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Played
June 8, 2012 5:15 PM BST
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Al-Sadd Stadium) — ad-Dōha (Doha)
Referee:‬ Ali Hamad Madhad Saif Al Badwawi‎
Attendance:‬ 10730‎
 
22′ Yousef Ahmad
Keun-Ho Lee 26′
 
Tae-Hwi Kwak 55′
 
 
Keun-Ho Lee 80′

Qatar 1-4 South Korea: Taeguk Warriors come from behind to record winning start

Choi Kang-Hee's side conceded early on but responded with four goals inspired by attacker Lee Keun-Ho as they begun their final round campaign in style

By Ben Somerford

Lee Jang-Soo - South Korea
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South Korea have got off to a winning start in the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers after fighting back to triumph 4-1 away to Qatar in Doha on Friday evening.

Yusuf Ahmed put the hosts ahead midway through the first half, but the visitors hit back emphatically with Lee Keun-Ho levelling before the break.

The Taeguk Warriors would go on to clinch the points with further goals from skipper Kwak Tae-Hwi, Kim Shin-Wook and Lee, who grabbed a brace.

Qatar, playing a counterattacking brand of football, went ahead on 23 minutes when 23-year-old striker Ahmed put them ahead as he snuck an angled shot in under Korea keeper Jung Sung-Ryong.

However, the visitors were level within three minutes when the impressive Kim Bo-Kyung whipped in a cross from the left-side of the box, which Lee Keun-Ho nodded home from close range, beating Qatar keeper Qasem Burhan to the ball.

Captain Kwak Tae-Hwi put the Koreans ahead on 55 minutes with a finish from a corner and they didn't look back after his go-ahead goal.

Ulsan striker Lee tested Burhan, before substitute Kim Shin-Wook added a third on 63 minutes, neatly finishing after Lee Dong-Gook's good work.

The Taeguk Warriors added a fourth on 80 minutes when Lee Keun-Ho netted to ensure an ideal start for the visitors, while Qatar, who won in their opening fixture away to Lebanon, suffered a tough defeat.

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Qatar

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Qasem Burhan
Goalkeeper
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32
Ibrahim Majid
Defender
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Khalid Muftah
Defender
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-
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Mohammed Kasola
Defender
86′
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10
Khalfan Ibrahim
Midfielder
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15
Talal Al Bloushi
Midfielder
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7
Wesam Rizik
Midfielder
28′ 62′
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Anas Mubarak
Midfielder
73′
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23
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20
Yousef Ahmad
Striker
22′ 72′
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South Korea

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24
Joo-Ho Park
Defender
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14
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13
Bo-Kyung Kim
Midfielder
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4
Do-Heon Kim
Midfielder
81′
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13
Koo Ja-Cheol
Midfielder
54′
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4
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
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-
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Substitutes

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Baba Malick
Goalkeeper
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21
Rajeb Hamza
Goalkeeper
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-
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25
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Adel Lamy
Midfielder
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-
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Younes Ali
Midfielder
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12
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16
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18
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Substitutes

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21
Jin-Hyeon Kim
Goalkeeper
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21
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22
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8
Jung-Woo Kim
Midfielder
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7
Jae-Sung Kim
Midfielder
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Tae-Hee Nam
Midfielder
74′
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12
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10
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7
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Results
Matchday 2
Times In BST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Shinji Okazaki Shinji Okazaki
Striker
Mainz
8 0
Younis Mahmoud Younis Mahmoud
Striker
Al Ahli (Jeddah)
7 1
Javad Nekounam Javad Nekounam
Midfielder
AlKuwait SC
6 1
Chu-Young Park Chu-Young Park
Striker
Watford
6 0
Keisuke Honda Keisuke Honda
Striker
Milan
5 2