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Asia's big three all win comfortably in World Cup qualifiers

Japan, Australia and South Korea stroll to victory Asia qualifiers for 2018 World Cup

Asia's big three all win comfortably in World Cup qualifiers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japan, Australia, and South Korea enjoyed comfortable wins in Asia qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.

European-based Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida scored Japan's second and third goals in a 3-0 win in Singapore to put them on top of Group E, above Syria.

Son Heung-min came off the bench to provide two assists as South Korea took apart Myanmar 4-0.

Australia bounced back from October's loss in Jordan to defeat Kyrgyzstan 3-0 in Canberra, and move within a point of Jordan.

Only the eight group winners are certain to progress to the final round of qualification. The four best runners-up also advance.


Updated : 2021-09-17 13:05 GMT+08:00