FIFA WC Qualifiers 2022: South Korea receive World Cup; pricey draw for Aussies
- South Korea, the 15th country to get approved for the 32-team field.
- Iran, which has actually already certified, beat the UAE 1-0 to stay atop Group A.
- The defeat ended China’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup for just the second time.
FIFA WC Qualifiers 2022: South Korea receive World Cup; pricey draw for Aussies: South Korea qualified for a 10th succeeding World Cup after beating Syria 2-0 in Dubai.
Second-half objectives from Kim Jin-su and Kwon Chang-hoon on Tuesday offered the Koreans a comfy victory over the bottom group in Asia Group A certifying.
South Korea, the 15th country to get approved for the 32-team field, moved 11 points clear of third-place United Arab Emirates with 2 games staying.
FIFA WC Qualifiers 2022: South Korea receive World Cup; pricey draw for Aussies:
Iran, which has actually already certified, beat the UAE 1-0 to stay atop Group A. Iran last week ended up being the first team from Asia to receive Qatar when it beat Iraq 1-0.
The top two groups from both groups instantly qualify. The third-place teams advance to playoffs.
In Group B, a first-half objective from Takumi Minamino set Japan en route to beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 at Saitama Arena and keeping the host on course for a seventh successive World Cup appearance.
Minamino’s goal from close range after 31 minutes was created by Junya Ito.
The Belgian-based winger then added the 2nd soon after the reboot with a fierce shot from the edge of the location to seal a first defeat for the Saudis in the group.
Saudi Arabia, which would have certified for a 6th World Cup with a victory, still leads the group with 19 points, another than Japan.
Australia allowed a late goal and settled for a 2-2 draw with Oman in Muscat. Australia stays third in Group B though relocations onto 15 points.
The Socceroos took an early lead through Jamie Maclaren’s penalty however Abdullah Fawaz equalized for the host right after the restart.
While Aaron Mooy brought back Australia’s lead with 13 minutes remaining, Fawaz made Oman a point with an area kick after 89 minutes.
Last-placed Vietnam, which had actually previously lost all of its seven video games in Group B, defeated China 3-1 in Hanoi.
The defeat ended China’s possibilities of receiving the World Cup for only the 2nd time.
(Reported by AP)
Released at Wed, 02 Feb 2022 01:52:15 -0500
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