Group B: Japan beat Australia to reach Qatar 2022™
Sydney: Japan secured their place in a seventh successive FIFA World Cup™ emerging from a crucial AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar™ clash against Australia with a 2-0 win on Thursday.
A pair of late goals from substitute Kaoru Mitoma finally rewarded Japan on a night where they peppered the Australian goal, leaving the Socceroos in a precarious position in their own bid to reach Qatar 2022.
The result means Graham Arnold’s side will enter the playoffs in June, with wins required over the third placed side in Group A, as well as the fifth placed South American side, if they are to qualify.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ - The Qualifiers So Far
Kuala Lumpur: With 15 of the 32 berths at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ now filled, more than half of the tickets for November’s Finals still remain unclaimed with less than six months remaining until kick-off.
That, though, will all change by the end of March with another 14 spots set to be filled in a qualifying frenzy as the countdown to the Finals intensifies.