The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup began on March 12, 2015 with preliminary ties between the 12 lowest-ranked nations in Asia.
Chiquito Do Carmo of Timor-Leste had the honour of scoring the very first goal on the road to Russia in a 4-1 victory at home to Mongolia.
There are 31 places up for grabs, and so far two nations have booked their place to join hosts Russia.
Qualified nations: Brazil, Iran
That leaves 29 places still to be decided before the final playoff ties are played in November.