Iran and Saudi consolidate on road to Qatar, Japan back in qualifying spots

November 17 – Iran and Saudi Arabia cemented their positions at the top of their Qatar 2022 final qualifying groups with four games left in qualifying.

Iran beat Syria away from home with three unanswered goals to maintain a two point lead over second placed South Korea, but more importantly a 10 point lead over third place UAE.

The top two teams in each group qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 with third placed teams going into the inter-continental play-offs.

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