World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Qatar defeats South Korea 3-2

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

DOHA, Jun. 13, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Qatar defeated South Korea by a score of 3-2 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.

Al-Haidos scored dual goals

Qatar dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Al-Haidos in the 25th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Qataris further widened their lead in the second period by scoring twice (Afif '51 and Al-Haidos '75).

The result put the Koreans second in Group A with 13 points. Qatar is 5th with 7 points. In their next game, South Korea will meet group leaders Iran at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on August 31, while Qatar will face Syria.

Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group A

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Overview

Qatar at the World Cup

  • Never qualified
  • 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1978)

South Korea at the World Cup

  • 9 appearances (first in 1954)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1954)
  • Statistics: Fourth Place (2002)
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Qatar
3:2
South Korea
3:2 (1:0)
  • 13 June 2017
  • 22:00
  • Doha

Third Round Group A

TeamPts
Iran20
South Korea13
Uzbekistan12
Syria9
Qatar7
China6

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