLADESH          0
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Mohammed Al-Jahani,
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Hussain Sulimani, Abdullah Al-Dosari, 
                    Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Temawi (Sami Al-Jaber 63'), 
                    Ibrahim Al-Harbi (Abdulaziz Al-Dosari 71'), Khamis Al-Dosari, 
                    Obeid Al-Dosari (Fahad Mehalel 67').
Bangladesh:         Biplob Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Arman, Hossain Zakir Shaheen 
                    (Mohammed Iqbal 88'), Mohammed Jewel Rana, Rakib Hossain,
                    Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum, Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun, Mohammed Joarder Mamun 
                    (Mohammed Nurul Manik 64'), Prodip Kumar Prodder, Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz 
                    (Mohammed Al-Amim Rana 68'), Mohammed Masud Rana.
Referee:            Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
                    Bangladesh: Otto Pfister (Germany).
Cards:              Saudi Arabia: Khamis Al-Dosari [Y 56'].
                    Bangladesh: Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum [Y 54'], Mohammed Arman [R 61'].

29/03/1997, Jeddah, Youth Welfare Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
SAUDI ARABIA        3 (Khalid Al-Muwalid 59', 85', Obeid Al-Dosari 87')
MALAYSIA            0
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Mohammed Al-Jahani, 
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Hussain Sulimani, Abdullah Al-Dosari 
                    (Abdulaziz Al-Dosari 55'), Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Temawi, 
                    Ibrahim Al-Harbi, Obeid Al-Dosari, Khalid Al-Mowalad.
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Sukiman Rizal, Azali Azmil, Ahmad Cik Zambil 
                    (Yusuf Suharmin 63'), Adnan Azman (Azahar Ahmad Shahrul 85'), Wai Loon Yap,
                    Karim Idris, Abidin Zainal, Mohamed Yunus Nazri (Sulong Rosdee 39'), 
                    Mohamed Noor Zami, Rajanikadhn Batumalai.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
                    Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
Cards:              Saudi Arabia: Obeid Al-Dosari [Y 87'].
                    Malaysia: Karim Idris [Y 30'], Mohamed Noor Zami [Y 70'].

29/03/1997, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Youth Welfare Stadium, 2000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
TAIWAN              1 (Te Ming Hsu 51')
BANGLADESH          2 (Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz 45', Ahmed Imtiaz 81')
Taiwan:             Cheng Hsing Yang, Wen Han Lin, Kun Shan Chen, Pao Tai Su, Chun I Wu,
                    Te Ming Hsu, Chung Huang Wu, Wen Cheng Huang, Kuei Jen Chen, Che Ming Huang
                    (Cheng Te Lee 85'), Ching Tueng Yeh.
Bangladesh:         Biplob Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Nurul Manik, Hossain Zakir Shaheen, 
                    Mohammed Jewel Rana, Rakib Hossain (Mohammed Iqbal 53'),
                    Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum, Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun, Ahmed Imtiaz, 
                    Prodip Kumar Prodder, Mohammed Ahmed Alfaz, Mohammed Masud Rana.
Referee:            Omar Abu Loom (Jordan).
Coaches:            Taiwan: Mu Tsai Chiang.
                    Bangladesh: Otto Pfister (Germany).
Cards:              Taiwan: Chung Huang Wu [Y 27'], Pao Tai Su [Y 66'].
                    Bangladesh: Mohammed Sohel Al-Masum [Y 87'].

30/03/1997, Cochin (India), Nehru Stadium, 10000
Nehru Cup
IRAQ                2 (Hayder Majeed 30', Alla Jabar 60')
CHINA               0
Referee:            Abdul Hakeem Tharayil (India).
Note:               Second goal also reported at 73'.

30/03/1997, Dubai
Friendly International
UAE                 0
SYRIA XI            2 
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

30/03/1997, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Stadium, 12846
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
HONG KONG           3 (Kin Wo Lee 23', Chung Cheng Sin Siu 48', Wai Lun Au 88')
THAILAND            2 (Natipong Sritong-in 43', Dusit Chalermsan 70')
Hong Kong:          Kevin Lokkar Win, Siu Wai Tam, Kam Fai Ku, Chi Keung Chan, Wai Chiu Chan,
                    Kin Wo Lee (Kai Wah Lo 75'), Dale Tempest (Kwan Lung Wai 78'), 
                    Stephen Sung Lin Yung, Chung Cheng Sin Siu (Tsz Kong Chan 82'), Wai Lun Au,
                    Timothy Bredbury.
Thailand:           Chaiyong Khumpiam, Natee Tongsukkao (Jakarat Tonghongsa 52'), 
                    Pairote Pongjan, Piyapong Pue-on, Sanor Lonsawang, Pobrasert Sasom,
                    Totavee Sing, Dusit Chalermsan, Surachai Jaturapattarapong 
                    (Thawatchai Damrongongtrakul 64'), Natipong Sritong-in 
                    (Jaiman Terdsak 68'), Kritsada Piandit.
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Hong Kong: Ka Ming Kwok.
                    Thailand: Chanvit Polchivin.
Cards:              Hong Kong: Chi Keung Chan [R 44'], Stephen Sung Lin Yung [Y 67'].
                    Thailand: Sanor Longsawang [R 44'], Surachai Jirasirichote [Y 47'].

31/03/1997, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Youth Welfare Stadium, 6000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
BANGLADESH          0
MALAYSIA            1 (Abidin Zainal 32')
Bangladesh:         Biplob Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Nurul Manik, Mohammed Monen Munna,
                    Hossain Zakir Shaheen (Mohammed Joarder Mamun 72'), Mohammed Jewel Rana,
                    Mohammed Hasan Al-Mamun, Ruhul Amin, Ahmed Imtiaz, Prodip Kumar Prodder,
                    Mohammed Ahmad Alfaz, Mohammed Masud Rana.
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, Munusamy Chandran, Azali Azmil, Ahmad Cik Zambil, 
                    Sukiman Rizal (Sulong Rosdee 46'), Adnan Azman (Yusuf Suharmin 80'),
                    Karim Idris (Rahim Roslan 60'), Abidin Zainal, Wai Loon Yap, 
                    Mohamed Noor Zami, Rajanikadhn Batumalai.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            Bangladesh: Otto Pfister (Germany).
                    Malaysia: Wan Hassan Wan Jamak.
Cards:              Bangladesh:
                    Malaysia: Ahmad Cik Zambil [R 65'].

31/03/1997, Jeddah, Youth Welfare Stadium, 9000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 1)
SAUDI ARABIA        6 (Sami Al-Jaber 3', 16', 63', Khalid Al-Molawad 5', 
                       Abdulaziz Al-Dosari 30', Khamis Al-Zahrani 46')
TAIWAN              0
Saudi Arabia:       Hussain Al-Sadiq, Ahmed Madani, Khalid Al-Molawad (Ibrahim Al-Harbi 57'), 
                    Hussain Sulimani, Abdullah Al-Dosari, Abdulaziz Al-Dosari, Fahad Mehalel, 
                    Khamis Al-Dosari (Mohammed Al-Jahani 57'), Ahmed Al-Dosari, 
                    Khamis Al-Zahrani, Sami Al-Jaber.
Taiwan:             Cheng Hsing Yang, Wen Han Lin, Kun Shan Chen, Pao Tai Su, Chun I Wu,
                    Te Ming Hsu, Cheng Te Lee, Chung Huang Wu, Kuei Jen Chen, Wen Cheng Huang,
                    Ching Tueng Yeh.
Referee:            Kim Young-joo (South Korea).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
                    Taiwan: Mu Tsai Chiang.
Cards:              Saudi Arabia:
                    Taiwan: Chun I Wu [Y 28'].

01/04/1997, Sharjah
Friendly International
UAE                 4
NEPAL XI            0
Note:               Not a full FIFA international.

01/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium
Nehru Cup
INDIA               0
CHINA               0
Referee:            Abayawansa Mahasena Yapa (Sri Lanka).

02/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium
Nehru Cup
IRAQ                6 (Hayder Majeed 13', Sadiq Abdul Ridha 36', 49', Laith Hussein 49',
                       Hayder Abdullah 83', J. Sabah 89')
UZBEKISTAN XI       1 (Mataliev 70')
Referee:            Sumanta Gosh Sumanta Kumar (India).

04/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium, 20000
Nehru Cup
INDIA               2 (Invalappil Mani Vijayan 42', Carlton Chapman 85')
UZBEKISTAN XI       2 (Anvarjon Soliev 25', Andrei Akopyanis 72')
Referee:            M. Ehasanul Haque (Bangladesh).

06/04/1997, Cochin (India), Nehru Stadium, 15000
Nehru Cup
CHINA               1 (Sun Zhi 34')
UZBEKISTAN XI       1 (Alexei Manuylenko 49')
Referee:            Abdul Hakeem Tharayil (India).

06/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium, 25000
Nehru Cup
INDIA               0
IRAQ                1 (Qahtan Drain 24')
Referee:            Ali Saleem (Maldives).

06/04/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
INDONESIA           8 (Widodo Cahyono Putro 1', Ansyari Lubis 6', 52', 
                       Rocky Putiray 12', 44', 70', Ronny Wabia 31', 36')
CAMBODIA            0
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Sudirman Sudirman, Aples Tecuari, Nur'Alim,
                    Agung Setyabudi, Ritham Madubun, Bima Sakti, Ronny Wabia 
                    (Francis Wewengkang 61'), Ansyari Lubis (Eri Irianto 73'), 
                    Widodo C. Putro (Irwansyah 80'), Rocky Putiray.
Cambodia:           Nhem Bun Thon, Hem Samkai (Lim Raksmey 42'), Sok Mony, Prak Vuthy, 
                    Pros Him, Thon Vuthy, Prak Sovannara, Hem Samchay, Nou Pech Kiri
                    (Taing Ny 44'), Chan Arunreath, Hok Sochetra (Sib Sovannarith 60').
Referee:            Shamsul Maidin (Singapore).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Danurwindo.
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).
Cards:              Indonesia: Ronny Wabia [Y 54'].
                    Cambodia:

08/04/1997, Manama (Bahrain), National Stadium, 3000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
UAE                 0
JORDAN              0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Adnan Al-Talyani, Zuhair Bilal (Adel Mattar Ebrahim 60'),
                    Ismail Ismail, Saad Bakheet Mubarak (Mohamed Omar Ahmed 75'), 
                    Munzir Ali Hassan, Hasan Suhail Tahbit, Omar Ghareb Juma 
                    (Juma Rashid Humaid 37'), Adil Muhamed Abdullah, Mohamed Rabei Salem, 
                    Abdul Salam Jumaa Anber.
Jordan:             Amjad Hammad, Yusuf Al-Amouri, Mohamad Abu Dawood, Husain Al-Shanana,
                    Esam Mahmood Ahmed (Hasona Hasona 53'), Faisal Sulaiman, Badran Al-Shagran,
                    Jeres Tadrus, Subhi Al-Ghunaimat, Jamal Abu Abed, Mohanad Mahadeen.
Referee:            Omer Saleh Al-Mehanah (Saudi Arabia).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri ().
                    Jordan: Awadallah Mohammed Al-Sheibat.
Cards:              UAE: Muhsin Faraj [R 37'].
                    Jordan: Mohamad Abu Dawood [Y 16'].

09/04/1997, Cochin (India), Nehru Stadium, 15000
Nehru Cup Semi Final
UZBEKISTAN XI       2 (Azizjon Khoshimov 85', Andrei Akopyanis 110')
CHINA               1 (Qui Zhong Hui 2')
Note:               After Extra Time.
Referee:            An-Yan Lim Kee Chong (Malaysia).

10/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium
Nehru Cup Semi Final
INDIA               1 (Carlton Chapman 29')
IRAQ                1 (Sadiq Abdul Ridha 74')
Iraq won 4-2 on penalties.
Referee:            Sunil Senaweera Arachchilage (Sri Lanka).

11/04/1997, Kuwait City
Friendly International
KUWAIT              0
IRAN                2
Referee:            Ali Abdulla Mandani (Kuwait).

11/04/1997, Cochin, Nehru Stadium, 18500
Nehru Cup 3/4 Place
INDIA               1 (Baichung Bhutia 36')
CHINA               2 (Bao Wen Jie 17', Huang Yong 31')
Referee:            Ali Saleem (Maldives).

11/04/1997, Manama, National Stadium, 18000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
BAHRAIN             1 (Hameed Darwish 84')
UAE                 2 (Adil Mohamed Abdulla 18', 57')
Bahrain:            Hasan Ali, Khamis Thani, Saad Masoud, Salem Khalifa Masoud,
                    Mohamed Husain Bahzad, Khaled Al-Doseri (Khalid Jasim Al-Nosuf 70'), 
                    Faisal Aziz Rashed, Abdulrazaq Abbas (Thabet Yusuf Qamber 46'), 
                    Rashed Jamal Salem, Hameed Darwish, Moosa Mubarak Moosa 
                    (Mohamed Al-Dakheel 60').
UAE:                Juma Rashid Humaid, Adnan Al-Talyani, Zuhair Bilal, Ismail Ismail,
                    Saad Bakheet Mubarak (Omar Ghareb Juma 77'), Munzir Ali Hassan, 
                    Hasan Suhail Thabit, Hasan Saed Rashid, Adil Mohamed Abdulla,
                    Mohamed Rabei Salem, Abdul Salam Jumaa Anber.
Referee:            Jun Lu (China).
Coaches:            Bahrain: Josef Hickersberger ().
                    UAE: Lori Sandri ().
Cards:              Bahrain: Abdulrazaq Abbas [Y 44'], Hasan Ali [Y 88'].
                    UAE: Hasan Suhail Thabit [Y 37'].

12/04/1997, Cochin (India), Nehru Stadium, 15000
Nehru Cup Final
IRAQ                3 (Husam Naji 5', Anatoly Kuralev 20' OG, Hussain Shihab 60')
UZBEKISTAN XI       1 (Ravashanjon Mataliev 43')
Referee:            Sumanta Gosh Sumanta Kumar (India).

13/04/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 30000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
INDONESIA           0
YEMEN               0
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Sudirman Sudirman, Aples Tecuari, Nur'Alim,
                    Agung Setyabudi, Ritham Madubun (Herman Pulalo 46'), Bima Sakti, 
                    Ronny Wabia (Supriyono Paimin 78'), Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro, 
                    Rocky Putiray.
Yemen:              Aref Ahmed, Salim Belhmar, Abdul Rahman Abdulla, Saleh Ben Rabiah,
                    Jamal Al-Khorabi, Abdullah Al-Thuraya, Jeyab Bashafal, Hani Bamashmour 
                    (Mohamed Al-Azazi 81'), Ahmed Al-Barid, Esam Dariban, Omar Al-Ariki 
                    (Jamil Maktari 75').
Referee:            Selearajen Subramaniam (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Danurwindo.
                    Yemen: Mojahed Al-Saraha.
Cards:              Indonesia: Sudirman Sudirman [Y 63'].
                    Yemen: Hani Bamashmour [Y 27'], Jamal Al-Khorabi [Y 81'].

13/04/1997, Beirut, Borj Hammoud, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
LEBANON             1 (Wael Nazha 49')
SINGAPORE           1 (Zulkarnaen Zainal 88')
Lebanon:            Ali Fakih, Keyork Karapetian, Jamal Taha, Babkin Melikian, Wael Nazha 
                    (Zaher Andari 66'), Korken Yenkibarian, Moussa Hjeij 
                    (Abdulfattah Shehab 69'), Raed Abou Nasser, Ibrahim Hosni, 
                    Wartan Ghazarian, Riad Kobeissi.
Singapore:          Mohamed Rezal Hassan, Mohamed Suap Hairi, Mohammed Rafi Ali 
                    (Steven Tan Teng 46'), Sasi Kumar, Shunmugham Subramani, Samawira Basri,
                    Vengabasalam Selvaraj (Mohamed Supait 81'), Zulkarnaen Zainal, 
                    Kadir Yahaya, Mohamed Salim.
Referee:            Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia).
Coaches:            Lebanon: Terry Yorath (Wales).
                    Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
Cards:              Lebanon: Wael Nazha [Y 49'], Ali Fakih [Y 64'].
                    Singapore: Kadir Yahaya [Y 63'].

14/04/1997, Manama, National Stadium, 4000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
BAHRAIN             1 (Khaled Al-Doseri 27')
JORDAN              0
Bahrain:            Mohamed Saleh Bubeshait, Khamis Thani (Abdulrazaq Abbas 75'), Saad Masoud,
                    Salem Khalifa Masoud, Mohamed Husain Bahzad, Khaled Al-Doseri, 
                    Faisal Aziz Rashed, Mohamed Al-Dakheel (Ghazi Majed Abdulla 62'), 
                    Thabet Yusuf Qamber, Hameed Darwish, Khalid Jasim Al-Nosuf 
                    (Yusuf Amer Al-Saadi 37').
Jordan:             Mohamad Abu Dawood, Yusuf Al-Amouri, Amjad Hammad, Husain Al-Shanana, 
                    Subhi Al-Ghunaimat (Adnan Al-Sheibat 39'), Faisal Suliman, 
                    Badran Al-Shagran (Basam Al-Khateeb 63'), Jeres Tadrus, 
                    Adil Mohamed Abdulla.
Referee:            Eskandar Hammal (Syria).
Coaches:            Bahrain: Josef Hickersberger ().
                    Jordan: Awadallah Mohammed Al-Sheibat.
Cards:              Bahrain: Khamis Thani [Y 31'], Salem Khalifa Masoud [Y 70'],
                             Mohamed Husain Bahzad [Y 77'].
                    Jordan: Mohanad Mahadeen [R 53'], Adil Mohamed Abdulla [Y 55'], 
                            Amjad Hammad [Y 68'].

17/04/1997, Bangkok, National Stadium, 5000
Friendly International
THAILAND            3 (Thawatchal Damrong-ongtrakul 52', 61', Pongsathorn Thiebthong 59')
KUWAIT              1 (Abdulrahman Jamal 36')
Coaches:            Thailand: Wittaya Laohakul.
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

18/04/1997, Damascus
Friendly International
SYRIA               2
SOUTH KOREA U20     1
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

19/04/1997, Sharjah (UAE), Sharjah Stadium, 4000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
JORDAN              4 (Jeres Tadrus 14', 89', Hassouneh Qasem 33', Basam Al-Khateeb 88')
BAHRAIN             1 (Faisal Aziz Rashed 43')
Jordan:             Mohamad Abu Dawood, Yusuf Al-Amouri, Amjad Hammad, Hassouneh Qasem,
                    Adnan Al-Sheibat, Faisal Sulaiman, Badran Al-Shagran 
                    (Basam Al-Khateeb 46'), Jeres Tadrus, Adil Mohamed Abdulla 
                    (Subhi Al-Ghunaimat 88'), Jamal Abu Abed, Esam Mahmood Ahmed 
                    (Husain Al-Shanana 63').
Bahrain:            Mohamed Saleh Bubeshait, Khamis Thani (Mohamed Al-Dakheel 46'), 
                    Saad Masoud (Adel Abdulrahman Marzouq 73'), Ali Salman Senqoor, 
                    Mohamed Husain Bahzad, Khaled Al-Doseri, Faisal Aziz Rashed, 
                    Ghazi Majed Abdulla (Mohamed Wahab Murtadha 62'), Thabet Yusuf Qamber, 
                    Hameed Darwish, Rashed Jamal Salem.
Referee:            Falah Menfi Redha (Iraq)
Coaches:            Jordan: Awadallah Mohammed Al-Sheibat.
                    Bahrain: Josef Hickersberger ().
Cards:              Jordan: Hassouneh Qasem [Y 26'], Faisal Sulaiman [Y 65'], 
                            Jeres Tadrus [Y 86'].
                    Bahrain: Khamis Thani [Y 36'], Thabet Yusuf Qamber [Y 72'], 
                             Mohamed Al-Dakheel [Y 83'].

