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Two countries ensured themselves to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Japan and Saudi Arabia successfully secured slots from Asia to play in Qatar later.
As is well known, the 2022 World Cup qualification for the Asian zone has reached its end. In this international break, the last two matches of the third round have been held.
For information, there are only two automatic slots to qualify for the 2022 World Cup from Asia. Because in Group A, Iran and South Korea have locked tickets to Qatar after their points cannot be overtaken by other teams.
Now in group B which is still fun. Because three teams namely Japan, Saudi Arabia and Australia can still get automatic tickets to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
In this ninth match, Japan faced Australia. In that match, The Samurai Blues managed to win with a score of 2-0.
As a result, their points can no longer be pursued by Australia, which is ranked third. So they secured one ticket to Qatar.
Japan's victory over Australia is a blessing in itself for Saudi Arabia. Because they are currently in second place with 19 points while Australia has 15 points. However, Saudi Arabia still has two matches remaining, while Australia has one game remaining. As a result, Australia could not overtake Saudi Arabia's points. So Saudi Arabia also qualified for Qatar 2022 before playing against China tonight
Hope for Australia
Australia itself still has hope of playing in the 2022 World Cup. Because they have locked in the 3rd position in Group B.
Later they will face the third-placed group A to fight for the playoff tickets. Later they will face CONMEBOL representatives in the Playoffs.