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Saudi Arabia beats Lebanon 2-1 to near advancing in World Cup qualifying

Saudi Arabia beats Lebanon 2-1 to near advancing in World Cup qualifying

Redha Tukar scored twice and Saudi Arabia beat Lebanon 2-1 on Saturday to put it on the brink of advancing in Asian World Cup qualifying.
The victory left Saudi Arabia with nine points, second in Group 4 six points ahead of third-placed Singapore. Saudi Arabia travels to Sinapore on June 14 and will need only a draw to assure itself of advancing.
Tukar put the Saudis ahead in the 46th minute and doubled the lead on the 60th minute off a pass from Mohammad al-Shlhoub.
Lebanon's Mohammad Ghaddar scored in stoppage time after he stole ball from Tukar in the penalty area.
The game was moved to the Saudi capital because of security concerns in Lebanon.
The top two teams advance to the fourth and final round of Asian qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.


Updated : 2021-02-27 02:56 GMT+08:00