Asian Qualifiers - Group F: Japan cruise past Kyrgyz Republic to finish with perfect record
Osaka: A first-half hat-trick from Ado Onaiwu helped Group F winners Japan advance to the final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with a perfect record after a 5-1 win over Kygyrz Republic on Tuesday at Panasonic Stadium Suita.
With Tajikistan defeating bottom side Myanmar 4-0 in the group’s other tie to leapfrog their regional rivals into second, Kyrgyz Republic finished in third in the standings, with Mongolia taking fourth spot.
Asian Qualifiers - Group F: Win over Myanmar not enough for Tajikistan
Osaka: Tajikistan fell short of advancing to the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers and directly to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 despite a 4-0 win over Myanmar on Tuesday which saw them finish second in Group F of the Asian Qualifiers.
Needing to better Kyrgyz Republic’s result against group winners Japan to leapfrog their Central Asian neighbours into the runners-up position, the Tajiks opened the scoring just after the half hour through Komron Tursunov, before goals from Manuchehr Dzhalilov, Sheriddin Boboev and Shahrom Samiev completed a comprehensive victory after the interval.
With Kyrgyz Republic also losing 5-1, Tajikistan confirmed second position but results elsewhere on Tuesday meant they failed to advance. Myanmar, meanwhile, finished bottom but made it to the final round of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers.
Asian Qualifiers - Group D Preview: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan set for thriller; Yemen eye late charge against Palestine
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan go head to head for the top spot in Group D of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, while Palestine face Yemen with an eye on third place in the group.
Unbeaten Saudi Arabia can top the group with a draw on Tuesday, while Uzbekistan must avenge their defeat in the reverse fixture if they are to overtake their hosts on the final day of Group D.
Meanwhile, Yemen have an opportunity to leapfrog both Singapore and Palestine into third place should they defeat the latter at King Fahd International Stadium in the second Group D fixture.
Asian Qualifiers - Group E Preview: Oman in no mood for slip-up against Bangladesh; India, Afghanistan vie for third
Doha: Despite having secured second place in Group E, Oman will target a win against Bangladesh in their final Asian Qualifiers second round tie against Bangladesh on Tuesday while India and Afghanistan will square off for third place.
While Qatar may have confirmed themselves as the Group E winners, Oman are well placed to advance to the final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and adding another three points to their current haul of 15 surely enough to take them through.
India, meanwhile, only need to avoid defeat to confirm third spot with the South Asian side on six points, one ahead of Afghanistan.
Asian Qualifiers – Group F Preview: Japan seek perfect end; Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic in bid for second place, Myanmar look to end on a high
Osaka: The battle for second place in Group F of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 will reach its climax on Tuesday when hosts Japan take on Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan face bottom side Myanmar.
While Japan are out of sight as group winners, there is still plenty to play for elsewhere. Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic still have hopes of advancing to the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers while a point for Myanmar could see the Southeast Asians progress to the final round of AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying.
Asian Qualifiers - Group G Preview: UAE, Vietnam in tussle for top spot; stakes high for Thailand, Malaysia
Dubai: Group G of the Asian Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 is set for a thrilling final showdown with group leaders Vietnam facing their nearest chasers the UAE while third-placed Thailand play fourth-placed Malaysia on Tuesday.
With just two points separating the sides going into the final matchday, it will practically be play-off game between Vietnam and the UAE with the winners going into the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
Less than four miles away at Al Maktoum Stadium, neighbours Thailand and Malaysia lock horns at the same time, and with their tallies level at nine points, the winning side will secure third place in the group.