Hong Kong lovers became their backs to the Chinese language nationwide anthem as soon as once more however supported their workforce and had been rewarded with a primary win in Asian qualifying, 2-0, over Cambodia, on Tuesday.
Earlier than the fit, house lovers jeered and became their backs to the pitch because the Chinese language nationwide anthem performed. FIFA fined the Hong Kong Soccer Affiliation 15,000 Swiss francs (13,700 euros or HK$117,944) following a identical incident prior to the September 10 fit towards Iran.
On Tuesday, James Ha put the hosts forward with a close-range half-volley within the 21st minute.
Cambodia, beneath force for lots of the fit, had been lowered to 10 males within the 78th minute when Soeuy Visal was once despatched off after flicking the ball out of the goalkeeper’s palms to gather a 2nd yellow card.
In spite of the disparity in numbers, the hard-working Roberto Affonso Junior was once nonetheless surrounded by way of 4 Cambodian defenders when he spun at the fringe of the field 5 mins later and curled the ball into the web.
Hong Kong have 5 issues in Staff C, whilst Cambodia stayed backside with one.
Iraq, taking part in towards Bahrain on the impartial venue of the Amman Global Stadium in Jordan, remained on best of Staff C with 11 issues in spite of being held to a goalless draw.
Throughout the city, on the King Abdullah II Global Stadium, Jordan secured the largest win of the day once they beat Chinese language Taipei, 5-0. Jordan moved degree with Kuwait in Staff B at 10 issues, two in the back of leaders Australia who’ve performed one fewer fit.
Qatar, the 2022 International Cup hosts, secured their 3rd successive win in Staff E with a 1-Zero away conquer a fighting Afghanistan. The all-important purpose on the impartial venue in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, was once scored by way of ahead Akram Afif when he transformed a penalty within the 76th minute.
Additionally in Staff E, Oman beat India, 1-0, with a purpose by way of Mohsin Al Ghassani within the 33rd minute. Oman have 12 issues from 5 fits, one in the back of the Qatar. India, who wanted a win to stay their hopes alive, are fourth in the back of Afghanistan with 3 issues from 3 attracts in 5 fits.
In Staff G in Kuala Lumpur, Safawi Rasid introduced pleasure to hosts Malaysia with objectives on each side of the ruin. The two-Zero win, in entrance of 80,000 lovers, moved the hosts to 2nd position within the team with 3 wins and 9 issues.
Vietnam, who lead the crowd with 11 issues, had been held to a goalless draw by way of Thailand in Hanoi.
The following spherical of fits is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, subsequent 12 months.