20/04/1997, Beirut
Friendly International
LEBANON             2
SOUTH KOREA U20     1
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

20/04/1997, Phnom Penh, Olympic Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
CAMBODIA            0
YEMEN               1 (Esam Dariban 39')
Cambodia:           Ouk Chamrong, Hem Sanchay, Sok Mony, Prak Vuthy, Pros Him, Prak Sovannara 
                    (Oum Savong 80'), Thon Vuthy, Lay Soky (Lim Raksmey 75'), Oum Spohanarith 
                    (Nou Pech Kiri 46'), Chan Arunreath, Hok Sochetra.
Yemen:              Fadhi Al-Matar, Salim Belhmar, Abdul Rahman Abdulla, Saleh Ben Rabiah,
                    Jamal Al-Khorabi, Abdullah Al-Thuraya, Jeyab Bashafal, Hani Bamashmour 
                    (Mohamed Al-Azazi 87'), Ahmed Al-Barid (Omar Mubarak 70'), Esam Dariban, 
                    Jamil Maktari (Omar Al-Ariki 37').
Referee:            Yim Kin Ng (Hong Kong).
Coaches:            Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).
                    Yemen: Mojahed Al-Saraha.
Cards:              None.

21/04/1997, Beijing
Friendly International
CHINA               5
MYANMAR             0

22/04/1997, Sharjah, Sharjah Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
UAE                 3 (Hasan Saed Rashid 14', Khamees Saad Mubarak 50', 60')
BAHRAIN             0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Adnan Al-Talyani (Ahmed Ibrahim Ali 46'), Zuhair Bilal, 
                    Ismail Ismail, Saad Bakheet Mubarak (Khamees Saad Mubarak 46'), 
                    Munzir Ali Hassan, Hasan Suhail Thabit, Hasan Saed Rashid,
                    Adil Mohamed Abdulla, Mohamed Rabei Salem (Ali Hassan Ghulam 78'), 
                    Abdul Salam Jumaa Anber.
Bahrain:            Mohamed Saleh Bubeshait, Abdulrazaq Abbas, Saad Masoud,
                    Salem Khalifa Masoud, Ali Salman Senqoor, Khaled Al-Doseri, 
                    Faisal Aziz Rashed, Adel Abdulrahman Marzouq, Thabet Yusuf Qamber, 
                    Mohamed Wahab Murtadha (Mohamed Al-Dakheel 65'), Yusuf Amer Al-Saadi 
                    (Mohamed Husain Bahzad 70').
Referee:            Kiyoshi Ota (Japan).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri.
                    Bahrain: Josef Hickersberger ().
Cards:              UAE: Munzir Ali Hassan [Y 19'].
                    Bahrain: Mohamed Wahab Murtadha [Y 2'].

23/04/1997, Beijing, Workers Stadium
Friendly International
CHINA               0
SOUTH KOREA         2 (Park Heon-ha 45', 57')
China:              Ou Chuliang, Li Tie, Wei Qun (Mao Yijun 72'), Zhang Enhua, Fan Zhiyi [c],
                    Sun Jihai, Peng Weiguo, Li Ming (Gao Hongbo 65'), Sui Dongliang, Gao Feng,
                    Hao Haidong (Li Jinyu 46').
South Korea:        Kim Bong-soo (Seo Dong-myong 78'), Choi Young-il [c] (Kim Tae-young 81'), 
                    Lee Sang-heon, Kim Sang-hoon, Lee Ming-sung (Lee Ki-hyung 67'), 
                    Yoo Sang-cheol, Shin Tae-yong, Ha Seok-joo (Chung Jae-kwon 61'), 
                    Roh Sang-rae (Yoon Jung-hwan 81'), Seo Jung-won (Ahn Jung-hwan 86'), 
                    Park Keon-ha.
Referee:            Selearajin Subramaniam (Malaysia).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              China:
                    South Korea: Kim Sang-hoon [Y 60'], Chung Jae-kwon [Y 81'].

26/04/1997, Sharjah, Sharjah Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 3)
UAE                 2 (Adnan Al-Talyani 27', Khamees Saad Mubarak 88')
JORDAN              0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Adnan Al-Talyani (Khamees Saad Mubarak 61'), Zuhair Bilal, 
                    Ismail Ismail, Ahmed Ibrahim Ali (Ali Hassan Ghulam 66'),
                    Munzir Ali Hassan, Hasan Suhail Thabit, Hasan Saed Rashid, 
                    Mohamed Rabei Salem, Abdul Salam Jumaa Anber, Nasser Khamees Mubarak.
Jordan:             Mohamad Abu Dawood, Yusuf Al-Amouri, Amjad Hammad, Hassouneh Qasem, 
                    Adnan Al-Sheibat (Subhi Al-Ghunaimat 46'), Faisal Sulaiman, 
                    Badran Al-Shagran, Jeres Tadrus (Basam Al-Khateeb 71'), Jamal Abu Abed,
                    Esam Mahmood Ahmed (Husain Al-Shanana 40'), Ahmed Hamdan.
Referee:            Hossein Asgari (Iran).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri.
                    Jordan: Awadallah Mohammed Al-Sheibat.
Cards:              UAE: Mohamed Rabei Salem [Y 38'].
                    Jordan: Husain Al-Shanana [Y 46'].

26/04/1997, Singapore, National Stadium, 13000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
SINGAPORE           0
KUWAIT              1 (Hani Al-Saqer 29')
Singapore:          Mohamed Rezal Hassan, Mohamed Salim, Mohamed Nazri Nasir, 
                    Zulkarnaen Zainal, Aide Iskandar Sahak, Shunmugham Subramani 
                    (Steven Tan Teng 28'), Samawira Basri (Sahdan Duad 84'), Lim Tong Hai,
                    Vengabasalam Selvaraj, Kadir Yahaya, Rudy Khairon Daiman.
Kuwait:             Falah Al-Majidi, Osama Abdullah, Yousif Al-Dakhi (Waleed Mubarak 82'),
                    Jasem Al-Huwaidi, Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Bader Al-Hadyah, Abdullah Seehan, 
                    Jamal Abdulrahman, Abdulaziz Bashar (Hamed Al-Saleh 21'), Essam Sakeen, 
                    Hani Al-Saqer (Adel Ali 26').
Referee:            Park Hae-yong (South Korea).
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              Singapore: Samawira Basri [Y 25'], Zulkarnaen Zainal [Y 44'], 
                               Lim Tong Hai [Y 87'].
                    Kuwait: Osama Abdullah [Y 12'], Abdullah Seehan [Y 17'].

27/04/1997, Phnom Penh, Olympic Stadium, 30000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
CAMBODIA            1 (Hok Sochetra 65')
INDONESIA           1 (Widodo C. Putro 80')
Cambodia:           Ouk Chamrong, Oum Sophanarith (Lim Raksmey 52'), Sok Mony, Thon Vuthy, 
                    Pros Him (Sib Sovannarith 68'), So Serei Vuth, Prak Sovannara
                    (Phanarith Phum 52'), Hem Samchay, Nou Pech Kiri, Chan Arunreath, 
                    Hok Sochetra.
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Sudirman Sudirman, Aples Tecuari, Nur'Alim, 
                    Agung Setyabudi, Ritham Madubun (Herman Pulalo 35'), Bima Sakti, 
                    Ronny Wabia (Supriono Paimin 68'), Ansyari Lubis (Eri Irianto 73'), 
                    Widodo C. Putro, Rocky Putiray.
Referee:            Haiseng Li (China).
Coaches:            Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).
                    Indonesia: Danurwindo.
Cards:              None.

27/04/1997, Beijing
Friendly International
CHINA               0
IRAN                0
Referee:            Lu Jun (China).

04/05/1997, Ashgabat, Nisa Stadium, 3000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TURKMENISTAN        1 (Djumadurdy Meredov 90')
CHINA               4 (Peng Weiguo 26', 39', Gao Feng 78', Li Bing 80')
Turkmenistan:       Alexandr Korobko, Rakhim Kurbanmamedov, Valeri Broshin 
                    (Vladimir Khalikov 46'), Djumadurdy Meredov, Yuri Magdiev, Igor Shumilov,
                    Dmitri Khomuka, Amandurdy Annadurdev (Begenchmukhamed Kuliev 68'), 
                    Georgi Tkavadze, Mouslim Agaev (Redjepmurad Agabaev 46'), Kakha Gogoladze.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie,
                    Peng Weiguo (Li Jinyu 81'), Sui Dongliang (Ma Mingyu 34'), Li Ming, 
                    Hao Haidong (Li Bing 57'), Gao Feng.
Referee:            Saeed Abdulla Ibrahim (UAE).
Coaches:            Turkmenistan: Djemal Gugushvili.
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Turkmenistan: Yuri Magdiev [Y 33'], Kakha Gogoladze [R 83'].
                    China: Mao Yijun [Y 34'].

04/05/1997, Dushanbe, Central Stadium, 18000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TAJIKISTAN          4 (Oumed Alidodov 8', Takhirdjon Mouminov 15', Choukhrat Djabarov 50', 84')
VIETNAM             0
Tajikistan:         Akhmed Engourazov, Najmouddin Talibov, Viacheslav Kniazev, 
                    Vitali Levchenko, Sergei Piskarev, Choukhrat Chamsiev 
                    (Roustam Khadjaev 53'), Roustam Kourbanov, Takhirdjon Mouminov 
                    (Chakhob Radjabov 73'), Oumed Alidodov (Alicher Toukjtaev 60'), 
                    Alier Achourmamadov, Choukhrat Djabarov.
Vietnam:            Nguyễn Văn Phương, Đỗ Văn Khai, L Văn Lưu, Nguyễn Hưu Thang, 
                    Triệu Quang Hạ, L Đức Anh Tuấn, V Hong Bưu, Nguyễn Văn Sỹ,
                    Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh (Nguyễn Quang Hng 59'), Văn Sỹ Thuỳ, Ng Quang Trường 
                    (Hong Anh Tuấn 76').
Referee:            Alexander Koulakov (Kazakhstan).
Coaches:            Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
                    Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
Cards:              None.

08/05/1997, Kuwait City, Friendship & Peace Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
KUWAIT              2 (Jasem Al-Huwaidi 38', Fawaz Al-Ahmad 79')
LEBANON             0
Kuwait:             Falah Al-Majidi, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Yousif Al-Dakhi, 
                    Bader Al-Halabeej (Adel Ali 84'), Abdullah Seehan, Fawaz Al-Ahmad, 
                    Abdulaziz Bashar, Essam Sakeen, Hani Al-Saqer (Mohammad Al-Khaledi 85'), 
                    Jasem Al-Huwaidi (Hamed Al-Saleh 60').
Lebanon:            Ali Fakih, Keyork Karapetian, Jamal Taha, Abbas Chahrour, Wael Nazha 
                    (Abdulfattah Shehab 50'), Korken Yenkibarian, Moussa Hjeij, Chadi Karnib
                    (Babkin Melikian 50'), Ibrahim El Hosni, Raed El Yafi 
                    (Mohamad Messelmani 75'), Ahmad Naamani.
Referee:            Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE)
Coaches:            Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
                    Lebanon: Terry Yorath (Wales).
Cards:              Kuwait: Jasem Al-Huwaidi [Y 35'], Yousif Al-Dakhi [R 35'], 
                            Abdulaziz Bashar [Y 43'].
                    Lebanon: Keyork Karapetian [R 35'], Riad Kobeissi [Y 67'].

09/05/1997, Sana'a, Ali Mohsen Stadium, 28000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
YEMEN               0
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Numon Khasanov 27')
Yemen:              Aref Ahmed, Salim Balhmar (Abdul Al-Jalal 87'), Abdul Rahman Abdulla,
                    Mohamed Hussein (Munif Noma 46'), Jamal Al-Khorabi, Abdullah Al-Thuraya,
                    Jeyab Bashafal, Hani Bamashmour, Ahmed Al-Barid (Mohamed Al-Azazi 65'),
                    Esam Dariban, Omar Al-Ariki.
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Fevzi Davletov, Andrei Fedorov, Rustam Shaymardanov, 
                    Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Ilkhom Sharipov, Numon Khasanov, Nikolai Shirshov 
                    (Shuhrat Rakhmankulov 71'), Rayshan Bazarov, Oyber Usmankhodjaev 
                    (Shukhrat Maksudov 88'), Abdikokhor Marifaliev (Mukhtar Kurbanov 46').
Referee:            Yousef Swarkeh (Jordan).
Coaches:            Yemen: Jassam Hazem.
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
Cards:              Yemen: Abdullah Al-Thuraya [Y 21'], Jamal Al-Khorabi [Y 60'].
                    Uzbekistan: Ilkhom Sharipov [R 34'], Nikolai Shirshov [Y 38'],
                                Rustam Shaymardanov [Y 50'].

11/05/1997, Ashgabat, Nisa Stadium, 2500
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TURKMENISTAN        2 (Redjepmurad Agabaev 39', Valeri Gulyan 53')
VIETNAM             1 (Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh 71')
Turkmenistan:       Evgeni Naboychenko, Rakhim Kurbanmamedov, Vladimir Khalikov, 
                    Djumadurdy Meredov, Kourbangeldy Dourdev, Kamil Mingazov 
                    (Yuri Borodolimov 60'), Redjepmurad Agabaev, Valeri Gulyan 
                    (Yuri Plyushenko 85'), Georgi Tkavadze, Amandurdy Annadurdev 
                    (Yuri Magdiev 89'), Valeri Broshin.
Vietnam:            Nguyễn Văn Phương, Hạ Kiện Hng, L Văn Lưu, Nguyễn Hưu Thang,
                    Nguyễn Thiền Quang, L Đức Anh Tuấn, V Hong Bưu, Triệu Quang Hạ, 
                    Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh (Nguyễn Lim Thanh 85'), Nguyễn Quang Hng 
                    (Nguyễn Văn Sỹ 45'), Ng Quang Trường (Trường Tấn Hải 68').
Referee:            Gyanu Raja Shrestha (Nepal).
Coaches:            Turkmenistan: Djemal Gugushvili.
                    Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
Cards:              Turkmenistan: Rakhim Kurbanmamedov [Y 16'], Yuri Borodolimov [Y 66'],
                                  Georgi Tkavadze [Y 83'].
                    Vietnam: Nguyễn Thiền Quang [Y 20'], Ng Quang Trường [Y 51'], 
                             L Văn Lưu [Y 77'].

11/05/1997, Dushanbe, Central Stadium, 19000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TAJIKISTAN          0
CHINA               1 (Hao Haidong 65')
Tajikistan:         Akhmed Engourazov, Rakhmatoullo Fouzailov, Viacheslav Kniazev,
                    Vitali Levchenko, Sergei Piskarev, Choukhrat Chamsiev 
                    (Georgi Takhokhov 33'), Roustam Kourbanov, Takhirdjon Mounminov 
                    (Kholmourod Zardov 74'), Oumed Alidodov (Chakhob Radjabov 63'), 
                    Alier Achourmamadov, Choukhrat Djabarov.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie,
                    Peng Weiguo (Li Jinyu 56'), Sui Dongliang, Li Ming, Hao Haidong 
                    (Li Bing 83'), Gao Feng (Ma Mingyu 46').
Referee:            Masoud Kaabi (Iran).
Coaches:            Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Tajikistan:
                    China: Hao Haidong [Y 44'].

11/05/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 120000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
KAZAKHSTAN          3 (Boulat Esmagambetov 2', 62', Valeri Yablochkin 49')
PAKISTAN            0
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboiikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov,
                    Boulat Esmagambetov (Vladimir Loginov 65'), Alexander Skliarov 
                    (Konstantin Kotov 46'), Maxim Nizovtsev, Valeri Yablochkin 
                    (Askhat Kadyrkoulov 72'), Bakhytjan Ensebaev, Alexander Familtsev,
                    Azamat Nijazymbetov.
Pakistan:           Muhammad Younis, Muhammad Ayub, Zahir Ahmed, Zahir Rafiq, Mohammad Tariq,
                    Mohammad Rashid, Haroon Yousaf, Abdul Khaliq, Qazi Ashfaq, Mohammad Umer 
                    (Mohammad Arshad 59'), Ahmed Bashir.
Referee:            Allabergen Sapaev (Turkmenistan).
Coaches:            Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
                    Pakistan: Muhammad Idrees.
Cards:              Kazakhstan: None.
                    Pakistan: Zahir Rafiq [Y 75'].

16/05/1997, Sana'a, Ali Mohsen Stadium, 40000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
YEMEN               7 (Omar Al-Ariki 4', 13', 15', 83', Munif Noma 50', Jeyab Bashafal 55',
                       Abdul Rahman Abdulla 65')
CAMBODIA            0
Yemen:              Aref Ahmed, Salim Balhmar, Abdul Rahman Abdulla, Adel Al-Tam, Munif Noma,
                    Abdullah Al-Thuraya, Jeyab Bashafal, Hani Bamashmour (Mohamed Dammaj 71'),
                    Hussein Habari (Ahmed Al-Barid 70'), Esam Dariban, Omar Al-Ariki.
Cambodia:           Ouk Chamrong (Nhem Bun Thon 60'), Oum Sophanarith (Lay Soky 53'),
                    Sok Mony, Thon Vuthy, Pros Him, So Serei Vuth, Prak Sovannara, Hem Samchay,
                    Nou Pech Kiri (Lim Raksmey 60'), Chan Arunreath, Hok Sochetra.
Referee:            Khaled Dalu (Syria).
Coaches:            Yemen: Jassam Hazem.
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany)
Cards:              Yemen:
                    Cambodia: Prak Sovannara [Y 17'].

21/05/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 52410
Friendly International
JAPAN               1 (Kazuyoshi Miura 88' pen)
SOUTH KOREA         1 (Yoo Sang-cheol 56')
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Tadashi Nakamura, Norio Omura (Toshihide Saito 82'),
                    Masami Ihara [c], Ryuji Michiki (Naoki Soma 68'), Hiroshi Nanami, 
                    Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi Nakata, Yasuto Honda (Hiroaki Morishima 63'),
                    Kazuyoshi Miura, Shoji Jo (Akinori Nishizawa 46').
South Korea:        Kim Bong-soo, Kim Sang-hoon, Lee Min-sung, Choi Young-il [c], 
                    Choi Sung-yong, Yoo Sang-cheol, Shin Tae-yong (Ko Jong-soo 32'), 
                    Seo Jung-won, Ko Jung-woon (Chung Jae-kwon 82'), Park Keon-ha 
                    (Choi Yong-soo 75'), Choi Moon-shik (Kim Tae-young 46').
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              Japan: Ryuji Michiki [Y], Norio Omura [Y].
                    South Korea:

23/05/1997, Lahore, Railway Field, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
PAKISTAN            2 (Mohammad Umer 8', Zahir Rafiq 53')
IRAQ                6 (Husam Naji Fawazi 1', 62', Qathan Drain 35', 61', 
                       Laith Hussain Shaaib 52', Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh 70')
Pakistan:           Muhammad Younis (Noman Ibrahim 62'), Muhammad Ayub, Zahir Ahmed, 
                    Zahir Rafiq, Mohammad Tariq, Mohammad Rashid (Mohammad Arshad 65'),
                    Haroon Yousaf, Abdul Khaliq, Qazi Ashfaq (Farid Majeed 85'), Mohammad Umer,
                    Ahmed Bashir.
Iraq:               Jalil Agool, Swaidi Radhi Shnaished, Samir Kadhum Hassan, 
                    Jabar Hashim Hanoon, Qathan Drain (Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh 62'), 
                    Husam Naji Fawazi, Khalid Sabbar, Sadiq Abdul Ridha 
                    (Sabah Jeayer Khalaf 78'), Laith Hussain Shaaib, Habib Jafar Agal,
                    Mahmoud Majeed Hayder.
Referee:            Sunil Senaweera Arachchilage (Sri Lanka).
Coaches:            Pakistan: Muhammad Idrees.
                    Iraq: Alwan Yahya.
Cards:              Pakistan: Muhammad Ayub [Y 23'].
                    Iraq:

24/05/1997, Singapore, National Stadium, 14455
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
SINGAPORE           1 (Steven Tan Teng 58' pen)
LEBANON             2 (Abdulfattah Shehav 35', Babkin Melikian 68')
Singapore:          Mohamed Rezal Hassan, Fandi Ahmad, Mohamed Nazri Nasir, Bin Zulkarnaen, 
                    Aide Iskandar Sahak (Ahmed Latiff Khamarudin 83'), Steven Tan Teng,
                    Samawira Basri, Lim Tong Hai, Vengabasalam Selvaraj 
                    (Sahdan Indra Daud 72'), Kadir Bin Yahaya, Rudy Khairon Daiman (18 72').
Lebanon:            Ali Fakih, Ibrahim El Hosni, Jamal Taha, Abbas Chahrour, Riad Kobeissi 
                    (Khodr Berjaoui 64'), Korken Yenkibarian, Moussa Hjeij 
                    (Babkin Melikian 67'), Zaher Andari (Tro Keheyan 46'), Wartan Ghazarian, 
                    Raed El Yafi, Abdulfattah Shehab.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Lebanon: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              Singapore: Aide Iskandar Sahak [Y 22'], Mohamed Nazri Nasir [Y 54'],
                               Vengabasalam Selvaraj [Y 65'], Lim Tong Hai [Y 78'].
                    Lebanon: Ibrahim El Hosni [Y 58'].

