Ashgabat: Korea Republic’s Asian Qualifiers campaign got off to a winning start as the East Asians defeated Turkmenistan 2-0 in their Group H tie for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 at the Köpetdag Stadium on Tuesday.
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Kuala Lumpur: Ali Mabkhout struck twice as the United Arab Emirates came from behind to defeat Malaysia 2-1 in their Asian Qualifiers Group G tie for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Tuesday.
Coach Bert van Marwijk was given a reality check on his competitive debut in the UAE dugout as Malaysia took the lead inside the first minute, sending the huge crowd at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium into raptures.
Matthew Davies advanced down the right flank and supplied a pinpoint cross for Syafiq Ahmad who rose high in the space between the Emirati centre-halves and guided a towering header into the back of Khaled Eisa's net.
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.