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Qatar World Cup: UAE to meet Australia in Asian playoff

Australia lost their final game 1-0 to Saudi Arabia, who, along with Japan, secured the automatic qualifying spots from Group B.

• March 30, 2022
Qatar World Cup
Qatar World Cup

The United Arab Emirates UAE) can still dream of a second World Cup participation and the first since 1990.

This was after they defeated already-qualified South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the Asian playoff.

Hareb Abdullah scored the game’s only goal in Dubai in the 54th minute to ensure the UAE finished third in Group A behind South Korea and winners Iran.

The UAE will now meet Australia, the third-placed side from Group B, on June 7.

Winners of this tie will face the fifth-placed side from South America —- Colombia, Peru or Chile —- for a place at the finals in Qatar later this year.

Australia lost their final game 1-0 to Saudi Arabia, who, along with Japan, secured the automatic qualifying spots from Group B.

(dpa/NAN)

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