Hamburg winger Son Heungmin prodded home an injury-time winner as Korea Republic edged Qatar 2-1 to give their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualification hopes a major boost.
FIFA.com spoke with Brazilian coach Paulo Autuori, who believes his entirely domestic-based Qatar side have what it takes to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup™ finals in his home country.
Asia's concluding Round Three matchday sees eight nations hunting four remaining berths with continental elite Korea Republic still not safe as outsiders such as Lebanon, Thailand and Oman seek breakthrough success.
Qatar midfielder Ibrahim Khalfan speaks to FIFA.com about his side's bid to reach the fourth round of Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, and the inspirational effect of Al Sadd's showing at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Despite being dominated by Esperance for much of the match, Al-Sadd secured a hard-fought 2-1 win that guarantees a mouth-watering semi-final meeting with Barcelona.
Qatar's Al Sadd have endured a long road to the AFC Champions League final and, after a 22-year-long wait, they face Korea Republic's Jeonbuk Motors in Saturday's title decider seeking to again be crowned continental kings.