25/05/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor, 53000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
UZBEKISTAN          6 (Nikolai Shirshov 8', Numon Khasanov 18', Sergei Lebedev 38', 73', 
                       Andrei Fedorov 45', Jafar Irismetov 55')
CAMBODIA            0
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Fevzi Davletov, Andrei Fedorov, Rustam Shaymardanov, 
                    Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Sergei Lebedev, Numon Khasanov, Nikolai Shirshov, 
                    Ravshan Bazarov, Oyber Usmankhodjaev, Abdikokhor Marifaliev.
Cambodia:           Nhem Bun Thon, Choun Maline, Sok Mony, Thon Vuthy, Pros Him, So Serei Vuth,
                    Prak Sovannara, Hem Samchay, Sib Sovannarith (Nou Pech Kiri 50'), 
                    Chan Arunreath, Hok Sochetra.
Referee:            Viktor Kolpakov (Kyrgyzstan).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).
Cards:              None.

25/05/1997, Hồ Ch Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium, 23000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
VIETNAM             1 (L Huỳnh Đức 38')
CHINA               3 (Li Bing 23', Fan Zhiyi 32', Hao Haidong 44')
Vietnam:            Nguyễn Văn Phương, Trần Cng Minh, L Văn Lưu, Nguyễn Lim Thanh 
                    (Triệu Quang Hạ 70'), Nguyễn Thiền Quang, L Đức Anh Tuấn, V Hong Bưu,
                    Nguyễn Mạnh Cuờng (Nguyễn Hồng Hải 62'), Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh 
                    (Hong Hng 46'), L Huỳnh Đức, Nguyễn Hữu Đăng.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie
                    (Ma Mingyu 44'), Peng Weiguo (Gao Hong Bo 59'), Sui Dongliang, Li Ming,
                    Hao Haidong (Gao Feng 46'), Li Bing.
Referee:            Russamee Jindamai (Thailand).
Coaches:            Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Vietnam: Trần Cng Minh [Y 54'].
                    China: Li Bing [Y 19'], Li Ming [Y 32'], Mao Yijun [Y 76'].

25/05/1997, Ashgabat, Nisa Stadium, 3000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TURKMENISTAN        1 (Georgi Tkavadze 18')
TAJIKISTAN          2 (Viacheslav Kniazev 41', 49')
Turkmenistan:       Evgeni Naboychenko, Rakhim Kurbanmamedov, Vladimir Khalikov, 
                    Djumadurdy Meredov, Kamil Mingazov (Amandurdy Annadurdev 54'), 
                    Redjepmurad Agabaev (Mouslim Agaev 46'), Valeri Gulyan, Georgi Tkavadze, 
                    Alexandr Ignatov (Valery Broshin 54'), Yuri Magdiev.
Tajikistan:         Ahmed Engourazov, Rakhmatoullo Fouzailov, Viacheslav Kniazev, 
                    Vitali Levchenko, Sergei Piskarev, Georgi Takhokhov 
                    (Choukhrat Chamsiev 42'), Arsen Avakov (Fakhritdin Charipov 84'),
                    Takhirdjon Mouminov, Oumed Alidodov, Alier Achourmamadov, 
                    Choukhrat Djabarov.
Referee:            Inayath Ulla Khan (India).
Coaches:            Turkmenistan: Djemal Gugushvili.
                    Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
Cards:              Turkmenistan: Valeri Gulyan [Y 17'], Amandurdy Annadurdev [Y 64'].
                    Tajikistan: Sergei Piskarev [Y 17'], Rakhmatoullo Faouzailov [R 18'],
                                Oumed Alidodov [Y 53'], Arsen Avakov [Y 82'].

28/05/1997, Taejon, Hanbat Stadium,
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
SOUTH KOREA         4 (Yoo Sang-cheol 25' pen, Choi Yong-soo 39', 72', Park Keon-ha 86')
HONG KONG           0
South Korea:        Seo Dong-myung, Kim Sang-hoon, Choi Young-il [c], Lee Min-sung, 
                    Choi Sung-yong, Yoo Sang-cheol, Chung Jae-kwon (Ahn Jung-hwan 58'),
                    Ko Jong-soo (Kim Do-keoun 60'), Seo Jung-won, Park Keon-ha, Choi Yong-soo 
                    (Choi Moon-shik 74').
Hong Kong:          Kevin Lokkar Win, Siu Wai Tam (Kai Wah Lo 63'), Wai Man Lee, 
                    Chi Tak Cheung, Wai Chiu Chan, Kin Wo Lee, Dale Tempest,
                    Stephen Sung Lin Siu, Chung Cheng Sin Siu (Chi Yuen Lau 81'), 
                    Wai Tak Wong, Timothy Bredbury (Kwan Lung Wai 24').
Referee:            Hazim Hussein Issa (Iraq).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Hong Kong: Kwok Ka-Ming.
Cards:              South Korea:
                    Hong Kong: Siu Wai Tam [Y 11'].

01/06/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 30000 
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
INDONESIA           1 (Sudirman Sudirman 34')
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Oleg Shatskikh 74')
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Sudirman Sudirman, Aples Tecuari, Nur'alim, 
                    Agung Setyabudi (Ritham Madubun 66'), Herman Pulalo, Bima Sakti,
                    Ronny Wabia (Marzuki Badriawan 76'), Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro, 
                    Rocky Putiray (Irwansyah 72').
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Fevzi Davletov, Andrey Fyodorov, Rustam Shaymardanov, 
                    Bakhtijor Kambaraliev, Sergey Lebedev (Ilkhom Sharipov 69'), 
                    Numon Khasanov, Nikolay Shirshov, Ravshan Bazarov, Ouber Usmankhojaev 
                    (Oleg Shatskikh 57'), Abdikahor Marifaliev (Jafar Irismetov 46').
Referee:            Kim Kwang-jong (South Korea).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadiov.
Cards:              Indonesia: Aples Gideon Tecuari [Y 12'], Nur'Alim [Y 24'], 
                               Bima Sakti [Y 39'].
                    Uzbekistan: Andrey Fyodorov [Y 10'], Rustam Shaymardanov [Y 14'],
                                Pavel Bugalo [Y 32'].
Note:               Venue also reported as Surabaya, Gelora 10th November Stadium.

01/06/1997, Seoul, Olympic Stadium, 23000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 6)
SOUTH KOREA         0
THAILAND            0
South Korea:        Kim Bong-soo, Kim Sang-hoon, Choi Sung-yong, Choi Young-il [c],
                    Lee Min-sung, Yoo Sang-cheol, Chung Jae-kwon (Kim Do-keoun 46'), 
                    Park Keon-ha (Choi Moon-shik 69'), Choi Yong-soo, Seo Jung-won 
                    (Ahn Jung-hwan 74'), Ko Jong-soo.
Thailand:           Watcharapong Somcit, Kritsada Piandit (Chaiyut Thaingamslip 65'), 
                    Jakarat Tonghongsa, Daoruang Krongrol, Thawatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul, 
                    Surachai Jaturapattarapong, Kiatisuk Senamuang, Vitoon Kijmongkolsak 
                    (Natee Tongsukkao 44').
Referee:            Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Thailand: Chanvit Polchivin.
Cards:              South Korea:
                    Thailand: Kritsada Piandit [Y 14'], Natee Tongsukkao [Y 51'], 
                              Surachai Jaturapattarapong [Y 89'].

01/06/1997, Beijing, Workers Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
CHINA               1 (Li Jinyu 81')
TURKMENISTAN        0
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jilal, Wei Qun, Li Tie, 
                    Peng Weiguo (Li Jinyu 46'), Ma Mingyu (Sui Dongliang 83'), Li Ming, 
                    Hao Haidong, Gao Feng (Zhang Xiaorui 46').
Turkmenistan:       Alexandr Korobko, Rakhim Kurbanmamedov, Valeri Broshin, Djumadurdy Meredov,
                    Kourbangeldy Dourdev, Kamil Mingazpv (Amandurdy Annadurdev 46'), 
                    Redjepmurad Agabaev (Valeri Gulyan 85'), Mouslim Agaev 
                    (Begenchmukhamed Kuliev 70'), Georgi Tkavadze, Alexsandr Ignatov, 
                    Yun Magdiev.
Referee:            Yoshimi Ogawa (Japan).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Turkmenistan: Tachmurad Agamuradov.
Cards:              China:
                    Turkmenistan: Georgi Tkavadze [Y 15'], Kourbangeldy Dourdev [Y 17'], 
                                  Alexandr Ignatov [Y 79'], Valeri Gulyan [Y 88'].

01/06/1997, Hồ Ch Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium, 10000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
VIETNAM             0
TAJIKISTAN          4 (Takhirdjon Mouminov 5', Oumed Alidodov 24', Arsen Avakov 67',
                       Alier Achourmamadov 75')
Vietnam:            Nguyễn Văn Phương, Trần Cng Minh, L Văn Lưu, Nguyễn Lim Thanh 
                    (Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh 17'), La Xun Thăng, L Đức Anh Tuấn, V Hong Bưu,
                    Nguyễn Hưu Thang, Triệu Quang Hạ, L Huỳnh Đức, Nguyễn Hữu Đăng 
                    (Nguyễn Văn Sỹ 75').
Tajikistan:         Akhmed Engourazov, Choukhrat Chamsiev, Viacheslav Kniazev, 
                    Vitali Levchenko, Sergei Piskarev (Alicher Toukhtaev 79'), 
                    Roustam Kourbanov (Fakhritdin Charipov 56'), Arsen Avakov, 
                    Takhirdjon Mouminov, Oumed Alidodov (Najmouddin Talibov 75'), 
                    Alier Achourmamadov, Choukhrat Djabarov.
Referee:            Ngadiman Asri (Indonesia).
Coaches:            Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
                    Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
Cards:              None.

02/06/1997, Damascus (Syria), Abasyrian Stadium, 7000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
MALDIVES            0
IRAN                17 (Karim Bagheri 9', 13', 16', 60', 66', 67', 83', 
                        Hamid Reza Estili 29', 47', 55', Khodadad Azizi 35', 36',
                        Reza Shahroudi 56', Mehdi Mahdavikia 63', Ali Daei 75', 77', 
                        Mehrdad Minavand 87')
Maldives:           Mohamed Iqbal, Ahmed Amir, Ahmed Haleem (Mohamed Moosa 50'), Moosa Manik,
                    Ali Shahin, Ibrahim Rasheed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ismail Asif, Ismail Shah, 
                    Ismail Mahfooz, Mohamed Nizam.
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mohammad Khakpour, 
                    Yahya Golmohammadi, Reza Shahroudi (Farhad Majidi 72'), 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian (Mohsen Garousi 78'), Karim Bagheri, Mehdi Mahdavikia,
                    Hamid Reza Estili (Mehrdad Minavand 72'), Ali Daei, Khodadad Azizi.
Referee:            An Bong-ki (South Korea).
Coaches:            Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              None.

04/06/1997, Damascus, Abasyrian Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
SYRIA               12 (Bayazir Al-Said 7', 13', Nader Jokhadar 9', 37', 89',
                        Abdul Kader Rifai 10', Tarek Jabban 12', 78', Bashar Srour 21',
                        Khaled Zaher 49', Nihad Boshi 70', 79')
MALDIVES            0
Syria:              Eid Maher Berakdar, Tarek Jabban, Bashar Srour (Yasser Sibai 57'), 
                    Hassan Abbas, Ali Cheikh Dib, Ammar Rihawi (Ahmad Kerdoghli 46'), 
                    Bayazir Al-Said, Khaled Zaher, Abdul Kader Rifai (Louay Taleb 57'), 
                    Nihad Boshi, Nader Jokhadar.
Maldives:           Abdul Raheem Aslam, Ahmed Amir, Mohamed Moosa, Moosa Manik, Ali Shahin, 
                    Ibrahim Rasheed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ismail Asif (Ismail Shah 46'),
                    Ashraf Luthfy (Mohamed Nizam 16'), Ismail Mahfooz (Ismail Anil 61'), 
                    Ahmed Azmoon.
Referee:            Esa Mohamed Saleh (UAE).
Coaches:            Syria: Yuri Cornin ().
                    Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
Cards:              Syria: None.
                    Maldives: Mohamed Ibrahim [Y 19'], Abdul Raheem Aslam [Y 59'].

04/06/1997, Damascus (Syria), Abasyrian Stadium, 8000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
KYRGYZSTAN          0
IRAN                7 (Karim Bagheri 35', 51', Ali Daei 57', Farhad Majidi 68', 88', 
                       Mehrdad Minavand 76', Ali Seyed Mousavi 82')
Kyrgyzstan:         Sergei Minenko, Vassili Kononov, Vladimir Salo, Marat Jumakeev, 
                    Ruslan Sydykov, Alexandr Korzanov, Rasuljan Abduranmanov, 
                    Valeri Berezovsky (Vladimir Chertkov 73'), Farhat Haitbaev,
                    Aleksandr Merzlikin (Mirlan Mirzaliev 81'), Sergei Kutsov 
                    (Rafik Yusupov 60').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mohammad Khakpour, 
                    Yahya Golmohammadi, Reza Shahroudi (Mehrdad Minavand 73'), 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian (Farhad Majidi 68'), Karim Bagheri, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 
                    Hamid Reza Estili, Ali Daei (Ali Seyed Mousavi 76'), Khodadad Azizi.
Referee:            Shamsul Maidin (Singapore).
Coaches:            Kyrgyzstan: Evgeni Novikov.
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              Kyrgyzstan: Marat Jumakeev [Y 60'], Alexandr Korzanov [Y 63'], 
                                Vassili Kononov [Y 68'].
                    Iran: Yahaya Golmohammadi [Y 23'].

05/06/1997, Kuwait City, Friendship & Peace Stadium, 13000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
KUWAIT              4 (Abdullah Seehan 28', Fawaz Al-Ahmad 35', Jasem Al-Huwaidi 43', 
                       Abdulaziz Bashar 78')
SINGAPORE           0
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Ayman Al-Husaini,
                    Bader Al-Halabeej, Abdullah Seehan, Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Abdulaziz Bashar 
                    (Abdulaziz Al-Hindi 82'), Essam Sakeen, Hani Al-Saqer (Ali Al-Hadyah 67'), 
                    Jasem Al-Huwaidi (Hamed Al-Saleh 46').
Singapore:          Mohamed Rezal Hassan, Fandi Ahmad, Mohamed Suap Hairi, Zulkarnaen Zainal,
                    Aide Iskandar Sahak, Sasi Kumar, Samawira Basri, Shunmugham Subramani, 
                    Sahdan Daud, Kadir Yahaya, Rudy Khairon Daiman (Steven Tan Teng 64').
Referee:            Sulaiman Abou Alo (Syria).
Coaches:            Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
                    Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
Cards:              Kuwait: Abdullah Seehan [Y 28'], Jasem Al-Huwaidi [Y 43'], 
                            Abdulaziz Bashar [Y 78'], Osama Abdullah [Y 84'].
                    Singapore: Shunmugham Subramani [Y 11'], Aide Iskandar Sahak [Y 34'].

06/06/1997, Damascus, Abasyrian Stadium, 33000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
SYRIA               0
IRAN                1 (Ali Daei 65')
Syria:              Eid Maher Berakdar, Tarek Jabban, Bashar Srour (? 70'), Hassan Abbas, 
                    Ali Cheikh Dib, Mohamad Nasser Afash (? 80'), Bayazir Al-Said (? 57'),
                    Khaled Zaher, Abdul Kader Rifai, Nihad Boshi, Nader Jokhadar.
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mohammad Khakpour,
                    Yahya Golmohammadi, Reza Shahroudi, Ali Reza Mansourian 
                    (Mehrdad Minavand 84'), Karim Bagheri, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili 
                    (Farhad Majidi 73'), Ali Daei, Khodadad Azizi (Ali Seyed Mousavi 87').
Referee:            Masayoshi Okada (Japan).
Coaches:            Syria: Yuri Cornin ().
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              Syria: Mohamad Nasser Afash [Y 14'], Nihad Boshi [Y 61'], 
                           Tarek Jabban [Y 77'].
                    Iran: Khodadad Azizi [Y 67'].

06/06/1997, Damascus (Syria), Abasyrian Stadium, 7000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
KYRGYZSTAN          3 (Alexandr Korzanov 4', Aleksandr Merzlikin 24', Rafik Yusupov 28')
MALDIVES            0
Kyrgyzstan:         Bahtier Yuldashev, Vassili Kononov, Vladimir Salo, Marat Jumakeev, 
                    Rinad Urmeev, Alexandr Korzanov (Kanat Sardarov 68'),
                    Rasuljan Abduranmanov, Vladimir Chertkov, Farhat Haitbaev 
                    (Sergei Ivanov 46'), Aleksandr Merzlikin (Mirlan Mirzaliev 81'), 
                    Rafik Yusupov.
Maldives:           Mohamed Iqbal, Ahmed Amir (Ismail Asif 40'), Mohamed Moosa, Moosa Manik,
                    Ali Shahin (Ali Rasheed 86'), Ibrahim Rasheed, Mohamed Ibrahim, 
                    Ismail Shah, Mohamed Nizam, Ismail Anil (Ahmed Haleem 46'), Ahmed Azmoon.
Referee:            Xuezhi Wang (China).
Coaches:            Kyrgyzstan: Evgeni Novikov.
                    Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
Cards:              Kyrgyzstan: Aleksandr Merzlikin [Y 32'].
                    Maldives:

06/06/1996, Baghdad, Al-Shaeb Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
IRAQ                1 (Sadiq Abdul Ridha 2')
KAZAKHSTAN          2 (Alexei Klishin 41', Vladimir Loginov 48')
Iraq:               Immad Hashim Hassan, Swaidi Radhi Shnaished, Samir Kadhum Hassan, 
                    Jabar Hashim Hanoon, Qathan Drain (Sahib Hassan 75'), Husam Naji Fawazi 
                    (Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh 55'), Khalid Sabbar, Sadiq Abdul Ridha, 
                    Laith Hussain Shaaib, Habib Jafar Agal (Hayder Kadhir 60'), 
                    Mahmoud Majeed Hayder.
Kazkahstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Boulat Esmagambetov (Askhat Kadyrkoulov 42'), Konstantin Kotov 
                    (Fajzulla Urdabaev 73'), Ruslan Gumar (Abdrei Vaganov 46'), 
                    Vladimir Loginov, Bakhytjan Ensebaev, Sergei Konovalenko, Alexei Klishin.
Referee:            Jihong Wei (China).
Coaches:            Iraq: Alwan Yahya.
                    Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
Cards:              None.

