Coach Van Marwijk qualifies with Saudi Arabia for world cup

Coach Van Marwijk qualifies with Saudi Arabia for world cup

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Bert van Marwijk can prepare for his second world cup as head coach. The Dutchman placed Tuesday with Saudi Arabia for the global title by winning against Japan. Also South Korea is the upcoming summer in Russia.

Saudi Arabia won thanks to a goal from substitute player Fahad Al Muwallad in the King Abdullah Sports City Jeddah 1-0 of Japan and forced to that way of direct placement for the world cup.

In pool B of the Asian kwalificatiezone crowned the Japanese were in an earlier stage to group winners. The Saudi Arabia of Van Marwijk was fighting with Australia for the coveted second spot, which also gave a right to direct placement.

The ‘Socceroos’ won earlier on Tuesday with a 2-1 Thailand and explained to the press as to the saudis, but the team of Van Marwijk turned against that file, and started to charge at home handsome with Japan. For the Australians rest, therefore, a play-off against Syria.

Saudi Arabia was the eighth country that has a ticket to Russia book. Previously insured persons, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea and the host country from participating.

Van Marwijk, who is assisted by his assistants Mark van Bommel and Adrie Koster, was as a coach, one time previously to a world cup. In 2010 he reached out with the Dutch national team to the finals in South Africa, where after the extension was lost to Spain.

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South Korea

South Korea placed itself earlier on Tuesday as the seventh country for the world cup next summer. Competitor Uzbekistan was in a mutual duel at 0-0 was held in Tashkent.

Last week was the South Korean team coach Tae-Yong Shin was the first chance for qualification is not seized by a doelpuntloze a draw (0-0) against the already placed Iran in Seoul.

In and against Uzbekistan remained the number four of the world cup of 2002 Tuesday ninety minutes on the leg against the voetbaldwerg. Thanks to that point ended in South Korea with fifteen points as second in the group, with two points more than number three, Syria.


Syria picked up in the final stage, a point in Iran (2-2), therefore, at the last minute about Uzbekistan back in the booth and as number three in the qualifying group to participate in the play-offs for a world cup ticket.

Tamer Haj Mohamad had the war-torn country ahead, but that was offset by two goals from Sardar Azmoun. In the 93rd minute gave Omar Al Soma is still for Syrian joy in Tehran.

Syria must be in the play-offs so record against Australia. The winner of that encounter will play against number four from the North and Central American world CHAMPIONSHIP kwalificatiepoule.

China closed the kwalificatiereeks with a 1-2 victory in Qatar, but that was not enough for the third place. Xiao Zhi and Wu Lei scored in Doha, the goal of the wealthy oliestaatje came in the name of Akram Afif.

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