Amman: Head coach Vital Borkelmans couldn't believe Jordan's luck as they settled for a point against Kuwait in their Asian Qualifiers Group B tie on Thursday.
Borkelmans said Jordan totally dominated the match and did everything possible to find the elusive goal, with the goalless draw at the Amman International Stadium following their 2-1 over Chinese Taipei last month.
Krestinin pleased with Kyrgyz Republic’s magnificent seven
Bishkek: Kyrgyz Republic head coach Alexander Krestinin expressed satisfaction, albeit measured, after his side had pundits searching for the record books with a blistering 7-0 Asian Qualifiers Group F win over Myanmar on Thursday.
The Akshumkar were irresistible against the Southeast Asians, registering their biggest ever win as a national team as veteran midfielder Edgar Bernhardt bagged the first hat-trick of his career.
The result was much needed, putting their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying campaign back on an even keel after last month’s 1-0 defeat to Tajikistan in Dushanbe, and their boss praised his charges for an excellent night’s work.
Guangzhou: Marcello Lippi is keeping his sights trained on a place in the next round of the Asian Qualifiers after seeing his side notch up a second straight win on Thursday with a 7-0 victory over Guam at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou.
Yang Xu scored four and there were also goals from Wu Lei, Wu Xi and Elkeson as China PR followed up their 5-0 win over the Maldives last month by claiming another comfortable three points on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
China now lead Group A alongside Syria with six points out of a possible six and next face the Philippines in Bacolod on Tuesday.
Saitama: Yuto Nagatomo revelled in scoring his first goal in a decade as Japan strolled to a 6-0 win over Mongolia on Thursday to establish themselves at the summit of Group F of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
The Galatasaray full-back netted his side’s third goal in a comfortable win over their East Asian rivals after Takumi Minamino had given Hajime Moriyasu’s side the lead and Maya Yoshida doubled the home team’s advantage.