06/06/1997, Jericho, 10000
Friendly International
PALESTINE           0
JORDAN              0

08/06/1997, Beijing, Workers Stadium, 21000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
CHINA               0
TAJIKISTAN          0
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie,
                    Li Jinyu (Li Bing 63'), Ma Mingyu, Li Ming, Hao Haidong (Gao Feng 52'),
                    Zhang Xiaorui (Peng Weiguo 36').
Tajikistan:         Akhmed Engourazov, Choukhrat Chamsiev, Viacheslav Kniazev, 
                    Vitali Levchenko, Sergei Piskarev, Roustam Kourbanov, Arsen Avakov, 
                    Takhirdjon Mouminov, Oumed Alidodov (Rakhmatoullo Fouzailov 88'), 
                    Alier Achourmamadov, Choukhrat Djabarov.
Referee:            Abdul Khudheir Abdul Hussein (Iraq).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
Cards:              China: Li Jinyu [Y 25'].
                    Tajikistan: Vitali Levchenko [Y 10'], Choukhrat Djabarov [Y 28'].

08/06/1997, Hồ Ch Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium, 5000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
VIETNAM             0
TURKMENISTAN        4 (Mouslim Agaev 16', 57', 63', Valeri Broshin 20')
Vietnam:            Trần Minh Quang, Trần Cng Minh, L Văn Lưu (Nguyễn Hồng Hải 29'),
                    La Xun Thăng, Ng Quang Trường, L Đức Anh Tuấn (Hạ Kiện Hng 51'), 
                    V Hong Bưu, Nguyễn Hữu Thang, Triệu Quang Hạ (Nguyễn Văn Sỹ 26'), 
                    L Huỳnh Đức, Nguyễn Hữu Đăng.
Turkmenistan:       Alexandr Korobko, Rakhim Kurbanmamedov, Valeri Broshin, Djumadurdy Meredov,
                    Kourbangeldy Dourdev (Begenchmukhamed Kuliev 85'), Kamil Mingazov 
                    (Amandurdy Annadurdev 56'), Kakha Gogoladze, Mouslim Agaev, 
                    Yuri Borodolimov (Murad Nuryagdev 67'), Alexandr Ignatov, Yuri Magdiev.
Referee:            Kyaw U Kyaw Kyaw (Myanmar).
Coaches:            Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
                    Tajikistan: Tachmurad Agamuradov.
Cards:              Vietnam: L Huỳnh Đức [Y 39'], La Xun Thăng [Y 62'].
                    Tajikistan: Rakhim Kurbanmamedov [Y 78'].

09/06/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 50000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
IRAN                3 (Khodadad Azizi 3', 77', Karim Bagheri 52')
KYRGYZSTAN          1 (Sergei Kutsov 16')
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, 
                    Yahya Golmohammadi (Hamid Reza Estili 46'), Mehrdad Minavand 
                    (Daryoush Yazdani 80'), Ali Reza Mansourian, Karim Bagheri, 
                    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Farhad Majidi (Ali Seyed Mousavi 46'), Ali Daei,
                    Khodadad Azizi.
Kyrgyzstan:         Sergei Minenko, Ruslan Sydykov (Alexandr Korzanov 46'), Vladimir Salo,
                    Marat Jumakeev, Rinad Urmeev, Kanat Sardarov, Valeri Berezovsky 
                    (Rafik Yusupov 64'), Vladimir Chertkov, Farhat Hatbaev, Mirlan Mirzaliev,
                    Sergei Kutsov (Sergei Ivanov 71').
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    Kyrgyzstan: Evgeni Novikov.
Cards:              Iran:
                    Kyrgyzstan: Kanat Sardarov [Y 19'].

09/06/1997, Tehran (Iran), Azadi Stadium, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
MALDIVES            0
SYRIA               12 (Aref Agha 24', 50', Ali Cheikh Dib 55', Louay Taleb 60', 
                        Bayazid Al-Said 62', 63', 87', Ammar Rihawi 66', 
                        Redwan Abrash 80', 90', Khaled Zaher 85', 89')
Maldives:           Abdul Raheem Aslam, Ahmed Amir, Mohamed Moosa (Hassan Nashid 20'), 
                    Moosa Manik, Ali Rasheed, Ibrahim Rasheed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ismail Shah 
                    (Mausoon Ghafoor 81'), Mohamed Nizam, Ismail Anil (Ismail Arif 67'), 
                    Ahmed Azmoon.
Syria:              Salem Bitar, Tarek Jabban, Ghassan Kerahli, Hassan Abbas 
                    (Ammar Rihawi 55'), Ali Cheikh Dib (Redwan Abrash 63'), Yasser Sibai, 
                    Louay Taleb, Khaled Zaher, Aref Agha, Nihad Boshi, Nader Jokhadar 
                    (Bayazir Al-Said 39').
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
                    Syria: Yuri Cornin ().
Cards:              None.

11/06/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 50000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
IRAN                9 (Ali Reza Mansourian 15', 44', Karim Bagheri 22', 39', Ali Daei 33', 43',
                       Mehdi Mahdavikia 38', Reza Shahroudi 68', Khodadad Azizi 87')
MALDIVES            0
Iran:               Seyed Hadi Mirtabatabaei, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mohammad Khakpour 
                    (Samsoon Petrossyan 46'), Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, Reza Shahroudi, 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian, Karim Bagheri (Javid Shoukri 63'), Mehdi Mahdavikia, 
                    Hamid Reza Estili, Ali Daei (Mohsen Garousi 67'), Khodadad Azizi.
Maldives:           Abdul Raheem Aslam, Ahmed Amir, Ashraf Luthfy, Moosa Manik, Ismail Asif,
                    Ibrahim Rasheed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ali Rasheed, Mohamed Nizam, Ismail Anil, 
                    Ahmed Azmoon.
Referee:            Mohamed Yahya Sanhoub (Yemen).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
Cards:              Maldives: Abdul Raheem Aslam [Y 82'].

11/06/1997, Tehran (Iran), Azadi Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
KYRGYZSTAN          2 (Kanat Sardarov 76', Sergei Kutsov 89')
SYRIA               1 (Nihad Boshi 84')
Kyrgyzstan:         Sergei Minenko, Vassili Kononov, Rinad Urmeev (Ruslan Sydykov 73'),
                    Marat Jumakeev, Kanat Sardarov, Alexandr Korzanov, Rasuljan Abduranmanov,
                    Valeri Berezovsky (Sergei Kutsov 64'), Farhat Haitbaev, 
                    Aleksandr Merzlikin (Sergei Ivanov 71'), Rafik Yusupov.
Syria:              Salem Bitar, Tarek Jabban, Ali Cheikh Dib (Aref Agha 66'), Hassan Abbas,
                    Abdul Kader Rifai (Nader Jokhadar 72'), Ahmad Kerdoghli, Ghassan Kerahli, 
                    Nihad Boshi, Redwan Abrash (Bayazir Al-Said 46'), Khaled Zaher,
                    Bashar Srour.
Referee:            Jingyin Yu (China).
Coaches:            Kyrgyzstan: Evgeni Novikov.
                    Syria: Yuri Cornin ().
Cards:              Kyrgyzstan: 
                    Syria: Hassan Abbas [Y 11'], Bashar Srour [Y 82'], Khaled Zaher [R 82'].

11/06/1997, Lahore, Railway Field, 3500
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
PAKISTAN            0
KAZAKHSTAN          7 (Boulat Esmagambetov 28', Alexei Klishin 32', Vladimir Loginov 36',
                       Nourken Mazbaev 53', Viktor Zubarev 64', 68', 72')
Pakistan:           Muhammad Younis, Muhammad Ayub, Zahir Ahmed, Zahir Rafiq, Mohammad Tariq,
                    Mohammad Rashid (Mohammad Arshad 57'), Haroon Yousaf, Abdul Khaliq, 
                    Qazi Ashfaq, Mohammad Umer (Amjad Zikriya 67'), Ahmed Naseer 
                    (Ahmed Bashir 46').
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Boulat Esmagambetov (Nourken Mazbaev 49'), Konstantin Kotov,
                    Askhat Kadyrkoulov, Vladimir Loginov (Viktor Zubarev 58'), 
                    Bakhytjan Ensebaev (Andrei Vaganov 46'), Sergeo Konovalenko, 
                    Alexei Klishin.
Referee:            Abbas Al Dashti Essa (Kuwait).
Coaches:            Pakistan: Muhammad Idrees.
                    Kazkahstan: Evgeni Kuznetsov.
Cards:              None.

13/06/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 100000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
IRAN                2 (Reza Shahroudi 10', Ali Reza Mansourian 30')
SYRIA               2 (Nihad Boshi 11', Bayazir Al-Said 39')
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, Mohammad Khakpour,
                    Yahya Golmohammadi, Reza Shahroudi, Ali Reza Mansourian 
                    (Farhad Majidi 79'), Daryoush Yazdani, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 
                    Hamid Reza Estili (Mehrdad Minavand 85'), Mohsen Garousi (Ali Daei 40'), 
                    Khodadad Azizi.
Syria:              Eid Maher Berakdar, Tarek Jabban, Ali Cheikh Dib (Ammar Rihawi 78'),
                    Hassan Abbas, Nader Jokhadar (Redwan Abrash 87'), Bayazir Al-Said 
                    (Aref Agha 51'), Ghassan Kerahli, Nihad Boshi, Louay Hileb, 
                    Abdul Kader Rifai, Bashar Srour.
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    Syria: Yuri Cornin.
Cards:              Iran: Ali Reza Mansourian [Y 21'].
                    Syria: Ghassan Kerahli [Y 45'], Bashar Srour [Y 48'], 
                           Eid Maher Berakdar [Y 66'], Tarek Jabban [Y 87'].

13/06/1997, Tehran (Iran), Azadi Stadium, 70000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 2)
MALDIVES            0
KYRGYZSTAN          6 (Aleksandr Merzlikin 14', Vladimir Chertkov 22', Sergei Kutsov 26',
                       Farhat Haitbaev 47', 89', Sergei Ivanov 86')
Maldives:           Mohamed Iqbal, Ahmed Amir (Hassan Nashid 46'), Ali Rasheed, Ashraf Luthfy 
                    (Ahmed Haleem 34'), Mohamed Moosa (Ismail Asif 10'), Ibrahim Rasheed, 
                    Mohamed Ibrahim, Ismail Shah, Mohamed Nizam, Ismail Anil, Ahmed Azmoon.
Kyrgyzstan:         Bahtier Yuldashev, Ruslan Sydykov, Vladimir Salo, Rinad Urmeev, 
                    Kanat Sardarov, Alexandr Korzanov, Vladimir Chertkov 
                    (Rasuljan Abduranmanov 36'), Sergei Kalybin, Farhat Haitbaev, 
                    Aleksandr Merzlikin (Mirlan Mirzaliev 56'), Sergei Kutsov 
                    (Sergei Ivanov 53').
Referee:            Fahed Al-Damisi (Jordan).
Coaches:            Maldives: Romulo Cortez ().
                    Kyrgyzstan: Evgeni Noivkov.
Cards:              Maldives: 
                    Kyrgyzstan: Vladimir Salo [Y 65'].

13/06/1997, Sana'a, Ali Mohsen Stadium, 35000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
YEMEN               1 (Omar Al-Ariki 33')
INDONESIA           1 (Widodo Cahyono Putro 59')
Yemen:              Aref Ahmed, Salim Balhmar, Abdul Rahman Abdulla, Adel Al-Tam, 
                    Jamal Al-Khorabi, Ahmed Al-Barid (Mohamed Al-Azazi 57'), Jeyab Bashafal, 
                    Hani Bamashmour, Mohamed Zughair (Munif Noma 74'), Esam Dariban, 
                    Omar Al-Ariki (Mohamed Kassim 85').
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Sudirman Sudirman, Aples Tecuari, Nur'Alim, 
                    Agung Setyabudi (Suwandi H.S. 46'), Herman Pulalo, Bima Sakti, 
                    Irwansyah (Ritham Madubin 38'), Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro, 
                    Rocky Putiray (Ronny Wabia 80').
Referee:            Ali Hosni Ali Bin Mubarak (Oman).
Coaches:            Yemen: Jassam Hazem.
                    Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
Cards:              Indonesia: Listyanto Raharjo [Y 26'], Herman Pulalo [R 35'].

20/06/1997, Baghdad, Al-Shaeb Stadium,
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
IRAQ                6 (Laith Hussain Sahaaib 11', 26', Husam Naji Fawazi 69', 76', 
                       Sahib Hassan 71', 89')
PAKISTAN            1 (Mohammad Umer 58')
Iraq:               Jalil Agool, Swaidi Radhi Shnaished, Samir Kadhum Hassan, 
                    Ahmed Radhi Amaiesh (Hayder Abdullah 87'), Qathan Drain (Sahib Hassan 58'),
                    Husam Naji Fawazi, Sabah Jeayer Khalaf (Alaa Kadhum Jabur 68'), 
                    Sadiq Abdul Ridha, Laith Hussain Shaaib, Habib Jafar Agal, Abbas Jassim.
Pakistan:           Noman Ibrahim, Mohammad Tariq, Ahmed Bashir, Zahir Rafiq, Mohammad Arshad,
                    Mohammad Rashid (Farid Majeed 80'), Haroon Yousaf, Abdul Khaliq,
                    Qazi Ashfaq, Mohammad Umer, Ahmed Naseer (Ahmed Zahir 74').
Referee:            Ammar Ammar (Lebanon).
Coaches:            Iraq: Ayub Barcham.
                    Pakistan: Muhammad Idrees.
Cards:              Iraq:
                    Pakistan: Ahmed Naseer [Y 4'], Mohammad Umer [Y 18'], 
                              Haroon Yousaf [Y 18'].

20/06/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor, 55000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 5)
UZBEKISTAN          3 (Oleg Shatskikh 12', Shukhrat Maksudov 37', 87')
INDONESIA           0
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Fevzi Davletov, Andrei Fedorov, Oleg Shatskikh 
                    (Jafar Irismetov 46'), Bahtiyor Kambaraliev (Aleksei Vinnikov 75'),
                    Sergei Lebedev, Numon Khasanov, Nikolai Shirshov, Ravshan Bazarov 
                    (Abdikokhor Marifaliev 57'), Ilkhom Sharipov, Shukhrat Maksudov.
Indonesia:          Hendro Kartiko, Suwandi H.S., Aples Tecuari, Nur'Alim, Ritham Madubun,
                    Sugiantoro, Bima Sakti, Irwansyah, Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro
                    (Ronny Wabia 67'), Rocky Putiray.
Referee:            Jalal Moradi (Iran).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
                    Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Sergei Lebedev [Y 14'], Fevzi Davletov [Y 18'].
                    Indonesia:

22/06/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 27342
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
JAPAN               10 (Hidetoshi Nakata 17', 61', Akinori Nishizawa 20', 
                        Kazuyoshi Miura 23', 29', 44' pen, 57', 62', 79', Hiroshi Nanami 41')
MACAO               0
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma (Akira Narahashi 51'), Yutaka Akita,
                    Masami Ihara, Tadashi Nakamura, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Yasuto Honda 
                    (Hiroaki Morishima 46'), Hiroshi Nanami, Hidetoshi Nakata, Kazuyoshi Miura,
                    Akinori Nishizawa (Takashi Hirano 70').
Macao:              Domingos Chan, Lei Chong (Joo Machado 35'), Long Kin Chong 
                    (Carlos Peixoto 75'), Francisco Rodrigues, Lam Ka Koi, Lei Io Veng, 
                    Che Chi Man, Jos Cruz Martins, Cheang Chon Man (Lee Peng Kuong 77'),
                    Ng Wan Long, Daniel Dias.
Referee:            Ali Naghi Mostafanezhad (Iran).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    Macao: Joo dos Santos Lopes.
Cards:              Japan:
                    Macao: Joo Machado [Y 40'], Daniel Dias [Y 57'].

22/06/1997, Tokyo (Japan), National Stadium, 15875
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
NEPAL               0
OMAN                6 (Adil Al-Mukhaini 1', Saeed Al-Busaidy 13', Ahmed Hassan 17', 50', 
                       Mahfoud Al-Araimi 73', Farid Al-Mazroi 78')
Nepal:              Uprendra Singh, Dev Chaudhary, Rajesh Thapa, Raju Shakya 
                    (Rajesh Manandhar 55'), Umesh Pradhan, Pushpa Raj, Gurung Raj, 
                    Hari Khadka (Saugesh Shrestha 22'), Deepak Amatya (Narendra Shrestha 77'), 
                    Naresh Joshi, Sunil Tuladhar.
Oman:               Juma Al-Ghilani, Adil Al-Mukhaini (Khair Fairuz 86'), Farid Al-Mazroi,
                    Badar Al-Mahrouqi, Mahfoud Al-Araimi, Ahmed Al-Maamari, Saeed Al-Busaidy 
                    (Nabeel Al-Siyabi 66'), Abdulaziz Al-Alawi, Gharib Al-Haidi 
                    (Majdi Samir 46'), Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed Al-Mazroofi.
Referee:            Baojie Sun (China).
Coaches:            Nepal: DB. Basnet.
                    Oman: R. Avramovic (Yugoslavia).
Cards:              None.

22/06/1997, Beirut, Borj Hammoud, 2500
World Cup Qualifier (Group 7)
LEBANON             1 (Abdulfattah Shehab 75')
KUWAIT              3 (Faisal Al-Otaibi 7', Hamed Al-Saleh 32', Osama Abdullah 82')
Lebanon:            Ahmad Saker, Ibrahim El Hosni, Jamal Taha, Khodr Berjaoui 
                    (Haitham Ali 35'), Riad Kobeissi, Korken Yenkibarian, Moussa Hjeij 
                    (Chadi Karnib 57'), Mohamad Youssef, Wartan Ghazarian, Raed Abou Nasser 
                    (Babkin Melikian 46'), Abdulfattah Shehab.
Kuwait:             Yousef Al-Marzouq, Naser Al-Omran, Jamal Abdulrahman, Adel Ali,
                    Faisal Al-Otaibi (Fahad Al-Mutairi 46'), Turki Ibrahim, Hamed Al-Saleh, 
                    Ali Al-Hadyah (Naser Al-Sauhi 64'), Jamal Al-Bukhait (Saleh Al-Azemi 80'), 
                    Hani Al-Saqer, Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Referee:            Masayoshi Okada (Japan)
Coaches:            Lebanon: Terry Yorath (Wales).
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              Lebanon: Jamal Taha [Y 81'].
                    Kuwait: Abdulaziz Al-Hindi [Y 23'].

22/06/1997, Beijing, Workers Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
CHINA               4 (Fan Zhiyi 7', Hao Haidong 45', Ma Mingyu 65', Su Maozhen 70')
VIETNAM             0
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Wei Qun, Jiang Feng,
                    Li Bing, Ma Mingyu, Li Ming, Hao Haidong (Su Maozhen 46'), Peng Weiguo 
                    (Liu Jun 46').
Vietnam:            Nguyễn Văn Phương, Trần Cng Minh, Nguyễn Thiền Quang, Nguyễn Cng Vĩnh
                    (Ng Quang Trường 68'), La Xun Thăng, L Đức Anh Tuấn 
                    (Nguyễn Hồng Hải 57'), V Hong Bưu, Triệu Quang Hạ, L Huỳnh Đức, 
                    Nguyễn Hữu Đăng.
Referee:            Chang Sok-jin (North Korea).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Vietnam: Trần Duy Long.
Cards:              China: Hao Haidong [Y 20'].
                    Vietnam: Nguyễn Thiền Quang [Y 32'].

