AFC 'confident' in Bahrain's 10-0 win
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Asian Football Confederation says it is confident that Bahrain's 10-0 win over Indonesia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier is not suspicious, despite FIFA's investigation into the "unusual outcome."
AFC general secretary Alex Soosay says official reports from its match commissioner and referee "indicate nothing."
Lebanese referee Andre El Haddad sent off Indonesia's goalkeeper in the second minute and awarded Bahrain four penalties in Wednesday's match.
Bahrain's win raised suspicion because it trailed Qatar by three points and nine goals in group standings. Qatar drew 2-2 in Iran to advance instead.
Soosay says he's "confident that none of our teams are involved" in match-fixing, and Bahrain was better "tactically and technically."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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