Australia played their first match in 567 days and scored a goal in the 55th second to beat Kuwait 3-0 in the World Cup Qualifier. Australia played their first match in the World Cup Asian qualifier 19 months after the corona virus epidemic and Matthew Leckie scored the team’s first goal a minute ago.
Jackson Irvine scored the second goal for Australia, while Edgin Hurst scored the third goal in the 66th minute. It is Australia’s fifth win in five matches and they are five points ahead of Kuwait and Jordan in Group B. Three more games left. In other matches of the second round, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Malaysia in Group G by 4–0. Ali Mabkhot scored two goals in his favor. He has scored 73 goals for his country so far. Mabkhot finished second among active footballers, ahead of Argentina’s Lionel Messi (71). Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with 103 goals.
The match between Thailand and Indonesia ended 2-2. It ranks second in the UAE group after Vietnam. Iran, who lost their last two matches in Group C, beat Hong Kong 3-1, while Bahrain defeated Cambodia 8-0. In Group D, the Palestinian team defeated Singapore 4-0.
Argentina won a 1-1 draw against Chile in the World Cup qualifiers
Argentina and Chile won their first World Cup football qualifier 1-1 in November last year. Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the area, the match was played in an empty stadium with no spectators. With this result, the Argentine side led by Lionel Messi in the South American qualifier is second behind Brazil. Brazil will play its match against Ecuador on Friday. Messi gave Argentina the lead in the 24th minute with a penalty goal. It was Messi’s 72nd goal for his national team. Alexis Sanchez equalized for Chile in the 35th minute. On Thursday, another match between Uruguay and Paraguay ended in a goalless equalizer, with Bolivia defeating Venezuela 3-1. It ranks seventh in the 10-team round-robin match. The top four teams will get direct entry into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the fifth team playing in the continental playoffs. Argentina will next face Colombia and Chile will face Bolivia.