Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia produced another superb show as they confirmed their place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Joint Qualification with a 5-1 win over Timor-Leste in the second leg on Tuesday, advancing 12-2 on aggregate.
Timor-Leste came into the tie facing a six-goal deficit from the first leg but any hope of a comeback was quickly diminished in the first half as Tan Cheng Hoe’s men raced to a 3-0 lead at half-time and added two more goals to advance in style with Shahrel Fikri hitting a hat-trick.
Bandar Seri Begawan: There was no joy for Brunei Darussalam despite beating Mongolia 2-1, with the Southeast Asians being edged 3-2 on aggregate in their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification tie on Tuesday.
Mongolia made history as they progressed to the next round of the Asian Qualifiers for the first time and it is a a well deserved achievement.
Dededo: Guam cruised into the next round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification after beating Bhutan 5-0 in the second leg on Tuesday, advancing 5-1 on aggregate.
Bhutan entered the tie with the advantage of having won last week's first leg 1-0, courtesy of Tshering Dorji's first half strike, but Guam signalled their intent within the first two minutes of the match at the Guam FA Field with Marlon Evans shooting wide from Ian Marino's corner kick.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia surely confirmed their place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Joint Qualification with a 7-1 win over Timor-Leste in the first leg of their preliminary round tie on Friday.
A strong showing in the first half laid the foundation for Malaysia's win, with the home team taking a 4-0 lead into the half time break at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.