File - Asian champions Australia will start their campaign with a visit to Bishkek for a clash against Kyrgyzstan.
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Guam's historic World Cup qualifying win over Turkmenistan stole the limelight last week but Asia's heavy hitters enter Tuesday looking to make a quick start on the road to Russia 2018 .After sitting out last Thursday's opening group fixtures, Asian champions Australia and fellow World Cup 2014 teams Japan, South Korea and Iran enter the fray along with China, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates.Japan will kick off their campaign by hosting Singapore at Saitama in Group E, while Iran will begin in Group D with a visit to Turkmenistan. The Central Asian side will be smarting after their stunning 1-0 defeat in Guam made them the first team ever to lose a World Cup qualifier to the tiny Pacific side.The second round of Asian qualifying features 39 teams and is also part of the qualifying process for the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE.
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