Japan will position itself for world cup 2018, South Korea has not yet
Japan has set itself on Thursday with a 2-0 victory in Australia ensured of participating in the world cup 2018 in Russia. South Korea failed to qualify for the final tournament, but on Tuesday a second chance.
In addition to Japan are also the host country Russia, Brazil and Iran are already assured of participation in the tournament next summer.
Takuma Asana (41st minute) and Yuske Ideguchi (83rd) made in Saitama the goals for the team of coach Vahid Halilhodzic in the duel with Australia.
Japan should prepare themselves for his sixth world CHAMPIONSHIP participation. Since 1998, the country is continuously of the party. In 2002 and in 2010 booked Japan a spot in the second round, his best performance.
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The victory of Japan is good news for Bert van Marwijk, the coach of Saudi Arabia. His team lost on Tuesday in group B of the Asian kwalificatiezone 2-1 to the United Arab Emirates, but thanks to the defeat of Australia on the second paats.
Next Tuesday is Saudi Arabia in Jeddah compared to Japan in the last poulewedstrijd. Australia, that’s the same amount of points as the Arabs, then plays at home against hekkensluiter Thailand. The number two of the group will position itself directly for the world cup, the number three in the group is designated on the play-offs.
In group A of the Asian kwalificatiezone managed to hit South Korea in order to qualify for the world cup. A thuiszege to group winners Iran had enough, but it remained in Seoul 0-0. Iran is therefore 1063 minutes without still in strong position in the world cup qualification.
Iran played from the 53rd minute with ten men after red for Saeid Ezzatollahi. Reza Ghoochannejhad (sc Heerenveen) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ) had a rise to the Iranians.
South Korea runs off in Uzbekistan, because the number three in the group lost with 1-0 in China. With one more duel to play the Koreans two points clear of the Uzbeks. Both countries play Tuesday in Tashkent against each other.
For a tie or a victory for Uzbekistan would be Syria, the second place – and with it qualification for the world cup can claim. The war-torn country was last Thursday, 3-1 too strong for Qatar, and comes in on points with Uzbekistan. Syria close the pool on Tuesday with an away game against Iran.