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S Korea, Japan win Asian qualifiers

sports Updated: Oct 11, 2011 22:56 IST

Arsenal striker Park Chu-young scored his seventh goal in four games for South Korea as the hosts defeated the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on Tuesday in an Asian Group B qualifier for the 2014 World Cup.

The Koreans have seven points from three games, while the UAE has lost three straight.

Japan's Thumping win
Osaka: Asian champions Japan roared back to form with an 8-0 thrashing of Tajikistan in World Cup qualifying Tuesday as they eased frustrations after a run of poor results. Four goals in each half from the Blue Samurai put the hapless Tajiks to the sword and boosted coach Alberto Zaccheroni's of early progression to Asia's final qualifying stage.

Aussies triumph
Sydney: Midfielder Brett Holman scored in the eighth minute to set Australia on the way to a 3-0 win over underdogs Oman that leaves the Socceroos in a strong position to advance to the fourth round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.