• FT

    Australia

    2

    Bahrain

    0

  • FT

    Japan

    1

    Qatar

    1

  • FT

    South Korea

    0

    Saudi Arabia

    0

  • FT

    Iran

    1

    UAE

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC

Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan

Referee: Mohd Salleh | Attendance: 60256

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Japan

  • Ahmed Al-Fariz 2' OG

1 - 1

FT

Qatar

  • Ali Afif 53' PEN

Japan 1-1 Qatar: Dream over for Qatar

Japan ended Qatar's faint hopes of a place at the 2010 World Cup with a 1-1 home draw in an Asian 2010 qualifier on Wednesday.

The Japanese had already booked a spot in the South Africa

tournament by beating Uzbekistan 1-0 in Tashkent last weekend.

They went ahead after just three minutes in Yokohama

courtesy of an own goal from Ahmed Ali Albinali but Qatar

equalised through an Ali Yahya penalty in the 53rd minute.

The visitors needed to win to keep alive their hopes of

qualifying for the World Cup via a playoff spot.

South Korea and Australia have also qualified with one

automatic spot remaining for Asian sides.

Japan play Australia in Melbourne in their final Group One

fixture on June 17.

Scoring Summary

  • Japan
  • Qatar
Ahmed Al-Fariz (og 2')
(pen 53') Ali Afif

Match Stats

  • Japan
  • Qatar
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Japan
  • Qatar
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Hamed Shami (47')