Oct 11, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9031680
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AFC says Iraq, with match Friday's on Iran to shifts Focus Asia's of one securing China With -- IRNA 11, Oct Lumpur, Kuala the to switches attention the week this weekend, last automatic two A's Group for Iran and Arabia Saudi between battle continuing .2002 Korea/Japan at slot guaranteed in Iraq rivals bitter hosting of prospect tough the face Iran top the to side Blazevic's Miroslav taking win a with Friday on Tehran the to according helpless, back sit Saudis the as standings the of .(AFC) Confederation Football Asian second their from away win one just Iran put would Victory .finals consecutive but week, following the away Bahrain against is match final Their .control in back Saudis the put will win a than less anything these during goal of front in struggled have Iran said AFC is It" unlucky, been have side his says Blazevic coach and qualifiers .said he "problems, scoring goal have we true past from problems the of many solving in succeeded have we But" .too problem goal-scoring the solve to try will We .games kicked are they when or posts the hit shots players' our When" ".unlucky been have we arms, goalkeepers' the into straight Thailand over victory 1-0 the in cap 100th his earned Daei Ali of round second the in far so scorer top nation's his is and week last against strikes vital three including goals, four with qualifying .matches two teams' the over Arabia Saudi their to pride some restore and try to looking be will Bahrain consecutive two after Saturday on Bangkok in Thailand against game .hopes Cup World their ended effectively defeats win first their for looking still are meanwhile, Thais, The .home at loss a and draws two after after future Withe's Peter coach for playing be also could They lack a to due question in is position Englishman's the that emerged it .Thailand of Association Football the within funds of place second for battle the to shifted has focus the B, Group In .matches crucial two are there week this and a needing qualified, already have who China, face to travel Qatar vital week's last losing after chase the into back them pull to win .Emirates Arab United the against clash the for heading and position second in currently Emirates, The gap the close to Uzbekistan allowing week, rest a have play-offs, .Oman defeat they should in once only scored have and game a win to yet have Omanis The unpredictable most the Uzbekistan with but, round final entire the .happen could anything group, the in team AFC said secretary general AFC Lumpur, Kuala in Meanwhile, it as Finals Cup World 2006 the in berths automatic five demanded .Asia in game 'magical' the spur to logo new a unveiled become has game The" :said Velappan Peter secretary general AFC of percent 60 than more - people billion 2.3 has Asia .magical '.population the the in berths automatic five for fight to continue would AFC one and places four present the of instead Finals Cup World 2006 .said he side, European an against chance play-off berth extra the win would AFC the confident was he said Velappan .future in should Asia believe Fifa in many because certain almost is This" ".it for fight will We .Cup World the in places more given be bn/RR End