Hong Kong: Sardar Azmoun and Karim Ansarifard scored a goal apiece as the Islamic Republic of Iran made a winning start to their Asian Qualifiers campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 with a 2-0 win over a resolute Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Azmoun gave Marc Wilmots’ side the lead in the 23rd minute and Ansarifard put the result beyond doubt for the Iranians nine minutes into the second half as the West Asians started life in Group C with all three points.
Phnom Penh: Kamil Al-Aswad’s 77th minute strike secured Bahrain a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cambodia in Group C of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 at the National Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.
Cambodia and Bahrain were chasing their first win of their qualifying campaign, having settled for 1-1 draws against Hong Kong and Iraq respectively on Matchday One.
Singapore City: Singapore clinched all three points with a 2-1 win over Palestine in Group A of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday.
Singapore had opened their campaign with a 2-2 draw with Yemen while Palestine had defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 and went into the tie against the Southeast Asians as slight favourites.
Ulaanbaatar: Davronjob Ergashev’s diving header nine minutes from time secured back-to-back wins in FIFA World Cup qualifying for Tajikistan on Tuesday as Usman Tashev’s side picked up a hard-earned 1-0 win over Mongolia.
Iskandar Dzhalilov’s sending off five minutes from time ensured a nervous finish for the Central Asian side, who sealed their second win in Group F having defeated Kyrgyz Republic in Dushanbe last Thursday.
The win means Tajikistan will sit on top of the group going into Matchday Three in October no matter what happens in the meeting between Myanmar and Japan later on Tuesday.