Beirut: Captain Son Heung-min and forward Hwang Ui-jo have apologised for not putting their chances away after Korea Republic were held to a 0-0 draw by Lebanon in their Asian Qualifiers Group H match on Thursday.
It was the East Asians second draw, having been held 0-0 by DPR Korea in Pyongyang last month, but Son and Hwang admitted that the Taeguk Warriors should have taken full points against Lebanon.
Beirut: Korea Republic dropped points for the second successive match as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Lebanon in a closely contested FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers Group H encounter in Beirut.
Following on from their Matchday Four stalemate with DPR Korea in Pyongyang, Paulo Bento’s charges were unable to find a way past a resolute Lebanon defence and impressive host goalkeeper Mehdi Khalil, although the result has left them one point clear at the summit.
The draw, meanwhile, has lifted Lebanon to second and left them hot on the heels of their table-topping opponents who will now not be in action again until March’s home game against Turkmenistan.
Dushanbe: India had to settle for yet another draw in their Asian Qualifiers campaign, needing a goal in added time to salvage a point against Afghanistan on Thursday, leaving head coach Igor Stimac to rue his side's lack of luck.
The South Asians looked to be heading for their second defeat in four Group E matches as the match entered into added time, only for Seiminlen Doungel to draw them level almost at the end.
Afghanistan had taken the lead through Zelfagar Nazary in first half stoppage time.
Search on for Lippi's successor as China PR head coach
Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese Football Association (CFA) will begin the search for a new head coach after accepting the resignation of Marcello Lippi following his side’s 2-1 loss against Syria in the Asian Qualifiers on Thursday.
Lippi announced his intention to stand down from the role during the post-match press conference after Zhang Linpeng’s 76th minute own goal handed Syria a fourth win in a row to leave China PR’s hopes of advancing to the next round in jeopardy.