22/06/1997, Dushanbe, Pamir Stadium, 7000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 8)
TAJIKISTAN          5 (Arsen Avakov 4', 26', 34', Choukhrat Djabarov 14', 
                       Takhirdjon Mouminov 88')
TURKMENISTAN        0
Tajikistan:         Akhmed Engourazov (Assatoullo Norov 83'), Choukhrat Chamsiev 
                    (Rakhmatoullo Fouzailov 73'), Viacheslav Kniazev, Vitali Levchenko,
                    Valeri Gorbach, Roustam Kourbanov, Arsen Avakov, Takhirdjon Mouminov, 
                    Oumed Alidodov (Roustam Khadjaev 83'), Roustam Khaidaraliev, 
                    Choukhrat Djabarov.
Turkmenistan:       Alexandr Korobko, Amandurdy Annadurdev, Valeri Broshin, Djumadurdy Meredov,
                    Kourbangeldy Dourdev (Vladimir Khalikov 46'), Kamil Mingazov, 
                    Kakha Gogoladze (Redjepmurad Agabaev 46'), Mouslim Agaev, Yuri Borodolimov 
                    (Murad Nuryagdev 63'), Alexandr Ignatov, Yuri Magdiev.
Referee:            Nail Lutfullin (Uzbekistan).
Coaches:            Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
                    Turkmenistan: Tachmurad Agamuradov.
Cards:              Tajikistan: Choukhrat Chamsiev [Y 67'].
                    Turkmenistan: Kamil Mingazov [Y 34'], Vladimir Khalikov [Y 48'], 
                                  Mouslim Agaev [Y 82'].

25/06/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 28360
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
JAPAN               3 (Akinori Nishizawa 44', Kazuyoshi Miura 72', 87')
NEPAL               0
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Yutaka Akita, Masami Ihara, 
                    Akira Narahashi, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Yasuto Honda 
                    (Shigeyoshi Mochizuki 66'), Hiroshi Nanami (Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 86'), 
                    Hidetoshi Nakata (Hiroaki Morishima 80'), Kazuyoshi Miura, 
                    Akinori Nishizawa.
Nepal:              Uprendra Singh, Dev Narayan Chaudhary, Rajesh Thapa, Rajesh Manandhar,
                    Umesh Pradhan, Pushpa Raj, Gurung Raj (Naresh Joshi 76'), 
                    Narendra Shrestha, Deepak Amitya (Hari Khadka 89'), Saugesh Shrestha, 
                    Sunil Tuladhar.
Referee:            Abayawansa Yapa (Sri Lanka).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    Nepal: BD. Basnet.
Cards:              Japan: Masami Ihara [Y 51'].
                    Nepal: Deepak Amatya [Y 42'].

25/06/1997, Tokyo (Japan), National Stadium, 8737
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
MACAO               0
OMAN                2 (Mahfoud Al-Araimi 44', Ahmed Hassan 89')
Macao:              Domingos Chan, Lei Chong, Long Kin Chong, Francisco Rodrigues, Ka Koi Lam,
                    Io Veng Lei (Wan Long Ng 71'), Chi Man Che, Jos da Cruz Martins,
                    Son In Vong (Chon Man Cheang 46'), Ung Sio Cheong, Daniel Dias.
Oman:               Juma Al-Ghilani, Majdi Samir (Mohamed Al-Battashi 71'), Adil Al-Mukhaini,
                    Badar Al-Mahrouqi, Mahfoud Al-Araimi, Ahmed Al-Maamari 
                    (Taqi Al-Siyabi 85'), Saeed Al-Haidi (Nabeel Al-Siyabi 46'), 
                    Saeed Al-Busaidy, Khair Fairuz, Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed Al-Mazroofi.
Referee:            Mahmoud Al-Rifaee (Syria).
Coaches:            Macao: Junior Joo dos Santos Lopes.
                    Oman: R. Avramovic (Yugoslavia).
Cards:              Macao: Long Kin Chong [Y 12'].
                    Oman:

28/06/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 48839
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
JAPAN               1 (Hidetoshi Nakata 4')
OMAN                1 (Majdi Samir 63')
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Toshihide Saito, Tadashi Nakamura,
                    Hideto Suzuki, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Nanami, Takashi Hirano 
                    (Yutaka Akita 46'), Hidetoshi Nakata, Kazuyoshi Miura, Masami Ihara 
                    (Masayuki Okano 46').
Oman:               Juma Al-Ghilani, Ahmed Al-Mazroofi, Adil Al-Mukhaini (Khair Fairuz 46'),
                    Badar Al-Mahrouqi, Mahfoud Al-Araimi, Ahmed Al0Al-Maamari, 
                    Saeed Al-Busaidy, Ahmed Hassa, Gharib Al-Haidi (Madji Samir 46'), 
                    Farid Al-Mazroi, Abdulaziz Al-Alawi (Taqi Al-Siyabi 82').
Referee:            Selearajen Subramaniam (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    Oman: R. Avramovic (Yugoslavia).
Cards:              Japan: Kazuyoshi Miura [Y 58'].
                    Oman: Badar Al-Mahrouqi [Y 51'], Mahfoud Al-Araimi [Y 76'],
                          Farid Al-Mazroi [Y 77'].

28/06/1997, Tokyo (Japan), National Stadium, 22972
World Cup Qualifier (Group 4)
MACAO               2 (Chi Man Che 78', Jos da Cruz Martins 89')
NEPAL               1 (Deepak Amatya 19')
Macao:              Domingos Chan, Lei Chong (Weng Kin Kok 56'), Peng Kuong Lee 
                    (Carlos Peixoto 63'), Francisco Rodrigues, Ka Koi Lam, Io Veng Lei, 
                    Chi Man Che, Jos da Cruz Martins, Son In Vong (Chon Man Cheang 46'), 
                    Ung Sio Cheong, Daniel Dias.
Nepal:              Upendra Singh, Dev Narayan Chaudhary, Rajesh Thapa, Rajesh Manandhar, 
                    Umesh Pradhan, Pushpa Raj, Gurung Raj (Hari Khadka 77'), Narendra Shrestha,
                    Deepak Amatya, Saugesh Shrestha, Sunil Tuladhar.
Referee:            Abayawansa Yapa (Sri Lanka).
Coaches:            Macao: Junior Joao dos Santos Lopes.
                    Nepal: DB. Basnet.
Cards:              Macao: Ka Koi Lam [Y 32'], Jos da Cruz Martins [Y 89'].
                    Nepal: Deepak Amatya [Y 75'].

29/06/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group 9)
KAZAKHSTAN          3 (Nourken Mazbaev 4', Vladimir Loginov 36', Alexei Klishin 60')
IRAQ                1 (Sadiq Abdul Ridha 56')
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Nourken Mazbaev (Boulat Esmagambetov 58'), Konstantin Kotov, 
                    Askhat Kadyrkoulov (Ruslan Gumar 46'), Vladimir Loginov 
                    (Sergei Konovalenko 76'), Bakhytjan Ensebaev, Alexander Familtsev, 
                    Alexei Klishin.
Iraq:               Jalil Agool, Swaidi Radhi Shnaished, Mahmoud Majeed Hayder 
                    (Hayder Abdullah 75'), Sahib Hassan, Khalid Sabbar, Husam Naji Fawazi 
                    (Qathan Drain 67'), Jabar Hashim Hanoon (Alaa Kadhum Jabur 55'),
                    Sadiq Abdul Ridha, Laith Hussain Shaaib, Habib Jafar Agal, Abbas Jassim.
Referee:            Russamee Jindamai (Thailand).
Coaches:            Kazakhstan: Evgeni Kuznetsov.
                    Iraq: Alwan Yahya.
Cards:              Kazakhstan: Oleg Voskoboinikov [Y 12'], Oirat Saduov [Y 30'], 
                                Konstantin Kotov [Y 63'].
                    Iraq: Sahib Hassan [Y 31'], Husam Naji Fawazi [Y 34'].

29/06/1997, Phnom Penh, Olympic Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group
CAMBODIA            1 (Hok Sochetra 12')
UZBEKISTAN          4 (Soibjon Akhmedov 2, Ravshan Bazarov 9', 30', ?)
Cambodia:           Nhem Bun Thon, Nou Pech Kiri (Choun Maline 46'), Sok Mony 
                    (Lim Rak Smey 46'), Thon Vuthy, Pros Him, So Serei Vuth, Prak Sovannara, 
                    Hem Samchay (Phum Phanarith 52'), Oum Sophanarith, Chan Arunreath, 
                    Hok Sochetra.
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Pavranjon Faiziev, Andrei Fedorov, Aleksei Vinnikov 
                    (Rustam Shaymardanov 73'), Abdikokhor Marifaliev, Shurkrat Asatov, 
                    Numon Khasanov, Nikolai Shirshov (Dilmurod Nazarov 65'), Ravshan Bazarov,
                    Ilkhom Sharipov, Shukhrat Maksudov (Jafar Irismetov 46').
Referee:            Abdul Shakoor Baloch (Pakistan).
Coaches:            Cambodia: Joachim Fickert ().
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadiov.
Cards:              Cambodia: Hok Sochetra [Y 55'], Choun Maline [Y 90'].
                    Uzbekistan: Andrei Fedorov [Y 60'].

13/07/1997, Beirut
Pan Arab Games Group 1
LEBANON             1 (Abdel Fattah Chehab 38')
JORDAN              1 (Hantache 48')
Referee:            Naser Rashed Al-Hamdan (Saudi Arabia).

14/07/1997, Tripoli (Lebanon)
Pan Arab Games Group 2
SYRIA               3 (Sayed Biazid 18', 52', Louay Teleb 44')
UAE U21             1 (El Ballouchi 49')
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

16/07/1997, Beirut
Pan Arab Games Group 1
LEBANON             1 (Abdel Fattah Chehab 26')
OMAN                1 (Hani Zabeth 21')
Referee:            Saeed Abdulla Ibrahim (UAE).

16/07/1997, Tripoli (Lebanon)
Pan Arab Games Group 2
SYRIA               2 (Nader Jockdar 67', 80')
KUWAIT B            1 (Abdel Aziz Hindi 85')
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

19/07/1997, Tripoli (Lebanon)
Pan Arab Games Group 2
KUWAIT B            1
UAE U21             0
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

20/07/1997, Beirut (Lebanon)
Pan Arab Games Group 1
JORDAN              3
OMAN                1
Referee:            Mahmoud Ashek Abbas (Syria).

23/07/1997, Beirut (Lebanon), Sports City Stadium
Pan Arab Games Semi Final
JORDAN              3
KUWAIT B            2
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

24/07/1997, Beirut, Sports City Stadium
Pan Arab Games Semi Final
LEBANON             2
SYRIA               3
Referee:            Naser Rashed Al-Hamdan (Saudi Arabia).
Note:               After sudden death extra time.

26/07/1997, Beirut
Pan Arab Games 3/4 Place
LEBANON             3
KUWAIT B            1
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

27/07/1997, Beirut (Lebanon), Sports City Stadium, 20000
Pan Arab Games Final
JORDAN              1
SYRIA               0
Referee:            Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon).

21/08/1997, Beirut, Municipal Stadium, 12000
Friendly International
LEBANON             0
IRAQ                2 (Leith Hussein 43', 69')
Referee:            Ammar Ammar (Lebanon).

24/08/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor, 20000
World Cup Qualifier
UZBEKISTAN          5 (Igor Shkvirin 8', 63', Oleg Shatskikh 55', 75', Ravshan Bazarov 62')
YEMEN               1 (Mohamed Zughair 30')
Uzbekistan:         Vladislav Filippov, Alexandr Khvostunov, Rustam Shaymardanov, 
                    Eduard Momotov (Jafar Irismetov 76'), Ruslan Uzarov, Ilkhom Sharipov 
                    (Ravshan Bazarov 46'), Tahir Madrahimov, Nikolai Shirshov, 
                    Aleksei Vinnikov, Igor Shkvirin, Rustam Durmanov (Jafar Shatskikh 46').
Yemen:              Fadhl Al-Matar, Salim Belhmar, Adel Al-Tam, Abdul Rahman Abdulla,
                    Mohamed Hussein (Jamal Al-Khorabi 21'), Ahmed Abdulkarim Al-Barid, 
                    Jeyab Bashafal (Mohamed Al-Azazi 67'), Munif Shaef Noma, Omar Al-Ariki, 
                    Mohamed Zughair, Basel Taleb (Basel Zaghir 21').
Referee:            Sultan Mujalli Al-Aalaq (Bahrain).
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Nikolai Shirshov [Y 12'].
                    Yemen: Jamal Al-Khorabi [Y 2'], Basel Taleb [Y 9'], Adel Al-Tam [Y 12'].

24/08/1997, Daegu, Citizen Stadium, 15000
Friendly International
SOUTH KOREA         4 (Kim Do-hoon 3', 34', Choi Yong-soo 19', Yoo Sang-cheol 65' pen)
TAJIKISTAN          1 (Alisher Tukhtaev 33')
South Korea:        Kim Bong-soo (Seo Dong-myong 76'), Lee Ki-hyung, Choi Young-il [c],
                    Kim Tae-young, Chang Dae-il (Kim Sang-hoon 75'), Ha Seok-joo 
                    (Choi Sung-yong 69'), Yoo Sang-cheol, Lee Sang-yoon (Roh Sang-rae 75'), 
                    Seo Jung-won (Park Tae-ha 62'), Kim Do-hoon (Choi Moon-shik 69'), 
                    Choi Yong-soo.
Tajikistan:         Valery Sarychev [c], Sergei Piskarev, Rustam Kurbanov, Akhmed Engourazov 
                    (Khassan Radzhabov 71'), Oleg Shirinbekov, Fakhritdin Charipov, 
                    Rustam Khodzhaev, Rustam Khaidaraliev, Alisher Tukhtaev, 
                    Vladimir Domladzhanov (Vitaly Paraknevich 53'), Takhidzhon Muminov.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Tajikistan: Zoir Babaev.
Cards:              None.

30/08/1997, Seoul, Dongdaemun Stadium, 25000
Friendly International
SOUTH KOREA         0
CHINA               0 
South Korea:        Seo Dong-myong, Hong Myung-bo, Choi Young-il [c] (Choi Sung-Yong 83'), 
                    Kim Tae-young  (Kim Sang-hoon 67'),  Ha Seok-joo, Lee Ki-hyung, 
                    Lee Min-sung, Park Tae-ha (Roh Sang-rae 75'), Seo Jung-won 
                    (Park Keon-ha 79'), Kim Do-hoon (Choi Moon-shik 69'), Choi Yong-soo.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi [c], Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Li Tie (Jiang Fen 82'),
                    Ma Mingyu (Sui Dongliang 44'), Li Ming, Mao Yijun (Xie Feng 60'), Li Bing
                    (Hao Haidong 64'), Yao Xia, Yu Genwei (Li Jinyu 64').
Referee:            Nik Ahmed Yaakub (Malaysia).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              South Korea: None.
                    China: Yu Genwei [Y 61'], Li Tie [Y 81'].

02/09/1997, Abu Dhabi, Al-Nehayan Stadium, 10000
Friendly International
UAE                 3 (Zuhair Bakhit 39', Bakhit Saad 48', ? 80')
IRAN                1 (Hamid Reza Estili 70' pen)
Iran:               Nima Nakisa, Afshin Peyrovani, Mohammad Khakpour, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, 
                    Hamid Reza Estili, Mehrdad Minavand, Frahad Majidi (Esmael Halali 49'), 
                    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Ali Reza Mansourian, Khodadad Azizi (Mohsen Garousi 78'),
                    Hasim Haidary (Ali Asghar Modir-Rosta 46').
Referee:            Ahmed Abharan (Iran).
Coaches:            UAE:
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli-Kohan.
Cards:              UAE: 
                    Iran: Nima Nakisa [Y], Mehrdad Minavand [Y].
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

02/09/1997, Dalian
Friendly International
CHINA               3
KAZAKHSTAN          0
Note:               Not a full FIFA International.

04/09/1997, Kathmandu, Desarath Stadium, 20000
SAFF Cup Group A
NEPAL               0
PAKISTAN            2 (Muhammad Nauman 28', Muhammad Ijaz 63')

05/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium
SAFF Cup Group B
MALDIVES            1 (Saeed Lirugam)
BANGLADESH          1 (Ahmed Imtiaz 53')

06/09/1997, Seoul, Chamsil Stadium, 40000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
SOUTH KOREA         3 (Choi Yong-su 25', 68', 75')
KAZAKHSTAN          0
South Korea:        Seo Dong-myung, Hong Myung-bo (Jan Dae-il 78'), Ha Seok-ju, Lee Min-sung,
                    Choi Young-il, Lee Ki-hyung, Choi Yong-su, Kim Tae-young, Lee Sang-yoon, 
                    Kim Do-hoon (Park Kun-ha 70'), Seo Jung-won (Ko Jeong-woon 70').
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov [c], Vitali Sparyshev 
                    (Bakhytzhan Ensebaev 78'), Alevtin Ossipov, Nourken Mazbaev, 
                    Sergei Timofeev (Askhat Kadyrkulov 57'), Ruslan Baltev, Vladimir Loginov 
                    (Oleg Litvinenko 65'), Azamat Nijazymbetov, Alexander Familtsev,
                    Pavel Evteev.
Referee:            Santhan Nagalingham (Singapore).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
Cards:              South Korea: Hong Myung-bo [Y 55'], Ha Seok-ju [Y 60'].
                    Kazakhstan: Alexander Familtsev [Y 40'], Sergei Timofeev [R 73'].

06/09/1996, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium
SAFF Cup Group A
SRI LANKA           2 (Roshan Pereira 54', Mohammed Amanulla 86')
PAKISTAN            0

07/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 5000
SAFF Cup Group B
INDIA               3 (Invalappil Mani Vijayan 75', 78', Baichung Bhutia 88')
BANGLADESH          0

07/09/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 54328
World Cup Qualifier
JAPAN               6 (Kazuyoshi Miura 4' pen, 23', 64', 80', Hidetoshi Nakata 40',
                       Shoji Jo 45')
UZBEKISTAN          3 (Igor Shkvirin, Andrei Fedorov, Oleg Shatskikh)
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Norio Omura, Yutaka Akita, 
                    Akira Narahashi (Eisuke Nakanishi 68'), Motohiro Yamaguchi 
                    (Yasuto Honda 81'), Hiroshi Nanami, Shoji Jo (Akinori Nishizawa 59'),
                    Hidetoshi Nakata, Kazuyoshi Miura, Masami Ihara.
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Andrei Fedorov, Fevzi Davletov, Numon Khasanov (? 46'),
                    Abdikokhor Marifaliev, Sergei Lebedev, Oleg Shatskikh, Eduard Momotov,
                    Aleksei Vinnikov (? 69'), Igor Shkvirin, Andrei Zakharov (? 46').
Referee:            Abdul Rahman Al-Zaid (Saudi Arabia).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
Cards:              None.

