Match Day 4 of the FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers did not disappoint with Japan downing Australia, while South Korea and Iran shared the spoils.
Japan put their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign back on track by snapping the Socceroos' record 11-game winning streak.
Australia's record-breaking run in World Cup qualifying ended on Tuesday when Aziz Behich's late own goal handed Japan the win.
Having shown plenty of endeavour without reward so far in the Asian World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam will be looking for victory against Oman.
Despite a poor start to the third round of Asian FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu is refusing to throw in the towel just yet.
With late drama and star turns from some big names, there was plenty to digest from the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup resume on Thursday, we look at the main talking points from the six matches on Match Day 3.
After a steady debut for Arsenal in the weekend's win over Norwich, Takehiro Tomiyasu could prove to be the answer to Mikel Arteta's defensive woes.
Two of Asia's hottest prospects will line up together for Mallorca in LaLiga this season, but can they both take their careers to the next level?
Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
Oman pulled off a stunning upset of heavyweights Japan while Vietnam couldn't hold onto their narrow lead against Saudi Arabia
Asia's 12 remaining hopefuls will resume their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday when the third round of qualifiers begin.
While it is not a make-or-break year, Takefusa Kubo's third season out on loan could be pivotal to his long-term prospects at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid's Japanese starlet Takefusa Kubo will spend a third consecutive season out on loan after joining Mallorca for the 2021-22 season.
Despite a raft of big-name signings recently, it appears that Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe will have to wait till at least 2022 to taste success.
Japan international Kaoru Mitoma has earned a move to Premier League outfit Brighton but will spend the coming season on loan in Belgium.
Kyogo Furuhashi has made an instant impact at Celtic after scoring a hat-trick for the Scottish giants in his first league start.
Vissel Kobe have bolstered their attack with the double capture of Japan internationals Yuya Osako and Yoshinori Muto.
Japan again fell short in its quest to win its first Olympic medal in men's football since 1968 following a 3-1 defeat to Mexico.
Japan can still claim a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics even if their quest for gold was ended by Spain in Tuesday's semi-finals.
Japan face a tough test against Spain in the semi-finals of the men's football at the Tokyo Olympics as they continue their gold medal quest.
It was not pretty but Japan did enough to see off New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the Olympics men's football - and that's all that matters.
With the right blend of defensive experience and youthful flair, Japan may have found the key to unlocking gold at the Olympics.
Akira Nishino has been sacked as coach of Thailand after his failure to lead them into the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
Japan and South Korea will once again represent Asia in Olympic Games men's football after both qualified for the quarterfinals.