Three-times champions Iran got off to a rousing start in their Asian Cup 2015 qualifying campaign as they blanked Lebanon 5-0.
Factbox on African Cup of Nations finalists Niger ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from January 19 to February 10.
Libya have entered two teams in next year's African club competitions despite not having a functioning domestic league.
A late goal by Brazilian Victor Simoes sent Al Ahli through to their first Asian Champions League final as they overcame Saudi Arabian rivals Al Ittihad 2-0.
Ulsan Hyundai will host the Asian Champions League final after the South Koreans edged past Uzbek champions Bunyodkor 2-0 in the second leg of their semi-final.
World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi added the Chinese Super League title to his long list of honours.
Ulsan Hyundai seem set to reach their first AFC Champions League final after beating Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan 3-1 away in their semi-final first leg.
Samuel Eto'o's return to the Cameroon national team was confirmed on Tuesday when the striker was named in a revamped squad.
Clubs from Yemen and Syria have been ordered to play home matches in the AFC Cup at neutral venues due to political unrest.
Our preview of the African Cup of Nations continues with an in-depth look at the countries in Group C.
Full table Syrian League
Goals for : 16 (1.45 /match)
Goals against : 19 (1.73 /match)
Goals distance : -3
Leading scorers :
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