08/09/1997, Kathmandu, Desarath Stadium, 10000
SAFF Cup Group A
NEPAL               1 (Deepak Amatya 74')
SRI LANKA           3 (Roshan Perera 16', 71', 84')

09/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 5000
SAFF Cup Group B
MALDIVES            2 (Ibrahim Rasheed 65', Mohammed Nizam 84')
INDIA               2 (Baichung Bhutia 30', Jo Paul Ancheri 55')

10/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 6000
SAFF Cup Semi Final
MALDIVES            2 (Shah Ismail 79', Mohammed Nizam 89')
SRI LANKA           1 (KM Kabeer 21')

11/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 15000
SAFF Cup Semi Final
INDIA               2 (Invalappil Mani Vijayan 43', 78')
PAKISTAN            0

12/09/1997, Seoul, Chamsil Stadium, 70000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
SOUTH KOREA         2 (Choi Yong-su 15', Lee Sang-yoon 81')
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Oleg Shatskikh 74')
South Korea:        Seo Dong-myung, Hong Myung-bo, Ha Seok-ju, Lee Min-sung, Choi Young-il,
                    Yoo Sang-chul, Choi Yong-su, Lee Ki-hyung, Park Kun-ha (Ko Jeong-woon 46'),
                    Lee Sang-yoon (Roh Sang-rae 86'), Seo Jung-won (Kim Do-hoon 77').
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Rustam Shaymardanov (Oleg Shatskikh 53'), Andrei Fedorov, 
                    Fevzi Davletov, Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Numon Khasanov, Nikolai Shirshov
                    (Jafar Irismetov 69'), Sergei Lebedev, Eduard Momotov (Murad Aliev 46'),
                    Ravshan Bazarov, Ruslan Uzarov.
Referee:            Wei Jihong (China).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
Cards:              South Korea:
                    Uzbekistan: Ruslan Uzarov [Y 14'], Andrei Fedorov [Y 73'], 
                                Sergei Lebedev [Y 78'], Jafar Irismetov [Y 79'].

12/09/1997, Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UAE                 4 (Ali Hassan Ghulam 20', Hilal Mohamed Obaid 48', 
                       Bakheet Zuhair Saeed 75', Khamees Saad Mubarak 85')
KAZAKHSTAN          0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed, Ismail Ismail, 
                    Ahmed Ibrahim Ali, Munzir Ali Hassan (Saad Bakheet Mubarak 62'), 
                    Hasan Suhail Thabit, Hasan Saed Rashid, Adel Mohamed Abdulla, 
                    Hilal Mohamed Obaid (Abdul Salam Jumaa Anber 75'), Jasim Mohamed Yousif 
                    (Khamees Saad Mubarak 70').
Kazakhstan:         Yuri Ishutin, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Askhat Kadyrkoulov, Pavel Evteev, Nourken Mazbaev, Bakhytjan Ensebaev 
                    (? 56'), Alexander Familtsev (? 32'), Azamat Nijazymbetov (? 69'), 
                    Almas Kulshinbaev.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri ().
                    Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
Cards:              UAE: Saad Bakheet Mubarak [Y 85'].
                    Kazakhstan: Vitali Sparyshev [Y 47'], Pavel Evteev [Y 47'],
                                Bakhytjan Ensebaev [Y 52'].

13/09/1997, Dalian, Jinzhou, 31000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
CHINA               2 (Fan Zhiyi 44', Li Ming 54')
IRAN                4 (Karim Bagheri 61', Mehdi Mahdavikia 67', 73', Aliasghar Modirrousta 86')
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie, Li Bing 
                    (Sui Dongliang 66'), Ma Mingyu, Li Ming, Yu Genwei (Gao Feng 66'), 
                    Yao Xia (Li Jinyu 70').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, Mohammad Khakpour, 
                    Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Reza Shahroudi, Ali Reza Mansourian 
                    (Mehrdad Minavand 73'), Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili, 
                    Karim Bagheri, Khodadad Azizi (Farhad Majidighadikalaei 76').
Referee:            Park Hae-yong (South Korea).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              China: Fan Zhiyi [Y 60'].
                    Iran: Khodadad Azizi [Y 16'], Mohammad Khakpour [Y 31'], 
                          Reza Shahroudi [Y 44'], Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh [Y 85'].

13/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 20000
SAFF Cup Final
INDIA               5 (Jo Paul Ancheri 9', Baichung Bhutia 15', 
                       Invalappil Mani Vijayan 19', 53', Amit Das 49')
MALDIVES            1 (Adam Abdul Latheef 43')

13/09/1997, Kathmandu (Nepal), Desarath Stadium, 10000
SAFF Cup 3/4 Place
PAKISTAN            1
SRI LANKA           0

14/09/1997, Riyadh, King Fahad Stadium, 21500
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
SAUDI ARABIA        2 (Fahad Mehalel 43', Yossif Al-Tunian 55')
KUWAIT              1 (Abdulaziz Bashar 18')
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Jahani (Fahad Mehalel 31'), 
                    Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Abdullah Zebermawi, Hussain Sulimani, Sami Al-Jaber,
                    Khamis Al-Dosari, Khalid Al-Temawi, Yossif Al-Tunian 
                    (Abdulaziz Al-Dosari 74'), Ibrahim Al-Shahrani (Khamis Al-Zahrani 75'), 
                    Khalid Al-Muwallid.
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Mohammad Al-Khaledi, 
                    Bader Al-Halabeej (Saleh Al-Azemi 63'), Abdulaziz Bashar, Abdullah Seehan, 
                    Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Essam Sakeen (Abdulaziz Al-Hindi 75'), Ayman Al-Husaini, 
                    Jasem Al-Huwaidi (Hani Al-Saqer 67').
Referee:            Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada.
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Repbulic).
Cards:              Saudi Arabia:
                    Kuwait: Jamal Abdulrahman [Y 85'].

19/09/1997, Tehran, National Stadium, 120000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
IRAN                1 (Karim Bagheri 64')
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 32')
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli (Reza Shahroudi 46'), 
                    Mohammad Khakpour, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mehrdad Minavand, 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian (Farhad Majidighadikalaei 66'), Ali Daei, 
                    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili, Karim Bagheri, Aliasghar Modirrousta 
                    (Mohsen Garousi 68').
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Ahmed Madani, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Abdullah Zebermawi,
                    Hussain Sulimani, Sami Al-Jaber (MohammadAl-Sahati 64'), 
                    Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Khalid Al-Muwallid, Khalid Al-Temawi, Fahad Mehalel
                    (Khamis Al-Zahrani 58'), Khamis Al-Dosari (Abdulaziz Al-Dosari 85').
Referee:            Masayoshi Okada (Japan).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
Cards:              Iran:
                    Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Madani [Y 26'].

19/09/1997, Doha, Al-Sadd Stadium, 10000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
QATAR               0
KUWAIT              2 (Jasem Al-Huwaidi 16', Abdulaziz Bashar 88')
Qatar:              Younis Ahmed Baker, Jaffal Rashid Al-Kuwari (Adel Hassan Jassim 18'), 
                    Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari, Adel Mulla Al-Mulla (Abdulla Obaid Koni 87'), 
                    Hisham Mohamed Zahid, Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Adel Khamis Al-Noobi 
                    (Mahmoud Yaseen Soufi 73'), Nasser Kamil Mubarak, Aziz Hassan Bujaloof,
                    Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi, Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi.
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Mohammad Al-Khaledi, 
                    Bader Al-Halabeej (Saleh Al-Azemi 68'), Abdulaziz Bashar, Abdullah Seehan 
                    (Naser Al-Sauhi 41'), Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Essam Sakeen, Jasem Al-Huwaidi
                    (Nohayr Al-Shammari 68'), Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Referee:            Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Coaches:            Qatar: Johannes Bonfrere ().
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              Qatar: Adel Hassan Jassim [Y 65'].
                    Kuwait:

19/09/1997, Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City, 40000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UAE                 0
JAPAN               0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed 
                    (Ali Ahmed Mohamed 76'), Ismail Ismail, Ahmed Ibrahim Ali, 
                    Munzir Ali Hassan (Saad Bakheet Mubarak 62'), Hasan Suhail Thabit, 
                    Hasan Saed Rashid, Adel Mohamed Abdulla, Hilal Mohamed Obaid, 
                    Jasim Mohamed Yousif (Khamees Saad Mubarak 39').
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Masami Ihara, Akira Narahashi (Seigo Narazaki 40'),
                    Naoki Soma, Norio Omura, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi Nakata 
                    (Akinori Nishizawa 78'), Yutaka Akita, Shoji Jo (Hiroaki Morishima 67'), 
                    Kazuyoshi Miura, Hiroshi Nanami.
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri ().
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              None.

20/09/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
KAZAKHSTAN          1 (Ruslan Baltev 84')
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Oleg Shatskikh 85')
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Nourken Mazbaev (Ruslan Baltev 46'), Sergei Timofeev (Viktor Zubarev 72'), 
                    Pavel Evteev, Azamat Nijazymbetov (Vladimir Loginov 46'), Oleg Litvinenko, 
                    Alexander Familtsev, Almas Kulshinbaev.
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Murodion Aliev, Andrei Fedorov, Rustam Shaymardanov, 
                    Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Ilkhom Sharipov (? 46'), Abdikokhor Marifaliev 
                    (? 38'), Nikolai Shirshov, Ravshan Bazarov, Igor Shvirin (? 70'), 
                    Oleg Shatskikh.
Referee:            Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon).
Coaches:            Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
                    Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Ilkhom Sharipov [Y 42'], Nikolai Shirshov [Y 52'], 
                                Pavel Bugalo [Y 83'], Oleg Shatskikh [Y 83'], 
                                Andrei Fedorov [Y 89'].

26/09/1997, Doha, Al-Sadd Stadium, 9000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
QATAR               1 (Nasser Kamil Mubarak 10')
CHINA               1 (Hao Haidong 67')
Qatar:              Younis Ahmed Baker, Saoud Fath Al-Kathiri, Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari, 
                    Nasser Kamil Mubarak, Hisham Mohamed Zahid, Dahi Saad Al-Naemi 
                    (Adel Hassan Jassim 21'), Adel Khamis Al-Noobi 
                    (Abdul Nasser Al-Obaidly 64'), Abdulla Obaid Koni, Aziz Hassan Bujaloof, 
                    Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi, Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi (Mahmoud Yaseen Soufi 71').
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Mao Yijun, Li Tie 
                    (Jiang Jin 58'), Li Bing (Peng Weiguo 46'), Ma Mingyu, Li Ming, Yu Genwei,
                    Yao Xia (Xie Feng 35').
Referee:            Mahmoud Nurilddin Salman (Iraq).
Coaches:            Qatar: Johannes Bonfrere ().
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Qatar: Abdulla Obiad Koni [Y 62'], Saoud Fath Al-Kathiri [Y 65'].
                    China: Peng Weiguo [Y 47'], Ma Mingyu [Y 85'].

26/09/1997, Kuwait City, Qadsia Stadium, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
KUWAIT              1 (Jasem Al-Huwaidi 20')
IRAN                1 (Karim Bagheri 90')
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah (Saleh Al-Azemi 84'), Hani Al-Saqer,
                    Mohammad Al-Khaledi, Bader Al-Halabeej (Naser Al-Sauhi 76'), 
                    Abdulaziz Bashar, Abdullah Seehan, Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Essam Sakeen, 
                    Jasem Al-Huwaidi (Faisal Al-Otaibi 63').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Khodadad Azizi (Ali Akbar Ostadasadli 78'), 
                    Mohammad Khakpour, Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Mehrdad Minavand 
                    (Nima Nakisa 58'), Ali Reza Mansourian (Daryoush Yazdani 70'), Ali Daei,
                    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili, Karim Bagheri, Reza Shahroudi.
Referee:            Russamee Jindamai (Thailand).
Cards:              Kuwait: Jasem Al-Huwaidi [Y 41'], Fawaz Al-Ahmad [Y 45'], 
                            Abdulaziz Hindi [Y 69'].
                    Iran: Mohammad Khakpour [Y 39'], Ali Akbar Ostadasadli [Y 63'].

27/09/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor Stadium, 50000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UZBEKISTAN          2 (Nikolai Shirshov 10', Ravshan Bazarov 90')
UAE                 3 (Bakheet Zuhair Saeed 55', Saad Bakheet Mubarak 60', 
                       Adnan Al-Talyani 83')
Uzbekistan:         Vladislav Filippov, Alexandr Khvostunov, Mirdjalal Kassymov 
                    (Azamat Abduraimov 70'), Rustam Shaymardanov, Eduard Momotov, 
                    Sergei Lebedev, Abdikokhor Marifaliev (Fevzi Davletov 55'), 
                    Nikolai Shirshov, Otabek Pirmatov (Ravshan Bazarov 72'), Igor Shkvirin, 
                    Shukhrat Maksudov.
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed, Ismail Ismail,
                    Ahmed Ibrahim Ali (Saad Bakheet Mubarak 63'), Abdusalam Al-Junibi, 
                    Hasan Suhail Thabit (Ali Ahmed Mohamed 46'), Hasan Saed Rashid, 
                    Adel Mohamed Abdulla, Hilal Mohamed Obaid, Jasim Mohamed Yousif 
                    (Adnan Al-Talyani 78').
Referee:            Jalal Moradi (Iran).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
                    UAE: Lori Sandri ().
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Eduard Momotov [Y 37'], Otabek Pirmatov [Y 40'], 
                                Shukhrat Maksudov [R 40'].
                    UAE: Ismail Ismail [Y 63'].

28/09/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 56704
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
JAPAN               1 (Motohiro Yamaguchi 65')
SOUTH KOREA         2 (Seo Jung-won 83', Lee Min-sung 86')
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Eisuke Nakanishi (Akira Narahashi 46'), Norio Omura, 
                    Masami Ihara, Naoki Soma, Hidetoshi Nakata, Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
                    Hiroshi Nanami, Yasuto Honda (Akinori Nishizawa 87'), Kazuyoshi Miura, 
                    Wagner Lopes (Yutaka Akita 73').
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Hong Myung-bo, Ha Seok-ju, Lee Min-sung, Choi Young-il, 
                    Yoo Sang-chul, Choi Yong-su, Jang Hyung-seok (Choi Sung-yong 58'),
                    Lee Ki-hyung, Lee Sang-yoon (Seo Jung-won 65'), Ko Jeong-woon 
                    (Kim Dae-il 72').
Referee:            Saad Kameel Manei (Kuwait).
Coaches:            Japan: Shu Kamo.
                    South Korea: Cah Bum-keoun.
Cards:              Japan: Wagner Lopes [Y 26'], Norio Omura [Y 57'].
                    South Korea: Lee Min-sung [Y 32'], Yoo Sang-chul [Y 57'].

03/10/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 70000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
IRAN                3 (Ali Daei 31', Karim Bagheri 42', 56')
QATAR               0
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Yahya Golmohammadi, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli 
                    (Sohrab Bakhtiyar 86'), Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Aliasghar Modirrousta 
                    (Hashem Haydari 71'), Ali Reza Modirrousta, Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia,
                    Hamid Reza Estili (Esmaeil Helali 81'), Karim Bagheri, Reza Shahroudi.
Qatar:              Younis Ahmed Baker (Mubarak Mostafa Fazli 55'), Saoud Fath Al-Kathiri 
                    (Adel Hassan Abdulla 71'), Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari, Nasser Kamil Mubarak, 
                    Hisham Mohamed Zahid, Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Abdul Nasser Al-Obaidly, 
                    Mahmoud Yaseen Soufi, Jaffal Rashid Al-Kuwari (Ahmed Khalil Saleh 55'), 
                    Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi, Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi.
Referee:            Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali).
Cards:              Iran:
                    Qatar: Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari [Y 9'], Nasser Kamil Mubarak [Y 22'], 
                           Jaffal Rashid Al-Kuwari [Y 24'], Younis Ahmed Baker [Y 43'].

03/10/1997, Dalian, Jinzhou, 30000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
CHINA               1 (Zhang Enhua 69')
SAUDI ARABIA        0
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong 
                    (Su Dongliang 79'), Xu Hong, Peng Weiguo (Liu Jun 56'), Ma Mingyu, 
                    Li Ming, Yu Genwei (Yao Xia 27'), Xie Feng.
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Ahmed Al-Dosari, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi (? 69'),
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Hussain Sulimani, Sami Al-Jaber, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani,
                    Khalid Al-Muwallid, Khalid Al-Temawi, Khamis Al-Zahrani (? 62'),
                    Khamis Al-Dosari (? 79').
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
Cards:              China: Xie Feng [Y 27'], Liu Jun [Y 80'], Li Ming [Y 89'].
                    Saudi Arabia:

04/10/1997, Seoul, Chamsil Stadium,
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
SOUTH KOREA         3 (Ha Seok-ju 8', Yoo Sang-chul 69', Lee Sang-yoon 81')
UAE                 0
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Hong Myung-bo, Ha Seok-ju, Kim Tae-young, Choi Young-il,
                    Yoo Sang-chul (Jang Hyung-seok 83'), Choi Yong-su (Kim Gi-dong 83'), 
                    Seo Jung-won, Lee Ki-hyung, Lee Sang-yoon, Ko Jeong-woon (Park Kun-ha 57').
UAE:                Musin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed, Ismail Ismail,
                    Ahmed Ibrahim Ali (Mohamed Ali 71'), Abdusalam Al-Junibi, 
                    Hasan Suhail Thabit, Hasan Saed Rashid, Adel Mohamed Abdulla, 
                    Hilal Mohamed Obaid (Khamis Saad 46'), Saad Bakheet Mubarak.
Referee:            Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    UAE: Lori Sandri ().
Cards:              South Korea: 
                    UAE: Ali Hassan Ghulam [Y 12'], Ismail Ismail [Y 21'], 
                         Bakheet Zuhair Saeed [Y 50'], Adel Mohamed Abdulla [Y 80'].

04/10/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
KAZAKHSTAN          1 (Viktor Zubarev 92')
JAPAN               1 (Yutaka Akita 23')
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov,
                    Sergei Timofeev, Ruslan Baltev, Konstantin Kotov (Evgeni Sveshnikov 72'),
                    Ivan Popov (Pavel Evteev 62'), Oleg Litvinenko (Vladimir Loginov 58'), 
                    Alexander Familtsev, Viktor Zubarev.
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Akira Narahashi, Naoki Soma, Masami Ihara, 
                    Norio Omura, Yutaka Akita, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Nanami 
                    (Yasuto Honda 84'), Wagner Lopes, Kazuyoshi Miura, Hidetoshi Nakata.
Referee:            Tajaddin Fares (Syria).
Coaches:            Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
                    Japan: Shu Kamo.
Cards:              Kazakhstan:
                    Japan: Yutaka Akita [Y 67'], Norio Omura [Y 75'].

05/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 45000
South East Asian Games Group A
INDONESIA           5 (Robby Darwis 20', Widodo C, Putro 44', 68', Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 54',
                       Ansyari Lubis 69')
LAOS                2 (Bounlap Khenkithisack 61', Khonesavanth Hosombath 75')
Indonesia:          Listyanto Raharjo, Robby Darwis, Nur'alim, Aji Santoso, Anang Mar'uf 
                    (Sugiantoro), Chairil Anwar Ohorella, Fachri Husaini, Bima Sakti
                    (Ronny Wabia), Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro, Kuraniwan Dwi Yulianto.
Laos:               Soulivanth Xeunvinlay, Khamsay Chantavong, Somsack Keodara, 
                    Bounlanh Bounsok Vanh, Bounlap Khenkithisack, Bounmy Thamma Vongsa,
                    Chalana Louang Amath, Vilayphone Sayavong, Phouvong Samounty, 
                    Sisaath Singsa Vanh, Khonesavanth Hosombath.
Referee:            Raja Shrestha (Nepal).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Laos: Somphou Phongsa.

05/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
MALAYSIA            1 (Mohamed Azmi)
VIETNAM             0
Coaches:            Malaysia: Wan Jamak Wan Hasan.
                    Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England)

05/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
THAILAND            2 (Worrawoot Srimaka, Chokotawee Promrut)
MYANMAR             1 (Soe Naing)
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Dusit Chalermsan, Natee Tongsukkao, 
                    Surachai Jirasirichote, Choketawee Promrat, Kritsada Piandit, 
                    Surachai Jaturapatarapong, Kiatisuk Senamuang, Vitoon Kijmongkolsak, 
                    Worrawoot Srimaka, Thavatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul.
Myanmar:
Referee:            
Coaches:            Thailand: Wittaya Laohakul.
                    Myanmar:
Cards:              Thailand: Natee Tongsukkao [Y].
                    Myanmar:

05/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
BRUNEI              0 
CAMBODIA            4 (Hok Sochetra 2, Hem Sam Chay, Sip Sovannarith)
Coaches:            Brunei:
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).

