- Qatar 2022 qualifying continued with a handful of matches on Saturday
- Korea Republic thrashed Turkmenistan to strengthen lead in Group H
- Saudi Arabia additionally prolonged their unbeaten run to maneuver nearer to advancing
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying continued on Saturday with Round 2 motion in Asia (AFC).
2002 FIFA World Cup™ hosts and semi-finalists Korea Republic jumped to the highest of Group H with a 5-0 rout of Turkmenistan in Goyang, whereas Saudi Arabia prolonged their lead on the summit of Group D with a 3-0 win over Yemen in Riyadh.
Asia outcomes (All matches)
Korea Republic turned on the fashion in Goyang and defeated Turkmenistan by the largest margin within the groups’ head-to-head historical past in World Cup qualifying. Paulo Bento’s facet have been fully dominant all through the match, led by famous person talisman Son Heungmin. Bordeaux’s Hwang Uijo scored a brace and his second on the night time – the group’s final – was probably the most eye-catching. Son’s talent and build-up play mixed together with his savvy, flicked end capped off a flawless efficiency by the Taegeuk Warriors.
Earlier in Group H, Lebanon held off a resilient Sri Lankan facet 3-2, due to Joan Oumari’s brace, to remain stage on factors with group leaders Korea Republic (10), who’ve a major benefit on purpose distinction.
The day’s closing match on the Asian continent was in Riyadh, the place Saudi Arabia prolonged their unbeaten run in World Cup qualifying to seven matches by defeating Yemen 3-0 due to Fahad Al-Muwallad’s first-half brace. The victory moved the Green Falcons 5 factors away from nearest Group D challengers Uzbekistan albeit with a recreation in hand.
The match between Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan on 15 June may nonetheless but show decisive in figuring out the group winner. Herve Renard’s facet additionally stretched their unbeaten run in qualifying to seven matches.