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World Cup 2022 Qualification: Japan renews confidence, Saudi Arabia returns with full score, and Lebanon return to competition



South Korean striker Son Hyung-min (center) controls the ball during his team’s match against Iran in the first Asian qualifier for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar on October 12, 2021 at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

Japan renewed hopes of Qatar reaching the 2022 World Cup, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Australia in the second group match, with Saudi Arabia leading 3-2 at the expense of China in the fourth round. Asian Qualifiers on Tuesday.
Lebanon, on the other hand, came back strong after beating its Syrian opponent 3-2, while Iran drew 1-1 with South Korea to retain the top spot in Group A.
In the first match, Japan advanced through O Tanaka in the eighth minute, Australia equalized through Eden Hrostik (70), but Australia’s Aziz Behich mistakenly scored a goal in his team’s goal to give Japan three valuable points.
The Japanese team started the previous rounds with 11 consecutive World Cup qualifiers, winning eight consecutive matches for its Australian team.
Australia beat Oman 3-1 in the previous round to break the previous record of 10 wins by Mexico, Spain and Germany in the 2006, 2010 and 2018 finals respectively.
The samurai team played the match knowing full well that any decision other than winning would mark the first non-international wedding opportunity since 1994.
Australia’s draw was frozen at 9 points in second place, while Japan lifted its draw to fourth place by 6 points, after Vietnam’s 3-1 win, to third place with six points after Oman.
The Saudi team topped the group after successfully defeating its Chinese host 3-2.
The “Green” triple was scored by Sami al-Naji (15 and 38), and Fras al-Brykhan (72), while Alocio dos Santos added for China (46) and Wu Ji second (87).
Al-Akhtar raised his score to 12 points from 4 matches, with the full score, China was fifth to last with his previous score of 3 points.

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Iran is in the lead

In Group A, Iran drew 1-1 with hosts South Korea at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.
The Korean team advanced in the 49th minute through Tottenham star Son Hyung Min and Iran equalized through Alireza Jahanpaksh (76).
With this draw, Iran retained the top spot with 10 points from four matches, 8 points for South Korea, two points for Emirates, Lebanon and one match for Iraq and Syria.

Rice team wins

The Lebanese national team entered the competition line strongly for one of the qualifying cards for the first group after its Syrian host won its first victory 3-2 at the “King Abdullah II” ground in Quizme, the capital of Jordan. Goddess.
He scored for Syria Omar Griffin (20) and Omar al-Soma (65), and for Lebanon, Mohammed Kaduh (45 + 1 and 45 + 4), and Hassan “Soni” Chad (53).
This is the fifth victory of the “Cedar Men” team against their Syrian counterpart, compared to 14 defeats and six tracks.
The Czech coach for the Lebanese national team, Ivan Hashek, suffered greatly due to the lack of influence, especially with the suspension of defender Qasim al-Jean and center player George Melki, who were forced to involve players other than coaching positions. Occupying the left-back position was “Sonny”, and Muhammad Haider became accustomed to them as a key player, and he relied on attacking Gaddafi as a spear, and his three successors, Basil Zardi, “Sonny” Chad and Hassan Madouk.
Syrian coach Nisar Mahras’ elements were complete as he attacked Kirbin and al-Soma and behind them Mahmoud al-Mawas, as well as midfielders Mohammad Othman and Ayas Uthman, who withdrew from the conflict in the south. Due to a Korean administrative error.
– Disappointing tie for Emirates and Iraq- Emirates and its Iraqi guest failed to win the fourth match in a row, and they were eliminated in a disappointing but exciting 2-2 draw at Al-Wasl Stadium in Dubai.
Kayo Kanedo (33) and Ali Mabgout (90 + 3) scored Emirates goals, while Mohammed al-Attas (74 own goal) and Ayman Hussein (89) scored two goals for Iraq.
The technical clash between Dutch coaches Bert van Marwijk (UAE) and Dick Advocate (Iraq) ended without a winner or loser, but of course they each intensified the third draw against defeat.
The owner of the land opened the scoring after a fantastic pass from Majeed Hassan to Abdullah Hassan and from him to Kayo Canado, who crossed the guard Ali Faiz and then fired into the net of Fahad Talib (33).
Iraq’s pressure ended in a crossroads from substitute Ayman al-Mamari’s first touch with Emirates defender al-Attas.
It was Iraq’s first goal after three matches, and its strikers were unable to hit the net.
Advocate’s substitutes won again after Alava Mihawi hit the ball to Ayman Hussein in a powerful shot (89), just before the end of regulation time with the “Rafidain Lions” scoring a goal.
Excitement continued after Mapcout equalized for Emirates in the third minute of stoppage time in the second half.
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