The Dutchman witnessed his team’s victory in the first leg against Lebanon on Tuesday: 0-1. Ali Ahmed Mabkhout converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute.
Thanks to this victory, the United Arab Emirates surpassed Lebanon in the position of Group A and is now in third place. Third place qualifies you to participate in the qualifiers at the end of the stage.
Iran and South Korea have a lot to do with numbers 1 and 2 and they seem to qualify directly for the World Cup. The UAE has 6 points from six rounds, and Lebanon has 5.
Lawyer’s World Cup and Iraq out of sight after a new defeat
National team coach Dick Advocaat was unable to provide a surprise against South Korea with the Iraq national football team. She lost the World Cup qualifiers match on Tuesday, 0-3.
Therefore, the lawyer is still waiting for his first victory with the Iraqis. With 4 points from six matches, the country is in the penultimate position in Group A of the playoffs. The difference for the third-placed, United Arab Emirates from the national team coach Bert van Marwijk, 2 points. Number 3 competes with Number 3 from the other group for the playoffs.
Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min (penalty kick) and Jeong Woo-young scored the goals of South Korea, which is close to participating in the World Cup. The same applies to Iran, which defeated Syria 3-0 at the bottom of the standings.
Iran and South Korea are ahead of the rest with 16 and 14 points, respectively. The first two countries to qualify directly for the World Cup in Qatar.
In the other group, Australia got no more than its draw with China (1-1). Japan benefited by defeating Oman: 0-1. Leaders Saudi Arabia, 1-0, is too strong for Vietnam, and they top with 16 points. Japan comes second after six rounds with 12 points, followed by Australia with 11 points.
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