2014 World Cup Qualifying - Asia

Ref grabs headlines in clash of titans

June 13, 2012
By John Duerden
(Archive)
It wasn't the shimmering Keisuke Honda, the rejuvenated Tim Cahill, the under-rated Mehdi Rahmati or the cool Kim Bo-Kyoung who grabbed the headlines on Tuesday night in Asia - it was the referee Khalil Al Ghamdi.

Saudi Arabia may not have made the final stage of qualification in Asia for the first time in over 30 years, but on matchday three the nation provided the star of the show in Brisbane as Australia and Japan played out a 1-1 draw in a game that would have graced the ongoing European ...

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