UAE national team nearly lost to Thailand 1:1. With the same score ended the match between Iraq and Japan.
Thailand — United Arab Emirates 1:1
On 69 minutes, Mongkol Tosaka (Muang Thong United) opened the scoring 1:0.
Guests, who coached the silver medalist of the 1990 world Cup Edgardo Bauza, equalized in the third minute of stoppage time. The goal was scored by Ali Ahmed Mabhouh (al-Jazeera).
Wards Busy still retain a chance (probably purely theoretical) to catch up with team Australia or Saudi Arabia and to compete for a ticket to Russia.
Iraq — Japan 1:1
The Japanese lead in their qualifying group and secured a place not below the third.
Syria — China 2:2
The Syrians in the two rounds before the end of the qualifying tournament behind Uzbeks (the third place granting the right to participate in the playoffs) on a 3-pointer from the Koreans — 4.
A draw did not suit the opponents — the Chinese actually lost a chance to take third place — behind Uzbeks is 6 points.
The Syrians, otherwiese in the 3rd minute of injury time, could substantially reduce the backlog in case of victory.
Qatar — South Korea 3:2