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Team Melli could only manage a point in Doha, while there were surprise home wins for Lebanon over Srecko Katanec's UAE and Thailand who toppled Paul Le Guen's Oman

Tuesday represented the second matchday of the third round of 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in the Asian Football Confederation.

There was a full fixture of 10 matches in the five groups, with some shock results coming in Beirut and Bangkok, while China went down to Jordan and 2007 Asian Cup champions Iraq claimed the points in Singapore.

GROUP A | Singapore 0-2 Iraq
Singapore failed to surprise 2007 Asian Cup champions Iraq and subsequently their hopes of progressing to the fourth round took a major hit after a second successive defeat. Iraq started the better in Singapore, with Nashat Akram running the show, but the game was goalless at the break.

Brazil legend Zico's half-time chat clearly had an effect on Iraq, who went ahead six minutes into the second stanza when Basem Abbas' long ball found Akram who flicked it on for Alaa Abdul-Zahra to header home. Singapore tried to respond, but Iraq got a bizarre second on 86 minutes, when a hopeful punt forward bounced off Younis Mahmoud's foot and over Lions keeper Lionel Lewis. Unfortunately, the game ended with an ugly row between both teams' players and officials.
GROUP A | Jordan 2-1 China PR
Asian Cup quarter-finalists Jordan have made it two wins from two matches in Group A after a hard-fought victory over China in Amman. All the goals came in a mad seven-minute period not long after the interval.

Baha'a Abdulrahman opened the scoring on 49 minutes before Amer Deeb made it two for Jordan barely six minutes later. Jose Antonio Camacho's China responded a minute later thanks to Hao Junmin's calm finish inside the box but it ended 2-1.
GROUP B | Lebanon 3-1 UAE

UAE coach Srecko Katanec's job is hanging by a thread after his team were beaten 3-1 by lowly Lebanon, who had gone down 6-0 to South Korea on Friday.

Katanec's side had gone ahead on 15 minutes when Mahmoud Al Hammadi converted Subait Khatar's cross and the goalscorer went close to doubling UAE's lead two minutes later, forcing a good save. 

Lebanon's star Roda Antar sent out a warning when he hit the post, before Mohammad Ghaddar won and converted a spotkick to level on 37 minutes. The Cedars pushed on in the second-half, with Akram Moghrabi tapping into an empty net on 52 minutes, before Antar sealed the win late on with a header against a UAE side in disarray.

GROUP C | North Korea 1-0 Tajikistan
Chollima striker Jong Tae-Se said prior to the game his side had to score many goals against Tajikistan, but they failed to do that, although they did enough to get the three points in Pyongyang.

Midfielder Pak Nam-Chol scored the game's only goal after 10 minutes to clinch the victory, which leaves Tajikistan bottom of the group after successive 1-0 defeats.
GROUP D | Thailand 3-0 Oman
Teerasil Dangda again showed his class as a key player for Thailand - after scoring against Australia on Friday. This time Dangda was instrumental in the stunning 3-0 victory over Oman, scoring one goal and providing one assist. Thailand coach Winfried Schafer fulfilled his promise to play attacking football and it paid off.

Sompeng Soleb opened the scoring after 35 minutes with a cool finish after Dangda's clever flick. Six minutes later Dangda doubled their advantage clipping the ball past Ali Al Habsi after Datsakorn Thonglao's well-weighted pass. Oman tried to come into the game in the second half but Thailand thwarted them before substitute Chatree Chimtalay's stoppage-time header rebounded off Rashid Al Farshi for a late own goal.
GROUP E | Indonesia 0-2 Bahrain
Indonesia performed poorly in this match, as they slumped to their second defeat in Group E, in a game which had to be halted after 80 minutes due to rowdy fans igniting firecrackers and flares inside the stadium. Eventually play resumed but the mood of the locals in Jakarta didn't improve.

Bahrain had gone ahead on the stroke of half-time after Sayed Dhiya twisted past two Indonesian defenders before finishing with aplomb. Merah Putih huffed and puffed but couldn't create a way through and the West Asians doubled their advantage on 72 minutes through the unmarked Ismail Abdul-Latif who outjumped Indonesia keeper Markus Haris Maulana.
GROUP E | Qatar 1-1 Iran
Carlos Queiroz's Iran had to settle for a draw at the air-conditioned Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha against Qatar.

Team Melli had gone ahead through Hadi Aghily's thumping header from a set-piece on 47 minutes, but Qatar levelled only three minutes later courtesy of Mohammed Al Sayed's strike. Iran are top of the group, while Qatar are third with two points.

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