WCQ Review: Thursday goalfests as UAE rout Malaysia, Kuwait thump Myanmar

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There were a total of 76 goals scored between 15 teams in the and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers’ match round on Thursday.

had a night they want to forget after suffering a humiliation 10-0 defeat to , which handed them a record of biggest defeat in history, overtaking the previous heaviest defeat of 8-2 to New Zealand in 1967.

also set their worst defeat in an international match in this qualifying campaign when they were thumped 9-0 by at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Qatar.

Another loss for South-East Asian representatives in the early day, Son Heung-min claimed a confidence boosting hat-trick as South Korea walloped lowly Laos 8-0 while Cambodia gave a hard-fought battle in their 3-0 defeat to Japan.

Qatar romped to a 15-0 win over Bhutan in their first home game. On the other side of continent, Australia made short work of minnows Bangladesh as they cruised to a 5-0 win in Perth.

Full results of Thursday’s WCQ

Group A
United Arab Emirates 10-0 Malaysia
Saudi Arabia 7-0 Timor-Leste

Group B
Australia 5-0 Bangladesh
Jordan 0-0 Kyrgyzstan

Group C
China 0-0 Hong Kong
Qatar 15-0 Bhutan

Group D
Iran 6-0 Guam
Oman 3-1 Turkmenistan

Group E
Japan 3-0 Cambodia
Syria 1-0 Singapore

Group F
Iraq 5-1 Chinese Taipei

Group G
South Korea 8-0 Laos
Kuwait 9-0 Myanmar

Group H
Uzbekistan 1-0 Yemen
Bahrain 0-1 North Korea