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    Australia

    3

    Qatar

    0

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    Japan

    4

    Thailand

    1

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    South Korea

    4

    Turkmenistan

    0

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    Iran

    0

    Syria

    0

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    Iraq

    1

    China

    1

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    Oman

    0

    Bahrain

    1

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    Jordan

    0

    North Korea

    1

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    UAE

    2

    Kuwait

    0

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    Lebanon

    0

    Uzbekistan

    1

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    Saudi Arabia

    2

    Singapore

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC

King Fahd International Stadium, Saudi Arabia

Referee: Mohamed Basamh | Attendance: 9000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Saudi Arabia

  • Yasser Al Qahtani 39'
  • Malek Ali Al Hawsawi 81'

2 - 0

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Saudi Arabia 2-0 Singapore: Winning start

RIYADH, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Four-time World Cup finalists

Saudi Arabia got their campaign for the 2010 showpiece off to a

positive start with a 2-0 win over Singapore on Wednesday.

Asian player of the year Yasser Al Qahtani put the Saudis

ahead in the 38th minute and Malek Al Hawsawi rounded off the

victory nine minutes before the end.

Saudi Arabia are the early Group Five pacesetters, with

Uzbekistan also on three points after beating Lebanon 1-0 in

Beirut.

Four countries from Asia will qualify for the 2010 finals in

South Africa, with the fifth-placed team entering into a playoff

with the top Oceania side for an additional berth.