In Group 4 of Asian third round qualifying for South Africa 2010, a giant of the Asian game managed to snatch first place late in the day.
Qatar are through to the final round of Asian qualifying
after defeating Iraq in Dubai, while UAE advanced despite losing
3-1 to Syria.
The focus in Asia will be on the battle between four sides - Iraq, Qatar in Dubai, UAE and Syria - for two places in the next round of qualifiers.
Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Bahrain, Japan, Australia, Iran and Saudi Arabia booked a place in the next phase of qualifying for South Africa 2010.
Saudi Arabia welcomed new coach Nasser Al Jawhar with a 2-0
win away to Singapore and a ticket to the next phase of Asian
On Matchday 5 of the third round of AFC qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, several teams are on the verge of qualifying for the final round.