07/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
MALAYSIA            4 (Rizal Sukiman, Mohamed Azmi, Adnan Azman, Mohamed Noor Zami)
PHILIPPINES         0
Coaches:            Malaysia: Wan Jamak Wan Hasan.
                    Philippines: Juan Cutillas.

07/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 55000
South East Asian Games Group A
INDONESIA           2 (Bima Sakti 18', Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 65')
VIETNAM             2 (Văn Sỹ Hng 58', 87')
Indonesia:          Kurnia Sandy, Robby Darwis, Nur'alim, Aji Santoso, Anang Mur'af 
                    (Sugiantoro), Chairil Anwar, Fachri Husaini, Bima Sakti, Ansyari Lubis,
                    Widodo C. Putro, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto (Rocky Putiray).
Vietnam:            Trần Minh Quang, Nguyễn Hưu Thang, Đỗ Văn Khai, L Huỳnh Đức, 
                    Nguyễn Đức Thăng, Nguyễn Thiền Quang, Nguyễn Văn Sỹ (Trần Cng Minh), 
                    Triệu Quang Hạ, Vũ Minh Hiệu (Nguyễn Hồng Sơn), V Hong Bưu, 
                    Văn Sỹ Hng.
Referee:            Santan Nagalingam (Singapore).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England).

07/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
BRUNEI              0
THAILAND            6 (Tawan Sripan 10', 76', Kiatisuk Senamuang 32', 63',
                       Chaichan Khewsen 56', Worrawoot Srimaka 89')
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Dusit Chalermsan, Natee Tongsukkao,
                    Surachai Jirasirichote, Choketawee Promrat, Kritsada Piandit, 
                    Surachai Jaturapatapong, Kiatisuk Senamuang, Chaichan Khewsen, 
                    Tawan Sripan, Sanao Longsawang (Worrawoot Srimaka).
Brunei:
Coaches:            Brunei: 
                    Thailand: Wittaya Laohakul.

07/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
SINGAPORE           2 (Vengadasalam Selvaraj, Khamruddin Ahmad Latiff)
MYANMAR             2 (Myo Mlaing Win 2)
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Myanmar:

09/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 70000
South East Asian Games Group A
INDONESIA           4 (Fachri Husaini 21' pen, 51' pen, Widodo C. Putro 63',
                       Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 69')
MALAYSIA            0
Indonesia:          Kurnia Sandy, Sugiantoro, Nur'alim (Aples Tecuari), Aji Santoso, 
                    Anang Mar'uf, Chairil Anwar, Fachri Husaini (Uston Nawawi),
                    Bima Sakti, Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro (Rocky Putiray),
                    Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto.
Malaysia:           Azman Khairul, B. Rajanikhdan, Mohammad Anuar Jusoh 
                    (Anuar Baharom Khairul), Abidin Hassan Zainal, K. Sanbagamaran 
                    (Rizal Sukiman), Mohammad Noor Zami, Azali Azmil, Karim Idris, 
                    Wai Loon Yap, Adnan Azman, Mohamed Azmi.
Referee:            Yu Jingyim (China).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Malaysia: Wan Hasan Wan Jamak.
Cards:              Indonesia: Bima Sakti Tukiman [R 34'].
                    Malaysia: Mohammad Noor Zami [R 23'].

09/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
LAOS                4 (Bounmy Thamma Vongsa, Fegidero Norman, Keolakhone Channiphone, ? OG)
PHILIPPINES         1 (Remil Maungca)
Coaches:            Laos: Somphou Phongsa.
                    Philippines: Juan Cutillas.

09/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
SINGAPORE           2 (Mohamed Nazri Nasir 2)
CAMBODIA            1 (Hok Sochetra)
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).

09/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
BRUNEI              1 (Said Abdullah)
MYANMAR             6 (Adu Khaing 3, Myo Hlaing Win 3)

10/10/1997, Kuwait City, Qadsia, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
KUWAIT              1 (Jasem Al-Huwaidi 24')
CHINA               2 (Hao Haidong 3', Gao Feng 89')
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Mohammad Al-Khaledi,
                    Bader Al-Halabeej, Abdulaziz Bashar (Nasre Al-Sauhi 77'), Abdullah Seehan,
                    Fawaz Al-Ahmad, Essam Sakeen (Hamed Al-Saleh 64'), Jasem Al-Huwaidi, 
                    Hani Al-Saqer.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Fan Zhiyi, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong, Xu Hong, 
                    Li Ming (? 57'), Ma Mingyu, Sui Dongliang (? 36'), Liu Jun (? 76'), 
                    Xie Feng.
Referee:            Edward Lennie (Australia).
Coaches:            Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Kuwait:
                    China: Fan Zhiyi [Y 28'], Xie Feng [Y 77'].

11/10/1997, Riyadh, King Fahd Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Fahad Mehalel 66')
QATAR               0
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Jahani, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Ibrahim Al-Harbi (Khamis Al-Dosari 86'), 
                    Obeid Al-Dosari (Fahad Mehalel 60'), Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, Hussain Sulimani,
                    Khalid Al-Muwallid (Yossif Al-Tunian 46'), Mohammad Al-Sahati.
Qatar:              Younis Ahmed Baker (Ahmad Mubarak Al-Shafi 48'), Adel Hassen Abdulla, 
                    Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari, Nasser Kamil Mubarak (Ahmad Khalifa Hasim 75'), 
                    Adel Khamis Al-Noobi, Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Abdil Nasser Al-Obaidly, 
                    Adel Mulla Al-Mulla (Yousuf Bakhit Al-Kuwari 46'), Yousuf Adam Mahmoud, 
                    Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi.
Referee:            Gaml El Ghandour (Egypt).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Eduardo Vingada ().
                    Qatar: Haji Jamal.
Cards:              Saudi Arabia:
                    Qatar: Adel Hassan Abdulla [Y 24'], Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari [Y 69'].

11/10/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor Stadium, 54000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Bahtiyor Kambaraliev 30')
JAPAN               1 (Wagner Lopes 88')
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Bahtiyor Ashurmatov, Andrei Fedorov, Mirdjalal Kassymov 
                    (Ravshan Bazarov 46'), Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Nikolai Shirshov 
                    (Rustam Shaymardanov 56'), Abdikokhor Marifaliev, Sergei Lebedev, 
                    Otabek Pirmatov, Igor Shkvirin, Oleg Shatskikh (Ravshanjon Mataliev 85').
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Akira Narahashi, Naoki Soma, Masami Ihara, 
                    Toshihide Saito (Hiroshige Yanagimoto 54'), Yutaka Akita, 
                    Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Morishima (Hidetoshi Nakata 54'), 
                    Hiroshi Nanami (Wagner Lopes 79'), Kazuyoshi Miura, Shoji Jo.
Referee:            Sultan Mujalli Al-Aalaq (Bahrain).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
                    Japan: Takeshi Okada.
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Bahtiyor Kambaraliev [Y 20'], Sergei Lebedev [Y 58'].
                    Japan: Masami Ihara [Y 1'], Motohiro Yamaguchi [Y 79'],
                           Eisuke Nakanishi (unused substitute) [Y 89'].

11/10/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
KAZAKHSTAN          1 (Pavel Evteev 50')
SOUTH KOREA         1 (Choi Yong-su 5')
Kazakhstan:         Oleg Voskoboinikov, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev (Almas Kulshinbaev 74'),
                    Alevtin Ossipov, Sergei Timofeev, Rustan Baltev, Konstantin Kotov 
                    (Vladimir Loginov 70'), Andrei Tetushkin (Pevel Evteev 46'), 
                    Boulat Esmagambetov, Alexander Familtsev, Viktor Zubarev.
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Hong Myung-bo, Ha Seok-ju, Kim Tae-young, Choi Young-il [c],
                    Yoo Sang-choi (Chang Huyung-seok 84'), Choi Yong-su (Kim Ki-dong 84'),
                    Seo Jung-won, Lee Ki-hyung, Lee Sang-yoon, Ko Jung-soon (Park Kun-ha 57').
Referee:            Omar Abu Loom (Jordan).
Coaches:            Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              Kazakhstan: Viktor Zubarev [Y 59'], Alexander Familtsev [Y 74'], 
                                Boulat Esmagambetov [Y 87'], Sergei Timofeev [Y 90'].

12/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 85000
South East Asian Games Group A
INDONESIA           2 (Uston Nawawi 25', Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 70')
PHILIPPINES         0
Indonesia:          Kurnia Sandy, Anang Ma'ruf, Aji Santoso (Herman Pulalo 37'), Nur'alim,
                    Sugiantoro, Chairil Anwar, Fachri Husaini, Uston Nawawi (Eduard Ivakdalam),
                    Ansyari Lubis, Widodo C. Putro (Ronny Wabia 73'), Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto.
Philippines:        Melo Sabacan, Gil Talavera, Judy Saluria, Raymond Tonog, 
                    Vicente Filamer Rosell (Rolando Pinero), Rodolfo del Rosario, 
                    Norman Fegidero, Loreto Kalalang (Ramil Maungca 68'), Yanti Barsales, 
                    Eduardo Marasigan Jnr, Richard Leyble.
Referee:            Thein U Thein (Myanmar).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Philippines: Juan Cutillas.

12/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
THAILAND            4 (Kiatisuk Senamuang 2', 31', Piyapong Pue-on 12', 
                       Natipong Sritong-in 59')
CAMBODIA            0
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Kritsada Piandit, Choketawee Promrat, Dusit Chalermsan,
                    Yuthana Polasak, Surachai Jirasirichote, Surachai Jaturapatarapong,
                    Tawan Sripon, Sanao Longsawang, Kiatisak Senamuang, Piyapong Pue-on 
                    (Natipong Sritong-in 46').
Coaches:            Thailand: Wittaya Laohakul.
                    Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).

12/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
VIETNAM             2 (Vũ Minh Hiệu 2)
LAOS                1 (Ananh Thepsouvonh)
Coaches:            Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England).
                    Laos: Somphou Phongsa.

12/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
SINGAPORE           1 (Selavaj Vengasadalam)
BRUNEI              0
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Brunei:

14/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
PHILIPPINES         0
VIETNAM             3 (Triệu Quang Hạ, L Huỳnh Đức, Trần Cng Minh)
Coaches:            Philippines: Juan Cutillas.
                    Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England).

14/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium
South East Asian Games Group A
LAOS                1 (Keolakhone Channipone)
MALAYSIA            0
Coaches:            Laos: Somphou Phongsa.
                    Malaysia: Wan Hasan Wan Jamak.

14/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
CAMBODIA            3 (Ton Vuthy, Hok Sochetra 2)
MYANMAR             1 (Win Aung)
Coaches:            Cambodia: Joachim Fickert (Germany).
                    Myanmar:

14/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Lebak Bulus Stadium
South East Asian Games Group B
SINGAPORE           0
THAILAND            0
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Dusit Chalermsan, Natee Tongsukkao, 
                    Surachai Jirasirichote, Sanao Longsawang, Kritsada Piandit, Tawan Sripan,
                    Surachai Jaturapatarapong, Thavatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul, 
                    Kiatisuk Senmauang, Worrawoot Srimaka (Natipong Sritrong-in).
Coaches:            Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
                    Thailand: Withaya Laohakul.

16/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), 100000
South East Asian Games Semi Final
THAILAND            2 (Kiatisuk Senamuang 6', 56')
VIETNAM             1 (V Hong Bưu 35' pen)
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Dusit Chalermsan, Surachai Jirasirichote, 
                    Sanao Longsawang, Natee Tongsukkao, Kritsada Piandit, Tawan Sripan, 
                    Thavatchai Damrong-Ongtrakul, Natipong Sritrong-in (Piyapong Pue-on),
                    Kiatisuk Senmuang (Vitoon Kijmongkolsak), Surachai Jaturapatpong 
                    (Worrawoot Srimaka 37').
Vietnam:            Trần Minh Quang (GK), Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, Hồng Sơn Won, V Hong Bưu,
                    L Huỳnh Đức, [6 players missing].
Referee:            Selerajen (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Thailand: Withaya Laohakul.
                    Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England).
Cards:              Thailand: Wacharapong Somcit [Y].
                    Vietnam: 

16/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 120000
South East Asian Games Semi Final
INDONESIA           2 (Bima Sakti 11', Fachri Husaini 57')
SINGAPORE           1 (Fandi Ahmad 58')
Indonesia:          Kurnia Sandy (Listiyanto Raharjo 76'), Sugiantoro, Nur'alim, Aji Santoso 
                    (Herman Pulalo 76'), Anang Mar'uf, Chairil Anwar, Fachri Husaini,
                    Bima Sakti, Ansyari Lubis, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto, Widodo C. Putro.
Singapore:          Rezal Hassan, Mohd Hairi Bin Su'ap (Steven Tan Teng Chuan), 
                    Subramani Shunmugham, Aide Iskansar, Lim Thong Hai, Zulkarnaen Zainal 
                    (Ahmad Latiff Khamarudin 55'), Abdul Kadir Yahaya, Fandi Ahmad 
                    (Indra Sahdan Daud 76'), Selvaraj Vengsadalam, Rudy Khairon Daiman, 
                    Mohamed Nazri Nasir.
Referee:            Yu Jingyim (China).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems (Netherlands).
                    Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).
Cards:              Indonesia: Sugiantoro [Y], Aji Santoso [Y], Ansyari Lubis [Y].
                    Singapore:

17/10/1997, Kuwait City, Qadsia Stadium, 15000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
KUWAIT              2 (Bashar Abdulaziz 48', Jamal Abdulrahman Mubarak 67')
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Khalid Al-Muwallid 31')
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman Mubarak,
                    Mohammad Al-Khaledi (Hani Al-Saqer 46'), Bader Al-Halabeej,
                    Bashar Abdulaziz (Ayman Al-Husaini 89'), Abdullah Seehan, Fawaz Al-Ahmad,
                    Essam Sakeen, Jassem Al-Huwaidi (Faisal Al-Otaibi 83'), Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Saudi Arabia:       Hussain Al-Sadiq, Ahmed Madani, Sami Al-Jaber (? 54'), Abdullah Zebermawi,
                    Fahad Mehalel (? 67'), Khamis Al-Dosari, Ibrahim Al-Shahrani,
                    Hussain Sulimani, Khalid Al-Temawi, Khalid Al-Muwallid, Mohammed Al-Sahati.
Referee:            Said Belqola (Morocco).
Coaches:            Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
                    Saudi Arabia: Otto Pfister (Germany).
Cards:              Kuwait: Khalid Al-Fadhli [Y 31'], Osama Abdullah [Y 69'], 
                            Abdullah Seehan [Y 70'], Fawaz Al-Ahmad [R 85'], 
                            Bader Halabeej [Y 86'], Ayman Al-Husaini [Y 89'].
                    Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Madani [Y 39'], Mohammad Al-Sahati [Y 51'].

17/10/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 100000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
IRAN                4 (Ali Reza Mansourian 2', Aliasghar Modirrousta 44', Karim Bagheri 69',
                       Ali Daei 73')
CHINA               1 (Mao Yijun 87')
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Khakpour, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, 
                    Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Aliasghar Modirrousta (Khodadad Azizi 70'), 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian, Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili 
                    (Farhad Majidighadikalaei 85'), Karim Bagheri, Reza Shahroudi 
                    (Mehrdad Minavand 78').
China:              Ou Chuliang, Wu Chengying, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong, Xu Hong,
                    Mao Yijun, Ma Mingyu (? 65'), Li Tie (? 80'), Liu Jun, Yao Xia (? 40').
Referee:            Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Iran: Mohammad Ali Peyravani [Y 40'].
                    China: Zhang Enhua [Y 38'], Li Tie [Y 69'], Liu Jun [Y 86'].

18/10/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor Stadium, 38000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UZBEKISTAN          1 (Andrei Fedorov 61')
SOUTH KOREA         5 (Choi Yong-su 19', 41', Yoo Sang-chul 38', Ko Jeong-woon 57', 
                       Kim Do-hoon 70')
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Bahtiyor Ashurmatov, Andrei Fedorov, Mirdjalal Kassymov, 
                    Bahtiyor Kambaraliev, Nikolai Shirshov (Ravshanjon Mataliev 46'), 
                    Abdikokhor Marifaliev, Sergei Lebedev, Otabek Pirmatov, Sergei Andreev 
                    (Ravshan Bazarov 46'), Oleg Shatskikh (Azamat Abduraimov 46').
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Hong Myung-bo, Ha Seok-ju, Jang Dae-il, Choi Young-il,
                    Yoo Sang-chul, Choi Yong-su (? 66'), Lee Min-sung (? 59'), Lee Ki-hyung,
                    Lee Sang-yoon (? 66'), Ko Jeong-woon.
Referee:            Abdul Khudheir Abdul Hussein (Iraq).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Rustam Mirsadikov.
                    South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
Cards:              Uzbekistan:
                    South Korea: Hong Myung-bo [Y 13'], Ko Jeong-woon [Y 86'].

18/10/1997, Almaty, Central Stadium, 12000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
KAZAKHSTAN          3 (Vitali Sparyshev 55', Pavel Evteev 67', Dmitri Yuist 75')
UAE                 0
Kazkahstan:         Yuri Ishutin, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Sergei Timofeev, Ruslan Baltev, Konstantin Kotov (Askhat Kadyrkoulov 80'),
                    Andrei Tetushkin, Boulat Esmagambetov (Vladimir Loginov 73'), Pavel Evteev,
                    Viktor Zubarev (Dmitri Yurist 69').
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Abdulrahman Al-Haddad, 
                    Mohamed Rabei Salem, Ahmed Ibrahim Ali (? 62'), Abdusalam Al-Junibi,
                    Hasan Saed Rashid, Hasan Suhail Thabit (? 62'), Mohamed Jasim Jasim, 
                    Hilal Mohamed Obaid, Mohamed Omar Ahmed (Saad Bakheet Mubarak 46').
Referee:            Nik Ahmad Haji Yaakub (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Kazkahstan: Serik Berdalin.
                    UAE: Lori Sandri ().
Cards:              Kazkahstan: Oirat Saduov [Y 12'], Alevtin Ossipov [Y 33'], 
                                Askhat Kadyrkoulov [Y 86'], Sergei Timofeev [R 87'].
                    UAE: Abdulrahman Al-Haddad [Y 34'], Saad Bakheet Mubarak [R 87'].

18/10/1997, Jakarta (Indonesia), Senayan Stadium, 50000
South East Asian Games 3/4 Place
VIETNAM             1 (Nguyễn Phc Chương 89')
SINGAPORE           0
Vietnam:            Trần Minh Quang, Nguyễn Thiền Quang, Nguyễn Hưu Thang, V Hong Bưu,
                    Nguyễn Đức Thăng (L Đức Anh Tuấn 71'), Đỗ Văn Khai, Nguyễn Hồng Sơn,
                    L Huỳnh Đức, Triệu Quang Hạ, Vũ Minh Hiệu, Trần Cng Minh 
                    (Nguyễn Phc Chương 64').
Singapore:          Rezal Hassan, Mohammed Hairi Su'ap, Aide Iskandar Sahah, 
                    Subramani Shunmugam, Lim Tong Hai, Mohammed Dalis Supait 
                    (Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin 46'), Zulkarnaen Zainal (Saswadimata Dasuki 46'),
                    Abdul Kadir Yahaya (Steven Tanteng Chuan 70'), Fandi Ahmad, 
                    Selvaraj Vengasadalam, Rudy Khairon Daiman.
Coaches:            Vietnam: Colin Murphy (England).
                    Singapore: Barry Whitbread (England).

