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.
Dushanbe: Farshad Noor's first half strike proved to be enough for Afghanistan to claim a 1-0 win over Bangladesh in Group E of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Tuesday.
The win was a perfect response from an Afghanistan side that had lost 6-0 to Qatar on Matchday One.
Anoush Dastgir’s side kept Bangladesh pressed in defence and took the lead in the 27th minute with Omid Popalzay sending a cross into the box which Noor headed home to break the deadlock.
Male: China PR made a winning start in Group A of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, outclassing the Maldives to claim a 5-0 victory at the National Stadium on Tuesday.
Brazilian-born Elkeson became the first player without Chinese ancestry to ever play for the national team, and capped his debut with two late goals, as China PR made light work of the hosts to ease to a comprehensive win.
Wu Xi, Wu Lei and Yang Xu also scored for the East Asians, who lead the way in Group A on goal difference as one of four teams on 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.