18/10/1997, Jakarta, Senayan Stadium, 130000
South East Asian Games Final
INDONESIA           1 (Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 48' pen)
THAILAND            1 (Chaichan Khewsen 30')
Thailand won 4-2 on penalties.
Indonesia:          Kurnia Sandy, Sugiantoro, Nur'alim (Aples Tecuari 72'), Aji Santoso,
                    Anang Mar'uf (Uston Nanawi 88'), Chairil Anwar, Fachri Husaini, 
                    Bima Sakti, Ansyari Lubis, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto, Widodo C. Putro
                    (Ronny Wabia 81').
Thailand:           Wacharapong Somcit, Kritsada Piandit, Natee Tongsukkao, Sanor Longsawang, 
                    Tawan Sripan, NThawatchai Damrong, Worrawoot Srimaka 
                    (Surachai Jirasirichote 80'), Kiatisuk Senamuang, Chaivchan Khewsen
                    (Natipong Sritong-in 46' [Piyapong Pue-on 91']), Surachai Jirasirichote,
                    Dusit Chalermsan.
Referee:            Yu Jingyim (China).
Coaches:            Indonesia: Henk Wullems ().
                    Thailand: Withaya Laohakul.
Penalties:          1-0 Aji Santoso, 1-1 Kiatisuk Senamuang, 2-1 Fachri Husaini, 
                    2-2 Kritsada Piandit, 2-2 Ronny Wabia (miss), 2-3 Tawan Sripan,
                    2-3 Uston Nawawi (miss), 2-4 Dusit Chalermsan.

24/10/1997, Riyadh, King Fahad Stadium, 55000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Khalid Al-Muwallid 88')
IRAN                0
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Jahani, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Fahad Mehalel (Obeid Al-Dosari 84'), Khamis Al-Dosari,
                    Ibrahim Al-Harbi, Hussain Sulimani, Khalid Al-Temawi, Khalid Al-Muwallid, 
                    Sami Al-Jaber (Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 78').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Khakpour, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, 
                    Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Aliasghar Modirrousta (? 69'), Ali Reza Mansourian,
                    Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili, Karim Bagheri, 
                    Reza Shahroudi.
Referee:            Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Otto Pfister (Germany).
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              Saudi Arabia: Khalid Al-Temawi [Y 31'], Khalid Al-Muwallid [Y 65'].
                    Iran: Ali Akbar Ostadasadli [Y 67'].

24/10/1997, Kuwait City, Qadsia Stadium, 18000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
KUWAIT              0
QATAR               1 (Adel Kahmis Al-Noobi 10')
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Mohammad Al-Khaledi 
                    (Faisal Al-Otaibi 87'), Bader Al-Halabeej, Abdulaziz Bashar, 
                    Abdullah Seehan (Naser Al-Sauhi 73'), Hani Al-Saqer, Essam Sakeen 
                    (Husain Al-Khudhari 46'), Jasem Al-Huwaidi, Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Qatar:              Ahmed Khalil Saleh (? 44'), Abdul Rahman Mubarak Al-Kuwari, 
                    Aziz Hassan Bujaloof, Yaser Nazmi Al-Qusi (? 77'), Adel Khamis Al-Noobi,
                    Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Abdul Nasser Al-Obaidly, Rayed Yaqoobob Al-Boloushi, 
                    Yousuf Adam Mahmoud, Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi, Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi 
                    (? 89').
Referee:            Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia).
Coaches:            Kuwait: Milan Mčcala (Czech Republic).
                    Qatar: Haji Jamal.
Cards:              Kuwait: Jasem Al-Huwaidi [Y 44'], Abdulaziz Bashar [Y 70'].
                    Qatar: Abdul Nasser Al-Obaidly [Y 19'], Adel Khamis Al-Noobi [Y 62'], 
                           Yousuf Bakhit Al-Kuwari [Y 83'].

25/10/1997, Toshkent, Pakhtakor Stadium, 25000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UZBEKISTAN          4 (Igor Shkvirin 19', 33', Andrei Fedorov 44', Mirdjalal Kassymov 71')
KAZAKHSTAN          0
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Bahtiyor Ashurmatov, Rustam Shaymardanov, Mirdjalal Kassymov,
                    Andrei Fedorov, Ilkhom Sharipov (Abdikokhor Marifaliev 68'), 
                    Otabel Pirmatov, Nikolai Shirshov (Saydullo Tursunov 55'),
                    Azamat Abduraimov, Igor Shkvirin (Jafar Irismetov 73'), 
                    Bahtiyor Kambaraliev.
Kazakhstan:         Yuri Ishutin, Dmitri Yurist (Kalandar Akhmetov 46'), Vitali Sparyshev, 
                    Alevtin Ossipov, Alexander Familtsev, Ruslan Baltev, Konstantin Kotov, 
                    Andrei Tetushkin, Boulat Esmagambetov, Pavel Evteev (Almas Kushinbaev 67'),
                    Viktor Zubarev (Vladimir Loginov 38').
Referee:            Hassan Abdullah Al-Agmi (Oman).
Coaches:            Uzbekistan: Makhmud Rakhimon.
                    Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
Cards:              Uzbekistan: Bahtiyor Ashurmatov [Y 84'], Bahtiyor Kambaraliev [Y 88'].
                    Kazakhstan: Boulat Esmagambetov [Y 89'].

26/10/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 56089
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
JAPAN               1 (Wagner Lopes 3')
UAE                 1 (Hasan Suhail Thabit 37')
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma (Shoji Jo 67'), Akira Narahashi,
                    Yutaka Akita, Toshihide Saito, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Yasuto Honda 
                    (Motohiro Yamaguchi 56'), Hidetoshi Nakata, Hiroshi Nanami, Wagner Lopes, 
                    Kazuyoshi Miura.
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam (Ahmed Ibrahim Ali 70'), Ismail Ismail,
                    Mohamed Rashid Salem, Mohamed Ali Ahmed (Hassan Saed Rashed 50'), 
                    Abdusalam Al-Junibi, Hasan Suhail Thabit, Adel Ahmed Mohamed, 
                    Hilal Mohamed Obaid, Adnan Al-Talyani, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed 
                    (Mohamed Omar Ahmed 80').
Referee:            Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (Costa Rica).
Coaches:            Japan: Takeshi Okada.
                    UAE: Lori Sandri ().
Cards:              Japan: Yasuto Honda [Y 5'], Tsuyoshi Kitazawa [Y 27'], Shoji Jo [Y 87'].
                    UAE: Adel Ahmed Mohamed [Y 26'], Bakheet Zuhair Saeed [Y 49'], 
                         Ismail Ismail [Y 60'], Hasan Suhail Thabit [Y 64'].

31/10/1997, Dalian, Jinzhou, 35000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
CHINA               2 (Gao Feng 19', Fan Zhiyi 80')
QATAR               3 (Dahi Saad Al-Naemi 44', Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi 54', 
                       Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari 60')
China:              Jiang Jin, Li Ming, Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong, Xu hong, Xie Feng,
                    Ma Mingyu, Li Tie (Peng Weiguo 36'), Fan Zhiyi, Gao Feng.
Qatar:              Amer Abdulrahman Al-Kaabi, Abdul Rahman Mubarak Al-Kuwari, 
                    Aziz Hassan Bujaloof, Yaser Nazmi Al-Qusi, Adel Khamis Al-Noobi, 
                    Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari (? 77'), Rayed Yaqoob Al-Boloushi,
                    Yousuf Adam Mahmoud, Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi (? 80'), 
                    Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi (? 82').
Referee:            Santhan Nagalingham (Singapore).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Qatar: Haji Jamal.
Cards:              China: Sun Jihai [Y 45'].
                    Qatar: Yousuf Adam Mahmoud [Y 31'], Dahi Saad Al-Naemi [Y 35'], 
                           Saoud Fath Al-Kathiti [Y 75'].

31/10/1997, Tehran, Azadi Stadium, 100000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
IRAN                0
KUWAIT              0
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Khakpour, Yahya Golmohammadi, 
                    Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Khodadad Azizi (Aliasghar Modirrousta 79'), 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian (Mehrdad Minavand 74'), Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 
                    Hamid Reza Estili, Karim Bagheri, Reza Shahroudi.
Kuwait:             Khalid Al-Fadhli, Osama Abdullah, Jamal Abdulrahman, Mohammad Al-Khaledi, 
                    Husain Al-Khudhari, Abdulaziz Bashar, Abdullah Seehan, Naser Al-Sauhi 
                    (? 62'), Essam Sakeen, Ayman Al-Husaini, Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Referee:            Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand).
Coaches:            Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              Iran: Mohammad Khakpour [Y 8'], Yahya Golmohammadi [Y 54'].
                    Kuwait: Mohammad Al-Khaledi [Y 20'], Husain Al-Khudhari [Y 43'],
                            Abdulaziz Al-Hindi [Y 51'], Jamal Abdulrahman [Y 75'].

01/11/1997, Seoul, Chamsil Stadium, 80000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
SOUTH KOREA         0
JAPAN               2 (Hiroshi Nanami 2', Wagner Lopes 37')
South Korea:        Kim Byung-ji, Kim Gi-dong, Ha Seok-ju, Jang Dae-il, Choi Young-il,
                    Yoo Sang-chul, Choi Yong-su (Kim Do-hoon 44'), Lee Min-sung, Lee Ki-hyung,
                    Seo Jung-won (Roh Sang-rae 59'), Ko Jeong-woon (Lee Sang-yoon 46').
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Naoki Soma, Akira Narahashi, Masami Ihara, 
                    Yutaka Akita, Motohiro Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (Takashi Hirano 70'),
                    Hidetoshi Nakata, Hiroshi Nanami, Kazuyoshi Miura, Wagner Lopes.
Referee:            Esfandiar Baharmast (USA).
Coaches:            South Korea: Cha Bum-keoun.
                    Japan: Takeshi Okada.
Cards:              South Korea: Choi Young-il [R 79'], Lee Ki-hyung [Y 88'].
                    Japan: Kazuyoshi Miura [Y 53'], Wagner Lopes [Y 56'].

02/11/1997, Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City, 30000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UAE                 0
UZBEKISTAN          0
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj, Ali Hassan Ghulam, Ismail Ismail, Mohamed Rabei Salem, 
                    Mohamed Ali Ahmed (Yaser Salem Ali 58'), Abdusalam Al-Junibi, 
                    Hassan Saeed Ahmed (Mohamed Omar Ahmed 73'), Adel Ahmed Mohamed, 
                    Hilal Mohamed Obaid, Adnan Al-Talyani, Mohamed Jasim Jasim 
                    (Khamees Saad Mubarak 46').
Uzbekistan:         Pavel Bugalo, Bahtiyor Ashurmatov, Rustam Shaymardanov, Mirdjalal Kassymov,
                    Andrei Fedorov, Ilkhom Sharipov (? 89'), Otabek Pirmatov, Nikolai Shirshov,
                    Azamat Abduraimov (? 53'), Igor Shkvirin, Saydullo Tursunov.
Referee:            Khaled Dalu (Syria).
Coaches:            UAE: Lori Sandri.
                    Uzbekistan: Irajara Veiga da Silva.
Cards:              UAE: 
                    Uzbekistan: Ilkhom Sharipov [Y 38'].

06/11/1997, Riyadh, King Fahad Stadium, 70000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Khalid Al-Muwallid 4')
CHINA               1 (Hao Haidong 10')
Saudi Arabia:       Mohammed Al-Deayea, Mohammed Al-Jahani, Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi,
                    Abdullah Zebermawi, Fahad Mehalel (Obeid Al-Dosari 71'), Khamis Al-Dosari,
                    Ibrahim Al-Harbi, Hussain Sulimani, Khalid Al-Temawi 
                    (Ibrahim Al-Shahrani 58'), Khalid Al-Muwallid, Sami Al-Jaber.
China:              Ou Chuliang, Li Ming (Dong Liang 63'), Zhang Enhua, Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong,
                    Xu Hong, Xie Feng, Ma Mingyu (Cheng Ying 87'), Liu Jun, Fan Zhiyi, 
                    Gao Feng.
Referee:            David Elleray (England).
Coaches:            Saudi Arabia: Otto Pfister (Germany).
                    China: Qi Wusheng.
Cards:              Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Al-Deayea [Y 42'], Mohammed Al-Jahani [Y 51'].
                    China: Liu Jun [Y 20'], Gao Feng [Y 21'], Xie Feng [Y 34'], 
                           Li Ming [Y 54'], Zhang Enhua [Y 60'], Yao Xia [Y 88'].

07/11/1997, Doha, Al-Sadd Stadium, 20000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
QATAR               2 (Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi 38', 81')
IRAN                0
Qatar:              Younis Ahmed Baker, Adel Hassan Abdulla, Aziz Hassan Bujaloof 
                    (Ahmad Khalifa Hashim 75'), Yaser Nazmi Al-Qusi (Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari 89'),
                    Adel Khamis Al-Noobi, Dahi Saad Al-Naemi, Abdul Nasser Al-Obaidly, 
                    Rayed Yaqoob Al-Boloushi, Yousuf Adam Mahmoud, Jassem Yousuf Al-Tamimi, 
                    Mohamed Salem Al-Enazi (Abdulla Salem Al-Mazroei 76').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Khakpour, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli, 
                    Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Khodadad Azizi (Ali Modirrousta 57'), 
                    Ali Reza Mansourian, Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili 
                    (Mehrdad Minavand 77'), Karim Bagheri, Reza Shahroudi 
                    (Mohsen Garousi 78').
Referee:            Horacio Elizondo (Argentina).
Coaches:            Qatar: Haji Jamal.
                    Iran: Mohammad Mayeli Kohan.
Cards:              Qatar: Adel Khamis Al-Noobi [Y 7'], Adel Hassan Abdulla [Y 17'], 
                           Younis Ahmed Baker [Y 40'], Yousuf Adam Mahmoud [Y 63'], 
                           Jassim Yousuf Tamimi [Y 75'], Ahmad Khalifa Hasim [Y 84'].
                    Iran: Reza Shahroudi [Y 26'], Khodadad Azizi [Y 40'], 
                          Hamid Reza Estili [Y 43'], Karim Bagheri [R 83'].

08/11/1997, Tokyo, National Stadium, 56032
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
JAPAN               5 (Yutaka Akita 12', Hidetoshi Nakata 16', Masayuki Nakayama 44', 
                       Masami Ihara 67', Takuya Takagi 79')
KAZAKHSTAN          1 (Pavel Evteev 73')
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Akira Narahashi (Eisuke Nakanishi 64'), Masami Ihara,
                    Yutaka Akita, Naoki Soma, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (Hiroaki Morishima 83'),
                    Motohiro Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi Nakata, Hiroshi Nanami, Shoji Jo, 
                    Masayuki Nakayama (Takuya Takagi 64').
Kazakhstan:         Yuri Ishutin, Oirat Saduov, Vitali Sparyshev, Alevtin Ossipov, 
                    Alexander Familtsev, Ruslan Valtev, Konstantin Kotov 
                    (Almas Kulshinbaev 83'), Vladimir Loginov, Evgeni Sveshikov 
                    (Nourken Mazbaev 73'), Pavel Evteev, Viktor Zubarev (Andrei Tetushkin 64').
Referee:            Mario van der Ende (Netherlands).
Coaches:            Japan: Takeshi Okada.
                    Kazakhstan: Serik Berdalin.
Cards:              Japan: Akira Narahashi [Y 3'].
                    Kazakhstan: Oirat Sauov [Y 10'], Vitali Sparyshev [Y 75'], 
                                Nourken Mazbaev [Y 80'].

09/11/1997, Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City, 18000
World Cup Qualifier (Group B)
UAE                 1 (Bakheet Zuhair Saeed 52')
SOUTH KOREA         3 (Lee Sang-yoon 9', Kim Do-hoon 42', 67')
UAE:                Muhsin Faraj (Juma Rashid Humaid 46'), Ali Hassan Ghulam, Ismail Ismail,
                    Mohamed Rabei Salem, Munther Ali Abdulla, Abdusalam Al-Junibi, 
                    Hassan Saeed Ahmed, Bakheet Zuhair Saeed, Hilal Mohamed Obaid 
                    (Khamees Saad Mubarak 46'), Adnan Al-Talyani (Saad Bakheet Mubarak 46'),
                    Hasan Suhail Thabit.
South Korea:        Kim Bong-soo, Hong Myung-bo (? 58'), Ha Seok-ju, Jang Dae-il,
                    Jang Hyung-seok, Roh Sang-rae (? 64'), Choi Sung-yong, Lee Min-sung,
                    Lee Ki-hyung, Lee Sang-yoon (? 75'), Kim Do-hoon.
Referee:            Piero Ceccarini (Italy).
Coaches:            UAE: Bakheet Zuhair Saeed [Y 52'], Munther Ali Abdulla [Y 83'].
                    South Korea: Lee Sang-yoon [Y 62'].

12/11/1997, Dalian, Jinzhou, 50000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
CHINA               1 (Ma Mingyu 32')
KUWAIT              0
China:              Ou Chuliang, Li Ming, Li Jinyu (? 72'), Sun Jihai, Hao Haidong, Xu Hong,
                    Xie Feng, Ma Mingyu, Liu Jun (Li Tie 74'), Fan Zhiyi, Wu Chengying.
Kuwait:             Ahmad Al-Jasem, Osama Abdullah, Nohayr Al-Shammari, Fawaz Al-Ahmad, 
                    Husain Al-Khudhari (Saleh Al-Azemi 89'), Bashar Abdulaziz, 
                    Abdullah Seehan (Faisal Al-Obtaibi 61'), Naser Al-Sauhi, Hani Al-Saqer 
                    (Turki Ibrahim 76'), Ayman Al-Husaini, Abdulaziz Al-Hindi.
Referee:            Arturo Angeles (USA).
Coaches:            China: Qi Wusheng.
                    Kuwait: Milan Mčala (Czech Republic).
Cards:              China: Fan Zhiyi [Y 43'], Sun Jihai [Y 44'].
                    Kuwait: Nohayr Al-Shammari [Y 8'], Hani Al-Saqer [Y 25'], 
                            Naser Al-Sauhi [Y 44'].

12/11/1997, Doha, Al-Sadd Stadium, 22000
World Cup Qualifier (Group A)
QATAR               0
SAUDI ARABIA        1 (Sami Al-Jaber 63')
Referee:            Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark).
Coaches:            Qatar: Haji Jamal.
                    Saudi Arabia: Otto Pfister (Germany).

16/11/1997, Johore Bahru (Malaysia), 22000
World Cup Qualifier (Asian Play Off)
JAPAN               3 (Masyuki Nakayama 39', Shoji Jo 75', Masyuki Okano 119')
IRAN                2 (Khodadad Azizi 46', Ali Daei 58')
After Sudden Death Extra Time
Japan:              Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Akira Narahashi, Naoki Soma, Masami Ihara, 
                    Motohiro Yamaguchi, Yutaka Akita, Hidetoshi Nakata, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 
                    (Masayuki Okano 91'), Hiroshi Nanami, Masayuki Nakayama (Shoji Jo 62'), 
                    Kazuyoshi Miura (Wagner Lopes 62').
Iran:               Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Mohammad Khakpour, Ali Akbar Ostadasadli 
                    (Aliasghar Modirrousta 79'), Mohammad Ali Peyravani, Khodadad Azizi,
                    Ali Reza Mansourian, Ali Daei, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Hamid Reza Estili, 
                    Javad Zarincheh (Medhi Pasharzad Bonieh 63'), Mehrdad Minavand.
Referee:            Manuel Diaz Vega (Spain).
Coaches:            Japan: Takeshi Okada.
                    Iran: Mohamed Mayeli Mohan.
Cards:              Japan: Masami Ihara [Y 28'].
                    Iran: Ali Akbar Ostadasadli [Y 17'], Mohammad Khakpour [Y 24'], 
                          Mehdi Mahdavikia [Y 35'], Ahmed Reza Abedzadeh [Y 87'], 
                          Mehrdad Minavand [Y 106'], Khodadad Azizi [Y 108'].

1997 overview


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